To my shock and delight an invitation popped into my inbox from the true Vintage Clothing King – William Banks-Blaney who is holding an event at the V & A Museum to mark the wedding of William and Kate Next Friday. Sadly I will be attending a not so prestigious party at my next door neighbours house, otherwise I might just have popped on my Manolo’s and jumped on a train to London.
This did get me thinking though about my own love of vintage and thrifted clothes and accessories. Bargains have been few and far between for this week’s Magpie Monday so here are some of the beautiful designer items I have collected over the years and although most don’t now fit, I just can’t bring myself to be parted from them.
Emporio Armani Ladies dressing gown, purchased off Etsy and THE most gorgeous mink coloured silk. I love the detail on the back.
Ralph Lauren Tweed jacket, totally too die for tayloring and wonderful buttons. I adore Ralph Lauren and snap up jackets whenever I can from Ebay.
Another Ebay 100% Silk Ralph Lauren Jacket in a beautiful soft cream, I wear this with wide legged trousers or the Silk Skirt below. Only when there are not any children about though !
Devine Ralph Lauren softest of soft fluid sik skirt again another Ebay find and as new !
Palest Pink Silk Ralph Lauren. This was advertised as a dress, but it is totally sheer and you would need nerves of steel and a figure like Kate Moss to get away with it. I wore it as a nightdress on a few occasions! Sadly it no longer fits.
What girl doesn’t want to own a killer pair of Carrie Bradshaw Manolo Blahnik shoes ! These are my totally gorgeous, too die for Sneaklo Porc Velour Rose Mules as worn by Carrie in Sex in the City. Purchased prior to the birth of the twins they are rarely worn now as you can see but I take them out from time to time, just to look and stroke !
Finally, a PUCCI Bag again off Ebay and a total steal, appears brand new with all the tags included and the dust bag. The lady who sold it must have been distraught at the price I won it for but bless her she still sent it to me, not so sure I would have been able to part with it if it had been the other way around.
A selection of some of the beautiful clothes I have managed to buy thanks to Ebay, Etsy and other internet sites. As I have always maintained you really don’t need a bank full of money to buy quality designer pieces, they last for years and if you stick to classic styles you can wear them again and again year in and year out. Please pop over and see the other MagpieMonday entries.