Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Trend Tuesdays: Best fashion of 2014

2014 saw it's fair share of fashion hits (and a couple of misses!) and what better way to celebrate another year passing than to reflect on the best trends it had to offer!


This one was an unexpected hit for Spring. A gorgeous shape that allows you to wear a mini skirt with the added bonus of a pair of shorts to retain your dignity! We love the patterned ones best, especially with a Summer tan!


We love the midi skirt, vintage and flattering all in one is a direct winner in our books! We can count on it being a wardrobe staple for next year too. It looks gorgeous on curvier figures, especially with a crop top. This year, it was seen with matching separates which is the perfect way to spice up a plain outfit. 

Blanket shawl:

August saw this beauty emerge and it has turned out to be very popular! It's great to add on top of jeans and knee high boots to provide a burst of autumnal pattern. Also, who doesn't want to walk around in a blanket in this weather?!


Normcore has emerged on the scene, but what actually is it? It is best described as anti-style clothing, plain, laid back, average clothes. Who would've thought that would be fashion? To get the look, crack out the ripped jeans, turtle neck and put your hairbrush down; undone hair is the way to go!

Winter pastels:

The most stunning trend for A/W has to be the winter pastels. It was a stunning way to transition from Spring and encapsulated the icy prettiness of the colder weather. A pop of pastel in the form of a knitted jumper was all that was needed but the best look of all was one that embraced it head to toe. Pastel pink faux fur coats, turquoise skirts and cool white blouses, this look could not get more princess inspired if it tried!

Here's to another year of gorgeous fashion!

Words by Charlotte Hobbs

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Trend Tuesdays: New years outfit ideas!

Christmas may only be a couple of days away but it's never too early to start planning that new years eve outfit. After all, you can't welcome in a new year if you haven't got the perfect outfit to start 2015 off with a bang!

The 'I forgot to buy a dress': Sometimes no matter how much time you think you have, new years eve just creeps up on you too soon! Every girl has a LBD in their wardrobe which can be a life saver and it doesn't have to be boring. Brightly coloured nails and a bold lip will add a flash of much needed colour while a diamant√© necklace will provide the glitz!

The 'It's too cold to show skin'
: In the depths of winter, a dress isn't always a desirable pick to walk the frosty streets in. That doesn't mean you have to look boring though! A smart jumpsuit is a great pick but so are a pair of flattering jeans! A blazer and statement clutch will be enough to add wow factor while you stay nice and warm!

The 'I've eaten too much for bodycon': Everyone over eats at Christmas which makes squeezing into a bodycon dress a week later a nightmare! Luckily the 60's style shift dress is in for winter and you can opt for one in a gorgeous monochrome too! Another option is a dress with a floaty, unfitted body and tight. This is flattering as it balances the proportions and falls nicely without clinging to you.

The 'Stand out from the crowd': Winter is perfect for it's variation of textures, from knitted to faux fur. Try a faux leather bubble skirt with some brightly coloured tights or a pretty lace dress with black chunky boots. Mixing up styles and patterns create an edgy look and will look bang on trend if you stick to similar colours and flattering fits.

Words by Charlotte Hobbs

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Trend Tuesdays: Christmas Essentials

Photograph: Nils Jorgensen/Rex
Christmas can seem like a marathon of shopping and parties which doesn't seem much to complain about but it does take its toll. We have a few essentials to help you effortlessly swish through the Christmas season, (almost) stress free!

So much to do!

When Christmas shopping, it can feel like you are running around like a headless chicken. Trying to think of gift ideas, choosing what shops to go in and remembering what distant cousin you have buy a present for can leave even the most exsperienced shoppers stressed. At times like these, a well planned out list can work wonders.


Pop those vitamins and chug some water, no one likes to get sick on Christmas and quite frankly, who has the time?! The best tips are to catch up on any missed sleep from late nights out and try not to stress out. Christmas is a time for relaxation and fun, so enjoy it!

Tick Tock

Again with the headless chicken, who else gets distracted whilst cooking? To avoid a burnt turkey and overcooked vegetables, set a couple of labelled timers to make sure everything gets done on time!

