On Saturday, I popped out to Kings Heath for a spot of charity shopping- oh how I’ve missed it.
One thing I was on the lookout for in particular yesterday, was a dress to wear to my friend’s 21st; the theme being ‘posh vintage’, right up my street methinks.
Now, I wasn’t really going charity shopping to get myself a dress, as this seemed like a pretty unlikely thing to find, but I thought it was worth keeping my eyes peeled.
Funnily enough I did see a handful of dresses. There were a couple I considered, but no changing room! I wouldn’t like to say which charity shop this was in- as I’ve forgotten. Sort it out please (you know who you are, even if I don’t).
I did pick up this cute picture frame for £3 from the St. Mary’s Hospice shop.
I also got this, er, box from PDSA for £2.
I'm not entirely sure what it's supposed to be used for. I plan on storing jewellery in it, it just seems quite small for a jewellery box. hmmm...
Finally, I picked up these great white and gold leather shoes for £3.99.
|Sorry for my odd looking ankles- sock marks still intact!|
Hare and Hounds
And what a pleasant surprise to find that the Hare and Hounds vintage fair was on! I thought these ran every second Saturday- obviously not! I never thought to check, but I'm glad I caught it.
I didn't buy anything, but it was nice to browse around. It's a lot bigger than I expected.
|Selection of jewellery from Rock Follies Vintage|
There were a few fancy dresses at the fair, though none really caught my eye.
Whilst by the Hare and Hounds, I popped into Top Banana Vintage to further my dress quest. I tried on a dress but it was a little too big. The trying on itself wasn't very pleasant; the shop's changing room doesn't leave much to the imagination!
I must've tried on about 10 dresses, but still nothing that took my fancy- the prices were pretty reasonable though.
To cheer myself up, I bought this massive, silly mohair jumper.
I've got a rather exciting post coming soon about a new Birmingham vintage boutique so stay tuned people!
You may have noticed my new header, but as lovely as it is I can't get it to stay in the middle! Nor can I get rid of the white space despite the image being plenty big enough. I can't edit html for shit. If anyone has any advice for me, feel free to dish it out!
And in the interests of not ripping anyone off, I designed my header building on images by Duchamp and mikebaird from Flickr.