Second hand treasures

Over this past week the charity/car boot gods have been shining down on me! I have got some amazing goodies that I cannot wait to use! Found a brilliant charity shop near my boyfriends house, just a shame I didnt have any money left to buy more!

First up is this pristine kelly bag with a matching purse. I have no idea if its vintage, I need to google the label. But its beautiful and only cost me £4.99! I love Kelly bags, I have a navy one too. They just seem to ladylike.

I got these for 25p each from a bootsale yesterday. I am starting to nest haha, I have no intention of moving out for another 100 years but can't help buy things that I think will go in my own house. I wanted to put bubble bath in these. They will just have to sit in my parents bathroom for the time being.
A vintage Marks and Spencers peter pan collar sheer spotted blouse from a charity shop. This is so pretty. It has a frilly peter pan collar with a pussy bow tie. Only £2.50 so I snapped it up! Its in the wash for the time being but I cant wait to wear it. I think I might wear it to The Wombats in the next few weeks.

A selection of jewellery from bootsales and charity shops. The cameo necklace was from the charity shop in my boyfriends part of town. I love cameos, starting to build up a collection! The two rings and brooch on the left were from a bootsale yesterday and cost 50p each. The rings are adjustable so they fit perfectly. The green stone brooch on the right cost £2 from a rubbish bootsale last week. It was full of people selling electrical goods and prams.

Finally I brought two books for 99p each from my favourite Oxfam charity shop. I always buy my books from here, its only since I have joined Gems book club that I have beginning to buy new again. They always have such an amazing selection of books.Anyone else find any second hand bargain over the weekend? How exciting is it that car boots have started up again!

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Fashion Icon Friday - Eva Mendes

Fashion Icon Friday - Eva MendesEva Mendes is an American actress famous for staring in films such as 2 Fast 2 Furious, Stuck on You, We Own the Night and Hitch where I first came across her. She is a supporter of PETA and has starred in a naked campaign titled "Fur? I'd rather go naked". She also appeared in The Strokes video "The end has no end".
Another star that proves you do not have to flash everything in order to be noticed. She proves that you can make it in showbusinesses without falling out of taxis and flashing your lady garden for everyone to see. She always looks so elegant and polished. Her make up is flawless without being caked on and her hair is always perfect.
I dont think that I have seen her in a mindress, instead she prefers to wear dresses to the knee or just above. She seems to favor a 50's silhouette and places emphasis on her tiny waist. What I wouldn't do to have a pair of pins like that!I adore this outfit that she wore to the Golden Globes in 2009, the necklace looks amazing against her skin and is such a good contrast to the dress. She has not over done it on the accessories. This outfit is pure elegance.
All images are taken from google.

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Scallop edges

I have decided I am in love with scallop edging, there is just something so pretty and feminine about it. It seems to make a piece of clothing a hundred times more beautiful. I think I need some additions for my wardrobe.
Some items that I am lusting over but will most probably not be mine due to my poor wage packet.
Topshop
I would love to wear this shirt with a pair of high wasited bleached demin shorts in the summer. I would just add tights in the colder months to the outfits. I love the contast of the black collar. To be honest its not actually badly priced at £24. In fact its a bargain for Topshop. I might treat myself next month, I have done so much overtime this month I am due a monster pay packet. Topshop
Ahhh these shorts, I have seen them in so many magazines recently and its only intensified my need for them! The colour is amazing in real life and just screams summer to me. I think I would pair them with a black body and black platforms to let the shorts do the talking. They are £34.

Topshop
Again these tops are not badly priced for Topshop at £15. The only thing that had stopped me from buying them is the fact that I do not know what colour to choose! They are all so pretty! On my way to uni today I spotted replicas in a local boutique for only £8. Practically the exact top! Its a lovely coral colour, I think I might accidently go back on my lunch break and buy it!
Dorothy Perkins
I love the colour of this shift dress. It is such a lovely vibrant colour. It is such a simple and chic design, prefect to wear to work. It is priced at £33.
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