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I’ve never used to be a huge fan of summer. But by now, I actually don’t know why. Warm temperatures, sunshine, and the buzzing of the busy bees – isn’t this just a dream? It’s still getting too hot for me easily, however, this is no longer a problem for me, as I simply defer my outdoor activites to the evening. And such a walk just before sunset is especially enchanting, isn’t it? The light is golden, the air is getting a bit colder, and the crickets are chirruping their evening song. Perefct to come down after a long and busy day. To match the summery mood, I’m wearing a dress in the colour of the sun: “Mabel” by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury has an amazing floral print on it and therefore not only attracs bees and butterflies.

RetroCat in dem gelben Sommerkleid "Mabel" von The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

Perfect for Summer: The retro Dress “Mabel” by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

The 40s inspired dress is made of a light Crepe de Chine fabric and flutters amazingly in the warm summer wind. Lovely details like the ruffels at the skirt or the buttons at the top make it a real head-turner. Just as the “Navy Floral Print“, the print called “Mimosa” has beautiful red, white, blue, and green details.

RetroCat in einem gelben 40er-Jahre-Kleid für den Sommer von The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

To match the colour of the dress, I teamed it with a white vintage basket bag, red earrings by Glitter Paradise and comfortable wedges by Miss L-Fire. However, the most beautiful accessories in my opinion are the Glimmer RHT stockings by Secrets in Lace.

RetroCat mit Retro-Sandalen von Miss L-Fire


For an amazing Glow: The Glimmer RHT Strümpfe by Secrets in Lace

The soft and sheer nylon stockings not only feel great on the skin, they also add a lovely glow to ones legs, as they shimmer amazingly in the light. The reinforced heel and toe stockings are so delicate that they even can be worn in open shoes. I chose the colour “Porcelain”, which is perfect for my pale skin.

My suspender belt is by Secrets in Lace as well. In spring and summer, I love the wear the Speakeasy Fashion Garter Belt, which I already introduced in this blogpost. Underneath light summer dresses, it’s best to wear underwear in light or nude colours to avoid that everyone can see your bra and panty. 😉 One of my favourites beside the Speakeasy Set is the Satin Intrigue Shelf Bra in “Champagne” by Secrets in Lace.

RetroCat mit einem gelben Sommerkleid und zarten Nylonstrümpfen von Secrets in Lace - Europe

RetroCat mit den Glimmer RHT Strümpfen von Secrets in Lace und einem passenden Strumpfgürtel


A 40s inspired Summer Outfit – the Details:

Retro dress “Mabel”: c/o The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

Stockings: c/o Secrets in Lace – Europe

Garter belt: c/o Secrets in Lace – Europe

Shoes: Miss L-Fire, similar here and here

Earrings: Glitter Paradise

Basket bag: Vintage, simliar here


RetroCat mit einem gelben 40er-Jahre-Kleid von The Seamstress of Bloomsbury in einer Blumenwiese


A summery vintage Makeup

To match the summery 40s outfit, I chose a classy makeup with warm shades. As always, I start with a foundation like the Chanel CC Cream, for example. On my lids, I first apply the Urban Decay Primer Potion and use brown eyeshadow, afterwards. Lots of mascara enhances my eyelashes. On my cheeks, I apply bronzer and a little bit of red blush. The Dior Addict Fluid Stick in “Wonderland” finishes this classy summer makeup.


Makeup Details:


Beauty-Bloggerin RetroCat mit einem klassischen Vintage-Make-up für den Sommer

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