Category Archives: Clothes Hanger Hankers

Wear Your Heart On Your Clutch

I saw this red leather Heart & Soul clutch when I was looking online for a Valentine card and promptly started hankering. Farrago Bags personalise their bags with initialed key-rings which adds a really nice touch, especially for a present.

Despite my best efforts to the contrary we don’t really ‘do’ Valentine’s day in our house (every day is Valentine’s day!) but I might keep my fingers crossed anyway, or you know, just buy it for myself…

It’s quite small but look how much it can hold!

It’s just under £60 including shipping and is a limited edition design for Valentine’s day. It ships from Hungary so if you’re ordering one make sure you leave enough time.

I’m thinking black dress, red shoes and red lipstick but then I am a little matchy-matchy. What outfit would you wear it with?

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One Love for Baby Ceylon

Reasons I shouldn’t hanker after this One Love dress from Baby Ceylon:

a) It’s £230.

b) Spaghetti straps mean no bra, with my bust that is not a good look.

c) The colour will either make me look naked or like corned beef.

d) The dropped waist will sit just on the widest point of my child-bearing hips.

e) It’s winter.

Baby Ceylon One Love Maxi Dress

But I am hankering after it.

The broderie anglaise detailing on the bust is beautiful, the 1930s feel is so elegant, the gorgeous drape of the fabric, the colour. I also love the gold jewellery Baby Ceylon have styled it with. I’m having visions of wearing this whilst sitting side-saddle on a horse galloping along a beach with the sun setting and my hair flowing out behind me…

Ahem… Fantasies aside, maybe one of you ladies with a perkier bust, smaller hips, warmer complexion and imminent holiday will have more success?

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Vintage Seasonal Cheer

With Christmas and New Year only days away I’m hankering after something special to wear. These gorgeous vintage numbers from Mela Mela Vintage would provide some much needed seasonal cheer.

They say if you wait long enough trends come back around and these two 1950s felt skirts prove this to be true and fit in beautifully with the animal adorned clothes filling the high street. But these are far nicer than anything on the high street. Imagine the twirls you could do in these skirts…

1950s Vintage Red Felt Full Circle Skirt - Mela Mela1950s Vintage Pink Felt Full Skirt - Mela Mela

Christmassy red or baby pink? I’m really hankering after the pink one, that fluffly poodle and silver lead are gorgeous…

Why not really embrace Christmas and dress as Mrs Claus in this red 1940s suit? It’s smart enough to double up as work-wear afterwards and I bet you won’t find a suit as nice for the price… brand new or vintage.

1940s Vintage Red Suit - Mela Mela

The shape of this festive green and gold 1950s wiggle dress is so classic and so flattering. It would be perfect for seeing in the New Year and best teamed with a glass of matching gold bubbly in one hand.

1950s Vintage Wiggle Dress- Mela Mela

Mela Mela really do vintage well. If like me, you prefer to try before you buy you can visit the lovely Mela Mela ladies at the shop in Teddington, Middlesex. They are very passionate about vintage clothes, their infectious excitement rubs off on everyone who enters the shop and all the customers join in and chat about the clothes so there is a really friendly atmosphere. I challenge you to leave without a smile on your face, whether you make a purchase or not.

Just a warning though… you could lose hours looking through their accessories; there’s everything from shoes and hats to lingerie and swimsuits, with trays and trays of gorgeous jewellery in between.

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