Not only am I madly in love with fashion from the Art Deco and WWII eras, but I am a huge mystery buff - although I may well have given that away with my fanatic ravings about Enid Blyton and Miss Marple! One of my other childhood obsessions was Nancy Drew, and I'm not alone - her mysteries have been continuously in print since the 1930s, when the first mystery 'The Secret of the Old Clock' was printed! She started out blonde and flapper-esque, and was rewritten in later years to appeal to a 'more modern' audience. The now titian-haired beauty is certainly a formidable force; so who better to turn to for inspiration for our latest book-inspired outfit!

To get the look, keep reading after the cut...

Although the neckline may be a little risque for the era, I thought that this faux-wrap dress from Warehouse for £55 was the perfect start , with it's 3/4 length and flattering shape. Pair with brogue-detailed suede heels from Philosophy for $155; and what self-respecting amateur detective would be without a magnifying glass - try this kitsch filigree rose necklace for $29 from Treasured Finds! Cap it all off (teehee!) with this gorgeous olive-green woolen hat - perfect for the era - just $29.99 from Hats in the Belfry.

To add a winter touch, this dark aubergine-coloured coat  is fantastic, and ties the colour of the dress and shoes together beautifully - it's £100 from Warehouse. Add warmth with this gorgeous vintage-styled scarf from Debenhams, for £15; and colour-match to the max (very 30s!) with the olive-coloured, ruched gloves - £19 from Principles. Finish it all off with these bead earrings and necklace, £8 from Evans; which will also balance out the 'naffness' of the magnifying glass!


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