Monday, 28 July 2014

Falling in love with vintage, again...

As those of you who have been readers if the blog for a while will know I fall in and out if love with vintage now and again. Inspired by the programme 'This old thing' I am well and truly back in love again. If you have not caught it yet, it's  on Wednesday evenings and shows how fabulous vintage clothes with a modern twist can be. I have dug my clothes and jewellery out and dusted off the sewing machine so we shall see how I get on. I did pick up these fabulous full leather shoes in the Sue Ryder vintage shop in Beeson for the bargain price of £3, they are super comfy and so cute.

As the weather has been so lovely I have been making the most of my summer clothes. I am completely lusting over a fabulous white sundress that I simply cannot afford so in the mean time I will have to stick to my £12 Matalan skirt which I love and a simple white vest. I think before the summer is out I will be needing a pair of silver sandals as well, I think they would work with so much. On this occasion I wore my simple tan sandals that go with everything (not shown) that are also Matalan and a Boden summer tote.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Dare to dungarees

I cannot tell you how much I love these new dungarees! I picked them up this week for £7 from Primark after wanting some for a few weeks and deciding if I would dare to wear them. As the weather is slightly miserable today it seemed like a good day to go for it. I have teamed them with a striped Boden Breton and some white pumps. 

Finally it's mine...

I have been looking for this floral sundress for a couple of summers now. I first saw it in the sale at Hobbs in their NW3 range. For some reason and kept going back to it and yet never bought it. I have been scouring eBay for one for sometime now but they seem to go for more than I want to pay. Amazingly I saw this one, brand new, in my size, and it was finishing at 9.30am one Monday morning. I managed or get it for a bargain price of £12! 

I am so pleased with it and it fits perfectly, I look forward to wearing it more throughout the summer. I just have to show off my new bag which was also a bargain. Last Saturday we took a trip to oxford for the day, it was a beautiful sunny summers day and we had a great time shopping, walking by the river and enjoying afternoon tea. But hey, who am I kidding, it's all about Bicester Village on they way back isn't it? I picked up this fabulous bag from Coach, it was massively reduced and I am in love!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

A swish and a twirl

I ordered this fab-u-lous skirt from Next a few weeks ago and it has been hanging in my wardrobe ever since. I have had it out on occasion, tried it on, even bought a vest to wear with it but had still to decide if it was a keeper. I find I am often like this, I regularly buy things, get them home and then change my mind. In fact, I am terrible for it. But I like to make an informed choice! And by the time I get home I've often changed my mind, or remembered I have something similar...terrible, I know, I know...

But I digress, I tried it on again yesterday. I was going to town with the twins and my Mum and decided to just go for it. It is a little different to something I would normally wear and it has a lot of fabric but I loved it. It felt really comfy and I felt like it looked nice. And George said 'mummy's pretty' when I put it on so what better confirmation could I need! 

I wore it with a simple white vest from Topshop and my trusty Matalan sandals.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Animal prints

On Saturday a good friend and I decided to hit the town for some food and cocktails! Where else could  we eat than the fabulous Annie's Burger Shack? I cannot recommend this place enough, it offers purely burgers but every type of burger you can imagine. On this visit I had one with pancakes, bacon and maple syrup inside the burger. Amazing! 

We then headed to The Boiler Maker cocktail bar, I had been dying to try it out after hearing rave reviews and it certainly did not disappoint. I think between us we tried most of the cocktails they had to offer. Who can beat a flask of cocktail served on dry ice inside a book or your drink sealed in an envelope and a snail stuck to the side of the glass? Or our personal favourite, served in a sharps waste bin with a syringe in that contained a mixer you squirted into the drink? Crazy!

All that required a fabulous outfit and I love this dress from Whistles, I got it off eBay last summer and always like wearing it. I teamed it with pink heels and a Topshop leather jacket. My necklace was from H&M.

To recover on Sunday morning a spot of retail therapy was in order. For this I decided to continue the aminal theme and wore a Cath Kidston safari print sundress. I have had this for a while and never seemed to get around to wearing it but it was cool and comfy in the sunshine (and shops!)