Saturday, 26 November 2011
When the delightful Ceri from Style Eyes contacted me about taking part in her ethical fashion competition I jumped at the chance. I grew up in charity shop clothes and wore quite a lot of vintage whilst at uni, but I haven't bought much vintage for a while. So this came as a good reminder to try and think a little more ethically when shopping- like most people I do turn to Primark at times, mainly for a cheap pair of tights/basic top etc. I don't always have the patience for looking through the rails in vintage/charity shops and often altering an item, and ethical brands can be a little pricier (my mum loves People Tree). But it definitely does pay off when you make the effort.
This outfit is a little international: The Boyfriend style coat is from a Berlin flea market for a couple of Euros, the crazy jumper is vintage (Beyond Retro), the belt is from the Angel's costume sale, the pleated culottes are from another vintage sale, the brogues are from a Bristol vintage shop and the beads are from Mexico (made ethically).
Anyone can enter the competition so do check out the details here .