Mini Winter Lookbook!

Christmas is fast sneaking up on us! I usually aim to post on a Tuesday but the days are escaping me, so Wednesday it is!

I really wanted to do a autumn/winter lookbook with what I have in my wardrobe but then I realised I don’t have an awful lot in that category, but it has made me decide what I need to expand my wardrobe for the colder weather – bring on the January sales!

You will notice that I actually have one main theme for winter – tartan. I don’t have much that isn’t tartan, it is definitely something I’m drawn to!

Dolores top by Collectif, trousers from Dancing Days by Banned, shoes – Pin Up Couture

As you may have noticed from my previous posts, I have a love of Collectif clothing and one of my favourite pieces is the Dolores top. The cut is slightly cropped so it goes well with high waisted skirts and trousers, the sweetheart neckline is also very flattering. They come in a range of colours and patterns and go with everything!
The trousers are so comfortable and also flattering. The bow in the front is a lovely feminine feature and they also have a button feature at the back, which reminds me of mafia/1920’s style suits!


Dolores top by Collectif, jeans by Lady K Loves, Converses


img_7981-2.jpgSpeaking of the Dolores tops, here’s another one of mine in a navy colour! This is my go-to everyday look in the winter, as when I am feeling lazy I reach for a t-shirt and jeans, this suits me well when I want to look more put together!
Again, I have mentioned these Lady K Jeans before, they are very flattering and accentuates my curves well. I wear them turned up at the bottom with my converses (my favourite!) for a casual look. To add to this outfit, I also reached for another staple in my wardrobe – my (faux) leather jacket. It definitely adds a rockabilly vibe!




Top from River Island, Skirt from Collectif, Shoes from Miss L Fire

This outfit I have worn a few times to meals out, I love the tartan pattern and feel this can help steer away from looking too ‘officey’! There are many tops you can pair this with, I would say this outfit is more modern with a twist of vintage, but pair it with some warm tights and a blazer or cardigan and you are ready for an autumn evening! You may have noticed I am practicing my pin up poses in this picture…


Top by Collectif, trousers from Dancing Days by Banned

Again, this outfit is a bit officey, but I have nothing to pair these gorgeous trousers with for a casual look! A cute black sweater or a slash neck top would be perfect in my opinion, added to my wish list! But I love these trousers so much, I couldn’t not put them in as they are perfect for winter. You can see how I styled these trousers differently in my previous post.


Cardigan and top by Collectif, skirt from Hell Bunny

This is one of my favourite outfits, I love the colours and how this simple black circle skirt can be so versatile! This cardigan is, if I remember correctly, my first vintage style garment and is my most worn item. It goes with everything and I have a thing for nautical style (clues in the name!).
I thought I would demonstrate the difference a petticoat makes with this outfit, as though it may take a bit of confidence to wear, they are so much fun and adds an extra something to a skirt or dress! They come in a wide range of colours and many brands sell them – I have Hell Bunny ones which are very soft and voluminous, but I also have Lindy Bop ones which aren’t as big and have a slip underneath for added comfort. I am wearing a Lindy Bop one in the picture below!


Dress by Hell Bunny, petticoat by Lindy Bop

Now this, must be my most worn, most loved dress in my wardrobe. This has been worn at Christmas dinners and a Christmas party! The fabric itself is very soft and I would recommend wearing this with a petticoat. It’s the best dress for twirling in! It certainly wears well with my Hell Bunny winter coat and with boleros and shrugs for added warmth.

So there is my small, tartan filled lookbook!
As I mentioned I try to post every Tuesday but seeing as Christmas day falls on a Monday, this will be my last post before the big day! I doubt I will be posting anything on Boxing Day, but I’m not ruling it out! So watch this space.
I will tell you, I doubt I will be dressing up for Christmas day as I have done in the past few years, as this is our first Christmas at home for a while and with my hectic schedule I am looking forward to wearing jeans, a jumper and some festive slipper socks! How glamourous!

I have enjoyed writing this blog in the past few months and am so pleased so many of you have been enjoying it too. I am hoping to improve the site in the new year and have lots of ideas for the future!

Let me know if any of you are planning vintage looks for Christmas, I would love to hear about them!

I am wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Published by anchors&swallows

I am a twenty-something vintage lover who is trying to find the time out of work to dress up and feel more glamorous!

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