Mickey Mouse Meets The Lady of the Manor

Friday, June 11, 2010

You may have noticed there was no post from me yesterday….

The reason was that I’m currently in Kent, and yesterday I spent the day in Tunbridge Wells at the Steam Railway with Lady K Loves shooting some new items for Autumn Winter. It was a fantastic day and the initial shots look amazing. I have a load of behind the scenes video that I’m going to edit over the next few days to give you a sneak preview of the shoot and the collection, before it goes live on the website in September.

For the long journey home from Kent this afternoon I want something comfortable, so a (very) old Mickey & Minne Mouse T Shirt and a pencil skirt with slight stretch offered the requisite comfort with a dash of smartness. I was rather taken with the juxtaposition of the Micky Mouse T Shirt and smart looking pencil skirt so I decided to play it up a bit more by wearing my pearls.

I had planned to take a couple of photos outside, but it’s absolutely bucketing with rain, so I went for posing at the bottom of my Parents stairs instead, but unfortunately the lights not that great inside!

A pencil skirt might seem like an odd choice to travel in, but the truth is I very rarely travel in jeans as I find them really uncomfortably and restrictive to sit down in for any length of time. I’ve never really understood the reputation of jeans as a comfortable wardrobe item, I’m far more comfortable in skirts!

❤ T Shirt - eBay (about 9 years ago!) ❤ Belt - Rosa Rosa Retro ❤ Skirt - Lady K Loves ❤
❤ Shoes - New Look via a Charity Shop ❤ Pearl Earrings - eBay ❤ Pearl Necklace - Antique Shop ❤

I also went for flicky eyeliner this morning. The last time I mentioned that I got asked for close up photos, so here’s some of me pulling an incredibly serious face. It’s very difficult to take photos of your own eyes….

This weekend I shall be off to a friends Anniversary party where there will be Football and Pimms.

I hope you all have equally lovely weekend plans!

10 Responses
  • Rhona Nolan
    June 11, 2010

    ok I seriously love this outfit! It is so cool! So gonna try replicate in some way…

    • Retro Chick
      June 11, 2010

      Make sure you show it! I’d love to see!

  • Andi B. Goode
    June 12, 2010

    That t-shirt is too cute!

  • Style Eyes
    June 12, 2010

    Great outfit. I especially likes the shoes and your flicky eyeliner.

  • Lauren
    June 12, 2010

    I love that tee! Super cute. x

  • Claire O'Neill
    June 12, 2010

    Looks fab…it’s odd how a combo ‘shouldn’t work’, but in reality it does. x

  • Louise
    June 13, 2010

    I also think that jeans are quite uncomfortable. That’s not to say I don’t wear them, I do, but I often try to avoid wearing them for long journeys too!

  • lindsey bluff
    June 14, 2010

    I love that skirt its gorgeous, your eye makeup looks fab too.

  • Shybiker
    June 14, 2010

    What an insouciant outfit! Very clever and cute. And I agree with you about jeans.

  • Pixie
    June 14, 2010

    I heart that t-shirt with the skirt, a lush mix of two different retros – pretty lady. 🙂