|YSL RTW SS11|
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I've been mulling over the prospect of buying a nice one from Topshop for a while now, but I think the prices are extortionate!
Still, these ones are rather nice...
|Sheer black open-back shirt, £38|
|Silk tab shirt, £40|
Reluctant to shell-out 40 quid a shirt, I took a trip to Kings Heath to hunt some down, thrift style!
- This is a bit of an outfit post by the way; thought it was high time I posted some pictures of me in the clothes I buy like a proper blogger! Plus my new camera charger arrived today. I'm quite camera shy so be nice! I've added details about the outfits where I've remembered them too.
So, the first shirt I picked up on my trip was this gorgeous cream silky one from The British Red Cross shop- a bargainous contrast to the Topshop ones at £2.50!
|Shirt: £2.50, charity shop Necklace: gift, Earrings: Birmingham Rag Market Watch: charity shop Leggings: Topshop Wedges: New Look|
I think I might take out the shoulder pads but I don't think they look too prominent anyway.
The second was this sheer one. It's a brand from Debenhams and was a mere £2.29.
|Bowler hat: £3, Primark Earrings: car boot sale Necklaces: charity shops Shirt: £2.29, charity shop Watch: 50p, car boot sale Belt: 50p, charity shop Shorts: handmade by me from gifted 70s deadstock jeans Tights: Primark Shoes: Aldo|
The third shirt I bought on my trip was this red short-sleeved one- £2.29 too.
|Hat: as before Earrings: car boot sale Necklace: Clothes Show Shirt: £2.29, charity shop Belt: Primark Watch: free from car boot sale Belt: Primark Skirt: Topshop Tights: as before Boots: Dr Martens|
I loved the detail on the shoulders but was a bit worried about my own shoulders looking huge in it- the shoulder pads inside were massive! In the changing room, some further inspection uncovered that they were sewn in all the way across rather than with just a couple of stitches; difficult to cut out?
Thankfully, I cheekily yanked at one and the stitching just came away- decision to buy made!
I think it looks great on teamed with a waist belt and the collar turned down; seeing as the boyfriend thinks I look like a "Chinese soldier" with it up!
|Collar and neck detail|
The label says 'Canda' which is a brand from, the now obsolete in the UK store, C&A.
You might recognise the shirt below from my last post.
|Earrings: car boot sale Necklace: handmade by me Watch: 50p, car boot sale Shirt: COW vintage Belt and shorts: as before Bag: £8, vintage|
It was on the sale rail at COW vintage (Digbeth store) and worked out at £1.50 with the buy-one-get-one-free offer.
I thought it would look good in summer tied up like this, especially when all the bright colours properly come in.
I also picked up this leopard print shirt from eBay for 99p- it's not as nice as some that I was watching, but I couldn't argue with the price.
|Earrings: vintage flea market, Birmingham Shirt: 99p, eBay Necklace: modified from charity shop Belt: as before Bag: gift, vintage Leggings: as before Wedges: as before Lipstick: Mac (in 'Mac Red')- if you're interested in that sort of thing!|
I'll leave you with a silly one of me. Wasn't paying much attention whilst the boyf was playing photographer and trying to take photos through the viewfinder!