Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Flame in the snow

Hat - Knitted by my grandmother
Dress - Vintage, charity shop
Belt - Vintage, charity shop
Oversize cardigan - vintage, charity shop

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all  had a lovely festive time. I've had a good time seeing friends and family, playing games and eating a months worth of chocolate in two days. I took these photos in the recent heavy snowfall we've been having. The light was crazy. The snow hasn't been this deep in years. I'm beginning a huge clear out over the next few days in preparation for moving to our new flat at the end of the month. It is always a bit scary seeing how much stuff I have accumulated over etsy the year. i'll be updating the shop again soon too.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Pioneer Spirit

So.. I'm a rubbish blogger! It's my new year's resolution to get back on track with blogging, I miss it. Anyway here is another little shop update with some cosy things for winter. Hope everyone is excited for the holidays!

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Cold snap

Hat/gloves  - Knitted by my grandmother
Coat - Jumble sale (50p)
Jumper  - Jumble sale (20p)
Skirt - Gap
Tights/socks - Primark
Boots - Charirty shop (£5)
Owl Necklace - Birthday gift
Bag - Charity shop (£4)

So...I don't quite know what happened to November. I do apologize for my total absence from this blog. November has been a very busy month what with Halloween, bonfire night, my birthday, several other people's birthdays and so on. Outfit posts are getting trickier too, since I leave for and return from work in the dark now. Still I have the weekend. Since my last post the weather's turned wintery so I decided to wear something a little brighter than usual for a Sunday afternoon walk. I don't own much 'bright' coloured clothing, aside from a couple of red things. Still sometimes it's nice to wear something a little different. I'm also having some trouble finding the right winter coat this year. I really want a navy duffel coat, but one that's genuinely warm, not just a thin high street one, and the perfect vintage one eludes me still. This tweed coat is a little big (I've turned the sleeves under) but for now it will have to do. I hope everyone's having a good month. I will be updating the shop this week (really, I have the photos done) so please stay tuned.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Before the sun fades

Dress - Altered, jumble sale
Shrug: Jumble sale
Tights: Primark
Bag - Jumble sale
Clogs - Clarks

These photos are from a week ago, before the clocks went back on a beautiful autumn day. The dress was originally mid calf length and XL, but I took it in at the back seam and chopped off the hem. I actually cut off too much, which is how I ended up with this dark green band as the hem instead. Although I think it's probably more interesting this way. I've been wearing this shrug a lot too lately, although I prefer it as a scarf. Apologies for the absence of posts lately. I've started a new job and will have to get used to balancing my time. I'm working on a shop update for the weekend, with some pretty autumn finds.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Autumn Sky Shop Update

Here is the dandeliongirl vintage first shop update! This time it is a palette of blues and greens. I hope you see something you like.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Concrete Sky

Dress - jumble sale
Cardigan - jumble sale
Boots - vintage
Bag - vintage, Christmas present last year
Bracelet - charity shop
Belt - charity shop

These photos are from last Friday. This is what I wore to a friend's party that evening. The majority of this outfit is vintage, and mainly courtesy of the many jumble sales I have been frequenting lately. The dress has the kind of print that on the one hand makes me think bank-worker-uniform circa the mid nineties and on the other, makes me think of space and the night sky. It was also massive so I took in the side seams and hemmed it, and voila a party dress is born. I meant to put the boots in the shop, but they just seem to go with everything and I couldn't resist. And the bracelet is Cacheral from a charity shop about ten years ago. I think it might have been a free gift, since all the charms are perfume bottles. I'm glad I photographed it now, since I seem to have lost it since. Hopefully it will turn up.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

The Dandelion Girl Vintage

So a little news, I have finally opened an Etsy store! The dandelion girl vintage  I have wanted to do this for so long and have been slowly amassing piles of vintage for this very purpose. This first update is inspired by the changing colours of the leaves, with a palette of yellow, tan and brown (with a little pink and white thrown in too.) I have only sourced items I would wear myself and I hope you find something to tempt you. Also if you're a reader of this blog and want to purchase something in the store, just convo me the words 'secret gift' and the first person to do so will get a special free gift. I hope everyone's having a good week and I would love it if you'd stop by the store for a little browse.