I wouldn’t say I was a vintage expert, but I do know a thing or two about bargain hunting. My most recent bargain is this vintage Ralph Lauren mens shirt. I love over sized shirts and spotted this one a mile off. If you saw on my Insta stories you’d have seen me trying out how to wear it. The prep look is something I can easily pull together with a subtle jumper over a shirt. As soon as the sun is out you can best believe that this shirt will be worn with shorts and sunglasses. Sat on a beach somewhere, hopefully with a drink in my hand.
Shot in a blue bell wood – Pamphill
Photo cred – Hayden
Jeans- Primark | Shirt – Ralph Lauren (vintage) | Jumper – And Other Stories | Shoes – Converse* ( via Footway)
Finding vintage dresses to wear this summer has become my favourite past time. I scooped this one a few weeks ago along with two others that I can’t wait to show you. The capped sleeves, the original cream buttons, it’s a vintage dream. I was super tempted to cut the hem shorter, but love the more conservative look at the length it is.
Paired with burnt orange/red slippers which are all over the shops at the moment. Mine are Primark and were such a bargain, I’ve my eye one a pair from Public Desire, that are way more extra then these. A wicker basket that is fit for a summer in Italy or at your local beach. Of course you need a pair of purple glasses. They defuse the the orange tone in the sun light, which means you can actually walk around without squinting, also no need to take them off when stopping into stores to buy water and ice-cream.
The ultimate vintage summer look.
shoes – Primark
bag – similar
glasses – Romwe
After next week, there will be alot of new posts coming your way. How to shop vintage and where. Summer looks, stay-cations, vacations, university and a “mature student”, Vinted Everything.
Off out to dinner with the girls for one of my best friends birthday dinner. I never get the opportunity to get dressed up, I’m normally sat on the train doing work to and from university, in the comfiest clothes I can find.
Dress – Vintage
Jacket* – LOTD.com (now in the sale)
Heels – Henry Holland (similar here, here)
Lipstick – Topshop Beguiled
Sunglasses – Romwe
Dungarees have been in every store these past few years. Each season brings a new twist to the game. I’m really into this trend but did’t want to look like every Bert and Harry walking down the street in dungarees so I scooped up this little gem from a vintage kilo sale.
A denim pinafore.
If you’ve not been to a kilo sale you have to go, you pay by the weight of the item and come away with something no one else has. They are the perfect way of sprucing your wardrobe without hitting the bank to hard.
I went full 90’s mixing the denim pinafore with a striped t-shirt, trainers and colourful sport socks. The a-line dress with the pockets is so 90’s and the little strap on the side.
Sunglasses – Steve Madden || Jacket – Vintage (alternative) || Pinafore – Vintage (alternative) || t-shirt – Zara || Trainers – Converse || Necklace Charms – Topshop
Photo : H
Taken in and around Bournemouth Gardens.
Have you guys been on the Bournemouth Wheel yet? the views are spectacular.
I love the yellow of my sunglasses mixed with the yellow of my top and finished off with my yellow gold shoes. A super yellow themed outfit. Yellow isn’t a colour I thought I could get away with, with my hair and skin tone but I absolutely love the combo.
I can’t take these shoes off, they are so beautiful, I think they spice up any outfit. I get the odd compliment when I wear them too, which is a bonus.
I made this silk holder top out of a vintage scarf when i was about 16 and love it. The vibrant yellow/green and the bold flower pattern are a needed statement to this outfit.
Top – Vintage DIY || Cami – Zara || Jeans – Primark || Shoes – Next || Jacket – Baum und Pferdgarten || Sunglasses – Steve Madden || Bag – Lulu Guinness || Choker – Gift
Photos taken in Bournemouth (photo credit: Julia)
I unconsciously dressed to match the weather, the fog has been around all day. So this ootd post looks very moody, and my hair looks extra bright. Golden hair, golden shoes.
I love wearing blue, can you tell? It’s one of my favourite colours and I can’t get enough. My cardigan is a new edition too, it’s a family cardigan. (that sounds odd) My grandma, aunty and mum have all worn it and now it’s mine to wear. I love it to pieces. It looks like late 80’s /early 90’s knit with its heart panels.
Shoes – Next || Jeans – New Look || Belt – M&S || Jacket – Baum und Pferdgarten || Cardigan – Wear Rowan Denim || Necklace – Glenda Lopez || Sunglasses – Steve Madden
Thanks for reading.
Photo credit | Poppy
Mix and match vibrant colours in the photography studio at uni. Poppy and I stayed after class was over to take outfit photos. Most of this outfit is vintage, either from charity shops or vintage fairs. The little golf broach I’ve had for years.
My modern take on 60’s/70’s/80’s style.
70’s Knitted top – Tesco
Jacket – Vintage (alternatives)
Boots – Primark (great alternatives)
Jeans – New Look
Earrings – Vintage |Lou Lou’s Vintage fair (here)
Halloween is just over and I wasted no time in getting my Winter/ Christmas Jumper out. I’ve had this one for a couple of years and love the little penguins on the bottom. I can already tell that I’m going to be living in this Jumper until new year.
Jumper – Similar super cute ones, here, here
Jeans – New Look
Jacket – Baum und Pferdgarten
Bag – Carara Designs
Earrings – New Look
Nails – New Look
I wore my trusted black loafers as always.
photos taken by my lovely boyfriend X.
The Curly Haired Girl turned one of the 21st of April! Last year I wasn’t happy with the content I was creating on my old blog, I didn’t know what my next move was. How was I to move forward with my old content lurking around? I couldn’t, so I made the bold step to start again, from scratch!!
thecurlyhariedgirl.org.uk was launched and I started to think about what I wanted to share more seriously.
My plans for Year Two: Go to more blogger events and to start university in September, and get my hair sorted so that I’m happy with it.
Fortunately the 21st was also date night, so myself and the boy headed to 7Bone in Bournemouth I ordered the Shuffle to the Straight Time and he went for Prince Charles is overrated.
The money shot! ( a little on the cold side but it was packed so it’s ok) Of course I had the dirty fries, I want bottles and bottles of the stuff.
dress – Boohoo < almost identical
jacket- Vintage similar
bag- vintage Calvin Klein similar
thank you for reading for a whole year!!!!