Vintage Life

`But they were in the well,’ Alice said to the Dormouse, not choosing to notice this last remark.
`Of course they were’, said the Dormouse; `–well in.’
This answer so confused poor Alice, that she let the Dormouse go on for some time without interrupting it.

Vintage Wardrobe Gallery

For years my ex told me I ‘dress like a granny…’ I know how my Grannies dressed so at the start I didn’t take it as it was intended, an insult. Then it stopped being a joking comment but turned into him saying he was embarrassed to be seen with him. I guess adding in me doing some crochet on my lap and it really added to the ‘Granny look.’

Someone knocking you down for being YOU, don’t let them pull you down, KNOWN IT. When he walked out in 2018 I brought more, now not just wearing much loved hand-me-downs from family, but buying more ‘new’ vintage items. I made a pack with my self as much as possible every day I would dress like me. I started to use the hashtag ‘GrannyStyle’ “LikeAGranny’ etc, I started to OWN my style. He may have made me feel like dirt every time I would put on make-up or pull out a dress which was owned by my Great Grandmother but now I made a extra point of telling everyone who commented on something they liked where it came from! Thanks, this was my Nana’s, or thanks I found this for a few pounds on eBay. A huge part of the abuse I had to live with was how I dressed and what I did for a living. In fact the only reason he gave for leaving was ‘I hate how you dress.’ My happiness wearing something passed down from family or a cheap find in a charity shop made him angry. Well no more! Now I do silly poses on twitter and instagram showing off my family’s wardrobe or my latest find!

I will be doing some videos and blogs to help you find your style and some tips on shopping for that vintage item!

BE YOU!

Am really filling my wardrobe on a budget, by buying at Kilo events, dresses work out at a few pounds each!
Add a new (it was second hand) denim jacket and cute vintage scarf to a fav dress for a new look!
Little black 1960’s dress perfect for Goodwood Kennels and testing out my new camera.
Dark green wool vintage 1960’s dress, perfect for colder days, though I picked a day which turned a lot warmer, hence pulling up my skirt while waiting on the school run!
Where did the summer go? Loving this new bright vintage dress. Been working hard on getting my guns back after dropping the caravan on me!
1960’s Little Black dress, with second hand Irregular Choice shoes, vintage coat and my Nana’s scarf.
1980’s Dress, cheap Primark shoes and vintage hand bag from PreLovedKilo
1980’s Winter dress vs messy work wear.
Great Grandmother Win’s silk ballgown with secondhand Irregular Choice shoes
1940’s dress and petticoats from the family’s collection.
1980’s Dress
1980’s dress with 1960’s hand made belt.
1960’s Cocktail dress from the family collection, with vintage handbag from PreLovedKilo

It was all very well to say “Drink me,” but the wise little Alice was not going to do that in a hurry. “No, I’ll look first,” she said, “and see whether it’s marked ‘poison’ or not.” 

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