Has everyone popped over to Joanna's lovely blog, Dividing Vintage Moments?
Joanna, like so many others in blog land, is a constant source of vintage inspiration, with her divine collection of princess coats, Lilli Anne suits and breathtaking jewellery. I really could spend hours raving and gushing like a star struck teen about my many girl crushes on blog legends, who daily, inspire me stylistically and creatively with their lives full of vintage love.
So when Joanna challenged her readers to ponder their inspirations, I couldn't help but reminisce about my vintage and blogging journey and what it is about retro and vintage that rocks my world and inspires me so.
So, in no specific order, my inspirations are;
1. Vintage blogs
Duh! Where would I be without my daily fix of vintage goodness. I am enthralled and entranced by the many vintage loving beauties out there in blog land. If only I could raid all those wardrobes!
In my hair, on my frocks, on my jewellery, I am such a sucker for floral.
Nothing makes me feel more like a lady than donning a pair of vintage gloves. And luckily for me I have freakishly small hands and so any vintage gloves I find always fit!
4. Vintage half hats
I love making them, and love wearing them even more. There is a certain allure to a little hat covered in flowers and ribbons tilted on a jaunty angle. I LOVE them, and my little collection is ever growing with a few more I picked up recently to feature in their own post soon.
5. 50's silhouette
My body is made for the nipped in waist and fuller skirts of this style. If ever there was a cut of frock that truly makes me feel gorgeous, this is it!
6. Peter Pan Collar
So girlish and so sweet, I just swoon when I spot a peter pan collar. And I am so obsessed with them that I have been known to sew a collar on a dress just to make it even better.
7. Pussy Bows
Like the peter pan collar, I just can't resist the flirtyness of the pussy bow. It is so full of contradictions. Is it sexy or straight laced? Whatever it is I adore them!
8. Capes and capelets
Sometimes a jacket just doesn't cut it and only an adorable little cape worn demurely over the shoulders will do. And a capelet or stole feels more appropriate with a vintage frock.
I have a HUGE collection of bags, with some of my most treasured items being my vintage and antique bags. From gorgeous little red patent leather numbers to stunning embroidered and beaded lovelies I simply can't have enough bags!
10. Umm, this is going to sound weird but......
honestly I just am so inspired by gorgeous little old nana's with their grace and dignity and unfailing ability to match their hat to their suit and their gloves to their coat. I am such a nana on the inside and I work with the blue rinse set so really it is no wonder I admire them so and find myself emulating their style.
I could probably go on and on as I have so many inspirations and vintage obsessions and find new ones all the time.
Why don't you head over to Joanna's and see her inspirations and enter her giveaway.
What are your inspirations?