Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Heathcliff... it's me, Cathy!


Today, I planned to take some outfit shots in the crisp winter sunlight. Unfortunately, the weather did not obey my wishes, and instead presented me with the foggiest, bleakest day I think I've ever experienced!

However, I'm kind of grateful for the weather's choice, as I think it makes for an atmospheric backdrop for winter photos. The bleakness reminded me of the scenery described in Wuthering Heights, a novel that once was the bane of my life back in GCSE years. I ended up with Kate Bush's song stuck on loop in my head, and also out loud... until I realised how much I sounded like a squawky parrot - poor boyfriend.

Anyway, the point of this post is to show off my new blouse, courtesy of Cancer Research's vintage section in my local branch. They have a lovely corner dedicated to everything retro, all hanging on pretty wooden hangers and with a backdrop of 70s fabric. There is an amazing 60s cape and matching skirt in there at the moment! When I saw this burgundy houndstooth blouse hanging there, with a pretty bow neck tie, and even prettier price tag stating '£6' I just had to snap it up.

I paired it with my homemade burgundy coat (remember?), my H&M black skirt, Clark's heeled loafers, and a grey beret that I borrowed from my sister. I felt like a 60s version of Catherine Earnshaw, which can only be a good thing.




Thankyou to my photographer for being patient and for venturing out into the gloom to take these photos :).

Sadie xxx 

33 comments:

crazy pig said...

You're right, this rainy weather is great for taking photos, but only when you have a good camera :)
I seriously love these shoots, especially the last one is the best! <3

E is for Eleanor said...

These really are atmospheric! I loved Wuthering Heights and that sort of foggy landscape. The blouse is so sweet and yay for Cancer Research!

Dodo said...

Your coat is SO GORGEOUS! Ad the pictures turned out gorgeous!

Emma (girlwiththearabstrap) said...

Oh what beautiful photographs, they look great. I love the last one! xo

pkjb said...

so cute - Cathy and Heathcliff would be proud! Loving the coat and the glasses. ck :) x

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Amazing photos and you are really beautiful!

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Cait said...

Oh Sadie, I LOVE these pictures! I'm a huge Wuthering Heights fan and strangely, I've been feeling inspired by literary characters with a 60's twist too.

Rory said...

photos really look great. and i love your coat, it's beautiful :)

floral skirts and teaparties said...

I've been following your blog for a while now but this is my first comment so hello! :)
I love this outfit, my local cancer research shop also has a little vintage section where I've found loads of really good things recently!
I love your glasses too!
xx

Chloe Trayner said...

Such a good find on the blouse! These photos are very atmospheric and very wuthering heights. I often squawk out the song too, everyone has to love a bit of kate bush!

olivia grace said...

If you lived nearer I'd love to use you for my photography, you're beautiful and have the perfect 60's flair :) xxx

Sarah Maccarelli said...

oooh, I love the entire outfit. The fog looks great in the background, very dramatic!

Miranda said...

What a lovely coat! an your photos turned out great (:

Jules said...

i love your blouse!! very retro!

sophiemakesthings said...

Oh myy! I love the whole outfit, especially the little neck tie :) nice misty photos too! all wintery and mysterious :) i also seem to be becoming more and more jealous of your glasses with every one of your posts... It makes me want to wear glasses too! :) xxx

Sarah said...

I adore your coat. And I had to study Wuthering Heights at A-Level, I have yet to encounter a more depressing read!
x

Hannah Percyowl said...

That last picture is really awesome! Cute outfit :)

Idle but Inspired said...

I could of sworn I'd tried that coat on somewhere, then I realised you made it! Ha shows how amazing your projects turn out! :D love the colours, so A/W, perfect for the misty backdrop. (Makes me want to walk in rain and mud to Netherfeild Park...) :) xxx

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

Beautiful outfit and photos.

L. said...

This outfit is so perfect. I wish I lived near a thrift store with a retro section!
Still in awe that you made the coat. :)

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Phara said...

That last shot is stunning! Love yr coat and homemeade, wow, that's pretty brilliant.
X

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

oh man I love the fog and these shots are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

i love the outfit :) and you are so lucky that your local cancer research has a vintage section!
one of those photos reminds me SO much of when mary poppins flies! xxxxx

elle said...

every time i see that coat i literally gasp! and this is a very bronte post! x

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Your photos are always lovely, but these just radiate the utmost elegance. Winter can be beautiful and this is proof

sara said...

i have to say, you're so adorable!
the dreary fog makes for a lovely backdrop sometimes, definitely. it's eerie and beautiful at the same time

fight the fringe said...

these photos are eerily beautiful!

Beatrice said...

love your outfit! you have great style ^,^

little lyzi said...

I can't get over how adorable you are! xx

Claire said...

absolutely wonderful photos, so atmospheric!

FASHION ICE said...

u r too cute! gorg glasses and awesome pix!!
xx

Isabella Kiss said...

beautiful. i so wish i lived in england. i am usa born, but british at heart.

EevvaStyle said...

you look really cute!