Sunday, March 3, 2013

Everything but the victory rolls (an outfit post)

After re-familiarizing myself with UK retro clothing line Collectif (which, by the way, is having a 50% off full-priced clothing sale, from now until March 3rd!), I was inspired to style a 1940s-esque outfit of my own this week for work:

The one thing I didn't have time/patience for was an era-appropriate hairstyle!  I have a great book called Style Me Vintage: Hair (available here) which has excellent pictures, references and step-by-step instructions of all kinds of hairstyles, from 1920s finger waves to 1970s feathered 'dos.  The problem is that I haven't had enough time to really familiarize myself with it and try out any of the styles!

Outfit details
Teal blouse: Forever 21
Black jumper: Bernie Dexter, via Ebay (similar look here from Bettie Page Clothing)
Sheer black tights: Urban Outfitters
The Best of Times Heel in Noir: ModCloth

Some of the best retro hair tutorials I've seen are from the beauty blog ruby red.  The result of the victory rolls tutorial looks super clean:

She recommends this other retro styling book, which I may just have to look into...

I also love the pictures she posted of this dreamy mid-century updo:

All via ruby red

Just more things to add to my ever-growing list of things I need to learn how to do.  Hopefully I'll start crossing more of those items off my list soon enough.  One thing I did cross off my list was figuring out how to take much better quality pictures with my camera while using the self-timer!  So hopefully this will be the last of the quasi-blurry pictures for a while (fingers crossed!).

Have a lovely Sunday!
xox Sammi


  1. Awesome outfit!
    I love the hair links, I don't do my hair enough, these tutorials will inspire me. Or maybe I'll get a great book like Style Me Vintage.
    The last one is so pretty! I love the back.

  2. I really need to learn how to do more hairstyles too! All I know how to do is to curl or wave my hair. Pretty boring! Anyways, I love your outfit though, you look amazing in teal!


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