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Florals for Spring?

April 21, 2016

Groundbreaking.

I can’t help it, I love myself a good floral. Be it in dresses, tops or skirts – I am well and truly a florals girl at heart. I prefer the vintage-esque florals though, not these big and bold types where the colours don’t match and the flowers are pretty much unrecognisable.

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this coat before as I have worn it a few times on my little blog – I bought it a few years ago now on a little trip to Holt. They have an array of pretty vintage shops and I found this tucked away. It reminds me of an old dressing gown or something Mary Darling (Ref. Peter Pan) might wear. To be honest, that’s a pretty good mix. It’s got a beautiful, yet subtle, brocade pattern mixing blush pink and gold and I added a couple of gold detail buttons when I got it home.

This top is another vintage number too – perhaps originally from M&S or BHS – and I completely understand that it may not be to everyone’s taste but I think that’s why I like it. Paired with skinny jeans I think it brings it back to the modern day a bit more.

Sometimes I wonder if it’s frustrating (as a reader) scrolling through blog posts where you can’t actually buy an item you may like because it’s ‘vintage’ or just old. Thinking about it, I may get a little annoyed because there are so many items I covet through reading other blogs but, on the other hand, it’s a little inspiration isn’t it? Although you may well not find this jolly old Granny top on the high-street, it might encourage a jaunt in the local charity shops to find something similar?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this – do you prefer reading blogs where the items worn are more attainable? Where you can just click on a link to buy the item there and then?

 

Love, Harriet

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