Monday, 10 October 2011

Out and About


On Saturday, the boy and I headed into town to have a look around the vintage shops. Digbeth in Birmingham is filled with hidden gems, and on our trip we discovered a shop we had never seen before - a great find as it was filled with extra cheap items (£4 for a blouse... yes please!). I'm a bit fed up with vintage shops charging extortionate prices, so this was a very welcome addition to my list of shopping haunts. The shop had some very pretty displays, including a row of russian dolls keeping an eye on customers from a central table, a pile of retro suitcases, and even an old Biba bag. I love finding places like this on roads I wouldn't usually wander down!


I made a few purchases in Digbeth (no doubt to be featured in a blog post soon!), then we headed to the dreaded Bullring to spend a voucher I received for my birthday. The Bullring is a complete no-go zone on a Saturday... I struggle to comprehend the amount of money that must change hands there in an hour, if the queues for the escalators alone are 15 people long. Seeking a bit of tranquility, we popped down to Selfridges for a nose around at all of the interesting food on the ground floor, as well as a quick look at the really expensive handbags next to the champagne lounge...

Anyway, on our way out, and with the enthusiasm of two excitable young children, we decided to try out a sushi bar! We were watching the conveyer belt go around for a good 15 minutes, waiting for some Vegetable Tempura to pop up, before a kind soul pointed out that you can just request for something if you ask a waitress! Dur. At least the wait allowed me to take (far too many) photos of the conveyer belt. It was very entrancing.

Note to self: brush hair before having photo taken on expensive camera!

If anyone wanted to visit the vintage shop, it can be found at 91 Allison Street, Digbeth, Birmingham. I'd highly recommend it! There is a good little vegetarian café on the same street called Warehouse Café - another favourite of mine.

Sadie xxx

P.S. Stay tuned as I have a giveaway coming up at the end of this week!

19 comments:

Kate said...

I love going to sushi bars - I'm such a child with the conveyor belt too! That vintage shop sounds like a brilliant find - looking forward to seeing what you bought x

Isabel Rose said...

The shop sounds lovely, I must try and pay it a visit! lovely outfit too :)

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Vicky said...

Will definitely be visiting that vintage shop. COW seems to charge a little much nowadays x

olivia grace said...

You always look so immaculate, I love your outfit and I may have to pay a visit! xxx

briannelee said...

Love your jacket and skirt. So cute!

Schnuersenkelrolltreppentod said...

Beautiful outfit!!

The Bootlace

witch hare said...

Over-priced vintage is getting to be a bugbear of mine too these days. I understand that many of the old garments are made from quality fabric but let's not forget that at the end of the day it's used clothing.
That aside, you look lovely, as always! Especially your blouse - what a fab print.

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aubrey said...

can't wait to see your purchases from digbeth!lovely post.

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

love your floral patterned blouse and perfect glasses!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Bethany Kellen of bunnypicnic said...

such a cute post! i love your outfit/hair/glasses. and i can't wait to see your finds.

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

That last photo of you is JUST GORGEOUS!

Ashley said...

The blouse you're wearing is adorable ! The flowers on it are SO cute !! Can't wait to see your purchases ! x

Loquitur said...

same there, love your floral blouse.

it is interesting I saw the first time you smile (with teeth widely seen) ! :)

no, your hair does not look messy at all. The fray just looks fine and adds to the vibe under the sunshine(oh no, indoor lighting)! the camera is great!

Abby-Lee said...

Your shirt is so cute! xx

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Retro Chick said...

I have never been to a sushi bar with a conveyor. Ones just opened here, but it's always so packed we haven't been yet!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Very cute pictures! :)

Katrina said...

loving the glasses!!

MANU said...

your shirt is very cute!!!
I like your vintage style!!!

Manu

claire (jazzpad.) said...

Ooooft I love Warehouse Cafe! My boyfriend designed the website for them :) What a small world! Are you a fan of the Flea Market? ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad