Yes, it was yet ANOTHER cold & dreary-looking May day today. Yet the grey skies & crisp air seemed to give birth to some sun-shine; all gleaming & bright. Not from the sky above,but hiding all safe & warm inside none-other than the vintage shop of wonder that is ROKIT VINTAGE CLOTHING... Ahhh yes, Rokit ♥ A fave of mine for many a year. Today we ventured into it's retro depths, like a time machine almost; fashion era flashing past me, before my very eyes, whispering voices of previous owners echo in my ears... I love how the mind wonders, imagining what the previous owner may have looked like? As an archaeologist, I think it's clear that I love all this ancient & old, but something about the past speaks to me through vintage clothing. It is a little creepy to some; who wore this, what happened to them in it & all that jazz, but excavating in the pouring rain & unearthing ancient burial sites, camps & objects is what I do, so a prom dress from the 1950s that belonged to some chick called Mary-Lou just ain't gonna faze me one bit, hahaha!
What really appeals to me more than anything about vintage garments is just how beautifully made most of them are; the quality, fabric & detail, unlike the mass-produced high street items of today... Ok, we all love a bit of Primark & Topshop, but I just don't want to walk down the street & see 50 other random women wearing the same thing as me, especially if they look so much better in it than me :-(
So, my search was in full swing. Vintage dress here, vintage dress there! Mind mind was dizzy with choice. But there, on a rack near the front of the shop, lay the most prettiest items I have ever purchased ♥ "Perfect!" I squealed. This is just what I was looking for, for my new look... Pink, check. Cute, check. Perfect length, colour, style, everything & a rarity for me; a perfect fit! Almost like they were made for me. I turned to my man; this Greek god & his stunning, award-winning smile & Elvis hair. With his yummy, deep voice, grabs me close to his perfect, 6"4 body (bear in mind I'm a titchy 5"2) & says "aaaw, my little baby, you'd look so beautiful in that!" I just adore everything about him & his angel heart! What a loving man!!! So with the hunt for the perfect 60s Priscilla Presley-esqe look, which entails the whole Valley of the Dolls, Marina & The Diamonds wardrobe in mind, I grabbed the vintage wonders & trotted to the nearest changing corner with a curtain :-/ With my man on guard outside, as the curtains a little see-through, shall we say, I slid into dress after dress, beaming with delight as each piece felt & look perfect! I certainly have been lucky enough to come across a few gorgeous, vintage finds over the past few days...
Up to the till point we went, as always, my gentleman going to pay for everything ♥ With a "No baby, you always treat me, I wanna...", I finally convinced him I'd pay & we left the store.... I don't always go mental & get loads of things, especially as some things are a little pricey at times, but I treated myself this time. But not without buying everyone I love some prezzies first, of course ♥
Here ladies, is the final result of my vintage splurge:
|Sequin 'S Leaf' Cardigan with pearls...|
|CUTEST retro make-up find in a charity shop in Camden...|
I had one just like this as a little girl!
|Stunning vintage, baby pink 'Summer Rose' dress.|
Size 12. Fitted around bust & waist, flowing looser at hip.
|Close-up of the rose detail...|
|Dusky pink, vintage, strappy 'Marilyn' wiggle dress.|
Size 12. VERY fitted! Need to suck it all in with this one :-/
|Amazing vintage find! This is my 'Egyptian' belt...|
|The pic doesn't do it justice!|
A beautiful, vintage, baby pink 'Icecream' dress, with button detail.
|Close-up of the button & swirly, sewn-on pattern...|
|Perfect, vintage, pink silk with lace detail 'Starlett' nightie.|
|Pretty, pink, silk, vintage pettyslip with lace detail.|
Thought you'd also might like to feast your peepers on these latest ebay vintage buys, too...
Close-Up Of The Gold Medusa Head & Greek Key
(Meander Pattern),That Adorns the Front Of The Shoe!
L O V E
Lots of Love,
x TCB x