Amazing colours as far as the eye can see, rustling leaves underneath ones feet, and a chilly wind blowing through the hair. Long autumn walks are one of the most beautiful things and my favourite pastime currently. With the right outfit, they are even more beautiful. At the moment, I love floral prints to compensate the grey October sky. I especially like the combination of flowery prints and black. So it’s no wonder that the “Barbara Dress” by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury became one of my must-haves for fall the moment I saw her.

RetroCat mit dem Wickelkleid "Barbara" im Stil der 40er von The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

A Wrap Dress with a floral Print: “Barbara” by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

“Barbara” is a classy 40s inspired wrap dress with a gorgeous floral print and lovely details like ruffles along the neckline. The light crepe de chine fabric flutters amazingly in the wind, while three-quarter sleeves protect against the cold. On particularly chilly autumn days, I wear a simple black jacket on top of the retro dress.

RetroCat mit Wickelkleid und schwarzer Jacke im Vintage-Stil

RetroCat in einem 40er-Jahre-Kleid mit Blumen-Print von The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

Vintage-Bloggerin RetroCat in einem floralen Wickelkleid im Stil der 40er

To keep my legs warm, I wear the Premier Euro Heel Strümpfen in “Lilac” by Secrets in Lace (in this blogpost, I introduce matching garter belts), and team them with shoes that have a colour-matching sole, as well as a black true vintage handbag. Sparkling earrings add even more glamour to the outfit, while the lilac lipstick “Plum-Brella” by Guerlain finishes this 40s inspired fall look.

RetroCat mit einem 40er-Jahre-Wickelkleid und einer Vintage-Handtasche

RetroCat mit den Secrets in Lace Premier European Nahtstrümpfen in Lila

RetroCat in einem klassischen Wickelkleid von The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

By the way: After a long atumn walk, I like to warm with a cup of hot tea and a good book. 😉


A 40s inspired Autumn Outfit – Shop the Look (EU):

Barbara Dress in “Mayflower Print”: c/o The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

Jacket: Taifun, similar here

Preimier Euro Heel Nahtstrümpfe in “Lilac”: c/o Secrets in Lace -Europe

Garter belt “Lolita”: c/o Secrets in Lace – Europe

Pumps: Tamaris, very similar here

Earrings: via Maison Chi Chi (unfortunately, they are no longer available)

Handbag: Vintage

La Petite Robe Noir Lippenstift in “Plum-Brella”: Guerlain

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2 thoughts on “An Autumn Walk with the “Barbara Dress” by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

  1. Such a lovely dress for autumn/fall – it picks out the colours of the background perfect. And I love that you have worn the dress with the pink-lilac stockings, which still signal a note of warmer months!

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