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Thursday, 9 August 2012

Outfit Post | Shopping the Vintage Stash | Issue #1

As you’ll probably already know, there’s posts/vids floating around our blogosphere of ‘shopping the stash’; which involves rooting through your old makeup and beauty collection to find hidden gems you’d forgotten about.
Well, I thought why not be a rebel and mix things up a little? (I’m not really a rebel, I’m just trying to sound cool, and I know I’m not). Without further ado I introduce to you… ‘Shopping the Vintage Stash’.

Being a tad vintage obsessed, well not just vintage, anything second hand really, this sort of thing is right up my street. More often than not, you’ll find me in a charity shop or hurrying around a local car boot sale. I had a little rummage through my wardrobe to put together a purely vintage outfit. This is what I found…


The playsuit is actually my mum’s old undies. HA, that sounds so gross when you write it down, but yes it’s true. Apparently, in the ‘olden days’ (mum, if you’re reading, I’m sorry ;)) the ladies used to wear these under their clothing as opposed to knickers and bras; talk about VPL, jeez. Naturally, I nabbed it as soon as I spotted it and I think it’s rather wonderful really. The soft silky fabric means it’s suitable for summer attire, or can be teamed with a big woolly knit for the colder months. 


These original suede Santa Fe cowboy boots are from the yummy ladies over at Annie and the Mannequins. If you haven’t heard of them before, you should definitely check them out; some really gorgeous vintage finds! I think I paid around £20 for these and I pretty much live in them. The quality is perfect, and they’re so comfy.

This leather clutch bag has to be one of my favourite ever vintage finds. Its intricate detailing is breath taking; the Egyptian print is raised and I love the delicate touch of the wicker framing. £2 is all I paid for this, from a local carboot; totally worth it right?

My pearl earrings are pretty much permanently fixed to my ears, and also used to belong to my mum! (there's a trend here..) I think they're so cute.

Lastly, the necklace. It means such a lot to me, it was a gift from my beautiful nan; and the photo inside is of her wonderful self and me when I was just a wee nipper.

All in all, this outfit cost me a grand total of £22! What do you think guys, have I convinced you to shop your vintage stash? You might surprise yourself with what you find :) watch this space for issue #2...

94 comments:

Lauren Smith said...

I'm so glad you sent me your link from #bbloggers as I've fallen in love with your blog and have been avidly reading back logs of your posts all evening! You're absolutely stunning and I love the way you have styled your hair in this post as well wanting to own/steal pretty much your entire outfit especially that to die for playsuit!! xx

Chloe Murray said...

You look absolutely beautiful! This is a lovely idea as well :) x

Sarah P said...

You look absolutely stunning in this outfit! :) The 'playsuit' is gorgeous! You've inspired me to go and have a route around my Mum's wardrobe!

xx

Keyta Hawkins said...

This is very pretty!
- Keyta x

Sara said...

Lovely post, you look beautiful doll xx

Lauren Jay said...

You look super hootttttt! Can't believe that is supposed to be underwear... Cray! X

Daisycakes said...

Such a cute outfit, I ADORE that playsuit! Why doesn't my mum have cool old undies I can steal!?xxx
www.daisycakes-daisycakes.blogspot.co.uk

Tami said...

This outfit is amazing! SUCH a good idea as well, aw :D you look beautiful Megs <3 Gonna route through my mum's drawers to try and find a good pair o' undies to wear. HA, that sounded so wrong. LOGGGGY xxxxxxxx

Sophie ★ said...

wow you look amazing, i LOVE that playsuit :)

sophierosehearts.blogspot.co.uk

x

WonderfulYou said...

Okay, what the hell!! How did I miss your link on bbloggers?! Just had a look at your blog and it's amazing :) I have no idea what you're on about miss absolutely gorgeous amazing fashion sense goddess haha. *trots off to perve a bit more at Oh Little Red*

p.s. thank you for the lovely comment :) xxx

WonderfulYou said...

Thanks Chloe :D xx

WonderfulYou said...

Do it Sarah! :) hope you find something wonderful! xx

WonderfulYou said...

Thanks Keyta xx

WonderfulYou said...

Ohh thank you Sara :) xxx

WonderfulYou said...

