If you feel like it’s unusual to see me in purple it’s because it is. It’s one of the few colours I don’t usually wear, to the point that I generally gloss over any purple styles I see whilst shopping, not even registering on my radar. However, the moment I saw this Lady V Amethyst Dirdle dress I was in love, immediately envisioning pairing it with a green cardigan to lift up the purple and put one in mind of rich toned, previous jewels.
Plus, something about purple makes me think of my mum, which is lovely given we just celebrated Mother’s Day yesterday. So let’s look at the dress that almost could have passed me by, but was much too stunning to do so!
There are parts of being a pinup that can be a bit tricky when you live in the British countryside as I do, in a village so small it has less inhabitants by half than most high schools have students. I live around 30-40minutes away from my two nearest ‘big’ towns that would have decent thrift and vintage stores, but having grown up on a dairy farm tucked away on the outskirts of two parishes I still have that farm girl mentality that I don’t go ‘into town’ but every once in a while when it’s needed. For that reason I’ve never developed good vintage shopping skills, because I just don’t go that often or know where to start, and thus the access to true vintage in my life is pretty limited.
So I was pretty pleased to recently come into contact with Vecchio Vintage, a website offering a curated selection of vintage clothing and accessories, because sites like Vecchio Vintage do all the hard work for you; they scout and discover all the best vintage, and bring it together into one handy dandy online boutique where you can easily filter and sift through the selection without having to physically sift through endless clothing racks just looking for that rare diamond amongst the ruff(les.) See what I did there? 😉