In summer, I usually escape from the big city life and move to my parents in the countryside. I simply love to spend the hot summer days underneath our apple tree, listening to the many birds and rustling leaves. Often, I don’t come back to Munich before the Wiesn madness is over in October. But of course, the countryside idyl requires different outfits than the urban jungle. Therefore, I like to wear simple, light dresses. A wonderful example is “Dorothy” by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury.
A Day in the Countryside with “Dorothy” by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury
The light Crepe de Chine fabric flutters amazingly in the wind, while small sleeves protect ones shoulders from too much sun. But what I love most about the dress are all the cute little details. Just have a look at those lovely heart-shaped buttons and the collar! I teamed the baby blue dress with light pink stockings by Secrets in Lace. Fancy high-heels are not the best choice for a day in the countryside to be honest, however, they add a modern touch to the vintage inspired outfit which I really like. Pink “bling bling” vintage earrings as well as a pearl bracelet finish the retro look.
A subtle Summer Makeup
When it comes to makeup, less is more in the countryside. I only wear a CC cream by Chanel with SPF 50 and skip powder altogether. On my eyes, I just apply a little bit of rose eyeshadow with the help of my fingers and some mascara. Pink blush makes your face look fresher while the Dior Addict Gradient Lipstick in “Fuchsia Twist” not only nourishes the lips, but also gives them a nice colour. To finish the makeup, I apply a teeny tiny bit of highlighter from the Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette on my cheebones and underneath my brows.
Book recommendation: “The Fashion File. Advice, Tips and Inspiration from the Costume Desinger of MAD MEN”
If you like Mad Men, I’m sure you will like the book “The Fashion File. Advice, Tips and Inspiration from the Costume Desinger of MAD MEN” as well. Janie Bryant not only tells us how she created the outfits for the series, but also gives some helpful advide regarding things like colours, underwear, vintage shopping, and many more. There is even a chapter dedicated to the classy mens’s fashion of bygone eras.
A vintage inspired Summer Outfit – the Details:
Dress “Dorothy”: c/o The Seamstress of Bloomsbury
Pink Stockings: c/o Secrets in Lace – Europe
Garter Belt „Lolita“: c/o Secrets in Lace – Europe
High-Heels: similar here
Bracelet: Vintage, similar here
Handbag: Idda van Munster for Woody Ellen
A natural Summer Makeup – the Details:
Eyeshadow: Les 4 Ombres von Chanel in “Tissé Paris”
Highlighter: Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette
Lippenstift: Dior Addict Gradient Lipstick in “Fuchsia Twist”