Monday, 8 March 2010

A Vintage Satchel


Firstly: again, I have to apologise for the lack of posts over the last week. Unfortunately, this history coursework just has to take priority! So if I don't blog for a few days, then thats where I'll be - at my desk scibbling away. The deadline's in 3 weeks time and I absolutely can't wait for it to be out of the way. Aaah...

Hopefully I'll finally finish my post on sewing tips in the near future, but for the time-being, I thought I'd show you my most recent purchase (bought at lunchtime today!). I've actually had my eye on this satchel for a few months now - I first saw it back in January, hanging all alone on the side of a dusty shelf of bric-a-brac in a local antique shop. It has had a place in my heart ever since, so I went back to buy it today. And how much did it cost? £3! Bargain.

I love the buckle detail :).

Floral Grandad Shirt - H&M
Skirt - Homemade
Cardigan - Jaeger via A Charity Shop
Velvet Blazer - Charity Shop
Belt - Vintage
Shoes - Clarks
Satchel - Antique Shop

I'm so glad to be re-united with this top. It has been buried in my wardrobe for about a year! Don't you just love finding long-lost items of clothing?

Sadie xxx

32 comments:

Blair said...

Great outfit, I love the belt! :)

<3

Helen said...

yes, i love finding new clothes i haven't worn in ages :) it feels like having something new.

briannelee said...

LOVE the bag! Great find!

sophiemakesthings said...

Gosh you manage to find such wonderful things so cheaply! amazing bag & outfit :) I wish I could sew lovely long floaty dresses too! and in answer to your comment, I was one of the people in the very garish pink 'London Fashion Weekend' T-shirts standing at doors with maps and handing out show bags and things :) I sort of ran past and recognised your coat! Unfortunately though I was on a mission to find someone so I couldn't say hello... glad you enjoyed it though! xxx

India said...

It looks great! xx

cait harri said...

You lucky girl, what a great find!

Ire A. said...

This satchel is soo cute!

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x

amyyyyy. said...

I love this outfit! You've given me some lovely ideas on how I should wear my velvet blazer :')

xxxx

Miranda said...

Cute bag! Can't wait for your sewingtips post!

Faux Naif said...

ohmygoodness, that bag is AMAZING! i can't believe you got it for 3 quid. that is beyond lucky. i've been looking for a similar one for ages and just can't seem to find a nice vintage one anywhere at all.

good luck with all the history!

Kate said...

I love finding things I've forgotten about! Love the bag too, it's gorgeous, and will go with everything! xx

Fashion Mini said...

i love the bag :)

Veren Lee said...

love your top and bag!
u look so beautiful

xoxo,
veren .a little princess.

Lemondrop Marie said...

You have the best coloring for that blue! Pretty! and the bag is fabulous.

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Chloe said...

I love the look with the orange cardigan

Lily said...

Gorgeous bag. It's so hard to find decent vintage stuff in Australia. Very jealous!

Gracie. said...

Pretty bag.. :D

Parapluie said...

Such a pretty bag!

Jen said...

Gorgeous bag. You find (and make) the best things!

Rachel said...

ugh, that bag is GORGEOUS. I'm a little jealous. I want a nice satchel SO bad. And yeah, rediscovering old clothes is awesome. Similarly, I also like finding things in my mom's closet to steal.

Looby said...

can I please borrow your whole outfit??! you look lovely! (as always)

looby xx

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Reverie said...

An utter bargain, lucky girl!

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great bag!

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Diana said...

What a cute blog!!!
Love the satchel, really an amazing find, and the prize..incredible!
And I also love your cute floral shirt :)

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Rachel said...

cuuute satchel! the long-lost items of clothing thing doesnt happen to me, i dont have enough clothes for that to happen! hahaha:) x

http://rachel-kay.blogspot.com

Charlotte said...

Gorgeous satchel! Looks a bit like a saddle bag,definitely an amazing find.

mischa babel said...

great bag! <3

Sanja Lydia said...

You are so cute! I am following you for a while.. ;)

Leah said...

your blog has SERIOUSLY inspired me to get back into fashion and start scouring thrift shops. I wish I had your knack for it though, you have a gorgeous style. I followed & bookmarked you as well, good luck with the school work hun :)

Leah xo
gwendolynloves.blogspot.com

Amelia said...

That satchel is just fantastic! I'm loving the shirt, too.