Here are some things that have recently entered my life...
New work (and play) shoes from L.K Bennett.
My first ever copy of Lula magazine. It may be a ubiquitous blogger cliche but it was Jian Wei who decided I needed a copy and he surprised me with it after work on Monday. It is indeed a lovely publication and benefits from the editorial decision to leave out banal features on botox, celebrity breakdowns and vitriolic fat/thin shaming which tarnishes most mainstream fashion magazines.
A beautiful 1940s crepe dress I treated myself to at Past Caring in Holt, Norfolk. It was a bit of a spend but worth it for the mint condition and gorgeous colour and print. I plan to save it for the private view of Jian Wei's fine art degree show at Central Saint Martins. Past caring is such a wonderful little vintage shop in one of my favourite day trips in my home county, I would have bought a lot more if my wallet had allowed.
A 1950s/1960s peach girdle in mint condition from a new charity shop I recently discovered by mistake in one of my local stamping grounds. Unfortunately it isn't my size and so it shall be making its way into the shop shortly. And the quest for one in my size shall continue...
Another treat for me from Etsy, a 1950s fruit and green velvet hat. I have been a bit obsessed with vintage fruit recently and a glass fruit necklace is on my wishlist too.
A pretty 1960s beaded evening bag I found for £3.99 in a charity shop.
Pink 1950s Salter scales I found for £3 in a charity shop. They were a bit grubby to begin with but cleaned up really well revealing an even prettier shade of pink beneath the grime. I particularly like the big glass dome which magnifies the numbers.