HtCC: GiGi Vintage

Let me tell you a secret.

I hate vintage shopping.

I’m not really a fan of most kinds of clothes shopping to be honest, with snotty shop assistants implying you can’t afford a £10 top so why the hell are you cluttering up their shop with your unsightly presence (Is that just me then? Oh.) or the depressing situation with sizing (how am I a 12 in some shops, and a 16 in others?!) but vintage shopping just sends the fear into me. I feel so out of place when I go in to browse, I end up walking out again most of the time.

Another problem with vintage shopping is that a show can sometimes appear to be more of a jumble sale at the village hall than a collection of carefully chosen items (there’s a vintage shop on Park Street in Bristol that is just rails and rails of STUFF. Not ideal if you’re even a little claustrophobic!)

Which is why I was happy to find GiGi Vintage. Cute items, nicely styled, and prices that aren’t too crazy – so they’re closer to Topshop than Primark, but unlike either of those two shops, these pieces have lasted longer – when was the last time that you bought something from a high street store thats lasted more than 5 years?!

Here’s a few of my favourite things, but go on the site, theres so much more!

It’s All Navy” is a cute high waisted skirt which at the time of me looking was reduced down from £22 to £8. Bargain!

The “Leather Spinster” high waisted leather skirt (£45) is cute, although I can probably see someone else wearing this than me!

You usually can’t go wrong with a Laura Ashley dress (£38), especially with floral and bows all over!

I Know You ‘Sea’ Me“(£35) is a gorgeous mini dress which I’m so tempted by.

Anthing nautical is going to catch my eye which is why I liked the “Stripe It Rich” (£30)

I’m not really a playsuit kind of person, but the “Denim Diva” (£40) is quite tempting!

Topshop, again

You can always depend on Topshop for epic outfit lulz.

The sad thing is that because its Topshop, I’m sure quite a few people will wear a sequin playsuit without irony. And maybe with the top hat they’ve got back in stock. Eek. I’m still shocked that it costs £65.
I love Polyvore, because I get to make silly outfit collections like this. But after playing around with it, and trying to find things that will go with the outfit, I find myself going, hmm, its not that bad, is it?
No Hayley, it is that bad. Silly girl.

(I do actually want the top hat, and the bowler hat, but its more for comedy dress ups rather than incorporating it into my outfit.)

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