Vintage Varsity Jacket

 

Hey! It’s  been 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 do  all 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 rummage  through piles of old clothes to find the  perfect items! Its such a thrill!!

I will do a blog post  very soon for you to help you know what  to 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!

xoxo

Gabie

 

 

Through Rose Tinted Lenses

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!

 

XOXO

Gabie

 

Antibes, a place called home!

 

Doesn’t this place look super amazing? 

At the moment it’s called home!  This weekend was so sunny  I thought I’d take a stroll with my camera and snap up some pretty spots to share with you guys!

I live in a coastal town in France called Antibes. It’s situated between Cannes and Nice, I’m pretty lucky eh?! Known for the ‘super yacht’ industry,  Antibes gets quite sleepy here  in the winter months, but in the summer  it’s bulging with tourists and activities!  I originally came to France from London to start working on the yachts, but life had other plans and I became a mom instead! So I just ended up staying! It’s been a fairly rocky road  for me here, lots of ups and downs. Living in a different culture has advantages and disadvantages! My time here has been wonderful/stressful/exciting/emotional!!! A true life changing experience! I wouldn’t have changed it ( well maybe some tweak’s here and there!) for anything. I’ve been here for just over 4 years now, and to be honest I’m looking forward to my next adventure! 

Here are some pics taken in my neighborhood in Antibes Old Town over the weekend. One never knows what surprises will be awaiting you when you turn a corner! Antibes is filled with charm and is magically beautiful. On the weekends I  wake to the smell of fresh croissants baked in the boulangerie around the corner. The street below my apartment echoes with sounds of the locals laughing and dining. Wood fired pizza and ‘pichets’ of wine are scoffed at noon, and two hours later most are back in their beds for the traditional Mediterranean nap! The legendary Côte d’Azur beaches are a walk away, with the colour of the sea is just as it’s name- the coast of azure blue.

With warmer weather making its debut today, it won’t be long until we walk down to my local beach for some summery posts!

Stay tuned!

XO

Gabrielle