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Monday, 12 March 2012

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(Dress:C/O Roamkix Vintage, Sunglasses: New York, Socks & Shoes: Topshop, Lipstick:Topshop Mischeif)

Now, if you know me I'm one of those people who just isn't 'good' with buying vintage. I have little patience, a tendency to impulse buy and few skills to make the little alterations that usually come with buying it, meaning I salute anyone that can, and usually simply admire from afar. However, when I discovered the magic that Roamkix vintage have to offer, all of my preconceptions were sent out of the window. With dresses tailored to size and hand-picked by some seriously clued up ladies from London, Paris and Anglesey Sea Side- these pieces are carefully selected to be worn and loved offering to bring 'a sense of discovery to your wardrobe'.

So, after having a browse on their website, I couldn't help but fall in love with this huge collared, (in the words of my mum) 'Alice in Wonderland' number. Okay, so it's probably a theatrical and arguably the collar is a teeny bit big (watch out Harry Hill) but isn't that what dressing vintage is all about- having a bit of fun? I thought I'd go all out and add a beehive and cat eyed glasses for a playful fifties inspired look- something I'm probably becoming a little over comfortable doing.

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Following that, a peek at the brands Look-book was on the agenda, and if you haven't paid them a visit already why on earth not? Laden with competitively priced pieces in delicious pastels, pretty prints, and enough variety to leave Beyond Retro shaking in it's boots, there really are some bargains not to be missed (just make sure you save me the vintage blue floral dress- I'm hoping to nab that come pay-day!)

x

67 comments:

  1. You look absolutely amazing, sweet!

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  2. Liv you look amazing! This dress is beautiful and you really suit it. I'm the same with vintage!xxx

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  3. Olivia! I love this! The dress, even the hair and everything else makes you look like a character from a 50's movie! Adore your socks too! You styled the dress so well! Lovely! xx

    - Ally @ Styled With Leather

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  4. Aww wow! evereything about this is SO cute! You look like a doll :)

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  5. LIVVVVVV! I LOVE THIS. You absolute beauty this is such a lovely outfit! And I love your hair :D
    x

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  6. i love your sunglasses! i bought some like it the other day, but not in black - def want a black pair :)
    nevertemptfate.blogspot.com x

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  7. You look absolutely gorgeous in all the pictures. I really like the blue dress and red lipstick, they go well together!

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  8. That looks so cute on you. Great find and amazing that they style them all to fit. Looks fab :)

    Mel x
    www.mediamarmalade.com

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  9. That dress is lovely! I love your hair too, works so well with the vintage feel of the dress xx

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  10. I love everything about that dress and your look as a whole--perfection!

    Obviously i am a massive Alice in Wonderland fan ;)

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  11. love love love this outfit! plus quoting The Tribes...A* :)
    xx

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  12. You look gorgeous! Alice in Wonderland was the first thought that sprang to mind, but in a good way of course. Off to check out their site now! xx

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  13. Absolutely LOVE the whole look!! Stunning :) Great post, too!

    whatrebeccasaid.blogspot.com xxxxx

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  14. That dress is so fun! Gorgeous! :) xx

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    1. stunning, love the lighting too. Your hair looks perfect with that dress xx

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  15. You pull this off so effortlessly!

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  16. Such pretty dresses and you look wonderful! :)
    Joelle
    xoxo

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  17. What a darling, retro chic dress. Super pretty captures. x

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  18. You look gorgeous!

    xoxo, Laura
    http://styleandsuhsi.blogspot.com

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  19. This is a fantastic look... you contrast the little-girl look with a grown up beehive and sunnies - stops the outfit looking too cutesey and is perfect!

    Catherine x
    http://www.notdressedaslamb.com/

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  20. Oh my goodness Olivia, you look absolutely amazing!
    xo

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  21. fab look Olivia...look the shades!!

    shyla xx

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  22. Wow ! You are amazing with this dress !

