Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Green Day


So, I have returned from my six week holiday in England. I had a great time seeing my relatives, trying as many Quorn products as possible and going to almost every charity shop in North Yorkshire. Today I wore a dress that I bought in England. It was from a vintage shop in Haworth called Oh La La. They had some fabulous stuff but I only got one dress because I didn't want to buy too much too early in my trip.


Photo taken by my aunty
Here I am standing in front of Oh La La wearing a raincoat that I'd bought just minutes before at a Sue Ryder charity shop.



The raincoat came in handy because it rained and snowed quite a bit while I was there. It's been a bit of an adjustment going from the snow in England to the heat of summer here in New Zealand.



Dress: Oh La La
Cardigan: op shopped
Keds: op shopped
Socks: Columbine
Bag: op shopped
Sunglasses: Vintage shop



The bag and sunglasses are also from England. I bought the bag in a charity shop in Harrogate. I wasn't sure I would be able to bring it home because of it's size, but at £2 I had to get it. Luckily, I managed to fit it in. The sunglasses were from a vintage shop in Saltaire that I can't remember the name of.

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  1. How exciting - lucky you going across the waters..
    And snow! And chaz shopping!!

    LOVE the green dress and the red coat.

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    1. Yes, the chaz shopping was exciting. Thanks!

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  2. It's nice to have you back. There are some beautiful places in North Yorkshire. Did you go to Bronte country while you were there at all? I love the green dress and cardi combo. You always accesorise so well xx

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    1. Thank you. Yes, there are. Yep, I think Haworth is where the Brontes lived and where two of them wrote their books. Thanks!

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  3. Gorgeous dress! I love the colour. And that bag is gorgeous too and what a bargain. Oh snow! I wish I lived somewhere where it snowed. It is just so pretty! And thanks for the suggestion on my blog re the mad men sewalong. I think I will look into doing a fake placket instead.

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    1. Thanks! It is pretty but I got a bit sick of the snow. We get snow at home too so it wasn't that much of a novelty. Glad I could help.

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  4. Welcome home, lovey!
    The frock and handbag are HEAVENLY!
    Also loving the raincoat. How wonderful to have briught home some special things, I expect we'll be seeing a few more?!
    XXX

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    1. Thanks! Ha, yeah, there's definitely more that I will post when I get around to it. I bought four hats back with me.

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  5. beautiful dress! I live in the only part of the UK that hasn't been covered in snow, so I'm jealous too!

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    1. Thanks. That's a shame that you haven't had any snow. Although, the people that had tons are probably jealous of you.

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  6. Welcome back! That dress is gorgeous and I love the mac. Can't wait to see what other British things you found. xxx

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    1. Thanks! The mac was definitely my favourite find. I've been looking for a red one for years.

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  7. Gorgeous dress. Welcome back doll, am glad you enjoyed yourself. Your finds were wonderful. I really need to get back to Yorkshire soon, love it there. We had a bit of snow where I am, but then it went away, it's just rain now. I'll be glad for sunshine & flowers soon! I hope you have a great day xx

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    1. Thanks. Yes, Yorkshire is lovely. Hope the rain goes away and you get some spring-like weather soon. You too.

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  8. Welcome back, my beautiful friend.
    I also love quorn, especially quorn sausages.
    You look fabulous in that dress.
    Thank you for sharing your pics.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Thanks! Oh, yes, quorn sausages are the best. I wish we had them here in New Zealand.

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  9. Lovely to see you back and I'm glad you had a good time. Love your outfit xxx

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  10. Lovely dress but what a wonderful red coat! Lucky you! Looks like you had a great (if not cold) holiday!

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    1. Thanks! I like the cold so I didn't mind that much.

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  11. Welcome back! Can't wait to see all those treasures!

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  12. Welcome home! Did you have a good time despite all the snow? Don't worry about not being in touch, I guessed you would have a packed schedule.
    I haven't been to Haworth in many years, last time I was there it certainly didn't have a vintage shop!
    Your dress is a beauty, and thank goodness you managed to get that delicious bag back home! Sunglasses are much easier thing to pack! xxxx

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I did. Haworth is lovely. The vintage shop is on the gorgeous little cobbled street. Thanks. Yes, I was worried the bag wouldn't get through customs as well but it was fine.

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  13. That plastic mac is bloody amazing! it looks just so good with that matching beret! I'm very much in love with your green dress, it's a stunner. Nice to have you back!

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    1. Thanks. It's pretty much my dream raincoat. I was so excited when I found it.

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  14. God, that dress is amazing and fits you so well. I am also envious of your cardigan, it's so hard to find ones that are cropped in the right way to be worn with 50s dresses. I can't wait to see the rest of your finds too. Quorn is so good, my god. They just got it in at my local New World and I want to buy all the products but it's like $11 for a small pack of 'chicken' nuggets. I'm used to a super stingy chickpeas-and-tinned-tomato based diet so it's a bit much for me right now.

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    1. Thanks. I know, I'm always trying to find good cropped cardigans. These days they only seem to make really long ones or boleros. Yes, Quorn is amazing. $11 is ridiculous though. I make 'chicken nuggets' by soaking tofu that's been frozen in vegetarian 'chicken' stock and breading them. They are delicious and pretty cheap to make.

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  15. Welcome back!! Sounds like you had a fabulous time in England. Like many of the commentators I love the dress - the border print is amazing. I have no idea what Quorn is - some kind of vegetarian food? Looking foward to reading more about your English trip and the shopping.

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    1. Thanks. I did. Quorn is a vegetarian fake meat product that's made out of some sort of fungus. They have all sorts of stuff like fake mince, chicken nuggets, steaks, burgers, sausages etc.

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  16. this wicker bag makes me go green with envy! i love any kind of wicker bags and this one is a real treasure!!!

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  17. Oh my goodness look at you in that green frock!!!! It is absolutely perfect on you. I adore the cut & the fabric. Major drooling happening here! Xx

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