Thursday, October 30, 2014

How to Shop for Vintage Clothes

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I always think the simplest way to get a super cool outfit is to mix old and new. Create a balance between new things and things you may have had for years or sourced from a thrift/vintage shop.

I don’t always find vintage shopping that easy, Sometimes I don’t like rummaging all that much. None the less I’ve been sporting a few vintage items as of late thanks to a few vintage sales, snooping the rails at Beyond Retro and my local charity shops.

For todays post I thought I’d share some of my top tips on how to shop smart at the thrift shop.

Check Labels
My mum once picked up a real Burberry Trench coat from a local charity shop after it’s owner discarded it. Granted it was about £40 which is “expensive” for a charity shop but HELLO… real Burberry for way less that retail. Always check the labels for designer brands - the 80’s and 90’s are so in right now and a lot of the collections currently out are throwbacks to those eras. Perfect for thrift shop gold.

Avoid basics
No body wants a grotty old second hand plain tee. When vintage shopping always look for key and unique pieces that make a statement. Keep your peepers out for loud prints, stylish embellishments and floral detailing. All of these are on trend and worth looking for when on the prowl for vintage gems.

Old Bag’s
Bags are a great find vintage shopping. All of the high-street at the moment are vintage inspired bags that have been made to look like they are really old. Why not go for a rummage and get something truly vintage! Again check the labels as you never know what you might come across.

The beauty of vintage shopping is that your going to have something no one else will have. The sly smugness when someone asks where and item is from and you get to say “oh it’s vintage” is almost as satirising as telling someone something is from Primark and seeing their shocked expression. Good luck!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It Bag: The Satchel

new look satchel
new look satchel

Satchels have come back in a big way recently. As The ultimate cool girl accessory in the summer due to it's easy breezy carefree feel. I think it's also one of the key trends that can cross over into winter. No longer reserved for nerds and school girls they have become the status symbol of the fash pack and everyone is wearing them. Practical and super cute every winter wardrobe should have one of the off the shoulder carry alls. It's the most functional bag you will ever use. Roomy, structured and timeless they are spacious enough to carry around everything you could possibly need.

My favourite satchel style bag at the moment is this triple toned one from New Look. Featuring black, grey and oxblood style panels to create a sleek chic on trend look. Oxblood is definitely the colour of A/W 2014 and in a really cool textured croc style print it's one not to be missed out on. Featuring both a long strap and a top handle for multi functionality, This bag is sure to keep you organised and sophisticated this winter. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

current fashion must haves

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what to wear in november
what to wear in november

Filmed by Mandy 
Edited by Me

Topshop Boots (similar  here)

I thought about making this little video a few weeks ago with the help of my awesome pal Mandy and it’s finally come together. It’s been stuck in my “to edit” folder for so long now but Im super happy with how it all came together in the end!

My ideas was to do a sort of must have list of items mixed with my favourite items from the previous month. It's quite a little over view of the things I've been wearing most in the last month as well as some essentials for any pre-winter wardrobe!

I really hope you enjoy the video and if you did, please head over to my Youtube page and give it a big thumbs up! It would make me a very happy girl! Remember to subscribe to my channel if you havent already. Im so close to 150k I can almost taste it, All the items are linked above too for easy shopping

Let me know if you'd like to see more of these monthly must have videos (:

Monday, October 27, 2014

off the wall

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cambodian market vest (similar here)

These snaps are from a shoot me and Jon did towards the end of the summer. Although Im still heavily resisting tights I may have caved in and wore some today. My "Vans" vest was from some suprisingly not dodgy looking market when I was in Cambodia when I was trying to use up my remaining dollars and buy myself a few bits and bobs to look back on my trip with. I ended up with a Vans vest, three pairs of Elephant pants and some questionable looking statutes of Buddah.

Im curently experiancing some of the worst post holiday blues ever. I spent most of the summer travelling and from the end of May to until the beginning of October I barely spent more than a week with my feet on UK soil. Im starting to feel sad and itching to get away from the UK again...
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