As you all know I love all things vintage.  My cupboards are coming down with vintage tea sets and vintage cake stands all of which I try and use on a regular basis.  There’s nothing like sipping tea from a beautiful vintage china tea set.


vintage teaset


My jewellery box is bursting at the seams with stunning vintage brooches and necklaces that I wear most days although I do clear out now and again.  If you head to my Etsy store you will find some of my unique vintage finds there if you fancy a wee look!


vintage brooch


In my wardrobe I have some true vintage and some vintage inspired pieces of clothing that are just stunningly beautiful  A few of my key pieces have come from the stunningly beautiful and ever so glamourous vintage inspired Collectif range.  Collectif were eastablished in 2000 and their clothing draws upon the wonderful fashion of the 1950s.  Their clothes ooze glamour and make me feel wonderful wearing them.


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I am so very delighted that Collectif have offered one of my readers the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend on vintage clothing.  You can enter the giveaway below.





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Terms & Conditions of entry

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The prize is the product mentioned above.

The prize winner will be announced within 24 hours of closing.

The prize must be claimed within 14 days.

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Additional terms to this prize:

You will need to have set up an account on Collectif website so the value can be added to your account.

Once added to your account the funds will automatically appear as a value in your e-wallet and the option given to redeem the funds against the cost of purchases in the basket.

If the items purchased total less than the gift voucher amount the remaining funds will stay in the e-wallet to use on the next purchase. If the items purchased exceed the gift voucher amount the remaining value must be paid by card in order to complete the order.

Please note that items bought using gift vouchers can be returned or exchanged but not refunded, only additional monies paid over and above the gift voucher will be refunded and a new gift voucher code will be issued.

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My Guide to Vintage Inspired Clothing Sales

One of my best past times is shopping – well who doesn’t enjoy it?!


You can get so many great bargains in the sales and vintage inspired clothing is no exception.  Below I have noted a few of my favourite picks for you.




This beautiful jumper from LindyBop is reduced from £28 to £16.  It is soft stretch with a large cherry design on the front with red contrast sleeves and hem.  Stunning jumper at at only £16 you could afford to buy two!



A beautiful swing dress in a pattern called Masquerade!  Who wouldn’t love to be wearing this fabulous swing dress?  It is made from a matte finish fabric in a wide flared 1950s style with side zip and detachable belt and is only £24 down from £34.  A great price for a fantastic dress.


A tea dress is just so versatile which can be worn anywhere and at only £17 in the sales a great bargain.  It is lightweight and has a flared skirt with an elasticated waist and a curved v neckline and is fully lined.





Reduced from £40 to £24.50 this wiggle dress was handmade in the UK.  It has a lined bodice with crossover neckline, it is very typical of the wiggle dresses from the 1950s..  A stunning quality dress.

These are just some of the stunning vintage inspired clothing from the Lindy Bop sale.  Why not go have a wee look now?

Happy Shopping.

Elf x



Vintage fashion is very on-trend.  You don’t have to be decked out head to toe in it either.  A few key pieces can add so much to your wardrobe.  The most popular place people go to find vintage clothing is Ebay but more often than not it can be difficult to find something among the poor quality pictures and lack of detailed descriptions.


Going through rails and rails at your local charity shop can also be a bit confusing as you scan items and wonder which decade they are from, so shopping for vintage clothing at an online store can take the hassle and frustration out of your search.


Below I have listed my favourite vintage online shops, you don’t have to trek to these, they also have a fantastic array of clothing which is clearly labelled with measurements included!


So pour yourself a glass of martini, sit back and search until your hearts content.


  1. Peekaboovintage

A place that people often forget about is ASOS Markplace, Peekaboovintage have an array of vintage items, it is the ideal place to go for that 1970’s or 1980’s look.  I just love this 1970’s floral summer dress.

Vintage dress, vintage 1970s dress


  1. Rokit

Rokit stoick a huge selection of vintage clothing that covers almost every era from the 1930s to the 1990s.  I just love being able to decide on a certain period and with the click of a button that particular range comes up.  One of my favourites is their selection of 1950s fashion and this little black dress.

vintage black dress, vintage dress, 1950s dress


  1. Beyond Retro

Beyond Retro claim to have the biggest selection of vintage wear online in the UK.  I have to agree they have a huge selection where you could spend hours searching through their items.  The search facility is good, you select your product and then filter it down to era.  If you click on their era edits section, they will bring up a selection of clothes for you.  Just look at the selection you can get from the Mod look.

mod dress, 1960s dress, vintage dress

  1. Juno Says Hello

A stunning array of cocktail and entertaining wear which have been seen on celebrities.  Top range dresses can be found here including this beautiful 1930s dress.

1930s dress, vintage dress, 1930s cocktail dress



  1. Love Miss Daisy Vintage

A very easy and beautiful website to navigate, Love Miss Daisy Vintage has a vast array of items.  Again the selection is broken down in to era making it easy to select your favourite items.  This 1950s floral day dress is just stunning.

1950s day dress, 1950s vintage dress, vintage dress


  1. My Vintage

    Wow, what can I say about My Vintage? A fab website, plenty of stock and an owner whose love of vintage oozes from the site making it so much easier for you as you browse, not to mention the excellent free personal styling service with Emma!


Do you have a favourite online vintage fashion store?  I just adore visiting all these wonderful vintage fashion boutiques in the comfort of my own home!


Looking for some jewellery inspiration?  Head over to my blog post on my favourite vintage jewellery pieces for this autumn to add some sparkle to your outfits!  Or need some help on different ways to wear a vintage brooch / pin?  Read 5 Unique Ways to Wear a Vintage Pin / Brooch now.



You really need to know about these online vintage fashion stores.  A great place to start to find unique vintage finds to bring your style to the next level.