Haha, more like Durteh. ;) xx

WonderfulYou said...

haha, it's fine, you can borrow some of my mum's ;) xx (not really that's a bit weird)

WonderfulYou said...

DOH Tami <3 you are so nawtee. Just wear a LOG you'd look totally amazing you know xxxx

WonderfulYou said...

Ahhh thank you so much Sophie :) xxx

Rachael madeupoflittlethings said...

Gorgeous bag! Was it really £2 or was that a typo??

Rachael x

madeupoflittlethings.com

WonderfulYou said...

You read it right lovey, £2 from a local car boot :D STEAL xx

Angelica said...

The whole outfit looks great, wish I could find such a great things in my mum wardrobe. x

WonderfulYou said...

thank you lovely :) ahh I know, she did have quite a lovely stash of stuff!xx

Hev said...

Not many people could get away with posing in their underwear! Haha. I think I need to shop my mum's stash and see if she has any hidden gems! She's forever telling me "oh I used to have something like that when I was younger" or "I had an amazing vintage leather satchel but I threw it out..." shocking behaviour!
Such a lovely post idea xxx

Kfedland said...

I put my hand up and vote that you Miss lovely beautiful pretty and super stylish Megan do more outfit posts.
This playsuit is hawt, and I bet your mama looked hot too (not that I'm thinking dirty thoughts at all... That sounds sarcastic. But I genuinely am not!). I love a bit of polka dots, I'm always a sucker for it. Amen to the vintage and charity shops.. You just can't go wrong :) xx

nicolina(: said...

I've been following your blog for quite a while and it's hands down one of my favourites! Your posts are always so entertaining and you seem like a great person, just thought I'd let you know haha xx (Cant believe that your playsuit is one of your mum's old undies, it's stunning! You look amazing)

jennawant said...

Those SHOES! To die for.

http://wearepinkpeople.blogspot.co.uk/ xxx

Dearest Lou said...

Megan you look like a model! I love everything about this outfit<3

Samantha Betteridge said...

You are so naturally pretty! You look amazing :) xx

WonderfulYou said...

Gah Hev, it's so frustrating isn't it. My mum was like 'Oh, I had about 5 pairs of those disco pants, but I chucked them years ago' GOOD ONE MUM. Thankfully she kept her underwear haha ;) xx

Camilla said...

those boots are awesome!

xo Camilla

Into The Fold

WonderfulYou said...

Haha, your comments always put a big fat grin on my face :) you are so direthhh ;) For you, I may do a few more cheeky outfit posts...maybe. xxx

WonderfulYou said...

That's such a lovely comment, thank you! :) gosh, i've never been called entertaining before, please tell my boyfriend haha! xxx

WonderfulYou said...

They're amazing aren't they :D xx

WonderfulYou said...

Oh gosh, I wish! Thank you so much xxx

WonderfulYou said...

Ohh thank you lovely, what a nice comment!xxx

WonderfulYou said...

YES Camilla :D I love them too xxx

smozzy said...

love all your posts but an outfit post of yours is the best!
smozzy
xxx
http://youonlyliveonceenjoyit.blogspot.co.uk/

WonderfulYou said...

Awh, thank you so much! I always feel like a bit of a plonker posing for the camera!xx

Lauren said...

THOSE BOOTS!!! I'm actually in love!
You are gorgeous!
xo

iamlaurenpotts.blogspot.co.uk

WonderfulYou said...

Eee, Lauren I love them too! Have you heard of AATM? They're amazing. xxx

Alice ♥ said...

This whole outfit is GORGEOUS, especially the bag! I'm always so jealous of people who manage to find such beautiful things at car boots etc, for such a brilliant price!

Alice :) xxxxxxxxxx

http://heartsandsparks.blogspot.com

WonderfulYou said...

Thank you Alice :) I really love the bag. You do have to have a good root around, but there's so many gems to be discovered, you've just got to have patience! :) xxx

Nic Tokyo said...

Hi, I love the dress!! and I love your makeup too, you look lovely!

http://nicoleintokyo.blogspot.jp/

WonderfulYou said...

Thanks sweets!xx

Alice said...

Those boots are gorgeous! I'm actually so jealous of them haha. I love the playsuit too - far too nice to be undies xoxo

WonderfulYou said...

