I know its not everyone's cup of tea but I really miss the Sex and the City series. Yes, the films are good (well the first one was, the second not so good) but the series was a weekly fix of fashion moments. I always wanted one of Carrie's collection of clutches, my favourites scene was in the last episode, when Carrie was stuck in Paris waiting for her artist boyfriend to pay her some attention. Digging around in her vintage clutch, she found her 'Carrie' necklace and realised that she needed to be back in New York with her friends. The rest is SATC history, she was rescued by Big and whisked back to her most important accessory - New York city. Hey, even Park Avenue Princesses need rescuing sometimes!
Anyhow, obviously I can't afford Chanel vintage but still wanted to get a bit of Carrie's vintage style but have lucked out on finding anything in my local charity shops and my Ebay experiences have been not so great - I just can't get my head around the bartering and bidding wars to get my bargains.
Lucky for me, The Fashion Pearls of Wisdom Blog opened an online shop - Shop Street Style where I can fulfil my vintage dreams from the ease of my sofa. I bought this lovely vintage clutch that has been receive lots of attention and admiration from my friends. It's quite deceptive as its really roomy and can carry lots of stuff. I used the clutch to accessorize a seventies inspired outfit with wide-leg jeans and a floral smock top and I felt fabulous.
What I love about the shop is that Pearl is creating outfits and giving inspiration on how to create looks using vintage pieces. Please take a look, I'm sure they'll be something for you too!
|Accessorising the accessory|
|the devil's in the detail|