Gucci vintage handbag- Christmas present to me!

A big hello to you all!! I do so hope you all had a very Happy Christmas and are enjoying the rest of the holidays- fortunately for me, I am not back until next Tuesday-hurrah!!
Before Christmas, I was really excited to find a gorgeous vintage Gucci handbag which is in a classic flapover style- bang on trend for this season too!!

The first picture is the Gucci 1973 medium flap bag, with double G detail, currently available on Gucci's website now for £1520-totally gorgeous, but well out of my price range! It just goes to show how style does goes round in a cycle-the two designs of these handbags are so very similar, decades on:

Which is why I always love designer vintage pieces-for a fraction of the price and with its clean classic lines, this is certainly a real style investment purchase which will never date:

I love the gold G clasp fastener and as well as a few compartments it also has the added feature of a detachable strap so it can be used as a clutch too! With my Chanel no5 parfum from hubby for Christmas too I've been very fortunate indeed!!

I hope you all received some really lovely presents this Christmas and I'd like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year and a peaceful and successful 2012. Many thanks to all my readers who either read, comment or follow-your views are very much appreciated and please feel free to chat to me on twitter too-I've just signed up!!


Tissavel Vintage v Talitha at MyTheresa and Happy Christmas too!!

Of course at this time of year, faux fur is an instant style piece to be worn and keep you snug and when I saw this Rachel Zoe 'Talitha' coat which was available at MyTheresa for £435, I thought I must start wearing my vintage version by Tissavel bought earlier this year

Talitha coat by Rachel Zoe

This is me wearing my version last winter and I'll certainly be wearing it again this season too. What I like about both coats are they are perfect day to night coats as by evening they will go so well with a LBD underneath.

This will most probably be my last post of 2011-my laptop is currently being repaired so service is more intermittent than usual!! I will endeavour to read and try and leave comments for all of you lovely bloggers over the festive season though.

In the meantime, wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and a very Thrifty and Stylish 2012-however you will be wearing it, have a fabulous one!!!


Mixing Vintage with Modern-Faux Fur and Miss Worth

Hi everyone, I hope you are all having a great week so far! One of my key pieces for winter so far has been this faux fur winter white gilet by New Look, which I thrifted last year at the boot sale for only £2.

I'm wearing it with another high street favourite of mine, this fluffy black jumper by River Island, which I purchased last year brand new. Both pieces are teamed with my vintage 50s skirt by Miss Worth-originally a dress, but altered into a skirt to make it a versatile and key item in my wardrobe.

My black Clarks boots complete this winter look and black and winter white are definitely my favourite colour pallettes at the moment.

What is your favourite colours to wear this winter season?


Pop Up Vintage Fair, Hampstead

Hi everyone!! We were at the Pop Up Vintage Fair in St Stephens Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead yesterday for their Christmas vintage fair and what a fantastic and gorgeous day it was too!

The hall was decked out in lights and tinsel and the lovely organiser Maxine had really pulled out the stops to ensure the day had plenty of Christmas cheer and atmosphere. She had also thoughtfully left out some chocolate santas for the stallholders too, yummy!! The lovely ladies from Vintage Teatime were in attendance and there was mulled wine, a beauty parlour and live music from the fabulous Three Belles.

Unfortunately I didn't get many photos at all as my battery went on on my phone, but check out the website for more on the day itself! It was also really lovely to meet the gorgeous Missy Vintage who had travelled down from Norwich for the day-so nice to meet you my dear!!

It was a great day and I look forward to seeing everyone again in the New Year.

I hope you all had a great weekend and wishing you all a lovely week ahead too!


Party dresses from George at Asda

The lovely people from George at Asda has invited selected bloggers, including myself, to pick from a selection of party dresses from their range currently available and I decided to go for the G21 bird print dress, which is a bargainous £14.

What I really liked about it was not just the lovely print, but the cut and style, as it is perfectly versatile as a summer dress too. Here I have paired it with a pair of royal blue opaque tights, some diamante hoop earrings and a pair of black suedette peep toe shoe boots to wear for a pre Christmas get together with family:

The shoulders have a frill detail and the dress itself has two front pockets and an elasticated waist, making it a really stylish and comfortable dress for going out to a party or for an evening meal.

The whole range features dresses from jewel bright colours, to snakeskin print to the ultimate LBD with a budget that won't break the bank. From lace to floral to swirls, polka dots and chiffon there is bound to be a dress to suit!!

A big thanks to George for sending me my dress, I'm sure I will be wearing this not only for evenings out but also during the summer too!


£15 Party Dresses at Goddiva!!

Hi everyone!! If you are still looking for a reasonably priced party dress, then do check out Goddiva, where they have a lovely selection of evening and party dresses for only £15!!

There are a variety of different styles, colours, cuts and patterns, so there should be something there to suit that Christmas night out if you're still searching:

I have just ordered the Origami satin dress in black, a perfect LBD for Christmas and also general evening wear!!

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend whatever you get up to-happy shopping too!


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