I’ve been a fan of Waiste Vintage (and lovely blogger Sarah who owns the business) for a long time. It’s a beautifully curated site and their look books are always a dream. It’s nice to find such a good selection of specifically 60s and 70s boho vintage that’s reasonably priced (although I wouldn’t call it cheap either). That’s probably why their new releases are usually snapped up the same hour that they’re online! I bought this dress a while ago and I love it. It’s the perfect length for me (I’m just not comfortable in super short skirts anymore, I like my booty to be warm) and I love the long sleeves because they keep me cosy in Scotland. I’m also a big fan of the fit – it’s fitted at the waist and torso without feeling too bodycon. The zip at the front means I can unzip it to create the ideal V neck. Good vintage dresses like these are hard to find, so it’s a real treasure! The only downside is that it’s made from that very 70s rayon material and so it can get pretty warm.
I bought this coat after seeing it on another blogger and spotting that it was in the sale. I love the way it looks but to be honest, it’s really not the best quality. The material is far too lightweight so it doesn’t hang properly and rucks up whilst I walk. It’s warm enough for May but it’s really not a winter coat, as you would imagine a fake pony skin coat like this to be. In hindsight I should have returned it but I kept it for the aesthetic, which was not very sensible of me. I need to remind myself to stop ever buying from those cheap mass produced online retailers. It’s often a waste of money because the clothes you receive are poor quality (even though you sometimes get a good piece – it’s not worth the risk) and I bet the people who make the clothes see a fraction of the small amount of money you’re paying for them. The poor quality is especially apparent paired with something as nice as this well-tailored vintage dress. It feels negative to be complaining about a brand online like this rather than just singing their praises, but hopefully this will remind me of my resolve and you, my lovely blog readers, can keep me accountable.