I look like an alien or like I have some sort of disease but I like it and that’s all that matters.
These were taken a couple of weeks ago and as I finally wore one of the dresses I got from the Brussels Vintage Market, I thought I’d share those photos along with the outfit. I really enjoyed visiting this market – there was a lot of variety and prices for every purse. I brought back a couple of gems, including the dress you see above. If you live in the UK, I definitely recommend hopping on the Eurostar (less than a £100 there and back, bargain!) and doing a little vintage shopping expedition.
Whenever I visit nice gardens I am left wishing I had a green thumb and could grow beautiful flowers and plants. One of the advantages of living in England and the fact that it is wet all the time is that plants grow everywhere and I see green a lot more often, as it is a lot easier to grow them in a cooler and wetter climate. The following photos were taken at Kellie Castle, on my latest visit to Scotland some months ago.
Our back garden looks a bit sad in comparison, don’t you think?
I’m gonna pop some tags Only got twenty dollars in my pocket I – I – I’m hunting, looking for a come-up This is fucking awesome
Macklemore – Thrift Shop
This silly song should be the thrift/charity / op Shopping anthem. You don’t believe me? Check out some more of the lyrics:
They be like, “Oh, that Gucci – that’s hella tight.” I’m like, “Yo – that’s fifty dollars for a T-shirt.” Limited edition, let’s do some simple addition Fifty dollars for a T-shirt – that’s just some ignorant bitch (shit) I call that getting swindled and pimped (shit) I call that getting tricked by a business That shirt’s hella dough And having the same one as six other people in this club is a hella don’t.
Poetry, right? haha. Anyway, I wish I could go to good thrift stores / charity shops more often. One of my latest finds is, I think, from the 70’s and cost me £1 from Age UK. They’ve been doing a pound shop recently and they rarely put up anything retro but this one must have escaped the no old clothes policy they seem to have.
Expensive car, cheap clothes.
Deets- Dress – probably 70’s, thrifted at AgeUK, Carnaby Boots – Irregular Choice, via Ebay, Bag – Ahcahcum Muchacha, Coat – Zara (swap with Lili), Cardigan – Zara (sale), Big Ass Beads – Thrifted from British Heart Foundation, Wooden Bangles – thrifted from several charity shops. If you look at the nails you’ll see that I’ve done them in several colours, in the outfit’s colour scheme 😀
Recently I found a vintage shop in Nottingham that I had never been to. I didn’t take that many photos inside, just a couple of snaps with my phone but here is a taster:
I bought a couple of things there – a pair of 50’s spectacles and this cute 60’s ivory and orange dress, with peculiar square buttons in perfect shape, for £12. Not the cheapest thing ever but fairly priced for a vintage shop. Some shops seem to price old dresses like they’re made of gold or something… The fabric feels a bit rough to the touch, I suspect it might have been made for decoration purposes initially but I think it looks great as a dress too. I’m certainly not the first nor will be the last to wear clothes made out of curtains, right Vix?
Details: Dress – Vintage, Coat – Zara (swap with Lili), Bag – Ahcahcum Muchacha , Cardigan – H&M, via Ebay, Tights – Ebay, Shoes – Pull and Bear (sale), Necklace – second hand, from my trip to Sheffield, Sunnies – Moschino, via TK Maxx, Blue Baby Brooch – from the Vintage Market in Brussels.
I’m adding this to Patty’s Visible Monday as it’s that time of the week!
And that’s what I did the other day, with my newly acquired Jika – Tabi shoes I got from Ebay! Have you ever heard of tabi shoes before? They look bizarre don’t they? Some people commented they look like hooves, others were just perplexed and looked at me like I am crazy and it didn’t matter explaining that they are actually quite common in Japan. That’s right, they’re actually common work shoes in the land of the Rising Sun! They were invented in the 20th Century but were modeled after the traditional tabi socks, that divide and separate the big toe from the rest of its toe brothers. In case you are wondering, they are quite comfortable but would be best worn with tabi socks underneath, not tights like I did.
I was so happy to finally receive the shoes that I wanted to wear them the next day so quite unusually, I planned my outfit the previous night and drew it on the computer:
That was fun, I should do it more often! And this is what it looked like in real life:
And the details are…. *drumroll* : Bauble hat – Neiman Marcus collection for Target (on sale), Peplum Skirt – Ebay, Navy Top – Joules, thrifted on my trip to Stamford, Tights – Primark, Tabi Shoes – Ebay
I’m linking this up to Patty’s Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style as there’s nothing more inconspicuous than a strange pair of footwear.