To us today meant just one thing, the Bank Holiday boot sale. Forget the lie-in, we were up with the lark wandering around a blustery field in rural Staffordshire, rummaging through other people's junk. We haven't bought a great deal lately, the school holidays tend to produce a glut of stallholders selling baby clothes and toys or students flogging their over-washed fast fashion, but today was better than it's been in a while.
This Triumph International 1970's "Beat 45" neon swimsuit was 75p. I'm not a fan of the all-in-one on the beach but it works quite well under a maxi skirt.
These 1970s stack heeled leather boots were £1.50
The beaded capelet was 20p
This is the second one I've found in twelve months, the first got passed on to a dear friend who I knew would work it way better than me, must be karma.
After I'd bought the lady for £1 the stallholder confessed she was actually one of a pair and she'd accidentally knocked the man's head off earlier. She gave me the man for free and he's now had his head glued back on.
I'm a sucker for vintage packaging and couldn't resist this box of 1960s beauty soap.
The lovely seller let me have the lot (complete with the display box) for £1
This groovy 1970s Hollywood pendant was 50p
I couldn't resist this jumbo cord sausage dog for 20p. The lady selling it made it in 1968 for her children who've long since left home. It reminds me of my gorgeous friend (and keeper of beautiful new cat, Elsa) Margaret's blog post earlier this week. Our cats love him.
|Original 1970s cord skirt by Dorothy Perkins (£10, vintage fair, 2008) worn with 1980s leather belt (£2, Clothes Show vintage village, 2009)|
With just over £5 spent we've got cash for a curry tonight.
Hope you've had a fabulous weekend!