I thought I’d share a few new vintage and second hand pieces that I’ve found and bought over the last few weeks on my never ending journey of visiting charity shops! You can certainly see a theme here (which I’ve touched on recently in many a blog post) but for some unbeknown reason to me, I’m quite enjoying the colour pink.
I think this bright fuchsia jacket is actually one of my favourite finds in a while – I spotted it in a local charity shop and did um and er a little as it looked quite big. I decided to take a chance and I’ve just fallen in love! I’ve recently changed the buttons on it too so it looks even nicer. I wore it the other day (cue future blog post spoiler) with a pair of ripped denim shorts, silk top and Cath Kidston floral trainers and love how it looked. A little bright perhaps but sometimes colour is a good thing, especially as we make the most of these last few hazy summer days.
The white blazer certainly comes in a close second though – I found this hanging in a local vintage shop and snapped it up for £10. I actually wore it as a dress recently (see here!), as it’s long enough so you’re not showing off your pants making you feel silly (I hate it when that happens). The detailing is lovely around the collar, almost a tuxedo feel and it has (well, I expect) the original buttons too. It feels like a special piece so I’m pretty chuffed to have that hanging in my wardrobe.
This little floral blouse – which you can actually see in my last blog post (see what I did there?) is perfect for this muggy weather we’re currently experiencing and I love its Laura Ashley-esque vibes.
The last few items are in this lovely and oh so summery blush pink shade – the colour of the summer – and I think it’s beautiful. The slip dress (probably worn as a night dress) was only £2 and I can’t wait to style it with skinny jeans and a slouchy jumper. I’ve built up quite a little collection of these slips now so I’ve been thinking of putting together a little lookbook of how I style them. I haven’t actually thought of how I will wear them yet but I love layering so once the weather gets colder, this will be my sartorial task!
The blush shirt is an M&S find – with its satin collar and cuffs – I can’t wait to pair this with deep plums and wine tones for a more autumnal look.
As a new season approaches, I always like to pick up a few second hand pieces; firstly to satisfy my shopping habit but also which I know I can pair which old favourites and new additions. I popped into the shops this morning and so many items caught my eye but I’m determined to stick to a list initially and only add pieces I need. This makes me sound terribly sensible and I’m not, really, but I do like to think I put a little thought into what I would like and what suits my style as we step into a new fashion season. Obviously Pinterest comes in very useful here too! There will be a blog post coming soon on this I think with a little Autumn wishlist to swoon over…