Friday, September 3

So this is a late post. Last night I went to see Mother at the National Media Museum in Bradford, which is incidentally my former place of work (and one of my favourite museums). I caught up with two former colleagues from the Collections team, and went for a curry. Mother was really good, and so beautifully shot.

This dress was an unbelievable score earlier this week, £1.04 from ebay! It's originally from Dorothy Perkins, and I tried it on years back in the size 20 which was too tight on me. I was very happy to discover a badly photographed version of it up for grabs this week, but, even then, never expected to score it for so little. It's fantastically fitted, with a lace trim sweetheart neckline, pleated pencil skirt and short cap sleeves. It could work for professional wear, but it's also the perfect little black dress for glamming up. To conclude, I bloody well love it.

Teamed with sparkly butterfly earrings also DP, black eyeliner and chanel rouge noir lipstick, recently traded online on Thrift Store UK which is one of my oldest online bargain hunting grounds. I don't tend to wear much make up, but liquid eyeliner and this lipstick are both definitely staples.

And last but not least, my favourite thrift find ever. This is ruffles/wruffles the bag, tentatively named by my boyfriend who doesn't appreciate it's genius. This was scored for 99p at Oxfam in Dalston (which I used to live pretty much next door to in my London times), and is leopard print with a tapestry dog and fair too much lace and pearls. It must've been DIYed because it's just too amazing not to be. It used to have a little bell on the pearl collar, but sadly that got lost over the years.

Dress, Dorothy Perkins via ebay, £1.04
Bag, Oxfam Kingsland Road, 99p
Shoes, Priceless, £13
Earrings, Dorothy Perkins, £4


  1. I've just discovered your blog and I love it :) Great ebay bargains, car boot-ing and your attitude to dressing :D I'm an underconfident squidgy 14-16 but you're making me want to dress better :D

  2. that dress looks lovely on you!
    and that bag is insanely awesome my friends would hate it but i bloody love it :)