Friday, March 15, 2013

Recalling Rita Hayworth

This is what I wore for my birthday, as my followers on Instagram may remember.  I wanted to wear something special and ultra classy.  The vintage fur coat I bought the day before at a thrift shop and the vintage tapestry handbag I got the day before also at a yard sale.  Plus the faux fur bolero was another birthday thrift shop acquisition.  It was a very cold, blustery day in February so the coat definitely helped keep me warm.

This is the first time you're seeing this location.  These were taken at the front door to my apartment because I didn't want to risk taking my fur coat over to my mum's house full of dogs.  So I wore it here whilst she took photos and then put a different coat over my outfit.  I just knew if I took it, something terrible would happen.  Though her dogs aren't trained hunters, they certainly have that ingrained in them just because of their breeds.

This outfit just transformed me.  It made me feel very va-va-voom.  It certainly has something to do with the way the dress fits me like a second skin.  The dress is what you would call a "wiggle dress".  I always feel sultry with back seam stockings on.  Plus throw in fur and red lipstick and it's enough to make a girl feel like an old Hollywood film star.  I felt like I could be a modern day Rita Hayworth.

I had a really good birthday which I've wrote to you all about in a previous post.  It's hard to believe this Sunday it will already be a month since I've entered into official spinsterhood.  Time really does pass much faster as you get older.

Outfit Details:
vintage fur coat, vintage dress, vintage hat, vintage handbag, faux fur bolero, belt {thrifted}
backseam stockings {eBay}
heels {Baker's, gift}

As I mentioned earlier, it was very windy and cold.  So unfortunately, a lot of my shots are wind blown and you can't really enjoy the dress for all it's worth.  Suffice to say, I only managed to stay outside long enough to get a few shots before I hurried inside to warm up.  I ended up changing clothes afterwards because I decided I didn't want to sit in yucky cinema seats in my very nice outfit.  I wore this dress to WWII Weekend last year and it's still one of my favourites and a contender for this year's event.


  1. Eeppp gorgeous gorgeous! I love that fur jacket and you do look dashing in your wiggle dress!


    1. Aww thank you! You're so sweet. I love your style too!

  2. Love the coat!
    And black back seamed stockings!
    I just ordered ones, I didn't have ones yet!
    I am in hurry to have it ♥

    1. Thank you!! I really need to get some more pairs. All of mine are from Hong Kong or something via eBay. This pair (my favourite) sadly have terrible runs on the one foot. I just get mine from there because I have to be price conscious right now. Where did you order yours from?