Sunday, 23 October 2011

Dungarees

For my birthday, I received a generous £30 voucher from my friends (thanks guys)! I was pondering how to spend it for about a month, thinking I should probably buy something for my impending 'year abroad' work placement, but in the end I came away with these dungarees. I've wanted a new pair of dungarees for ages - I do have an old ill-fitting chambray pair, but these ones are much smarter (very APC, don't you think?). Anyway, after buying them I wore them for 4 days straight. That is a testament to how comfy and easy-to-style they are!

I wouldn't have naturally thought to pair them with this shirt, bought at the vintage shop I mentioned previously for £4, but by some happy accident they found themselves together when I was trying on my 'purchases of the day' to show my housemates. I rather like the combination - I feel like I should be on the set of 'The Good Life', especially with my rather wild-looking morning hair and 70s satchel.

On the subject of hair... I'm definitely due for a hair-cut soon... haha. The reason it's so volumised is because I'd just blowdryed it properly, in a hope that its 'settled state' would be a little less flat than usual. My hair doesn't like to co-operate though.

This may well be the last thing I buy from a proper shop for a very long time... I've had what could be described as an 'ethical fashion epiphany' since reading Lucy Siegle's To Die For, and now feel like I should be doing more to help stop morally corrupt practices in fast fashion production. But more on that in a later post.

In other news, I have just been accepted as an official blogger for Oxfam Fashion - which is basically my dream job!! I am really really pleased and excited about the next few months! If you are interested, you will be able to find my articles here - I'd highly recommend visiting their blog for lots of vintage-related goodness!

And finally - don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Sadie xxx

P.S. I forgot to explain the backdrop to these photos: I live in a large mass of student housing, where builders think it is fine to just chuck all of their rubbish into pathways. Along with the 'classic' stolen traffic cone, I thought it would be a nice unusual setting, to indicate how unglamorous my lifestyle actually is...

34 comments:

Charlie Murray, Charlestown Vintage said...

Those dungarees are lovely, the fit looks perfect! I bought some for the summer, but the shorts are just too tight and short for winter, so i've been on the look at for another pair. I love how you've paired them with that shirt.

Congratulations, that sound's like an amazing opportunity with Oxfam!

Charlestown, xoxo.
www.new--romantic.blogspot.com

Alice, Pretty Confused said...

I love that top, it looks fantastic with those dungarees. Congratulations on your new job too - that sounds fantastic xo

briannelee said...

Love this look. So cute!

islabell said...

i love this. what a classic vintage shirt. perfect with this look
x

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Yay and a huge congrats re the Oxfam gig!

There is not muhc I love more than a happy fashion accident. You look adorable. Always do. Can't wait to see what else you pair your dungarees with.

Laura said...

love your dungarees! and they go really well with that shirt:) x

Isabel Rose said...

gorgeous dungarees! Congratulations for being an Oxfam Blogger, very exciting :)
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Kaitlin Mattingly said...

that awesome to hear the news.
and you always have to most darling little looks.
sweet as can be.

Kait xo
kaitgirl.blogspot.com

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Congrats! That is amazing!
And you look so adorable!

Lucy is lost said...

You look fab, love you in those dungarees, not many people can pull that off! Also your glasses are so amazing, love them!

Abigayel Bryce said...

Very cute outfit! and that's really great of you to want to choose ethically sourced clothing! Its a fun journey...

: )

Amy said...

I love dungarees!
x
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E is for Eleanor said...

Those dungarees are beautiful! Love them with that shirt. x

Sophie Makes Things said...

ah i love dungarees. i really need to get myself a pair soon :) builders think its fine to leave their rubbish down the side ally of our student house too & it isn't too pleasant! ooh also, i purchased the Lucy Siegle book after seeing it mentioned on your blog & even though i'm only 3 or 4 chapters in, it has made me think completely differently about buying clothes! i look forward to your post on it :) x
p.s, congratulations on the oxfam blogger job!

Anonymous said...

what do you ask for when you get your hair cut? :)

SWTORAccountForSale said...

First thing I noticed is that you have such a pretty face. The outfit goes well with you. Beautiful!

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Steffys Pros and Cons said...

oh your glasses... i am swooning!

<3 steffy
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Kate said...

Congratulations on Oxfam that's brilliant news! I love this outfit, the dungarees look amazing on you x

Nahar & Nazia said...

me and my friend love your outfit, especially the mixing of textures and your glasses. you look great! and the backdrop is such a great idea, you really make it work 8)

cakesandshakes said...

Congrats on the Oxfam job, so cool! Those dungarees do look mighty comfy... bit shivery for me for them now, summer is well and truly gone!!

Cakes
http://www.cakesandshakes.wordpress.com

Anneliese said...

Oooh where are these little beauts from?

xx

Lexy @ QUIRKY EXPLOSION said...

Just stumbled on your blog! EEEK you're so cute - you remind me of Nancy Drew. I LOVE IT!

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claire (jazzpad.) said...

Oh wow well done on the Oxfam position, that's great news! and for a wonderful cause too :) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog said...

I love the dungarees and such a pretty blouse. Congrats on becoming an Oxfam blogger, I look forward to reading your posts.

I have almost stopped buying new clothes now, most of what I buy is second hand or vintage, the rest I try to stick to eco brands. I am quite amazed by how easy it has been to do and I have saved loads of money!

I wonder if you might be interested in joining a new community that I have just set up http://www.ethicalfashionbloggers.com

Ella Victoria said...

your so cute!


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xooxoxooo

aubrey said...

very cute outfit indeed.

Rosie B said...

Very cute outfit. Love the dungarees especially :) Where are they from?

Rosie xx
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Chuck said...

Congrats on the job! And the dungarees are adorable. I'm not normally a fan but you look lovely.

TheDollsFactory.com said...

the print of your shirt shown on Selvatroe ferragamo fw2011 is great , I have bought a shirt like this in black and white too

come and say Hi, we could start a stylish friendship
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Eva said...

Lovely look! Really love the dungarees - I've always wanted a pair but I don't think they're very flattering on me :(
Congrats on the dream job - sounds great! Good luck!
Ah, you're going on a year abroad? Now that sounds brilliant. x

Shannon said...

You are so adorable! Love your outfit. Just perfect.

Shannon
http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

John Sleepzone said...

I actually love the backdrop, can't be much fun having all that on your doorstep though.

nik said...

Hi, your blog is inspiring! You are a very interesting person. I will follow you!
xoxo

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Ellie said...

You're blog is amazing! I love the way you have made it so you, quirky and unique!

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