Sunday, 14 May 2017

Green With Envy

As part of the joint birthday celebrations with my husband, we had a night down in the county of Dorset, in England's South-West.  The main purpose of the trip was to visit a fabulous Art Deco villa by the sea, Portland House, owned by the National Trust.  I will do a separate post on the property itself, because I took a vast amount of photos and want to share them all with you!  Today is a teaser, as I'm just showing you what I wore.

It was a fairly overcast day on our visit, but it stayed dry, so were able to wander around the gardens and terrace of the villa, as well as spend time marveling at the gorgeous interiors - all done out in the height of Art Deco chic.  The interior of the house, and the terrace, were both overrun with visitors, so for the photos we found a quiet corner of the garden.  We still had a bit of an audience for most of the shoot though, I think people found our attire amusing for a Sunday, when the masses are in very casual dress.

I'd actually ordered a dress from Pretty Retro especially for the occasion, but I misjudged the delivery time and unfortunately it didn't turn up in time to take on the trip.  Frantically rummaging through my wardrobe the night before for something that would vaguely be in keeping with the 1930s, I came across this green check dress from Collectif that I picked up in a sale a few years ago.  The shoes were part of my March charity shop haul, and seemed to fit the bill too.  Some of the jewellery was a last minute addition from a car boot sale early that morning, isn't it funny how sometimes you find the perfect accessory at the right time?

Green Collectif dress @porcelinasworld



Green Collectif dress @porcelinasworld

Green Collectif dress @porcelinasworld

Green Collectif dress @porcelinasworld

Green Collectif dress @porcelinasworld

Green Collectif dress @porcelinasworld

Green Collectif dress @porcelinasworld

Green Collectif dress @porcelinasworld

Green Collectif dress @porcelinasworld

Green Collectif dress @porcelinasworld
Dress: 'Alma' dress, by Aida Zak for Collectif
Silk headscarf: vintage, table top sale
Sunglasses: vintage Polaroid, car boot sale
Bead necklace: vintage, car boot sale
Orange bangle: vintage, car boot sale
Green and gold bracelet: vintage 1930s, Ebay
Seamed stockings: What Katie Did
Shoes: Topshop, via charity shop
Bag: vintage 1970s, charity shop

I'll be doing a dedicated post on the splendour of Portland House later this week, so check back on Wednesday if you would like to see some photos of a beautiful Art Deco holiday home, that had me green with envy!

Linking up with: #iwillwearwhatilikeVisible MondayPassion for Fashion

14 comments:

  1. What a find that outfit is beautiful!

    Mel ★ http://www.meleaglestone.co.uk

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  2. What a dapper couple you two are!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  3. You are both looking the part, in spite of your last minute hurdles. Love your car-booted accessories, especially the vintage Polaroid sunnies. Can't wait to see your post on Portland House, as it sounds itriguing! xxx

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  4. Ah, I love it when an outfit comes together last minute! Stressful though!! You both look tres chic, that dress is gorgeous on you xx

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  5. You look fab. While I'm on the fence about a lot of Collectif's stuff (for myself, at any rate) I do like the Aida Zak line. How frustrating that your Pretty Retro one didn't arrive, though.

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  6. A well-dressed and great-looking couple, you two! Thanks for linking up, xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  7. You both look fantastic, very apt for your visit to Portland House (which I'm looking forward to see more of).
    How lucky, finding the right accessories at that morning's car boot sale! Those shoes are fab. xxx

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  8. What a dapper couple you are! Very well dressed and elegant for a sophisticated outing!

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  9. You and your hubby both look great! I love the green gingham dress on you, and the shoes work really nicely with it. I definitely get the 30s vibe that you're going for. I love the posing here too - that second photo is everything!

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  10. I love when an outfit comes together last minute and you look so stunning, your hubby looks great too.. Such a stylish couple! Sounds like a fun day, I look forward to seeing more photos. I love your seamed stockings too, just about time to start pulling mine out now yay x

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  11. Wow you both look great, what a well dressed couple! I love the dress your wearing in these photos and your accessories! I'm eager to find out what dress you ordered through Pretty Retro!? :)

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  12. Dare I say that this might just be one of my favourite of all your many outfits.? The dress is just perfect - perfect fit, perfect for the location and perfect the way you have styled it. I cannot believe it was a last minute decision. I love the little green accents from your bracelet and seams (don't you just love that WKD range?) and the shoes complete a stunning look. Looking forward to seeing the house photos! Thanks for a fabulous post. K x

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  13. Oh wow you both look so good, talk about power couple :)

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  14. You both look lovely- and it is better to be overdressed for the occasion, than underdressed, right? ;) I saw this dress on your instagram the other day- and it's nice to see some more photos of this outfit here.

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