New In: Vintage Haul

by - Tuesday, February 03, 2015

So while everyone was getting down to their spending bans and super-tight January's, I decided to break the habit of a lifetime and treat myself to a few new items of clothing. And why not? After a huge clearout of poor quality items and things that just didn't suit me anymore, I've had a bit of an epiphany with my style and have realised it's just not in my nature to do chic block colours and basic fits. While I love minimalism in my interiors, clothing is where I love to play with pattern and print.

In my new job as a vintage events and brand manager (go give The Vintage Kilo Sale a cheeky Facebook like if you're interested!), it's pretty important to look on brand and sassy fab at all times. With that in mind, here are a few bits I picked up this month - 

Poppy Lux Midi Polka Dot Dress
Okay, so not strictly vintage, but after seeing this styled on the lovely Hannah Louise's blog a few months back, I fell in love with it's retro polka dots and feminine length. Having snapped it up for just £19 in the Dorothy Perkins sale, I'm longing for warmer weather so I can wear it to host fairs. 

Vintage St Michael Shirt Tea Dress
Let's face it - if it has a 'St Michael for Marks and Spencer' label in it, I'm likely to love it. This bad boy was picked up in the vintage Sue Ryder shop in Headingley for a tenner, and it's such good quality - thick and figure-fitting in a way that stops the long length and sleeves from looking too granny like. My best charity shop find in quite a while!

Vintage Hand Knit Wool Cardigan
I was completely sick of wearing the same wooly cardigan every day of working in my freezing house, so I invested the grand old cost of 99p on eBay to win this lovely cardi. When it arrived, it was much cuter than I could ever has expected, and so I've been teaming it with everything - jeans, dresses, even over my pyjamas on lazy days (ssssh)

Floral Top
And now we're on to my kilo bits! I held a vintage fair at Leeds University Union last week and found the time to rummage before we opened to the public - perks of the job! This oversized top looks fab under pinafores or with leggings as a quick but cool outfit - very 90s! Made from a light polyster material, i think it'll really come into it's own for festival season. 

Floral Button Blouse
I love a good power blouse! This one has the sweetest buttons and a nice grown-up print - I think it dates from the 80s/90s. It's obviously in need of a good iron and I might remove the shoulder pads, but it looks fab tucked into a plain skater skater for an understated vintage look.

Woolen Pencil Skirt
Pencil skirts are normally my mortal enemy (small waist, larger hips), but something about this little beauty told me things would be different. I'm so glad I took the risk - it fits perfectly! Far from my normal 'can't sit down' dissapointment, it flatters my bottom half well and doesn't even do that wierd bunching thing that so many pencil skirts do when you sit. Roll neck, black tights and mary janes - sorted for a 60s worthy mod look.

Rainbow Stripe 70s Dress
Bear with me on this one, because on first glance it is definitely a little Joseph and the Technicolour dream dress. However, the fabric is just lovely and so much fun that I couldn't leave it behind. With a bit of stitching work, I'm thinking of turning it into a cute cropped shirt'n'skirt co-ord or shorts playsuit for festival season - think Lianne La Havas style with a big headscarf and jelly shoes. Stat tuned for that!

So that's my vintage haul - what have you guys been buying recently? Don't forget to check our The Vintage Kilo Sale too - we travel all over the country with events that charge just £15 per kilo - that's a whole new outfit! All our upcoming events are here

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