Thursday, 5 August 2010

Motel 'Recycle & Reinvent' Shorts


With university looming, I really ought to be saving up for such boring things as supermarket shops and electricity bills. Unfortunately for my future wellbeing, I keep finding beautiful clothes at temptingly bargainalicious prices, and of course, inevitably end up taking them home to add to my already overflowing wardrobe.

One such item is this pair of Motel 'Recycle & Reinvent' shorts - amazingly, I (think) they were made from an old flannel shirt. According to the label, 'each garment is handpicked, unpicked and reinvented, to change the future'. Even better was the price - just £7.50 in the sale! They had a pair in every colour/pattern imaginable, but I went for these ones as they seem to go with the largest amount of things.

Anyway, I feel like they're justified as a purchase on many levels, as apart from the price and the fact that they're upcycled, they'll come in very handy in October when I plan to be riding my bicycle everywhere: and you can't ride a bicycle in a skirt!



Vintage Silk Shirt - £6
Vintage Jumper - £2
Motel Shorts - £7.50
Vintage Belt - Can't remember!
Vintage Sunglasses - 20p
Loafers - €10

I paired them with my silk shirt and loafers from my previous post, as well as my favourite jumper and belt. The bag you see is a vintage music satchel - I mainly included it because it matches the shorts so well! haha.

Sadie xxx

P.S. I keep forgetting to mention it, but I'm on the Elizabeth Lau website! See if you can spot me!

47 comments:

Style Goddesses said...

The music satchel is gorgeous! And I know what you mean about saving up for uni, it's such a nightmare, especially with all these sales going on ...
Love your haircut, by the way.
– Sanchia xxx

SophieSweetVintage said...

Nice shorts! I love flannel :)

Svenja said...

I really like your outfit, especially the shorts. What great bargains!

Rosie said...

fabulous outfit! I love the collar peeping through!

adin_22 (陳亞任) said...

Love the outfit.....and I'm so obsessed with your sunglasses....

Justice Pirate said...

these shorts are quite lovely!! These photos are too.

Sit Under the Apple Tree said...

Totally agree, Sadie! My savings are dwindling despite rent payments looming! Where are you heading off to uni? Hopefully a bike friendly city :)
I love the shorts, so cute. I go to uni in Bristol, so am always popping into Motel (oops again!)

disconaplondon said...

I've loved all of your outfits recently and I think the haircut really sets off the little collars and things. I'm so impressed that you make loads of your stuff yourself!

thelonelyteapot. said...

This outfit is simply gorgeous. I love how you pair your items together so they fit so well. From the collar sticking out over the lovely jumper to the checked shorts and the loafers, such a good look!
:)

xxxx

Velvet said...

Gorgeous outfit! I love it.

Hannah said...

I just can't get past the peter pan collar, it's just too darn cute!!

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Tilly said...

Ah ha the shorts are lovely! It's way more fun spending money than it is saving it...but the shorts are most definitely worth it!

ohh whereabouts are you on the site?! I couldn't find you anywhere ha ha! xxx

Bea said...

Great blog! I just stumbled on it today and I am definitely following. Your loafers are awesome and I hope to thrift a pair like that one day. Silk shirt is pretty too.

I like the sound of those upcycled shorts. It's an inspired idea :)

B from A plus B

arnique said...

I love the plaid shorts. They are exactly what I've been looking for the last few months. Great collegiate outfit. :)

A from A + B in the Sea

Lilpixie said...

Love those shorts!

文王廷 said...

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WeShop said...

I love the shirt and jumper together like that. And your hair is FAB! Love it. xx
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Tami said...

I am so in love with the collar. It is soo adorable!I just made a blog today, so I was wondering if you can check it out when you have time. Thanks !

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perfectionishuman said...

i love your makeup.. if your wearing any? if you are then it looks amazingly natural..and if you're not, then im jealous! x

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Graciela y Laura said...

I like your clothes :) kiss!

Kate said...

Nice! Blimey It must be so good to have the whole university thing down though, I am all over the shop with that one. I realise that I hate prospectuses.
Which one is it that is looming by the way? x
cheap kicks.

Meghan said...

Lovely outfit, I really adore it.

Amelia said...

I love your collar! This whole combination is perfect.

crazypig said...

Stunning outfit! The collar is just awesome, so is your short ♥
Your blog inspires me a lot! ^^

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Rio said...

Super cute shorts! Awesome blog; I am now following! :) Love your hair by the way!
(http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com)

麗王王珠 said...

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minnja said...

oh this is a fabulous look.

Great blog.

LOVE & HUGS
minnja

http://minnja.blogspot.com/

iris loves fashion said...

Love that shorts and your blog in general!
:-)

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Amanda "Creamy" Apriani said...

I love your outfits!! And your new hair cut :)

Amanda "Creamy" Apriani
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Twitter : caramel_manda

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xxx

Ashlee said...

this is such a lovely outfit.
i really like rich, dark colors...the navy and burgandy together are just perfect.

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jay said...

They are very cute. I love your hair, by the way.

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Irene Colzi said...

I really love your pants!

Irene's Closet

Leigh said...

LOVE this outfit...especially since it was thrifted!

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sophiemakesthings said...

Ah, bargainalicious :) Such a good word! That's quite amazing that the shorts used to be a shirt. I love the outfit too, the collar and your hair are looovely! Hope you're very excited about university :) x

21 said...

Gorgeous outfit, love the shorts and shoes! :)

robyn x

abigail oliveros said...

WHAT A LOVELY OUTFIT!
you are such an adorable girl and you blog is very lovely.

with great love
abigail

Suz said...

love these shorts!

Maddy Routon said...

your hair and your style are both absolutely adorable ♥ you are brilliant!

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fashion blog said...

very nice pictures!
I really like it !

soft said...

this is really cool shorts thanks for sharing