Saturday, 13 August 2011

Viva la Vintage

I visited my favourite retro shop in Beeston again this week, I was unsure they'd have much new as I only went less than 2 weeks ago but I was wrong! They had tonnes of fabulous new things. This time we were shopping with a hungry baby so it was not as lengthly as the last visit but I still managed to find a few goodies. During the week I saw a sparkly top at Cow in Nottingham but it was £30 and I thought just a bit too tight so I left it, however I saw this lovely one for only £9.95! And it fits perfectly. I plan on wearing it with some slim fit jeans. It looks a bit strange on the picture actually but is very pretty. 

That brings me onto the second find and my most amazing one of all. I have been on the look out for a pink blazer since I saw the very stylish Ying on sporting one and it looked fabulous. I believe hers was also a vintage find. I saw one on the sale rale of Retro and Vintage and it was priced at £3!! Wow! It is Jaeger too so great quality. I wish I'd took some 'before' shots as I have altered the length by about 8inches, turned back the sleeves and changed the button. It is currently at the dry cleaners and I'm excited to get it back on Monday. The picture really doesn't do it justice, it's a very bright pink which will look great with jeans, despite what I was told at work today!!

The last picture is a £2 summer dress I was drawn to as it is yellow and you know by now I like yellow! It had a silk look lining which made the skirt stick out a bit but I have cut it out and it hangs much better now. Great with a tan belt of course.

I really need to stop going to these vintage shops but I love getting a bargain that I know no one else will have. And anyway, I've made a killing on Ebay this week so I can justify it!


  1. OH MY! I'm so thrilled that you found a blazer thrifting! Congratulations!!! You have been getting some great items thrifting, keep it up! It's hard to beat such great prices! Why buy new when you can buy thrift for less???

  2. Aaah thank you!! I love it, especially as the shop I love is for a well deserving charity so the money is well spent. I am finding that I don't want to shop in the bigger stores as much as I like things that are individual too xx