An interview for ‘My Vintage Brighton’ & a Brighton Bloggers Meetup

A few weeks ago at our ‘Vintage, Lifestyle & Fashion Bloggers Meetup’ which Sadie, mat & I hosted at Cotton Tail Club  I met the lovely Jo from, a great place for all things to do & be involved in around our lovely seaside town for those of the vintage persuation. It feels very nice to be in such good company with fellow Brighton Bloggers such as Brighton Belle & Yours Truely already interviewed for the feature.

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A New Favourite

I bought this striped Candy Cane ruffles top from Beyond Retro a few months ago & could see the potential in it. I did however tuck it away inside my chest of draws for a while before deciding how I would wear it. I didn’t try it on in the shop but luckily it fits perfectly! I don’t often do that with vintage clothes as it’s usually too much of a risk. The top was under £15 so I took the chance…

I thought I would share a few snaps of how I have worn it…

The ruffles are quite large & sleeves puffy but I love the 1930s feel to it. I am more of a 1940s dame but I might try & encorperate some 1930s style this A/W

second stripeI did feel a bit like Ginger Rogers in Follow the Fleet – Do you know what I mean?

Still from ”Follow the Fleet” with Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire from 1936

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Some Ladies showing off their legwear!

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Ginger again with a great sweater!

Preisser Sisters DancingI am also loving the neck tie & jumper combination…you may see me trying that out soon too!

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Close Up of those ruffles!

stripe2The top, is of course, probably 1980s but the material is a nice cotton so it doesn’t look too new.

My swing trousers are custom made by Allure Originals from a lovely lady in New York. The last time I wore them was for the What Katie Did A/W Preview back in March. So I need to get them out again this winter!

Brogues (that you can’t really see under my hugh trouser legs) are from Office. They took a while to break in but are very comfy now. Again, shoes I will wear this Winter (I feel like I am encouraging the turning of the leaves!!)

Beret VintageMy hair is something I will have to work on if I want a more authentic 30s look. As you will know I usually go for a 40s set with a roll at the front. I am due for a chop though so the length alone will help as hair styles were more bobbed. I also love a Beret & even though it felt a little autumnal, I felt it went with the outfit & secured it with a set of dead stock silver hair pins my Mum gave me a few years ago.

One more snap before I go is the same top but this time more of a 1940s look (excuse the selfie in the Beyong Retro changing room! I don’t live in there honest!!)

Beyond retro brighton Vintage Worn with my Viviene of Holloway Grey Wool Skirt (which I belted  to tighten at the waist) & Office Oxblood Loafers (just out of shot!) With my usual hair set with H&M flowers

Is anyone else out there gathering there Winter wardrobe together already?

Love VV xxx

I got those Post Holiday Blues

I have just got back from a family holiday with the Boy, we went to Fayennce in the South of France. It was gorgeous. A skin warming 29 degrees every day. Eating fresh baguette on a daily basis hasn’t done much for my waistline but I regret nothing! Nothing!

On Saturday I went to Tail End Charlie’s with the lovely Hannah & Danielle & wore my dead stock Petite Bateau skirt that I snapped for a bargain price that day ( restoring my faith that there are still vintage bargains out there!).

I went for a bit of a ‘I’m still on holiday not in rainy England’ look with a dash of Jane Russel thrown in!

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Top is an oldie from Primark Skirt is from a charity shop in Brighton

Hair flowers from H&M

Being back isn’t all bad, thanks to duty free we re-stocked our Tiki Cabinet!


Long live summer!!

Love VV xxx