(Dress: Cow Vintage, Bag: Old Topshop but similar here, Shoes: Next, Sunglasses: Ray Ban)

Vintage shopping, it's been a while. After talking in this video about how I used to hit up charity shops and Brick Lane nearly every other weekend from the ages of about 14-18, it dawned on me when in Manchester recently how little I've been doing it lately- which is strange, because I bloody love vintage shopping. The satisfaction of finding something you both love and that fits is absolutely second to none, and getting to look through rails of what is essentially history whilst getting inspired is so very satisfying.

However, with blogging occasionally piling on the pressure to buy things new and on trend (with next day delivery usually always promised)- I'd forgotten how much I loved a bit of thrifting. Okay, so I can't share links to those special items online (and heck, there ain't no RewardStyle for this)- but being able to share something pre-loved and do something other than buy new felt good; both for my wardrobe and the environment. Plus, if you look closely (or, maybe not) you'll see this dress pretty much coordinates with my background too- which you know is always enough for me.



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(Dress: Cow Vintage, Bag: Old Topshop but similar here, Shoes: Next, Sunglasses: Ray Ban)

Vintage shopping, it's been a while. After talking in this video about how I used to hit up charity shops and Brick Lane nearly every other weekend from the ages of about 14-18, it dawned on me when in Manchester recently how little I've been doing it lately- which is strange, because I bloody love vintage shopping. The satisfaction of finding something you both love and that fits is absolutely second to none, and getting to look through rails of what is essentially history whilst getting inspired is so very satisfying.

However, with blogging occasionally piling on the pressure to buy things new and on trend (with next day delivery usually always promised)- I'd forgotten how much I loved a bit of thrifting. Okay, so I can't share links to those special items online (and heck, there ain't no RewardStyle for this)- but being able to share something pre-loved and do something other than buy new felt good; both for my wardrobe and the environment. Plus, if you look closely (or, maybe not) you'll see this dress pretty much coordinates with my background too- which you know is always enough for me.



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30 comments:

  1. I adore vintage shopping too and am so jealous of this dress, it is gorgeous. I was in Manchester a few days before you went but didn't go to Cow and wish I had! X

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  2. beautiful dress, perfect to match those gorgeous Lisbon tiles

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  3. want that dress, now!

    xo
    www.cherry-mag.com

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  4. That dress is so so soooo gorgeous, you look beautiful as always Liv! x

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  5. This dress and this wall are so pretty! What a great find in both :)

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  6. Ah I am loving that dress! X
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  7. You are such a gorgeous lady! I'm loving your dress, it's so unique and like a piece of art. :)

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  8. I love how your dress perfectly matched the tile on the wall. Thrift shopping can be a lot of fun if you have the time.
    XO,
    Maria
    MariaOnPoint http://mariaonpoint.com/ | Find me on IG https://www.instagram.com/mariajabad/

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  9. How perfect is that print

    Jazzria x
    jazzria.blogspot.com

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  10. I love vintage dresses and this has got to be one of the prettiest I've ever seen, such a great find! <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

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  11. OMG, this dress, I'm in love! And I love how it matches the tiles just perfectly!

    xx
    ALINA ERMILOVA | BLOG

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  12. That dress + that wall! I'm in loooove. So gorgeous. <3

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  13. OMG I totally love how the dress and the background compliment one another so so well!!
    BEAUTIFULLLL <3

    X, Carina

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  14. Wow this dress is such a dream! What a great find :D -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  15. i love how you have found the perfect wall to match the dressXDD

    xx from Brighton
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  16. That dress is so stunning!!
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  17. Such pretty photographs, the dress is so floaty and summery, and you tie in with the tiles pretty well! Really beautifully styled

    www.Barely There Beauty.com | British Beauty & Lifestyle blog

    xx

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  18. Love how the tiles go so well with the dress, so pretty!
    xx Alyssa
    visionsofnyc.blogspot.com

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  19. Amazing outfit, the cutest dress ever! You look gorgeous

    BamBam Blog

    xoxo

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  20. I love thrift shopping it's the best!
    I love this look too, you look fabulous ;D
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  21. Such a cute dress!

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  22. Lovely post!

    Maybe you want to follow each other?
    Let me know on my blog & I'll follow back right away. 
    x
    What makes you beautiful

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  23. I always feel great after a good old vintage shopping spree, unique pieces make me so happy!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  24. The tiled wall is gorgeous, and you dress is so unique! That's one of the best things about shopping at thrift stores--you find things you would never find at a mall!

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  25. wow I can't believe this dress is vintage, it looks designer, what a great find :)

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  26. Oh my goodness, what a stunning print! x

    India Charlotte♥

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  27. Yes for a blogger it´s quiet tricky to show too much vintage because then everyone is sad because they can´t buy it. I love vintage shopping too..i just wish i had more cool shops in my city :)

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  28. Such a beautiful dress!


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  29. Ah your dress is absolutely beautiful Olivia! Perfect for the summer (wherever that may be!)

    Jenny xx

    www.jaffacat.co.uk

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