Top picks: week 9

This week I’m looking at blazers. Though I do already have one, it’s black velvet so it’s more of a winter jacket. It would be great to have a summer one to just throw on over a dress – especially in the unpredictable weather we’ve been having lately. 

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Another layout courtesy of my iPad (I think I’m in love!). 
 
I love lace but though it’s been in the shops on and off for the last couple of years, I don’t have any item of clothing with it. This cream lace blazer looks ideal to smarten up a dress or even a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. I’m also smitten with this speech bubble jacket – so kitsch! I wish it came in another colour though – I’m not too much of a pastel pink girl. Mint would be great. 
 
I may have to actually purchase this leather jacket from Miss Selfridge though. I have never owned a proper leather jacket as I didn’t have the confidence to pull one off. And this one is a very reasonable price. It would definitely toughen up my cutesy floral dresses that’s for sure. I did just get paid so will have to see if I can find it in my size…
 
Do you have a summer jacket?
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My week: 19

Another week gone. This was the weekend of 2 vintage fairs! I’ve never done that before. Hard core.

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*I finally finished the illustration for my banner. I was only doing it during my lunch breaks on a sketchbook ap on my iPad. What do you think?
*How cute are these magazine racks? I need to get one once I move. Saw these at the Vintage Village fair in Stockport at the stall across from mine. 
*Little doodles while I work. I just can’t help it. Oh and that’s a teacup saying drink me, it’s hard to tell!
*The stand in the same room as me at the Chorlton Craft and Vintage fair. Jewellery by the lovely Michelle. 
*Axl using his scratching post as a head rubber. He was really going to town!
My clothes rail at the Chorlton fair.
*Slingshot shoe. Another treasure from my shoe a day calendar. 
*This picture really doesn’t do justice to how pretty the sky was last night.
 
Another week at work same old, but something different I did this week was do 2 fairs. So it’s safe to say I’m pretty tired. It was my first time at the Chorlton fair but I’m definitely going back. Not only did I sell a lot but I really liked the vibe of the place. Plus, wasn’t the weather gorgeous this weekend? At least it was up here in Manchester. 
 
The Vintage Village was a good one as well even though I was very late! But I can proudly say I set up very quickly by myself. I also found out that Woy my car really doesn’t like steep steep hills! He’s ok and so am I now, ha ha. 
 
Now I’m going to take a break and just chill for the remainder of the evening (like an hour before I have to go to bed!)
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Outfit Post: Statement Necklace

After buying my awesome necklace at the vintage fair on Saturday, I couldn’t wait to wear it. 

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Dress: New Look
Necklace: Lipstick Junkie
Belt: New Look
Tights: Primark
Shoes that you can’t get me out of it seems!: New Look
I decided to wear my simple pleated dress in order to show off my statement necklace. I just love it so much. There’s so much detail, it’s all hand painted and it has a carousel on it! I can’t believe it was only £5. The stall was called Lipstick Junkie and they have an eBay shop. I have finally gotten the photos from the fair on my laptop so will devote a post to it tomorrow hopefully!
 
It’s still too cold for me to stray away from my long sleeves and tights. Summer, where are you?
 
Do you like statement necklaces?
 
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Top picks: Modcloth dresses

I love Modcloth. It’s such an alternative place to window (or should I say screen?) shop. Just ignore the prices and drool….

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I just love the vintage inspired styles and how nicely cut they are. I’m not a huge fan of all the modern cut out dresses that are in the shops at the moment (honestly I neither have the body nor the courage to wear them) so these are a breath of fresh air in my book. 
 
Now, someone either buy me one of these pretties or point me in the direction of a more affordable option!
 
When it comes to clothes, are you a modern miss or a retro lady? Or are you a bit of both?
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