Thursday, 20 January 2011

Grandad Trousers

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Cardigan // Uniqlo

T-shirt // Primark
Vintage trousers // Charity Shop
Loafers // Charity Shop
Belt // Dorothy Perkins
Vintage Bag // Charity Shop

I found these tweed trousers in a charity shop in King's Lynn over the Christmas holidays. One of this small, miserable town's redeeming features is its abundance of charity shops which are always stocked with extremely reasonably priced treasure. These trousers cost me £3 and they have the exact high-waisted and taper-legged tailoring that would cost me in excess of thirty quid in Topshop. Unfortunately they're just a little too short in the leg to allow turn-ups but you can't have everything! The t-shirt is doing pretty well considering it cost £2 from Primark and I've been wearing it regularly for nearly two years. It has a lovely scoop-neck and navy-marl colour that help it to look everso slightly more expensive than it really was. The loafers were a real find at £5 new in a charity shop. I've worn them to death and they're still holding firm structurally which is more than I can say for my Topshop ballet pumps which have got to that really sinister elongated stage. I bought the bag over three years ago from a charity shop for £4 and I consider it my very own 'Mulberry' imitation replica. The cardigan was a great investment piece, £25 from Uniqlo's men's section but it's 100% pure new wool and I wear it almost every day.

And... I believe this is my 200th post! Thank you so much for stopping by! I have just made myself incredibly happy by learning how to put big pictures on my blog. It involved a freakish accident, the creation of a new Yahoo account and then a new flickr account but I am here and I'm so happy with how it looks I just want to post pictures all day but I can't because I'm supposed to be revising for my exam tomorrow. Seeing as these are my university finals I should probably be taking them a little more seriously...