Dressing like it's the 1940's

I think I've said before that I love all things vintage, I'm forever wishing I was born in a different era, if only for the fashion and the music. Growing up as a ballroom dancer didn't really help matters either. If I wasn't spending my Saturday's and evenings quickstepping and cha-cha-ing at dancing, then I was attempting to quickstep and cha-cha around the house instead, probably driving my family crazy in the process. Whoops.

This is one of the reasons why I love, love, love this skirt. It reminds me of a ballroom dress, and when no one can see, I like to relive my dancing days by swishing it around and twirling in it and pretending I'm on the latest season of Strictly....

Stripes are still quite 'in' at the minute, and while they say that vertical stripes are more 'slimming', quite frankly, I couldn't care less because I still have so much love for this skirt. I recently wore this outfit to the #BloggersBlogAwards in Leeds, but I think you could also get away with wearing this skirt to work, or keeping some flats with you to keep it a bit more casual too. For me, versatility is key with any outfit that I buy!

Blouse, New Look | Skirt, New Look (similar here) | Courts, H&M (similar here)

I opted to wear the skirt with a high neck black blouse, but I also love to wear it with turtle neck jumpers as it's starting to get a bit cooler! You can't really see in any of these photo's but the blouse has a little bit of a frilly detail at the top, which actually looks super cute and is my favourite thing about it. 

I'm also loving that everything is quite high neck at the minute! Not only because there's less bra mishaps that can happen, but also because again, it's quite an 'old' neckline. (Although, I've recently been on holiday and for once got a bit of a tan, which high necks do not allow for showing off! Boo!)

This pair of white courts are also one of my favourite items in my wardrobe, even though I don't get to whack them out too often! At just about a 3" heel, they're not too high either, meaning that I can (just about) get through a day of wearing them before having to change into flats!

And of course, I finished off my outfit with some red lipstick and my Daniel Wellington watch. Two things which I very rarely go without these days!

P.S it may look like I've done some dodgy photo editing, with one side of my body looking slightly, um, orange? But, well, y'know that tan I mentioned before? I happened to burn the whole side of my body while on holiday, which then turned brown. So I currently have one side of my body looking a lot browner than the other side. Not even joking, even the left side of my face is browner than the other! As Em pointed out, it basically looks like I've contoured one cheek and then given up. 

Maybe if I just fake tan the other side...? No, endless possibilities of that going wrong, right!?



  1. Your skirt - it's gorgeous! The shoes look great with it too, and I'm in love with that watch. X!

  2. Such a pretty skirt - I love it! Suits you so much:)

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

  3. Your skirt is so pretty, you look amazing in it!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  4. I love the skirt! It looks so beautiful, and you make the outfit look so pretty!

    Paige xo // The Joys of Being Paige

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  6. Beautiful pictures, Sophie!
    It's great when you find an outfit that you love and it really does suit you.

    Hope you had fun at the #BloggersBlogAwards too, it looked like a great day.

    | princessparasox.wordpress.com | bloglovin' |

  7. I love this outfit, you look amazing in it!

    Zeynab x
    The Beauty Load

  8. This outfit is AMAZING and I've decided I HAVE to have it! xxxx

  9. You look simply gorgeous, I adore your hair and that skirt is divine, I am a huge stripe love xxx


  10. Sophie you look amazing, such a beautiful skirt xx


  11. Oh wow, you just look amazing! Such a simple outfit yet you look stunning xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  12. This look is just lovely! I feel your pain for that burn - fake tan may have to be the way to go (Laughing cat emoji)

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

  13. I loveeeee this skirt <3


  14. haha I actually went back through the photos after reading about you only tanning one side of your body and I think you're safe, considering I didn't notice until then! I absolutely love the stripy skirt, very 1950's!

  15. You look absolutely gorgeous! I love this whole outfit paired with that red lip!


  16. Sophie you look so gorgeous! This style suits you so much, and I never knew you did ballroom dancing! That's so awesome :)

    Hazel xx

  17. Sophie you look so gorgeous! This style suits you so much, and I never knew you did ballroom dancing! That's so awesome :)

    Hazel xx

  18. UGH WHY ARE YOU SO PRETTY?!?! I am raging in jealousy. I love love love that skirt so much, likewise I spend too much time in striped tops but haven't got any striped skirts so gon' add that to my list now! And I love how the whole outfit looks as well, it's so swishy and classy :') haha but ok here's where I come in on DW watches, I was really keen to get one and lo and behold one day I read a strange article on it being overly-profitable as a business so now I'm a bit skeptical towards the whole brand... but really pretty watches nonetheless! :D

    Cherie / sinonym

  19. OMG Soph this is so beaut! I love the outfit - I totally wish we were born in that era too, the dancing and the fashion and the music and everything just seems so lively and fun compared to living in stressful 2015 haha!

    Robyn xo

  20. Love this, Soph! Gorgeous skirt and I absolutely love the length!


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  22. You look beautiful! That skirt is so pretty X
    Love Vicki | victoriajanex

  23. You're so beautiful and smiley, Soph! I love this look so much, I'm so glad you're comfortable rocking something a bit different! x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

  24. Love your skirt, this outfit is beautiful!


  25. Such an awesome skirt, you look gorgeous


  26. This outfit is so cute! Love the skirt. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

  27. I LOVE this outfit, it looks especially lovely on you :) checking that skirt out now!

    Lillies and Lipbalm

  28. What a lovely outfit. Love the new blog redesign xx

  29. This is super cute! I love midi skirts and I love anything vintage inspired. The black and white works so well. Love your blog <3