If you’ve been reading A Little Bird Told Me for some time, you’ll know I used to be very into second hand shopping. I’d be at car boot sales every Sunday and spend my lunch break in charity shops, rooting around in less-than-desirable conditions for vintage tea dresses or faux fur stoles.
I think it’s quite telling that one of the only pieces from those days that still remains in my wardrobe is a dress originally from Zara. My love for that place knows no bounds, obviously.
Regardless of its origins, I call this dress my Old Faithful. It’s the simplest shape, with a classic monochrome print, a Peter Pan collar and cute pockets. I wear it constantly because it’s just so easy and always looks great with black accessories and a red (or orange, in this case) lip.
Today I teamed it with a few other Old Faithfuls – my Mulberry bag, bought in 2012 for my first New York Fashion Week, my Kurt Geiger strappy sandals, bought last year for my hen do, and my Orla Kiely sunglasses, bought last year and worn almost every day since.
Sometimes, the oldies are the goodies, you know?