Autumn/Winter Brings Hot New Releases!

As we transition into a new season, we can surely expect some spectacular new releases from our favorite vintage reproduction brands. Although I am a diehard summer loving gal, Autumn will always hold a special place in my heart. For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, Autumn and Winter are the longest months of the year so of course we want to look fabulous year round. With so many great new designs coming soon, I wanted to share some of my top picks for Autumn/Winter 2017 Hot New Releases!

Voodoo Vixen

Now this is hands down my favorite new collection of the season. Miss Victory Violet has done it again…collaborating with Voodoo Vixen creating some of the most magnificent wardrobe staples for the cooler months ahead. Luckily Ella and I share very similar tastes in vintage and our measurements are almost identical therefore I know several her amazing designs are likely going to make their way into my closet. Don’t delay, these beauties are literally flying off the shelves! Here are some of the fabulous designs coming soon from the Miss Victory Violet Collaboration & the Voodoo Vixen Autumn/Winter Collection:

Ella Tartan Flare Dress £60

Veronica Tartan Pencil Dress £55.00

Celine Black Top £25.00

Marienne Green Full Circle Skirt £35.00

Chloe Floral Sweater £37.00

Collectif Clothing

For those of you who may have been living under a rock, Collectif Clothing is the leader when it comes to designing the most magnificent winter coats that will make you feel like an ice princess while keeping you toasty warm. Of course everyone is always anxious to see what new colourways will be released in the delightful Pearl Coat along with oodles of versatile winter essentials: cardigan, jumpers, trousers, and much more! This seasons’ inspirations go from classic vintage to vampy sex kitten…appealing to both our sweet and sultry personas. Here are some of the notable releases coming soon from Collectif Clothing this Autumn/Winter Collection:

Claudia Coat & Cape £192.50

Jessie Rose Embroidery Cardigan £45.50/ Talis Rose Embroidery Swing Skirt £67.00

Patrice Faux Fur Collar Dress

Karla Heart Dungerees

Julia Pu Pencil Dress £45.00

Morticia Fishtail Dress £65.00

Dancing Days by Banned

Many of you might not have heard much about Dancing Days by Banned before but I can assure you they are going to quickly become a household name if they keep delivering so many delightful winter essentials each collection. One of the major differences with Dancing Days by Banned is that they are only available to purchase from resellers rather than from the designer directly. For a wide selection of the new collection, make sure to visit Top Vintage Boutique. Here are a few of my favorites from Dancing Days by Banned newest releases:

Eliza Swing Dress in Aubergine €59.95

40s Hidden Away Trousers in Teal €37.95

50s Proud Peacock Cardigan in Aubergine €39.95

50s Izzy Pencil Skirt in Grey €42.95

50s Delilah Cardigan in Forest Green €37.95

60s Charming Heart Knit Sweater in Mustard €37.95

Miss Candyfloss

Last year Miss Candyfloss wooed us all with the epic Librarian collection, each piece selling out within days of their release. Now we can all look forward to the Femme Fatale Autumn/Winter collection which is already causing quite a stir on social media. The Femme Fatale designs are a big departure from Miss Candyflosses signature style and everyone is eager to get their hands on these mysterious and seductive designs. Here are the highlights of the Femme Fatale Lookbook:

Ulrika – Preppy Tartan Shirt Dress

Thilde – Boucle Winter Swing Coat

Beata – Car Coat with Removable Cape

Brianna – Sophisticated Tailored Swing Dress & Tara – Suit Inspired Jumpsuit

Viima – Leopard Catsuit

There are many more hot new releases coming this Autumn/Winter from our favorites brands so keep your eyes peeled to their social media and websites to be the first to know when they are hitting the virtual shelves. I would love to hear what designs that are on your wishlist this season!







Winter Blooms

With many of us now in hibernation for the long cold winter season, desperate for any glimpse of spring we find ourselves planning ahead and scooping up beautiful frocks during the end of season clearance sales. It was utter pandemonium when Collectif Clothing announced their semi-annual 50% off Sale…but can you really blame us for wanting pretty clothes at such incredible prices? With oodles of bright summery florals in my closet, I felt the need to add some winter inspired blooms to complete my collection. From the moment I saw the Maria Woodland Bloom Swing Dress, I knew it was destined to be mine.

Available in sizes 6-22UK ~ MSRP £60 Sale £45

IMG_6976 IMG_6966After sharing several reviews of my many dresses from Collectif, I always seemed to find the waist to be rather loose on the size 10UK(Small) and simply belted them to fit. This time I decided to take a little gamble going down to a size 8UK(extra-small) based on my current measurements being nearly on par with the size chart (bust 36, waist 26/27). This risky decision paid off wonderfully as the Maria Dress fit me like a glove, no longer was there any gaping in the waist. I would venture to say that the Maria Dress fits accurately based on the size chart but be mindful there is no stretch in the fabric. For the ladies with a short torso like myself, you may find that the shoulders need to be taken up slightly to better suit our proportions. The Maria Dress features a gorgeous crossover-faux-wrap bust, short sleeves with full flared skirt and deep V detail with back zipper closure. What makes the Maria truly spectacular is the rich all over winter floral print fabric; this isn’t grandmas’ old sofa we’re talking about. At 5′-4″ tall, the flared skirt falls mid calf…definitely ideal for the taller gals.

IMG_6997 IMG_6965The Maria Woodland Bloom Swing Dress seemed to call to me every time I was browsing the Collectif website. I contemplated for some time that I should go with the Maria Autumns Leaves Swing Dress for something a little different than floral; maybe it was fate trying to intervene as I always found myself pinning over the rich Woodland Bloom print tirelessly. Lesson learned…we should never doubt our instincts as they will never steer us a stray. There is no doubt in my mind now that the opulent winter blooms was the best choice of the two prints. The Maria Dress design is quite simple yet classic, perfect for any occasion. Some may shy away from short sleeves due to comfort but these are not constricting at all, I can easily lift my arms up overhead with ease. The crossover-faux-wrap bust can be a bit boobilicious depending on the type of bra worn underneath, avoid push-up style bras for a more conservative decolletage.

IMG_6991 IMG_6970From the moment I put on the Maria Dress, I knew it had to be paired with my vintage pearl necklace and Collectif Pearl Bracelet with Diamante Bow. Just recently I spotted some of the cutest shoes at Collectif by Lulu Hun; it was like a match made in heaven when I came across the fabulous Amelia Mid Wedges to go with the rich burgundy in the Woodland Bloom. With a little online research, I found out that a 7US converted to 5UK. The sizing worked out quite well, they were a bit wide for my narrow feet but nothing an insole can’t fix. As a gal that can’t wear high heels, these wedges are wonderful to give me a little extra height without the sore feet to go along with it. Luckily I had the perfect colour belt to coordinate with my shoes and added a petticoat to complete the whole ensemble.

LuluHunCan winter be done already so we be rid of bulky snow boots & coats and enjoy wearing all of our beautiful frocks again? In the meantime while we wait, we can enjoy treating ourselves to the fabulous end of season sale going on now at Collectif Clothing! You can scoop up deals on the stunning Maria Woodland Bloom Swing Dress along with many other styles, but don’t wait too long as sizes are quickly selling out!