Wednesday, 29 August 2012

The Closest To Sport This Blog Will Ever Get!


Whilst I would definitely describe myself an active person, sporty is (excuse the pun) a whole other ball game! 
I'm just not too bothered by soul-destroying physical exertion or running around for hours after wayward balls! Which is why this is probably the closest thing you'll see to sports on this blog!


These photos were taken on a pretty little green near where Joshua lives. The tennis racket was an amazing recent find, but more on that later!

Since I've been living out of suitcases for the last few weeks, I find myself craving comfortable, easy to wear pieces - perhaps as a direct result of not having access to all of my wardrobe and accessories? (Boo - so annoying!)

This basic stripe top was a cheapie purchase, with the idea that it would be versatile and easy to team with most of the items I have with me (it is!)


The shoes were a gift kindly given to me by Modcloth, when I did a 'Travel Bug' piece for them (see side bar for link) I'm wearing them with a vintage cream midi skirt from eBay, and my favourite ocre silk scarf.


This was also the first time in a while that I did a beehive hairstyle - I can't decide if it's easier or harder with long hair! The 'bump' is definitely harder, but fastening the rest up is significantly easier...hence the indecision!


Now for the good stuff (well I think so!) 
Since moving to Brighton I have mustered the energy to get up (ridiculously) early on a couple of Sundays and visit the fantastic car boot sale that is held every week in a disused carpark.

It's incredible! Most of the dealers are specialist antique or vintage sellers, and you can get some amazing bargains. Here are a couple of my recent finds (I'm saving others for a bedroom post when I eventually find somewhere of my own to inhabit!)

So the tennis racket was one of two that I bought for a mere £1 each! I'm going to attach them to the wall of my new abode - aren't they charming?


A book for 10p, a plate for 20p...Such bargains to be found! The silk neck tie was also pence - it reminded me of 'Meet Me in St. Louis' so I will be finding a suitable way to style it soon!

This beautiful little tin deserved a photo all to itself! It cost £4, and is filled with antique embroidery tools and sewing equipment - I just fell in love with the bright jade and deep coral colours!


I DO love Lucy! So imagine my joy at nabbing the 'I Love Lucy' series for a couple of quid! I can't wait for rainy sundays to roll along, so I can snuggle up and giggle at one of the best face-pullers ever!

The adorable faded bird purse was 20p...Seriously, this kind of shopping is so guilt free!


I feel I should also mention that the paisley quilt that these items are all resting on was also a car boot find! It's a bit tatty and ripped in places, but for £5 I was more than willing to give it a loving home!

Ditto for this charming circus teapot! I mean now really...Who could resist?


I'm still enjoying Brighton life, and I feel like I'm starting to make it a bit more my own here now, which will increase tenfold when I find a place of my own...Fingers crossed it won't be long now!

Will blog again soon, sorry for the longer delays right now - I'm still finding my feet!

Love Yours Truly, x

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful finds lady! And your hair is looking incredible! x

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  2. £1? Amazing! I found one a while ago for £25. I really wanted it but I couldn't justify spending that much on it!

    A big fan of the beehive here! Keep going with it and you'll get quicker. I do mine in about 4 minutes flat now.

    Becky
    xx

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  3. you look adorable! I love that skirt!

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  4. Aaaaw you look so charming... and those shoes, yaw! They look very similar to the ones I'm wearing at my last blog post!
    I used to play tennis but it's been a while since the last time!

    Cheers,
    Libertad
    http://sahakiel.blogspot.com.es/

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  5. Looks like you're loving your new city! That tin is adorable!
    Sarah

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  6. Lucy is my idol! I love your outfit; I have those same brogues! Don't you just love them?! I wear them just about every other day! haha
    Well you look lovely, I just had say hi. :)

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  7. eee ^_^ brogues. ive had so much trouble trying to find a way to wear them, but i think you have solved this for me

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  8. I adore your blog!! I'm officially following! Xo
    megthecoolgirl.blogspot.com

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  9. Fun finds! That hairdo and the outfit are really great though!

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  10. too cute coo cute! love the brown in the shoes with the black!

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  11. Great outfit, love the beehive.

    Jade

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  12. Amazing car boot finds. Highly jealous of your circus teapot ownership!

    Em

    Emc-Dot.blogspot.co.uk

    XX

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  13. Wow, such a great finds! I envy you this tin especially, I collect vintage tins :) Love your outfit and your hairstyle so much

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  14. Absoloutly love this, the vintage tennis rackets are fabulous props in the post ♥

    Eda ♥

    Candyfloss Curls, Cupcakes & Couture

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  15. Oh my gosh I love that little tin, so pretty! xo

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  16. Wow how fun is all of the stuff you found! Your outfit is SO cute as usual. Do you have any recommendations for particular ebay shops?

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  17. Beautiful finds! That teapot is especially lovely. x.

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  19. Wow, you find some amazing things! Such bargains too! And as usual you look amazing and outfit-inspirational. Kudos! x

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  20. love this outfit ... and great finds!

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  21. Kerry can I please please come down and go to this carboot with you!? It looks soooo good, so many amazing things for you to put in your new room. I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see it when you're done. I can not wait to come visit you full stop. Just let me know when you are settled and i'm there. xxx

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    1. P.S Your rackets are the perfect accessory to your outfit! I feel like it would go lovely outisde an old 1930's cricket club house too. I desperate to do an outfit post outside one, I love them. xx

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  22. Still very quiet about the colour you dye your hair! Do you do it yourself or is it Shwarzkofp? do share i'm staring to think you're big headed about it! (excuse the pun)

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  23. oooh! So happy to have found you (through pinterest) I just spent a good hour looking through your past posts, happy to be following along now!

    xo
    Alex

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  24. You look gorgeous, as always! Wow those are some great finds, and at that price! Wish we had car boot sales like that here! x

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  25. Ahhh, all of your finds are amazing!!

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  26. You look flawless! Lookbook featured you a week ago I think on their facebook page and now I found your blog! I have to ask, and I feel dreadful for asking, but please :D I would really love to know how you did your hair. I honestly love vintage style'd hair, and am currently attempting and failing at the bouffant hair style.. if you have any tips I would very much appreciate them xx

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  27. You could transform your tennis rackets: http://www.recycle-eh.com/apps/blog/show/4541109-upcycle-old-tennis-rackets-into-stylish-mirrors

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  28. Just found your lovely blog! So impressed with your vintage finds, I haven't seen a carboot sale in London where things are less than a pound.

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  29. Such lovely photos and I'm so jealous of those shoes! You are so lucky to have a place like that to find such treasures. I would definitely brave getting up early once in a while if I had a local place like that.

    ~Kristi
    messofadreamerdesign.blogspot.com

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  30. OMG I love the circus teapot <3

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