    Xoxo
    Cassandre from http://duodeuxmode.blogspot.com/

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  23. You look SO lovely, I'm in love with this dress! xoxo

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  24. i definitely agree, i find it so difficult to 'source' vintage because i have no patience for hunting through racks with various sizes on the high street, nevermind somewhere where i know you'll only really find one off pieces. yet again, i absolutely love your outfit choices. you make me want to fling my entire wardrobe away and start afresh! hope you're well.
    xx

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  25. Oh my goodness, you are such an amazing blogger, my fave blog of all time :)
    please please please take a look at our upstarting blog
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    P.s: I NEEEED those sunglasses <3 xxx

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  26. You look amazing! Love the black/white photo

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  27. wow! So amazingly cute! I love the other inspirational pictures!

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  28. You're outfit looks great! Completely obsessed with that website now! Everything looks amazing and it's not too expensive :) xx

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  29. Love the dress and the Lookbook is so pretty. I'll definitely be checking them out x

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  30. That dress is gorgeous! The beehive goes so well with the outfit too.


    Georgie <3

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  31. this little store is RIGHT up my street! absolutely gorgeous pieces!
    you look lovely <3 :)

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  32. ooh that's such a fantastic collar! i'm not good at vintage either.. i'm just too lazy! but will have to check this out x

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  33. Looks like they have some really lovely bits! You look so brill, the dress is lovely, I really love the colour and the massive collar!

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  34. Those pictures are gorgeous!

    - Olivia xx
    http://that-is-my-style.blogspot.com

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  35. Totally love this whole look on you!
    Happy Tuesday hun xoxo
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  36. Your style is amazing! I would love to be like you ;) xx

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  37. Love it Liv!! Such a cute dress and the hair really seals the deal, hair tutorial please :) xx

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  38. What an amazing dress! Love the collar. And I also love the fact it's vintage from Paris London... and Anglesey :p xx

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  39. SUCH a cute dress x

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  40. Wow! You look beaut! One of my favourite outfits so far!
    xo

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  41. This is such a lovely dress, we love the oversized collar.
    Definitely checking this website out, summer demands this type of dress we reckon!
    JS xx

    http://januarysublime.com

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  42. You posts are always a pleasure to read and your clothes are always stunning. <3

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  43. this dress is amazing! with collars i always think 'the bigger the better'. i'm terrible at finding nice vintage clothes so this new wave of online vintage shops is a godsend. the dresses on that site are absolutely gorgeous so thanks for the link! xx

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  44. I agree about vintage, I love the idea of it but don't often find stuff in vintage shops as there is quite a lot of tat or they don't have what I want in my size; companies that do all the legwork definitely have their advantages! The dress is so cute and I love how you've styled it with the socks and brogues!

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  45. Oh wowww, this dress is fantastic! So eye catching and perfect. Love the photos too :)

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  46. That dress is so cute, i love the collar on it!!
    xxx

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  47. The collar on that dress is just gorgeous. And the colour is great for spring

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  48. Love the way you've done your hair!

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  49. Wow your shots were beautiful

    NRC ♥

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  50. Thank-you for your lovely comment, no worries! I do understand a lot of people don't bother with commenting, but I wish they did! They don't understand how much they please me! Waah you look so beautiful! <3


    Lots of Love,

    Lily from Red Brick Lipstick

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  51. That dress is amazing, you have the best style! <3

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  52. Love the shoes!! I was wearing a similar pair yesterday (shown below!)

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  53. Such a lovely dress, deffinitely going to look at the website xx

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  54. I need those sunglasses! They are beautiful and excactly what I've been looking for! I know you got them in New York, but was it at a specific shop that might have a website or from a market? xxx

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  55. You look perfect.

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  56. Love this put together look!! it's so 70's i love it!!
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    S xx

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  57. I'm discovering your blog and I really like it!

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  58. Ahhhh I want this dress so much it pains me! x

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  59. Your so cute ! I need socks like these :)

    Love xx
    Melanie ~ www.mlncrd.com

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