Monday, 22 March 2010

A blazer, a belt, and a book...

On my breaks from coursework I do several things: drink tea, eat copious amounts of food, and occasionally go for a look around the local charity shops/antique shops. The latter is definitely the most productive way to spend my spare time! The other day rewarded myself with a new red belt and a school boy blazer - yes, you heard correctly... a blazer for a 9 year old boy.

I couldn't resist :). It was £3, and made from that luxurious boiled wool material which I am so attracted to. Unfortunately the front pocket is hanging off, no doubt due to some rowdy boisterous behaviour from the previous owner... Anyway, I might try adding some white piping around the lapels when I've finished doing school work! What do you think?

Wool Blazer - £3, Charity Shop
Topshop Top - £6, Ebay
Belt - £1, Antique Shop
Hat - 75p?, Car boot
Shorts - £6, Tesco
Shoes - £30, Clarks sale

There is absolutely no doubt that this outfit is a reference to school uniforms; my outfits are increasingly following this template... It doesn't help that I'm holding a book (which I have READ! it isn't merely a prop :D).

It's also rather matchy-matchy, but I think this is acceptable when using red white and blue :) one of the best colour combinations for clothes! Does anyone else have a colour combination preference?

Sadie xxx

P.S. I'll start posting more regularly once this coursework is out of the way. I've made 160 pages of written notes for it so far... just got to actually write the essay now!

Monday, 8 March 2010

A Vintage Satchel

Firstly: again, I have to apologise for the lack of posts over the last week. Unfortunately, this history coursework just has to take priority! So if I don't blog for a few days, then thats where I'll be - at my desk scibbling away. The deadline's in 3 weeks time and I absolutely can't wait for it to be out of the way. Aaah...

Hopefully I'll finally finish my post on sewing tips in the near future, but for the time-being, I thought I'd show you my most recent purchase (bought at lunchtime today!). I've actually had my eye on this satchel for a few months now - I first saw it back in January, hanging all alone on the side of a dusty shelf of bric-a-brac in a local antique shop. It has had a place in my heart ever since, so I went back to buy it today. And how much did it cost? £3! Bargain.

I love the buckle detail :).

Floral Grandad Shirt - H&M
Skirt - Homemade
Cardigan - Jaeger via A Charity Shop
Velvet Blazer - Charity Shop
Belt - Vintage
Shoes - Clarks
Satchel - Antique Shop

I'm so glad to be re-united with this top. It has been buried in my wardrobe for about a year! Don't you just love finding long-lost items of clothing?

Sadie xxx