Journey to the East (of London)

So today I decided to take a little trip into the east part of London, normally known as….. Brick lane.

First stop was to check out a vintage sale offer in East End Thrift Store. So the deal was fill a bag for ยฃ20! Sounds easy enough ! Was it? Hell no! So we searched and searched for this shop and it ended up down a back alley way in the side of a warehouse, which normally means lots of rummaging and fun to be had. However I honestly couldn’t find enough good stuff to fit in the bag to make the ยฃ20 worth while. Everything was grimy and damp. I honestly tried to find something to make the trip to this place worth my time, but unfortunately I left empty handed.

Tips: for fill a bag vintage shopping

1.Never expect it to be amazing

2.Get there early on the first day- to be a chance for finding something good.

3.I have been to ALOT of these sales and every time I always forget, but bring anti bac hand gel and some kind of peg for your nose!

4.They make the Facebook pictures look amazing, but don’t be fooled! I never see the quality stuff from the photos in these sales.

So leaving disappointed and empty handed, we left in a huff and decided to go to good old reliable Brick Lane and Spitalfields market. So as many of you know I can’t pass a hat shop without trying on a few. Reason being I just suit hats. My mum is still looking for a hat that doesn’t suit me. (We have a bet and at this moment in time I’m still winning!) But for some reason even though I do suit hats , I never really wear one, so when I stumbled across a little stall in Spitalfields I was over the moon as they were all made from 100% wool and at really good prices. Best of all they had lots of retro and vintage styles, it was very hard to choose! But I ended up with this wine red 40s style one and I’m in love! I haven’t taken it off since I bought it and I am definitely going to go back as I have my eye on a few more ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is a snap of me in my lovely new 100%wool hat

You can leave your hat on!
You can leave your hat on!

So next on my trip we had a little walk down to Rokit. Where I must say I loved their window display, it was very fun and girly, with lots of sparkles and fluffiness. Which is me in a nutshell, so I had to take a snap! I also found this adorable Halloween jumper, which was a bargain of only ยฃ3!

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If there is one free thing in this world that I love, it has to be really good street art. So here are some snaps of my favourite ones and might be in a few of them posing ๐Ÿ™‚

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baseball jacket-thrifted

sunglasses-Raybans (I don’t leave the house without them!)

lipstick-Gareth Pugh for Mac

Gold heart clip on earrings -vintage

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The next stop was a cute vintage shop I love called the ‘vintage Basement’ I have been to this shop a lot of times and always end up buying something. Downstairs is the best bit, it’s filled with lots of bargains ๐Ÿ™‚ I found this cute littles up cycled rockabilly style shirt, which is 3 shirts made into one. It’s really well made and for a size small if surprisingly fits my boobs in, which is always a bonus! So excited to team this bad boy up with my Levi’s 501s and my tux shoes ๐Ÿ™‚

The last stop was to the ‘All Star Lanes’ ย restaurant, unfortunately we didn’t have time to go bowling, however we did have time to stop for a burger. My favourite part was the really cute retro lunch boxes all along the wall. However I didn’t get a good photo, but hopefully I will next time ๐Ÿ™‚

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So today wasn’t the most amazing day for finding good vintage. However I had a lot of fun and you never know what your going to find. So keep on rummaging, and tell me what you guys have found!

Kiss kiss winks,

Jordan xx

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