Sunday, November 03, 2013
Secondhand Sunday #8

Secondhand Sunday #8

This is my last (now I really mean my last haha) of my 'Secondhand Sunday' posts (for this year). The items featured in this post were actually things I found a while ago in carboot sales, before I even started this blog and I never shared on here so I thought I would. It's a real mixture of random items to be honest, anyway, enjoy!

1. Floral print scarf, 50 cents. 2. Crop lace top, 1 euro. 3. Short dungarees, 5 euros. 4. Bag, 3 euros. 5. Cream rosary beads, 5 euros. 6. This bracelet was bought for me by a friend so I don't know the price but it was from a carboot too. 7. Ivory 'look' (think it's actually plastic) bracelet, 50 cents.

Hope you enjoyed seeing a few things I bought... I was so chuffed with the dungarees, they are so practical & soo comfy so I will definitely be wearing them with tights & boots throughout winter and then into the warmer months with crop tops & converse/vans. I just fell in the love with the design on the bag I bought and I actually think it's real leather too-it's so soft! And well you know me, for the jewellery, the more the merrier. Anyway, this is really the last of these posts for this year & I will back next year to continue on my secondhand sunday series! Please leave a comment saying what you thought of the 'Secondhand Sunday' posts and if you'd like to see them again...or perhaps in a different way, like a lookbook or something. A bientot!
Monday, October 21, 2013
Secondhand Sunday #7

Secondhand Sunday #7

Oops, I'm a little late on this one aren't I? Apologies for that, I got a tad side tracked! So, here we have it, a Sunday feature on a Monday. Will the world stop turning? Nope. Do I need to worry about this? Nope. Ok, glad we've settled that then! Soooo, I went to a car boot sale yesterday as my mum told me at the last minute there was one going on this weekend, despite the fact I thought they were all finished for the year but apparently people still have lots of their junk to sell (more great vintage fashion bargains in my case) so I was keen to get another Secondhand Sunday post before the season is over. I found some fantastic fashion pieces today and spent a total of just 10 euros on all of this :

1 euro for this stripey beanie. I will  be wearing it a lot during winter as in France, winters are COLD, and I mean, minus degree temperatures. This will keep my ears cozy while still looking stylish at the same time...and looking slightly like a robber/'where's wally' too. It's similar to some of the beanies they've been selling in River Island like these.

This polka dot short cost me 1 euro. Amazing or what?! It's actually black despite it looking navy in the photos. It can be tied up at the bottom, buttoned up to the top, left open, worn with a skirt, jumper, leather jacket, jeans, anything...the amount of outfits I will get out of this one item is endless and it cost me next to nothing! Here are a few ways in which I'd style it too.

If you've read my other posts, you'll know I have quite an obsession with jewellery, or anything sparkly. I got these beauties for 2 euros. The diamante detailing around the pearl (not real of course) looks just amazing with my hair up in a bun.

I finally have some tartan in my life! I've been lusting after it for ages and when I saw this skirt for only 3 euros, I snapped it up straight away. It's great quality wool with a small split up the back, it's just perfect. I think I might get it taken up as it is rather long then I'll be wearing it with my leather jacket and red belt as shown in the photo.

I wasn't sure about buying this at first but for 1 euro, you can't say no. I think it'll look great in the warmer summer months (seems so far away *sigh*) with some high waisted shorts along with some red lippy or over a bikini at the beach. This is really 80's and yes a bit out there but worn with the right thing it'll look great.

This bright red lace jacket was 2 euros. It looks great with some black skinny jeans and this necklace which I bought previously at another car boot sale.

It's probably my last until next year *sad face*...but means I can take a break from the buying...for a few months...or a few days.
Monday, September 02, 2013
Secondhand Sunday #6

Secondhand Sunday #6

Number six in my 'Secondhand Sunday' series... I think this is near my last of Secondhand Sunday posts as we're already in September now (What the heck... how did that happen?!) & car boots are a lot less frequent but I'll try to go to as many as possible! That aside, I found some great things yesterday. It was also our 4th year anniversary of living in France so we had dinner out in town to celebrate. Here are some photos from the day!

I got this peplum top for 2 euros. I love the cobalt blue colour & the peplum style is really flattering. It's something I'd wear on a night out with a black bodycon skirt along with some gold jewellery (like on pic).

