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Thursday, 5 February 2015

Vintage Modern

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(Dress thrifted, Shoes Steve Madden, Ring YSL, Jacket thrifted, Bag Mulberry Blossom pochette)

Mixing vintage pieces with brand new things is a fundamental rule that my wardrobe has been based on ever since I turned up to college back in 2008 wearing my new Topshop dungarees and some vintage snow boots that I'd found in a Charity shop for £3. Needless to say, I thought I looked sensational.... but hindsight is a wonderful thing and I think I'd just watched too much Napoleon Dynamite.

So,  due to my tendency to purchase bold second hand items, I fell in love with this pinstripe jacquard dress that has a Marks & Spencer's label in the back neck that is so old I think it might disintegrate, as well as a fibre content that should probably indicate that I could spontaneously combust if I were to be anywhere near a naked flame. But at a price of £1, I obviously love it, and I love stylng it with my new Steve Madden lace up heels and my little Mulberry Blossom purse even more!

I think there's something pretty special about giving old clothes new life, although I  wouldn't all rush and buy a pair of jazzy snow boots any time soon.

Clothes have feelings too.

Penny

xo

16 comments:

  1. The dress looks gorgeous on you lucky find!

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  2. Love the coat and those shoes are so sexy!!
    I'm sure you'll look lovely wearing it all!
    xx
    Ylenia
    Ambitieuse Paris

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  3. This outfit is pure perfection - so jel the shirt dress only cost you one pound!

    Faye x
    i wish i could wink

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  4. Totally in love with those shoes!

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  5. £1?! That dress is amazing, I love it! I need to go shopping in charity shops more

    Julia x

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  6. Those heels are to die for, I am so so jealous!

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  7. i love your shoes!

    xx nikki
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  8. that coat! those shoes! what great finds!

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  9. ah those shoes! and wow that's such a bargain for the dress!

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