You guys know I’m really into vintage and feminine looks. So when Topvintage, a great webshop with thousands of retro-inspired items, approached me if I’d be interested in showing some of their Topvintage accessories, ofcourse I said yes (well I kind of screamed actually, #NeverApologizeForYourEnthusiasm).
Retro can be a lot of things, and in the beginning it was a bit hard not to be swooned by colorful flowers and headbands: all awesome accessories… but not me. I wanted a hint of Dita Von Teese with just a smidge of quierkiness.
Imagine my delight when I spotted this friggin’ amazing bag with handprint! How funny is this??? It pretty much goes with everything I own (because hello, black!) and it’s classy without being boring. Love love love it. It can be worn as a bag, or you can remove the straps and wear it as a clutch (not sure how to carry it? Just follow the handprint, hah!)
Then I also spotted these retro sunglasses… I have a similar model in a leopardprint and I have been on the lookout for great black ones for ages, so thanks Topvintage accessories because these are perfect :).
What better way to wear this than with a feminine little black dress that highlights your waist, some sparkly heels and red lipstick? The dress is the “Lyra” from Uk brand Lady V and was designed by blogger and insanely hot babe Georgina from fullerfigurefullerbust. The sizing is very true to size (I’m wearing a UK20, it goes up to a UK 30/32!). I was a bit worried that it might be a bit short but it’s a perfect length actually, and I love how you can tie the waist yourself (I like showing it off, so wrap me up good baby!). As far as flattering goes, this is pretty much the perfect dress: V-neck, sleeves, shows the waist and skims over the hips until it hits you at the knee, and in a fabric that falls heavy enough to not show any lumps but light enough to still be flowy.
Oh, and besides accessories, Topvintage also sells intimates, shoes, swimwear, clothes and dresses… including Lady V! So definitely go check out their shop, they have so many amazing things for girls in every size and style :).
dress – Lady V
heels – New Look