I put this outfit together pretty much entirely inspired by the below photo of Vicki of The Magpie Girl. I love the matching colours and the pockets and pretty much everything about it! I remembered that I actually had a pinafore dress (or two) but I had started to think I look too childish in them and shoved them to the back of the closet. However now I am just embracing the childish look and going all out girly.
This outfit is made up of handmade and thrifted items. The top and dress are both from charity shops. My mum made the hair bow and I made my peter pan collar on Friday evening. It's made from a lovely sparkly black felt - and I have more of the same in a snowy white felt and black with big silver stars on it! I think it would go pretty well with my galaxy dress next time I wear it. I learnt how to make it from a tutorial on Runwaydiy.com and it is really easy to follow. However I need some fashion advice before going further and make many more.. I wore this all day but it kept getting bunched up or moved to the side. It would not stay in place at all! I know other people must have detachable collars - I see them in blogs and in the shops. So what do you do to keep a collar in place? Should I weight it somehow? Advice would be really appreciated.
|The sun was right in my eyes so there are just a bazillion pictures of me squinting. Sorry guys!|
|Outfit inspiration from The Magpie Girl|
|I am so pleased with my handmade collar and the pink bows going on from the back!|
|Sparkles and buttons cannot be beaten. Really pleased with how simple and easy it was to do. If I can fix the movement problem I shall make several.|
|This is the walled cathedral garden that makes me think of the Secret Garden. We had picnics here last summer, but now it is rather dead looking. Usually this is all flowers.|
|I can't resist sharing photos from my visit to my parents. I got up early to go to Edinburgh in the morning and this was the sunrise view from their house. I do miss hills and dales when I am back in London.|
|And just to go with the snow, this is my Lego Invisible Man I made the other morning. I have so much Lego to share at the moment there is going to be a big Lego post later!|