Anyway, on Friday morning I was lucky enough to attend the Motel sample sale in London. I got down there as it started, and after a brief bit of queueing (I joined the first queue I saw and realised ten minutes later I hadn't actually checked if it was for Motel or not...it could have been a musical audition or something) we were let in and therefore let loose in a room full of gorgeous discounted Motel pieces. I obviously got very into it - panic shopping is a skill of mine, and I thoroughly enjoyed quickly scanning the rails and trying to grab as many cute things as I could find.
The sale itself was actually really good - the pieces were all a lot cheaper, and they were selling nice things in normal sizes, and not the huge factory rejects you often find at similar events or pop up shops. I managed to find lots of the cute floral vintage pieces I had been really wanting, and for a really good price. I'm looking forward to wearing lots of clashing florals and prints this summer.
As you can see I'm still wearing the coat - after finding it in River Island last Christmas I have been completely and loyally in love with it, and have a feeling that it will take a long time for me to ever find another coat anywhere near as comfortable and perfectly yellow. It just goes to show that you need to look in all kinds of places and not just be one of those 'exclusively vintage' shoppers, as you could miss out on some amazing pieces from high street stores too. I like the idea of blending the lines between old and new, as it kind of creates a whole new style that hasn't been seen before.
I was so lucky to be able to pick up so many lovely things, and I really appreciate Analise and the Motel team for being so generous and welcoming. I can't wait to wear it all (next outfit post sorted I think!)
In other news, I was bridesmaid for my two cousins yesterday. The wedding was really unusual in the sense that we walked down the aisle to the Game of Thrones theme tune, and had a tour of London on two vintage buses before going to the reception, but it completely and effortlessly worked in every way possible. The reception was held at the gorgeous Garden Museum underneath a ceiling of hanging dried flowers, with the floral theme carried through from our bouquets, to the table decorations and even to the bride's flower crown (which looked absolutely amazing and has made me want to wear flower crowns all the time from now on). It was a really lovely evening and I kind of wish it could happen all over again.