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.

Vintage-Bloggerin RetroCat an einem lauen Sommertag im "Dorothy-Kleid" von The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

RetroCat mit rosafarbenen Vintage-Ohrringen und Sonnenblume

RetroCat mit Sonnenblume und hellblauem Retro-Kleid von The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

RetroCat mit einem hellbauen 40er-Jahre-Kleid von The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

RetroCat mit Sonnenblume, 40er-Jahre-Kleid und einer Clutch von Woody Ellen


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.

RetroCat mit einem Vintage-Handspiegel

Beauty-Bloggerin RetroCat mit Vintage-Spiegel und Dior-Lippenstift


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.

RetroCat mit rosa Strümpfen und hellblauem Retro-Kleid

RetroCat mit dem Buch "Fashion aufregend weiblich" von Janie Bryant


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

Earrings: Vintage

Bracelet: Vintage, similar here

Handbag: Idda van Munster for Woody Ellen

Book: The Fashion File: Advice, Tips, and Inspiration from the Costume Designer of Mad Men

A natural Summer Makeup – the Details:

CC-Cream: Chanel

Eyeshadow: Les 4 Ombres von Chanel in “Tissé Paris”

Mascara: Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24 Hour Mascara

Highlighter: Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Blush: Revlon

Lippenstift: Dior Addict Gradient Lipstick in “Fuchsia Twist”

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6 thoughts on “For warm Summer Days in the Countryside: “Dorothy” by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

  1. Oh, das Kleid ist wirklich zauberhaft. Ich finde es vor allem schön, dass trotz des kleinen Bubikragens der Halsausschnitt nicht so eng ist. Deine Fotos sind natürlich auch wie immer super schön.

      1. Dankeschön, das freut mich natürlich besonders zu hören von einer Profi-Bloggerin wie dir. Vielleicht machst du ja mal einen passenden Hawaii-Fashion Beitrag zu meinen vielen Luau Party & Food Beiträgen die in den nächsten Tagen/Wochen online gehen. Ich freue mich auf jeden Fall über jeden Besuch 🙂

        Liebe Grüße
        Nika

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