Sunday, 8 October 2017

Pink Autumn

The day I wore this outfit, I had an urge to dress in pink.  I don't often use colours as a starting point when I get dressed, it's usually based on a mood, or driven by some practical need such as staying warm.  But when you get the urge, it's best to indulge it!  The outfit ended up being an era mash-up, which feels more 'me' lately.

I started by pulling out a vintage dress by Scottish designer Marion Donaldson.  I have another dress by the designer - bought from the same town, different charity shop, on the same day.  This one is a 1980s cotton shirt dress, in pink and grey, with a self-fabric belt.  Marion Donaldson used a lot of Liberty print in her garments.  This dress doesn't have the Liberty label inside, but I'm convinced it's a Liberty print.  Have a look at the close-up below and see if you agree.

The dress had a dodgy alteration that I had to correct - someone had taken out one dart in the front, meaning that it was lopsided, so I had to put it back in.  I've since discovered that there's one dart missing from the back also, but I'm lazy and intend to leave that one as a feature!  The hem has also been folded up a tad, so on a wintry night I may sit in front of the fire and unpick it.  I can't complain too much though, it was only £4.99.

Pink Autumn @porcelinasworld


Pink Autumn @porcelinasworld

Pink Autumn @porcelinasworld

Pink Autumn @porcelinasworld

Pink Autumn @porcelinasworld

Pink Autumn @porcelinasworld

Pink Autumn @porcelinasworld

Pink Autumn @porcelinasworld

Pink Autumn @porcelinasworld
Thrifted hat, vintage Marion Donaldson 1980s' dress, Next boots (thrifted), M&S tweed jacket (thrifted), St Michael vintage bag (thrifted)

I have been embracing all the tweed since Autumn began - don't expect this to be the last you see of this jacket, and there are many more tweed jackets waiting in the wings!

Linking up with: #iwillwearwhatilikeVisible MondayPassion for FashionFancy Friday

16 comments:

  1. I am such a fan of all the different hues of muted rose together, I think the colours in this outfit is lovely Porcelina! So pretty! ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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  2. I love the moody sentiment of these photos and the mixture of patterns and textures with the hat.

    The dress is wonderful!

    Suzanne

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  3. Those colours look gorgeous together and perfect against that incredibly lovely landscape.
    That print does remind me of Liberty's William Morris prints although the Donaldson pieces I've sold in the past have had "Liberty" printed on the selvage.
    Gah! Dodgy repairs! I often get caught out with bodged jobs which take an age to sort out but it's so rewardring when you get a wearable piece in the end. xxx

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    1. Oo, that's interesting to know. No such printing anywhere on my dress, so maybe it's not Liberty after all. I wonder what other companies were licensed to produce Morris's designs. And which ones did similar designs because they were keen to cash in on the trend?! I'll have to get some books out of the library and find out more. I love the detective bit of buying vintage clothing much more than the mending bit!! xx

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  4. Those photographs are fabulous and really catch the atmosphere, with you as a heathery vision in the midst of it all. The jacket is fabulous, I do love a tweed jacket! xxx

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  5. Those muted pinks look beautiful against the scenery! I do love both tweed and liberty prints so I really enjoy your styling here. I agree that the print defiantly looks liberty even if it isn't labeled!

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  6. These shades of pink look so good on you - who would have thought of pink as an autumnal colour? They show yet again how pink is not something I should run a mile from!

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  7. Love all these pinks together - feminine and classy. I don't wear much pink but maybe I could like this - you've convinced me it looks great. You seem to have a knack for finding clothes with dodgy alterations!! xx

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  8. Love these muted tones, and you look gorgeous against the landscape. Thanks for linking up, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  9. You wanted pink and you did pink, in a tremendous way! It's a very autumnal tone of pink and I have a 1990s Laura Ashley coat and handbag that would go well with this outfit as they're the same tone.

    The fabric looks very much like a William Morris print. Perhaps it was an 'inspired by' design. I have a dress from Warehouse that I bought about 10 years ago that has a similar type of print. I'll have to dig it out when I get home to see if it's the same as yours. xx

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  10. That's a super outfit - the jacket and dress are especially nice. It does look like a Liberty print, but if it is one it's one I've never seen. If Donaldson was a proud Scot, could the print have been designed by Rennie Mackintosh or one of his circle?

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  11. Gorgeous blazer - it looks so good with the smaller lighter print of the dress.

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  12. I love these hues together and have a soft spot for tweed, though I don't have a single piece as I can't wear natural fibers next to my skin. x

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  13. I love your blend of all the shades of pink and berry and brown. Pink isn't what one would think of first for autumn- but it works really well here!

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