Festival Style….

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Whether your attending an inner city rave like infest in Bradford or enjoying a craft ale whilst relaxing on the grass in front of Calvin Harris at V-Festival, you want to look your best.

So we have selected some of our favourite pieces and created outfits to make sure you look and feel ‘the bees knees’ at the remaining summer festivals of 2015.

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Firstly we have this fantastic 90’s inspired outfit, a delicate vintage cotton blouse with a wonderful large ruffle collar, a simple cotton buttoned through skirt teamed with a pair of brown suede ankle boots (ideal should the sun decide not to shine) all finished off with a unique vintage hessian handbag.

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Vintage Cotton Blouse – Size Medium – £10 Vintage Dorothy Perkins Buttoned Through Skirt – Size 14 – £8 Limited Collection Suede Ankle Boots – Size 4.5 – £12 Vintage Hessian Bag – £8

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Keeping with the 90’s vibe, we have this fabulous Vintage Mandy Marsh floral buttoned dress with matching fabric belt, to contrast the delicate dress we have teamed it with a pair of black leather ‘mannish’ ankle boots and vintage tan leather shooting bag.

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Vintage Mandy Marsh Floral Dress – Size 12 – £25  Dublin Black Leather Ankle boots – Size 6 – £15  Vintage Tan Leather Shooting Bag – £15

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To see you from day to night we have chosen a pair of New Look cotton shorts, a simple black camisole, a gorgeous vintage Jaeger waist tie floral silk blouse and a brand new pair of Clarks leather ankle boots.

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Jaeger Silk Blouse – Size 12 – £14.50  New Look Cotton Shorts – Size 10 – £5   Louis Dell’olio Collection Camisole – Size 14 – £3 Clarks Leather Ankle Boots – Size 7 – £30  Vintage Tan Leather Shooting Bag – £15

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If you fancy adding a touch of glamour to your festival wardrobe then this gorgeous jersey dress by Vivienne Westwood is the outfit for you, from her Anglomania collection it has a lovely draped neckline and two large central buttons to clinch in your waist, all of which hangs beautifully due to the nature of the fabric.

We have teamed it with a simple silver pendant necklace and a sparkly pair of Nine West sandals.

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Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Dress – Size Large – Brand New RRP £195 – Clothes Line Price £90 Nine West Diamante Sandals – Size Small – Brand New RRP £65 – Clothes Line Price £22  Laura Ashley Pendant £4

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Donation of the Day…

Today’s chosen piece for Donation of the Day is this gorgeous vintage Laura Ashley dress

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This beautiful original vintage Laura Ashley dress has the loveliest all over floral print in  muted browns & beiges with a striking contrasting navy trim.

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The dress is 100% silk so hangs beautifully and with the addition of darts from the bust help to create a lovely fitted shape.

Side seam concealed pockets are an added bonus for this very wearable dress.

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A lovely vintage item that certainly wouldn’t look out of place on the rails in Topshop or Miss Selfridge.

We have styled the dress with a fabulous vintage brown leather handbag and suede peep toe open back heels by Pollini.

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Laura Ashley Vintage Floral Dress – Size 10 – £22

Pollini Suede Peep Toe Heels – Size 4 – £25

Vintage Leather Handbag – £15

Check us out…

We told you all about The Clothes Line’s foray into the world of eBay last month, with a few items going up initially. Well, we’ve had so much success from it we’re keeping it up! We’re uploading new items weekly, all at buy it now prices (and absolute bargains, may we add). So what are you waiting for? Check out our profile and get following so you definitely won’t miss out on anything here.

 Take a look at some of the items we’ve still got for sale and click through the links below them to purchase – we promise you won’t be disappointed!

Condici 2pc

This two-piece show stopper from Mother of the Bride favourite Condici, is just the ticket you need for that long awaited summer wedding. The pastel shade is bang on trend, and believe it or not, so is the black – it’s the only colour to be seen in at weddings these days. But fear not, the combination of pastel pink and black means you’ll nail the trend oh-so gracefully! Its versatile too, wear without the jacket for evening and dress it up with glam accessories. Originally retailing at over £500, you can buy it here.

Ewa IWalla

Up next is this unique, high quality dress from Swedish, earth-friendly designer Ewa iWalla. Ewa iWalla clothing is renowned for its individual garments that are as intricate as pieces of art, and all made by hand using natural materials where possible. This midi length cotton dress is inspired by a mix of traditional Swedish culture and dark fairy tales, and encompasses all that the brand is about. Retailing originally for over £300 you can buy it still in great condition from The Clothes Line here.

Isabel Marant

A fashionista favourite – Isabel Marant regularly produces worldwide coveted pieces, making the label one hot ticket right now. Any piece from Isabel Marant will be timeless in your wardrobe, in particular this lightweight pinstripe blazer. It’s just on the right side of casual, with it’s smart shape dressed down by the denim-y fabric. This means you can wear it with anything, anywhere. With jeans for a subtle take on double denim, or over a dress for work – whatever, you just know it’ll turn heads and last forever. Originally retailing for around £400 you can buy it still in great condition and with lots more wear left in it here.

Jil Sander

Another jacket – but definitely not one to forget. This versatile piece from minimalist, German fashion house Jil Sander is a lightweight wool-blend, so is perfect for layering when it’s colder and throwing over a dress for chilly English summers. The slate grey colour is bang on trend, as is the boxy shape; pair with turned up jeans and an over-sized boxy tee with cute flats, or over this summer’s must have cami dress. Originally retailing at over £400 buy it here.

These are just a selection of the amazing garments we have for sale – take a look at our eBay page for more bargains, and and get following us for updates on new items listed!

 

Every girl needs an ‘it’ LBD…

Check out today’s Donation of the Day…This classic LK Bennett dress, brand new with tags, and an original selling price of over £200.

Whether you have a specific event in mind already, or it’s simply an investment piece; this timeless Little Black Dress will become a wardrobe staple for sure. Keep it simple with black courts, or style it up with a belt and jacket, or even gloves and pearls – it’s so Audrey*!

LK Bennett dress

*Hepburn, of course!

If you wan’t to find out more about this stunning dress then please fill out the form below & one of The Clothes Line team will be more than happy to let you know where you can buy this, raising money for pets in crisis.