One of my favourite purchases this year has been Style Me Vintage: Clothes by Naomi Thompson, I have loved flicking through it on a gloomier day to cheer myself while sipping a cup of tea. The photography is beautiful and the tips on sourcing, dating and what to avoid when hunting for vintage clothes are so helpfully written. The highlight for me though, is the breakdown of each sartorial decade from the 1920s to the 1980s - the key shapes and silhouettes, the way the fashion of the decade was shaped by its popular culture and hints for putting together an authentic look. There are even some familiar faces inside like the beautiful Fleur De Guerre from Diary of a Vintage Girl. Besides which, it is such a pretty book in itself that it looks lovely on my coffee table!
I have one fabulous copy (complete with that brilliant new-book smell) to give away to a lucky reader of Beautiful Clutter. A not-so-Christmassy Christmas giveaway you could say! To be in with a chance of winning this gorgeous tome you must be a follower of my blog via GFC or Bloglovin' and leave a comment below telling me which decade is your favourite when it comes to vintage fashion inspiration, make sure to leave an email address so that I can get in touch if you win! You can also tweet about the giveaway for an extra entry, just leave a separate comment telling me that you have. I'll pick a winner at random one week from today, so Monday 10th December, best of luck clutterbugs!