Saturday, June 06, 2015

I've been meaning to blog for quite a while. But between struggling with my CFS and forever changing sleeping patterns, and also assisting others design their blogs. My mind has been else where. But I have a few post ideas lined up and I hope to get back into the swing of things again. 

My sister was wanting to take a little shopping trip to Glasgow and invited me along. We thought it would be the perfect opportunity to visit a few vintage shops while we were there (as we sadly don't visit Glasgow as often as we should) before we headed to the main shopping centres. I had been told about one of the Vintage shops and we were aiming to go there, but actually ended up visiting three, as they were all close by.

Starry Starry Night
As much as I loved this shop, photography wasn't permitted and I sadly didn't find anything my size. I found a gorgeous pair of 1950s shoes, that I instantly feel in love with. But at size 3.5 they weren't going on my feet. I tried them on just to be sure, but ended up feeling like one of Cinderella's ugly sisters. I also asked the lady if she had any 1940s suits, which she had at one point, but told me they tend to sell fast and she didn't have any left at the moment. Much to my disappointment, I left with nothing but their business card.

Vintage Guru
I have no pictures from inside, as there were quite a lot of people and the lighting would've been really bad I think. (I was also with my sister and not my mum. My sister gets really embarrassed when I get out my DSLR. So I kindly saved her the embarrassment, haha!) Even though most of the stuff was too late in style for me. Lots of 1970/80s/90s stuff. Along with imitation 1980s, does 1950s styles. I did manage to find a 1960s dress, that I sort of bought without having a real idea of what it looked like on. I wore my Daisy Dapper dress, that I love. But the way it's cut means it's hard to take off, without wiping it over your make up or destroying curls. Which meant I had to roughly guess the fit by putting it on top of my clothes. Very risky, but it did pay off! It ended up fitting me very well. I love the fact it shows off the shape of a bullet bra. Many modern reproduction dresses are cut to fit modern bras, and it's something I love to find in vintage dresses. I'm purposely only giving a little teaser image, as this dress looks better on. I hope to doll myself up and wear it sometime soon to show you the full dress, in all it's glory.

Circa Vintage

This was a lovely vintage shop, which a even lovelier owner. I fully suggest you give her shop a visit if you are in the area, as you won't be dissapointed. Not only a great collection of ladies and mens clothes, shoes and accessories. But very well priced. She even kindly let me get lots of pictures of her shop. 

I came away with a gorgeous 1950's brown dress and matching jacket. Which very luckily goes amazingly with the brown skull cap hat I bought a few weeks back. The dress is a little tight, but if you know me, you will know that isn't a big issue for me. The tighter the better actually - as long as I can breathe and won't rip the seams! 
Again just another teaser. 
This is one of my favourite vintage purchases, and I can't wait for you to see it properly.

As I'm usually a fan of black. Buying two brown items in one day was a weird change for me. I hope I can pull the colour off, as it's now one I will be wearing more of.

Thank you so much for reading! I'm always interested in Scottish vintage shops, so if you know of any, or own one; please do get in touch!

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