Last Saturday I discovered Cha Cha Cha Vintage whilst walking through a small local fair that was going on, and couldn't help popping back this morning to arrange a little photoshoot for this blog. I instantly fell in love with the huge collection of dresses, skirts, shoes, and retro memorabilia which decorates the shop's interior, and ended up buying the cutest 80's patchwork skirt and some postcards for my wall/journal (I haven't decided what I want to do with them yet). Everything was very well priced and in perfect condition, and it was only with great restraint that I only walked away with one piece of clothing (if money was no obstacle I would have purchased the entire shop). The owner was so lovely too, and didn't mind me pottering about in the background taking odd pictures every now and again.
If you are ever around the muswell hill area, I totally recommend you check out Cha Cha Cha, simply as it is just so retro and fabulous and is like stepping into a time capsule. I'll leave their links at the end of this post.
I got the cutest patchwork denim skirt and two postcards. I will never say no to a bit of 80's style and I've been wanting a denim skirt for ages, so this is the perfect combination.
After my trip to Cha Cha Cha, I went on a bit of a charity shop crawl and spent a good half hour or so buying £3 shirts and the like, before heading off shopping in Soho, Oxford Street and Covent Garden. I needed to get a few bits for my geography field trip on monday (aka I needed toothpaste) and managed to persuade my parents to drive me down to central London for the afternoon. I had a good shop in Beyond Retro and Rokit, and managed to get some really gorgeous things that I will photograph and show you all later in the week. We then stopped in my favourite café in Berwick Street. It has the biggest selection of herbal teas, and they're all laid out for you to smell them before you decide which one you'd like to have.
(painting on a wall that I liked)
(stairs in the café...I loved the colours. So 70s and autumnal)
(the choice of tea is incredible...I had a Jasmine and Ginger White Tea, and am intent on trying as many as humanly possible)
I hope you are all having a good weekend...I'm off on a field trip to Surrey on monday (queue 34 disposable photos of me looking cold) but will be back (I mean it this time!) with another post before the week is out.