I don't know about anyone else, but I'm constantly wishing I was born in a different era. The 20's being one of my favourites... the fashion, the music, the dancing, oh goodness, I think I'd fit right in!
I just love how elegant and beautiful the women and girls always look in the photo's, and I always love to incorporate a little bit of this into my wardrobe when I can.
I've never been a big 'vintage' shopper, but after yesterday, I might have just been converted. I have one other vintage piece in my wardrobe, and thats a lovely pleated skirt that I can wear to either work, casually with flats while I'm shopping, or I can whack my white heels on with it for a night out! I love it! So why it took me until yesterday to head back towards the vintage shops is beyond me... I think I just get way too distracted in TopShop to look any further!
The first thing I spotted in the shop was the gorgeous coat. Now, I know we're still in August and at the height of summer, BUT I just love coats. And if I'm honest, I can not wait to get back into wrapping up in a big coat and cosy scarf... I'm just being super organised for when that time arrives. ;)
I love this coat so much. It is a little, okay a lot, oversized, but that's one of the things I love about it. I love the colour and the feel of it. I have a camel coat that I picked up from New Look last year that I've always said would be my favourite, but I think this one might have just overtaken it! The length for me, is just perfect, it's plenty big enough to fit over the many layers I end up wearing in winter, and I'll definitely be able to fit a scarf under there too!
The next thing I spotted and made an absolute beeline for before anyone else could pick it up, was this beautiful bag. I've been looking for a new bag for a few weeks now, and even though I normally go for a slightly bigger day-to-day handbag (I carry a lot of stuff!), I knew I just had to have this one. It was just perfect!
I feel like this is going to be the bag that I take pretty much everywhere from now on, the colour is so versatile, and I don't know whether this is going to be a really weird thing to say, but I love the actual feel of the leather of the bag! I don't think I've ever had a leather bag before, so this is new!
It's also surprisingly spacious! Like, I mentioned, it's still probably a lot smaller than my other bags, but there are actually plenty of little zip pockets and compartments inside, as well as a very handy larger zip pocket on the back. Cause y'know, a girls handbag needs to be organised!
Okay, so after swooning over this bag for a while, the last item I bought yesterday was this blouse. I posted a photo on Instagram the other day, of a blouse that I felt channelled my inner Blair Waldorf. I love, love, love Blair's style, and I think this blouse adds to my little Blair style collection!
The blouse does button right up, however, I do feel like I'm playing Tudor dress up when I do, but who knows, one day I might go out rocking this look! But for now, I'm happy leaving it slightly open at the top. There's so much lace detail on this blouse which I absolutely love, and I feel so super girly in it!
Also, you can not go wrong with a white blouse! Here, I'm wearing it with jeans, however, I think it would great with shorts, a pencil skirt for work, as well as under some of my dresses, as it still wouldn't hide too much of the pretty detailing.
I'm so in love with all of these 3 pieces, and I can't wait to wear them out! I also can't wait to discover some more vintage shops in Liverpool so I can also grab my hands on some more lovely items! Let me know if you know of any!
Do you have any vintage pieces in your wardrobe?