Saturday, 30 March 2013

Easter Parade

 
In your easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You'll be the grandest lady in the easter parade.



 
Easter bonnet - Charity shop with felt flowers made by me
Dress - Beyond Retro
Sash - Ebay
Square dance petticoat - Charity shop
Shoes   - from a friend
 
 
The straw hat is surprisingly a 1950s one and was a bargain at 95p.
 
 
 

 
Yes, it's a super Kawaii super Weird Easter Crown
 
This weekend I will be mostly eating
 

 
I'll be wearing a warmer version of this outfit at Hughenden Manor tomorrow should you happen to drop by.
 
If you missed my last post, here's the link
 
I can't end the blog without a link to wonderful Fred Astaire and Judy Garland film Easter Parade
 
 


42 comments:

Mary Lou said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

omg i love it clare! first of all the new blogdesign is freakin insane and brilliant! and then your easter happiness outfit, i love petticoats i need a yellow one too! and how amazing looks that dress!
wish you a rockin easter you hot chick!
kiss,mary

Ivy Black said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You gorgeous Easter chickie! I love the vintage bonnet but I am very taken with your Weirs Easter Crown.
Enjoy yer Percy. Spring is on the way.
Big kisses.
Em
xxxx

thorne garnet said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for putting a smile on my face. Love the new design.

Sacramento Amate said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love both your hat and that WONDERFUL chicks headband, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
You always finds the most fabulous things.
Looking glorious, dear Clare.
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Vix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You look absolutely gorgeous! That bonnet and the chicken-tastic headpiece are just amazing, you are the queen of customisation!
That dress is beautiful and I can't tear my eyes away from your cleavage!!!
Doesn't the sky look ominous?
I'm going to hide this post from Jon as he'll be extremely jealous of your Percy in pants egg!
Have a fantastic weekend.
I bloody love you! xxxxx

freckleface said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You fabulous creature! How wonderful that you made not one but two Easter bonnets. Top marks for creativity.

I love your sunny yellow skirt and floral outfit. Just right for Easter. You even managed to make it look like it was warm out there.

Enjoy your Percy Pig choc choc. Are you going to eat his head off first?! :) xxxx

Lucys Lounge said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

miss simmonds your head pieces are fabulous. i love your outfit. i had a percy pig today , i couldn't wait i am so glad they don't sellthem all year long as i am addicted. they are lovely. have a great easter lucyx

PinkCheetahVintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the white dress with the bright flowers!!!!! Your hat and crown are beautiful!!! Have fun eating your yummy candies!
Becky :)

Gayle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OK, I got distracted by picturing Vix looking at your cleavage and now I can't remember what I was going to say. Anyway, great Easter getups, and good job on the felt flowers. I love your new blog look,
you even make flipping someone off look cute!

Lucy Nation said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Radiant in florals on such a beautiful spring evening. That dress is so pretty. It reminds me of the wallpaper in the nursery in Agatha Christie's Sleeping Murder (did you ever see the Joan Hickson TV adaptation?) I love percy pigs too. Enjoy your long weekend xxxx

Miss Magpie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Haha don't you look fantastic. I love the hat and the dress is stunning. x

Helga! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

O, fark YEAH! G and I have had a great giggle over your use of that divoon finger in your new header!!! This new look is FABULARSE, my sweet!!!
I am mighty jealous of the lemon petticoat!!! Delicious! So pretty with that scrummy frock..I may run out of superlatives here....and that amazeballs hat! Swoony good...and then you punch me in the eye with that incredible Easter crown!!! G and I also had a giggle over it, it's so cute, and I really love the blob of glue under one of the chick's arses....AND Percy Pig!!! Bahahahahahahaa! Do bite his weiner off for me, lovely!!!
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Style Sud-Est said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Aren't you pretty!
Love the hat with the flowers and you did yoursel- so cool
I adore xthe chickies headband, never anything like that!
Love your dress, perfect for you

Happy Easter

Arianexxxx

Sara said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

One of my very favorite movies! YOU LOOK AWESOME! I love your Easter bonnet, I love your dress, I love your kawaii crown..I LOVE IT ALL. SO MUCH SO THAT I'M YELLING. IN THE BEST WAY. :) Gorgeous! XO

p.s. That pig looks delish.

Lynn Dylan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Look at you! I love the dress and I love the straw hat with the felt flowers. Your felt flowers are perfect!! I am always tempted to by the square dance skirts I find at the thrift store. I think I've now been persuaded to take the plunge!

xoxo
Lynn

Vintage Bird Girl said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Gorgeous outfit....your photos are splendid & you look lovely. Xx

Liz said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the Easter outfit and the crown is just amazing!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I absolutely adore your easterlook!

Pull Your Socks Up! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Holy feck you look good enough to eat darling!!!!!!! You KNOW I ADORE the beautiful straw hat customised by your fair hands ... and the headband! The headband!!!!! Holy sweet Jaysus you're going to give me a heart attack one of these days!!! It's SO amazing and I would wear it year-round - yes!!!! I love the frock with blue ribbon and with the skirt pinned up, adorable honey!! xoxoxoxo

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the photo of you in your sunny brights with the looming storm behind you. Such wonderful contrast

Forest City Fashionista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The new blog design is fab, love the use of Joni's image of you as wallpaper! Best Easter crown ever, you would definitely win a prize in the Easter parade. I watched the movie last night, and I never get tired of watching Fred Astaire dance.

