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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

A peek at some of my Dublin vintage loot

I mentioned the vintage bounty I found this past weekend. Loved this frock so much I wore it straight away! Here's me demonstrating the swishy-ness of the frock, styled up with some tights and sandals:
 (Dress- Vintage from Perk Up! Dublin; Sandals- Swedish Hasbeens)

I especially love the muted colours and graduated tan base tones that make this polyester baby so 70's, and if you look closely you can see the tiny pleats all over the back, chest and skirt of the dress.

This scarf was a recent purchase from Athena Procopiou at Liberty. I call it my 'Frankie the fox' scarf (don't know why I feel the compulsion to name my things. I just do). That Liberty scarf hall is something else... once I had the cashmere yumminess of Frankie wrapped around me, I was doomed. Handed the card right over.  

Liberty is my idea of heaven. I blame the impeccable merchandising in that place- it's light and roomy, everything is displayed so artfully on tables instead of crammed together on a rail or straggling from hooks on a wall display, the sales people are not pushy at all... a breathe of fresh (retail) air, just a stones throw from the bustling high street. In fact, got so giddy on the Liberty scarfy loveliness I bought another one by the same designer (will show that soon). May need to eat beans on toast for tea for the next couple of weeks, but scarf happiness is worth it. And I like beans :)

Next dress was also a Dublin find- not sure the fabric of this sundress (a kind of love child of faux-suede and velour?), but it is buttery soft. Nixed the matching belt and paired it with some black and sequins to lift the beige-ness:
(Dress- Vintage from the Fluorescent Elephant in Dublin; Skivvy- Uniqlo)

The belt is a cherished old friend that came with a different dress, but I love the mix of colours and sequin sizes and it is surprisingly versatile.
(Belt- Gorman)

Some little silver and lapis drop earrings my dad bought me years and years ago:

And my trusty nude patent Russell and Bromley brogues. Definitely wear flats more often since moving to London- was once a die-hard heel devotee. Don't know what these bad boys are made of, but they never seem to get scuffed or smudged despite being such a light colour.

Will post the rest of my vintage Dublin purchases sometime soon!


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