Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Something of the witch

I don't think you've truly lived till you find your vintage true love. Mine? It was a charity shop find in Elgin and quite frankly a bit of a wild card. It sparkled. The belt was awful. It was also £4. Little did I know that years later it would become my default dress for when I had no idea what I wanted to wear, I just needed to feel fancy. With a bit of jiggery pokery I would play about with length, draping and hide extra fabric/retro detailing with a chunky belt. It was the beginning of a long enduring love affair and one of my wardrobe staples.

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Dress - Vintage
Belt - Primark
Tights - Primark
Shoes - Topshop

I found myself needing to crack out this baby for a posh-do in Jenners thanks to the team at House of Fraser. It was all set to be champagne and canapes and quite frankly I wanted to dress up for the occasion.  After constructing countless outfits in my mind/on my bed and generally breaking down no less than 12 times I knew this guy has to be the one/ And I was glad I did/ It still is the easiest thing to wear and still managed to look good when I transferred in to boots before the end of the night.  It was perfect and for something that I was so uncertain about for so long, it's become a firm favourite. I never quite feel like it's a "this old thing" moment with this (though I definitely trot out that line when anyone asks.)  We're all got our oldies and goldies that we keep forever, and I know this one always deserves a little more love.

Do you have any fave charity shop scores?

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  1. Such a beautiful dress, I love the layered hemline! Looks amazing with those shoes too <3 I love finding one of a kind vintage dresses too, it's such a rewarding feeling :) xx

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    1. It's the one thing that has survived endless wardrobe clear outs. The shoes are newish - thank god for sales!

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  2. Always great to have something 'go-to' in the wardrobe, and especially when it was such a bargain. Plus, you never fail to rock the black on black look!! Hx

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    1. What can I say, I try. You cutie pie x

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  3. That really is the most incredible dress, and enviable find. I'm yet to find my one...

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    1. I've been charity shopping for years, this was a fluke!x

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  4. OMG this is utterly stunning. Such a fox xxx

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  5. Wowsa!!! That dress!!!! Looking great and so sad I missed this xx

    Tatyana x
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    1. Awww sorry you weren't there, would have been fab to see you x

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  6. These shots are beautiful, I love the dress and the shoes - look great together xx

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    1. Thanks so much! Nice to try this with something a bit daintier! x

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