Buttons – oh how practical they are yet oh so colourful. I used to get called “Button” as a kid – a nickname that formed itself due to my little button nose. It is no surprise then that I love buttons and use them in a variety of craft projects as well as them catching my eye each time I shop.
I recently sourced this vintage beauty for my online store (www.monicavalentinevintage.com) – how divine is it though? Made from a stiffer cotton and sturdier in structure, it really fits snug and hugs all your curves in the right places. I love the vibrance of the yellow and the cute as a button (there I go again) flower motif that someone has lovingly stitched on! I have paired with some nude flats and a bright lippy (of course) – this one is American Beauty by Besame.
My daughter is 5 weeks old yesterday and I am (as most new mummies) adjusting to new sleep patterns (or lack of) and trying to juggle everything. Excuse my face and hair in these shots – thanks to Besame, I literally look half human.
I have started blogging again more regularly – which is odd given that I now have a little person in my life that leaves me with even less spare time these days. She is my inspiration for starting to write again however. I want her to know that when she grows up – all women are fabulous. I would love her to have her own individual style, to celebrate curves, natural beauty and of course – being herself.
I handpick each item that I sell on my store because I believe in selling what I love and loving what I sell. When I opened Monica Valentine Vintage back in 2014 – I wanted to base my selections around my own style choices and wardrobe. Dressing up makes me feel empowered, confident and ready to tackle the world. I wanted my store to reflect how I woke up and what I had put on for the day.
I love several vintage styles although most of my favourites tend to fall into the 1950s and 1960s era’s with a dabble in 1970s every now and again. As they say:
Dress like you are going somewhere better later
You never know.