Thursday, 14 August 2014

J'adore Dior

I'm back with a post jam packed with vintage gems! Me and my housemate Lee decided to have a vintage shopping day around East London. Here's what I wore.

Jacket // Matalan     Skirt // Beyond Retro     Top // Rokit     Boots // New Look
Rucksack // Accessorize

During my wee trip down to Brighton (here and here) I paid a visit to Beyond Retro. It was my first time in this particular store so I was excited to have a rummage and see what I might find! To my delight, I found this fab denim skirt. I'm a big fan of monochrome so I knew this piece would fit in nicely with the rest of my wardrobe. I love all the little details, like the beautiful buttons running down the sides.

My top is another vintage find, this time from Rokit. This too has cute little details; the different coloured sleeve cuffs and bejewelled 1 on the back. I really do J'adore Dior, especially when it looks this good!

Now, the weather that day was typically English for the middle of summer; bright but wet, so I was super happy I had the chance to wear my new hooded jacket from Matalan. It's lightweight so perfect for these warmer days and I love the stripey interior!

To keep from getting too wet in the rain, we popped into Beyond Retro just off Brick Lane, where we met Tiny the cat. What a pleasure she was. We stopped for some lunch in a sweet little cafe and ventured to Spitalfields, taking in the sights of the colourful graffiti and old posters on the walls. In Spitalfields we came across a shop selling the cutest dresses at sample sale prices.I very quickly fell in love with Jones & Jones and I ended up buying a new dress for my friends wedding, which I'll be showing you all very soon!

I've got a chockablock busy weekend coming up but hopefully I'll have some time to add some more items to my eBay so be sure to check it out.

Thanks for reading. Don't be shy, come say Hi! :)

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Red Bike Beach


I'm back with day 2 of Brighton. Be warned, there's cake! Here's what I wore.

This wonderful sailor dress is from Absolute Vintage and totally screamed my name as soon as I entered their store! My anchor print shoes were a present from my Mumma - she knows me so well.

Right, now on to the cake! We had a little wonder around the lanes and found a cute wee cafe called Cloud 9 to have some lunch in, they even do ice cream lessons! I spotted the rainbow cake straight away and knew I HAD to have a piece as I've only ever seen photos of this type of cake, but had never actually had the chance to try it for myself. I can now confirm, it is as delicious as it looks! I can't wait to go back and have more.

Well this is embarrassing...

This weekend will be spent mostly popping some lovely delights up on my eBay, so do check it out, you might find something you like, like this dress (you may remember from way back when...) which would be perfect worn to a wedding!

I'll be back with a vintage day post next week. Thanks for reading x

Monday, 4 August 2014

Under The Stars On Brighton Beach

Evening folks!

Just a quick wee post from me tonight. This one is from a few weeks ago when I went to see Rod Stewart with me Mother. Here's what I wore.

As we were going to see Rod, it was only right to wear some tartan. These trainers are from Schuh and I've paired them with black frilly socks from Primark. My tribal top is one of those lost pieces that I completely forgot about until I started sorting through my wardrobe. I bought it yonks ago from Republic (or USC as it's now known). I just love the bright fiery colours and big bold red buttons.

Of course I took loads more snaps around Brighton so enjoy this lot!

Rod put on a great show and I've gotta say, I was loving his snazzy suits and shoes!

I'll be back soon with day 2 in Brighton. There will be cake, lots of cake!

I've started listing some bits over on my eBay and will be adding more over the next few days, so do check it out.

Thanks for reading :)

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Let It Be

Ello ello ello!

On Sunday, Magnum celebrated their 25th birthday by taking over the whole of Regent Street and giving away free ice cream. Of course I popped down to have a gander!

The sun was shining so it seemed like the perfect time to show off some new purchases. Here's what I wore.

I went for a monochrome look with just a dash of red. My leather look trousers were an eBay purchase originally from Topshop, and my Beatles top is also from Topshop. I don't know which item I was most excited to be wearing for the first time - my new bag or shoes. Let's start with the bag...

This super glitzy satchel is from Paperchase. I literally fell in love the moment I spotted it instore. I had to have it, I couldn't even wait for payday! It just screams Dorothy Gale. They seem to have already sold out online, but they still have this sparkly silver one. I'd suggest grabbing it whilst you can!

Now on to my new shoes...

These beauties are from Matalan, bought in their mega sale for just £6!! I also bought 2 more pairs of shoes and a skirt with a grand total of £28 - absolute bargain! Matalan always have fab sales, so definitely check it out when you get the chance, and before all the best pieces are gone!

I couldn't wear a blazer without some badges! The 'Hello Sailor' one was a gift from The Maritime Museum in Greenwich, and the 'Prefect' brooch is another vintage find from Snooper's Paradise in Brighton.

Right, back to our day. I ventured out with my housemate Lee. We started with some lunch at Joe and the Juice. Try their Power Shake - strawberry and banana. Delish! Lee also recommends their avocado sandwich.

Next, we took a wander down Regent Street to see the skies lined with giant golden balloons, free ice cream, a Bollywood dance class, live music and a dress designed by Henry Holland, inspired by a Magnum ice cream.

We finished our sunny day with a lovely walk to Waterloo across the Golden Jubilee Bridge. This is my ultimate favourite walk to do in London. The view from the bridge is just... no words, I love it!

Thanks for reading, and please don't be shy, come say hi, I don't bite, promise :)

Sunday, 27 July 2014

To Be Worn Again

Morning folks!

Just a quick outfit post from me today. This one is from a wee trip to the O2 with my brother.

This fab striped full skirt was one of my many purchases from a recent trip to Brighton. It's from a vintage shop called To Be Worn Again. They have such a great selection of patterned skirts. This one had my name written all over it with the blue and green stripes.

My anchor crop top I bought from Primark a few years ago. It's light and loose and oh-so easy to layer over highwaisted skirts/shorts. I'm such a sucker for anchors...

The bag I was wearing (and completely forgot to take a photo of that day) is from a clothing swap. It's festival season, so fringing is totally in right now!

I may have been at the O2, but there was another building which caught my eye. I absolutely love the exterior of Ravensbourne College. The shapes and colours are very 70's.

Hope you all have a lovely Sunday. I'm off to Regent Street for some free ice cream! Thanks for reading :)