I still haven’t worked out who I want to be or what I want to do when I grow up, so on this blog please join me while I try and work it out while keeping child-like creativity alive!  Find home and fashion inspiration; travel and days out; photography, writing and more. Have fun looking around 🙂

 

00

Downton Abbey fashion

20sdresses1When looking for inspiration for my clothes, I usually look to history – anything from the last century and further back. However the 1920s and 30s are recently starting to take my notice…..

Yesterday morning I lounged on the sofa before the kids had fallen out of bed and treated myself to breakfast pudding – a box of pralines my cousin had given me for Christmas. Now, nothing goes better with breakfast pudding than a delicious costume drama – in this case, the Downton Abbey Christmas special. Oh my god, I loved it! The best Downton episode ever! (Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes held hands at the end – so exciting! Makes up for last year’s debacle – just.) Anyway, the costumes were an absolute delight. My 20sdresses2favourite was the grey silk dress worn by Cora Crawley. The embellished chiffon of the neckline and shoulders was stunning. I wasn’t entirely sure of the pouffyness at the hips of Rose’s dresses, but Lady Mary Crawley always looks beautifully elegant and the Dowager Countess of Grantham exudes gothic queen, which I love. Bowler hats off to costume designer Caroline McCall.
flapperwedding8I’ve included a photo of a 1920s flapper inspired wedding dress I have for sale at Oshun. Perfect for doing the Charleston at a vintage wedding!

Style Inspiration, Threads of a Fairytale,
00no comment

Other posts you may like:

How to style a simple grey t-shirt
September 26, 2016
You don’t need me to tell you how to style a grey t-shirt – it goes with everything: jeans or any style trousers; any length, colour or design of skirt; or under dungarees or pinafore dresses. However, I do want to suggest that’s it’s a much more flexible than the plain white t-shirt. White doesn’t really suit me anyway – I have fair skin with a cool tone, so white tends to wash me out, whereas grey basically somehow makes me look a bit better! Here’s a couple of outfits with the same t-shirt. They were taken a couple of months apart from each other, and when I picked out the purple skirt, I had totally forgotten the previous outfit also had purple bottoms. Never mind, second to dusky blush pink, purple is my next favourite colour to wear with grey…..
Why I’ve decided to turn down work
September 7, 2016
This post is about my Oshun clothing business that you might have heard me mention one or two times, or have spotted the links on the right hand side there! I thought it might give food for thought or be useful for anyone else running a handmade craft business. I have recently turned down the opportunity to make a whole family different Clash of Clans costumes, and have since had two more requests for the Witch character’s costume for Halloween. This is why I said no….
fashion blogger over 30
How to style red velvet trousers
November 22, 2017
I’m covering two of autumn / winter 2017 fashion trends here: velvet, and red! These are actually two of my favourite things, so I was pretty chuffed to find them both together in these trousers from Joe Browns. I went very casual with this outfit, but as velvet is really a luxurious fabric, you could also style them up to be really smart. I could swap my old battered converse for a pair of heeled boots and there you have your day to night outfit sorted!….
Style blog
Styling a ruffled mini-skirt plus the value of a cardigan – Weekly Wardrobe
April 10, 2017
I’m pretty sure back in the day, we called them Ra-ra skirts, but to be honest, I was never fashionable enough to really know! Choosing an outfit that looks good, but is also suitable for climbing rocks is actually quite difficult and I’m not sure I entirely succeeded with this one, especially considering the wind! However I had thick enough wool leggings on for decency to not really be an issue, and sturdy enough boots to tackle the terrain so who cares about anything else really?…..

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.