I’m a total magpie for anything shiny or sparkly, so this year it’s been great for me that there’s been a load of ‘space inspired’ metallic fashion around – and not just for evenings out either, it’s become much more acceptable for people to wear them in the daytime too.
Mind you, i’ve always thought you can get away with some sequins or shimmer at any time of the day as long as you style things correctly so you don’t look overdressed …. and I think daytime metallics are perfect for when you’re going out somewhere that’s relatively smart and want to have a bit of glam without going too over the top and combining one or two blingy pieces with more casual t shirts or jeans keeps your outfit balanced.
I’m also a big fan of vintage shopping because you can save alot of money, or buy brands that would normally be out of your reach so I’ve got quite a few vintage pieces in my wardrobe – a gorgeous full length, velvet Karen Millen coat I got for just £20, a few different blazers … one of which is the sequinned one in the pics below that I have worn a ton and it’s perfect for daytime glam … plus a couple of pairs of boots and some jewellery too.
So when a big online vintage shop called thredUP said they would like to work with me I was really pleased because I don’t think I’ve featured any of my vintage clothes on the blog so far. They are the world’s largest online marketplace to buy and sell second-hand clothes, but until recently you couldn’t get their items in the UK – but now you can woohoo! (The postage to the UK is very reasonable and there were no additional customs charges when my parcel arrived).
They have a huge choice and get new stock daily so I spent quite a while having a good browse around over a couple of days!
So off I went to Mal Maison in Cheltenham – it’s a lovely place to go to for a special lunch because they have a beautiful conservatory filled with exotic plants and lots of cosy lounge corners to chill in afterwards.
Obviously we have the advantage in the UK of the exchange rate as well so you save even more buying in dollars and because I’ve featured the company, they have very kindly given me a discount code for you …. For 50% off which is really amazing!
Just use the code BOHOANDBLUSH at checkout. It gives 50% off entire first-time orders to the first 50 users and lasts till the last day of this year. (I don’t make anything if you buy from them, this offer is just for you.)
So if you like buying second-hand items and particularly if you like some of the American brands that you can’t really get here on eBay or Depop, I would definitely recommend you taking a look at their site!
Next week things are going to start getting christmassy round here with sparking lights and jewellery plus delicious festive coffee recipes!
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