New in my Etsy Shop: Vintage Accessories

Do you love vintage jewellery and accessories? I do, and you’ll often see me wearing items in outfit posts and on my Instagram.  Often its hard to find pieces – they are getting rarer and rarer, and more and more collectable. I have just added some fantastic items to my Etsy vintage shop this week!

 

Here’s a selection of whats currently on offer – I have pieces from the 1950’s right through to the 1980’s. They make a great present too if you’re looking of a gift thats a bit different.

For a Mad Men style look these vintage brooches are just perfect… 

diamante cameo style brooch – £10.00
  
diamante bow design brooch – £10.00
 
set of 2 leaf brooches – £12.50
 

Love modernist style? Then this signed 1960’s Pewter pendant by Norwegian designer Eivind Hillest could be for you… 

Eivind Hillest pewter pendant – £30.00
 

Or how about a fabulous 1960’s beaded necklace? I adore the colour of this one… 

3 stranded beaded necklace – £10.00
 

Love the quirky style of the 1980’s? This necklace would look fantastic with its pop of bright colour…

disc bead necklace – £8.50
 

For a bit of fun, retro earrings are perfect…and you don’t even need pierced ears! 

diamante and glass bead earrings – £10.00
cascade earrings – £7.50
 

Don’t forget how well bracelets add interest to an outfit too…

delicate enameled bracelet – £10.00
  
flower & glass bead bracelet – £10.00

Can’t resist a handbag? Be unique and pick a vintage one… 
60’s sequin disc evening bag – £12.50
  
80’s real leather clutch bag – £15.00
  
80’s Suzy Smith evening bag – £15.00
  
60’s box coin purse – £7.50
 

Find the full range of all my vintage items and more details on all the items seen on todays blog in my Etsy shop ‘Always a Blue Sky Girl’ here.

BOB by DOP Pop Up Shop

When I heard the Dawn O’Porter was launching another BOB pop up shop to tie in with Septembers London Fashion Week I jumped at the change to visit. Last season when it was in Seven Dials I hadn’t been able to get into London and had been really disappointed I had missed it.

The shop is located on Newburgh Street just off of Carnaby Street.  

As well as her BOB range (new and last season items that are now in the sale) there’s a fantastic range of handpicked vintage clothing ranging from around £40 up to over £500. If you’re wondering what £500 buys you it buys the most AMAZING designer Courreges cream floor length cape that I looked at in awe… And then there was my dream skirt – the ‘Jane’ paper planes skirt. It has a print featuring stationary, Fab lollies, paper planes and Wotsits!!!! Do you remember I blogged about it back in December? Even though it is utterly wonderful, at £180 I just couldnt justify the cost while I am at home with my son and not earning much…
  

But as it was last season its now in the sale and with 70% off noless! In the shop they only had a small and large and even though I managed to squeeze myself into the small it was very tight – I’d say the small is a size  8/10 whereas the medium is more a 10/12. Dawn was really helpful and suggested I ordered it online and the next day I did just that! With delivery charges it came to £59.50.

It arrived beautifully packaged in tissue paper and in this gorgeous black box…Here is a close up of its brilliant Karen Mabon designed print – perfectly observed if you attended school in the 80s/early 90s…  

And this is me in the skirt I’ve coveted for far too long… The newer designs of this skirt are now sized in generic dress sizes 8-14 which I think makes it much easier to find your size. Find the new designs here.   

When I visited Dawn was in store and greeted me with a cheery “Hi! Ooh I LOVE your skirt!” (I was wearing a long leopard print maxt skirt) She was lovely and really helpful and chatty. I had to get my photo taken with her too – I love her TV shows and follow her avidly on Instagram. She is wearing the BOB ‘Kirstin’ dress here – the Toucan filled tropical print is adorable and you can buy it via the website here

  

Get down there quick before it shuts its doors till next season…

BOB boutique: 8 Newburgh Street, London
Monday to Saturday 10am-7pm 
Sunday 12pm-5pm