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Wednesday, 23 November 2011


Images sourced by the amazingly talented bunch @

I'm absoulutly in love with them.
Whether they are an embellished collar, fur collars or a peter pan collar, they look fab peeking out of a big, chunky knitted jumper or wore over the top of a coat.

How do you like to wear yours?

Much Love,

Friday, 18 November 2011

Those Lazy, Crazy, Hazy Days.....

Image from the talented people @

Hello :)
How cute is that picture above!!??
*cough Christmas*

Today has been one of those lazy, snuggly days, when you just want to stay in bed all day, wear a HUGE cardigan, wear no makeup & do absolute nada- so that's what I did! AHA!
Today I just caught up on A LOT of videos & blogposts from some of my fav peeps- Zoella, TheSacconeJoly's, Fashiontoast, What Olivia Did, TheStyleGossiper, to name a few & it kinda got me thinking.........


Whilst I think my blog is defo my strong point, (I have had a love/hate relationship with the old Youtube over the last year & just cant seem to get my mojo back for it boo!) I constantly think to myself, why the hell am I not posting pictures of my outfits, lookbooks, fashion loves/hates- just MORE FASHION RELATED STUFF IN GENERAL!!!? Because that is what I set out to do all along & it is what I really love to read/watch myself.
The answer is: I don't really know.

I constantly find myself creating great outfits, finding great locations to shoot at- but I think the main fact is that I do not have anyone who can shoot the pictures for me. I have in my head exactly how I want them to look, the right lighting, what angles ect, but I only have my tripod to use & tripods can only do so much! I only really have two days a week to shoot pictures & ten times out of ten I do not have any energy to physically do it!

My youtube channel is probably the main area that I have neglected the most. I never stuck to the outline of what I wanted to do- Vintage Fashion. I kinda got sucked into the whole 'Beauty' community because every person who I found mainly did beauty with a bit of fashion on the side & I couldn't come up with many good ideas for videos. Most of you probably found me through youtube & I think most people kinda felt disappointed by the content, lets face it- it's nothing really amazing & there's no lack of real identity. I cringe over most of the videos on there!! & today when i found a few new people, who I had never seen before who's videos were really really amazing, it defiantly woke me up!

So therefore I am going to remove most of my videos from my youtube channel & start all over again.
Back to basics.
It will still be under the same username: VintageELLE09
But I will stick to the original plan!

As for this blog?
Well I love it just the way it is :)
I find I can express things a lot clearer & directly (is that a word?!) to the point on here & its a lot more engaging. Yes, I wish I did more outfit ideas on here & I will do more, but I feel on here there is not so much pressure then there is on youtube, where there is a constant pressure to perform.

So lets wrap this up on a happy note :)

THANK YOU to all of you lovely people who have supported me over these two years, those who have read my blogposts, commented, sent me emails, said really nice things to me & those who just lend me support. Everyone says it but you really make it worth while, because I have met so many great people. I wish we could all have one, big party together at my house- but I don't think those of you far, far away would pay that amount of money!

So if you have any ideas or things you want me to chat about please don't be afraid to email or comment me. I honestly want to get to know each & every one of you. & on that note if you want to get to know me more then I will be doing a video or blogpost about little ol' me. So if there is anything you want to know, any advice you need then email, comment, tweet me your q's & I will let you all into my life that little bit more soon :)

Much Love,

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

A Month In Pictures- My iPhone...

Nearly a month ago my boyfriend brought his iPhone 4S, which meant that after a few years lusting after an iPhone, I would finally be a proud owner of an iPhone 4 (due to his upgrade).
Now one of my main reasons for upgrading to an iPhone over a Blackberry was because of the apps that are available (& also because I ♥ Apple technology) & because of one app in particular.


As many of you probably know or have guessed, I LOVE photography & having discovered this app a while back I was really, really excited to be able to FINALLY use it. Now for those who have an iPhone, you are probably very familiar with this app- it gives you the option to be able to add a vintage looking filter to any photo you take & you can upload it straight to twitter or facebook instantly. I love the cute, vintage filters that you can apply to any picture. As a huge lover of vintage looking photo's, this really ticks the box for me & its much easier to apply to a photo this way, instead of spending a good half an hour on photoshop editing the picture & getting the same result. Plus its free!

So heres a little idea of what this app can do...
You get to see what I have been up to this month!

© VintageELLE09

Polish chocolate treats.Leftover veg omlette & salad.
Fortune cookie prediction.
Halloweenmadness. Smallville season finale.
Naughty Mcflurry & Coke moment. Bonfirenight OOTD & fireworks.
Wagamamas. Boyfriends chickens.
Indulging in early Christmas treats

Have you got any fun apps that I would have fun using?

Much Love,


Monday, 7 November 2011

Closet Lusting......

I am currently having one of those 'I need to decorate my room' moments.
Like most women, I have always wanted a walk in closet or a big enough, extremley well organised & colour coordinated closet to call my own. So I always find myself lusting after other people's beautiful closets & ingenious ways of organising, drawing inspiration from these talented people.

Would you care to join my lusting?

All images from the talented people at

My dream closet is of course Carrie Bradshaws ♥
Any ideas, tips, fantasies?
Much Love,

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