Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Vintage Fair Finds

Hello everyone!

On saturday in my local town hall there was a cute little vintage fair and i picked up a few goodies :)

I was pretty surprised that with only about 5/6 stalls in the teeny town hall that there was so much stuff to rake around in. A lot of it was your standard 'I picked this up in a charity shop and am going to pass it off as vintage' but there was some hidden gems :)

I only picked up 2 items from the sale, mainly because the other stuff i liked was either too expensive or too big to take back to work with me (i went to the sale on my lunch break).

Sooo the first piece i bought was this beautiful Jacques Vert blouse. I have no idea what era it's from so if anyone knows please enlighten me! I fell in love with it because seriously, when the heck do you see quality like this in stores now?

The blouse is a size 16 but to be honest, i really don't think it fits like one (sizes 20 odd years ago were different, right?). My dress mannequin is a size 12 and the blouse sits comfortably on that and fits me perfectly so i'm not complaining!

The design features some beautiful appliquéd flowers and they are just so beautifully done. Its seriously looks unworn, no fraying or anything! The overall workmanship is wonderful. 

Did i mention it was only £12?! Seriously made my day finding this... The rest of the rail was full of absolute tack to be honest! Anyway super chuffed with this, will look great with leggins or super skinnies!

The next bit i bought was a really lovely Vintage Laura Ashley skirt. I saw this at the same time as i saw the shirt and didn't buy it... but when i got back to work i had to run back up and buy it! Was too good to leave behind!

Okay so i know it doesn't exactly look breathtaking on my mannequin but seriously when it's on my it looks really nice! I completely fell in love with the print on the fabric but even more so the fabric! It's soooo soft and silky feeling but nice and heavy too so it makes a nice drape! I really need to press it because it's a bit creased!

The print is just really lovely and simple and in the prettiest of colours! And yet again the quality is IMPECCABLE. Seriously you really don't get quality like this on the high st now, the skirt is not see-through in the slightest and isn't frayed, torn or faded! I think judging by the label, style and a little googling this skirt is from the 70's but if anyone know for sure, again, let me know!

How cute is the label?! And made in Great Britain too, don't see that anymore eh! Anyway this cost me  £15 yet another super steal! Will be wearing this in the summer (if it ever comes) With some cute flip flops, a baggy pale tank and some statement jewellery and sunglasses! 

Lastly is an AMAZING leather jacket that i didn't get from the vintage fair, i got it from my dad! (thanks dad :))

How cool is this? It's pretty massive but it is males... well it's not THAT massive once you've got it on! So this beauty is my Dads old motorbiking jacket! I've been desperately wanting an oversized jacket of some form for ages and was pretty close to buying a fake leather one from ebay but dad offered me his from the attic! 

I don't know what you guys think, but this is totally on-trend right now with the whole grunge look! I really can't wait to wear this out! I've not had a chance to wear it out yet because apart from working i've been a bit of a social hermit! I'll post an outfit when i do wear it though :) Also how cool are the badges?! I might add a few of my own ones too!

I've said this like a million times throughout this post but it's so true, quality just isn't the same now! Stores are being far too greedy with their money and skip out on the quality but that's a rant for another day... The jacket is pretty distressed as well but what do you expect from something that was worn on a motorbike? My dad said that when he bought it there was a tire mark right up the back from when the last owner got run over haha. Gives it a bit of history. 

I have such a thing for old labels, they are also so much prettier! Anyway i will most likely wear this with pretty skinny fitting clothing because since the jacket is a bit oversized i don't wanna make myself look like an elephant!

Has anyone else been to a vintage fair/store recently?
What did you get?

Over and out lovelies :)



  1. oh wow -- i really love these finds! one thing my town doesn't have is a vintage fair, and i'm really actually surprised. a lot of hipsters live here, and we get a whole slew of tourists every summer. actually, we don't even have any sort of vintage fair nearby! but if we did it would make my life complete.


    1. Hello love :)
      Well my town only had it's first one today and we also have quite a few hipster-ish trend people around here and was surprised that i was just about the only person to visit it! Shame really! You should put it forward to your local town hall! see what they say!


  2. Love your finds, that blouse is beautiful and I love that jacket, you're lucky your dad had one in the loft!


    1. Thanks lovely :)
      I know! Very lucky indeed! I'm not even sure how long it has been hiding up there! aha!


  3. Brilliant post!!! :-) Said it before but great blog. Keeps me coming back for more! :-)


  4. Awesome finds!! And the reason it fits even though its a 16 is because back then there wasn't vanity sizes (taking a bigger size and labeling it smaller so women feel better about their bodies). sizes like 0, and 1, and 2, didn't even exist then. A size ten would be a size 2/3 today!!

    Love your blog, Following


    1. Hello!

      Wow thanks for letting me know that! Learn something new every day! Thats really interesting, makes sense too tbh!!

      thank you for following :):)


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  6. I just found your blog and I love it. That skirt is so pretty, great finds :) This makes me want to head to the Brick Lane vintage fair this weekend

    F X


  7. definitely the sizes now are different! a size 4 now is actually a vintage 8, gotta love vanity sizing.
    gr8 finds

  8. O wow that blouse is absolutely gorgeous,the detailing is beautiful,and so true you cant find quality like that these days,as everything is too mass produced.
    Love all your finds,theres nothing better than raking through rails and finding just a few gems,well worth it.
    Following your fab blog,and I hope you have a lovely weekend

  9. Such good finds, love the leather jacket and the blouse is so pretty! Just found your blog, love it! Now following x
    Dreams and Dresses

  10. What a great haul!!
    We love each item, you have a cool blog and a superb style.
    We are new followers!
    JS xx


  11. wow, those are really great finds! wish we had one of those vintage fairs here. (:

    <3 ginyn

  12. wow. love these finds! & your blog is great! following

    have a nice day xx

  13. great post!


  14. Always impressed by your bargains!! This is amazing, especially the leather jacket from your dad! Bravo! x


  15. OMG great finds and lovely blog :)

  16. That jacket is incredible, so it the blouse!

  17. amazing boughts *_* love everything but especially the jacket, which is freakin' amazing and such a versatile piece.
    in btw I think your blog is great and I started to follow you, dear. keep up the amazing work!
    feel free to check out my blog as well, if you like :))



  18. woow, amazing jacket. :)


  19. Gorgeous vintage finds! (I have a vintage find post on my blog as well if you'd like to check it out it was posted last week). Going to a vintage shop in town today so hopefully i'll be as successful as you were!


  20. Fab finds!



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  23. That shirt is fab!

    Great find.


  24. I just stumbled upon your blog, and I love that leather jacket and the sheer blouse! x
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  26. i want that jacket!
    i'm in the same situation, so now i'm so jealous.
    hope to speak soon!
    laura xx

  27. Wow the jacket and the blouse are AMAZING <3

  28. LOve the leather jacket, how cool it was your dads!
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