Embellished Vintage Shirt

2012-08-31 Not Dressed As Lamb 001

(No Photo Tips Friday today, I’ll give you guys time to digest all the waffle I’ve thrown your way so far!)

Although I do shop a lot online, I don’t always buy new: I’m a big eBay fan, mostly for vintage items. This shirt may or may not be actual vintage as it was described – I call it my old lady shirt (I got an “oi, oi” from my mum about that description!) – but it’s one of my favourites. This time it just needed a little adornment in the shape of some pretty pearl collar pins (I’d been meaning to do a DIY to make some, but ASOS shoved some under my nose in the sale. Tut, tut).

It’s pretty much the weekend, so here’s to you all having a great one! Oh and I’ll be back from my sabbatical in my next post on Sunday: you might find that the blog looks a little different when you come back…!

[she does a little excited dance]

2012-08-31 Not Dressed As Lamb 002
2012-08-31 Not Dressed As Lamb 003
Shirt: eBay vintage (Betty Barclay), Trousers: ASOS, Collar pins: ASOS, Belt: Next, Heels: Debenhams, Black bracelets: Unknown

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  1. 4 September 2012 / 1:12 am

    The print is perfect with your hair – great choice. Pearl collar pins – nice touch!

    Popped in from NDYS' Visible Monday.


  2. 3 September 2012 / 12:47 pm

    The trousers looks great on you!

  3. 3 September 2012 / 1:31 am

    I shop a lot on eBay too and have found that just because they say it is vintage doesn't mean it is actually vintage. Some things I bought were vintage "like". They looked vintage but were newish. That is a lovely blouse and I especially love those pearl collar pins. 🙂

  4. 3 September 2012 / 12:11 am

    Loveee your outfit! Those pants are incredible…Also the details of the shirt are gorgeous… I'm your newest follower via google (#375) I'd love it if you could check out my blog and maybe follow as well?


  5. 2 September 2012 / 11:09 pm

    LOVE this blouse! It is gorgeous and looks amazing with the blue pants! I also love the little pearl detail at the collar!

  6. 2 September 2012 / 8:35 pm

    love that blouse and love it even more adorned in pretties! im the same with DIY's if its cheap and i can buy it already made i do haha! And im also a huge ebayer. Lately i have been selling lots and then spending it back on ebay, but thats still pretty thrifty if you ask me;) xxx

  7. 1 September 2012 / 1:03 pm

    Lovely shirt, Catherine. Loving the adornment pearl pin.
    Have a grand weekend.

  8. 31 August 2012 / 10:53 pm

    Catherine, I love the blouse. The colors and print are perfect for you!
    Have a wonderful weekend sweetie.


  9. 31 August 2012 / 10:01 pm

    Hi dear 🙂 I really like your blog, would you ike to follow each other? If so-follow me and leave a comment so I can see and return the love! Can;t wait to see you at my site! 🙂

  10. 31 August 2012 / 8:01 pm

    I love that shirt so much! I'm really liking your blog, just followed 🙂 xx


  11. 31 August 2012 / 5:35 pm

    I need to get some collar/cardi pins like this one! Love the little detail it makes in an outfit.

    <3 Cambria

  12. A Well Styled Life
    31 August 2012 / 4:01 pm

    The pearls are wonderful on your collar.

  13. 31 August 2012 / 2:26 pm

    Great outfit – LOVE those pants!

    Can't wait to see the new look of the blog!

    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  14. Rebecca
    31 August 2012 / 2:07 pm

    This top is sooo lovely Catherine!!

  15. 31 August 2012 / 1:27 pm

    Oh how I love this shirt! I don't know why and its probably just me but its almost comes across quite oriental which I am really loving at the moment. I love how it looks with the blue cropped trousers, their shape is so chic and quite boy meets girl. The collar pins are a great touch 🙂

    Take care and enjoy your upcoming weekend,

    Daniella xox

  16. 31 August 2012 / 1:20 pm

    Lovely colour palette, Catherine! Your blouse's pearlized, variegated buttons are amazing. All the best with your blog changes / updates!

  17. 31 August 2012 / 12:37 pm

    heeey lovely blog 🙂
    would you like to follow each other?

    xx BBella

  18. 31 August 2012 / 12:34 pm

    Love the addition of the pearl collar pins – they make the look so nostalgic.

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