At a weigh and pay sale before Christmas I picked up this amazing 80’s party dress. The top was black velvet, with amazing puffed sleeves and high neck, with a cut-away portion at the back. The skirt was cream mesh with polka dots, over a satin lining with a net layer for volume. I couldn’t… Read More DIY: vintage party dress into awesome skirt
I go to a gym class three times a week, every week, so I am now the proud owner of a lot of sportswear. I find that at this time of the year, vest tops (the sports shop top staple) are a little too chilly, so I decided to fashion my own loud, lurid t-shirts.… Read More DIY: snazzy sportswear
Weigh and pay sales seem to be springing up all over the place, with more wholesalers realising they can shift stock, and more people wanting to get in on the vintage trend. The idea is really simple; you simply pay for your items by weight, with all the sales I’ve been to priced at £15… Read More Buying tips: vintage weigh and pay sales
I picked up this awesome dogtooth skirt at a vintage weigh and pay sale just before Christmas and knew that I’d like to pair it with my old Led Zep t-shirt. When I was pulling this outfit together I was surprised to find that the necklace my sister gave me years ago was a great… Read More Outfit inspiration: dogtooth and Led Zep
Accessories – by which I mean jewellery, belts and scarves – are a great way to liven up an outfit. Second hand or vintage accessories tend to be a little more unique than those found elsewhere, meaning you can put your own spin on things. Here’s my guide for buying second hand or vintage accessories.… Read More Shoppers guide: second hand accessories
I love bags. I think I actually love second hand bags even more though, as they have a character and feel that’s rather different to a brand new bag, and sometimes they even have hidden treasure! Here’s my guide for how to snag the best second hand bags. Try the charity shop first Whereas donated… Read More Shoppers guide: second hand bags
When I was in the Sixth Form and at University I worked for a high street clothing brand. As a consequence, virtually my entire wardrobe became full of their clothes. Even if I had never bought anything I personally liked, every quarter we had to purchase new uniform – two pairs of bottoms and four… Read More Why not the high street?