Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Capes, Cows and Coffee.

Seeing as Selina from Flying Saucer and I are both from the Birmingham area, we decided that a shopping trip to the Bullring was in order. I decided to wear this Nasty Gal cape which, until looking at this photo, I never realised looked could look a little like a graduation gown.
Black Cardi
Cardi (Nasty Gal) Tee (Zara) Skirt, Tights, Socks (Topshop) Shoes (UO)
The back of the cape is super cute. I remember that the Nasty Gal model wore it hooded but I soon realised that on me, I looked stupid, like some kind of wierd nun.
Cape
So our first port of call was Cow Vintage (Sadly no website that I could find, just a fanpage on facebook). I hadn't returned for a long time and it has completely changed...for the better!
Cow Vintage
Everything was amazing quality with not a bad bit of vintage on sale. The prices were really decent too, with an amazing £3 sale rail to dresses around £20, with a few no more than £30.
Cow Vintage boomboxCowVintage Pink dress
So many prints and patterns! Alas no photos of me and Selina but if you look hard enough in the photo below, there is a familiar red head with a cute white bow in the background!
CowVintage RailsCowVintage ShoesCowVintage Rails1
This dress was £22. The dress looks OK in this photo but in real life, it didn't fit that well. Plus, I don't really have time to alter any dresses at the moment and it wasn't that painful to put it back on the rail which is always a good sign!
Cow_Dress
I also tried on these £10 shorts. I loved the pattern and colour but it reminded me far too much of what my mom used to wear on holiday to the beach when I was younger. I couldn't see myself wearing them so I was awesome and put them back on the rail. I'm definitely going to be making more regular trips back to Cow now that the quality has improved so much!
Shorts
Selina and I stopped off for some coffee and muffins at Starbucks. I am a sucker for anything cinammon and apple flavoured. Nom nom.
Starbucks
I had a hair appointment half way through our little shop (the fitting room photos were taken before I had my hair cut!) I really love Umberto Giannini in Selfridges. I also have a little points card with my salon and I managed to score an amazing hair treatment.
Freebie
Apart from my haircut, I got this awesome sheer black blouse at H&M. I love it and will be wearing it a lot during the warmer months as a sheer cardigan or buttoned up like this over quirky t-shirts.
Sheer Blouse
Wierd flash induced lighting...but here is the blouse! Love!
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46 comments

  1. what a nice day! sometimes I don't buy stuff because they remind me of something my relatives used to wear too! I guess it happens to everyone then. That sheer top is awesome! And your new haircut is lovely too :D

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  2. Geez the floral dress looks fab in the photo ... but I'll take your word for it that it didn't hold up in real life.

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  3. Ah your sooo cute .. next time I come to Brum i'll get you to show me round all the cool places .. i'd never be able to find that vintage shop on my own hehe.

    Those shorts remind me also of something my mum would of worn in the early 90's LOL!

    Sal xXx

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  4. Gorgeous blouse! Shame the dress didn't fit it looks lovely in the photo.
    xx

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  5. ohh i have the same shirt form h&m
    but it's in white :D
    x

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  6. All those prints and colors in the vintage shop! I wish I could go!

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  7. That shop is a bargain, all vintage clothes are quite expensive here in London argh!

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  8. ahhh that vintage shop looks seriously amazing! wow!
    thanks for your sweet comment, it meant a lot to me & definitley made me smile :)

    LONDON--ROSE.BLOGSPOT.COM

    xx

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  9. that dress looks really cute on you, shame it didn't fit. i'll have to check this vintage place out next time i'm home from uni- i never normally stray from the bullring!

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  10. I so wish I lived in Birmingham and could hang out with you and Selina! She seems like such a love. And I know you are!
    Love that sheer shirt on you, such a nice idea to put it with a t-shirt. I always fear the sheer because I don't want my industrial strength bra on show to the world. Thanks for giving me a new idea on how to attempt it!
    And I am a diehard fan of apple and cinnamon items. Anything Cinnamon really... My lipbalm is Cinnamon Swirl flavour (got it in Fenwicks.) Yum!
    xx
    PS - Breathless4life!!! Jean is the reason I got my hair snipped off many years ago!

