culture, Fashion, Lifestyle, London, Longchamp

An afternoon at Kew

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Last weekend my lovely friend Fareed cooked me lunch and showed me around his neighbourhood, which just so happens to encompass Kew Gardens. I’d been before, years ago as a young pensions reporter on a freebie press do at a summer concert, but I’d never had the chance to explore it. Fareed has a season ticket so we strolled through the gates with an ice-cream without having to pay and headed straight to the palm house.

I wore my petticoat especially for him that Sunday because he once dared me to wear it to work…

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Top – Topshop

Petticoat – American Apparel

Ballet shoes – Topshop

Bag – Longchamp

Army jacket – Gone Retro, Milton Keynes

Ring – Thor & Whistle

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Fashion, Lifestyle, Longchamp, Retro, Style, Vintage

The teddy coat

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After years of wearing huge furry coats all winter I thought I’d never really be warm in a non-furry ever again. But I got this fantastic 1960s teddy coat from Curious Minds Vintage in Buckingham last month and it’s great for really cold weather.

This was an absolute bargain at £30 – it’s a gorgeous classic 60s piece, it’s in brilliant condition, and it’s very heavy and well-made. It goes with nearly everything I own but I especially love it with my most recent bits from American Apparel.

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Coat – Curious Minds Vintage, Buckingham

Dress – American Apparel

Jumper – American Apparel

Bag – Longchamp

Boots – Asos Marketplace

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fashion, lifestyle, style, vintage

Easter bonnet

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I popped out today in my Easter bonnet – a pretty little pink vintage hat I bought last year for a Halloween party. Since I didn’t get any decent pics of it back then, I decided to leave the skulls I stitched on for these shots.

And I love the Right Time label on my mohair coat from Rose-tinted Vintage in Bedford. The label and the green buttons make the coat.

I’m wearing:

Hat – vintage, Ollie Vee’s Vintage Emporium, Leighton Buzzard

Mohair coat – vintage, Rose-tinted Vintage, Bedford

Petticoat – American Apparel

Sweater – charity shop

Brogues – Pied A Terre

Bunny ring – New Look

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