Sunday, June 30, 2013
Secondhand Sunday #3

Secondhand Sunday #3

Hey everyone! So it's been a busy past few days for me which have included waitressing at a wedding, being a receptionist & working in my parent's B&B. I am like a complete zombie today and I feel like I'm practically sleepwalking. The wedding was fantastic and I really had fun even though I was working. We got to eat amazing chocolate cupcakes & all the wedding food & a few glasses of champagne here and there! On top of that we got paid in cash & a bottle of champagne, can't get much better than that. Today, I had the choice to go for a well-needed nap or go to a car boot sale. I went for the second option to see if I could find any vintage goodies- which I did! I'll just have to go to bed really early tonight... Anyway, here is what I found:

I got a bag similar but in red last week and saw it in this sandy brown colour and snapped it up for 3 euros. It's vintage & leather-bargain!

I got these two jumpers for 7 euros! They're nice thin jumpers so it will be great for when it's that slightly chilly weather with some jeans and brogues.

I got these two belts for 1 euro! So chuffed. I hope you've enjoyed my Secondhand Sunday finds this week & feel free to leave me a comment on what you think!
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Secondhand Sunday #2

Secondhand Sunday #2

Happy Sunday all, hope you're having a great weekend! The weather in France at the moment is m-e-r-d-e as they say, well where I'm living anyway. I'm dying to pack up my things and go somewhere down south and start building up my tan. I have three more days of school till summer, three! Well technically, two and a half because in France (most schools) finish at midday on Wednesdays. I'm so excited, you wouldn't believe it. Anyway, I haven't been to a car boot in a while, I've been rather busy and life can get in the way sometimes but I will update as much as I can. Here are what I got and some pictures of the day.

This tooth necklace was 2€ which I managed to haggle some money off as the man selling it originally wanted 5€. I'm getting really good at haggling now! I love this necklace and the gold chain, shark tooth necklaces are really in and look great with a t-shirt & blazer combo.

These were actually bought from a brocante we visited after the car boot where I had a great time chatting with the little old lady that worked there and trying on nearly every pair of earrings she had till I made my mind up. All the jewellery came from a woman, who is now 84 and was a jewellery hoarder (a woman after my own heart!). She had tons of vintage 50s and 40s jewellery including Chanel! The pair I went for were these 40's giant pearl earrings with a gold leaf wrapped around which were 12 € (I managed to haggle off 3 euros may I add).

I got this t-shirt for 2€, it's pretty basic but when styled up (as you can see) it looks pretty cool. I'd style it with my gold chain (which I seem to be adding to everything at the moment), some black skinny jeans, some high heeled Riri sandals & you're good to go.

I'm not sure why I got this (faux) fur collar, but the lady selling it let me have it for free, so I said alrighty then! I think it will nice thrown over any jacket really.

I got this cute little Gatsby-esque scarf for 2€ which I thought was pretty good and it looks really cute tied in my hair when it's up in a bun (I apologise for the terrible quality photos, I was using an old Kodak today, oh dear).

I got this bag for 5€. I normally would want to pay less cause I'm such a cheapskate when it comes to car booties (yes, terrible, I know) but considering its leather, I couldn't really complain! It's so cute & satchels are really in. It fits all my bits & bobs in so it's perfect so I will definitely be using it for my touristy days out this summer.

It was a great day out and I'm now home chilling, ahh bliss. I've got so many exciting things for this blog to come so stay tuned and follow me on Bloglovin for all my updates. I hope you enjoyed my second 'Secondhand Sunday' post and please comment to let me know what you think!
Saturday, June 08, 2013
Carboot Sale Haul

Carboot Sale Haul

Happy Saturday! I hope you're all having a good weekend so far...mine has got off to a good start. I felt really tired yesterday evening after a week of school (in France, I have to get up at joke.) so I had a night in with the family and my sister's friend for dinner. I headed down to a car boot sale in my town this morning with my family and was surprised at how many great little bargains I found:

Shirt 2 (rest of clothes are mine, just an idea of how I'd style it)

Doing an 'Angelina Jolie'

Velvet midi split dress 2€ (necklace featured further down) Thank you to my big sister Rebekah for modeling this!

Daisy print summer dress 2€

Necklace 50 cents

Cream buckle boots 2

Cream Lace bodycon skirt 3€

Afterward, we got some lovely chocolate cake from the patisserie and had a cuppa tea, a well-deserved rest after this car boot I'd say. Stay tuned...
Sunday, June 02, 2013
Secondhand Sunday #1

Secondhand Sunday #1

Hey everyone, a happy month of June! I can't believe we're already halfway through the year! I feel like I haven't done a post in ages either and I've finally been able to sit down, cuppa in hand & tell you what I've been up to. I've just recently gone back to school (yawn) so I literally don't have the time during the week to post, which is sad, because honestly, I enjoy blogging a lot more than I enjoy school. My week was pretty busy and I finally went to see The Great Gatsby. It was just beyond amazing & lived up to all the hype in my opinion.

I had a tough week at school so I enjoyed a chilled weekend which included having a rave in my friends living room to old club tunes in our pajamas (so cool, I know). Saturday was spent seeing my mum's friend for her birthday, accompanied by a nice glass of champers! Then I was waitressing at my parent's B&B on Wednesday for 13 chatty holidaymakers which was a bit chaotic but I got paid & managed to get out to a few car boot sales this weekend & made some great finds! 

Also, I've decided to name my car boot posts 'Secondhand Sunday' where I will post on Sundays (duh) about all the thrifty secondhand things I find. I can't guarantee one every Sunday but I will do my best. I thought it would be a good idea naming it this way cause it'll give something for you lovely followers to look forward to reading on my blog. Here is what I got:

My sister saw this before me & bought this for 3€!  Luckily, she's willing to let me borrow it when I want & put it on my blog! It looks stunning on & made me feel like some rich woman that should be holding a poodle in her arms & wearing jimmy choos...a girl can dream.

I got these four French Vogue magazines plus some kind of photo/poster book all for 2,50 ! The whole lot would originally have cost me about 35 euros so I was really pleased with that. I like looking through magazines, even if they're old issues, as they're great for inspiration & ideas.

I got these for 3 which I thought was pretty good for a pair of practically brand new heels. Stilettos are making their comeback & look great with a pair of skinny jeans!

The woman sold me both pairs for 1€ ! 50 cents each people! They are pretty similar to ones sold in shops at the moment, at much higher prices so I was really chuffed, what a bargain!

My mum actually spotted this cute little travel perfume bottle. We got it for 2€, I think it's very Gatsby'ish & just so dinky & cute. I just need to work out how to get perfume in it first...anybody got a mini funnel?

Necklace- 1€

Necklace- also 1€ . I literally hoard jewellery (as you may have noticed) so I tend to pick up more jewellery than clothes at the moment, only because I haven't found as many clothes I like. This caught my eye straight away, & it would look great with a high neck LBD, shirt, or top & I'm loving the whole Cleopatra look at the moment!

I hope you enjoyed my first 'Secondhand Sunday' post! Stay tuned!