Saturday, 14 April 2012

Found in Yorkshire

Man, this post has been a long time coming!

I went back home to the Yorkshire Dales to see my mummy and daddy for Mother's Day (Mother's Day I tell you!) and picked up some cool bits and pieces along the way.

First stop was Kirkby Lonsdale, to visit a quirky little army surplus shop.

I've wanted a lightweight military parka-style jacket for some time- all of my coats and jackets either seem to be massive faux fur coats or vintage Levi denim jackets (the sleeves of which are always rolled up!).

I was really pleased to pick up this little beauty for a measly £15.99:

It's a vintage Italian army parka. I love the fact that it's slightly worn and you can even make out a trace of a name written in marker pen on the velcro badge!

When I got home I was delighted to find that this one is exactly the same as one that ASOS were flogging for £65 under their 'ASOS Reclaimed' brand!

ASOS Reclaimed Italian Parka, originally priced at £65!
I also picked up a German army shirt for just £4.99

It's actually REALLY long so I'm thinking of taking it up a bit; scared of ruining it though. The shop's owner said that these are getting harder and harder to come by as they stopped producing them about 20 years ago.

On the Sunday, we went to the car boot sale at Clitheroe. Might seem like odd practice for Mother's day but not if you know my parents!

I didn't buy much but this is what I bought:

A grand total of £4.50
Anyone who knows me should be well aware that I'm a sucker for 80s gold bling so i didn't hesitate in snapping up these earrings for £1.

The watch was £3 and perhaps, dare I say, a bit pricey for a car boot. I really liked though so took the plunge. Glad I did after Googling the brand; it's by Rotary and as it turns out, their watches don't come cheap!

The black Levi jeans were my buy of the day however, at just 50p!

I've since hacked these up into shorts (natch) and added some studs. I'll hopefully get some outfit posts up soon.

Have you snapped up any bargains recently?





  1. ohh great finds. I cant wait to see what you have done with the levis x

  2. Love all of these! I want a similar jacket to that first one and my friend told me to go to our army surplus store, after seeing this post I think I may just do that! I'm also watching some similar levis on ebay at the mo but they're already up to a tenner, so well jealous of your 50p find!

    Laila x

  3. Wow, you got some amazing stuff here. Love your style x

  4. My fiance used to have that army shirt back in the '14 year old' grunger days : P Wish he kept it now x

  5. Amazing bargains, especially the jacket and Levis!
    Would like to see how the shorts turned out =) I keep meaning to customize my own!

  6. love the parka and those earrings! xx

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  8. Great finds! Thanks for commenting! I love your blog :D x


  9. Such great finds, especially the Levi's jeans! I can't wait to see how you've customised them!

    ♥ Leigh

  10. Hahaha.. I am also an 80s gold trash addict. There are very few people who understand us.. There is no way I would have left those earrings, like.. And I don't even have my ears pierced. Fact.




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