Cute Flats: Vintage Inspired, High Street, and Beyond

I’ve often featured cute vintage inspired heels here on the blog, but every time I do I hear from women who can’t wear heels, whether for health reasons or for lack of balance and will to torture oneself just to appear a little taller. I often feel most stylish when I’m able to finish off an outfit with a great pair of heels, but for practical reasons these days I feel the inclination to do that less and less socially. As such, I’ve been on a slightly obsessive hunt the last few months to find as many interesting pairs of flats as I can so that I can complete my outfits in both comfort and style without feeling I’m sacrificing any of the latter by sidestepping my heels.

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Friday, I’m in Love 

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these wishlist style posts! We’re finally transitioning into the SS18 release season, though, after what felt like a very long start to the year, so there’s beautiful items appearing all over our vintage inspired community. Time to look at some of my favourites!

Voodoo Vixen

Voodoo Vixen’s full SS18 Lookbook isn’t out yet, but even from the first items we’re beginning to see making their way onto VV’s own site and to their various stockists it’s clear this is their best season yet. This Dana Tropical Print dress is beyond adorable and making me year for warm weather to have a summery garden party with my besties featuring tropical cocktails, while the Jean border print dress and skirt both feature such an authentic feeling print that it’s giving me grabby hands.


Zara have some amazing vintage-inspired handbags for sale right now, and at great prices. Whether you’re looking for something wicker, a feel of lucite or a touch of metallic basket weaving, they’ve got a host of options!

Vixen by Micheline Pitt

I have the black and white striped Dollface dress and I just love it, so I’m a bit moony over the blue striped version that’s just been released. I’m also obsessed with the Frenchie Swing dress, which is everything I could ever hope for in my black-sheer-overlay dreams.

Miss L Fire

I only have one pair of Miss L Fire shoes that I picked up in their winter sale, after swooning over a totally different pair (the Amber heels, sigh) for months. Now their SS18 pre-orders are up and these yellow and blue Loretta heels are making me feel all the things!

Miss Candyfloss

L to R: Augustina tartan swing dress, Lorena sleeveless swing dress, Giustina Roman Holiday swing dress

Y’all know I’m obsessed with Miss Candyfloss, in particular their winter lines always slay me. This SS18 line, though, is really looking to take the cake! So many gorgeous, gorgeous vibrant styles are coming our way, from fun contrasting colourblocked swing dresses to polka dots, fabulous shawl collars and all the mustard I could ever want.

Lucky Lou Shoes

I’ve wanted a pair of Lucky Lou shoes for so long now, and this beautiful green pair of hand carved Souvenir wedges is pure perfection. And in case you aren’t aware, they do some amazing bangles too; I own several of their clear lucite style bangles in red and amber gold, but I definitely need to add some of their green and black styles to my collection as well.

I could go on for an age more, but it’s probably best I don’t reveal quite how much time I spend drooling over pretty things. What have you got your eye on at the moment? Have you bought anything new recently you’re thrilled with? 

Friday I’m In Love 

Ah, January, you nemesis to the monthly budget. Christmas has gone and so have the sales, and still, still, what would you know, there are pretty things to covet. Who woulda thunk it?

B.A.I.T Footwear


These Haku boots kill me. I keep launching on desperate internet searches to find something similar that I can actually justify spending out on this month but alas, I always have to concede that my search results just cannot live up to these beauties. One day, perhaps. One day. Continue reading

Friday, I’m In Love

It’s very definitely autumn now and pretty much every brand has begun to release their AW lines, or at least pre-orders and sneak peeks. There’s lots of pretty new things floating around, so what’s a girl to do? Let’s drool over them together.

Haute of Haute

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Friday, I’m In Love 

It’s the end of another week and time to look at some more gorgeous things I’ve recently found myself swooning over.

