Thursday, 29 October 2009

Get on your boots

And so yet another Thursday rolls around, which means donning sensible boots and setting the alarm for an ungodly hour in anticipation of the weekly car boot sale. The unseasonably warm weather and school holidays meant that the field was packed with sellers this morning but paradoxically, because the huge choice is so random, a treasure shines more visibly.
I often leave the house with a current inspiration in mind, perhaps a hand knitted slouchy mohair jumper to wear with skinny acid wash jeans or something in mustard and lime green. It's a strange psychological trick to play on yourself - if you're focusing on something other treasures can impinge on your peripheral vision, appealing to your unconscious.
With no idea of what you may find, there's every possibility of a chance encounter of falling in love with something you've been searching for all your life.

Today's bargains included: This season's TopShop and H&M earrings, two gloriously butter soft navy leather bags with Italian labels, a leather bag with a tooled peacock design, Vintage Renata of Italy and Gina shoes, TopShop shoe boots with the store tags and tissue paper stuffing intact and today's ultimate indulgence - Tod's turquoise python boots with a fur trim.

Total spend: £25


  1. Wow, nice finds :) please tell me you will be listing the peacock bag and gina shoes on ebay :)

  2. Tod's boots... aaaah! I'm going to visit the eBay thread to find out the price and feel faint with shock, no doubt. You are fantastic at spotting a designer brand. Will you be keeping them for yourself? I hope so!

    Jen x

    PS - You're a brilliant writer, too. Have been meaning to say for a while. :)

  3. The colour and quality of the boots attracted me to them - top brands seem to speak fo themselves. They fit perfectly so may give them a trial run out this morning! xx

  4. love the boots - you really are talented at picking out a bargain, Vic!! :)

  5. Cracking finds, I'm especially taken by the funky boots & the golden Gina shoes.
    Have a great weekend...x


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