Monday, 17 August 2009

A baby-friendly vintage look

On Saturday, I went off to see my old friend Alex, who has a 9-month old baby girl called Adelaide. She's teething, and I was warned in advance that I should wear something practical, to avoid getting dribble on my person! So I heeded the advice and wore an entirely washable, reproduction/ vintage inspired outfit.

Being both on a budget, we were limited to free adventures only, so we went off to have a stroll around in the garden of Audley End House. There was a miniature faux-roman temple in the grounds, at which I got Alex to take some outfit photos!

I'm wearing a peach cropped cardigan, knitted for me from a 40s pattern, a little ruffled vest top that came free with Elle Magazine last month, an 8-gore, early 40s pattern skirt I had made by TopRunway on eBay, and white Remix pleated sandals. No bangles to be grabbed. Comfy and practical!

I just realised this outfit matches the colour scheme of my blog!

Now, if you don't like children (and I'm not keen on strangers' offspring, though my friends' are different, so I'd understand!), then feel free to disregard the rest of this post, although if you can bear with me, there will be some comedy photos at the end!

Here are some pics I took of the dribble monster Adelaide, who is some kind of child prodigy, being only 9 months old and able to stand unaided for several minutes at a time. Not to mention toothy!

Cute, eh?

So then we had some fun taking some really serious photos...

Finally, on our budget adventure, we headed off for the Imperial War Museum at Duxford...

...'s carpark! There's not a vast amount to be seen in the carpark, but there is a WWII tank, which gave one more photo opportunity.

That's all for today!

Fleur xx


  1. Cute baby! I remember you posting about her being pregnant so really exciting to see baby photos! She looks so happy :)

  2. Audley End is fab - well, it was, up until the moment that I fell into the ha-ha. Hence why it's called a ha-ha, I suppose.

  3. How fun that you had most of your outfit made for you. I think that is my next venture into the vintage world. As a mom myself, I need 'practical' clothing that can be washed- so I mainly stick to cotton sundresses and housedresses.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  4. I´m not really too found of others babys either but this little girl is just lovely!!!
    Love your outfit and all the pitchures :)
    (Your hair seems verry practical, something I need when I start work again, how did you do in the back of the head?)

  5. What a nice skirt! I have ordered from toprunway before, but never seen the fabric in your skirt. Which one is it?

  6. You look beautiful as usual! I really love the skirt.

    Will you be posting more hair tutorials soon? I would love to learn how to do my hair like this. :)

  7. Gorgeous outfit. I love the peachy color of the sweater paired with the blue skirt, so pretty!
    Lovely post!

  8. Such a lovely outfit!
    And I love how fun the photos are, too.
    -Andi x
    PS I love the name Adelaide but, alas, living in Adelaide it would be far too absurd to ever use it!

  9. Super pictures – v cute too! :D
    I love your outfit, and the remix shoes are tempting me so much – right now I want red ones!

  10. Love this outfit and especially your cardigan !

  11. Yep, you get the two thumbs up of child proof vintage attire. Nicely done and I love the fun in these pics. Great to see.
    xx Candice DeVille.

  12. Hi there just found your blog and love your style! Your skin looks an amazing shade of ivory! I love people who embrace their ivory skin instead of covering it up under tan or bronzer. I am trying the 40's style look occasionaly but am not that daring yet, but you have inspired me to be more creative!
    much love from Ireland xx

  13. LOVE the pic in front of the tank! I'm a total sucker for WWII-era pics. Fab!

  14. such an adorable kid! - your outfit still looks amzing.
    what picture software did you use for the pictures and your header?
    please visit my blog-

    sophie x

  15. This post is so cute!!! :D What a little sweetheart... Adelaide is so adorable! :) I really love your "baby friendly" outfit--very pretty!

  16. These kind of adventures are the best! Free of price and with beautiful memories and pictures to take home.


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