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Erstwilder, I’m a fan! Two gorgeous little resin critters coming soon to decorate my cardigans.

Sleeping Cat and Senor Sombrero Owl

Sleeping Cat and Senor Sombrero Owl


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Making vintage style hats has sent me on a search for some of the real thing. Thanks to Poppycock Vintage Hats I now have some gorgeous cheapies… nothing over $20!

Vintage 60s velvet


40s - 60s wool


70s straw bowler


70s raffia contrast hat


I could have bought the lot, but money is tight. Of course if anyone wants to buy me a present…

I found some pretty vintage trims at the local Vinnies so I’ll be making more hats over the next few days and I promise photos and a giveaway!

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Present for me

I forgot that in my supply hunter mode I found something I had to get for myself.  From the quite wondrous etsy shop Memmori.

Beheaded woman medal

I do love medals, oh and waistcoats, and ties. This little jewel rocks my world.

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Handmade favourites


Made by me for me. I quite literally have cases and cases of jewellery but these are the pieces I’ve been wearing quite a bit.

Bee necklace -> Long heart and diamante pendant -> Swan Locket -> Ship necklace -> Diamante hair clips -> Cameo in frame necklace. With the exception of the long heart pendant I have the supplies to make the rest for others.

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skirt black pencil high waist suspenders


A great little skirt from Inspired Insanity under $40. The business is run by a cool Roller Derby chick, so it is nice to support a small business.

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Just some little extras that were in my DP order. I am a sucker for coloured tights and I really needed some skinny belts as I already have some thick ones.

Cream sheer floral tights

Cream sheer floral tights

Red opauqe tights

Red opauqe tights

Black skinny bow belt

Black skinny bow belt


Stone fixed bow skinny belt

Stone fixed bow skinny belt


I make pretty much all my own jewellery and hair accessories. I’ll do a post on them soon.



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Dear Dorothy Perkins you make my life simple.

Love Nadine.

£113 including shipping and I am done with shopping for the new season. Yay!

Peter Pan collar and stripes FTW

Butterfly print

Roman Holiday frock

Vintage style soft dress

Black petal ruffle dress

Black petal ruffle dress


Floral tea dress one

Floral tea dress two

Candy stripes

Ballerina print frock

With my previous haul I now have everything I need. I can even “winterize” them with spencers and cardigans.

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Super Shop!

Went a little crazy at the Dorothy Perkins sale. Paid £115 and got a great swag.


French Summer Frock


Lime bouquet heart back dress


Peter Pan collar polka dot print


Citrus summer frock one

Citrus summer frock two


Bold monochrome


Hummingbird and floral frock


Edwardian style georgette top




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New shoes

Black and tans


Yet another pair of cute shoes for under $30 from Rivers. Very happy indeed.

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Flappers and Philosophers

Tonight I rediscovered a box of feathers I had sitting around and decided to make some 1920s inspired hair clips for myself. The results as follows:

Peacock feathers and velvet

Peahen, lace and pearls

The clip below is up for grabs for free. Email me at nwhitney[at]13am.net if you would like it:

Hair clip giveaway

I also made some standard floral headbands. One with a flower I made out of soft fabric and the other with a shop bought flower and black feathers:

All purpose black rose and feather headband

Fabric flower and pearls

I plan to make more but need some more glue for my trusty hot glue gun. With more practice I am hoping I get better at these.

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