Sunday, 7 May 2017


I recently travelled to Lisbon for one day (I know, crazy right? I love being spontaneous) normally April is a rainy month but I was lucky as the sun was out and it was rather warm.

I met a lovely Lady called Noura on a tour of the Alfama district in Lisbon, my iPhone kept playing up so she kindly sent me some of her photos. Lisbon is a beautiful city with character and culture, I hope to travel there again for a longer period of time! 

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Vintage - Shop Spanish Moss

Image copyright- Shop Spanish Moss- from website dated 06/05/2017

One of my favourite online vintage sites is Shop Spanish Moss. Shop Spanish Moss is a US based Vintage clothing and accessorise business which sells quality vintage items which can be special wear, day to day casual wear (amazing vintage tees), boho and for those who like to collect beautiful vintage clothing . Their items sell out super quick. I came across these Pants- Van Lear Rose pants as Shop Spanish Moss calls them and fell for them.  Unfortunately this was sold out, as with nearly all vintage there are no duplicates readily available or without a thorough search.

I thought I would try searching for these pants or at least a similar pair, before trying to desire for vintage can be a little obsessive sometimes. I searched on Esty and came across these below, which looks identical to the Van Lear Rose Pants, but with no belt. The photo above looks like the pants have a dark purple background but that could possibly be the lighting?  Anyway I'm pleased with my searching skills.....It's always worth searching on Esty, Ebay and any other sites for anything that's sold out or snapped up.

Another thing that crossed my mind is that I probably would not have considered looking at the pants on Esty if I had not come across the curated version by Shop Spanish Moss first. Curating and advertising aspirations are powerful tools in the apparel industry.

However it is important that you choose items that are "you" or your aspirations otherwise buying things 'just because' becomes soulless and dare I say depressing, (I have been there).

Etsy shop ReluctantDamsel