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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Makers Gonna Make

I'm not entirely sure how to start this blog post without first telling you that I picked up this coat at a carboot for TWELVE POUNDS. So.. if you were sitting there thinking: Oh God Ally... not another coat! Please! Well then I'd like to invite you to re-consider that thought process cause: £12.
Okay So it's a little big.. well it's a lot big but I honestly couldn't give two hoots cause it's camel, and it's long, and it's warm.. and twelve.pounds.
Okay so now we've got the price out of the way, we can appreciate it purely for it's physical beauty. The fur around the collar is detachable and basically, when I'm wearing this, I feel well glamorous. Positive feelings all round.
(Oh Hey Sandy)
Vintage Coat, Topshop Jumper, Jeans & Boots

It seems mad to think about it now but at the time, me and my friend walked away from the coat thinking ' ooh.. twelve pounds is a bit much'.. and I very nearly didn't buy it.
But then I did.
So that's that.
I actually had a lovely weekend (not that you asked but oh look, I'm telling you anyway) seeing my friend from uni. We spoke about art, made vegan milkshakes (the very best thing in the universe), we went to see her boyfriend sing in a Led Zeppelin tribute band and spent pennies on lots of weird and wonderful objects at a car boot. It was nice to do those things, to engage in conversation about shows and ideas about making work. It almost reminded me who I was again. I guess that over the last year or so I seemed to have forgotten that a little bit.
Makers Gonna Make.

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  1. Oooh are so beauty!! Love your coat!!
    Kisses from Spain.
    Xoxo, P.

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  2. £12?!?!?! Gurl you got yourself a bargain there ;)
    That coat is absolutely amazing, I'm actually really jealous because I'd love a camel coat but I haven't found one I like yet that's under like £70. Mental xo

    LJLV | UK Personal Style

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    1. Haha I know I haven't either! That's why I just HAD to buy this one! xx

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  3. That coat is just beautiful and I'm oh so very jealous that you got it for £12! I never find anything like that at car boots!
    Wherever you are that porch looks so cute as well! Loved this post :)

    Soph x || sophierebecca.net

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    1. Haha Car boots can be such a hit or miss thing, I was definitely lucky this time!!
      Ahh thankyou! It's in my back garden! (:

      xx

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  4. This is such a lovely outfit! I've been after a pair of ripped black jeans for a while now and these look great xx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

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    1. Thankyouuuu!! It's quite easy to rip a pair of your own if you don't fancy buying a new pair!!

      xx

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  5. £12?! Wow you lucky girl!! Beautiful photos, that coat is so gorgeous it suits you so well! x

    heldtogetherbypins.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha I knowwww, so lucky!! Thanks so much (:

      xx

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  6. I must be the unluckiest car boot goer ever! I seldom find anything interesting or just end up buying baby stuff! This coat is magnificent and a girl can never have too many coats and only £12 ... I bet that camel wonder smells like victory! Well done' my dear and glad you had such a lovely weekend!

    Georgia xx

    Georgie & Rose

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    1. Haha! I think I'm just the luckiest and so in comparison it makes all other car boot visits seem rubbish!!
      'A girl can never have too many coats..' - I can see that you would be a good friend for me to have haha!
      Thankyouuu
      xx

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  7. Love this title! And £12?!? You found yourself one hell of a classic bargain there. Love how you've styled it in such a modern way too! I think lots of the charity shop/car boot style clothing can be paired with modern items like your boots and have a whole new lease of life. Looks great :)
    lily x
    www.jolihouse.com

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    1. Awh thankyou!! I knowww I'm so happy with it!
      Ah that's a lovely thing to say thankyou! I wanted to try and 'de-glam' it a bit... y'know?

      xx

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  8. You look absolutely gorgeous. I love your style and outfit posts, literally some of my favourite! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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    1. AHHHH thanks mate! That's so kind!!!
      xxx

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  9. Oh my god you did so well grabbing that coat for only £12, it's absolutely gorgeous! Loving the rest of the outfit and I love you're style. It sounds like you had a fabulous weekend.

    Beka. xo
    littleworldofbeka

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    1. Hahaha I knowww, such a bargain!!!
      Thankyouuuu!!

      xx

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  10. I love this coat! It's gorgeous and such a bargain.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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  11. You can never have too many coats, especially camel ones! I bought a similar one in a charity shop and love it :) sounds like you had a nice weekend, it's so lovely to catch up with old friends! I love your hair!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  12. Another coat!!! You're literally the coat lady. I don't know anyone with as many coats as you! This was a bargain though, so you did HAVE to get it. How cute is Sandy!! Dogs in outfit photos are the best kind of photos.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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  13. There is no such thing as too many coats!! Haha. Or we can start a Coats Anonymous.
    That coat is freakin awesome - what an amazing car boot find! I love trawling through markets and car boot sales, harder than popping into Topshop to find something fab but totally worth it when you find something as awesome as this.
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  14. £12! Bargain. The coat looks great!

    Samio
    www.samio.co.uk

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  15. Hey I stumbled across your blog and think you have great style! This coat is gorgeous and at £12, bargain! I remember finding myself a vintage tweed blazer for only £20, and it's lasted me so long!

    Check out my blog if you have time :) x

    aashs-littletalks.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Just discovered this blog and I absolutely love your style! Such a wonderful coat.

    ♡ Emily from TRENDPILL x

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