Monday, 24 May 2010

Brown paper packages tied up with string...


...those are a few of my favourite things :).

Who doesn't love receiving parcels in the post? I woke up the other morning with this delightfully wrapped parcel sitting on the kitchen table. It was from Amy, the writer of The Lonely Teapot :). I won a competition on her blog a while ago, and the prize was this pretty bow brooch and vintage bag. I've actually been on the lookout for a nice brooch for a while now, with the sole intention of pinning it to my orange cardigan - a nice bit of 'granny chic' never goes amiss!

Before opening the parcels I just had to take a photo of them - aren't they beautiful? Inside the box was the bow brooch, pinned to a doily - such a delight to open up! Thanks Amy :D.

I found this Topshop skater dress at a carboot the other week for £1.50. It was SUCH a bargain - I'm pretty sure they're still for sale at full price in the shops!

Apart from school work and revision, I've been indulging in the nice weather recently (taking photos in a cashmere cardigan in this heat was rather uncomfortable!). I went carbooting yesterday, followed by an impromptu trip to the sea side for a picnic. Oh, and I've just sent off a roll of film to be developed - if any of the photos came out, I'll be sure to post them up here!

Sadie xxx

27 comments:

Shabna said...

So so so cute! <3 xxx

Sam said...

You really are the cutest thing ever, aren't you?!
Looking at this outfit makes me want to listen to Kate Nash and dress up all girly and cute with my latest addiction: my boater hat.
I really love love love this dear!

Saoirse said...

I love love love this outfit!

Wanderlust said...

What a charming look! I also love the blooming flowers!

SophieSweetVintage said...

Lucky you! I love that brooch. You look pretty as always :)

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

What a sweet brooch. Love the colour of your cardigan. The whole outfit is just perfect!

Liset said...

That skaterdress is such a great found! Also love the brooch :)

paroodija said...

gorgeous post! :))

pkjb said...

such a cute outfit - im so into little socks with brogues and sandals these days. . . and the brooch looks lovely - ck :) x

Helen said...

oh the brooch is lovely! and wow, that skirt is a bargain, i really need to go to a car boot sale

Jessica said...

super adorable and lovely! :D

Miranda said...

Wow that dress for only 1,50? Good job!

Amy said...

It's weird seeing pictures of what you won, I don't know why! Ahah, glad you liked them :)

Love how you're wearing the brooch!

xxxx

Blair said...

I posted a little about you on my blog. Hope that's OK!

Love,
Blair

Catita said...

the dress is so nice and indeed what a deal! like how you match it with the shoes and socks!
Catita
http://catindreamland.blogspot.com/

Jen said...

Such a gorgeous package - there's something utterly magical about brown paper packages tied up with string...! :) x

ana said...

oh, that bow is just the cutest thing!

Sit Under the Apple Tree said...

Oh goodness, I have just found your blog and I adore it! You're my new style icon! And also I live in the Southwest too...in Bristol actually, I'm a student - it's lovely to see another blogger who lives nearby! The brooch and cardi combination is lovely - off to read your archives!

t a l i s h a said...

the bow pin is so cute.. i am a big fan of anything bow myself!

韋于倫成 said...

河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。..................................................

Nina Saiful said...

Love the brooch and the hat! Great combination especially with those shoes and socks :D

http://classiquecherie.blogspot.com

Lizzie said...

love your style!!!

sophiemakesthings said...

ah! lovely outfit, good old car boot bargains :) I love getting pretty packages in the post, congratulations on winning! :) xxx

L said...

Adorable! Love the broach :)
I wish all packages and post looked like that.
L x
fashionlooksnorth.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

A beautiful outfit!

Danielle said...

This outfit is ADORABLE!! I am loving your blog. Following now!

Miss Woody said...

gorgeous outfits sadie !