2 September 2011

My Best Summer Thrift Find, some Lee Bender at Bus Stop!

Hi everyone!! Firstly a big thanks to you all who commented on my new header, I was the 'muse' for my sons holiday college project and I decided to use the photos for my blog-thanks Chris!

During one of my thrifting trips last month I visited one of my favourite shops, which is my local town's Salvation Army. Whilst rummaging the rails, I was totally amazed to find this vintage 70s navy floral blouse by Lee Bender at Bus Stop no less!! The thrill of finding this by thrifting is as fabulous as finding an Ossie Clark or Jean Varon, the pieces being so rare and covetable. Its relatively easy to track these down on ebay, but generally at a cost, so to find this on the rails was a real pleasure indeed and is my favourite blouse for sure!!



I'm wearing it as a jacket with a simple black vest underneath and a pair of Levi's skinnies which I've had for a few years now.


Today has been a real scorcher weatherwise and hubby and I went for a lovely walk in one of our favourite Essex country parks.

Wishing you all a really lovely weekend, heres hoping the weather stays gorgeous for the next 48 hours!!

26 comments:

HIPPIEBOHORELOADED said...

wow, this is indeed an amazing find, you must be soooo happy!!
what did you pay for it?
have a fantastic weekend, my dear!

Rebecca said...

Very hot here, too...

You look amazing in the blouse, too. Your pleasure in it is written all over your face :)

couturecoco said...

You look fabulous as usual and what a find!!! I love, love your new header - very classic in b/w and chic.

Missy Vintage said...

What fabulous pictures for your header. I especially like the one with your back to the camera surrounded by all those lovely goodies.What a beautiful kimono.

Alison Cross said...

You look great - and the header is fab - love black and white images, absolutely timeless!

Ali x

Penny Dreadful said...

You lucky girl, what an amazng find! I must pray harder to the charity shop gods xx

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

That is a fabulous find, and it looks wonderful on you!

Heather said...

Oh I love it such a pretty color and it looks like it was meant just for you it fits you so nice!! Now that is some vintage perfection ~I am always tempted to buy some vintage of ebay I would love a dress but it is so hard to know what size since the sizing seems so different and it seems like a lot of the dresses floating around are very small. Oh enjoy your hot weather it has been 100 here everyday since we arrived a month ago but thankfully we have a pool that really helps ~Enjoy your weekend Love Heather

Looking Fab in your forties said...

I love the header! Great outfit, here's hoping to a sunny weekend xx

Style Eyes said...

What a find. You have definitely inspired me to keep riffling through those rails of Primark stuff in hope of finding a real gem.

janettaylor said...

Aahhh, that jacket! Lucky U! Luuuuvre it!

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Bonnie said...

I adore your new header, your son has a good "eye."

I love this outfit and the gorgeous jacket in your last post. But, how fabulous that you and your mother got to ride The Orient Express. Wonderful! Such history too!

xo, Bonnie

Pearl Westwood said...

Sharon your new header is so beautiful, what a combination of a super stylish lady and her talented son!!
Also just wanted to remind you that Ive moved to http://fashionpearlsofwisdom.co.uk/ so you will need to update your blog roll / google reader to get new post updates :) thanks x

Karobaro said...

Love your header!! <3

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Veshoevius said...

I love that black and white photo collage on your banner - great blouse and what a pretty print. I saw Ossie Clark going for a fortune at the Vintage at Southbank festival - do tell if you've found any going for a song!

ella belle said...

gorgeous blouse and i love exactly how you have styled it up! love your heading picture too lady xx

Kezzie said...

The Salvation army in Ilford is my favourite charity shop also- I've never been in without finding an amazing bargain- LK Bennett skirt, silk ballgown etc!!! Do you remember when they had that Edwardian lace wedding dress in there a couple of years ago!!!
Great find with that shirt!!!!!

Miss Peelpants said...

That looks amazing, I fear I must demand a close-up shot of the print though!! ;) xx

Vix said...

That's a great find and so lovely on you, perfect with your jeans. x

Smashingbird said...

Love your new header! That blouse? Well if you ever get bored of it you can send it on over to chez smashingbird lovey! xx

MyStyle said...

Hi everyone-thanks so much for all the kind and lovely comments, as always they are very much appreciated xxx

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What a long time without contact.
So nice of you, my lovely.
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Anusha said...

What a beautiful timeless top! Looks just awesome on you. I love dark florals for colder seasons and I'm always on the lookout for them.

Haidée said...

Love your outfit so cute :)

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Style Diaries said...

love your look that jeans is so fab!

WendyB said...

Fantastic find! And I love how you've put it together.

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