Voodoo Vixen has done it again!! And this time they’ve collaborated with one of the first pin-up fashion bloggers I ever found Miss Victory Violet <3 🙌🏾
This stunning, plaid (squee!~), bow accented dress with cuffs & pleated back is figure flattering & very comfy. Can’t say the same about these shoes sadly. VV doesn’t carry XS, & I recommend sizing down if you’re in between. I’m not wearing any shape wear which I tend to do for my wiggle dress otherwise it’d look a lot “neater” as the fabric is on the thinner side.
I really liked these pictures, the outtakes were CRAZY though lolol I might post them but I’m already spamming these since I definitely feel like a total vixen in this dress .
Today I’m wearing yet another one of my own designs! I got this co-ord tailored last month using two different types of indigo dyed fabric. I’m having a bit of a love affair with indigo dyed cloth at the moment - it’s so vibrant and unique, even though the dye will stain anything it comes in contact with (I learned that the hard way!) This is a more vintage inspired look than I’ve been going for of late, but then I find colder weather to be more conducive to retro looks like this. There’s something a bit 40s about the cut of the skirt and blouse, and with my old Unique Vintage umbrella in tow, I rather feel like singing in the rain!
Although vintage and vintage inspired fashion has forever been my jam, I’ve never been too fond of the styling that typically accompanies 40s and 50s inspired looks. Here’s my top tip for rocking mid century inspired ensembles without going all the way into pin-up territory: keep your styling simple. I’ve styled this co-ord with a minimalist crossbody satchel and equally pared down clog sandals - both timeless, classic pieces that can blend in with any era. And instead of the standard pin-up coiffure, I’ve pulled back my hair with a velvet ribbon and let my natural curls do their thing. So the overall look has a vintage air while remaining timeless and contemporary.
I’ve linked to some of my favourite plus size co-ord sets this season in the widget below. Just swipe through to see my picks!