Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Charity shops and a vintage fair : London is bleeding me dry


 Hey guys , so today it was raining in London town and despite this fact I decided it was okay to wear tiny little shorts (albeit with tights, getting some weird looks in the library now NOT APPROPRIATE ). Sorry about the bathroom mirror pics, nobody around today to take any :/




 Where is it from?

Jumper: Topshop (last winter)
Shorts: DIY from a charity shop
T shirt: Gina Tricot
Lipstick: Mac in Velvet Teddy


My dad went on a weekend away to Stockholm with his lovely girlfriend (who I am sure chose my gift) and came back with this really cool t-shirt for me, you can't really tell much from the picture but it has this cool ombre rainbow thing going on , I love it.


This week has been a week of pure procrastination, my exams are only a month away yet I saw it fit to be wondering around Hammersmith and Shepards Bush all day. Me and Hanna (from the Sheet ) trawled through various charity shops and wondered around Westfield all day. Resulting in me only having £20 to live on until Monday :(. But it was all worth it for these bargains :

Shirt : £1.50 Cancer research
Shorts : DIYed from trousers £3.00

I apologise for looking like a complete idiot in this photo.

Dress: Reiss 1971 collection £10 Triad

Now if only I had a pair of these......

 And I'll have a killer outfit on my hands.

Just going to have a little moan about Triad (charity shop) by the way....

So I went into triad in Shepards Bush and I found this nice multicoloured 80's print maxi skirt  and lo and behold was I delighted to see a price tag of £2 on it. However, on going to the cashier I was told that actually the tag was wrong and it cost £15!!!! FFS, then I realised what had happened was that Triad had gone to cancer research (where the tag was from), seen the skirt was cool, then marked it up from the £2 cancer research charged for it. BEARING IN MIND I am as poor as a church mouse this really pissed me off, although I know Triad is a charity I thought this was a bit cheeky, not only are they stealing money from cancer patients, but they are trying to empty my pockets EVEN MORE. Needless to say I didn't buy the skirt (definitely wasn't worth £15) and took my business elsewhere (Age Concern). 

Models Own nail varnish in Fluro' Orange £5


And the Sunday before (please don't ask me why I'm not writing in chronological order) me and Ailbhe went to the food market and vintage fair on Brick Lane. I had some lovely dim sum AND a katsu curry, how greedy am I? There were so much really cheap vintage clothes and things, and the people on the stalls were lovely, including one lady I was very jealous of as she had a beautiful patent leather vintage Moschino belt, purchased from the stall across from her the previous weekend. I managed to grab a few bargains there as well :

Vintage  jumpsuit (I made it into a playsuit because the legs were a bit short) £10


Vintage mens shirt ( I cut out the shoulders and I'm going to stud the collar) £5

Vintage ring on the left  (I feel in love with it after it didn't fit Ailbhe and her tiny fingers, I still feel quite bad about it :S ) £6

And the nail varnish in this picture is by Models Own Beetlejuice collection in Aqua Violet


So yeah , I am poor but I think my wardrobe is better off for it. 

Still counting down the days till the student loan comes in, I got the date wrong and it's actually the 23rd wahhh! I'm going up to Newcastle next week for my friend Gabby's boyfriends house night called Nocturnal Playground, going to see those Futureboogie guys again, Lukas and Christophe AGAIN. Will be getting plenty of shopping done whilst up there, these are just a few things on my wish list :


  1. Stripy bodysuit -          £20                 www.lavishalice.co.uk
  2. Cross bodysuit -          £22                  Miss Selfridge
  3. Flamingo jumper -       £19.99             www.missguided.co.uk
  4. Polo neck bodysuit -    £25                 River Island
  5. Wedges -]                   £60                  www.asos.com
  6. Tartan bralet -             £12                  Newlook 
  7. Peace leggings -           £12                  www.lavishalice.co.uk



I have all that to look forward to, now to get started on the revision and listening to Soul Clap too loud..... lets pray I pass the year.




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    1. Thanks , pretty chuffed there wasn't much about either :) xxx

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  2. Super cute! You're beautiful!

    XOXO,
    www.kimberlyluxe.com

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    1. Thanks so much :)
      you are gorgeous babe !

      xxx

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  3. hey i have a question how did you get your 90's braids done ? because i really love them on you and i want some (:
    - Jasmine <3

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