11.8.10

Gem's hems!


Bonjour!

Thanks for all your lovely feedback on the latest Tuesday tip! I'm looking forward to getting messy in my future Kitchen Cosmetic quests! Do keep your suggestions coming!

Anywho, I've been in quite a frocky mood recently. Pretty dresses keep catching my eye, and to my surprise it's the ones with longer hems that I've been purchasing. My dresses have always been mini, except for my latest forays into maxi territory, but lately I've been lured in by the inbetweeners. (NOT to be confused for the TV show. That went right over my head!)

I think I'm really enjoying the simplicity that comes with wearing just the one layer. All my other dresses require leggings!

This is the one I found today in a charity shop. It was a fiver, which is more than I usually spend on charity shop items, especially seeing as this one is only 'vintage' Debenhams. But it was so perfect for my body shape. Covers up the jiggly arms and jelly belly, and displays the boobs in a non-slaggy way! Plus it makes me feel quite grown up and mumsy which I secretly love (I am super duper broody!)



This jolly little number was found in the back of a vintage shop in Paris in the 1 Euro box! Yes, this dress set me back about 90p! It's a bit mad but it's really grown on me.



Not bad for a total spend of £5.90ish! I bloody love a good bargain! Have you found any lately?

Hope you've had a lovely day! I'm off to watch Big Brother (as ever). Did you know Sam Pepper is from near me? My pal Jen went to college with him! I've never met him but I think he's cute as a button. Sammy to win!

40 comments:

  1. Such bargainous dresses! my favourite is the first one. It's a great shape and the colour looks really good on you! Millie xxx

    stylegoddesses.blogspot.com

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  2. I'm loving the second dress especially. The first one suits you perfectly though! I do love a good bargain but I'm just way too lazy to sift through rails of rubbish at my local cancer research. ha xx

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  3. Did you see my wonderful vintage sewing box bargain I found recently? I am in love with it (as much as one can be with what is essentially a wooden box)

    http://ohmyclumsyheart.blogspot.com/

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  4. you are so cute. "displays the boobs in a non-slaggy way" hahaha
    great bargain finds!

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  5. Ah I love the second one too much!

    I got an nurse's uniform top -that I'm going to wear as a waistcoat- and yet another peach cardigan that I got in a charity shop. And for 2 euro each!

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  6. LOVE both of these.. im quite a varied hem girl but i think that just means i have too many clothes!

    Embarrassingly I'm a bit in love with Sam Pepper :/ but I'm still with triple J to win!
    xxx

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  7. Both dresses are super cute and look amazing on you! I'd love a dress like the first one though :) xx

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  8. I'm all about the simplicity of one layer.

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  9. I love both of these, mostly the top one! It's so flattering on you and is the perfect shade of pink. Amazing finds.

    X

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  10. Wow, love this dress so pink and pretty! I esp love the spoty one x

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  11. O love them both, but the first is my favourite! This colour looks amazing on you!

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  12. love the first dress,
    the colour really suits you x

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  13. I really like the first dress but I think the second one maybe needs a belt? You've got an amazing figure, show it off!

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  14. ooh what bargains!
    aaw i love sam pepper a little bit, me and my friend really recognise him i think he may know someone i know i dont know though haha.
    you remind me a bit of keefa (spelt her name how it sounds) that left bb, but a prettier version!
    Jaymie
    http://jaymieocallaghan.blogspot.com/

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  15. I loved Sam's cheese task - stinky though. The dresses are lovely, I actually work in a charity shop (definitely a fantastic job) and find bargains each week. In the last month I have found one 'granny' cardigan and a zara man's 100% cashmere cardigan (£4.00 altogether).

    www.ameliais.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi im Gem i think the pink dress is sooo cute.I discovered your blog and think its great, very interseting.I saw your twitter to so i joined twitter today and i had been sending you tweets, i arnt sure if u recieved them? or if i do somthing wrong somewhere? Has you havnt replied.Can you only send tweets to people who are following you too? sorry for the long message.Im new to this.

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  17. the first dress is so flattering on you and the second is an absolute knock out - it looks amazing on you! Im completely jealous of your bargain thrifty finds. im so useless at that sort of thing and never seem to find ne thing good for a bargain - and this is why ive decided i hate you a bit!!
    hah :) x

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  18. Just wanted to say i just voted for you on the blogger competition.yours is the best ny far :)

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  19. Love the first dress! Looks great on you :)

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  20. very pretty. i love the first dress.

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  21. very pretty. i love the first dress.

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  22. these dresses look fabulous!
    i really dont think i could pull this length off thought
    oh by the way i tried out your watch tuesday tip a while ago
    heres the link:
    http://ellabellevintage.blogspot.com/2010/08/make-it-monday-beautiful-paper-for.html
    xxx

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  23. I love both the dresses! Longer hems are my fave :)

    Leia

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  24. awesome dresses and such great bargains xxx

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  25. I love this hem length which is much more flattering for me. You look great in mini and maxi though! Great vintage find, I love the first dress, beautiful style and beautiful colour.

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  26. Dresses really suit you! I love the pink polka dot one! If only it was as easy to find SUCH a bargain that is that amazing over here!

    xxxx

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  27. I love both of them! I think the pink one may perhaps be mumsy if it was in a different colour but it just looks cute and classy instead. The pink polka dot one is so much fun and I can't believe how cheap it was!

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  28. Hi, followed over from Jazzabelle's. Love both of the dresses but i think esp. the pink polka dot one. It's fun and lively looking.

    Loved your olive oil tips and I espc. enjoyed reading your traveling tips. The one about having the argument with the boyfriend so dodgy people will leave you alone is absolutely brilliant!

    Great blog! I'm following.

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  29. the top charity shop dress is ever so pretty! it's so girly and fun, and suits your body shape perfectly.

    love, jazzabelle. x

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  30. these dresses look lovely on you!

    http://aforteforfashion.blogspot.com

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  31. Yay for pretty dresses! and for broodyness! I have a love/hate thing for Sam Pepper!

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  32. Sam Pepper is from my town! I went out with him when I was 14 hahaha. Lovely dresses, your blog is great! x

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  33. The first dress really suits you! I haven't found any bargains recently, but am thinking of going to a carboot tomorrow, so *fingers crossed* xXx

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  34. That first dress was definitely worth a fiver - looks great on you :)

    & I love the polka dots! Bargain!

    I don't watch Big Bro, so I'm afraid I can't really comment..

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  35. gem's hems lol! really loving these lengths too, nothing better when it's still technically summer but there's no use for actual summery looking stuff! like the double influx of pink, wonder if you could even wear the second dress on a night out in a kind of 50's pin up way!xx

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  36. those dresses flatter your figure so well (: such great finds.

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  37. the first, solid dress is my fave - nice contrast w/ hair.

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  38. I’m really like it! Very, very dgdeeac good!
    sam pepper cat yoda

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