Too Much Too Young…

Growing up in a small town where the local entertainment includes a chair museum, it was no accident that I grew to love going to local gigs and appreciating live music. 
 
In my late teens I frequented the one music venue almost every weekend, watching bands perform anything from metal, punk and ska, and what could sometimes only be described as an ear-ache inducing din!
 
I met some of my closest friends at these gigs, and to this day, watching live music is one of my favourite ways to socialise.
And ever so occasionally my love for local bands seeps into my sartorial choices. This amazing T-shirt is from the merch stand of Los Hermanos McKenzie, an Argentinian band who recently played alongside two of my Brighton favourites Time for T and Normanton Street (I definitely recommend a listen to those two!)
I loved the print so much I even settled for T-shirt that was two sizes too big (they had sold out of everything else!) 
Fortunately it’s not really noticeable when it’s nipped in with this great houndstooth skirt I recently found in Beyond Retro. 
 
The fabric and fit of this skirt are amazing, I really don’t think you could get anything of this quality on the high street, and certainly not for the same (bargain) price!
My pastel ballerina cardigan was a flea market find in Berlin a few years ago. Considering how light it is, it’s surprisingly warm! I love the slouchy-softness of it.
And for perhaps the first time in three or so years, my Dr Marten brogue boots are back on the blog! They’re now battered and even a little bit broken, but nothing comes to close to how comfortable they are!
 
My vanity case was an eBay find (though be warned, they’re frightfully impractical!)
And for those of you who don’t follow a little update from my instagram!
I recently found this Jungle Book tin in a little shop in Hackney. My friend was running late, which was never going to bode well for my purse!
 
Fortunately I’ve had a massive wardrobe clear-out to make some savings for a few trips I have in mind (I’ll be listing the items on eBay soon!) not that you can tell from this picture!
I also frolicked in my tuxedo a favour to my  hairdresser in a competition he entered, and picked up a few new vintage books for my colourful collection!
I’ve picked up the new issue of Lula (it’s gorgeous! Go grab a copy!) and spent an evening with my friend Freya on the seafront, both attempting to learn to skateboard…Progress was slow but at least there was some at all!
 
My vintage kimono obsession was satisfied in Topshop Oxford Circus by these multi-coloured silk beauties, and I treated myself to a beautiful new perfume!
Also worth a mention is the lovely evening I recently had with Dulcie of Human Seaand Becca at the Orla Kiely book launch in Covent Garden. Those bright green cocktails were a cucumber and gin concoction which tasted amazing!
I fell completely in love with this Orla Kiely wallpaper! Well….It is mustard after all!

 

I’m off on holiday in a week (goodbye rainy England!) but have one more post ready to pop up before I go, so more very soon!
 
Love Yours Truly, x

13 COMMENTS:

  1. Great post Kerry! I love the slightly punky look you have gone for her4e, you are really one of the most versatile dressers I know, not limited by your amazing 20s bob one bit! And I couldn’t agree more with you about being able to find amazing quality in vintage pieces that modern high street brands couldn’t ever achieve. Some of the ‘rags’ I pick up on my ventures are of designer quality and construction! Thanks for the kind mention, I had such a fun evening you too xxxxxx

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  2. Wonderful pictures! I have a thing for vanity cases too – although I agree with you: they are so impractical!
    Being a true bookworm, I also enjoyed the pictures of your books – Lolita and The Picture of Dorian Grey are some of my favorites.

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  3. Your outfit is so cute, I love your skirt 🙂

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  4. Thanks to Instagram I’ve just found your blog and am obsessively trawling through all your old posts! I really love your style 🙂

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  5. The Jungle Book is one of my favourite movies!

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  6. Your outfit is so lovely, the skirt is gorgeous and so is your cardigan and your shirt. The fit of your skirt is stunning! It looks like you’ve been having a lot of fun recently, I’m really jealous of those green cocktails! xx

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  7. I have a skirt with that exact same pattern on it, only mine is longer! I LOVE it. (It doesn’t fit me right now because I’m too pregnant, but I can’t wait to get into it.) I love how you styled yours with the band tee and soft cardigan! And your hair is just AMAZING. I love it!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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  8. Your skirt is amazing, I love houndstooth! I love your boots as well.

    Tessa and Scarlett

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  9. Aww if only we had known each other back then, we would have skanked away together at all the Ska and Punk gigs. Oh Kerry, you need to get yourself some of that wallpaper! You look amazing next to it, no outfit post will ever be the same. Your outfits have to be my favourites, you always look so stylish and like Dulcie they are so versatile. I want to see both your faces soon please. xxx

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  10. I’m completely in love with your outfit. Love that kind of vintage stuff. You’ve got big fashion awareness. I’m gonna follow your blog. One of the best I’ve ever seen – truly. :*

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  11. Hello,
    I discovered your blog through Instagram and I must tell you I adore it! You are so cute and your pictures makes me happy, they are very soft and beautiful.
    I am glad I discovered it 🙂

    Xx
    Lexie

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