Tuesday, May 31

High Street and Thrift Buys this week

Hi everyone!!



I just want to say a big thanks to your replies in my last post, I've really taken on board the styling advice and comments received. The main opinions are pairing the skirt and shorts with a white vest or tee or shirt, a denim waistcoat and I also had a suggestion of colour blocking with the green skirt.



Wth this in mind, I decided to look for plain white tops this weekend. Yesterday I had a wonderful lunch with my mum at Harvey Nichols to celebrate her 75th birthday. Afterwards we browsed the Knightsbridge shops and one of my favourite High Street stores, Zara.



I rarely buy from the High Street anymore but I figured I should try and get brand new modern tops to go with my vintage items to make them look more stylish and versatile for the summer. I chose a couple of tops, one was this dark beige one which is a linen style tee which I'm wearing today with my Marni skirt and Peacock wedge sandals:


I think this top will go with a lot of my summer skirts and I really like the slouchy v neck and overall style of this tee. I also bought a vest/cami top in white to go with the Liberty shorts and Hunza skirt and I was pleased to win a Topshop denim waistcoat on ebay last night so hope these pieces will all style up well together!!



Todays thrfit finds were this cute leather black and brown satchel, which is minus its long strap but I still love it-it has a few compartments and is a great size too-not too big:



On Saturday, I was at the charity shop and saw this Reiss blouse for £6. I thought it was a lot to spend so left it, but considering I spent £15 on each of the Zara tops I quickly rushed back to the charity shop this morning and snapped the blouse up!!



It is folded at the bottom but is actually longer and it does style up quite slouchy. I was so pleased it hadn't gone as it will go with so many items in my wardrobe. So now I have a white blouse and a white vest top to style with last weeks finds.



Its half term this week so I'm having a rather chilled, relaxing week as the Vintage Fashion Fair is on this Sunday at Primrose Hill-click here if you want to apply for free tickets to get in!!



Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and wishing you a great week ahead too!!

27 comments:

Rebecca said...

Sharon, I really like the neckline on that Tee! I think it pairs perfectly with that skirt!

The purse is pert and practical, too!

Missy Vintage said...

I love satchel bags. I bet you were glad that shirt was still there when you went back for it. I've lost a few items because I've decided not to get them, changed my mind and they were gone when I went back. x

Ofelia said...

Great bag! Love your outfit, you look summery and feminine!
Have a lovely week,

Louise said...

I can't wait to see how you style those gorgeous shorts. Funnily enough that post reminded me that I'd bought some fab (not Liberty) floral shorts from the charity shop a couple of months back that I'd not yet worn. I may take them on hols next week. Xx

Perdita said...

OOH, that satchel is darling. Love it, it has a sturdiness and practicality about it but is most definitely still stylish. The perfect balance!

viviane / hippiebohoreloaded. said...

hi, this outfit is beautiful! really love the idea of mixing high street and vintage. wishing I could have more access to real vintage where I live but I have decided to go mainly for high end stuff on ebay as the prices are unbeatable. if I buy vintage online, I never can be sure if it fits and suits me or not :(

sacramento said...

You look radiant, and i adore your cute bag.
Besos.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

CameronPoe2409 said...

I love your outfit, its really pretty with all the neutral tones. Great charity bargains too xx

Smashingbird said...

Hi Sharon, Looove your outfit, looks totally effortless & chic. Have a fab week love. xxx

Rachel - Firebird said...

I like that slouchy tee a lot. I love the mix of high street and vintage

Justine said...

I like those shoes and you got them from Peacocks - wow!

Vintage Vixen said...

You look gorgeous, that V neck top really suits you and teh skirt is perfect. I'm glad that Reiss blouse was still there. xxx

Please may I? said...

Looking lovely my dear. That tshirt looks great. As fir the bag it's fab. I got one very similar the other week.

X x

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear Sharon, make the most of your week, I intend to do the same. Saying that all I've done today is read blogs and watch TV, not that I'm complaining.

Sometimes you need a bit of high street to go with your vintage pieces, it would be hard to wear entirely vintage. The blouse and the satchel are great.

I'm trying to remember what I'm doing at the weekend but if I'm in North London I'll come and see you. I'll let you know. Enjoy your week, love, C xx

SabinePsynopsis said...

Great finds, Sharon. I also love the t-shirt... It's not easy to find a really good all-round tee and this looks lovely. xo

Tea For Two said...

Very nice choice from Zara. I often find it's good to balance out vintage/thrifted with a simple high street basic to even things out and make any print or texture in the older pieces really 'pop'. The bag is also amazing - great find!

Pearl Westwood said...

Thats so funny isn't it, how our minds work £6 in a highstreet store and you wouldnt have thought twice, but it a charity shop it seems a bit dear ha ha! The satchel is lovely I bet you could find a replacement strap x

Penny Dreadful said...

The neckline on that tee is fab. I really need to update my tees as well, but will see if I can get away with my old ones for another year xx

Karima said...

hi sharon. love these muted colors on you paired with those sandals, well done!

jess said...

The shirt looks so comfy. I love the bag.

Lee Oliveira said...

Love the nude colours..
Beautiful skirt
lee x

The Seeker said...

Hello dear, you look very nice in pastel colours too.
And I love your satchel!!!!! I want one like it :( lol

Hope you're having a blessed time, darling

xoxo

couturecoco said...

Fantastic buys as per your usual standard! I agree those will be really usual additions.
I found some great things on my charity shop raid yesterday - but not clothes.

MyStyle said...

Hi everybody-thanks so much for your kind and lovely comments, so much appreciated!! xx

WendyB said...

That bag is sharp!

vint junky said...

Love the tones in this outfit. It really suits you hon
x

Looking Fab in your forties said...

So much great stuff in this post. I love the bag, your new tops and you were right to go back for the Reiss, that would have gone for a fortune on ebay so was a great bargain buy even at £6!

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