As for the weekend, it was more music and second-hand shopping. The local college students put on a fab little music festival each year, Valleys Sound Fest, and the husband-to-be was playing again, along with some other super local acts.
Christopher Rees, Maddie Jones, and Henry's Funeral Shoe.
As for the shopping side of things, I've done well in the charity shops and car boot sales lately. There's scant true 'vintage' around where I live, aside from brooches, which I'm inundanted with, so the vast majority of these purchases are modern items.
Clockwise from top left: Jigsaw faux fur collar cashmere coat, £8. Black embellished collar Asos top, £1, brand new with tags. Wrap dress, £1. Vintage (80s?) sheer top, £1.
Clockwise from top left: Tooled leather bag, £1. Crescent brooch, free (they were throwing it out as it had a stone missing, so I rescued it and glued one in). Hobbs wool & silk shift dress, £5. Flower brooch, £2.
In further shopping news, I'm writing with bitter disappointment that the recently ordered 'Betsy' Agnes and Norman shoes off Ebay were far too narrow for me! Sigh. Back they went. Agnes and Norman is the vintage inspired sister brand of Rachel Simpson wedding shoes, and as I own a pair of those that fit perfectly, I thought I'd be safe in ordering from the sister brand. Apparently not - a little Twitter conversation revealed that they use different sized lasts (shoe moulds) to make their shoes and there is subsequently some variation between styles.
I've been after a new pair of peep-toes for a while, and it was with great delight that after that disappointment I came across a pair in TK Maxx by the brand Van Dal, a sort of upmarket shoe brand for an older age group, but this does mean that they have some really super classic styles and reissues of shoes they made back in the 1950s. At £12, I snapped them up. They're suede, so they're not the all-weather shoes I was after, but they are a good neutral colour to go with lots.
Finally, I know some of you liked that coral maxi dress I recently wore, so I have another one, brand new with tags, in a size 10-12 up on Ebay with just a 99p starting price.
I've been taking the plunge after encouragement from some of you, and have been ordering a few vintage maxi dresses off Ebay, so I'm hoping they'll turn out ok. The husband-to-be looked at the pics, and said, "hmm, they're of an era...", which I think is disapproval. I like them, so he'll have to put up with a more '70s me. I'm quite excited at embracing a new-to-me style!