dinsdag 15 maart 2016

A walk in the park

First of all, I would like to thank all of you for your supportive comments on my first steps in the blogosphere. I’m truly honoured to have been made to feel so welcome!

That said, it’s now back to the business at hand.

Saturdays are for charity shopping! We usually visit 2 or 3 shops on a Saturday and take a picnic. In bad weather conditions, this will be a “car picnic”, but last Saturday we had such gorgeous early spring weather, that we took our trusted picnic basket to the park!



This is what I wore: a long-sleeved A-line crimplene dress with notched collar and buttons down the front.  It’s got two generous pockets at waist-height and is from Finnish label “Karelia”. I’ve actually got quite a few “Karelia” dresses in my wardrobe.



As it was still rather chilly, I wore a cardigan, as well as a gorgeous fake-fur collared jacket with a Paris label.



Both the dress and the jacket, as well as the flowery scarf I’m wearing are from Think Twice, a shop which deserves a post of its own.

The cardigan (I admit to having a whole collection of them) is retail, as are the tights, which are from a market stall.



The necklace and brooch (please note the cute little deer) are from Blender Vintage Shop.

Finally, the shoes and beret were both charity shopped. I bought the beret that very day as I left behind my beloved Kangol beret on the bus last week and was looking for a replacement.

As for the charity shopping itself, there was a special event in Belgium’s charity shops on Saturday, drawing huge crowds of vintage lovers. We had quite a haul, which I’ll tell you all about in my next post!



In the meantime, I wanted to show you these little treasures I found while out shopping with my best friend Inez on Friday.


See you soon!



13 opmerkingen:

  1. I think I need a trip to Belgium! You find some fabulous stuff on your travels. Your Karelia dress is lovely, the Finish-made clothes I come across are always well cut and good quality. xxx

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    1. And there's me thinking I should come to the UK (which I do once a year). If you're ever in Antwerp, I'd be glad to give you a tour. I agree with you on the quality of Finnish made clothes, and have quite a few of them. xxx

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  2. What a terrific marriage of blue and brown. I've always adored that pairing. It sings of nature and is very serene, too. You look fantastic, sweet lady!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you so much Jessica, you're very sweet and you always look fabulous in your pictures. xxx

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  3. I love the teal tights paired with the dress in the full-length shot, they really bring out the colour in the print.

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    1. Thank you Mim, teal is one of my favourite colours. xxx

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  4. Such a beautiful coat, and it looks so great with the dress. A deer brooch officially makes you a vintage blogger.

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  5. Such a beautiful coat, and it looks so great with the dress. A deer brooch officially makes you a vintage blogger.

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  6. Thanks Goody, I really love that coat. And I feel honoured to be officially considered a vintage blogger! I wonder what that vintage blogging deer thing is coming from though. But wait until you see my favourite deer item ...

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  7. Love the deer brooch, that's cute. We have car picnics too, carnics we call them! xx

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    1. Thanks Melanie. I love "carnics", and with your permission might start using the word too ;-)

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  8. My fourth backward blog read, it's quite fun unfolding a story the wrong way round haha.
    Again I'm seeing more similarities, this time in the fact that I have a cardi stash and some Karelia frocks.
    I'm not stalking you...promise.

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    1. Nice to know I'm not the only one with a cardi stash. I've got quite a few Karelia frocks, in fact I only just bought another one yesterday. xxx

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