Copper coloured gal of mine. I love you ’cause you’re so divine.

Sometimes I come across an item I love so much that; despite it apparently no longer being available, I feel an uncontrollable desire to feature it in my daily vintage style fashion pick.

On http://www.ebay.com from Bear Flag Republic (link below *).

Bettie Page Sophisticated Chic Iced Coffee Mocha Kick Pleat Fitted Wiggle Dress featuring mocha brown fabric with black trim, black kick pleats, and a full rear zipper for easy dressing and undressing. Priced at US $139.00.

My mother always wore copper coloured stockings, and I would team this delightful dress with fully fashioned nylons; such as from http://www.touchable.co.uk (link below **).

Fully-fashioned Cuban heel plain colour 100% Nylon stockings priced at £19.95.

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* http://www.ebay.com/itm/251383973391?redirect=mobile

** http://www.touchable.co.uk/shop-pages/product-stockings-fully-fashioned-plain-colour.html

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Down Hawaii way, where I chanced to stray.  On an evening I heard a Hula maiden play.

It is rather unfortunate that the Easter weekend has seen the weather turn a little chillier; giving me all the more reason to dream of summer.

Today’s vintage style fashion pick features from http://www.bettylicious.co.uk (link below *).

Tropical flower hula print halterneck vintage style 1950s retro swimsuit by Esther Williams; featuring tie halter, soft shaper cups, side stays, tummy control netting and a low waist that accentuates the curves. Priced at £68.00.

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* https://www.bettylicious.co.uk/one-piece-retro-vintage-designer-swimsuits/tropical-flower-print-halterneck-vintage-swimsuit.html

You’ll always be du jour mon amour; you’re timeless to me.

I stay with a dress theme in today’s vintage style fashion pick.

From http://www.revival-retro.com (link below *).

Stop Staring Dress Timeless combining elements of tailoring from the 1920s, 30s and 40s from the Art Deco detailing with the flat fan details, to the 1930s seam detailing above the waist, and the 1940s straight skirt silhouette. Featuring a simple scoop neckline with keyhole detailing. Priced at £185.00.

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* https://www.revival retro.com/collections/1940s-clothing/products/stop-staring-dress-timeless?variant=32647447041

You turn my blues to teal, you change my life. You know the deal. 

Welcome to today’s vintage style fashion pick.

From http://www.dollyanddotty.co.uk (link below *).

Marcia Rockabilly Dress – Teal; in a sleeveless style made from soft stretch cotton, featuring a boat neckline with folded detail, a full circle swinging skirt with box pleats and a hidden side zip fastening. Priced at £37.99.

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* https://www.dollyanddotty.co.uk/marcia-boat-neck-rockabilly-dress-in-teal?fee=8&fep=2499&gclid=CKLt37X3pNMCFcUp0wodJKgBZA

And I ain’t no connoisseur but I’m kinda sure you will admire my taste.

Today’s vintage style outfit pick features from top vintage.net (link below *).

Collectif Clothing 40s Lucy Pineapple Futted Cardigan in Ivory; featuring a row of faux pearl buttons, two pineapple applications, a round neckline and 1/2 length sleeves. Made from stretchy, fine knitted, ivory white cotton. Priced at €54.95 (approximately £46.70).

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* https://topvintage.net/en/vintage-retro/40s-lucy-pineapple-cardigan-in-ivory?%20utm_source=affiliatewindow&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=productdetail&n=a&utm_source=affiliatewindow&utm_medium=&utm_content=6205_1492082808_03eb0cc5cf5ee81d3a61d1e6af13836f&awc=6205_1492082808_03eb0cc5cf5ee81d3a61d1e6af13836f

Step out in stockings and put a Spring in your step.

Before World War II silk was the preferred material for stockings; due to its luxurious appearance and feel, but silk stockings were expensive and hardly durable. 

Nylon; designed by Wallace Hume Carothers at EI DuPont de Nemours Inc; was introduced to the public along with Nylon stockings at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. 

The man-made material; intended to be less expensive than silk, whilst providing strength and insulation in addition to being lightweight and as attractive as silk.

The women of the day immediately took to Nylon stockings, but this relationship was swiftly ended as Nylon was redirected towards the war effort; leading to a shortage of stockings. 

Photographs of women browning their legs and drawing a seam on the back of their legs provide evidence that the women of the day did not consider themselves to be properly dressed without stockings.

(Bettman/Corbis).

Today’s fashion pick features a modern way of recreating a vintage look with the added appeal of bringing delightful Spring colours to your hosiery draw.

From http://www.whatkatiedid.com and stockings that I have on order (link below *).

Spring Selection H2047.  One pair of each of What Katie Did Summer Stockings. 15 denier seamed stockings with a translucent champagne leg and purple/pink/sky blue point heel, seam and welt. Made in Italy from nylon and elastane for stretch and ease of fit. Priced at £22.50 (features a 25% saving on the individual price with an offer ending on  3rd May 2017).

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* https://www.whatkatiedid.com/en_gb/product/1428/Spring%20Selection%20H2047

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle. Just a little bit.

Last evening I had a sudden desire for a wrap dress and found; on which to base today’s vintage style fashion pick, from http://www.lindybop.co.uk.

Jadeen’ Cat Face Print Wrap Style Dress in 1950’s wiggle style featuring wrap front design, tie detail to the side of the waist and a V neck wrap bust. Priced at £24.00. 

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* http://www.lindybop.co.uk/dresses-c1/pencil-dresses-c4/jadeen-cat-face-print-wrap-style-wiggle-dress-p3042