BEAMISH

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(Outfit Details: Dress – ℅ Little Mistress, Jacket – Dorothy Perkins, Shoes – Topshop, Bag – Primark)

Today’s outfit photographs come from one of my favourite places near where I live, Beamish. Described as a living museum, these photos were shot in ‘The Town’ area of the site, which is a high-street based off a typical North East town before the First World War. There’s everything from a old-fashioned sweet shop (which do the best sweets ever in paper bags) to a newspaper office and a pub, all authentic to fit the era, with every member of staff wearing appropriate costumes. Whilst we were visiting, an old woman was crying on the street, and we later found out she actually lived in one of houses in the street (all of the buildings in the street were moved from previous, lived-in locations), which I think is pretty cool. There’s also plenty of other things on offer, such as working railway, a tram  and bus system which takes you around the site, a traditional fairground and much more. The perfect location to shoot at, right? Well lets just say I’ll be taking full advantage of the year-long pass… ; )

Despite the fact there’s no area of the park yet set in the 1960s (although a little bird told me they’re currently building a 1950s area featuring diner, cinema and hotel – swoon) I couldn’t help but wear my go-to hairstyle at the minute, the beehive. With the sixties in mind, this shift dress from Little Mistress has quickly become one of my favourites. Not entirely the most flattering shape for my body type (in a whole load of the photographs I was sporting a serious food baby, uh oh) it’s frilled sleeves had me at hello. Trying to step aside from my monochrome habits, I chose to go for the navy and pink option, which is a colour combination I’d never think to pair together, but alas it works, don’t you think?

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What’s your favourite era? Any that inspire your personal style?

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