Outfit: ’50s Housewife

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It has been a horrible grey day here today so I thought I would cheer myself up by wearing a bright and summery outfit.

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The dress and cardigan are both from Dorothy Perkins. I absolutely love this dress, when I wear it I feel like I’m a housewife from the 1950s. I had a lazy Sunday today, I tidied up the flat and made a big pot of carrot and courgette soup – just like a real housewife!

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The shoes are from Primark, and they are the exact same shape as the little high heels you used to get for Barbie dolls. Excellent!

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There was a big rip in the skirt part of this dress from an adventure I had that included climbing over fences taller than I am, but I think I’ve managed to patch it up pretty well.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m going out tonight so will take some photos of my outfit (once I’ve decided what to wear!) and post them once the hangover wears off.

Also, thank you for all your lovely comments so far! Remember to follow my blog if you like my posts.

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • Sarah says:

    your dress is sooo pretty!! xxx

  • oh so gorgeous! those shoes are fantastic 🙂

  • You look gorgeous!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog, I think yours might become a favourite of mine as I think our tastes are probably very similar.

    I love the look of your apartment too!


  • Gem Fatale says:

    Gorgeous outfit! You're so right about those shoes… You've taken me back to my HUGE box of Barbie clothes! Must get mum to dig it out of the loft for a nostalgia session!
    Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

  • Scarlet Owl says:

    Love the dress. Is it just me or is Dorothy Perkins so much better recently? There's some really gorgeous stuff in there at the moment.

  • Emma Jade says:

    I love that dress! Those shoes look seriously good with it too!
    Cute blog 🙂 love the name too.. beck right?

  • Lane :) says:

    i love your summery outfit. 😀

  • I love this outfit partularly the shoes! you look great xx

  • gillian says:

    thank you for your lovely comments, everyone!

    @ emma jade: yes, it's totally named after the beck song! i've done some googling and apparenly there is a song which is actually called 'elevator musik' by Curren$y but i've never heard of it until right now… personally I much prefer the beck version! x

  • javiera isidora says:

    love this outfit, the 50`s fashion so chic and feminine really cool


  • La fille d'or says:

    Very sweet dress. The print is so lovely. And fabulous shoes! I tried to go for a 50's look today as well : )<

  • Greer says:

    you look ever so wonderful my dearest. x

  • ahhhh thank you!!! I love this dress! I considered buying it myself for the same reason! xxxx

  • lovely dress!!!!

    xoxo jenna

  • that dress is so cute – looks vintage so i was surprised to see its from Dorothy Perkins!

    take a peek at our site/blog. We are a Uk based Vintage and Handmade clothing online shop and i have a sneaky feeling you may like some of our treasures!
    Best Wishes,



  • Kasia says:

    the dress has the prettiest pattern ever 🙂

  • Lindsey says:

    I LOVE this outfit, those white pumps are adorable!

  • Danielle says:

    Such a cute dress, and I can't see the rip. Thanks for commenting on my blog:)

  • Winnie says:

    Oh you look so cute, that dress is such a pretty print!

  • Kim Neill says:

    Stunning!! honestly completely! Keep in touch gorgeous.

  • Teresa says:

    That's a very beautiful outfit! I love the color combination of the cardi and the dress. Very pretty! 🙂

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