Crikey, look at my pasty legs and knobbly knees. I only tried fake tan once and it looked ridiculous, so my ghostly paleness I just have to embrace! My hair’s so messy too, christ. I blame it on how windy it’s been all day; my fishtail plait never stood a chance.
My leather jacket is vintage, my John & Yoko top is from H&M an age ago but I still wear it all the time, my wedge heel boots are John Rocha and were a bit of a steal at £40. I only say they were a steal because they are uber comfy and for comfort I will certainly pay. The Skirt and Clutch are from Cotton Fields vintage – a new find of mine.
Cotton Fields Vintage is such a gem. It’s run by a vintage-enthusiast called Jillian and encompasses both a shop and a blog. The blog is a must-follow for me, featuring everything from new stock to beautifully inspiring images and best of all; it’s updated regularly. The shop sells truly amazing dresses, accessories, jackets etc etc; basically, you want it, they got it. Its not any old run of the mill vintage though, you can tell that time and effort has gone in to sourcing each piece; it’s certainly not anything you’ll find in a charity shop like some websites I’ve used before. My favourite pieces are the red vanity case bag and the 1950s purple lace gown; both gorgeous and surprisingly reasonably priced! Anyway, it’s definitely worth having a look at the site.
When the skirt came through the door, it was actually full length all the way round but because I’m not blessed with height, it was so long and almost draped on the floor. So, my friends, I had to use my imagination and do some DIY. The result is this beautiful mullet skirt that I just can’t get enough of! If you’re wondering how to do it yourself, i’ve compiled a post on it for this months Oxfam fashion post. Keep an eye out here for it – I’ve been told it should be up by the weekend! What do you think of it anyway? I don’t think it looks half bad, even if I do say so myself!