Sunday, 16 April 2017

Crimpelene Chic

I am a bit fussy about fabrics.  With some synthetics I get too hot, too cold, too sweaty, or too itchy, and that's why I tend to favour natural fibres in my clothing.  There's always an exception to every rule though, and when I spied this zig-zag mini-dress in a charity shop for £1, I had to snap it up.  Even though it appears to be some form of crimpelene.  The fabric has a touch of sparkle which doesn't show up in these photographs, but looks lovely in evening light.

Crimpelene



Crimpelene

Crimpelene

Crimpelene

Crimpelene
Dress: Vintage homemade, via charity shop
Tights: M&S outlet
Shoes: Clarks, via charity shop

As much as I love doing pre-planned and styled shoots for the blog, sometimes a few candid snaps are great and reflect what I really do wear in day to day life.  If this was a bit more professional I would have sorted out the lighting and postures, and photoshopped the black plug in the background out.  But what you see is what you get.  I have to admit that I'm time-pressured, having just started the third year of my PhD.  My blog posts are going to be a bit more candid and less styled for the foreseeable future as I ain't got the time!

I hope you're all having a lovely Easter weekend. We worship neither Jesus nor Cadbury's, and will be spending our day with music and cocktails by the seaside instead.

Linking up with: #iwillwearwhatilikeVisible MondayPassion for Fashion

28 comments:

  1. Worship neither Jesus or Cadbury! That made me laugh so much!!! Enjoy your cocktails by the seaside. Once again you pull off the 60s shift style splendidly! Loving those colourful tights!

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    1. Glad it gave you a giggle! Coloured tights are so useful in the UK, black can feel wintry but if it's still chilly you need something!

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  2. I think personally the 60's style really suits you! I love those tights and shoes! :)

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  3. I love the way you spent your holiday! We did similarly, if white wine is a cocktail : > Looking gorgeous, and candids are always welcome. Thanks for linking, xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  4. That crimplene zig-zag dress looks even better on. It really suits you. Hope you've had a wonderfully relaxing time by the seaside. xxx

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  5. I agree with Christine, Jesus and Cadbury can do one, I'll take cocktails, live music and the seaside any time!
    Looking fantastic in Crimplene. The dress fits you perfectly and the shoes and tights are just the job. Crimplene is perfect for our climate as it's warm and dries super-fast and it doesn't need ironing. Perfect! xxx

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    1. It does dry so fast!!, and no ironing is a bonus. Perfect for packing on a road trip - I might need more crimpelene in my life...

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  6. You look awesome! I love you in 60s looks :) this dress was meant to be yours, for sure. I have to say I worship at the alter of Cadbury's and make a :O face at everyone who doesn't ;) xx

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    1. Ha, you can have my share of Cadbury's!

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  7. This 60s look is fantastic on you. The dress is great, but in combination with the gorgeously-coloured tights and fabulous shoes, well, just perfect. And judged on this post, the more candid and less staged the better!! Thanks for a great post. Kx

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    1. The tights are an unusual reddish brown that I picked up in an m&s outlet. A total fluke that they matched so well!!

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  8. You always look so amazing in your 60s and 70s looks! I love that dress and what a bargain! x

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  9. I have a wardrobe full of crimplene it's so easy to wear. That's a lovely one you've picked up for sure and the shoes are gorgeous.
    Lynn x

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    1. I can see why people are such crimpelene fans now! I don't know why I resisted for so long...

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  10. I would have bought it too at that price and I think the garment looks soooo good.
    You wear vintage well and I had no idea you were doing a PhD, congrats !!!

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  11. That looks fantastic on you.

    I have become a convert to the crimplene - it's so easy to wash and wear, and doesn't need ironing. Though I wouldn't fancy wearing it in really hot weather.

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    1. It dries in no time, it's a super-fabric!!

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  12. When I saw the photo of you in this outfit on Instagram I instantly screamed "She's sooooo 60s!" (in my head mind you, not out loud!). This decade really, really suits you! Such a fabulous little dress and shows off those long legs perfectly. xx

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    1. You're too kind, thank you. Though I will take this as encouragement to buy more crimpelene...

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  13. Legs for days! I always loving seeing you in 60s and 70s inspired looks - they suit you so perfectly. The zig-zag print is really cute, and I love your Bardot-esque pigtails.
    I wish that my Easter Sunday had been cocktails and music. I'm not religious, but my boyfriend's parents (who we spent the weekend with) very much are, so I had to sit through an interminable church service in a converted pharmacy (yes, really) because I didn't want to offend them by trying to opt out. The things we do for love...

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  14. You look fabulous in this. What a great buy! Love the tights and shoes too.

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  15. You've styled this outfit so perfect! <3 I love it. I love the candid shots too! Congratulations and good luck with your 3rd year of you PhD!

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  16. Porcelina, you look fabulous and very stylish in this outfit! Everything matches so well! Especially, I love your shoes! Great job!

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