Seems a little while since I last posted, so I do apologise for that. But i'm here now, so a big hello to past and new readers! Today does not contain photos of my fashion today(because if i'm really honest i'm having a makeup break for a few days and noone wants to see that on a photo!!) but there is a few older photos of some of my favourite things to make me feel like a sassy pin up girl!
1. Lush Emotional Brilliance lip colour in Decisive :
I love the fashions of the 1950's, so popping this colour on my lips makes me feel all sassy and makes me instantly feel more like a pin up girl! It's a really beautiful blend of rose wax, candelilla wax and jojoba oil, meaning that I can wear a bright lip colour that keeps my lips lovely and soft. WIN WIN! It's such a strong pigment which for me, means I can wear it all day long and rarely top it up, and it still looks vibrant and fabulous.
Here is me wearing decisive with my old hair and an attempt at victory rolls!
2. A good set of underwear.
This is clearly not me, (a girl can wish eh?) but I do have this set of underwear! Whenever I wear these, I feel like a million dollars! It's madmen 1950's feel appeals to me greatly but the best bit are the briefs. These Lyla briefs are high waisted so if you have a little extra tum and bum like me, then these will give you that extra support and suck you in a little, without feeling frumpy and horrid! These are from boux avenue and they have them in a range of colours, I highly recommend investing in a special set of underwear that makes you feel gorgeous!
3. A good 50's dress (of course)
This is a photo from my holiday to Tenerife in September, although it looks rather cloudy here! I love the shape of this dress as it hides a multitude of sins (it was in the sale for £15 in Topshop and is Jones and Jones)! It's a great shape for my figure, as I have a big bum and hips and the kick at the waist and pleats cover all that up. Make sure you have an underskirt handy or buy a dress like this one that already has one sewn in as it gives a dress a real pin up feel! This dress is fairly short so if you are wary of your thighs, then you can always find one that has a few more inches to the skirt. I'm usually not fond of my thighs, but I just adored this dress so thought 'who cares'. Pin ups and women of the 50's were not tiny women, Marilyn Monroe was not stick thin, they all had beautiful curves, SO EMBRACE AND LOVE THEM LADIES :D. 50's fashion is a perfect way to do this, as it often cinches you in on the waist, making it appear smaller and then kicks out on the hips (always fetching on the chest too!).
Marilyn shows off her beautiful hips and waist here!
4. A head scarf
I often wear a scarf in my hair and this is usually a lush knot wrap, or vintage scarf! Lush do a range of knot wraps at £3.95 and you can pick up vintage scarfs for reasonable prices too! A scarf in your hair does two things; 1. it give you a wonderful rockabilly look and 2. hides messy hair or hair that may be on the verge of needing a wash (let's face it, we don't always have time!)
Sorry about the rubbish photo but you can see the kind of affect a hair scarf has :)
5. An LBD/ pencil skirt
I've got to be honest, when I wear a pencil skirt I feel very sophisticated, my bum and tummy always looks a little large in them but who cares? I feel like a secretary in the 50's, just pass me some glasses and a typewriter ;)! This pencil skirt is a good length as it comes to midway down my calf, it is also a stretchy material which means it is not too tight and doesn't restrict movement ( with large thighs I can sometimes walk like a penguin in tight pencil skirts!) The skirt was around £8 in Primark and they always make them in a few colours, a staple item for any wardrobe I say! I teamed it with a primark vest that was about £2 and a red waist belt that came on another dress, so really a very very budget outfit! The necklace is of course Tatty Devine and the most expensive thing about this outfit!
What are your tips for a fabulous pinup look?
P.s There is another addition to the dress family...but in a different form. Keep your eyes peeled at the start of next week for that post ;)
Love and Hugs