BettyRae's Finest

And of course, you can't possibly get through the festivities without being dressed to kill! Have a browse through our previous posts to get your fix of what's trendy this season and sample our vintage goodies!

Visit www.bettyraevintage.com

Words by Charlotte Hobbs

Friday, 12 December 2014

BettyRae's Wintery Wishlist...

With Christmas just around the corner, you may find yourself drowning in invitations for festive activities and whether it's a family dinner, colleague get-together, or just a night out with your friends, we've got everything you need to be on trend this December. From festive jumpers to glamorous yuletide dresses, you'll make yourself the envy of the evening with our BettyRae wintery wishlist.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Throwback Thursday...

Throwback Thursday with the beautiful Kayleigh Mattingly
form our third ever shoot back in 2013!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

All I Quant for Christmas Is You...

The 1960's are generally renowned for a transitional period within the fashion industry where restrained and conservative converted to colourful and audacious almost overnight. It was as if the limitations of the fifties had built up a pressure that could only be liberated by an explosion of patterns and mini-skirts.

London-based fashion designer, Mary Quant, inspired the feel of 'less is more' after establishing the mini-skirt, and later on, hot pants, encouraging young people to dress themselves as a form of expression and not just through practicality.

Although we feel hot pants are probably out of the question this December time, we follow in her footsteps this season, with some absolutely stunning outfits that re-invent the 1960's. So, whether you want to make a statement by wrapping yourself within our gorgeous fur coat, or be the envy of the office with our pastel pencil skirt, you're guaranteed to find something that will bring some Quant to your Christmas. 


Words by Elly Jupp

Trend Tuesdays: What To Wear This Christmas!

The Christmas countdown has already begun and we are feeling festive! We are looking forward to frosty country walks, delicious foods and best of all, the time to spend with friends and family. However, this always means outfits are at the forefront of our minds. Fear not though, we have a couple of ideas to keep you sorted for every party!

Work party

Work parties are always a love/hate situation depending on how much you like your colleagues! They are always guaranteed to stick in your memory though and you want to be remembered for wearing a gorgeous dress rather than the one who got too drunk! Just above the knee dresses are always a safe bet but be sure to pick something sparkly or in a festive red. If you can't wear sequins at Christmas, when can you wear them?!

Christmas day

Christmas day is the day for comfy clothes and cheesy jumpers. We have lots of unisex Christmas jumpers online to get you started. All you need to complete the look is some thick leggings, knitted socks and some fluffy slippers. Perfection!

Meal with friends

A meal with friends is a lovely one to dress up for because there is no pressure to go overboard. We think our pastel pencil skirt is a brilliant choice for a meal, demure but still eye catching. It can be worn with a faux fur shawl to dress it up or a simple lace top to keep it fairly casual.

Visit www.bettyraevintage.com for some more outfit inspiration...
Words by Charlotte Hobbs

Monday, 8 December 2014

Lily Doughball...

Got a lovely little review from Bristol blogger and vintage lover Lily Doughball.

Take a peek at this lovely lady mooching around Bristol harbour-side in our 'Blossom Dress'

Sixties Style...

Shop Sixties trend in-store today...

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Trend Tuesdays: Christmas Gift Ideas

To avoid the madness and mayhem of Christmas shopping, why not start yours early this year. Browsing our website is hassle free and can be done from the comfort of your sofa - with a glass of mulled wine in hand and a plate of mince pies in the other! We have a couple of gift ideas for your family and friends to get you started!

The fashionista: Any fashion conscious girl will love our cream faux fur coat. It has an expensive feel and was seen all over the catwalks this season. She will love you forever!

A teenage cousin: This knitted skirt is guaranteed to be a hit for a teen! It has a fun print but no zany colours to put them off.

Business woman: Everyone loves mixing up their work wear and we think our tweed skirt is a smart choice! The colours are great for Winter but can also work for the warmer months.

Style savvy brother: Who doesn't love a knitted jumper at this time of the year? Guys in to their fashion will love wearing this with some black ripped jeans.

Classy Mum: Your Mum will appreciate the classic and flattering shape of this dress. Paired with some flesh coloured tights and navy blue heels, she will be the belle of the ball!

Words by Charlotte Hobbs