what i'm wearing: handmade vintage midi dress // vintage turban // belt River Island // bag* George at ASDA // shoes Primark // watch* Jord
I love vintage clothing - but it wasn't always like this. When I was a teen I used to think vintage clothing was 'trash' and would rather spend my money on the same piece as every other girl was wearing in my school. But as I got older, I fell in love with buying pieces with a story - there's something so enticing about thinking who wore these clothes, where they have been, how they were made. Hunting for vintage pieces is part of the fun, and I love making a day of going around vintage and charity shops to find bargains and gems.
One of the positives about vintage clothing is that you can buy quality items, that won't be worn by another 3 people on your street, for a low price. Of course, if you shop in vintage city boutiques the price will be higher because these are businesses that are ran on the markup they make from buying their stock (like any other shop). But if you go to charity shops, or antique stores where they occasionally have clothing and accessories, you are sure to pick up a bargain. I found this dress, which was handmade in the 1970's by an award winning dress maker, in the sale rail of Beulah's Vintage Attic - a vintage and antique store which is located in Shipton Bellinger, a little village in Hampshire. The dress cost me £8, and the turban was £5 - BARGAIN!
Because of my love for vintage clothing, I decided to open my own online vintage boutique which is called Dalry Rose and it will be launching soon - I'm currently working with a team of my lovely creative friends to get the final pushes and I can't wait to announce the launch date to you guys soon!