I’m getting a bit crummy with my photographs so need to improve on the snapping I think. I only have the iPhone for photos so it’s not ideal. And jeez, Scotland’s winter light does nothing for your camera lens. If anyone has any photo tips or hints that would be much appreciated.
Anyway, I digress. Here are a few items I bought in the last few months whilst passing charity shops or vintage stalls :)
First up, this brooch I picked up in the British Heart Foundation on Dalry Road. It was only £2 and I thought it had a bit of an art nouveau feel to it so it’s gone into the fancy dress box. It’s a costume brooch but there are little glittery stones set in the feathers that make it extra-pretty.
This hat was also only £2. I think I picked it up in Marie Curie Cancer Care in Bo’ness. It’s a Topshop hat, so was probably closer to £20 when it was originally bought by its first owner. I never fail to be impressed by this little charity shop – I also got season 4 of House for the grand total of £1.50.
Warning! Awkward selfie mirror image photo coming up!
God, you can even see my wardrobe in the background. Disaster. Still, I figure I should post this photo because I like to see clothing and things on people, rather than exclusively on the hanger. I promise I am going to get better with images. I need a photographer or something (the bloke is a potential option). Still, I like the hat.
The last awkward selfie of the day is me wearing my new favourite vintage winter jumper. It was £8 from the Armstrongs Vintage concession in Miss Selfridge on Princes Street. I believe the concession has since disappeared (boo!).
Gosh, it’s warm and comfy. And green! I love green. I think it’s 100% acrylic, so it’s definitely from another decade… Maybe the 80s? Might not be a particularly cool jumper, but it’s been on my back a lot since I picked it up a few months ago…
Like the brooch, hat or jumper? Or would my £14 have been better spent elsewhere?
I definitely need to do something about the awkwardly posed snaps though! Tripod? Second pair of hands? Forget the modelling and stick to pack shots? Get a mannequin? Your suggestions are hugely appreciated :)