FINNISHED! / second hand
This is what I bought.
35€ for the jeans jacket and 15 € for the dress.
La Mona Cheeca
Here's some of my February second hand outfits. Though I basically every day wear second hand clothes, for some reason I can not get the picture taken. I guess it's that I'm part the old school generation and I have always taken a lot of pictures – but not of myself. And I feel selfies somehow really difficult. But luckily I have my colleague who is becoming my designated photographer.
Inside/Outside! ...Retro skirt is from Finnish designer house Arola from the 70-80's. The jacket is from Nachtflohmarkt in Munich, bag from a second hand shop in Nürnberg and the belt from outdoor flea market in Helsinki.
This second hand dress I found on my trip to Kemi from a second hand shop and the belt I got for 50 cents.
Another use for my cute second hand bow belt. I found two of the same (one black and one gray) in two different second hand stores. And I love 'em both.
My new second hand leather vest. So cool. I bought it from a Facebook recycling group. And basically I like the idea of Facebook groups where you sell and buy. But I just never comment a picture that somebody else has already commented. It just feels too complicated. But if I'm the first one or the only one wanting to buy – then perfect!
My current favourites: second hand Valentino Orlandi bag that I bought in a second hand shop in Nuremberg fro 15 euros. And a makeup bag from Plyymienkeli who makes bags out of zippers.
I obviously can not resist woollen skirts and stuff with studs. I got these for 10 euros in UFF second hand shop in Helsinki.
We visited London a while ago and of course I did some second hand browsing also there. So, what I found from London was two jackets. They both are from Brick Lane second hand markets. For the jeans jacket I paid faaar to much (£45) but for the army jacket I paid only £5. Still I'm happy about the jeans jacket as well because I finally found just the right material for my jeans vest. It is the right color, hardly used, small enough and of course Levi's. Bigger and more used ones I could have gotten for £20-25 but as I am so short legged I feel that tight upper part fits me better.
I seem to have this little perversion to 90's style. Maybe I am trying to feel like 15 years old forever. Anyhow, here's two new modification projects. ...As if I wouldn't have unfinished projects enough.
Around the Spitalfields and Brick Lane, as well as at the Camden Town Stable markets, you can find tens of second hand stores. But the thing with the vintage markets and shops in London is that they sell everything as vintage but actually most of them are just recycled clothing. But they surely always have vintage prices.
I found some cool stuff and of course some of the best items are real vintage. But I am totally not going to pay for used T-shirt £18 or square pattern shirt £20. Only the shoes were maybe in more sensible prices, it makes more sense to pay £20 for leather shoes than a pullover.
Street art somewhere around the Spitalfields/Brick Lane markets area.
London was darn cold so we ended up doing mostly bar hopping. We checked out maybe twenty bars in two and a half days. We found some good ones and popped in also in some shitty ones only because we were freezing and needed some warm up. All in all, many liters of beer consumed!
About bar hopping in London I have to say that it is impossible and pointless to try to visit all the good ones at once since there are so many and they are so scattered around the city. Maybe it is still worth pinning some places to your map so that you can stop by if your way happens to pass some place.
HERE'S MY LIST OF ROCK BARS & GIG VENUES IN LONDON:
In front of the Cargo Club...don't go in there.