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  11. OMG ypu is very fashion.
    add you blog.
    kiss

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  12. broke my google reader rules to read your post, love it!! so glad you got the shirt too, looks fab! hahah those shorts are quite legendary, i wonder if one day we'll see someone walking round birmingham in them!

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  13. Love how you styled your new sheer top... very creative. You inspired me to do the same with some of my sheer tops.

    And that cape in your first outfit is fabulous. xoxo

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  14. I love all of your outfits too! That sheer blouse is on my shopping list and it's such a shame about the printed dress; I'm currently altering two dresses by hand, which is definitely not ideal but I guess I'm a bit long winded. Love the haircut too!

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  15. what a cool print dress you found there. Really love the colors. I've never quite seen a cardi like that, very cool.

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  16. Gorgeous sheer shirt! I actually saw that a few weeks ago, and nearly bought it! Its so so lovely! Just stumbled on your blog, and it really sweet! So well done! I will be coming back soon!
    Panda x

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  17. LOVE your new blouse, it looks so good on top of that tee!

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  18. Sounds like a fun day! Cow Vintage is a bit good, they have a blog but that's pretty much it website wise - http://wearecow.blogspot.com/

    Love the sheer shirt!

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    x

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  19. yay :) that vintage shop is the best!

    Danni
    xxx

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  20. the vintage shop is so awesome. wish i was in birmingham :)

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  21. u look so cute in the photos!
    I m thinkin to buy the same sheer blouse at H&M but white :)
    Yummy starbucks! :D

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  22. ur tee is super cute!!! with the glasses

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    follow if u like what u see?

    happy earth day!!

    xoxo

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  23. that top is peciousss, i love it with the cardi!
    such cute clotheeesss.<3333

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  24. alliteration will always catch my attention, winn, i like your wordplay! can't wait to check out the new and improved big yellow shop next time i'm in brum :D xxxx

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  25. That must have been such a cool place to go too. Fun cape! Love the muffin pic too. Lots of fun stuff in your post.

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  26. I love vintage shopping. The only vintage shop in my town is run by this really crazy lady who will talk your ear off and its always really hard to leave the store because she just can't take a hint!

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  27. what a lovely skirt and your posts are always great

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  28. love this post and your tee is fab xxxxx

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  29. I have the cream version of the blouse :D
    x

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  30. I love COW :) im from the birmingham area too :)

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  31. Hi Supergirl - the cape is really cool! Loving the floral dress in the 2nd hand shop, too.

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  32. That's an awesome find, the blouse. I'm sure you'll get a lot of cool looks from it!

    I love your hair!

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  33. I lvoe that cape, and I am so jealour, what an amazing vintage shop! I adore anything with apple in it, and starbucks cinnamon and apple muffins are a total addiction of mone!

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  34. Such a gorgeous outfit! I love it and I've never heard of Cow before, I'll need to go and check it out at some point. xxx

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  35. There is an award over at my page now ....

    Sal xXx

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  36. Your outfit is amazing!
    I love the skirt <3

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  37. I like the cape! You're pretty fun and you do have such great style, Winnie!

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  38. Nice outfit!
    I love your tee and skirt. You looks so cute.

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  39. An awesome day always includes some shopping and vintage shopping is SO much fun :) loving that cape girl!

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  40. Hi there-this last outfit is one of my favourites on you, the sheer blouse and skirt look just fabulous!!

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  41. the cape doesn't look anything like a grad gown... you look a beau.xx

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  42. what a great day out...with another great blogger, vintage shopping. i really like the dress you put back!

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  43. Cute blog! Lots to read and look at i also really like your style!

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  44. Awesome shirt !! And that store looks sooo cool :P I wanna go there ^^
    and the scans are niiicee

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