If you should go skating on the thin ice of modern life.

Today’s vintage style outfit pick recommends just one garment; although I believe that it is one that is worthy of individual mention. 

From http://www.ebay.co.uk – wrb333666(87168).

Vintage Style 1940s Rockabilly Evening Swing Skaters Tea Dress.
Priced at £9.99.


And pink like the dress you wear to prom and you wear a white one and man she’s gone.

In the latest of my vintage style outfit picks I have selected a complete ensemble, that I hope you love as much as I do. 

From https://www.whatkatiedid.com.

Olivia Bra. 

Vintage inspired bra in soft pink georgette featuring 1950s style stitching on bottom of the cup.  Priced at £55.00.

Olivia Pink French Knickers.

Soft and floaty French Knickers made from semi sheer light pink georgette and featuring one button fastening at centre back and pink satin trim at waistband. Priced at £39.00.

Olivia Suspender Belt.

Lightweight 6 strap suspender belt made from delicate pink georgette and lined with lingerie net, featuring 6 suspenders and hook and eye fastening at back.  Priced at £41.50.

Also from https://www.whatkatiedid.com.

Fully Fashioned 100% 15 denier Nylon non stretch Stockings Point Heel – Champagne made on vintage knitting machines and featuring a sewn seam and finishing loop.  Priced at £20.00.

From http://www.vivienofholloway.com.

1950s Halterneck Pink Duchess Satin Circle Dress with boned bodice and full skirt.  Priced at £99.00.

From https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/capricornvintage.

1950s vintage “White Glamour Marilyn” pointy toe stiletto leather shoes with white lacquer heels. Priced at US$27.00 (approx. £22.00 – sadly no longer available). 

From https://www.etsy.com/uk – misseileen.

Vintage 1950s white leather clutch handbag featuring a curved frame with a cupid’s bow, brass clasp and optional chain handle. Measurements: 9 inches wide across the top, 10.5 inches wide across the bottom.1.5 inches wide. 5 inches deep.  Priced at £10.07.

Not vintage items but I should like to accessorise this outfit with; from http://www.absolutepearls.co.uk.

14K White Gold White Pearl necklace and earrings set fearturing 6.5-7mm pearls.  Priced at £249.00.

From https://www.beautiesfactory.co.uk.

Essie Nail Polish – “Good Morning Hope”. Priced at £9.97.

From http://www.ebay.co.uk.

W7 Butter Kiss Lipstick Candy Floss. Priced at £2.45.

Total cost of outfit, accessories and make up a little short of £550.00 so not for those of us on a budget.


My fingertips are holding onto the cracks in our foundations.

My ongoing busy weekend leads to today’s retro pick continuing with the single garment theme.

From http://berditastore.co.uk.

Open Girdle 93545. 

Medium control girdle featuring four detachable suspender clips and available in white, beige & black.  This is a roll on garment with no hook and eye or zip closure, making it simple to put on; something that I can personally confirm as I have the item in white (and have today ordered it in black). 
Priced at £27.50


Just like fire, burning out the way if I can light the world up for just one day.

With a busy weekend today’s vintage style outfit pick will focus on one garment instead of featuring a complete outfit.

Having said that my selection is a beautiful pencil skirt so it may be a case of less is more.

From http://www.vivienofholloway.com.

Pencil Skirt Donegal Pink.  

High waisted, back button with fasten zip, fully lined with a skirt length of 28 inches.  Priced at £59.00.

I’m a gal that likes to wear a complete vintage style ensemble. With pencil skirts that tightly hug the legs a slip may be required for those of us that prefer not to dislay suspender straps to the world. 


You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog.

Today’s vintage style fashion pick focuses on the 1940s and firstly from http://www.vivienofholloway.com.

1940s Swing Trousers Dogtooth Black featuring a long rise and high waist, cuffs and four side buttons.  Priced at £59.00.

From http://www.topvintage.net.

Dancing Days by Banned 40s Grace Cardigan in red featuring short puffy sleeves and shiny red buttons. Made from a soft, stretchy, fine knitted bright red viscose blend with stretchy ribboard along the sleeves, neckline and bottom.  Priced at €34.95 (approx. £30.00).

From http://www.unique-vintage.com and featured in my earlier blog post “I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You A Rose Garden)” https://rations2rocknroll.wordpress.com/2017/02/22/i-beg-your-pardon-i-never-promised-you-a-rose-garden/

Cherry Red Leatherette Bettie Retro Mary Jane 3 inch Heels with an adjustable buckle strap. Priced at $68.00 (approx. £54.50).

Total outfit cost approx. £143.50.


Picture you upon my knee, Just tea for two and two for tea.

I am hoping that my daily vintage fashion pick is proving to be popular amongst my followers.

Today I have selected from http://www.vivienofholloway.com.

1940s Style 100% cotton UK made Tea Dress Scooter Floral Daisy. Featuring a lace trim, button through blouson top; slightly gathered at the waist and bust, lightly padded shoulders, A-line skirt and pockets. Priced at £79.00.

Also from http://www.vivienofholloway.com.

2″ elastic cinch belt in white; drawing attention to the waist.  Available in both matte and satin elastic. Priced at £12.00.

From http://www.etsy.com – PopAndGlamVintage.

Vintage white bead necklace in 1950s Lucite by Trifari. Priced at £42.71.

From prom.unique-vintage.com.

White bow Mila flats.

Priced at US$50.00 (approx. £40.00).

Cost of entire outfit approx. £170.00).


The Seven Year Itch

Yesterday’s blustery weather in the U.K. reminds me of probably the most iconic of all the photos of Marilyn Monroe.

This image reaffirms the necessity to wear pretty underwear; and leads nicely onto today’s vintage style fashion pick, on which I shall focus on lingerie.

All the items that I have selected are from  www.whatkatiedid.com.

Bullet Bra Harlow Nouveau 

1950s style soft cup bra in a vintage peach colour featuring a 2 row, 3 column hook fastening at back. Priced at £35.00.

Bullet Bra Harlow Curve

For those of us with a DD+ cup size. Priced at £35.00.

Girdlette Harlow 

A cross between a girdle and a suspender belt in a roll on style with no hooks and eyes to fasten. High cut front and back, with lower sides for smoothing and shaping.  Featuring 6 metal suspender clips. Priced at £42.00.

Knickers Harlow Nouveau 

High waist knickers for a smooth line under clothing.  Designed to sit high on the natural waist and featuring a peach satin tummy panel with powermesh. Priced at £26.50.

To compliment the lingerie chosen.

Fully Fashioned Stockings Point Heel made on vintage U.K. knitting machines. Sheer 15 denier 100% non stretch nylon, with sewn seam and finishing loop. Colour shown “Champagne”. Priced at £20.00.