Saturday, March 30, 2013

Thrifting in Newark.

I went to Newark yesterday, which is about 20 miles outside the centre of Nottingham. Ed and I needed to get Doris MOT retested and the garage was just outside Newark. So we left her there to get a spring make over and we decided to go and have a wander around. Newark is a really nice place to spent a day, there are plenty of independent coffee shops, charity shops with the odd gem in them and most importantly one of my all time favourite vintage shops Vintage Vixen

Vintage Vixen is one one of those rare gems, the stock is very high quality, honest and quirky. I even got married in a dress I bought from here for £12! Pretty much every time I go here I find something exquisite. And this visit was no exception...

I am absolutely in love with my retro jumper I bought from there, I just couldn't wait to wear it out today. It is really warm too, so I think this will be a favourite for when Ed and I go campervanning in the summer for the chilly evenings. I really love pleated skirts like the one above, but I sometimes find that they are a bit 'old lady' (and not in the good sense) or unflattering, but the colour, style and length of this one is just perfect. Last but not least is the tweed jacket! It has massive shoulder pads so it makes me feel like Hilary Devey and then it cinches in dramatically at the waist, absolutely gorgeous. Three awesome vintage finds that will be staples in my 2013 wardrobe and they all came to £30! I was glowing with vintage happiness all day after this haul.

Hope you are having a great Easter weekend <3



  1. Loving your finds! Especially the skirt.

    Coming over from the "Look What I Got Link" Party :)

    Tiff Ima
    Style Honestly

  2. Hey, thanks for stopping by! I love your style <3

    I'm following you on bloglovin now :)


  3. I want that floral pleated skirt and your pink rosette sweater! So jealous of your thrift finds. :)

    1. I definitely had thrifting good luck that day!