Hello there my dear readers,
The weather in Manchester has been truly magnificent over the past week, with my exams being long over it would be a crime to remain cooped up at home knowing how transient this sunny spell can be. I decided to go on excursion to one of favourite places to acquire affordable vintage clothing; the 'Vintage Kilo Sale' in the Northern Quarter. It attracts a number of students who are low on funds (exhibit A) or those who are simply seeking vintage steals, and is the source of some of my greatest finds ever. I've never purchased a kilo's worth of clothing as the name suggests yet I always find a single, one of a kind item that utterly sweeps me off my feet. My outfit on this occasion is actually comprised of this dreamy number that I found last year whilst sifting through the rails at the kilo sale and I feel as though I've stepped out of the novel 'Little Women', especially when I have to hitch up my skirts! The dress is admittedly several sizes too large and being the master procrastinator that I am I never got around to altering according to my fit, especially since I discovered that I could easily employ that useful little hack of cinching with a belt.
I've paired the dress with my country-esque Topshop basket bag which I must admit I was initially dubious as to whether I'd get much wear out of as it isn't the most practical of bags however I've found myself reaching for it more and more as it establishes the March sisters vibe I've been going for lately. Once again I've incorporated my trusty Clarks t-bar shoes and finally adorned with a beautifully embroidered pendant, courtesy of my talented friend Selma who has the most delightful little Etsy shop called The Embroidery Shop. I've always coveted a little embroidered pendant, they are in my humble opinion the perfect little accessory to have at hand as it instantly infuses character to an otherwise simple white blouse.
Do you guys have a thrifted item that makes you swell with pride whenever you see it in your wardrobe?
Thrifted vintage dress
Clarks t-bar shoes