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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thrifty Vintage Finds.

Loose Tie-up Crop Top: Topshop (old)
Laura Ashley Floral Midi Skirt: Vintage Shop (£7) 
Leather Tan Chelsea Boots: Barbour via Cloggs Footwear (*) (£118.99)


I had to share with you this thrifty vintage find I got my hands on when down in Portsmouth at Gunwharf Quays on the Easter Weekend. If you know Gunwharf, it really isn't a place to score a thrifty vintage bargain. But, Alex spotted a small hut-style shop that was labelled as Rowan's Hospice Vintage Shop, (I used to live above one of these in 3rd year at Uni in Portsmouth) not sure if its a temporary shop, but in there I found this Floral Midi Laura Ashley skirt for a mere £7!
With feeling sorry for myself recently and having made some dollar on Depop, I decided to treat myself to this beautiful tailored coat / jacket from Missguided in Camel, which I've seen a lot of other bloggers buying in lilac. It's the perfect style and light-weight quality for a spring-summer coat. 

Cloggs kindly sent me these gorgeous Tan, Leather Barbour Chelsea Boots (& yes they are real!!), their website is really easy to navigate, with super fast, free next day delivery if you order before 7pm, which is pretty coushy as I had scooped up these babies far sooner than I'd imagined.
I felt like a child at Christmas with the excitement of unwrapping the box and knowing I had some Barbour boots inside!

Even these Barbour boots here have had a whooping £35 knocked off them on the website. Being completely honest I wouldn't normally have the money to even consider a branded pair of boots, but having luckily received and tested these and having worn them out LOTS, I really do think I may have had a change of heart.

I can already feel so much more comfort and quality in these shoes, compared to any others I would normally grab at a ridiculous price i.e Primark (even when I'm completely aware they will probably fall apart within the month).
I think I tend to adopt this buying strategy far too often and am now thinking I will be much more inclined to save up and invest into a pair of shoes that I can still be kicking about in a couple of years from now. Still on my list of expensive footwear to get my hands on; a pair of Hunter Wellies & some Dr Martens :)!


I've been trying to keep spirits up this week and even managed to apply for two jobs.
Let's hope they don't discriminate against me and my broken arm & give me the sympathy vote!


  1. Oh my gosh those boots are amazing and that skirt is lovely on you xxx

  2. Love your outfit, especially that skirt it's so gorgeous! :)

  3. aww your poor little arm still in a sling! ive been wanting a good camel coat, theyre so expansive though, gonna check this one out

  4. love everything! now you made me want to go thrift shopping! :) xx

  5. Love it!

  6. This is a lovely outfit, the skirt is beautiful x

  7. Oh those boots! you look fabulous! i would employ you hun x


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