Tuesday, 29 July 2014

My Vintage dress story

Hello everybody

So this is a post I have been meaning to do for a while. Since last year to be honest. I was inspired by Tracey Ellis Ross. She actually did a few  fashion related videos on her YouTube channel and one of them happened to be a video about her vintage dresses and the story behind each dress she shared Today I will just be sharing 4 dresses from my vintage dress collection. They don't really have any stories behind them yet as I have no where to go. However I will be sharing some of my ideas on how I would wear each dress.

Let me start by saying that I find vintage dresses easier to style. I think there are a lot more options for me. Dresses from the past make me feel more feminine.

1)This is an 80s number. 

Thisdress has shoulder pads, double breast buttons , a bold print and what I call a fish tail pleated bottom. This  dress is very typical of the 80s. The 80s were about exaggerated loud clothing and accessories.What I like about this dress is how it compliments my body shape. The dress stops at the right part of my legs. It makes me look more proportional. I have really big thighs and hips with skinny legs. This dress hides this well. With the help of shaping underwear ( I would recommend you get yourself some) this dress makes me look more curvy. I also like the sleeves and where they stop on my arms. The sleeves cover the fleshiest parts of my arm. The fish tail skirt is very on trend for this season. What is there not to like about this dress. This dress has a nautical feel to it with the double breast buttons and the collar. The print of this dress is actually bold blue flowers with subtle white polka dots that blend in well with the cream base of the dress.

I would wear this dress a number of ways :

  • a night out when I want to be a bit more classy
  • To work with a black fitted blazer and some black shoes ( not forgetting black tights) 
  • on a date
  • formal event

2) The 60s number. 

 Lately I have been drawn to varying shades of purple.

I can't tell you how much I love this dress. When I saw it I immediately thought of work. This dress would be perfect for work. It is made of quite thick material and it would be perfect for an autumn / winter work look.

3 The Unknown Era 

I'm not sure what era this dress is from but I love it. ( help me date it?) This is another dress I would wear to work. I bought it with some work like shoes. This dress is great for work because of the length, the colour and the fact that it covers my bust well. I have this problem with my bust.  Unless a top or dress has a high neckline , cleavage will pop out. There is no chance of that happening with this dress. I see this dress as a great transition piece because of it's colour. I would describe this dress as an earthy mint green. It is great for autumn and spring.

 This dress can be worn as/to/on :

  • a day dress with simple sandals
  • formal event dress it up with sparkly bits and bobs
  • Work
  • A date

4)My 1950s style dress

Well You guys have seen this dress before. I know I have said this about each dress but I really do love them all. A popular silhouette in the 1950s was the full skirt and wasp waist. This dress features a full skirt and a wasp waist. It would suite any figuring. Hiding problem areas for us curvier ladies and creating the illusion of  a curves for those without. I love this dress because of the bold print and they way it compliments my shape. This dress is very much a day to day dress. I would personally wear it to work ( nothing a fitted black blazer can't fix). I'd wear it on a date and on a sunny day with a pair of cute sandal and a cute bag.

 This particular look is very much inspired by Ulyana Sergeenko.

Well I really hope you enjoyed this post. I am thinking of doing a post on how I would style each dress i.e work, date or formal event. Let me know in the comments section if you would be interested in seeing this. ( I'll probably do it anyways). I know I take quite a few breaks from my blog but this girl is trying to figure out her life. 

Have a lovely week and look out for my next post which may be about what I would pack for a holiday.



Tuesday, 15 July 2014

OOTD: Day trip

Hello lovelies

So I have been aol for a while. I'm working on some great things I promise it will be well worth the silence. So this weekend one of my friend's came down to visit me and we went to Leeds for a little day trip.

I went for one of my favourite dresses. I have had it for 5 or 6 years ( since 6th form) and I don't see myself getting rid of it anytime soon. I found this beautiful white blazer in a charity shop and I wanted to test wear it. You could call my outfit a ladies who lunch outfit with  a neon twist.

Just a reminder. Check out my Tiwi's Closet Store We are having a sale that ends on the 17th. 20% off everything.

Have a productive week


Tiwi x

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

My 5 Key accessories

I was inspired by Beauty Crush on YouTube to do this post. Accessories for me personally are what help add a bit of my personality to an outfit.

My five key accessories are :

A black clutch

Black goes with absolutely everything so in my opinion you can't go wrong with black. I think it is well worth investing in a black clutch bag if you haven't. If you can find one with added detailing then that would be even better. For instance if your clutch has a removable chain or strap. This means you will be able to get maximum wear out of your  clutch. My two clutch bags shared below both come with a chain  that can easily tucked in or worn out. Which means I can go from day to night with both. Another added extra detail is the size of each clutch : both are over sized which makes using them versatile. If you are like me and you carry a pair of flats on a night out then an over sized clutch bag is a great thing to invest in.

Gold jewelry

 Gold for me is a timeless colour. It is elegant and glamorous and that is why I am so in love with gold jewelry. In my opinion you can't go wrong with it. Gold is versatile which means I can pair it with anything.


Hello my name is Tiwi and I am a sunglasses hoarder/ addict . Yes guys. My last sun glass count was well over 40 plus pairs . I am the kind of girl who loves variety in her closet. If I love one pair of shoes and it comes in different colours. Best believe I will be buying the same shoes in all the different available colours. It doesn't help that my eyes and the sunlight are at war.

Shopper bag

If you guys have been following my blog long enough you would know that my brown battered Zara shopper bag usually features in my OOTDs. Let me be honest with you guys. I have never been a big fan of bags but lately I have been trying to build a sensible collection. I have fallen in love with  shopper bags because you can carry a lot of stuff in them .  I'm one of those women who travel with the world in their hand bag. So despite having a big small hand bag collection big hand bags are quickly becoming my thing. I've recently bought a burgundy one from new look to replace the Zara one. My biggest problem when it comes to bag shopping is quality.A bag can look nice but if it looks badly made or low quality I just can't buy it.


You can't go wrong with a belt ( well you can). Belts can take  your outfit to the next level if worn correctly. Belts can make you recreate a whole new outfit and that's why I had to add them to my top 5. They help  hold up your pants in style and they can help you hide problem areas when you layer your clothes correctly. You can do so many tricks with a belt. ( I'm talking about clothes related tricks).

I hope you found this helpful. What are your top 5 accessories?
Please check out my last post. It was about Tiwi's Closet the online store. You can look at it here