26.9.08

Bye bye Celia, Hello Radley!!

Hi everyone!! Thanking you all so much for your lovely comments about my new Ossie Clark dress, they are all very much appreciated!! This afternoon, I went thrifting-I know I'm supposed to be 'making do', but I just enjoy the 'me' time and browsing of thrifting. I find it relaxing and inspirational. Well, I thought I really loved the new Celia Birtwell top, it arrived today and does fit, but after my thrifting expedition, I just can't keep a £50 flimsy (but still gorgeous!) top, now I found this little number!!

Original vintage 80s Radley dress, £3.49 from the Salvation Army!! This for me is a more of a 'treasure', as I love the vintage appeal and obviously the price helps too! This is soo timeless and I will enjoy wearing this-very Carrie, don't you think!!
Anyway, the Celia Birtwell top is going back for a refund this weekend, with not many regrets!! I also got 2 pairs of faded jeans-I couldn't decide between the two and as 1 pair was £1.30 and the other was £3, I just bought both!! Plus I got a divine black velvet H&M blazer, perfect for winter and Xmas outings-this was £5.50.
Anyway, hope you all have a stress free, enjoyable weekend!!

46 comments:

Always In Style said...

Wooo hooooo -- the Salvation Army rocks!

What a great find, enjoy it, guilt free :)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi always in style-yaay, I seem to get great bargains from them!! Thanks so much my dear!

WendyB said...

That Radley is a find!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Wendy-thanks for your lovely comment!!

Emily said...

i'm the same way...when i go shopping alone to browse through vintage finds, it's unbelievably relaxing. that floral dress is amazing...i'd pair it with tights and some rugged boots for fall!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Emily-yes, I do enjoy going, especially after being at work, its just so theraputic! Thanks for your lovely comment on the dress too!

Couture Carrie said...

It IS very Carrie (and I would know!! hahaha). Love the big floral print :)

xoxox,
CC

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Couture Carrie-very pleased you approve, thanks my dear!

Deb said...

Hi Sharon, it's lovely! I can't wait to see you in it. You can also wear it with a cute cropped jacket. Deb

Sharon Rose said...

Hi deb-thanks my dear, yes I was thinking that too!!

Make Do and Mend said...

I think your dress is more of a find. Was the CB top a bit of a disappointment - sometimes the Topshop material is a let down

Shen-Shen said...

I need to find a Salvation Army near me... I love the florals!

Skye said...

I want to see the dress on you - not just hanging on the fence looking lonely! It's very pretty - fabulous work!

Thomas Edison said...

i love your blog !

Wendy said...

Its like one of those delicate tea dresses! Such a good find!

Nay'Chelle said...

very pretty dress.

STYLE DU MONDE said...

Another fantastic dress, Sharon!

Have a lovely weekend as well!

xx

Sharon Rose said...

Hi kate-yup, I agree about the dress, to me, its more of a find. The CB top is lovely, but the material is very flimsy, one wrong move and there would be a tear in the fabric. If it was a more durable fabric, i would have kept it, but too floaty and flimsy, I'm afraid!!

Hi shen shen-thanks a lot, do hunt one down, haha!!

Hi Skye-thanks and haha, I'll wear it soon,just too tired to start modelling!!

Hi thomas edison-thanks for stopping by with your lovely comment!

Hi wendy-thanks for your lovely comment my dear!

Hi nay'chelle-yes, very timeless, I think! Thanks a lot!

Hi Acielle-always lovely, thanks and have a great weekend too!

styledigger said...

Wow,it's beautiful! Can't wait to see the whole outfit.

RASPBERRY said...

Great find!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi styledigger-thanks for stopping by with your lovely comment!

Hi raspberry-thanks very much and for stopping by too!

She's Dressing Up said...

The good old Salvation Army! Dress is lovely

Nadine said...

Oh what an awesome dress! I totally adore the print!

Ladies Who Lunch said...

I much prefer the Radley you thrifted, I tried on all the Birtwell Top Shop stuff and it looked nice on the hanger, but didn't look so great on. I didn't like the material either, felt thin and scratchy. That's it, I won't be tempted into Topshop ever again!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi nic-thanks so much, yes I find a lot of my stuff there!!

Hi nadine-thanks and I agree-very summery and timeless, I think.

Hi ladies who lunch-spot on with the Celia Birtwell range!! I've ordered 3 items from the last couple of collections and they've gone back because of this problem. Its a shame, because i have liked the styles! Thanks about the dress too!

Cate said...

Hi Sharon! The Radley dress really rocks! This is the most beautiful 80s dress I've ever seen - I love the cut! What fabric is it made of? And you're right, it's very Carrie (rhymes LOL).
Well, if you find jeans that cheap, it doesn't hurt you wallet if you buy two instead of one!
Wait - black velvet blazer?? I've been looking for a thing like that for ages now! You thrifted it, didn't you? So it's not available in H&M stores now? What a pity..

Sharon Rose said...

Hi cate-thanks so much my dear! The dress is a viscose mix and it feels like a very soft cotton really. Yes, it was a very good thrift day all round!

Siljesfashion said...

Your deals are amazing, Sharon. I love the dress, such a great find. Cant wait to see the rest of your goodies! Have a great sunday!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Silje-thanks for your lovely comment my dear! have a lovely Sunday!

Marte said...

such a cute dress:)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi marte-so lovely of you, thanks!!

Anchibride said...

This is a really good and timeless '80s style, unlike the more common super-hideous floral prints that were everywhere in that era (I know -- I wore one for a high school dance. Ugh).

But I do also remember the more subtle and restrained florals of that time, like in this dress, which I found lovely. You're lucky to find it!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi anchibride-thanks so much for your lovely comment, I also had a few fashion disasters in the 80s too, haha!!

Fashion_Loving_Stylist said...

Oh my goodness, it's fabulous. When are you going to wear it?

LJ

Sharon Rose said...

Hi lenya-it may be next year now, with our weather-haha!!

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

Hello Darling,how are you? This dress is very Carrie Bradshaw and at such a great price. This dress would look amazing with a fab pair of heels. Another great buy sugar!
kisses,
Marian

Sharon Rose said...

Hi marian-thanks for your lovely comment my dear, much appreciated!

fashion herald said...

the radley is totally carrie! again, you amaze me with your finds. you should have your own shop!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi fashion herald-haha, maybe one day I'll have a career change along this line!!

Vain and Vapid said...

Wow, that dress is amazing. You always manage to find the best things...

angelgrotton said...

very nice! the colours are so soft so peaceful )

Sharon Rose said...

Hi vain and vapid-thanks so much for your lovely comment!!

Hi angel-oh thats lovely, thanks!!

AlicePleasance said...

The dress is so nice!!! Great finds :-)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi alicepleasance-thanks so much!!

Anjeanette said...

LOVE this dress! Great find! I can't believe what great deals you always get!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi anjeanette-oh, thanks so much my dear!

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