Sunday, 24 May 2015

The Edge Of Love: Seamstress of Bloomsbury Violet Dress

I know, another Seamstress of Bloomsbury dress.  But they're so good!  It was quite bracing by the sea in Amroth, Pembrokeshire.  The somewhat wild Welsh coast made me think of the Dylan Thomas film, The Edge of Love.  Sienna Miller and Keira Knightley spend the film in tea dresses paired with wellies and knee-high socks, and big chunky knits over the top.  In retrospect, a big chunky knit wouldn't have gone amiss - it was freezing in that wind!  I'm always an optimistic packer for holidays.  When will I learn?!

SOB By The Sea

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Vintage Adventures in Pembrokeshire

Wherever you are in the UK there are lots of historical attractions and hotspots of charity shops and antiques, and Pembrokeshire is no exception.  West Wales is a wonderful area to visit, and on our Bluestone holiday a few weeks ago we did venture off site to explore.  Here's a round up of what we got up to, with some signposting to vintage-related attractions in the area. 

Tenby is a fabulous seaside town and harbour, and has been a popular tourist destination since the early 19th century.  The National Trust has opened a late 15th century Tudor Merchant's House to visitors, complete with tudor furnishings and staff dressed in clothes of the era - it's a great option on a rainy day.  If the weather's better, then just wandering around the streets you'll see a lot of architecturally interesting buildings, such as the former Assembly Rooms from 1811 and a range of colourfully painted Georgian town houses.

Tenby

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Denim Dress & Metallic Brogues

Tights don't make me feel very Spring-like but they're so essential!  It was bitingly cold in the wind on this Irish train platform, so I am afraid that bare legs weren't an option.  I do try and wear slightly lower denier tights when it gets to spring and summer, and in colours like navy and soft grey, as it helps to counteract all the black that my legs are clad in for the rest of the year.  I think that's my biggest wardrobe woe living in a cold climate - I get bored of tights.  As much as I like seamed stockings and tights for a more vintage look, I am incapable of getting seams straight as arrows without assistance, and I can't afford a ladies' maid to help dress me each morning.  I'm afraid it's boring and very non-vintage tights most days.

Denim Dress & Metallic Brogues

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