It’s getting a bit cold outside…

Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet on the old blog of late. I’m writing a book at the moment (gulp) and working every hour God sends at the two museums who employ me to try and scrape together the funds to pay for the second year of my masters course. An exciting post to come about vintage and sizing, but for now….LOOK AT ALL THE PRETTY THINGS I AM SELLING!

This week I have some lovely bits and bobs up on both Etsy and Ebay.

New to etsy are some zingy bright 50s dresses, almost all of which are in a size 12 or 14.

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50s autumnal dress. Size 8-10.

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50s French print dress. Size 12-14. 

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50s black and white check dress. Size 12.

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50s deadstock housecoat. Size 8 to 10.

Visit my etsy store here

Over on ebay I’ve gone all wintry. If you want a coat, I’ve got one for you! Lots of fab coats from 30s through to 90s. Personal highlights include

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An amazing 70s leather number with mink collar

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Fabulous early 90s with a 30s hint by Laura Ashley

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Gorgeous green wool coat with check backed collar

And if you lurvvvve check I also have two great kilts for sale

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D&G basic mini kilt

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Moffat weavers kilt

After a little suit for Autumn winter? I have those too

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Fur trimmed 50s suit

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Berketex couture wiggle suit

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Alexon Young Set 4 piece suit

You can view all current ebay listings here. Get your bids in quick, when these are gone, they’re gone!

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It would appear I’ve been feeling a bit blue…

Today it is time for an outfit post, which in reality contains a smattering of two weeks outfits. I always say to myself, yep I’m going to try and take pictures every day, but in reality I never get round to it/ my hair looks terrible. Actually if I’m totally honest my hair looks terrible in most of these pictures anyway… (*note to self* must go and get fringe cut soon).

First off is this little dress. One of my fave Horrockses to wear because the cotton is so light and cool. I’ve had this dress for about two years now, and owing to its missing bolero it cost me the princely sum of £20. This is a particularly nice, fully lined dress, and i think it might have started off life full length. Although for me it is much more wearable at the length it is now. I’ve worn it here with my trusty Miss L Fire shoes (as you can see from the rest of my pictures I live in Miss L Fire‘s/ Vans at the moment). This was also the last day I still had my glastonbury wristband on. *sob*. Memories.

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My next outfit came from a few days later. Again with the miss L Fires, and the first day of terrible terrible “humidity hair”. The dress is a 1970s number, it is a Rose for Radley dress and came from the ever wonderful Liz Eggleston of Vintage-A-Peel. If i’m feeling brave I may soon post a pic of the swimsuit I purchased from her too.

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Next off in my string of summer dresses was this lovely blue number that came from Rainbow valley vintage. I’d intended selling this dress on, but it seems to fit me better than it did last summer and managed to creep back into my wardrobe. Worn with another pair of Miss L Fire’s that have a fabulous bow on the back. I really do love Miss L Fire shoes for their ability to accomodate my fat yet childishly small feet.

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Then came this pretty little dress, which is actually far too tight for me. It’s late 1950s American (junior miss size), an ebay purchase some years back I decided that the blue check was a bit too plain for me and jazzed it up with a Tatty Devine necklace and a hot pink belt that came via a charity shop for the princely sum of 20p.

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These were the nails I was rocking for the enitrety of last week. Combo of Barry M, Rimmel AND Models Own nail polish

After I got to this point in my photo taking. I realised WAIT A SECOND. Every dress is blue, I honestly think I have a problem with wearing blue dresses, as in this time period I wore a further two 1950s blue dresses. I don’t even like blue that much as a colour….

So after that revelation on wednesday I dug out a GREEN dress from my wardrobe. I purchased this last year at the festival of vintage in York and it is by Blanes. One of my favourite labels. The toile de jouy print on this is quite subtle and incredibly elegant.

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And finally my outfit of choice from yesterday. In the morning i went cycling (I give this as an excuse for my lack of make up) and had to wear something that wouldn’t get caught in my bike wheels (Ah. Vintage girl problems i think we might say). The shirt is 1970s by John Craig, purchased from Clobber in Bournemouth and the shorts are a fabulous shipping flag print by Sportaville and came to me via ebay. One of my colleagues at work yesterday afternoon was particularly amused by them. You can “read” the shorts in their full glory in this post.

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Has everyone else been enjoying the hot weather with summe suitable outfits?

Final vintage sale for Advantage In Vintage in 2012!

Hello all!

Over on ebay this week it is the final Advantage in Vintage sale of 2012! Wooooo.

Don’t worry, I will be back again selling next year, I just need a bit of a break to concentrate on my masters. This also means I will be back bigger, and BETTER next year!

Are you looking for a fabulous christmas present for a loved one? A dress to wear for a New Years Eve party? Or, just a coat to keep you warm as the coldness hits? Well, I have something for you!

Click here for all 95 of this weeks listings!

First off I have a wonderful selection of vintage 30s dresses. Supremely elegant, and so perfect to make a showstopping entrance at any party.

Red velvet 30s dress

Black velvet 30s dress

Or if your taste is a little late I also have a number of 50s full skirted fabulous pieces!

50s black taffeta dress

Henri Tatler model lace dress

Sambo fashions cocktail dress

Black Jerry Gilder cocktail dress

Or, If you’ve already found the dress for the party, what about accessories?

Fab vintage 50s A.B. sparkling earrings

Stunning original 20s deco beaded bag

Sparkling 70s dance shoes

Or, are you looking for a present for a loved one?

Set of boxed vintage hankies

Vintage crochet gloves

Vintage tootal men’s opera scarf

Wonderful 70s Louis Vuitton keepall travel bag ( this came from a member of the Givenchy family!)

Or, are you simply wanting to keep yourself warm?

Vintage 70s Dereta coat

Wonderful late 40s mink fur coat

Edwardian french fur muff

Vintage beaver trapper hat

Click here for all 95 of this weeks listings!