Saturday, 6 July 2013

Vintage Magpies: The New Not-to-Miss Boutique For Pre-Noughties Loving Ladies


 
Vintage Magpies Look Book July 2013
      I am so pleased to say I am going to be working with the lovely Sarah-Jane, spreading the word about her gorgeous new online vintage shop, Vintage Magpies. Two years ago, Sarah- who moved from England to France with her boyfriend a year previous (I am totally envious being a lover of all things French!)- put her infatuation with pretty prints, soft chiffons and outstanding trends to good use, and began a teeny tiny Ebay shop. The inspiration for the vintage extraordinaire? As well as missing her British job- Sarah was a visual merchandiser for M&S, New Look and Jojo Maman Bebe)- Sarah felt bored with overpriced vintage and wanted to cater for genuine vintage-lovers unpretentiously.


Jelly shoes <3
From the Vintage Magpies Look Book July '13
      After dedication, passion and lots of hours spent in her little home office obsessing over clothes, Sarah launched Vintage Magpies as an individual store on 28th June, having previously sold for three years on trading favourite, ASOS Marketplace. It's safe to say that this is one mix of vintage beauties that deserves its own online space- each current piece has been delectably picked by Sarah-Jane herself, who names 'normal girls going about their normal lives' as her style inspiration. Hooray! Sarah has used her love of people-watching and street-style (her other inspirations include pretty interiors and her Mum!) to put together a range of passé pieces that will effortlessly fit into each and every girls' wardrobe. The laidback nature of the clothes emphasises Sarah's view that dressing for everyday is the best reflection of personality, and she has definitely provided pieces that can potentially become favourite and faithful wardrobe essentials.

Follow Sarah-Jane's personal style on her blog: http://www.vintagemagpies.co.uk/
    The new site (take a peek here!) represents all the things Sarah loves; she defines vintage clothing as irresistible, because each item has a story and uniqueness is what makes life interesting! It is fantastic to imagine that VM's neon tropical print sun-dress may have been flown over to a secluded island getaway and worn rolled up in clear ocean waves, or that the vintage black and gold sequin flapper blouse may have partied the night away alongside Daisy Buchanan lookalikes.
 
Black & Gold Sequin Flapper Chic Blouse £7.99
 
90's Neon Blue and Green Tropical Print Button-Up Dress £15.99
The virtual vintage wardrobe holds a delighting blend of ultra-feminine, retro-cool, Americana allure and a hint of grunge (Sarah names the Spice Girls as her teenhood idols!). Choose from Chelsea-chic blazers, bohemian pieces that are fit-for-meadow-picnics but can also double up as beachwear, neon-splashed floral tees, structured pastel separates (the apple green skirt suit would revamp your work wardrobe in an instant), oversized Aztec cardis for cooler evenings, wear-with-anything boyfriend jeans, full-shape Dita-Von-Teese alike midi skirts or versatile boxy blouses.
 
Faux Leather Brown Envelope Clutch Bag £6.99
Navy Blue & White Floral Print Tapered Trousers £9.99
Vintage White & Pink Boston Cropped Vest £14.99
Romantic Watercolour Rose Print T-shirt £8.49

90's Light Blue Denim Ripped Boyfriend Jeans £24.99 
Oversized Black & Cream Floral Print Chiffon Blouse £16.99
Pastel Apple Green 'Daisy' Floral Print Mini Skater Dress £14.99
Black Faux Leather Panel Sleeveless Dress £16.99 
Basically, every style, silhouette or shade you vintage junkies have yearned for is there and up for grabs! Each piece can be mix and matched with the high-street side of your closet to give you options, options, options. All stock is a blast from the past and so comes in a selection of sizes, though remember that blouses and shirts worn oversized look fabulous darling!
    In a nutshell, this is a brand that is quirky, energising and vitally, approachable. As Sarah says, Vintage Magpies is about being yourself, hanging out with friends, having fun and having a unique-to-you super cool wardrobe. 

July Look Book '13: Riverside Evenings
Visit Vintage Magpies: shopvintagemagpies.co.uk, check out Sarah-Jane's Instagram: http://instagram.com/vintagemagpies, and be sure to splash out on your Vintage Magpies wishlist to be let into a stylish secret! Customers receive the password to this inspo mood-board blog: http://www.vintagemagpiesrainbow.tumblr.com/, and let me tell you, it's totally worth it!


Oversized Sheer Boho Floral Print Blouse £18.49
 
Shop petal prints at: http://www.shopvintagemagpies.co.uk/products/favourites/florals


My Clearance Pick: Vintage Sleeveless Black and Blue Beaded Cropped Blouse, £5.99

 

1 comment:

  1. These pieces look absolutely gorgeous - they really do seem like wonderfully wearable vintage inspired clothes - sometimes I find some vintage clothes are just a bit 'too' vintage and unwearable if that makes sense!!

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