Vintage St Michael Dress and White Boots + Style With a Smile Link Up

October 12, 2021
Vintage St Michael Dress and White Boots

What a week it’s been since I last posted! After developing what I thought was just a cold it became obvious that I’d caught Covid from Isobel. But whereas her PCR came back positive the next day, mine got lost. So, I don’t have absolute proof that I caught it. However, the streaming nose, terrible headaches, fatigue and (most tellingly) loss of taste and smell all point overwhelmingly to that conclusion. Oh, and the three positive lateral flow tests too. I’ll be honest it’s been a really shit week, topped off with our holiday to Barbados being scuppered. Unlike some countries, Barbados requires a negative PCR for entry, and so soon after infection it’s almost guaranteed that both of us will still test positive by next week.

…after a rough week there was only one thing for it: shower, makeup and get dressed!

This was the third attempt at this trip, which was supposed to be for my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday…she’ll be 82 in December! After a nervous few days waiting to hear if the insurance company would reimburse us, Virgin agreed to refund the flight money as they had cancelled our return flight, forcing us to move it to the following day. That means we’re entitled to a full refund, which is an enormous relief. The accommodation is another matter, but we’re repeat customers of the villa’s owner so we’re hoping to work something out. We’re considering a holiday somewhere else instead, but nevertheless, it’s been bitterly disappointing. Anyway, after a rough week there was only one thing for it: shower, makeup and get dressed!

I really didn’t want to miss today’s post as I haven’t skipped a Tuesday post since I started the link up. (This is the 248th!). Besides, dragging myself off the sofa and getting out of my PJs was what I needed to get out of the doldrums. When I first surveyed the contents of my wardrobe/bed/floor, I felt absolutely no inspiration or enthusiasm for getting dressed. But once I forced myself to try on some different outfits I started to come back to life. I realised I hadn’t worn a vintage dress for a while and I’ve never featured this one on the blog before.

Vintage St Michael Dress and White Boots

When in doubt, go for white footwear, especially with a vintage outfit!

I bought this vintage St Michael dress on eBay several months ago and wasn’t sure at first whether the style suited me. It’s not super fitted on the waist so I tried a belt, but the fabric doesn’t look great cinched in. To avoid making me look dumpy it needs chunky heels…but what colour? When in doubt, go for white footwear, especially with a vintage outfit! The white top handle bag pairs so well with these white retro-style boots. They’re from XY London and are still available. At under £30, they are very affordable, however, they do run a little narrow on the calf.

The outline of the flowers in the print of the dress is white, but the petals are yellow. As I don’t have any white earrings I chose some yellow ones instead to pick out the petals. It just so happens that my nails are painted with a neon yellow shade too. (It’s from the Revolution neon range and lasts better than any other nail polish I’ve tried…only £4 too!) My butterfly-shaped Moschino sunglasses finished off the look.

Getting dressed was an effort today, but I felt so much better for it. Hopefully I’ll be feeling back to my old self very soon!

Vintage St Michael Dress and White Boots
long white boots, white top handle bag
Vintage St Michael Dress and White Boots
Vintage St Michael Dress and White Boots, Moschino red butterfly shaped sunglasses
Vintage St Michael Dress and White Boots, Moschino red butterfly shaped sunglasses

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Moschino red butterfly shaped sunglasses
Vintage St Michael Dress and White Boots, Moschino red butterfly shaped sunglasses
Vintage St Michael Dress and White Boots, Moschino red butterfly shaped sunglasses
Vintage St Michael Dress and White Boots, Moschino red butterfly shaped sunglasses

Vintage St Michael dress from eBay (this similar one from Joanie Clothing is fabulous!) | XY London boots | bag from eBay | Moschino sunglasses (old)

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26 responses to “Vintage St Michael Dress and White Boots + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. So sorry Emma about your illness and missing this trip! I hope you feel better soon. Love the vintage dress and the white boots and bag are perfect with it. Thanks for the link up!

