Thursday, 13 June 2013

Clothes that tell a story

This is one of my latest purchases from the boot sale. I've been looking for an acid wash denim jacket for a while now but didn't want to pay loads on Ebay or on the high street so I am glad I waited it out. This cost only 50p, and is covered in Canadian patches which is really interesting. It makes me wonder what the story behind these are? Who it belonged to? How old is this jacket? etc.
I tend to not think about the story behind second hand clothing, especially vintage clothing. It's a bit too morbid for me. But this jacket really got me thinking, it's a kids jacket so I wonder if this person is in their 30's or 40's now. Although, I feel bad because I am going to take majority of the patches off as it's not my style. 
Have you picked up any boot sale bargains recently?

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Monica's Vintage Fair- Gravesend 8th June

Yesterday I sold at Monica's Vintage Fair. It was great fun as usual. I love selling at this fair. It's great seeing how it has expanded. The entertainment was great (dancing from the Medway Lindy Hoppers and singing from the Swingtime Sweethearts)
Here are some photos from the event, I took these later on in the day as earlier on it was way too busy. It was quite sad because Julia will no longer be selling with me, so she was clearing all her stock out for bargain prices hehe. This means I'll be now dragging Mike with me (poor him).
I'm now in the process of changing the shops name and putting it all online as well. I sold 3/4 of my stock yesterday so I'm going to be scouring the place for more but hopefully it will all be sorted within the next month :)

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Outfit of the day-8 year anniversary

Hi all,
This is what I wore yesterday to go for afternoon tea with Mike. We have two special anniversaries every year. Our wedding anniversary which is in September and our anniversary for how long we've been together, which was yesterday. 8 years together! I was 15 and Mike was 17 when I asked him out (Yes, I asked him out. Girl power!). Anyway, I feel a bit self-conscious about these photos as I've gained weight since getting married last year, so am in the process of losing it.
Dress-Topshop, Cardigan-Peacocks, Bag-Topshop, Creepers-Camden.

We always go to the same place for afternoon tea, it's a 10 minute drive away and is always empty. On a Saturday there is usually a piano player as well. It's such a lovely place!

As part of my present Mike got me some macaroons and tea from Laduree. I've already eaten all the macaroons and am working my way through the tea. I love the packaging as well and will be using them to display in my room.