Donation of the Day:

Would you or someone you know like a new handbag for Christmas?

Yes please I hear you cry… Well you are in luck.

Today’s Donation of the Day is this stunning  Liberty Tote bag.

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This navy Marlborough leather tote bag is in excellent condition.

An all over Iphis design and two top handle straps make a practical and stylish handbag for day or night and the perfect size to carry your essentials in style.

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Expandable sides for any larger items you may need to carry, a single pop stud fastening and internal pocket allow you to keep your contents secure.

Fully lined in Liberty logo stamped fabric

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The bag also has a removable matching tag embossed with the Iphis design on one side and Liberty London in gold lettering on the other.

It also comes with a branded protective dust bag

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 This beautiful 100% leather handbag is still available to buy from Liberty London and retails for £495

The Clothes Line price £400

So grab yourself a bargain as it wont be around for long.

If you have any questions regarding this bag or any item featured on the Blog or Facebook page please get in touch hello@theclothesline.org.uk

 

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

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…

Today’s donation of the day is this gorgeous ‘Vespa’ dress by MaxMara

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Pure camel T-shirt style dress with keyhole neckline and short tailored sleeves. A structured style that would look great worn to the office during the day or out for drinks in the evening. Styled with a long length multi-strand beaded orange and gold necklace.

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Recommended retail price £280 The Clothes Line price £125! (Size 8) Necklace priced at £6.

Grab yourself a bargain, this beautiful dress will be on its way to our Teddington shop next week.

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London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 15/16: Highlights

It really was a retro revival at this seasons London Fashion Week.

With many of the designers drawing inspiration from past decades, that will have us rummaging through our wardrobes in the hope we have kept something similar from days gone by.

From pinafore dresses to tweed suits there was something for everyone.

We pick our favourite three collections from Autumn/Winter 2015/2016

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Topshop Unique

With a classic, sophisticated girl about town feel, Topshop Unique was getting it just right at their Autumn/Winter showcase.

Gorgeous wearable pieces in an assortment of patterns and textures, all with a mix of 70’s/80’s/90’s nostalgia

Cute check pinafore dresses worn with roll neck knits and block heel pumps, cornflower two piece corduroy suits and a tweed A-line skirt with fluffy cropped jacket were some of our favourite outfit combinations

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Vivienne Westwood

Dame Vivienne Westwood always manages to put drama into her collections, draping and ruching the female form as only Westwood knows how.

Mixing tiger prints with sequins, pink lace and vibrant shades of red, she is daring to say the least.

While tweed, tartan and tailoring added a more sensible edge yet had a classic Westwood feel.

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