Friday, 23 November 2012

#101 Missy L love Missy S

Need a coat to keep you toasty this winter? But still want to look classic and classy?
Well pop along to Miss Selfridge... I did!
They have too many wonderful vintage inspired coats on sale at the moment, garenteed to keep you warm but looking great and with the upcoming cold snap, we all need a bit of warmth, don't we ladies?!

This military style jacket is fussed up with the playful ruffles, this jacket is available in other colours and even a mac version but I do have a soft spot for this earthy colour. Actually,  I loved this so much I bought it!

Miss S          £75.00

There is nothing that says 50s chic than a bit of leopard print and this is screaming it! Matching colour a cuffs and the slanted pockets add perfect, detail to this wonderful trench.

Imagine this with high, high hair and a splash of red... Sassy!

Miss S       £85

I'm speachless.... I just wish I saw this first... Well maybe I should have two coats for winter.

Miss S...... £85

This 30s/ 40s style faux fur just oozes class.... The layered cut fur adds a certain je ne said qua.  Imagine stepping through the wardrobe into this sweetheart! And too make it even more attractive, it's in the sale too!!!

Miss S.           £75

This lovely 60s inspired coat, calls for some cream wool tights, a mini dress and some black pumps and maybe a nice big fur hat! 

pretty as a picture, Miss S.       £85

Keep warm and have a snuggley winter xxxx

Friday, 12 October 2012

aaaaand #100 The wonderful John Lewis!

Yes, John Lewis has opened in Exeter and I just had to go... What did I find? A veritable feast of vintage loveliness and here are just a few...
This Ghost dress could have easily stepped off a 1930's catwalk. The line, the cut, the fabric...

Stunning for a special night out!

Ghost dress   £195

And another! This dress, with it a-symmetrical lines and the fabric cut on the bias, with the button detail could have been seen on any silver screen startlet!

Ghost dress     £195

And from Ted Baker, this little faux fur number, the 40s inspired 3/4 length sleeves are just asking for a pair of evening gloves, the length of the jacket could be worn with anything from a kilt to a silk evening gown and being faux, it's guilt free .... I will be saving my pennies for this one...

Ted Baker      £229

This gorgeous poncho, is just stunning, imagine Dietrich sashaying around in this little sweetheart by Ted Baker for £119 (not cheap, but it will never go out of style)

And from Phase Eight... Polka Dots!!! There's not much I can say about this 50s inspired dress that va va voooom!

Phase Eight      £99

This lovely little dress has all the oriental overtones that 40s - 50s ladies craved. The sheer over dress with damsen design and wiggle cut would look stunning with an up do and a matching hair piece.

Phase Eight     £169

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

#99 How to spend £22 in Primark

So, my daughter was at a play date, I finished work early, my hairdressers appointment wasn't for a couple of hours, so what is a girl to do? Shop of course!

So, along with all my favourite vintage shops, I popped into Primark and what did I find?

Shoes, tights and a handbag for less than £25!

These cute little slip-ons, with a patent bow detail at only £10 where an absolute treat and the travel bag, an unbelievable £9 and only £3 for not one, but two  fishnet tights!

I am one happy camper right now!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

#98 That Coat!

It's that coat from the advert! I want this coat so badly, each time the advert comes on and this coat gets strutted by that amazing looking woman, I literally drool...  I'm now willing the weather to go bad... When the sun comes out I shake my fist to the sky and damn mother nature!

Marks and Spencer       £129

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Vintage Life

By the way all you Sweethearts out there, I have been spreading my vintage wings and writing for Vintage Life magazine. You can see my pieces in the last three editions and, crossed fingers, many more to come!

Look me up under Charlotte Cooper.

Love Missy Lil's

(Also get your butts over to my Missy Lil's facebook site! or my Sweethearts Facebook page for more sweethearts that didn't make it here!)

#97 Very Ms Brooks

Down from £17.99 to only £7.99 these little sweethearts have a classic 1920s Artdeco influenced detailing, make these an ideal addition to a low waisted sheer dress or a smart tailored suit.

New Look £7.99

Saturday, 1 September 2012

#96 Can you hack tie rack?

I was having a little alone time today, just me, my purse and the High Street I came across this little sweetheart.

Tie Rack. £39.99

Thursday, 16 August 2012

#95 Come to mama!

Words are not enough to describe how much I love this cranberry coloured dress, with it's jeweled detailed top and puffed 3/4 length sleeves, it's calling out to me... "Buy me... Buy me and wear me with wedges and bouffant hair... Maybe a jeweled Alice band..."

Maybe this from Aceessorize  for £16

Dress    H&M     £29.99

#94 Another one of those 'must have' lace tops

Oh my god, how can we live without this fabulous lace top?! The little frilled detail at the bottom give this beauty a bit of va va voom! Add a wiggle skirt and maybe an over-sized bracelet and hair up or down, you cannot help but look amazing!

H & M     £14.99

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

#93 Really dig those tiger feet

Miow! This fur trimmed wiggle-style dress is just purrrfect! And check out the shoes they suggest!

This simple wonderful dress is from Dotty P's for only £30!

#92 Very Ms Wood

How sweet would this look with a tight little wiggle skirt and a pair of killer heals???

Very Natalie Wood don't' you think?

TopShop   £36

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

#91 These boots were made for walking...

and showing off in... and looking fabulous in... and teaming with a kinky little mini dress...

How cute? Top off any 60's outfit with these little stunner's!

£99.99 from Kelda Deva for Clarkes

Thursday, 28 June 2012

#80 University Chic

Living in a university tow, I feel myself drawn to the shop with the chandelier, Jack Wills. A great place to pick up a classic cardy or a sturdy brolly, but don't think there's not a vintage bargain to be found... Oh no...
Betwixt all the scarves and blazers, I discovered this great wax coat...

