Sunday, 28 October 2012

A furrrry Sunday Best

Another sunny Sunday, another Sunday Best!

Winter has most certainly arrived, I opened the curtains this morning and had the very first frost of the season, so what better way to prepare for a day out walking than wrap up warm with layers of wool, petticoats and fur :)

We took a stroll into town along the seafront to blow off those cobwebs (quite fitting this weekend, nay?), and in-between rain showers and sunshine managed to take a few snaps.

This jacket is starting to make a lot of appearances on the blog now the weather has turned, and still has to be my favourite item of clothing. If I haven't mentioned before, this is a 1940's Cyril A. Castle Saville Row Suit jacket, and I have the matching skirt! Woop! Gloat much.....sorry! ;) This time however I've teamed it up with a 50's floral tea dress, padded out with 2 layers of petticoats for added warmth, white jumper and fleece tights (hallelujah Primark, finally something I actually needed!).  

A little on the controversial side perhaps, but I'm not ashamed to admit that yes, the fur that I am wearing is real. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and I am completely against the 'production' of new fur, but don't see why that should mean that vintage fur should be left to be eaten by moths in a darkened cupboard. What's your opinion on the matter?

I also finally got around to dying my hair again this week, long overdue indeed but I am totally in love with being a fiery red head once again. If only this could be my natural colour, hah. Pinned up at the front in swirls and in a big birds nest at the back, one of my recent favourites.

And of course Charlie had to join in and wear his Sunday Best. This is a made-by-me coat I rustled up in time for last Christmas. There were two, one for Charlie and one for his brother Buster (RIP), they're fleece lined, with a waterproof inside layer, their 'family' tartan and finished off with green pipping and their initial embroidered on the fleece collar. Sure to keep old Charlie warm in the coming months, and sure to attract plenty of attention from passers by. I think Charlie got more comments than either the Mister or myself! The people of Brighton sure do love a beagle in a coat heh.

I see quite a few fellow bloggers have now joined me in the Sunday Best Campaign, and I'm loving seeing all the effort you've been going to to crack out your Sunday Best, no excuses needed! Please do remember to let me know when you've posted up a Sunday Best post so I can start creating a monthly round up of all your frilly frocks, looking forward to it!

1940's Suit Jacket - Martlets Charity Shop, Brighton
1950's Brown Floral Tea Dress - Upper Gardner Street Flea Market, Brighton
Fur Ear Muffs - Christmas present
Fur Headband - Pop Up Vintage, Hassocks
Fur Collar - Brighton Marina Car Boot
Vintage Glass Bead Necklace - Brighton Marina Car Boot
Yellow Fleece Tights - Primark
1950's Floral Umbrella - Seaford Flea Market

Much Love from Brighton,



  1. Well don't you look lovely! And your haircolour is beautiful, looks great !
    Charlie is such a cute fellow. <3

  2. Hello Emma, loving the hair! You look fabulous. Thanks for your comments on my blog! The Dollydagger competition closes at midnight eek then the top 8 get judged by the panel (its like X Factor!) so my fingers are crossed! Yes, I moved to Brighton in July but pretty sure we haven't met... I have been trying to throw myself into the vintage scene here, no doubt we have been at the same event or something. I keep getting told by people that I look familiar, I must have a body double! I would love to have a little meet up, that would be brilliant.
    Hannah xxx

  3. Emma, you look lovely. I may have to join in with the Sunday best campaign too. Did we meet at the SnB on Friday...? If so, hello! :) ps. Charlie looks handsome xo

  4. Fab outfit! I really must invest in some earmuffs this year :D

  5. gorgeous outfit ... great colours and a fab hairdo.

  6. wow love your outfit, nice pics,
    could you do a hair tutorial, please,
    really nice the way you style your hair

  7. Love your Sunday Best....lovely outfit! Think I might have to make my cat a coat its just too cute!
    May x

  8. I absolutely adore your hair colour! The outfit looks great too. I think I will have to start joining in with the Sunday best outfit post soon.

  9. I posted my first Sunday Best on my Blog here -

    Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  10. Wow I'm so loving this look... what great colors together. Yay for finding your blog :D


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