I couldn't resist wearing my latest acquistition this morning. It's so cold here but an hour-long Hydrotherapy class and a swift tour of the town's charity shops soon warmed me up.
The volunteers at the Salvation Army were told that the sacks of donations were mine so didn't put it all aside for me. Isn't it strange how attractive your old cast-offs look once displayed on the bric-a-brac shelf or resplendant on hangers? You'll be pleased to know that I wasn't tempted to buy it all back.
I did have these beauties saved for me:
A vintage English-made Morland's lambskin jacket for £2.50. Isn't the curly collar gorgeous? The pockets are leather-lined.
I love this 1970's midi length suede coat by Suede and Leathercraft Limited. It's never been worn and the pockets are still stitched down. I bet it cost more forty years ago than the £2.50 the shop asked for it today.
So, am I wearing something I've made or revamped?
Not only my giant hand-made made hair bow but also the refashioned sock doughnut keeping my hair in place. More details HERE.
Vintage '60's red leather tunic dress (Courtesy of my friendly neighbourhood antique dealer), Red opaques (Dorothy Perkins £1 dump bin), Vintage '60's St Michael Bri-Nylon pussybow blouse (Jumble sale 20p), Shoes (Topshop sale, 2006)
Reminiscent of an early '90's rave we've had a secret tip-off from an insider of an unadvertised jumble sale in a posh location tomorrow, so it's a quiet night in to ensure clear heads and hopefully rich pickings in the morning.