Maybe it's my way of getting into the Christmas spirit, but I am obsessed with black and gold at the moment. I bought this vintage batwing top from Etsy, which just so happens to be my other obsession du jour.
I used to run my own Ebay business buying and selling vintage clothing and boots (back when Sienna Miller made vintage slouch boots the 'it' shoes to own) and I literally had suitcases of vintage under my bed back in Melbourne. Even Notting Hill Boy wasn't safe, and his walk-in wardrobe soon turned into my vintage shoe store!
Over the years Ebay became too commercial, and I found they were allowing sellers to just add the word 'vintage' to anything to make it sound more appealling. This of course resulted in the almost impossible task of finding anything genuine on the site.
So when along came Etsy with it's genuine vintage and gorgeous homemade, craft vibe I knew that I needed to steer clear. I mean I have an Ebay rating of over 400+ (that's a LOT of transactions) so I knew that it would only be time until I had an Etsy addiction. Yes, it's true...give me an online website where I can find anything that springs to mind in all it's vintage and handmade glory and I'm in dire need of rehab within weeks.
So if you see me endlessly talking about my Etsy purchases on Twitter, perhaps remind me of this blog post. I know Notting Hill Boy would appreciate it. NHG x
Vintage gold bagwing top, Etsy; HeatTech black top, Uniqlo; Black skirt and Fedora hat, H&M; Black wedges, Zara; Leopard charm necklace; Mulberry; Black studded bag, Mimco; Bangle, Question Air; Red nailpolish, OPI; Dusty pink roses, Portobello market.