Day 28

September 1, 2009

Oh look, another pair of shorts. I am celebrating this day off by going into town to the charity shops, pretty boring by anyone’s standards but work always gets in the way of my fun.
I bought these loafers yesterday at a car boot sale. I had wanted a pair for ages but everything on the high street seemed so flimsy and I get through shoes very quickly. They were yucky beige but for £2, I thought I’d try out my black shoe dye. It has turned them navy instead but this is okay as I realised I only have the Bubbles non-trainers and a pair of heels in navy but lots of blue clothes.
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There were better pictures but I thought this one was funny as the timer caught me trying to put my hand in my pocket. My face looks as if I have never seen a pocket before.

Vintage 80s White Shorts – Marks & Spencer via PDSA
Vintage Cropped Striped Shirt – Unknown via Jumble Sale
Navy Opaque Tights – Christian Dior
Vintage Navy Loafers – Curtess Shoes via Car Boot Sale

Day 18

August 22, 2009

Saturday, simple stripes and skating.

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Day 13

August 17, 2009

How did it get to Monday again? Mondays should be bright and colourful to give a gentle push into the working week and speed the days along. I don’t think I have anything much more colourful than this dress. My mum found it for me at a car boot sale, the woman who was selling it had previously lived in France and had bought this there when she was pregnant with her second daughter. It’s a maternity dress, there are white buttons all down one side which I suppose you undo as you get bigger. This is also very handy after a big dinner.

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Vintage French Maternity Dress – gift
Vintage White Leather Belt –Osprey via Jumble Sale

Day 12

August 16, 2009

A super sunny Sunday, so a sundae dress. We headed off to the park  for tea and greenery. I had my own personal photographer, Euan, with us this time so…action shots!

candy dress 1

I like this dress partly because it reminds me of Neapolitan ice cream, and partly because I am sure I have seen a thousand duvet covers in the same pattern. Plus it has a huge amount of fabric – look, no legs…

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Vintage 80s Pastel Sundress – Unknown via Jumble Sale.

Day 10

August 14, 2009

A grey grey day. This little ray of sunshine I bought at a vintage sale back in January and have not worn it since, mainly because I worried it looked like an oversized school uniform. I rediscovered it in a storage box and, upon trying it on, realised how comfy it is. With the collar up, it’s part Rizzo and part Sloane Ranger
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The blouse from my own school uniform was a similar colour, but paler. There’s something very comforting about catching the familiar glow of yellow in the corner of my eye.

Vintage cotton shirt dress – Unknown via Vintage Sale
Vintage 80s gold and blue sandals – Clarks via Jumble Sale
Vintage quilted gold clutch – Unknown via Jumble Sale

Day 2

August 6, 2009

I’m going to dress like it’s summer proper, even if it rained for most of the night. There is nothing particularly wrong with this dress, yet I don’t wear it too often. Maybe because it’s simply feminine, no glitter or sparkle or bizarre motifs, just plain and girly. It fits nicely, is really comfortable and I love the oversized floral pattern. In fact, I love the pattern so much that when I took it up (it was below the knee, which made it a bit granny-ish) I kept the remnants and made a bird motif cushion cover. Matching patterns was a very 80s phenomenon; I remember having a matching floral nightdress, dressing gown and duvet set by Laura Ashley. If you wanted (and thank goodness my parents didn’t) you could also buy wallpaper in the same pattern. Wear the whole ensemble at once and you could remain undetected for days.

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Vintage 80s blue floral sundress – Dorothy Perkins via Car Boot Sale
Vintage 80s gold and blue sandals – Clarks via Jumble Sale
Vintage bamboo and canvas handbag – Unknown via Jumble Sale.

I am still working on the picture-taking…