Way back in 2012 I studied abroad in London England. Anyone who knows me is aware of this, because I never shut up about how much I love London, it is my favorite city! Oddly enough my student housing was on Holloway road, the very same Holloway road where the well known reproduction vintage brand Vivien of Holloway has their store front! I used to walk by the shop daily on my way to and from the tube station, but sadly as a student I didn't quite have the funds to do any shopping inside. I did venture in once and bought two net snoods, but hair accessories were all I could afford to splurge on back then.
Fast forward several years and I finally was able to spring for some real Vivien of Holloway! I recently picked up this wonderful plaid circle skirt and several of their famous slash neck knit tops. I do wish to apologize as these photos aren't the best (some weird lighting and lots of strange file compression/pixelation going on), but I just had to share this outfit with you all as it was such fun to wear. I almost think I might prefer two petticoats under this skirt, as looking at these photos makes me think one just wasn't enough! The skirt is nice and long, to the point where my Malco Modes Samantha petti (which is one of their longer options) is almost too short to wear with it. The green in the plaid and the green of the knit top match perfectly which made styling a snap. I pinned on my new spider brooch from Luxulite (another UK brand) too, isn't he cute?
My hair just did not want to cooperate into a 1950s style so I pinned it into a poodle and decided to be okay with more 40's hair with a 50's outfit. Sometime curls just have a mind of their own. I have to get back to my sewing now, but I hope you are all having a great last week of 2016!
|Skirt and Top: Vivien of Holloway|
Handbag, Belt, Gloves, & Earrings: Vintage