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Rockabilly Cigarette Pants Outfit Inspiration

One of our lovely Pixie Cove followers messaged the other day asking us to put together some outfits with cigarette pants and a top, specifically in a vintage rockabilly / 50s style, and we are delighted to help. If you have any special occasions coming up and want some outfits put together for you then please do get in contact.

You may want to know first what exactly are cigarette pants? They are slim fit tapered pants which stop with a straight opening an inch or two above the ankle. They were popular in the 1950s and are making a come back today, women typically wear them in almost all colors including denim. We have chosen a black pair today but watch out for future posts where we will experiment with more colors and patterns.


Outfit 1: dress sharp with these skinny leg pants and off the shoulder top.

Rockabilly Cigarette Pants outfit

Pants | Top | Pumps 1 | Pumps 2 | Pumps 3


Outfit 2: go casual with style in these Calvin Klein Pumps

Cigarette Pant Outfit

Pants | Shirt | Pumps | Tote


Outfit 3: this outfit is all about the shoes!!

Rockabilly Cigarette Pants

Pants | Top | Pumps | Neck Scarf | Belt


We hope you have enjoyed these Rockabilly cigarette pants outfit ideas and please do let us know if you want any outfits designed for you.

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Outlander Inspired Outfit

At Pixie Cove we are big Outlander fans and so we put together this outfit which we thought Claire Fraser would just love. Let us know what you think in the comments.

Outlander Costume

If you want to put this outfit together for yourself then grab a long flared A-line plaid skirt,


an off the shoulder ruffle peasant blouse,

and pair it with a faux leather corset

and leather ankle cowboy boots.

Accessorize with a warm knitted infinity scarf,

and some celtic jewelry such as this trinity knot bangle and

wooden hair pin.



Let us know in the comments if you have any favorite characters you would like to see an outfit created for.

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DIY Retro Dorothy Wizard of Oz

We are currently focused on Halloween Costumes here at Pixie Cove and after finding all our favorite Retro Halloween Dresses we wanted to expand on those and give you the full details on making your own Retro Dorothy Wizard of Oz Costume. This costume is ideal for people looking to do Halloween on a budget this year as you can make it as simple or elaborate as you desire.

Our biggest dilemma was which shoes to pick!!

Retro Dorothy Costume


To put this outfit together yourself simply grab a checkered blue and white swing dress.

Dorothy Dress

A White Blouse, we went for a steampunk styled one but you could use any white blouse.

White Steampunk Blouse


Your favorite red shoes.  We found two pairs we just loved.

Red Dorothy Shoes


Join the conversation on our Facebook Page to let us know which ones you would pick.

Red Dorothy Shoes

Finish off with your Accessories.

Toto in a basket

And don’t forgot to braid your hair:

We hope you liked this DIY Dorothy Costume, let us know in the comments if you want to see more of the same.

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Retro Halloween Dresses

At Pixie Cove we are on the countdown to Halloween. We love any excuse to get dressed up and this is definitely the season for getting dressed up with Halloween, Thanks Giving and Christmas all on the horizon.  Today we are going to focus on Retro Halloween Dresses that you can purchase as we know you are all busy and sometimes you just need to click and go, but we will be adding posts on how to make your own costumes really soon.

We love Orange and Black for Halloween so this vintage inspired rockabilly swing dress would be an ideal dress for Halloween.

Retro Halloween Dress


We could see this 1950s checkered dress working for a Retro Dorothy Wizard of Oz Inspired Outfit all you need are some red shoes, white ankle socks and a basket, bonus points for anyone who has a little fluffy dog.

Dorothy Dress

For the ladies who don’t want to be any character in particular but just look gorgeous in a Halloween inspired retro dress this rockabilly swing dress is ideal.

Halloween Retro Dress

Finally we couldn’t make a list of retro dresses for Halloween without including one for a Minnie Mouse inspired Costume. This do it yourself outfit can be as simple or elaborate as you choose; simple black shoes and some mouse ears would do for those looking to do Halloween on a budget this year.



Minnie Mouse Dress

Who do you want to dress up as for Halloween?

