Okay, I admit it – the title of this post is a total and utter lie. Nothing I’m wearing is vintage. It’s all high street. There’s not a single second hand piece here!
After a week of frustrated, fruitless hunting for a vintage (and cheaper) alternative, I gave in to Topshop temptation and splashed out on this £25 faux fur stole. As I handed over my card I felt quite sick. I know I could pick one of these up for £2 at a car boot. I’ve seen them countless times but have never been tempted, and now time is against me. With no luck on eBay and a full time job that renders mid-week charity shop jaunts quite impossible, I was backed into a Topshop-shaped corner and out popped my faithful friend, Visa.
This is where all my good intentions to buy thrift fall down. I need the faux fur stole for a wedding tomorrow (more on that later) and I just don’t have the time to find a cheaper, more authentic alternative. The high street gives me a quick, easy solution to my shopping woes, and that’s why my wardrobe is full of it. A shame, but the slight smattering of vintage will have to suffice for now.
Do you rely on the high street for a fast shopping fix? Would you prefer to keep it vintage if only you had time to rummage?