I could tell you about last week's second-hand finds, our crazy Saturday night out with some vintage-selling mates or Friday's gin-fuelled lunch with a girlfriend or shown off what I've sewn over the weekend or the two killer curries I've cooked but we've got a date with Wetherspoons in a bit and if we leave soon I might be able to visit the town centre chazzas first. So here's an outfit post instead.
Nikki, the friend I met on Friday, had recently had a massive declutter and offered her unwanted vintage clothing to us. We've got loads in common, a love of India, cats, gin & vegetarian food and a mutual love for hippy-tastic 1970s fashion, so it was extremely tempting just to transfer all of her stuff directly into my wardrobe.
In the end I just "borrowed" this 1970s German-made purple lace maxi. After a couple of washes Nikki said it had gone a bit strange, the seams had disintegrated and it had lost its shape. I restitched the side seams and unpicked the hem, cutting around the edge of the lace and leaving it raw. It's not perfect but it'll do for me.
This Panda, England 1960s hat is probably the maddest piece of headgear I own, the studded band is aluminium. It's almost as cool as the one Cher's wearing here.
Forget Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, Cher is the ultimate vintage goddess in my book.
|Wearing: Purple lace maxi, vintage velvet jacket with insane sleeves (Liebchen Vintage), Original 1970s leopard platforms (eBay), 1960s hat (Birmingham Settlement charity shop, 2011), tribal jewellery (India)|
Linking to Visible Monday - check Patti out, she's looking amazing in a Kinky Melon maxi!
Hmmm....shall I have a naked burrito or a haloumi & sweet chilli wrap?