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Boots for Fall

We know, if you are anything like us, that come the end of August you cannot wait for the first excuse to pull your trusty boots out of the closet.  That satisfying feeling when you step out in them for the first time in Fall is only matched by that first cosy evening snuggled up by the fire with a big mug of cocoa. Even better though than wearing your favorite pair is allowing yourself to browse all the other wonderful boots online for some Fall outfit inspiration.

Boots have become an essential part of any shoe collection and are now not only reserved for fall and winter, they can also form part of your ensemble all-throughout the year. From variations like flat boots, platform boots, wedge boots and heeled boots, to ankle boots and thigh-highs, at Pixie Cove Boutique we love them all as long as they are absolutely gorgeous. The only difficulty will be picking just one, so go ahead and indulge!

vintage lace up boots

If you have a passion for vintage then you are going to love these oxford inspired lace up knee high boots. These gorgeous boots are made from top quality leather, decorated with a oxford shoe trim design, come with a solid stacked heel and comfortable front platform. Pair these with your favorite fall dress and tights and you will have an outfit for any occasion!


Retro Chelsea Boots


Sometimes you need something cute and functional like these Waterproof Chelsea Ankle Boots. Whether you are heading for afternoon lunch with the girls or a weekend getaway these boots will work equally well with your skinny jeans or a cute skirt, all while keeping your feet warm and dry.


Dr Martens

You know you mean business when you step out in the right boots and these Dr Martens are the right boots for making a statement.  Dr Martens are renowned for making durable, comfortable boots and these calf-length leather embroidered boots are no exception. Wear them with your favorite jeans or try for an edgy look by pairing them with an a-line swing dress.


Wedge boots

We love Fall Colors and these Dr Scholl’s Booties in Cooper Brown are perfect for your Fall Wardrobe. When you want a bit of height but still need comfort and stability then wedges are the way to go.  We can picture these with turned up jeans or a wooly skirt and tights.


Let us know in the comments which boots are your favorite.



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Fall into Retro this Season

If you love Fall as much as we do at Pixie Cove then you are going to adore these Retro Pin-Up Fall Outfits we have put together. We know all our Pixie Cove Followers are shoe lovers at heart and so we wanted to center this set of outfits around a gorgeous pair of Betty Page Pumps.

Betty Page Retro Pumps

For our first outfit we focused on some of our favorite fall colors; Red and Yellow. We can see you stepping out in this stunning outfit and turning every head in the park.

Fall Outfit Inspiration

So that you can easily put this outfit together for yourself we have gathered together all the links. One Plaid Yellow Swing Dress, surrounded by red accessories comprising Mary Jane Pumps, Cropped Sweater Cardigan, Knit Cabbie Cap, and Vegan Crossbody Satchel.


For outfit number two we focused on a classic black outfit in the style of Audrey Hepburn, just add your favorite string of pearls to this outfit and you will be painting the town red!

Classic Black Outfit

To get this look for yourself simply pair an A-line Black Dress with Mary Jane Pumps, an elegant evening clutch, long satin elbow gloves and a cocktail fascinator.


For outfit number three we are going for a navy, white and red combo. There are so many occasions that suit this color combination in a 1950s style.

1950s style outfit

We have put together a gorgeous 1950s party dress, with Mary Jane Pumps, a vintage inspired top handle satchel, and oversized flower earrings.


For our fourth and final outfit in this collection we wanted to create a fun and sexy 1960s style outfit by incorporating some flare pants with a fun clutch purse.

1960s Outfit

To recreate this look for yourself pair some flared pants with Mary Jane Pumps, an off the shoulder fitted top, a retro neck scarf, a pair of oversized square sunglasses and a fun retro purse.

Let us know in the comments which of these outfits is your favorite.


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Step Out In Retro Style

It may be the start of Fall but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t make the most of the final rays of summer! Step out in retro style in this gorgeous combo; perfect for a Sunday Stroll in the Sun.

Retro Outfit

You can easily put this style together by pairing cropped cigarette pants with a vintage-inspired 1950s off shoulder top, a cropped sweater cardigan and your favorite kitten heels, these cherry on top design really caught our eye. We love how the red buttons on the cardigan tie the heels, pants, top and sweater together.  For the finishing touches grab yourself some cat-eye sunglasses, a bamboo tote and a wide brim straw hat and you are good to go.

If you need some tips on the Ultimate Retro Glam Make Up then check out this tutorial.


Let us know in the comments what you would change about this outfit.


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