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If you've not been following me since the beginning of this blog, you may not know that in my past I was VERY into vintage fashion. I used to set my hair like Marilyn Monroe, all my clothes were inspired by 1950's stylings or earlier and I even used to have a little business doing retro hair styling at vintage fairs. Although my personal style has evolved over time I've never lost my appreciation for fashion history and the high glamour of decades past. When I noticed this dress on the Karen Millen website I just adored the sexy yet refined look and how unusual it is to see a faux leather dress in this flared midi style as opposed to the usual bodycon styles you often see in this fabric.

Honestly when I ordered it I wasn't exactly sure how I was going to style this beautiful frock, but when I put it on I immediately felt the secret agent vibes and knew I had to go all the way with a campy glam vintage inspired look. A beret was an obvious choice but boy was I thrilled when I spotted this gorgeous heart shaped bag and its shiny bold red patent finish! I love how the look turned out even though it's hardly an everyday outfit, but isn't that part of the fun of fashion?

I think this dress actually runs pretty big and I would ideally have had a size smaller, so if you're thinking of grabbing one keep that in mind! 


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Faux Leather Belted Midi Shirt Dress by Karen Millen - £104.30 *on sale*

Heart Crossbody Bag in Red by ASOS DESIGN - £24.00

Red Wool Beret by ASOS DESIGN - £3.50 *on sale*

Photos by the wonderful Syrens Studio!