I am a big fashion fan. And as a big fashion fan, I love the challenge of hunting for good vintage pieces. If you are like me you’ll know that having a good vintage piece in your wardrobe is priceless. Priceless is the word I would use in describing my latest vintage necklace.
Vintage fashion has always transported me into a different era. It sits me down, makes me a nice cup of tea in very a delicate china cup and tells me the amazing stories of that era. But to be brutally honest, I am more interested in the sparkle it adds to my wardrobe.
Good vintage pieces are not just a heap of used clothes. They are good quality pre-owned clothes you spend extra pounds on. They are clothes that have stood the test of time. An example of a good piece is this 1970s tailored, timeless and very stylish Windsmoor wool and cashmere coat I treated myself to on Saturday.
This predominantly wool coat looks deceptively plain but amazing looking on my body. I was not sure about the coat when I saw it in the shop. It looked good but conservatively lonely on the clothes rail. The shopkeeper, whom I have built a good rapport with, convinced me to try it on. Reluctantly, I did and I was speechless because it transformed me into a young Pam Griera in the 70s. I just had to have it! After giving the coat a quick sniff and checking that the fabric was still in very good condition, I paid for it and went hunting for more.
I found this pink/peach dress on eBay, and it looks amazing in real life. It’s is 1970s vintage. It is not to everybody’s taste because of its bright colours. However, over the years I have realised that bright colours looks great on my dark skin. I can’t wait to show off this dress during the summer months. It will look great with trainers.
This dress was also bought off a trader on eBay. I am not sure what era this fab dress belongs to. I think it is a 60s number. If you know, please leave a comment for me. This is another dress that I could not resist buying.
As I have always said to the people who read my blog, vintage fashion means you’ll always be the only girl in that outfit.
I really hope showing you my latest purchases will convince those of you who are high street addicts to go vintage shopping.