I got this for 1 euro, I love layering rings at the moment and I'll be wearing this one along with my chunky silver rings from H&M!

More rings! Ok, so I didn't buy this at the car boot sale, but I thought I'd throw it into the post anyways. I bought this on (my new favourite Ebay). It's pretty weird...but that's why I love it.

I'm so chuffed to have got this maxi dress for just 2 euros! I have a similar one in grey which I did a post on, (click here to view post), these sort of dresses are so versatile and go with everything, it can be worn all year round which is great. I will be doing a post with this dress shortly including some items so stay tuned for that.

This belt was 2 euros, it looks great with some jeans & a striped tee and I plan on wearing it with my military-style jacket this winter.

This scarf was 1 euro, a similar print to the classic Alexander Mcqueen scarf, but don't think I could afford the price tag so that'll do!

 These beauties cost me 3 euros!! They look like something Cher from Clueless would wear but I just really love the sunflower print & luckily the suns still shining where I am and it's still OK to wear these.

We sat in the main square in town where it was reasonably busy (for a Sunday night in rural France) where we ate goats cheese crepes with honey & walnuts, salad and a cafe gourmand to share for after...which was delish! We went for a little wander afterwards to let our food go down, I felt so stuffed! Back to school tomorrow for me, where did the summer go?

Luckily I start at after lunchtime, Wednesday we finish at lunch and then just two full days so a pretty easy first week back! This year is going to be pretty stressful, it is my last year and all (woohoo!)...which means exams, work experience and applying to uni/schools...just thinking about it makes me nervous so I'm just going to take it each day as it comes.

I hope everyone's back to school/starting uni goes well & I will be back with some new posts soon, stay tuned!
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Secondhand Sunday #5

Secondhand Sunday #5

I went to two car boot sales today which were sort of successful, but I couldn't get out early enough as I had to help my parents make beds in the guest rooms at our B&B as well as putting new towels in rooms etc, so we probably missed out on most of the good stuff at the car boots. That said, I managed to find a few good things! Here are some photos from the day and the bargains I found.

Floral shorts for 1 euro, win!

I'm so happy I got these beauties. They have studs on them which look really cool & grungy (plus easier as quite frankly I don't have the effort or motivation to put studs on myself) and they are brand new and I got them for 5 euros, can you tell how happy I am?!

Actually got this ages ago but thought I'd add it in. This isn't really for the weather we're having at the moment but I'm stocking up for winter already & this fair isle beauty that cost me 1 euro (!!!) will be on me every day (in between being washed obvs) with jeans boots and a lil beanie. I'm actually looking forward to winter so I can wear about 97% of my clothes again.

Ok, it needs to be ironed but other than that it looks really good on tucked into a skirt or with jeans with a leather jacket. 3 euros.

Rather basic but this glittery cardigan actually looks really good thrown on with my boyfriend jeans and the studded high tops mentioned above! 2 euros.

I wish I found this bum bag before I went to the festival in Spain this summer, but, better late than never, and I will definitely be wearing it next summer. Cost me 2 euros!

So, there you have it! Me filling my wardrobe up with more things I don't really need again, you can't beat a good bargain though! I will be doing my own car boot in September (second already this year!) and selling loads of my stuff. Having a good clear out does you good and I'm looking forward to receiving some $$$$$ (or euros in my case). I have 2 weeks, (2 weeks!!!) of holidays left, mustn't. panic. I feel like I should be doing loads with the time I have left but instead, I've chosen to sit and watch all the series of Skins back to front...ah well.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Secondhand Sunday #4

Secondhand Sunday #4

Ok, so technically it's Monday, but I have my excuses for this belated post. My weekend was a little bit busy which consisted of dining at the local farmers market (rosé at 1 euro, can't go wrong there), staying up till the early hours of the morning drinking champers & having a jam then laying by the pool & having a bonfire and roasting marshmallows, it's a hard life. I managed to squeeze in a bit of time today on here to show you lovely lot what I found this past Sunday at a recent 'vide grenier'. The heat was already at 30 degrees around 10 in the morning so as you can imagine my face was literally melting off. Anyway, here are some snaps from the day and what I found.

My mum bought me this little toile du jour vanity case for 2 euros.

Anything with jewels/sparkles on it & I'll have it, these two bracelets cost me a mere 4 euros, Nuff said.

