As you most probably know I’m a sucker for vintage homeware. I’m like a magpie, except instead of being drawn to something shiny, I’m drawn to old and quirky! I find it nearly impossible to walk past a charity shop or flea market without going in and I love upcycling some of my vintage finds.
Vintage clothes on the other hand is a different matter. Although I really appreciate vintage clothing, I find it quite difficult to find clothes that fit me properly. Shapes and sizing have really changed over the decades and vintage sizes usually tend to come up a lot bigger. This makes it trickier to find something when you’re not even sure what size to go for. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve come out of a changing room broken hearted because the garment was either too big or too small, and guess what? No other sizes available. Wahhhh.
Luckily for me there are fabulous shops such as Rivers And Roads, who specialise in vintage inspired fashion and they have plenty of sizes to go around!
Rivers And Roads
is a one person Manchester based outlet, who have made it their mission to find you quality fashion you’ll want to keep forever. And they’re right, because since they sent me this Swan Song Top
it’s the only thing I’ve wanted to wear! I’m really impressed with the quality of the shirt, the material is really thick and all the buttons are sewn on really well, possibly hand stitched, I’m not too sure. Either way the buttons don’t appear to be going anywhere soon. I also love how the pleats on either side of the shirt are intentionally different widths. This brand have obviously paid attention to detail and I can’t tell you how many compliments this shirt has received!
Shirt – c/o Rivers & Roads
Wide legged trousers – River Island
Black skinnies – Warehouse
Dolly shoes – New Look
As well as this rather awesome top, Rivers And Roads also have a whole other heap of vintage inspired clothes and accessories. Here are just a few of my favourites…
So, like what you’ve seen so far? I hope so because Rivers And Roads are offering my readers (that’s you) 15% off any purchase valid until the end of April. Just enter the discount code AGIRL2014 at the checkout. Happy shopping. x