Monday, 2 August 2010

Strawberries and Cream :)


= Proper English summer food.

(I don't actually like strawberries and cream, haha, but I do love strawberries with a liberal sprinkling of sugar).

I've driven past this little roadside fruit kiosk countless times, but never actually stopped off to make a purchase. So the other day I finally decided to pull into their dusty carpark and hop out. Unfortunately, me and my boyfriend (who kindly took these photos for me), only had 20p to our name and left with just one small orange. No doubt we will return some time in the near future to buy a punnet of shiny red strawberries.

It just so happens that it was an ideal location for some outfit photos - handy because I have some new thrifted purchases to show you!


(Excuse the socks)
So, whats new to the wardrobe?

1) Vintage silk blouse: I found this for £6 in a local vintage shop, yum. It's a teeny bit big for me but I love the collar (peterpan, no less) and the pintucks on the front. It goes with everything, hooray! I've been wearing it tucked into shorts and under pinafores.

2) Highwaisted linen 3/4 length trousers: unbelievably, I found these in New Look, for just £8. They're going to be handy for riding bicycles at uni, and are a useful transitional item! Plus, they're my first ever pair of highwaisted trousers.

3) Tan leather loafers: I bought these when I was on holiday for €10 in a second hand shop! They're a total bargain seeing as I've worn them every day since I bought them, and they're oh-so-comfy.

What do you think of them?

Sadie x

P.S. It was very interesting to read your responses to the last post! I'd have to agree with the majority opinion: personal style blogs are definitely my favourites!

28 comments:

sarah. said...

love the loafers!
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x

Belle xx said...

these pictures are gorgeous!
i really like the blouse you got too xxx

Justice Pirate said...

I've never been into loafers, but you wear them quite well!! I do however think the outfit is sweet and I love all the photos and especially the first one!! What a nice place!

pkjb said...

great post - loving all your vintage finds! Particularly the blouse. . ck :)x

Hannah said...

Yep, personal style = the best. People who live in the real world ;)
Love this outfit, the loafers look nice and comfortable!
And I must agree, cream can be a bit heavy. I don't think you can make strawberries better, they are so sweet already!

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The Collar of the Dove said...

wow, love that outfit, the blouse is gorgeous! love your blog!!

hannah said...

super look, and you've now got me craving strawberries!

Daffodil said...

your blog is wonderful, as always :)

I love your look (and your new hair cut)

I love strawberries (without cream---just plain and simple)

I'd love it if you read my blog sometime.

http://littlemissdaffodil.weebly.com


Have a great week,
Daffodil.


P.S. LOVELY thrift finds! :p

Style and coffee said...

Nice pictures!
Those markets are great, their products are really natural and the quality is great. You should go back!

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SophieSweetVintage said...

Love your new items! And again the beautiful pictures :)

Velvet said...

Wonderful purchases! I adore that silk blouse, you are gorgeous in it.

Victoria said...

Love the blouse and the strawberrys, yum yum! xxx

Maria F. said...

love the outfit!
beautiful pictures!
xxx

casual ambiguity said...

oh my goodness those loafers are perfect

Lou said...

Gorgeous blouse and great blog! Check out mine if you've got time x

Catherine said...

Yum, those strawberries look delicious! I really like your loafers- they are so cute. I've been looking for some, but I can't seem to find the right pair.

Sit Under the Apple Tree said...

Mmm, strawberries and cream! I wish I lived in a rural area too. Love that blouse, gorgeous! Your style is wonderful.

thelonelyteapot. said...

You've really found some lovely charity shop buys, I absolutely adore that blouse, the collar is cute!

:)

xxxx

Looby said...

I love everything about your outfit!! And strawberries and cream is one of the best desserts :p Pretty darn jealous of that blouse! Looby xx

Svenja said...

you look lovely and the blouse is absolutely beautiful! what a great bargain!

A.n.E said...

ahhh my favorite time of the year ~ summer and strawberries ~ have never tried strawberry cream but we get stalls selling strawberry ice cream here.

and yes that blouse is perfect. The pintucks and collar totally makes up for its oversize-ness!;)

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Love your style. This outfit is so cute, the vintage blouse looks great and I love the layered necklaces. Daisy Dayz Home

Ella Masters said...

you are very very pretty :) i really love your style English rose Fo Sho! i think alot of fashion bloggers could learn a thing or two from you...wonderful silk blouse..

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Leanne said...

the loafers look lovely on you! Which uni are you going to? I think I have asked you this before but I can't quite remember! xox

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Gayle said...

The photos speak a lot about summer :) The weather here in the Philippines looks like that most times of the year. Very sunny, very bright and cheerful :) We actually have a lot of strawberries in Baguio City too!

I like your photos a lot. Credits to the photographer!

-Gayle
Visit my blog : )
www.gayleisvolatile.blogspot.com

K. said...

I LOVE the blouse. I'll have to look out for more vintage shops - they tend to escape me!

Never braved high-waisted trousers - I'd like to get some fifties ones - capri length and tightness but high-waisted. if anyone's seen any comme ca, let me know.

also i'd be honoured if you'd give my personal style blog a glance - i'm just starting out:
http://www.rantanwaltz.blogspot.com

constructive criticism very welcome =) as are comments and followers xxx

Helen said...

I love this post! Your new hair suits you very much, makes you seem more grown up I think.