I got this plain grey sweatshirt for 2 euros, obviously not something I will be wearing around this time of year, but I like to be prepared for the colder months. It's very 80s which I like and I styled it with my DM's, leggings, and chain which I purchased from past car boot sales.

I got these pearly beauties for 1,50. (more jewellery I don't need, ah well...)

I got this Jacqueline Riu frilled trench/mac for 10 euros. I think that's pretty reasonable considering it was in like brand new condition...I apologise for the rubbish photo, it was hard to get a decent photo of this coat without it looking creased!

 I got this jumper for 1 euro. My style can vary at times & I'm kind of liking the preppy look at the moment so I paired it with my stripy shirt to show how I'd wear it.

I hope you're all having lovely holidays & enjoying this scorching weather, I think we all deserve a good bit of sunshine! I'll be back soon with a makeup post & a lot more so make sure to follow on Bloglovin' or GFC and stay tuned.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
First Time Festival: Bilbao BBK Live

First Time Festival: Bilbao BBK Live

I've been promising this post for a wee while, so here it is -  Bilbao BBK Live!

Bilbao is a city located in the north Basque region of Spain where this quaint little festival is held. I wouldn't say Bilbao is the most beautiful city as it has a lot of industrial buildings in the center, BUT, the scenery from where the festival was set was just beautiful. The campsite was right on top of the hills of Kobetamendi-and as you can see from picture 8 (which I used noooo filter on at all by the way), the views were absolutely breath-taking.

Peggy Sues Diner in Town (which serves amaaazing American diner food & milkshakes *drool*).

Pink lemonade for me & cookies & cream milkshake for Maisie

Front row for Vampire Weekend!

Waiting on the legend that is Fatboy Slim to perform (with lots of neon paint on our faces)

Before the most amazing set ever by Two Door Cinema Club!

Biffy Clyro whos performance we missed, sad times

Beautiful sunset at the campsite!

Bilbao BBK wristbands and a slight tan

Larrabasterra Beach

I'm still recovering with a case of the 'post-festival blues' and being back in my little quiet town in France is a change from the crazy weekend I've had. That said, I am very happy to be back in my nice cozy bed and a warm shower. I think that's the nature of the whole camping thing though- you learn how to cook, clean and take care of yourself, with very little supplies and coping without things you normally take advantage of having at home. The people of Bilbao were lovely, welcoming, and as helpful as they could be- considering my Spanish is, let's say, rather is such a beautiful language though. I learned the word cheese while I was there, which is amazing is that? Even the most basic word and it sounds like a wee poem.

 Smiling despite dying in the heat

Typical tourist shots of sculptures outside the Guggenheim museum... how cool is that flowery dog though?

The highlights from the weekend include: a huge club sandwich at 'Peggy Sues diner' after a long day at the Guggenheim museum, going to the beach for the first time in about 2 years (Larrabasterra, pictured above), actually enjoying Green Days amazingly entertaining set, raving like a nutter to Fatboy Slim (so much respect for that man, he is GOD I tell you), fulfilling one of my dreams seeing KINGS OF LEON and getting on someone's shoulders about two rows away from the Followhill's (it was a beautiful moment), seeing Two Door Cinema Club's set at 2am, jumping around like mad and having so much fun, being slightly tipsy on rosé and joining in on the end of Depeche Mode's set...the beautiful sunshine, views and Spanish boys - SO. MUCH. EYE. CANDY.

And the lowlights? Well, I don't want to bring any negativity into this but I promise to be 100% honest on my blog so in short - the festival should have been a bit better organised wristband-wise (ahem, you'll understand if you were there), things weren't very well explained and there was a lot of confusion for everyone. Also, my tent was way too small and not having a cooler cooler box= gooey cheese, soggy ham, melted Milka chocolate (ended up using it as choc spread anyway) and warm move Lucie, smart move. Ah well, it was my first festival - can't be perfect first time around.

So that's it - the first festival over! I would definitely recommend going to Bilbao BBK Live. It's great for first-time festivals or regular festival-goers that want to escape the grey British weather and try something different. One other great thing about Bilbao BBK is that the music doesn't start until the evening so you have all day to relax, explore Bilbao, or top up on your tan. It's kind to your wallet too- it only cost me £90 (for the tickets alone) and for all the amazing bands I saw, great times I had plus scorching sunshine, it was totally worth it! I am officially in love with festivals!

If you want more info about Bilbao BBK Festival, check out their site here.