Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The perfect 60s mini dress




I am now back at work after a really nice three-day weekend, which was definitely needed after what was not the best week. The highlight of my weekend was Sunday where my mum and I headed to the Boiler Shop in Newcastle for the Vintage Weigh and Pay sale, which was really good! I love the whole idea behind it and bagged some pretty great pieces, it was just a shame that payday wasn't until a few days later, but thanks for the presents, mum! If you haven't heard of it, the Vintage Weigh and Pay sale is a really affordable way to buy vintage, paying £15 per kilo of items instead of per item. One of the items I got is a gorgeous maxi-dress which will be perfect for wherever we decide to go on holiday this year, but I am also thinking about doing a post based around styling maxi dresses for Winter since it goes oh-so-well with my leather jacket. 










Beret- ASOS       Coat- UO via Depop      Dress- Vintage (my pick)      Jumper, tights- Primark     Bag- C/O KoKo Couture      Boots- Betsy (old, similar)
My love of vintage has definitely been rekindled this year, and this dress was an amazing Depop find, it is slightly small and short but I love the print and colour so much and is a genuine 60s piece! The shape is also really flattering despite being quite tight in places; it definitely fits better without the jumper underneath, so roll on Summer....


It has suddenly got a lot colder in the North East, which I am not keen on, so I had to wear one of my Primark basic jumpers underneath to keep me snug, and I think the grey colour works really well with the tones in the dress, I also like the high neck which is definitely in keeping with the 60s vibes of this outfit. With the dress, I had to wear my most toned-down winter coat which comes in the form of my beloved Depop find, I do love the texture of this coat especially with the brocade fabric of the dress, and it keeps me super warm.

For accessories, I wasn't feeling my usual fishnet tights due to the chilly weather so opted for my TinMan-esque sparkly tights, which are much warmer whilst still adding a fun touch to an outfit. As it was my birthday last month, I got my voucher from ASOS which I put towards this amazing beret! I do have a somewhat large collection of berets, so am stunned as to why I have never featured them on here up until now. Despite this one clashing with my hair, I really love the colour and the pom-pom on the top is such a cute touch and makes it so different to the others in my collection. I also wore my beloved Betsy boots which are great for adding a little bit of 'toughness' to a look as well as a more grungy vibe. I took my KoKo Couture Eliza bag, which they kindly sent to me last year to style for a post and I still love it! It is such a good size and I really like with the 'paperclip' style fastening on it.



I think I am actually going to start doing more food posts again, there are so many great places to eat now in Newcastle and so many which do gluten free so I want to share some of my favourites! The first which deserves an honourary mention in this post is Pink Lane Coffee, which does the best hot chocolate as well as amazing gluten free cake. The interior is also so cool and there is such a lovely vibe so it is quickly becoming one of my favourites in Newcastle! (It is also great for resting in after doing a lot of vintage shopping!)

Holly Olivia x
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  1. Love this look, the coat is especially glamorous. Also the bag would be a great Chloe dupe! I have some cake in the kitchen that I was avoiding, but after seeing those photos I'm probably going to have to cut myself a slice haha

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    1. Thank you so much! I hadn't thought about the bag as a Chloe dupe but I can definitely see it! x

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  2. Such nice and cute look!
    I love those tights, they look awesome!

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    1. Thank you! The tights are my favourite! x

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  3. Love love love the hat! That cake looks amazing!

    Darriyan xo
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  4. Amazing look darling! Love this look on you!
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  5. Love the dress, it looks great on you. Have a nice week.

    Gemma x
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  6. I love the entire look and the print on this mini dress!

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  7. You look gorgeous in this mini dress! I love your coat too, it looks so soft!

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  8. You look adorable!

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  9. Amazing outfit! The tights totally add to the 60´s vibe.

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    1. Thank you so much! The tights were such a great buy! x

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  10. amazing :)
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  11. So cute! xx
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  12. I love how you dressed up this vintage piece! It feels like a pseudo-vintage with a modern twist! Great photos, so perfect ♥

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    1. Thank you! I love the dress so much! x

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  13. I love the dress, it looks great on you! The tights go really well too, such a fun way of dressing up an outfit. Also that cake looks amazing, would love to read some foodie posts!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am glad you would like to read some foodie posts! x

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  14. That is such a cute dress! Though I tend to find inspiration in nearly every decade, I have to be honest in saying that both the 60s and 70s excite me the most and your dress perfectly demonstrates why. I love the bold colors, pattern, and fit of the dress and you've styled it beautifully! Thanks for sharing, girlie, and I hope you're having a great weekend so far!

    XO,

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    1. Thank you Jalisa! I totally agree, the 60s and 70s are my favourite too!! x

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  15. Gorgeous dress!
    Dora xx
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