What Are You Wearing? Fancy Dress, Apparently.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Back to work tomorrow. Boo.

Well, I don’t mind really, but another outfit post for you today before I head off to watch Alice in Wonderland for the second time. I really liked it that much!

This outfit amuses me now because I thought it looked pretty good, but not weird or odd in any way. Then a woman in the toilets in the pub asked me if I was in Fancy Dress. The woman in question was dressed as Smurfette. I kid you not.

That’s guaranteed to give you outfit paranoia.

❤ Dress - Oasis via a Charity Shop ❤ Tights - Red or Dead Addy tights ❤
❤Shoes - New Look via a Charity Shop ❤ Necklace - PPQ for Cadbury ❤

I did wonder whether my make up had thrown her. I was wearing red lipstick and black eyeliner (tutorial here!) except I’d just bought a fab new felt pen eyeliner (Maybelleine Line Definer liquid liner) and had got a bit carried away doing little flicks with it as it’s really controllable and draws a great fine line.

2 details you can’t see in the picture, but I shan’t be taking them again, are the fab tights which came from Red or Dead (I did a post on the Snowflake tights before Christmas) they have racer back stripes which are a great twist on back seams. I’m also wearing a necklace I won from Miggy Likes the Internet before Christmas, which is the PPQ for Cadbury cat necklace.

Anyhoo, that’s quite enough wittering about what I wore at the weekend. I need to find something to wear TODAY to go to the cinema and eat hot dogs.

Ta ta! Have a lovely day!

22 Responses
  • Make Do Style
    March 16, 2010

    Was she a blinded by her blue smurfness! Clearly you are not in fancy dress and a lovely outfit it is too x
    .-= Make Do Style´s last blog ..Betwixt and Between =-.

    • Retro Chick
      March 16, 2010

      Thank you! I suspect she may have been drinking.

  • Maddy
    March 16, 2010

    Lol! Wacky Lady! You look beautiful, as always! I like the black detailing on this dress. So pretty!
    .-= Maddy´s last blog ..Happy Birthday Bryan! =-.

  • Michelle
    March 16, 2010

    Sounds like she was indeed drinking to me! The dress is gorgeous – I wish we had a close up photo of your eyeliner 🙂
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Marvelous Monday! =-.

    • Retro Chick
      March 16, 2010

      I thought about close ups, I should have done the necklace too, but I forgot. I was busy being on holiday, I went to the pub to watch the Rugby and drink pints!

  • Marie
    March 16, 2010

    The dress and tights are gorgeous! Love your pictures and the setting for them.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    .-= Marie´s last blog ..In which I pose in a vintage dress for the cows and horses =-.

  • katrina
    March 16, 2010

    you’re gorgeous, as is your entire ensemble. that dress seems versatile in that you can dress it down with flats and dress it up, as you’ve done in these photos.

    can’t wait to see that movie already. 🙂
    .-= katrina´s last blog ..Flickr Fave: Cassia Beck =-.

  • flower mash
    March 16, 2010

    the dress is darling!

    I’m happy to hear you liked Alice so much. I’ve heard such mixed things.

  • Insomnia
    March 16, 2010

    People are just not used to looking good these days…
    This is a wonderful look!
    .-= Insomnia´s last blog ..Welcome to the dark side =-.

  • Intrinsically Florrie
    March 16, 2010

    Well I think your outfit is just lovely 🙂

    Florrie x
    .-= Intrinsically Florrie´s last blog ..Fashion: Bartley, Beaton and Stuart =-.

  • Michelle
    March 16, 2010

    You look stunning as always but I want to know where that room is. I NEED that couch!

  • jennine
    March 16, 2010

    i say it is a fancy dress! the sleeves are amazing! and hahah smurfette! i’d also like to be dressed has her too.
    .-= jennine´s last blog ..All Snakes Day =-.

  • Lauren
    March 16, 2010


    That dress is gorrrrg! Fancy dress? Sheesh. Just totally fanciful and AWESOME. x
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..How to do Venice on a budget! =-.

  • bryna
    March 16, 2010

    love it. not fancy dress at all!

  • Alice
    March 16, 2010

    Your outfit and makeup are fabulous! The smurfette lady has definitely lost perspective…
    .-= Alice´s last blog ..“In the winter, Venice is like an abandoned theatre.” – Interview with Irish Fashion Designer Sinéad Doyle =-.

  • Jennifer
    March 16, 2010

    Adorable dress! Love it with those shoes!
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Recent Library Additions =-.

  • The Style Pa
    March 16, 2010

    That dress is fabulous, love it!
    .-= The Style Pa´s last blog ..SHOES – Heather Blake AW10 =-.

  • fritha louise
    March 16, 2010

    Ooh you look lovely. Your dress is so pretty!
    .-= fritha louise´s last blog ..Alice for Alice? =-.

  • Laura Connell
    March 17, 2010

    Well, it’s fancy dress in the North American sense which just means looking extra nice 🙂
    .-= Laura Connell´s last blog ..Inspired by Alice in Wonderland =-.

  • Olive
    March 17, 2010

    Found your blog via IFB and I just love it!



  • leia
    March 17, 2010

    Don’t you just look gorgeous?!
    .-= leia´s last blog ..Political Sherin =-.

  • Denise @ Swelle
    March 18, 2010

    Ha! What a silly. Beautiful outfit and sofa to match!
    .-= Denise @ Swelle´s last blog ..Macho Bears and Butterflies: The Wonderful Shoes of Tetsuya Uenobe =-.