The Bonnit


You may have (probably have) heard of The Bonnit, a modern rain bonnet company who proudly proclaim they’re ‘not your grandmother’s bonnet.’ Each pack of 2 sports one clear and one decoratively printed rain bonnet to help keep your much-slaved-over vintage set neat and dry while you’re out and about. Continue reading

Friday, I’m In Love

It’s time again: it’s Friday and I feel like holding hands to look at some pretties together. Let’s go!



These Bonnie skirts are full, buttoned and adorable. I’ve been desperate to get my little paws on the Texas Rose print for a couple of months already, but lately the Caribbean Cruise print has been tempting me as well. Continue reading

Friday, I’m In Love!

It’s Friday, which means it’s time to lust over pretty things. That’s normal, right? You all know that slogan, surely? ‘Thank god it’s Friday, the day of commercial coveting.’ Yeah, exactly, knew you’d remember once I jogged your memory. Plus, as it happens it’s less than a month until my birthday, the dreaded big 3-0, so this lust list also happens to be a list of items I’ve been sorely tempted to add to my birthday wishlist.

Emily and Fin 


Emily and Fin Bed of Roses Florence skirt & Florence dress

This Bed of Roses print reminds me of true vintage prints, which isn’t necessarily as common as you’d expect among repro companies. It’s particularly funny since Emily and Fin aren’t strictly a vintage inspired brand, but only channel some vintage elements in their designs. I’ve never tried any of their pieces before and I’m not overly familiar with their line, but this print really tempts me to pick up my first E&F piece. Continue reading

Friday, I’m In Love! 

It’s now past the time of Boxing Day and New Year sales. I’ve spent my Christmas bonus and Christmas money, have treated myself to plenty in those sales, and now it’s time to pull in the purse strings. Saying that, though, doesn’t make it easy though: all the pretty things don’t just stop existing merely because I can’t afford to buy them. So to get out all of that lust and appreciation for the sparkly twinkles I was not able to buy, I thought I’d do a fun (read as: wistful, sighing) little lust list post. Let’s hold hands and look at the lovelies together while we gleefully ignore our January bills lurking in our mail piles.

Red Ascot dress by The Pretty Dress Company

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Most Wanted: AW15 Previews

Now that we’re mid-way through September that means one thing: the Autumn/Winter lines are dropping soon, with some pieces popping up for purchase already. There’s lots of gorgeous pieces coming from all of our favourite repro brands, so I thought I’d compile a post of my Most Wanted pieces already previewed from this season’s upcoming lines.

Pinup Girl Clothing

With only some of the fall line officially previewed in their Coming Soon section and yet more teased recently on their Instagram from their AW shoots, there’s a real mixture of styles due from PUG this season. Expect to see some 80s girl band inspired bright prints offered side by side with classic cut workwear appropriate pieces, floor length decadent gowns, 40s and 30s inspired tea dresses and prints, the Monica dress in two new colourways, and a touch of vampish glamour from Deadly Dames with faux leather.

Lillith skirt

Lillith Skirt

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Wishful Thinking – A Pinup’s Birthday List

I come from a big family and part of having that background is that we’re really organised when it comes to gift giving holidays. At Christmas I ask all my siblings, niblings, in-laws and mother to write wishlists and to report to me when they would like gift ideas for one another so I can keep check and make sure there’s no repeat gifting. This carries over to our birthdays too.

Last year I asked any friends or family who wanted to buy me a present to please give me a Pinup Girl Clothing giftcard, if they were happy to, and I was thrilled to be able to buy 3 brand new dresses I had been lusting after for months from their Summer line. This year I can’t help but ask for the same kind of funding for my PUG habit, especially as I’m saving for my US trip this autumn, but there’s so many gorgeous things I’ve seen that I thought it would be fun to create an imaginary wishlist post of other things I have been loving lately. I definitely can’t afford to buy all these things right now, but maybe you’ll see something you love too and if you buy anything, you can let me live vicariously through you. We’ll hold hands online and breathe in the prettiness, it’ll be super neat, I promise.


Glamour Bunny Seven Year Itch dress

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