Saturday, 14 July 2012

The Vintage Set

 Sorry I haven't done a blog post in a while, Ive been stressing over my final exams in college and handing all my assignments in on time and making sure I had passed.. Which THANK HEAVENS I have and now I'm off to Southampton Solent University in September to do Writing with Fashion And Culture wooo. But this means I will be able to blog more as I have a bit of spare time on my hands at the minute.

I recently came across this Vintage website on twitter called The Vintage Set ( , Ive always loved vintage clothes, unfortunetly my mum dosen't have many of her old clothes from the 70's onwards that I could wear today. But within this site there is a variety of both clothes, jewellery  accesories and even bags that all range from the 70's onwards and they are beautiful with a brilliant price tag to match also- which is always a good start. They were advertising for a blogger so obviously I jumped at the chance, the website has an old postcard feel to it with its cream background and the overlays.

Its so easy to shop on The Vintage Set there are two drop down boxes at the top that help refine your search to ensure your searching for the right size and also something different the era your looking for which I think is such an amazing tool!

 My package came Wednesday morning after i ordered it on Monday lunchtime which is very good service. It came beautifully wrapped in a cream tissue paper to keep in with the vintage feel and was then kept together with a black ribbon. Probably the best presented parcel ive receieved in a long time.

I had order a white vintage blouse with lace detail and also a brooch which were both inspired form the 70's and era i love. The blouse came beautifully folded without a crease so I was able to wear it straight away (considering it was silk I was suprised) and the brooch came in a cute little satchel.

 I added these two photos to help show off the stunning lace detail on the blouse.

With the blouse I wanted to show you that you could dress it up or even dress it down to a simple p[air of jeans as the detail within the blouse would speak for itself. Here are a few examples:

I added these Topshop shorts that I brought about 3 years ago to add a more dressed up feel to the blouse and also in keep with bold prints that are in fashion right now.

I then added this River Island dip hem skirt (which i got in the sale recently for £8 bargain) to add a more sophisticated look to this blouse and also brighten the whole outfit.

For a more dressed down look I added some simple pale pink jeans (Ebay £12 and they are very soft!) to help show case the blouse even more.

 Again as before as bold prints are in i decided to add these bright Topshop trousers to make the outfit stand out that little bit more. This is probably my favourite outfit out of all these options!

I spoke to a very friendly lady called Charlotte who was happy to help me with my order and also giving me a bit of discount as I informed her I was writing this blog. Also for a website Charlottes response was instantly unlike the typical websites that you have to wait hours or even days for a reply.

I highly recommend this website to anyone its simply eniticing and will also suprise you with their low prices as high quality. Get your cards at the ready girls!

Let me know your opinions and go check out   :)!