Hey! It’sbeen awhile since I posted an outfit update, but there’s a good reason for it! I’ve been getting things ready & preparing to open my Depop shop Oh Lover Vintage again. I’ve just added a few pieces to it, so check it out!! When spring hits so doall the flea markets here in France.
These quintessentially French Flea Markets are called Vide Greniers which means ‘Cleaning out the attic’!! Can you imagine all of the amazing things that are hidden in the attics of French homes? You are right if your imagination goes wild! Cruising through some of the best assortment of vintage is my kind of thing, and I always come back home with my arms full. Over the weekend I decided I was going to hit a few to search for some awesome stock for my shop, and yet again I wasn’t disappointed!
My love and understanding of vintage clothing goes back to my youth. I started as a teenager working in a ton of vintage stores all over London including Camden, Notting Hill & also Stockholm, Sweden. My favorite thing to do is to rummagethrough piles of old clothes to find the perfect items! Its such a thrill!!
I will do a blog postvery soon for you to help you know whatto look for when going to flea markets or car boot sales.
This red vintage varsity jacket with the initials A.C for American Collage is one of the pieces I came across on my treasure hunt!! If you follow me on Instagram I told you there was a secret to this jacket… Well the secret is that I paid just 3Euro for it!! I know I was shocked too!
I paired the jacket with a simple black turtle neck and some ripped Levis denim shorts. Its still not hot enough to wear just the shorts so fishnets (as always) was just the thing!
The not so glamorous life of an ordinary Wednesday! Today was just a normal day full of small errands and a super market shop. But no matter how uneventful my day is, I ALWAYS get ready for it. I mean why dress boring because you know your day is boring? I think putting thought to my daily preparation matters and sets the day off in a positive direction. I tend to anticipate my ‘good’ day in advance by getting ready for it , and then I’m prepared for whatever life throws at me! I never know who I’ll meet or run into, or if I will suddenly find myself in the uncomfortable situation with my toddler having tantrum in the street!
So here’s some pics on my way to and from the Super Market! I live very local to everything so I walk everywhere, normally I bring a rolling trolley ( they call them chariot here) to the maket but today I just used Matty’s stroller. We walked by a kids clothing store giving out balloons , so Matty was super happy with his balloon and lolly pop while walking to the park today. This old French seaside town is full of pretty streets so walking around on a spring like day is a joy!
Since when did March feel like summer?! I’m so enjoying this no jacket weather, it’s so liberating to walk out without a million layers! Today I opted for just two ! Here’s my sunny Saturday look. I found this vintage lace cami deep in my wardrobe and thought it was time for its grand entrance. What better then to layer it over a basic white tee! This vintage silky satin lace top pimps out my everyday basic denim look.
It adds a feminine personality , with a casual twist provided by the Converse! Lately I’ve noticed a lot of cropped tops and even bikini tops worn and tied over T’s. I just think we’re all a little over anxious for summer dressing and this is one great way to wear the tee for a bit of coverage, and layer over them what we ‘really’ want to be wearing!!
I’m super happy today ! I’ve spent so much time looking for these oversize fishnets and finally got my hands on them thanks to Miss Pap! Seems like they are sold out EVERYWHERE, and just as I started to give up on the search, I found them! Yay!
I’ve paired them with my favorite Mango ripped denim skirt and a silky soft blouse in powder pink!
The warm springlike weather has prompted me to bring out my gorgeous white Michael Kors tote bag today as well. It’s a wardrobe necessity, not only looking terrific, but tends to be at home with every outfit I have from March to September. This bag of mine can tell you some stories – it has carried toys, baby bottles, bikini and towel, clothes, hats, as well a food for ‘le picnique’ on the beach! I couldn’t imagine my life without this stylish ( workhorse!) companion!