A bit hefty on the old purse strings, but add a mini dress, a sharp bob and some monochrome pumps and you're living a mods dream!

Jack Wills   -  £129

Monday, 25 June 2012

#79 Hello Sailor

Ain't she sweet? Popeye little pipe would be peeping like crazy at this little number!

Republic   £30
Maybe add a little anchor brooch or patch and maybe this little hat by Missy Lil's  only £18

And then finish it off with a pair of white deck shoes or pumps
and it's ship ahoy!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

#78 Floral and Fred

Isn't it amazing what you can pick up in your local supermarket these days?

Flowery things don't have to be soaps or ovenmits, today we have even more delicious and tempting things, like this 50's inspired yellow and black dress.

The cut and large print is classic and the colours just scream summer... and it has 25% off! Team with a little yellow cardigan and some suede peephole shoes or some yellow espadrilles, and maybe to glam it up for an evening, add a wide belt, and you have one stunning dress...

Tesco    £30... "Every little helps"

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

#77 Mata-can do vintage

After a barrage of  high priced vintage inspired wear, I thought I'd get some bargains for you... So I visited Matalan!

These sweethearts from Matalan are a bargain at £18...
 They would look
saucy with a draped dress and a flower!

This sweet little number is lovely, and so is the price tag...
Dress   £18

And why not add a touch of finesse to that dress with these
 Peep shoe Shoes for only £18 (I see a pattern forming)

And how about this for a fantastic cossie?

Top £4!!!!

Bottoms £4!!!!!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

#76 it's fabulous, it's classic, in there NOW!

You cannot get a more perfectly silhouetted dress than this today.... Wowzas! It's sharp well taylored lines and little frilled embellishments just cry out "Wear me!... and maybe add a stole"

This fantastic dress is in Dorothy Perkins and my wardrobe now for only thirty quid... Yes, you did hear that right... £30!!!  

Thursday, 31 May 2012

#75 Just had to show you these!

I just had to tell you about this little sweethearts! You know there has to be a matching handbag somewhere... And I'm gonna' find it!

John Lewis   £64

Friday, 25 May 2012

#74 Top outfit... Top Shop... TopShop!

This sweetheart Halter Top has a lovely 50's bent to it, with it's halter neck detail and it's bold print. £26.99

These Shorts ping with orangy goodness and will neatly on the waist. The colour will show of your summer tan brilliantly! Unless you prefer to stay pale and interesting like me... Then I would suggest a slighty more subtle colour!
Pricey at £50, but worth it!

And top top the outfit off perfectly are these lovely little Shoes.
The golden rule of dressing is team brightly coloured shoes with a monochrome outfit... Well, why not switch that around!
By French Sole for TopShop £105

And I wouldn't be Missy Lil's if I didn't recommend at least one flower for your hair! £6.50.

And why not top the outfit off with a pair of these Carman Miranda studs for £6.50

Sunday, 20 May 2012

#73 Pound for pound...


Just had to share this poundshop bargain I got...
For a pound...

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

#72 Accessorise with a Z

Doesn't this just ooze 20s/30's decadence and style?! Imagine sitting on your verandah, sipping Pimms and fanning yourself from the blistering English sun...

Lovely and all for only £6 from Accessorize

With the 20's came the love of Orientalism and this Aztec inspired bangle is a perfect example of their love of Eastern design.

Again from Accessorize but this time al little more but still a bargain at £12

These lovely charcoal woolen gloves with button detail, are not only designed to be worn or but, in true Hollywood style, held nanchalantly or hung out of your designer handbag.
Only £12 , again from Accessorize.

Now, this one says it in the title... Vintage shell hard case clutch...
The shell motif was very popular in the 1920's, recurring in the mid 60's. 

What a stunning piece from Accessorize for £38... Worth every penny!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

#72 Next does Natalie Wood

Searching through the new NEXT directory at the weekend, I lighted upon this little darling. The gorgeous lace overlay and pretty peplum hem brings to mind Natalie Wood circa 1960s, don't you think? And the perfect accompaniment to a figure-hugging pencil skirt and kitten heels - and a steal at just £24 of your english pounds.

Monday, 7 May 2012

#71 Bargain Vintage from Primark

There are many travesties in life... That chocolate is fattening, that Will Smith hasn't got a knighthood, that the weekend is only 2 days and that Primark has no online store... So once again I find myself in there to top up on fishnets (for £3 for two pairs, who needs to wash them!) and what do I see? Loads of vintage inspired bargains, that - with a little know-how and imagination - can look fabulous! So there I am snapping away on my iPhone, looking distinctly dodgy, and these are some of my findings...

This lovely little skirt is so pretty with the seaside detailing, reminiscent of 1950's fabric... Add a cardigan, some pumps and a ponytail and you have an outfit that any Bobby Soxer worth her salt would die for!

Only £8!

This pretty, sheer blouse would add a bit of zing to a wiggle skirt... Don'tcha think ladies?

And only £10!

This lovely little crochet dress has the 60's written all over it... Just think, add some cream pumps and sheer tights and for under £20 you could have a fabulous Twiggy-esque look

Only £17!

This little playsuit comes in many colours and patterns and at only a fiver each you can afford to buy all of them, this little mottled red number with the black detail was my personal choice.


Now this does need a bit of imagination to make this sheer, sleeveless blouse work but I would suggest tucking it into a pair of swingpants, the pleats would splay nicely once tucked in, but remember to pop a camisole underneath.

Only £10!

And I really couldn't resist this top as I bought it and a gingham version too! I wear mine with a pair of capri pants.

Only £6!

And finally some short shorts, perfect for summer and with a lovely nautical twist.

For the remarkably low price of £3!

But Primark don't always get it right... 
No Primark! No No No!