Clockwise from top left: New Look tea dress with flutter sleeves (£2), Vintage Cacharel shirt in Liberty print (£2), vintage St Michael leather handbag (£2), summery top (£1).
I adore flutter sleeves. They speak '1930s' to me, so I was pleased to find a New Look tea dress with such sleeves for a mere £2. That same weekend, I found a Cacharel blouse in Liberty print fabric. I was a bit unsure about whether it's 'me', but as my style seems to be ever-evolving (to the point that my other half told me I'm turning into Kate Bush the other day when I appeared wearing a purple silk maxi dress!) I think I'll at least give it a go, and perhaps wear the blouse either under a pinafore dress or tucked into a pencil skirt.
Clockwise from top left: M&S jersey dress (£2), Yumi buses and teapot print dress (£2.50), M&S jersey top, brand new with tags (£1), Get Cutie floral pencil dress (£2.50).
Get Cutie is a Brighton based brand that produces handmade dresses in vintage silhouettes in a variety of prints. The dress I found with it's little pansy print would have been £120 new, so to pick it up for just £2.50 was a steal! I have nearly bought from them in the past, but was a bit concerned about the sizing - it seems my concerns were justified as the dress I've bought is a size larger than I normally wear, which is worth bearing in mind if you come across this brand. The only thing is that I think it's designed for someone with larger bosoms, so I have a bit of a gape at the neckline. I might see if I can fix that.
The teapot and buses dress is a tad more twee than my usual choice, but it will do well for any particularly British occasions of celebration, such as jubilees or charity tea-parties. Again, it's a size up from my usual size 12. I do find Yumi runs a little small, apart from their tunic dresses which seem to be cut quite generously.
Non-clothing purchases included that lovely red gingham tablecloth that I showed off in my post about my new favourite coffee, the inevitable brooches, and a 1950s film annual with Elvis on the cover. On a recent trip to Aberystwyth I bought two pairs of shoes. First, a pair of dressy evening sandals, and then another pair of black heeled Clarks brogues. I already have a pair of black heeled Clarks brogues, but these have a chunkier heel and I hope will feel more stable for walking around than the others I own. Both pairs of shoes look like they've only been worn once.
Evening sandals, £4.99, and brogues, £4.
Have you found any bargains of late?