Donation of the Day…..

Today’s Donation of the day is this gorgeous pair of See by Chloe court shoes.

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Soft navy suede with a decorative wave edge & black see through mesh body

A delicate rounded toe and a square 1.5″ heel make them perfect for a long day on your feet.

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Leather uppers, inner’s and outer-soles make these a pair of beautifully made shoes.

They are brand new and come with a small protective dust bag.

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Size 35 (UK 2.5-3)

The Clothes Line Price £95

Donation of the Day….

Today’s donation of the day is this fantastic chambray skirt from Eileen Fisher

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A calf length oval skirt in hemp and organic cotton chambray.

Narrow elasticated waistband, on seam side pockets and asymmetrical front and back pockets.

With a small amount of volume, its relaxed yet refined style is perfect for day or night.

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We’ve teamed it with a basic white T-shirt, delicate glass bead necklace and Dune suede heeled loafers.

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This fabulous skirt is currently still available on the Eileen Fisher website priced at £169.85.

The Clothes Line Price £75.

Eileen Fisher Hemp & Cotton Oval Skirt – Size Small – £75

Marks & Spencer Basic White T-shirt – Size 12 – £5

Dune Tan Suede Loafers – Size 5 – £20

Glass Bead Necklace – £6

This skirt will soon be listed on The Clothes Line eBay page

Donation of the Day….

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Our latest offering for Donation of the Day is this gorgeous polka dot shirt dress by OSKA.

Buttoned through with a small peter pan collar and pin-tuck detailing to the front and rear, this shirt dress offers a relaxed yet tailored style.

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Made of fine weave cotton you will require a camisole to keep your modesty but would still look fabulous worn on its own or layered with trousers

We have teamed it with a pair of tan suede high heeled loafers by Dune

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OSKA Polka Dot Cotton Shirt Dress – Size Small – £50

Dune Tan Suede Loafers – Size 5 – £20

Both items will soon be available from our Teddington Blue Cross shop

Donation of the Day…

Our latest choice for donation of the day is a double whammy!

Two beautiful original 1970’s vintage Laura Ashley dresses.

The first is a gorgeous ‘Ditsy’ print prairie dress, with a ruffle yoke, buttoned funnel neck and long bell sleeves.

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Smock style & knee length with two concealed side pockets, this is a little gem.

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The second is a fabulous polka dot pin-tuck dress, with a ruffle funnel neck and long slim sleeves.

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A more fitted style with a nipped in waist, rear zip & two concealed front pockets, another unique vintage piece.

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Both are a size 10 and both are 100% cotton.

At only £30 each, a real bargain for true vintage Laura Ashley.

Available next week from our Harpenden store.

Summer Styling – Part One

With summer fast approaching, we have been looking to the high street for inspiration on what to wear and how to wear it and selecting some of our favourite key trends for the summer months.

Whether you’re heading to one of the many festivals on offer this summer, looking for an outfit to party the night away or just want to look your best on the beach, we have put together some summer inspired looks from The Clothes Line range for you to enjoy.

FESTIVAL FEVER:

The great thing about festivals is…. anything goes. Sandals on your first day, wellies on your next…..

You need a versatile outfit come rain or shine and it needs to look effortlessly chic (even if in reality it has taken you over a week to decide what to wear!)

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For our festival inspired outfit we have teamed a beautiful black & white ‘dot’ print waterfall hem sleeveless blouse by D&G with a black silk camisole by Boden, denim shorts by Warehouse, brown leather ankle boots by Think and a chunky beaded necklace (bag stylists own)

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D&G Silk Blouse, Size M/L, £60 – Boden Camisole, Size 14, £6 – Warehouse Denim Shorts, Size 14, £6 – Think Leather Ankle Boots, Size 3.5, £40 – Beaded Necklace £6.

HOLIDAY CHIC:

A capsule suitcase is a must whether its a vacation or a staycation you’re having this summer.

You need outfits that are going to work from day to night by simply added a layer or changing your shoes. Items need to be lightweight and easily packed into your bag – shorts and lace tops would definately be ticking all the right boxes.

Shorts, yet again are a must this season whether they be denim hotpants, structured culottes or the trending skort style, there will be a pair of shorts for you.

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For our holiday inspired outfit we have teamed a simple pair of black shorts from Bon Marche, with a black crochet/lace over shirt from Atmosphere, black Boden camisole, a chunky multi strung beaded necklace and black leather sandals from Prada

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Bon Marche Shorts, Size 14, £3 – Atmosphere Crochet Shirt, Size M, £6 – Boden Camisole, Size 14, £6 – Chunky Beaded Necklace, £6 – Prada Leather Sandals, Size 3, £85.

TAILORED BLAZERS:

Blazers are a must have item to take us from spring into summer, versatile for work and for days/nights out.

Oversized & boxy or fitted & sleek, worn with jeans or a pretty cotton dress, there’s not much that can go wrong!

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We dressed our single breasted patterned blazer from New Look, with a boden black camisole and wide leg vintage jeans and accessorized with a Monsoon diamante necklace and TOD’S black patent wedge shoes.

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New Look Patterned Blazer, Size 14, £25 (new with tags) – Boden Black Camisole, Size 14, £6 – Vintage Denim Jeans, Size 18, £14 – TOD’S Black Patent Wedge shoes, Size 3, £95 (Excellent condition) – Monsoon Diamante Necklace, £6 (new)

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Summer Styling – Part Two coming soon……..

Donation of the Day…

Today’s donation of the day is this stunning vintage sheer silk gown

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A delicate sheer silk dress with front gathered panel and an ornate diamante rear yoke embellished with tassels.

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With a matching 3/4 sleeve jacket with gathered sleeves, pleated cuff and a pleated front edging you really would stand out in the crowd (perhaps an under garment would be advisable unless you’re feeling brave!).

Approx a size 10 and available from a Blue Cross shop soon

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Vivienne Westwood: Cut From The Past Exhibition

“The 18th Century is the high point of Art & Culture” Dame Vivienne Westwood

Danson House, a beautifully restored Georgian villa is currently staging a new exhibition by renowned British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.

Titled Vivienne Westwood: Cut From The Past will be showcasing for the first time a number of her ground breaking designs.

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Making the most of Danson House’s stunning interior, the exhibition shows the impact of 18th Century Art & Design on Westwood’s design style and is most definitely celebrated by the outfits on show.

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The exhibition brings together loans from The Victoria and Albert Museum and private collections and is on now until the 13th October 2015

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