Happy Monday Folks! Another weekend, gone, so quickly!

I had a lovely relaxing weekend. If we’re friends on Instagram you may have seen that i am the proud new owner of a sewing machine. My sis came down to assist me on Saturday as she’s quite the pro and we potched about with it. And then…. Then i was on my own with it. And now i’m scared of it! I need to do some reading up i think as it is not coming naturally let me tell you. But i’ve only had the thing 2 days, we just don’t know each other well enough yet. So i’m booking us a 2hour date together this afternoon to get to know one another better. Wish me luck!

Vintage 1960’s Dress Via Ebay seller: Retro Rainbow Vintage (she has some AMAZING well priced pieces)
Brooch: Vintage
Daps & hair tie: New Look
Bag: Chelsea Girl range at River Island (on major sale)

I flippin’ love this dress. It came with the most amazing vintage elastic white and red belt which, on the day of wearing  the dress, little to my knowledge, my son had stashed the belt away in his toy box. I was so sad!! But alas mama bear has found the belt and restored to its rightful place.
Even hubby looked up and smiled and passed a positive comment on this dress which never happens 😉
And the shoes. Do you call these daps? Or what? My mum used to buy us these when we were kids, the cheap mans trainers. She wouldn’t buy us the top notch, fancy pants trainers all my friends were wearing, we had daps… and now i’ve gone full circle back to the daps. And my my they are comfy! Maybe you were on to something mum?? (hiii by the way mum, i know you’re a lurker reading this xx)
And is it me or are my legs getting whiter? Seriously,  i’m going to be translucent soon. Come on Britain, show us some sun!

Ok lovelies, have yourselves a lovely week! I’ll let you know how my sewing endeavours go…

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  1. July 16, 2012 / 9:21 am

    Love the dress, and wahey for the new sewing machine. I spent most of my Sunday teaching kids how to use one yesterday, as part of our camping skills day for the guides we are taking away next week!

  2. July 16, 2012 / 9:48 am

    Oh wow this dress looks stunning on you! You really suit red!

  3. July 16, 2012 / 10:40 am

    Eeeeekk that is just the perfect dress in every way! I am straight on that eBay seller.
    I hope you become friends with your sewing machine =) it's a skill I would love to pick up!

  4. July 16, 2012 / 10:49 am

    Lovely Dress ,you look cute 🙂

    Have a happy Monday xoxo

  5. July 16, 2012 / 11:08 am

    you look great in this dress, love how you styled it with with the white pumps 🙂 great vintage outfit. you look beautiful 🙂
    I'm the same i'm completely terrified of my sewing machine, I really need to get to grips with it to save on hand sewing everthing 🙂

    Jo. x

  6. July 16, 2012 / 11:33 am

    I love you in red, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so gorgeous.Well I love you in all colour, my dear Rachel
    I am keeping the link of the Ebay shop for the future.

  7. July 16, 2012 / 12:32 pm

    You look like a laaaaaaaadddy in that dress! (bit like the Queen??) Looks fab on you though with dark hair, I like, I like a lot 🙂

    Mum, if you're reading, I say hi too!!

    x x

  8. July 16, 2012 / 1:03 pm

    Fun throwback!

  9. July 16, 2012 / 1:58 pm

    What a fab dress – and the sneaks and hair wrap give you the perfect retro vibe, while still modern. Thanks so much for linking up with Visible Monday!

  10. July 16, 2012 / 2:06 pm

    I am so envious of everyone who can wear red well!

  11. July 16, 2012 / 3:35 pm

    That dress is lovely, it really suits you! Fear not the sewing machine, relax and have a blast! x

  12. July 16, 2012 / 5:47 pm

    So cute, headband is gorgeous 🙂

  13. July 16, 2012 / 7:05 pm

    This is such a bright, sharp look. It's no wonder you get compliments! And congratulations on the new, but scary sewing machine.

  14. July 16, 2012 / 8:02 pm

    I've bought some great dresses from that ebayer seller. You look so lovely in red, that dress is great! Don't be scared of your sewing machine, it might take a while but soon you'll be getting along just fine (I've just got an overlocker and am currently looking at in horror, I've no idea how to thread the damn thing!) x

  15. July 16, 2012 / 10:01 pm

    Hi Rachel
    You look so gorgeous in this dress. Thanks so much for your business and hope to see u soon at Retro Rainbow Vintage! ps some gorgeous dresses on their way from the States as we speak so keep an eye out on my shop!

  16. July 16, 2012 / 10:24 pm

    I love this dress, the color is perfect, and the toy-box accessorizing sublime 🙂 I loved those white fake kids when I was a kid, all through my 20s…and yes, even now, except I have blue ones from Payless. Can't beat a comfy, classic sneaker, even if it doesn't say Keds 🙂

  17. July 17, 2012 / 1:14 am

    This outfit is so retro rad; and it makes you look effing skinny!!!! And that's all I have to say about that.
    Happy Monday, love!


  18. July 17, 2012 / 9:10 am

    You look smashing in red!! 🙂 love the white shoes with the dress, such a cute retro look! 🙂

  19. July 18, 2012 / 12:43 pm

    Sorry………had to comment again! THIS DRESS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

    And thank you for dropping by the blog!

  20. July 23, 2012 / 2:54 am

    Love that vintage brooch. Thanks so much for sharing on Monday Mingle.


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