Monday, 31 May 2010

It's been a lovely day today - Luke and I joined his sisters, their partners and the wee one for a trip to Clumber Park! It could have been a little warmer but it was lovely to relax and walk and catch up!! I'm not usually a dog person but Leyla (Bec's Pup) is SO cute and SO well behaved. She's kind of adorable.

Anyway, I've been going a little crazy lately with Ebay et al and I could do with slowing down a little! I just keep finding so many pretty things i want to buy - I'm going to end up with no savings at all!

Even as I type this, I've just added the dress below to my "shopping bag" on - Internet shopping is so dangerous!

Isn't it pretty? The print is lovely - it's one of Fearne Cotton's designs and I have to say, I'm liking some of her items! I paticularly like the dress below, though it's not really within my price range.

Another item I've almost just "bagged" (ha) is the vintage style bag below, also by Fearne Cotton. I decided against it in the end as when it comes to bags i tend to prefer actual vintage rather than faux vintage. Bags are the kind of items I like to think would have a few stories to tell!! ;)

I do think it'a quite pretty though, with a chanel-esque feel to it.

I'm hoping the sun will shine for the rest of the week (while I'm actually not at work!) and I will possibly have a vintage-in-the-sun post by the end of the week! Here's hoping...

Little Rachael

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Vintage on Ebay!

A few vintage items on Ebay tonight.


Current Bid: £0.01 

Time Left: 13 hours 28 minutes


Buy-it-now: £22.99

Time Left: 5 days.


Starting Bid: £0.01

Time Left: 17 hours


Buy-it-now: £34.95

From America:

vtg 80s NUDE wrap Popcorn SECRETARY dolly MINI Dress S

Buy-It-Now: $56.00

Time Left: 19 days

vtg 80s nude SHEER embroidered BLOUSED secretary dress - Gorgeous!!!

Current Bid: US $13.95

Time Left: 7 hours

And finally, a few items I've bought lately:

Vintage Pretty Bronzer OWL Pendant Long Chain Necklace  

Buy-it-now: £0.99

New Vintage Anna Sui makeup/ Clutch/hand Bag/Purse M89

Winning Bid: £2.65

Vintage Brooch

Winning Bid: £1.70


Happy Shopping!

Little Rachael xxxx

Monday, 24 May 2010



Little Rachael

Sunday, 23 May 2010

one item - two ways!

We've had glorious sunshine in Rotherham this weekend - as this doesn't happen too often, Luke and I took a trip to Wentworth on Saturday. Wentworth is a beautiful village in the countryside just outside of the town I live in - Unfortunately, I took my camera along and only realised once I was there that I'd left the memory card in my card reader! Gah, how stupid of me! Consequently, still no sunny outside photos for Little Rachael Vintage!!

Saturday night meant Cirque De Soleil (amazing!!) and a trip into town for drinks with friends.

In between all this I did manage to take a few photos of me wearing my new vintage-style velvet leggings.. It was the first outing for these lovely leggings and I adore them! So here they are, how to wear velvet leggings, two different ways!

One item, two ways - Vintage-style velvet leggings.

Look One:

Velvet Leggings, Dorothy Perkins
Blue floral top, New Look
Bag, Ebay (From this post)
Gladiator multi-texture Sandals, Matalan
Peacock Necklace,(From this post)
Eiffel Tower charm,
Working Harmonica Necklace,

Look Two

Velvet Leggings: as before
Faux Leather Biker Jacket, H&M
White polka dot top, Vintage
Scarf, Vintage
Brooch, EBay
Waistcoat, Primark
Pumps, Peacock.
Necklaces, as before
Bag, as before.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Designer Delights!

I'm not really in a position to be buying designer clothes, but that doesn't mean that a girl can't appreciate.

First off, I really love this dress by Adam Lippes for his summer 2010 collection! Some of his other items are a bit hit or miss but now and then I come across a gem!

I first became aware of this designer back when the latest season of Gossip Girl started. Some of you may remember this coat, designed by ADAM, which Serena Van Der Woodson could be seen wearing in one of the early episodes of season 3 (I think..),. I love it!!!

Moving on - I love love LOVE some of the items from Emma Cook's Summer 2010 collection. There's a real vintage feel to her prints and designs.

Check out the range she does for Asos!

Certain pieces in her Autumn/Winter 2010 collection are also looking promising, due in-store in August:

I couldn't end this post without featuring the beautiful read-to-wear pieces by Alice and Olivia, a label created by designer Stacey Bendet:

Until tomorrow,

~ Little Rachael xx