It really does seem to be autumn now – here in the UK it’s grey and drizzly, though luckily not that cold! But it’s definitely time to be breaking out the warmer clothes and the closed-toe shoes. I’ve dusted off all my high-waisted trousers, paired up my seamed stockings, taken my good old faithful co-respondants to the cobbler to be resoled and begun wistfully looking at the lovely Vintage Inspired pieces that have cropped up on the high street, and which I can’t really afford. These skirts from Zara are particularly nice!
These items are not cheap, but by all accounts, Zara clothes are well-made! More reproduction than inspired, but since I don’t want to give up dresses, but it’s definitely a bit too nippy for cotton, a pretty rayon Sweetie dress from Trashy Diva would do nicely!
Does anyone out there have this dress? If so, what’s the length of the skirt? I have sent them an email to ask, but by all accounts they prefer the telephone, and probably get deluged by pointless emails so I don’t know how quickly they’ll answer!
As for shoes, something with a low heel is good for me, and I’m particularly keen on these Ashill Bombays from Clarks:
40s-ish, practical yet also not too boring… ticks all the right boxes! But while I find autumn and winter clothes can be a little dull, colour-wise, there are ample opportunities to jazz up your outfit with a clever use of accessories and accoutrements. Stay tuned to the blog for upcoming posts on 40s red lips, vintage manicures and some lovely winter accessories, but while you’re here, how about taking this opportunity to win something fabulous AND autumn themed?
This lovely little ring, in autumnal shades of fiery red, and gold, comes from the magical fingers of my dear friend Lucy Wills, owner of Glamour Kitten vintage jewellery. She creates these beautiful pieces from orphaned vintage earrings, and when she asked if I’d like to give one away, I jumped at the chance, picking this one as I thought it so perfect for the season. It’s mounted on an adjustable gold-tone band, so fits every finger, and will brighten up any outfit, all year round.
If you’d like to win this very ring, which will be posted by my own fair hands, then all you need to do is leave me a comment below, saying you’d like to enter. If you would like to join the Glamour Kitten Mailing List, not only do you get another chance to win this particular giveaway, but you’ll receive another prize opportunity every month. Simply fill out the form linked, mentioning you saw this Glamour Kitten Giveaway post on Diary of a Vintage Girl, and Lucy will pass the list on to me!
Now the boring bit! This draw is open from today, October the 4th, until Friday October the 8th. I’ll draw it over the weekend and announce the winner on Sunday the 10th October.
One entry per person here on my blog, one further available entry if you sign up to the Glamour Kitten mailing list. Lucy will not send you anything other than Glamour-packed newsletters about her company!
This giveaway is open to anyone in the world!
That’s it! Back soon with more autumn fashion and fun stuff.
PS. Since someone just asked, I am delighted to say that BOTH of Naomi’s hats were returned, safe and sound! One girl contacted me through the blog to apologise for wandering off with it, and posted it to me. The other was handed in to the theatre anonymously! I did edit the blog post and tweet the great news, but just so anyone who missed those knows… hurrah for the internet!