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  2. Bravo Emma for sticking to schedule. I have to say you look great considering. I hope you feel better after what really has been a shit week for you. My grandson had a positive test yet the rest of the family were negative even though they were all unwell. Not the first time I’ve heard of this either.
    I love the dress. It’s very Mary Quant. They obviously copied the trend! I hope the eek gets better for you Emma xx

  3. Gosh Emma I’m so sorry to hear you got Covid – must have been quite a scare for all of you!! Hope you’re back to your normal self very soon… this dress is incredible btw, what an absolute gem 😀

    Catherine x

  4. Darlene says:

    I agree, when in doubt, go for the white boots! Love your retro dress and “go-go” boots look. You don’t even look sick, Emma! I’m so sorry you and Isobel caught COVID. It sounds horrible. And to miss another trip must be super discouraging! I hope you’re feeling better soon.
    Oh, and thanks so much for the feature! SO nice and a lovely surprise.

    xx Darlene

  5. Hope you feel better soon. It’s awful to feel poorly. Your outfit looks amazing. Love the mix of vintage and modern those boots are stunning.
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  6. Amber says:

    Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to hear that you were sick and how it impacted your travel plans! I hope you are feeling better. Your outfit here is giving me all the vintage Twiggy vibes and I love it!

    I hope you have a great week!

    Amber

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  7. Katie says:

    Your outfit is amazing and I love this dress! I hope you feel better soon!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

  8. Nancy says:

    Oh what a pity the holiday had to be cancelled. But you did recover fast! I’m still so very tired, this is the second week, and feeling blah. Perhaps I need to dress up too. Lovely dress.

  9. Anna Marcus says:

    Sorry to hear about your illness and cancellation of the trip, Emma. Hope you feel better now. On the bright side, you look so lovely in this dress, love the white boots and the bag,
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  10. Jill says:

    I’m so sorry you had to cancel your trip. Hope you are feeling better. Love this mod look! Your dress is fabulous!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  11. So sorry to learn that you have been ill. I hope you are fully recovered.
    I do love your mod look. Thanks for hosting our get together today!

    Rosemary
    http://www.distinctlysouthernstyle.com

  12. Amy Johnson says:

    Such a great vintage look. I love the boots. I’m sorry to hear you had to cancel your trip, yet again. We’ve had to cancel and rework vacations multiple times too since this nightmare began, so I feel your pain.

  13. This dress is fabulous, Emma! I love the fit of on you, too. You look amazing for feeling so unwell. Bright orange certainly becomes you! I am so sorry to hear about your trip getting scuppered again. But in the end, something so fantastic is going to happen when you do finally get to go and then you will know that it was all meant to be that way!

    Shelbee

  14. HI Emma,
    So sorry you aren’t feeling well and that you were dealing with all of that. I know it is tough too when you look forward to something and cant go sounds like you got it mostly sorted though, You do look wonderful in this dress, the perfect color and love the 60s vibe with the white boots!
    take care!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  15. Gail says:

    So sorry to hear about the Covid and your lovely holiday being called off, but thank goodness you had a cancellation and refund.

    I have a St Michael jacket I picked up in a charity shop! I love the white boots and bag with the dress, very retro but looks amazingly contemporary! Hope you feel better soon x

  16. I feel so bad for you and all you had to go through with this covid..on the positive side, you still look fantastic. I am loving this whole outfit to the moon and back- you know that, of course;)
    Get well soon my beautiful friend xx

  17. Cheryl Shops says:

    So sorry to hear that you and your daughter caught COVID, and that you had to cancel your trip yet again. Wishing you a speedy recovery, and I hope you’re able to reschedule—at least now you should have total immunity for awhile!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  18. Claire says:

    Hi Emma, so sorry to hear you got Covid. Hope you are feeling much better soon.

    Beauriful dress and boots 🙂 Thanks so much for hosting.

  19. Di says:

    So sorry to hear you and Isobel caught Covid, and hope you are both on the mend, and feeling better. You still manage to look great! Love this retro dress and the perfect way you styled it!

  20. Allie Mackin says:

    Oh no I am sorry you got COVID. I feel like at some point we are all going to get it wife and son for the family I work for both got COVID. The son did not get to sick but the wife was out for about a month–they were both vaccinated. But you look GREAT! This is such a fun look! Hope you are feeling better soon.

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

  21. Lovely says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about the Covid and you having to cancel your trip. Hope you feel better soon!
    Love this dress and you look brilliant!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  22. Jacqui Berry says:

    Oh I do hope you are feeling better Emma, what a terrible virus it is. The loss of taste and smell is awful, it should come back! Wishing you well Hunny. Jacqui xx

  23. Grace says:

    I absolutely love the bright orange!! You always have such colorful and unique pieces; I enjoy looking at all of your cool outfits.

    Miles of smiles,
    Grace

    gracefulrags.com

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