Vintage Lilac Dress and Milkmaid Braids

Vintage dress and black peep toe shoesHere it is, my last Bristol-based outfit shoot. So far I’m not missing home too much, but then it has only been a couple of weeks since we were last there.

I was so happy to be able to work with Charlene again and for our final shoot together we picked a spot overlooking the river. If I have to get to the train station I always walk along the river instead of marching up Victoria Street – it’s a lot quieter and infinitely more interesting for people-watching.

I found this unworn vintage lilac dress in the Cancer Research UK charity shop on Gloucester Road, complete with tags still attached, for just £12. It’s such a beautiful cut, with 3/4 sleeves and large bow at the neckline, that I couldn’t resist taking it home with me.  Speaking of charity shops, I’ve been scooping out a number local ones near where we’re staying, and this little 80s number may have ended up in my shopping basket…

Vintage lilac dress with bow detailVintage lilac dress – charity shop / Russian doll shoulder bag – Accessorize / Frilly ankle socks  – Matalan / Black peep-toe heels – c/o Grandma Ship-Shape

Bristol's Temple QuayVintage lilac charity shop dressVintage black peep toe shoes and frilly socksVintage bow dress and Russian Doll bagRussian doll bag from Accessorize

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5 Comment

  1. laura says: Reply

    Looking gorgeous! Ben and I always used to walk along the River from Brislington to Temple Meads when he lived there, such a nice area! I love being by the water in Bristol x

    1. SJ says: Reply

      Thanks Laura! It’s a lovely part of the city, isn’t it? It’s so nice to have a little water nearby to break up the feeling of living in a city. x

  2. Niki says: Reply

    I’m going to miss your outfit posts in Bristol (although they did make me a little homesick), but can’t wait to see what vintage gems you find in San Francisco! I love how you mix vintage and high-street, when I try to it rarely works!

    1. SJ says: Reply

      Aww, thanks Niki, that’s so kind of you! Missing Bristol backdrops but luckily there are lots of colourful replacements to choose from over here :)

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