28 November, 2016

A little Vintage Rokit

Vintage Rokit
Vintage Rokit
Vintage Rokit
Vintage Rokit
Jumper: Rokit (Similar), Shirt: Topshop (Old but Similar), Jeans: River Island, Boots: Shoe Zone

Being a great supporter of all clothes second-hand my usual go-to places to shop are charity shops such as Oxfam, Barnardo'sProspect Hospice and many, many more. I usually overlook vintage shops, not because I love them any less, but because they seem to be located in areas I dont often find myself in. However, whilst experiencing my first ever bottomless brunch at The Jar Kitchen** (with poached eggs, bloomin' amazing donuts and a few bubbles) my friend suggested a trip to Rokit. Not one to have to be asked twice to shop amongst a whole lot of retro loveliness, we hotfooted (albeit, with a slight prosecco sway in our hotfoot) off to one of my favourite vintage haunts. 

As with the suggestion of going to Rokit, I didn't need much persuasion to prompt me to purchase this revamped vintage jumper. Being a little cropped it's perfect for those on the shorter side like, ahem, me! If, also like me, you are now hibernating for winter during the evenings and weekends, Rokit have a wonderful website with a selection of unique upcycled sweatshirts (including a burgundy cold-shoulder number which is next on my vintage wishlist), dresses, skirts and a enough second-hand loveliness to fill plenty of those Christmas stockings. 

** Sidenote: How I hadn't discovered bottomless brunches sooner is beyond me - they should be at least a bi-weekly occurrence. 

Vintage Rokit
Vintage Rokit
Vintage Rokit
Vintage Rokit
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19 November, 2016

Sustainable in Velvet: Round II

Sustainable Fashion
Sustainable Fashion
Sustainable Fashion
Sustainable Fashion
Kimono & T-Shirt: Oxfam, Jeans: River Island, Boots: Shoe Zone

It's the time of year/week for another velvet related post - and another original post title. With Storm Angus pretty much over my head as I type I am wrapped up with the biggest jumper, 15 pairs of socks and a blanket - winter is on it's way people. With the sun going down before I leave work I seem to be drawn to all things knit and velvet in those second-hand shops when doing a little sustainable shopping. Since I spoke about all things velvet in my last post - I'll save you another paragraph of velvet waffling and leave you with my favourite new velvet green kimono from my favourite Oxfam! 

Happy Saturday! 

Sustainable Fashion
Sustainable Fashion
Sustainable Fashion
Sustainable Fashion
Sustainable Fashion
Sustainable Fashion
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12 November, 2016

Sustainable in Velvet

Sustainable Velvet
Sustainable Velvet
Sustainable Velvet
Dress: Oxfam, Top: Boohoo (Similar), Boots: Topshop (Similar), Jacket: Oasis

With velvet being all the rage at the moment, I was per-retty happy when I spotted this dress amongst the Oxfam rails. This dress has been homemade which is something I love finding whilst mooching around the second-hand shops. There's something about knowing someone has put the time and effort into sitting down and making a piece unique for them which I find a little special. After well and truly catching the velvet bug I got on the Oxfam website and began scouting out a few more velvet favourites. By 'scouting out' I mean typing 'velvet' into the search bar and lusting after everything that was returned in the search - online shopping is just a little too easy for my bank balance. A few favourites returned in the search include a velvet deep red dress (festive, eh?), velvet tartan shorts and a crimson, velvet, slouchy t-shirt which I think would be perfect for December with a matching lip-stick - better get tweeting Candice, she'll be able to help on that front!

Sustainable Velvet
Sustainable Velvet
Sustainable Velvet
Sustainable Velvet
Sustainable Velvet
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03 November, 2016

Sue Ryder Strikes Again

Charity Shop Fashion
Charity Shop Fashion
Jumpsuit: Sue Ryder, Shirt: Oxfam, Boots: Shoe Zone

Although the clocks fell back an hour Sunday it was still warm for the time of year when we're meant to be wrapping up to spell out names in sparklers, toasting too many marshmallows and drinking copious amount of mulled wine. Because of this I carried on wearing the most perfect autumn to winter culotte jumpsuit from Sue Ryder.  I began a new job recently and I'm per-retty sure that others there are beginning to suspect that this is all I wear. I have worn it with shirts underneath for the slightly smarter look when going out after work. I have also worn it dressed down with a jumper flung over, big ol' trainers and socks for the colder morning after - it has been a wild couple of weeks with this jumpsuit!  

Charity Shop Fashion
Charity Shop Fashion
Charity Shop Fashion
Charity Shop Fashion
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