|dress, coat, brooch, and bangles - 1960s vintage|
shoes - thrifted Office and painted by me
I'm really looking forward to going back to my parents for Christmas, not only for seeing family and familiar faces but also for vintage and record shopping. I really took for granted just how great Lincolnshire was for all of that stuff and assumed it was as plentiful everywhere. Where I am now couldn't be worse!
There's one lonely record store which is owned by a very nice man, but the stock turnover isn't great so it's not like I can go digging through there on the regular which is my favourite past time. The clothing is even worse: there's not one single vintage shop which I find strange in a town with such a huge population of students, and the charity shops are just crap, full of nothing but years old Primark in grotty condition. They're the kind of charity shops where you feel like you need to give your hands a good and thorough clean after looking at anything. I always go looking in hope I'll find something, anything, but generally I have to travel if I want to indulge my favourite hobbies which is a shame (and ends up with me buying more high street tat than I care to admit).
To think I used to have things like this on my doorstep, so much vintage I could afford to be choosy:
So you know what I'm going to be doing as soon as I'm back! We're planning a day trip to York too, so if any of you happen to know that area well I'm all ears for recommendations.
This outfit was entirely purchased locally from places around Lincolnshire. The coat is one of my prized possessions, I got it for an absolute steal as the seller was desperate to get rid of it because "no one wants 60s stuff! I can't get rid of it!" Maybe that's why I have so much luck locally, it's all left for me! Personally, I think it's the most beautiful coat I've ever seen. I wish I could wear it more, but it's ever so slightly too small for me across my back so I can't layer under it at all. I love pairing it with this green shift dress, the colours and patterns clash just perfectly.