It’s that time of the year again where we can indulge in outdoor activities. Car boot sales are one of my absolute favourite things about spring/summer, as they seem to crop up more regularly than in the winter months, understandably! Last weekend we headed to the annual Classic Car Boot Sale on Southbank, which we visited this time last year too (check out last year’s post here). I decided that as well as taking shots of the fayre on offer, I’d also shoot my outfit, being as it’s an outfit that I’m not embarassed to say, I wear a LOT. And yet still haven’t photographed! The Classic Car Boot, and indeed Southbank itself is such a photogenic area that I couldn’t help but snap away. As the name would suggest the boot sale is centred around classic vehicles- cars, buses, campers, bikes, you name it! It makes it a little more special than your average boot sale, so I’d highly recommend it, for next time!
We were lucky enough to skip the bad weather that put a little dampener on the Sunday, and headed there on what was still a slightly grey Saturday. The sun soon burst through though as we pottered around the stalls. My boyfriend and I are massive midcentury fans, and saw so many amazing furnishings that we’d love to decorate our (future) home with someday! As well as quirky home pieces, there were a tonne of vintage clothing stalls, and I noticed a lot of them were selling items for far cheaper than the year previous, which is always a bonus. Despite all the amazing pieces on offer, I didn’t come cross anything that made me want to part with my cash. I am the Queen of mooching around though and it’s always so much fun to browse around.
Of course, the one place I did loosen my purse strings was the food section- which I feel was better this year- with more choice than I remember from last year. We decided we couldn’t resist a hot dog, and damn was it a good’un! We sat staring at the Delorean replica that was being showcased there, lovingly created to look like the real thing from Back To The Future. For two sci-fi fans it was quite the view! A few cadillacs, motorbikes and unicycles later we left the boot sale to wander along Southbank and take some more outfit shots. Southbank can be a little breezy, so I decided layering was the way to go, and threw on my new beloved coat from Patricia Field’s Boutique, which you will have seen in my last outfit of the day here too. For extra warmth I layered this grungy H&M sweater over a tee, and I genuinely wear the hell out of this jumper- it’s one of the best basic purchases I’ve made for my wardrobe. I love teaming this New Look skirt with the jumper, the grey together makes it work so well.
On my feet I have these gorgeous shoes that were very kindly sent to me by tReds. When I say I LOVE these, I mean, since I’ve got them I’ve worn little else on my feet, as you can tell from the little scuffs you may be able to see on them! They’ve been comfortable from day one, look great with absolutely everything and are only £29.99 (here). What’s not to love? I didn’t realise how much I needed a shoe like this until I had them, and it makes a nice change from ankle boots! Finally I piled on a tonne of necklaces, one is a vintage Vivienne Westwood which I featured in a recent haul (here), and the other is a River Island multi-strand military inspired one, which I must have bought about 5 years ago! That’s it for today’s post, be sure to check back this weekend for my vlog of the event! Next week it’s going to be all about beauty, and particularly beauty storage here on the blog. I’ll be showing you a sneak peek of Birchbox and Habitat’s latest beauty storage launch, plus I’ll have a much-requested video for you on the weekend- my make up collection, and how I store it! Have a lovely week, and I’ll see you Sunday! Until next time…