Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Mended Vintage

I recently purchased this orange and brown 'Miss Lewis' (a popular 60s brand) waist skirt and, through some creative button mending, managed to return it to it's former glory. I fell in love with the quirky herring bone-esq pattern of the wool and simply couldn't part with it. A 10 percent student discount sealed the deal. Why does vintage shopping always feel a bit like buying a rescue animal?

Skirt: Armstrong's Vintage Clothes Emporium; Compass: UO graduation present from my dear Kate; Tank: H&M; Shoes: Steve Madden (via a DSW sale); Cardigan: Costco; Socks: Target; Clutch: my nana; Ring/Necklace: various Indian stores


rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...


love the skirt and those shoes, oh my!

| Tex | Fashion Butter said...

LOVE everything about this outfit. Great find!

tess said...

love the buttons!

Charlotte Elise Jay said...

Beautiful choice of colour!!

Love your blog!



a cat of impossible colour said...

I love those shoes and socks together!

anahita said...

Thank you for the comment! I am now more angry than ever at all my piles of revision 'cos they are PREVENTING ME FROM READING ALL YOUR BLOG ENTRIES. argh! (And they're driving me a wee bit crazy, in case you didn't notice :P) But your blog seems absolutely lovely - I especially adore fashion blogs in the uk because at least we have the same shops!! Anyway, love the skirt (I never manage to find anything good in vintage shops, so congrats) and I adore those shoes. And I'm sorry about the ramble. Like I said, work is driving me mad xxx

Draft of Vintage said...

What a swell find beauty queen! That skirt is rockin... way to use those sewing skills! The pockets are too good with that pattern... Also I'm in love with that necklace- so tiny and very sweet.

t said...

Cute skirt!


Bionica said...

thanks so much for dropping by
I totally appreciate it <3 your blog's great

your picture with the watch makes me think of Alice in Wornderland ;-)
very cool


Denise said...

girl i love your blog. The photos here are just amazing! Brilliant!

am following you.

I am Denise Katipunera

Grace said...

Wow, I am so so glad to see the photos. I like your skirt and shoes. I am sorry but what made me ecxited was the photo shot place. I knew where you are by the first picture. The Mound. I used to live in Edinburgh and I miss Edinburgh at this time of year.

Anonymous said...

I love the skirt, and it does feel like I am doing something good for the world when I thrift or vintage shop too. :)

Jessica said...

Great look! I love the skirt and necklace.

Bug said...

Gorgeous outfit! Love the skirt and your necklace is so very cute. Btw, would you like to exchange links? If interested, let me know at my blog :)


Saana said...

What a lovely blog, love the pictures and Scotland. =) And the shoes! ♥__♥