Friday, 27 November 2015

Thrifting is Amazeballs: Thrift Guide and exemplar outfit

Yes, I'm such a charity shop-enthusiast that I'm devoting an entire post on the matter! Thrifting in my humble opinion is a godsend, especially if you're a penniless student or are a Vintagonista in search of something not so available in a high-street store, it's an adventure which almost always concludes in something rewarding. Rummaging through pieces in the hope of finding something singular can be very exhilarating, or maybe I just have no hobbies. Anyhow, despite you probably having heard these a million times before,  I thought, why not share some of my personal strategies that I've accumulated over the countless thrifting experiences I've attained over the years.

1. Store scoping
Even thrifting involves organizational skills at times; it's always worth mapping out the stores within close proximity of your abode and their corresponding 'turnover days'. In addition, if you're hardcore on thrifting vintage you may want to consider researching and reading reviews on certain thrift shops and their general contents in order to specify which thrift shop caters to your needs.

2. Consistency
The key to attaining many things in life is consistency, and thrifting is definitely one of them. Obviously items in thrift shops are one of a kind and are constantly being sold or replaced, unlike in a standard shop the gold isn't there for long or may simply not coincide with the your visit, whenever I'm in Manchester and feel like a casual walk around, I make it my priority to just nip in and skim the contents of the thrift shops close to me.

3. Size doesn't always matter
A point to be made about thrift shops is that a lot of the brands that eventually find themselves there are generally obscure, and so are their sizes! There's no harm in just comparing yourself with the sizes above yours, you never know the 'size 10' may actually overlap with a standard size 8.

4. A missing button won't bite
Admittedly I'm a sloth when it comes to repairing anything, and frequently opt for makeshift solutions, so I'm likely not to venture out on a project with a thrift find. However if it's for the sake of a missing button or a blemish which can be removed with a thorough wash, is it worth leaving behind an absolute gem?







Outfit details: All items are from persistent thrifting over the years :)

Sunday, 15 November 2015

ShopRuche 2015 Lookbook:Chic City Dreams

Work life, for some, is a stage in one's life that approaches too soon. Along with it comes the burden of routine work attire, dressing in crisp tailored suits, which I personally am entirely indifferent to. Style is an important aspect to my life which I'm not willing to sacrifice. What I love about the ShopRuche Lookbook 2015 is that it provides a refreshing alternative to work-wear that integrates a sophisticated yet vintage inspired feel to your work wardrobe. One can still look the part without completely relinquishing ones sartorial preferences, whatever they may be….unless of course you host an admiration for the Lady Gaga’s meat dress outfit combination…in which case you might be pushing your luck!






























Friday, 13 November 2015

Necessity is the mother of Invention

I haven't been able to update this blog as often as I would have liked, over the past few days, since I've been swimming in a flood of assignments and exams. However I would like to make it up to you guys with my first Remix post, since I'm a student; a state of mind and life that all will have experienced at some point in their lives. Being a student isn't just about attending uni, it's a constant battle with expenditures and finding yourself in a financial pickle, or at least it is the case for me. Having to be a little cautious with expenses has it's perks, for one you have to get a little crafty with your wardrobe and gain a creative perspective to outfit combinations. 

Combination 1




Outfit details: vintage scarf, dress (zara) and striped T-shirt

Combination 2




Outfit details: white blouse, mustard sweater and dress

Combination 3




Outfit details: vintage scarf, old belt, white blouse and dress

Monday, 9 November 2015

The Fabulous World of Amélie Poulain

Recently a dear friend of mine was kind enough to gift me an Amélie themed notebook knowing how much I adore the movie, then again who couldn't share my love for Amélie. The music is uplifting, the cinematography is simply stunning, the pace and plot are both surreal and engaging with its delightful characters who each possess the most endearing quirks. Amélie’s world is fantastic in a singular way; as the film depicts a childlike naiveté in Amélie; her extensive imagination, her innocence and genuineness is so heart-warming, it makes even the poignant scenes of the film joyful to watch since it’s like were viewing from a child’s perspective. However themes, characters and the fabulousness of her world aside, admittedly one of the most appealing factors of the film is the saturated colour palette and outfits.






Outfit details: scarf (The Grand Bazaar), old cardigan (similar), blouse (similar) and skirt zara

Friday, 6 November 2015

Gushing over Miss Patina



Button down skirts, the perfect length, suspenders, a tad of a nautical theme, plaid...heavens! What isn't there to adore. I'm an absolute sucker for preppy style outfit combinations, hence why I was immediately drawn to Miss Patina's 'The Old School Preppy Collection'. Not to mention that it'd bring tears of joy to my professor's eyes if he saw I was somewhat involved in my maths course...even if it's just on the bomber jacket. misspatina



15AW-SKT-10 (black) (10)



15AW-SKT-07 (camel) (5)



15AW-SKT-07 (camel) (2)


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15AW-SKT-05 (stripe) (5)



15AW-KNT-01 (white) (4)





A brief introduction/Contact details

Hi there! Welcome to this teeny tiny cosy corner of the blogosphere. After several months of deliberating and indecision I decided to start a blog. Without further ado, I'd like to introduce myself and my blog..
My name is Sumeyye, I'm a student residing in Istanbul and I've been a vintage enthusiast ever since I can remember. I created this blog for fellow vintagonista's and bookworms who shares my love for unique vintage finds, books, travelling and of course, style.


For any queries you can contact me via:

vintagonista@outlook.com