Outfit details:

  • Shirt - charity shop/DIY (see below) 
  • Skirt - vintage 
  • Shoes - Clarks

DIY Heart Printed Shirt:

Recreate the look with Sally's Heart On My Sleeve tutorial:

How would you describe your style?

My style is classic, smart, elegant and chic with a slightly 'fashion' edge. I wear high heels a lot. I source my clothes and accessories from a variety of places, largely charity shops but I also make my own clothes and customise my charity shop finds to make my unique wardrobe (I have been blogging about this since 2011). Overall, my wardrobe is a real mix of high-end, high street, self-made, charity shop and vintage and I love mixing things together to create unexpected results!

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

Tough choice! This summer dress I made is a prime candidate. It's a designer copycat piece I made from old sheets, using Japanese shibori dyeing techniques. I was delighted with how it turned out.

Who are your style icons?

Carrie Bradshaw.

Do you have any favourite designers?

My favourites include Erdem and Stella McCartney, but honestly there are a lot that I admire. 

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

I'm a charity shop addict. I love finding old and unusual things and turning them into something new. 

Do you make or customise your outfits?

A bit of both, but mostly customise. I do everything from tweak the size of garments to dyeing/bleaching to cutting them up and starting again.

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?   

It's great fun mixing up vintage with high street and charity shop with designer, but remember, less is more. One killer piece or one killer accessory only! Let that piece shine!

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

The US has some of my favourites including Atlantic Pacific, Wendy's Lookbook and Lam in Louboutins.

Check out Sally's blog at Charity Shop Chic »




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