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A baby-friendly vintage look

On Saturday, I went off to see my old friend Alex, who has a 9-month old baby girl called Adelaide. She’s teething, and I was warned in advance that I should wear something practical, to avoid getting dribble on my person! So I heeded the advice and wore an entirely washable, reproduction/ vintage inspired outfit.

Being both on a budget, we were limited to free adventures only, so we went off to have a stroll around in the garden of Audley End House. There was a miniature faux-roman temple in the grounds, at which I got Alex to take some outfit photos!

I’m wearing a peach cropped cardigan, knitted for me from a 40s pattern, a little ruffled vest top that came free with Elle Magazine last month, an 8-gore, early 40s pattern skirt I had made by TopRunway on eBay, and white Remix pleated sandals. No bangles to be grabbed. Comfy and practical!

I just realised this outfit matches the colour scheme of my blog!

Now, if you don’t like children (and I’m not keen on strangers’ offspring, though my friends’ are different, so I’d understand!), then feel free to disregard the rest of this post, although if you can bear with me, there will be some comedy photos at the end!

Here are some pics I took of the dribble monster Adelaide, who is some kind of child prodigy, being only 9 months old and able to stand unaided for several minutes at a time. Not to mention toothy!

Cute, eh?

So then we had some fun taking some really serious photos…

Finally, on our budget adventure, we headed off for the Imperial War Museum at Duxford…

…’s carpark! There’s not a vast amount to be seen in the carpark, but there is a WWII tank, which gave one more photo opportunity.

That’s all for today!

Fleur xx


The Glamorous Housewife

How fun that you had most of your outfit made for you. I think that is my next venture into the vintage world. As a mom myself, I need 'practical' clothing that can be washed- so I mainly stick to cotton sundresses and housedresses.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

Nadja, Lillen och Lillens pappa

Iยดm not really too found of others babys either but this little girl is just lovely!!!
Love your outfit and all the pitchures ๐Ÿ™‚
(Your hair seems verry practical, something I need when I start work again, how did you do in the back of the head?)


What a nice skirt! I have ordered from toprunway before, but never seen the fabric in your skirt. Which one is it?


You look beautiful as usual! I really love the skirt.

Will you be posting more hair tutorials soon? I would love to learn how to do my hair like this. ๐Ÿ™‚

Andi B. Goode

Such a lovely outfit!
And I love how fun the photos are, too.
-Andi x
PS I love the name Adelaide but, alas, living in Adelaide it would be far too absurd to ever use it!


Hi there just found your blog and love your style! Your skin looks an amazing shade of ivory! I love people who embrace their ivory skin instead of covering it up under tan or bronzer. I am trying the 40's style look occasionaly but am not that daring yet, but you have inspired me to be more creative!
much love from Ireland xx


This post is so cute!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ What a little sweetheart… Adelaide is so adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚ I really love your "baby friendly" outfit–very pretty!


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