Monday, 10 October 2011

Outfit Post- A 1950s nod to Brigitte Bardot and Marilyn!

Today's outfit is a bit of a nod towards two of the fifties screen sirens Brigitte Bardot and Marilyn Monroe with the boat neck sweater. (Wonder if one will be worn in the upcoming Marilyn movie?!)
Marilyn Monroe in boat neck sweater

Brigitte Bardot in boat neck sweater

As the weather here in the UK finally turns to what it ought to be like in October, out come the warm woollies and this is one of my favourites. I picked it up at a flea market but it's a gorgeous bit of lambswool from good old M&S. (I've added the bow diamante brooch for a bit of instant bling!)
The skinny jeans make yet another appearance in this blog as I still haven't managed to find any Capri pants that I really like although Lady K Loves have some fab ones online.
The shoes are a bargain from New Look- I think I love all their shoes and peep toe wedges are so 1950s!

And the jumper matches my Rockalily lipstick to a tee!

There is something so uber-glam about the 1950s- a wonderful era of post war freedom, women who knew how to dress well and enjoyed being girlie and not forgetting the archetypal fifties housewife.  I may not be Elizabeth David,  but I do love a bit of fifties chic in my world! I am proud to be a wife and mother, business woman and re-scripter of identity so all things vintage perfectly capture my frequency.

What's your favourite era and why?

1 comment:

Louise said...

The 1950s is also my favourite era, a time when women were meant to look like women. The dress I wore Saturday night was from a 50s pattern. I love this look you are wearing.x