Hi guys! I apologise for the shortage of blog posts as of late; however I'm currently selling a few bits and pieces on Ebay (including a few vintage items), so I thought I'd let you all know! There are only a few days left to bid, so I'd be eternally grateful if you checked it out. Thank you!
The lovely people over at Karma Clothing were kind enough to send me this dress to review for you all. With AW cropping up it's time to dust off the tartan that we moved to the back of our wardrobes at the end of last winter, as tartan always seems to be a reoccurring trend for the cooler months. Karma Clothing also have numerous other tartan printed pieces on sale, such as this skater skirt and this pinafore which I'm swooning over, so their site is definitely worth checking out (plus you receive 10% off your first purchase. If that isn't persuading enough then I don't know what is!) I chose this particular dress because of my current obsession with cut-out shoulders and strapless dresses and tops. I think this feature gives some edge to an item of clothing and in my opinion any form of shoulder exposure is incredibly flattering (and less daunting to pull off in comparison to a bare midriff!). Tartan is definitely one of my favourite prints for Autumn, particularly with the grungy vibe it exudes, so each year when this season rolls back around I make sure I stock up on the print. I especially love how it looks with leather or denim, or layered with a mesh tshirt in this case. My only fault of the dress is its length because it hit me just above the knee, which looked slightly garish due to the print being so "in your face", but it was nothing a little folding and pinning around the waist couldn't fix! If you haven't yet had a look at Karma Clothing then I recommend you do so: they have some lovely new pieces in and at very affordable prices too!
This vintage Levis jacket from Brag Vintage is one of the most recent additions to my wardrobe. I'm a huge fan of the oversized look, especially when it comes to jackets, so this one is ideal in my eyes. With Autumn looming around the corner, I plan on wearing this jacket rather frequently and using it as a layering device to keep me nice and snug when venturing out into the cold. Denim jackets will never look outdated, and in my opinion are an essential for every single wardrobe. I particularly love vintage denim jackets because of their worn-in look which gives them a few quirks and a sort of uniqueness. As if this ever-growing list of reasons to love denim jackets wasn't long enough (how many times could I say "denim jackets" in one paragraph? Denim jackets denim jackets denim jackets), they can be thrown on with more or less any outfit and look amazing.
If you're looking for a denim jacket, or just have a penchant for vintage clothing, then I highly urge you to take a look at Brag Vintage. They have an incredibly vast selection of clothing on sale and for extremely reasonable prices too! As I mentioned in a previous post, I think it's very important that we try to support smaller independent businesses whenever we can, and with an increasingly large number of online vintage shops cropping up I imagine there's lots of competition. Brag's site is simple to navigate, split into two sections for men and women, and then numerous subsections for different categories of clothing. I selected this specific jacket from the men's section as I prefer a less fitted look; however they also had some very beautiful jackets in the women's section as well. Brag also have detailed descriptions of every single piece on their website and several clear photos of each item, in addition to incredibly swift delivery. There isn't a single aspect of their site that I can fault!
On another note, I seem to have done a lot since my previous post, including visiting Scotland, starting college, and getting my helix pierced (you may already know about my recent activities if you follow me on Instagram). Now that I've started college it means that I no longer have to sport a hideous school uniform, which will hopefully result in more blog posts! Oh, and keep your eyes peeled for a Scotland photo diary coming soon!