Saturday, 30 June 2012
Thinking I look a little different today? I haven't got used to my new look from the hairdressers yesterday myself! Quite a few inches needed to go that were getting a little unhealthy as it had been a long while since my last cut- it feels so much lighter now. Then I've been pondering a fringe for a while now, not the blunt one of my childhood but a sweepy one like those I've been wearing with my lolita wigs.
The lovely Ceri of Ethical Fashion Blog has got a wonderful ethical/sustainable outfit competition running, though I'm somewhat of a latecomer as the deadline is today! I decided to put together some of my favourite second hand finds for a colourful pattern mixing look.
The first piece is my 40s style floral 80s dress which I discovered in a Scope charity shop. As a person disabled through several chronic health conditions I am especially passionate about the work disabled charity Scope does. I love that by shopping in charity shops you shop sustainably and support good causes at the same time, you can get some fantastic bargains too.
I came across the jacket in vintage shop Cow in Manchester and the print immediately struck me as being rather Luella-esque in the bold pink colour and stripe. It has a very modern feel to it which still resonates today, at least after a little shoulder pad surgery!
I was so excited to find my dream shiny pink Luella Margo bag second hand on Ebay still in excellent condition. After years of receiving the reply 'I found it on Ebay' I finally gave in and signed up, I'm so glad I did too as I've found some really lovely second hand things on there and plan to sell some too.
When shopping for lolita fashion most of the brands are based in Japan and some can be a little tricky to get hold of, so the community thrives on sales groups where I've found some amazing things. This cute star-filled Chocomint bow had been on my wishlist for a while so I was very happy to find it second hand off a fellow lolita fashion wearer.
Do you have any gorgeous second hand finds?
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