Kezzie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ahrgh, it didn't save my comment! Second time lucky! You are absolutley gorgeous in this! That hat is absolute genius as is the Kawaii headdress!!! So glad I didn't make you a headdress like I originally planned for our swap, as it would ahve been like giving a crayon drawing to Van Gough!x

Ellinor Forje said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's a beautiful whimsical dress. Thanks for posting the photos and feel free to drop by me too when you have time.

Camelia Crinoline said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You would be the best dressed in any easter parade. Your hat is fabulous. I love the felt flowers. The crown is crazy awesome.

pastcaring said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, the prize for the prettiest Easter bonnet definitely goes to you, Miss S! Both the 50s straw hat and your Crazy Chick headband are amazing. Perhaps millinery could be your new career?
I loooove that dress, very Spring-like, gorgeous print, and the yellow frothy petticoat underneath makes it extra foofy and fabulous.
Can't be doing with Percy Pig myself... I like my chocolate like my men, rich and dark. Ha - I should be so lucky!
Hope you have had a good weekend, my darling, and that you kept warm at Hughenden. Cover up the cleavage, don't want the girls to freeze! xxxxx

menopauselsupermodel said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Fred and Judy...sigh!!! Love them both!!
You look FANTASTIC in your Easter ensemnble--but the chick crown had me on the floor!! AWESOMECAKES!!!

Bella Q said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yup, you look tasty as a peep! I dig the Easter frock and hat, and your chick-ies head piece is awesome.
I ate corned beef hash, french toast and pie for easter, but not in that order.

Krista Gassib said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You look like the best kind of Easter celebration in your crown of peeps~ why that is mad and I friggin adore it!!!! The felt flowers on your straw hat are also pretty amazing too! I hope you had your fix of goodies, I know I did :) YUM!
XXOO

Miss Maple said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hey, you're spring in person!

edie pop said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are the perfect vision for the end of my Easter Holydays, it makes me feel incredibly happy and ready to enjoy my last day at home! The hat you are wearing is wonderful, A true bargain, the whole outfit reminds me of Grayson Perry's style, I'm sure that if he is reading your blog he would be jealous of your perfect dress and accessories as much as I am !!
Love xxxxx

delia hornbook said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I so loved this post you look gorgeous. I am loving your easter bonnet. Hope you had a fabulous weekend, dee xxx

Vintage Coconut said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You make a charming Easter lady!
That chocolate pig made me giggle! HOW CUTE!

CityScape Skybaby said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love your new blog design Clare, and all your Easter gorgeousness. You did an amazing job of those hats, especially the brimmed one. I'm actually sick of chocolate now, and that doesn't happen often, I've eaten so much over Easter. But I've never tried one of those pigs, I maybe could eat a bit more, just to see what they're like. I used to love that film and I've not seen it for years, must have an old musicals catch up one of these days, you've made me feel all nostalgic now. xx

Natasha De Vil said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OMG loving the new blog header missus. As always love your posts :)

Yamada Miyako said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Dearest Clare,
I am so sorry for my belated comment.
Wow, you've changed your blog design☆☆☆ And your Easter outfit and hats are really lovely. Your handmade felt flowers are GORGEOUS; I smiled with the kawaii (可愛い)hat(*^_^*)
I DO hope you enjoyed your Easter delicacy.

PS> Thank you so much for your sweet comments for me, especially for the culture page. I really appreciate your thoughts and felt so happy.
I DO wish you'll have a real chance to come to Japan during the cherry blossom season and enjoy them.

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Marlen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

now THAT is a bonnet, you look like someone out of a tale! i love how over the top eartery you look here

xo Marlen
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Mrs. D said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OMG I love the over the top head gear!!! The felt flowers you made are just too sweet, you're so talented.
xx

Marisa Noelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Best Easter outfit I've seen hands-down!!!! I am smitten with that hat and would probably wear it every day if I had one just like it! Now I'm feeling the need to raid the craft store for felt :-) And that crown is just awesome. I don't know anyone else who could pull that off as perfectly as you...love it!

xo Marisa

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Guffaw - I thought it said pig-flavour white chocolate. Mmm.
Your are the belle of the parade, and I should be writing a sonnet about your beauty. My favourite head-topper is the kawaii Weird Easter Crown. Inspired! I love your dress with blue satin sash. Gorgeous. That photo of your brilliance with the foreboding sky as a backdrop is art.

two squirrels said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh oH I can't believe I missed this great Easter post, sorry sweet.
The Easter Crown is totally brilliant, you clever chookie. tee hee.
I just love the pattern on that wee dress, it looks great on you and i love the yellow frilly petticoat.
I hope you have had a simply yummy weekend.
love V

Misfits Vintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Bloody arsebiscuit, here's me a million years behind, as per usual... and here's you being divine in yer easter bonnet and pretty frock with the gorgeous swishy petticoat! Love the hat SO FRICKIN MUCH - you do headwear especially magnificently, my love. and the pretty dress is frankly, fucking gorgeous. As are you.

Love! Sarah xxx

tonto chorizo said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That outfit is very Meadham Kirchhoff!!! LOVE!!!