New Year’s Eve Sparkle

It’s nearly time to wave goodbye to 2016 and kick start the New Year in style.

Make sure this New Year’s Eve goes off with a bang in perfect party attire. So whether you’re glamming it up for a girls night out, staying in or something in-between, we’ve got you covered. Let the outfit planning commence!

Keep scrolling for our favourite party fashion trends and set the stage for a very chic year ahead!

The Dress.

New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse to embrace your love for all things glittery. Kick off the festivities with a sparkling sequin dress that will make an impact and light up the dance floor.

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Your Festive Fashion Look Book – Sorted.

Party season is mid flow and you’re inundated with invitations to parties and Christmas catch up drinks with old friends. If you’re lacking in inspiration for your festive looks this week – we’ve got you covered!

With the help of Barnardo’s fashion and Love Your Clothes London we’ve pulled together a Christmas season look book to give you some pointers. No matter what the scenario, we’ve got the perfect look!

Meeting the girls for after work Christmas drinks?

Christmas is round the corner and we don’t know about you but we are ready to dial the seasonal vibes right up. Why not try running a festive red theme through your look?

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Ruby Red – The Christmas Trend

As Christmas party invites begin to pile up, it’s the perfect time to invest in some red pieces for your wardrobe. Red is a flexible colour that can work for any event, from casual drinks with office friends to get-togethers with the family.

Think rich shades of crimson and deep wine hues that will add a touch of class to any outfit – and don’t be afraid to overload on the glitter and sequins this season. If you’re worried about looking too much like a festive bauble, tone down the outfit by adding a simple velvet clutch bag or wrap around a faux fur collar.



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Autumn Tones by Harriet

Hello, Autumn!

As we start to wave goodbye to the summer months and welcome autumn, we can look forward to warm coats and hot chocolate, snuggly scarves and nights in, carving pumpkins and thinking about the festive season.

If you read my blog or follow me on Instagram, you will know that I am somewhat of a charity shop fiend. I can’t help it. It’s one of my favourite things to do and certainly a weekly ritual of mine.

So as the seasons begin to change and the summer skirts and dresses are carefully put away for another year, it’s time to start thinking about those rich, autumnal tones. Looking to the catwalks for inspiration and scouring Pinterest for enviable street styles to master.

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Hello festival season!

Coachella

Coachella officially kicked off the festival season last weekend, with a string of high profile celebrities descending on the southern Californian desert in all their bohemian beauty.

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Alessandra Ambrosio & friends at Coachella 2016 http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2016/04/coachella-2016-best-beauty-looks

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From Rags to Bags by Craftee Fox

Charity shops are full of goodies! Everybody knows that, but they are also full of goodies that can be changed into something else. I head down to my local Barnardo’s store on a regular basis to find donated items that I can make into fun things like these bags!

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Get your pom pom on!

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Unless you have been living in a cave all summer, you will know all about one of the hottest trends of S.S15 – Pom Poms!

We love love love this look, from bags to earrings, tops to sandals, anything with a colourful Pom Pom is ok in our book!

And this trend doesn’t seem to be vanishing anytime soon, with many of the A.W 15 shows featuring our colourful bobbly friends.

We decided to make our own versions and went on a mission to find items in store that we could update with a Pom Pom or two!

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Introductions first

Gemma BurgessHello there please let me introduce myself, my name is Gemma Kate Burgess and I’ve been the Branch Manager of Barnardo’s Vintage Cheadle for one year this month.

My background is in visual merchandising management, styling and set and prop design.

I’d like to share with you the passion I have for all things vintage and the daily work me and my fabulous volunteers do at my shop shop.

 

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Totally Tropical Accessories

Add some quirkiness to your outfit with a totally tropical bag this summer, and have your friends green with envy.

Fruit prints have been a big player during this year’s S.S catwalks, even high-street favourites 10725161_430438043808110_1148432437_nsuch as Primark & Accessorize replicating similar club Tropicana prints on everything from dresses to bags. Read More »