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15.2.13

Pleather and Fur



Coat: vintage
Shirt: vintage
Skirt: Ebay
Shoes: Office
Hat: H&M

Do you remember the fur coat I mentioned in my previous post? Well, as you can see, I gave in to my compulsions and bought it. I thought I was buying a beautiful vintage synthetic fur coat, but when I brought it home I realised that it may actually be real fur. As a vegetarian, you'd think I'd be totally against it; however I'm not entirely sure where I stand on the issue. What do you think? Is it more ethical to wear vintage fur as opposed to new fur, or are they both a definitive no-go? You may call me a hypocrite, but in my opinion if an animal has been killed (I'm talking at least two decades ago) to create a product, such as a fur coat, then we may as well wear it and make the most of it, rather than hide it away forever. We may as well reuse and recycle fur garments rather than put them to waste, especially if a life has been lost to produce them. Albeit,  this may just be my brain subconsciously attempting to justify my purchasing of the coat. On the other hand, I suppose fur is fur, no matter how old it is. I'm interested to hear your opinions, so please feel free to leave them below!

On a less serious note, I spent the day in Liverpool perusing the vintage shops and visiting the GLAM! exhibition at the Tate. If you haven't been already and it is of access to you, then I'd highly recommend you see it while it's still there. It explores glamour, celebrity culture and vanity of bygone times, through various mediums such as fashion, music, film and photography. I felt as though I'd stumbled into a wonderful transvestite-filled, glittery, fur-clad, lipstick-wearing time warp- and it certainly didn't scrimp on the David Bowie imagery! 

Whilst typing this post, I've come to the realisation that my outfit (well, the coat, shirt and skirt) all came to a total of less than £20. Now that's what I call bargain hunting! 

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo

11.2.13

Beret It






Beret: gifted
Shirt: thrifted
Dress: vintage
Coat: Primark
Shoes: Office
Bag: Urban Outfitters
Watch: Casio


For what seemed like an eternity I'd been searching for the perfect plain white shirt: a piece which I think should be a staple in anybody's wardrobe. I finally found one on a trip to my local charity shops a few weeks ago, and I intend to wear it religiously as a layering device, so I apologise in advance if your eyes begin to fizzle out due to seeing it too frequently in my future posts. On this occasion I decided to wear it under one of my favourite shirt dresses; albeit I can't decide if the double collar looks a little odd. I'm presently looking for an inexpensive pinafore dress to wear over the shirt, so if you have any suggestions I'd be extremely grateful if you left them in the comments! 

Fortunately I'm off school for the week, which means I can have a social life again and catch up on some well-deserved sleep. Alas, as soon as I return to school I'll have workloads up to my eyeballs, and I wont be able to have another 'proper' break until my exams are over in five months time. Ah, the joys of GCSEs! As a result, I'm trying to make the most of the current break, so today my sister and I went into my local town for a spot of thrifting and a visit to my favourite cafe for lunch, as you may have seen if you follow me on Instagram (my username is 'sarahcolee', fyi). I spotted the most beautiful faux fur coat (very Margot Tenenbaum-esque), but unfortunately it was too large for me and I couldn't justify the price of £10, as it seemed a little expensive for a charity shop. On the other hand, I did buy a vintage printed shirt which I'll feature in an upcoming post, and some adorable ribbons for when I next wear my hair like this. I quite like this hairstyle, especially with the beret- what do you think? I'm pining for my hair to be long again, and consequently I've become incredibly bored with how it is now, so I've started to experiment more. I'm looking into trying Lee Stafford's Hair Growth Treatment, so if you have any success-or the opposite, for that matter- stories I'd love it if you left them below. It'd be good to know whether or not I'm wasting my money before splurging on a product!

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo 

2.2.13

Minimal





Tshirt: Topman
Trousers: Topshop
Coat: Primark
Necklace: Topshop
Bag: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Varanni 

This outfit is quite minimal in comparison to my usual ensembles, but I'm quite enjoying that aesthetic for a change. This particular outfit makes me feel like some sort of sophisticated gallery-goer, which is fitting considering I wore it on my recent visit to the Peter Blake exhibition at the Lowry. If you're interested in pop art and celebrity culture, then I urge you to take a visit if you can! 

 These cord trousers are a new addition to my wardrobe, as I couldn't face abandoning them considering they were a measly £10 in the Topshop sale. I don't own many pairs of trousers, so I'm looking forward to mixing things up a little and experimenting with new looks. The fabric of this particular pair makes them all the more interesting, because I've always wanted to own a garment made of cord. I love the androgynous vibe and texture of them, so I feel as though I could stroke the fabric for an eternity! (but I wont, because that would be deemed a little odd...)

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo