It’s only Collectif but I like it…

I know I’m long overdue a post but I’ve been on holiday back in the UK. This is wonderful for several reasons. First and foremost I get to see DrP and secondly I get to shop for vintage things in place that actually has some idea what that means – Abu Dhabi has yet to become acquainted with the gloriousness that is vintage! I made several purchases whilst at home and have quite a few new vintage themed items in my work wardrobe. This has been genuinely pleasing, meaning I have thrown out lots of saggy, baggy trousers and cardigans that were 2 sizes too big (remember that weight loss I told you about?) and exchanged them for sexy dresses that nip me in at the waist and make me feel like I’m in an episode of Mad Men (without the smoking, alcohol and sex with my boss)! I’m going to do a big shout out to my new found love: Collectif – I had been perusing their website and watching out for items on eBay, but imagine my delight on a day trip to Brighton when I spied one of their shops in the North Laines. Finally a chance to see if their sizing was accurate and their clothes nicely made. The actual store is lovely – nice layout, lots of space and a pretty mezzanine level. I had a good look around and noticed some sale items up in the Gods. There I found me this beauty – perfect for work wear right?

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I’ve worn it once and had so many comments. My TA asked why I didn’t wear this kind of stuff all the time. Good question. From now on I will. I also bagged another bargain in the Sale section. This one has yet to be worn, but I’m off to a brunch this weekend as well as a boat trip, so I think it  might get its first outing!

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I will try to sort out some photos of me in them… I loved the store, I loved the staff and I will definitely be making more purchases.

It is with a satisfied smile I say:

It’s only vintage but I like it…