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AW12: II lookbook from The Revolver Project. Vintage finds (Yes, more vintage and to that I say, so what?)  leaving me lusting after one item in particular, which shall remain Top Secret until I can get my hands on it! Check them out on Facebook or Twitter here.

For day & night

// Outfit 1 // Oxfam Vintage blouse // Topshop leather skirt // Zara heels // Accessorize hoops // Vintage watch // Outfit 2 // H&M blouse // Topshop skirt // Cons // River Island watch //

In my head, this post turned out A LOT better, but you all get the general idea. Basically, I’m one for pieces that can work for all occasions, for day or night. Outfit 1 is without a doubt one of my most ‘man-repelling’ outfits. This is the vintage blouse I shamelessly bragged about in an earlier post after picking it up in Oxfam Vintage in Sligo. Absolutely gorgeous, these photos don’t do it justice! Going all out, I teamed this Topshop leather skirt with said blouse and eighties-tastic hoop earrings. As to Outfit 2, possibly my preferred outfit of the two, mainly because I love such a dressy item teamed with the ultimate in casual cool, high-top Cons. With minimal jewellery (a watch is about the height of it), this outfit is stylish without trying too hard. Probably not as ‘man-repelling’, merely just gape-inducing, i.e. inciting claims of ‘the hack’ at daring to wear a leather pencil skirt during the day.

The vintage bomber

// Oxfam Vintage bomber jacket // Vila dress // Topshop ankle boots // Urban Outfitters earrings // Assorted jewellery // Vintage watch //

I finally got round to taking a few pictures of one of my favourite vintage finds (posted about here), snapped up in Oxfam Vintage just before I left Sligo a few weeks ago. Having been looking for the perfect bomber jacket for ages, this jacket – at a mere €10 – is that mythical vintage item, the elusive old-school piece that is perfectly on-trend, but still retains its natural character. I’m slowly but surely beginning to define my vintage tastes, and am beginning to build up a collection of staple items. I’m now dying to check out Oxfam Vintage on George’s Street – has anybody shopped there? What can I expect?

To the week ahead

A quick post to get the week off to a flying start! First week sans-internship so it’ll take a while to get used to that, although I’m really looking forward to the week ahead. I’m in that typically-idealistic mood that overcomes me when I finish something on a high, and have drawn up many a to-do list/bucket list for the rest of the summer, which will undoubtedly remain just that, a bucket list! On the more manageable, blogging side of things, I do have a few interesting outfit posts and that planned, some of which include the above items I bought last week. Could not belive it when I came across a bevy of vintage treasures in Oxfam Vintage last week. My first time shopping with Oxfam’s vintage range, I’m planning another browsing session later today.

Velvet: The real deal

/ Urban Outfitters cardigan / Vintage top / High-waisted Levis / Topshop ankle boots / Topshop clutch / H&M earrings / Vintage watch / Penneys ring /

First of all, apologies for the blurry photos, my camera settings were all out of whack but I just love this outfit so much, I had to post it. I posted a sneak peek of this top a few weeks ago, and have been waiting for the chance to post the real thing ever since. I had originally styled it with a velvet bodycon skirt in the same colour but the dressy top just worked so much better with Levi’s and an oversized cardigan.

A bargain at £8 from a vintage shop in Notting Hill, this gorgeous top was spotted by mother dearest. Luxurious and in fantastic condition, high street offerings in crushed velvet have nothing on it. Even though it’s velvet and lined in silk, the sleeveless cut means it can be worn during the summer too. Almost like a polo neck (which I’ve rolled down in these pictures), it will work well for the winter with statement collars and drop earrings, something I’m embracing again.