Sunday, 19 July 2015

The Vintage Find

I had a rare day out with just my Mum a few weeks back in Oxford.  She has mentioned Summertown to me a few times and after finishing in the city centre earlier than planned, we headed there for a mooch.  It's a small, quaint High Street, it reminded me a little of Primrose Hill.  I found the cutest vintage charity shop run by Helen & Douglas House.  It was attached to a normal second hand shop and was a proper treasure trove.  I found a very old Laura Ashley cream top for £20 and fell in love with it immediately.  

My Mum found this dress by Richard Shops and was very excited by it (I had never heard of the brand! Possibly giving her age away here - sorry Mum!) 
I don't think this pram would have been there long - especially after the photo of Princess Charlotte's one!
I was very tempted by this vintage Smythson however I would have been duplicating one I have that's very similar.
On a random doorstep in London I managed to get a shot of me wearing the top.  Teaming another charity shop find with it - my Chanel handbag and some not so vintage Topshop and Primark!  I do like to mix and match!

Top; vintage Laura Ashley
Jeans; Topshop
Bag; Chanel
Pumps; Primark
Finishing the post with something 'new', these Balenciaga lovelies in the Harrods sale.  They've been on my wish list for a while, I tried them on knowing they would be too large (oh and ever so slightly out of my budget) just to satisfy my craving.  They are gorgeous but for now my Ash ones are just as good and cost me a lot less.  One day I will own a pair though, one day! 


  1. Amazing post dear!

  2. It's a lovely top and fits you beautifully. And how nice that it's vintage and not quite the same as all the other offerings on the high street. And I've heard of Richard Shops. I've even been known to have a try on session in there with my sister in our youth of some strapless ball type dresses - one of those lovely fun memories I have.

    1. I know - I love that it's not available right now the most! Lovely memory Sue x

  3. What a fab find that top was just perfect for now! And not jealous at all of your GORGEOUS Chanel bag found in a Charity!!
    Helen xx

  4. What an amazing find Natalie! The top & the shop! Andrea x


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