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“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” 
― Coco Chanel

Outfit Details

Skirt: Vintage, from The Vintage Clothing Kilo Sale  $10
Shirt: Asos
Shoes: Primark $20

I’ve had to overcome the fear of the full length skirt. Yes, despite the long legs which, both Vess and I possess (thanks Daddy for the genes) I have always stirred away from skirts which hem lines journey pass my knees. Thinking it was too dressy or ‘too much’, I always opted for something shorter or more fitting, rather than allowing myself the freedom and the femininity of a full length. And a quick disclaimer here, regardless of what height you have been blessed with, I personally believe full lengths can look amazing on anyone, don’t need to have legs like Gisele Bundchen to be rocking this trend. Metallics coupled with a decently long skirt seems to be all the rage in the UK. From metallic pencil skirts to skater skirts it’s almost like an infiltration of a nineties aqua video emerging itself in the world of Top Shop, Zara and River Island. So to jump onto this trend I was lucky enough to find this beautiful skirt at The Vintage Clothing Kilo Sale last weekend.

It was my first experience encountering such a phenomenon, where you pay a pound entry fee and enter a hall where you literally scavenge around for items of vintage clothing(like there were giant bins filled with vintage clothes). Your items are then measured and are priced according to their weight at £15 per kilo. One of the most interesting vintage experiences of my time. It is definitely something to check out if you are a fellow vintage lover, as they set the right atmosphere for it with djs playing old school Motown and their facebook page being adorn  with retro adverts from the 50s and 60s. 

This post is probably also thanks to Lisa, who did ask in a previous post The Grand Budapest Hotel  for more UK adventure posts with pics of some of the clothing I’ve bought! So here’s to you Miss Lisa!

Massive Love


Styling: Rachael Defoe 
Model: Valerie Bong
Photography: Rachael Defoe 

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  • Susan 21/03/2014 at 7:17 am

    This outfit is gorgeous!

    • bigpicturestuff 21/03/2014 at 11:08 am

      Thankyou lovely susan!
      Can’t believe this skirt was so affordable and the top is actually a dress Rachael let me borrow!

    • Val & Vess 22/03/2014 at 10:47 am

      Thanks gorgeous one! Bit cold for England weather, but I chose to grin and bear it !!

  • Irene C 21/03/2014 at 5:56 pm

    Never try full length skirt before because I have short legs T.T

    I love vintage! Didn’t know there’s vintage clothing sell in this way, is it something similar to thrifting?

    • Val & Vess 22/03/2014 at 10:59 am

      Hi Irene! I’m sure you could pull it off! Yeah, I didn’t know either until I came to the uk. Not sure about the terminology but I think thifting as second hand clothes shopping. They were second hand vintage pieces so I think it is the same! Thanku for being apart of big picture stuff!x

  • Vanessa 23/03/2014 at 4:52 pm

    Stunning look…I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

    • Val & Vess 23/03/2014 at 4:59 pm

      Sure thing nessa! Great to meet you as well! X

    • Val & Vess 23/03/2014 at 5:11 pm

      Hi love! Followed you on blog lovin and checked out your blog! Its wonderful!x

  • Vanessa 23/03/2014 at 5:26 pm

    Thank you so much for the follow.
    Follow you back on bloglovin.
    Btw,I’m also on Instagram,maybe you like my account?
    Lovely greets from germany 😉

    • Val & Vess 24/03/2014 at 9:55 am

      Sounds great! will do! Lovely greetings from Melbourne and England! x