A Taster Of What Will Be For Sale Soon!

It’s been a few weeks since I launched my appeal for donations to my London Marathon Macmillan Cancer Support fund. The boxes and bursting-at-the-seams suitcases in my spare room are testament to how generous everyone has been so tonight I thought I’d showcase some of the gorgeous vintage gear I have got ready to sell.

Regular visitors to my blog will see that Charity Chic has a clean, smart new look too… What do you think?

This post is dedicated to some of my favourite dresses in the collection. There tonnes more waiting for their chance to be worn so stand by for news of when I will be at Spitalfields in London selling this stock.

Let’s crack on….

First up, a little 80’s cocktail number – it’s absolutely teeny but very eye-catching. I adore it.

Next is the most beautiful, immaculate, electic blue satin dress. Again it’s miniscule – probably a size 8. It comes with a belt in matching material which was impossible to photograph on the dress but it finishes off the outfit perfectly. It would be the most stunning dress to wear to a wedding. How divine would you look in a white hat, lace white gloves, a cute retro handbag, a glass of Pimms in one hand and a dishy chap on your arm at a summer garden party wedding?

How about this summery number which is almost identical to lots I saw on sale last year. It’s made from pure cotton and is very pretty.

I could barely contain my delight when a dress which actually fitted me was donated. Below I am wearing a green corduroy dress with a white cotton collar. It’s typical 70’s in style and looks equally fab with a pair of bright red wellies or smart heels dependent on what you’re up to.

Below is a Hamells London cocktail dress. There is no way this short number would suit my stumpy tree-trunk legs but it could look gorgeous accessoried with a gold jewellery and statement high heels. There are tonnes of secondhand Hamells London garments on the vintage trail out there. It was obviously a popular New Look equivalent back in the day.

Next up is a personal favorite and one which I’m going to struggle to let go of. I have featured this dress before in a post on dresses to wear to the opera. I don’t think this will be on the rack of long.

Lastly, a simple cotton summer dress with pretty black ribbon detail around the waist and hem.

What do you think? Hopefully this taster of just a few things in my collection will have you flocking to my stall in the summer in aid of a fantastic cause. Read this post for other items packed and waiting to be transported for sale. https://charitychic.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/vintage-frocks-a-plea-for-help/

MASSIVE thanks to Christine Hemming, Sam White and Pat Jones who will no doubt recognise some of these items!

Over to you…

What do you want to see next? Vintage fur (faux and real) coats, hats and shrugs perhaps? Or maybe some gorgeous jackets and blazers (leather, tweed, velvet)? There are tonnes of handbags and clutches too. Let me know what tickles your fancy and I start snapping.

Hope you’ve all had a super Easter? What a drag that it’s back to work tomorrow morning.

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