Sunday, 24 August 2008

24 8 08

After seeing an A.P.C cape in The Observer Magazine today, I realised how much I want one!! I found some runway images involving capes; my favourite is the Aquascutum one, I love that gold fastening detail.

I also found this image in a folder on my computer where I keep pictures of things that I like/inspire me. I love the velvet texture of hers, and that bag is gorgeous (mental note – add a doctors bag to the list!).

The A.P.C cape is £227 so it’s way out of the question, but I love everything about it – the plaid, the slit pockets and the diagonal buttons.

I really like this black on from eBay, especially because it has the same kind of buttons and funnel neck. I think I might try to win this one. Fingers crossed!

Thursday, 21 August 2008

21 8 08

As you may have gathered by now, I am a huge lover of vintage clothes. My favourite era’s are from the 1930’s to the late 1950’s early 1960’s. I do love fashion before the 30’s, especially Victorian costume, but right now I’m talking about clothes that I wear. I do love the colour and fun of 60’s fashion but it doesn’t really suit my body shape, 70’s fashion is a bit too garish and I’m not a big fan of paisley and some 80’s stuff is okay but I mostly like the 80’s-does-50’s looks from that era so I might as well just be wearing 50’s!
I have so much fun putting together outfits so I did a daytime and evening one for the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Enjoy!

Dress – Violetville Vintage on eBay currently £17.50
Shoes – Remix Vintage Shoes £97
Bag – eBay currently £19

Dress – Vintage Textile £700
Fur Wrap – eBay currently £100
Bag – Polkadot Jewellery £75
Shoes – eBay currently £5

Suit – £157.50
Bag – eBay currently £19.99
Shoes – eBay currently £11.50

Dress – Vintage Textile £375
Bag – eBay currently £9.99
Shoes – eBay currently £75

Dress – Vintage Martini £29
Shoes – eBay currently £5
Bag – eBay currently £5.50
Necklace – Michelle’s Vintage Jewellery £22.50

Dress - £132.50
Shoes – Hooked On Vintage £52.50
Bag – Alley Cat Vintage £17.50

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

20 8 08

After much hunting I finally found a bikini I liked; it’s a super cute navy and white gingham halter neck one from TopShop.
I think it was slightly overpriced at £26 but it was the only one I could find that I even remotely liked! There were some really nice ones on the internet but they were more expensive plus they probably wouldn’t have come in time for the holiday.
Luckily, my Trashy Diva dress has arrived in time! I’m a sucker for anything with polka dots and this is no exception. It’s made from a lovely lightweight cotton but it’s double lined so it’s not see through like most white dresses.

I can’t even begin to imagine how many dresses they sold during their sale (which is still going on so grab yours quick!). Here are some other dresses by Trashy Diva that I have been coveting:
Navy ‘Avian’ Dress £82.50
Cameo ‘Ashley’ Dress £124.50

Floral ‘Ashley’ Dress £124.50

The last post seemed to be quite a success, would you like to see 'Spree vs Steal' on here as a regular feature? Let me know your thoughts!

Monday, 18 August 2008

18 8 08

I love the Spree vs. Steal feature that is inside Elle magazine, so I decided to do a version myself of some current trends.


Shirt – TopShop £25
Skirt – TopShop £28
Belt – Asos £14
Shoes – Asos £30

Coat – Debenhams approx. £85
Buttons – Sew Essential £1.29 each
Jeans – Whistles £70
Shoes – Forever 21 approx. £20
Scarf – Adore Vintage £10
Clutch bag – Forever 21 £7.50

Dark Romance

Dress – Oasis £70
Shoes – Aldo £70
Eyeliner – MAC £13

Blazer – Debenhams £85
Polo neck – New Look £12
Leather trousers – TopShop £95
Cross Necklace – Miss Selfridge £2
Multi Chain Necklace – L’Adore Boutique £7.50
Boots – TopShop £65


Dress – Rampage £20
Scarf – TopShop £15
Boots – Dr. Martins £57
Tights – £4.95

Dress – Oasis £42
Bag – Bare Accessories £32
Shoes – Endless £40


Jacket – Kinky Angel £49.99
Dress – Goldie at £90
Leggings – American Apparel £29
Shoes – Maple Clothing £12.50

Cape – Stylebop £275
Trousers – Charlotte Russe £11.50
Buttons – Sew Essential £1.69 each
Shoes – Aldo £70

Thursday, 14 August 2008

14 8 08

If you love that 50’s bombshell kind of style then you will love Bettie Page Clothing. It has tons of dresses in all different designs and colours, all of them just as gorgeous as the last! These are some of my favourites:

Dorothy £67
I love the colour of this fabric, and especially the contrast collar and cuffs.

Vixen £72
I don’t usually like brown, but I think it works really well with the leopard print pattern here.

Mystery £68
This one is beautiful, I love the colour and the lace detail on the top – it’s perfect!

Tatyana £72
Anything leopard print and I’m sold, then I saw the picture of the back and now I’m totally in love!!!

Kiska £72
I love this two-tone effect, and the mint green really pops against the black.

Brigit £72
Again this dress has the gorgeous wing tip detail just like the back of the Tatyana dress.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

13 8 08

Traffic stopping outfits:

Dress – Marchesa
Shoes – Christian Louboutin
Bag - Alexander McQueen

Dress – 3.1 Phillip Lim
Shoes – Christian Louboutin
Bag –

Dress – Lanvin
Shoes – Christian Louboutin
Bag – Salvatore Ferragamo

Now if only I had somebody to buy it all for me!!

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

12 8 08

I had never heard of Etsy until last year, and was horrified at all the wonderful things that I had been missing out on, like these treasures:

Pale yellow dress £15

Red rose dress £37

Hot pink shoes £14

Deer figure £4

Owl pot £7.50

Floral teapot £17.50

It’s just like eBay but so far I have only seen stuff being sold for dollars so I’m assuming it’s only American, but I could be wrong! Either way, it is definitely worth checking out.

Sunday, 10 August 2008

10 8 08

Art Deco has always been a style that I adored; I would love to have a house filled with antique furniture from the period and a wardrobe full of sparkly fringed dresses.
If I were brave enough I would have my hair cut into a Louise Brooks style bob, but it is quite drastic, and if it doesn’t suit you, there isn’t much you could do with it!

There was a hint of 1920’s glamour on the Spring/Summer 2007 runways, with turbans popping up all over the place.

I don’t think it was an easy trend to pull off as I didn’t see many people trying to attempt it, but I think it you are looking for an authentic 20’s look then it should definitely make an appearance.
I have been on the search for a nice antique dressing table for a while now, but all the good ones I come across are very expensive or they are pick-up-only on eBay and are too far away! I love all the details on this dresser from eBay like the stepped drawers and the big round mirror.

If you just wanted a hint of the style, then Art Deco accessories are a beautiful statement:

Bag from eBay

Earrings from

Brooch from eBay

Or if you wanted to go all the way into the flapper style then here are some items that I found on the high street:

Dress from French Connection £99

Top from TopShop £38

Dress from TopShop £75

And here are some beautiful vintage 1920’s dresses:

Dress from £842

Dress from £2,875