Hello dear sweet readers, I am alive and well, and as you may of read currently
in Berlin visiting my friends Anna and Beau, finding some well needed headspace
and time to evaluate my difficult situation! In time I will explain to you all what
has happened, and why my life has taken such an unexpected turn, but for now I am
going to leave you with an outfit post I took a few weeks ago back in London.
I got these trousers from Zara with a credit voucher from my great aunt. Although
I have developed a mild phobia of high street stores I was pleasantly surprised to
find these palazzo pants had such a flattering cut. My only complaint is the bizarre
sizing, an extra small is a good 3 inches to large in the waist! Damn my weirdly
The blouse is a pyjama top from the Cath Kidston sale. I just fell in love with the ditzy floral print and lace trimming. You can't see so well in these photos but it also has the cutest mother of pearl buttons which make it seem that little bit more authentic.
If any of you are as clumsy as me, you will know that sometimes wearing the real vintage deal can land you in some sticky and often un repairable situations, ripped shoulder seam when trying to reach that top shelf, black coffee spilt down your favourite cream 30s blouse? Repo fashion offers a great alternative to risking damaging your vintage collection.
However if you tend to be a little bit of an authentic vintage snob like myself, there I admitted it... to me nothing beats the romanticism of the original garment,
wearing repo can pose a bit of a challenge. My problem is I just can't style modern clothing as easily to create the look I desire. So to reach a happy medium when wearing repo I tend to shove on a bunch of original accessories to add a little balance. In this case I went a bit bakelite mad.
( I would like to point out I would never consider myself 'more vintage'
than another, just because I like to wear the real deal, I have read a lot of debates on line about this attitude and I think it kinda sucks. My desire to wear original pieces just comes down to what I feel most comfortable in. The Vintage community is made up of all different people from all walks of life who like to wear varying degrees of vintage, and that what makes it so exciting!)
I hope everyone is doing well, and enjoyed this rambling post!
Best wishes and kisses from Berlin.