I <3 them so much Alice! Hope you're well lovey xxx

Katie Frank said...

Firstly I'd love to say that you look perfect. It's one of my favourite outfits of you. It's just wow. I adore those shoes. they are so unique. I just love them. this dress is also amazing, this print is very interesting. + your earrings, those are just... wow <3 so vintage. everything look perfect <3
would you like to let me know what do you think about my last post on my blog? i just really care of your opinion <3 it would be honour. thank you, much love,
katie.
http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

Farrah said...

Great outfit, I especially like your boots!

Kaz said...

As if that playsuit is actually underwear! Your mum and the other ladies of that generation were definitely missing a trick wearing beauties like that underneath their clothes where the world couldn't see them.
Kaz x

CharlMathews said...

Wow you look beautiful! Ha couldn't believe it when you said that the playsuit was underwear... Crazy how times change hey?! Love the boots :)

www.somethingspecialtosay.blogspot.co.uk

Charlotte
xox

Laura Collins said...

I love that playsuit! It's sooo cute! x

olivia grace said...

you are SO gorgeous lovely, and without sounding weird- in your videos you have the most lovely speaking voice! xxx

Melanie Jane said...

You look amazing in this, can't believe it used to be your Mum's undies, haha. To be fair though, I would definitely have nicked it given have the chance, wherever it came from! Love those boots and the clutch, both gorgeous statement pieces. Great idea for a post!
Mel x


http://melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

Rebecca Miriam said...

beautiful!
I'm your new follower on gf, youtube and later on instagram (if i don't forget..)!
I love, love your picture on the top right of your blog :)

xx, rebecca
awayinparadise.blogspot.com

Adele said...

Adore your polka dot playsuit!
Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
http://www.intotheblonde.com/

le monde de skadiida said...

beautiful outfit! (:

xx

skadiida.blogspot.com

WonderfulYou said...

Thank you :) xx

WonderfulYou said...

Thank you Adele, hope you have a lovely weekend too!xx

WonderfulYou said...

Awh thank you Rebecca :) xx

WonderfulYou said...

Hi Mel, thanks for such a lovely comment :) haha, I've got two others that were her undies as well! xx

WonderfulYou said...

Oh gosh Liv thank you so much, that's a massive big fat compliment from you lovely lady. Haha, that doesn't sound weird, although my voice is so whiny, I don't know how you could think it was lovely!xx

WonderfulYou said...

Thanks Laura!xx

WonderfulYou said...

I know Charlotte, imagine actually wearing this under your clothes! Mental. xx

WonderfulYou said...

Haha, I know Kaz, mum was saying how she wished it still fitted her! hmm..I'm glad it doesn't ;D xx

WonderfulYou said...

Thank you Farrah, me too :D xx

WonderfulYou said...

Awh Katie, what a lovely comment. Thank you so much, made me blush!! I will definitely have a look at your latest blog post :) xxx

garde said...

I hope you like my style
forever...fran

http://www.showroomdegarde.blogspot.com.es/2012/07/sport-outfit.html

k come karolina said...

fantastic style! i love it!!!



xoxo from rome
K.
kcomekarolina.com

Denise said...

what a nice idea!!!! I love your outfit, the playsuit you chose is so pretty and such a cute polka-dot print!!!! it just suits you really well!!! everything from the boots to your pearl earrings is beautiful! gorgeous outfit!

Denise said...

I want to add that the earrings look unique and special and I love them!!! haha I was just fascinated by them!

Forbrukslån på dagen said...

Lovely style and you are beautiful!Also your hair makes jealous! What color is it? It really really suits you !you for your lovely blog!

WonderfulYou said...

Awh thank you so much :) My hair is a dark brown with a red tinge to it :) xx

WonderfulYou said...

Haha, what a lovely comment, thank you. I love these earrings too :) a little bit different to your typical pearls :) xx

WonderfulYou said...

Ahh thank you lovely :D xx

Second Hand Rose said...

I love your outfit and the print of the top is so cute! I love your boots and jewellery too, great style! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

Anonymous said...

I love your outfit your so gorgeous,why cant i look like you?:( dont mean to sound weird.haha.much love from California:)! x

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