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vintage charm

Wearing: handmade bow clip from K is for Kani, vintage mint green floral dress, vintage polka dot jacket, ASOS oxblood bowling bag, Peter Jensen lilac metal plate belt, Topshop socks and Betts Eclipse mint green heels  {Photos by Tom}

I’ve got a love affair with unique vintage pieces and I’m not going to be shy about it. Vintage shopping has always been a favourite of mine and it all started when I realised I liked things from my mother’s wardrobe more than what I saw in store. Isn’t that a strange feeling for a 16 year old! One of the first few pieces my mother handed down to me included this mint green dress with little pink and purple flowers on it, which she received as a gift from one of her cousins when she was in her 30s. It has a softly spoken, super feminine print with an intricately pleated bib and was pretty much the first vintage dress I ever owned. Since then, I have always been on the hunt of cutesy little frocks like these which will accompany me for years. This light polka dot jacket was another one of those pieces that have become a staple in my wardrobe. I found this whilst op-shopping a couple of years ago. And I must admit, op-shopping is hard. Sometimes I will shop around for ages and end up buying things ‘I like more than the things I don’t like’ in the shop, as going through racks and racks of often strange-fitting, odd garments sometimes confuse my thrifting radar! However, this was one of those purchases that I got lucky with and I just love the loose fit and delicate flower buttons. I can just imagine how sad I will be if one suddenly fell off – I should probably go and reinforce them now!

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55 Comments

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    Steffi Santa
    September 15, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    I love EVERYTHING in this look! you’re so lucky to get that beauuuutiful dress from your mom <3

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      kisforkani
      September 16, 2012 at 3:54 PM

      thank you steffi! i am very lucky indeed :)

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    Jeline Catt
    September 15, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    I love vintage pieces as well. There’s something about them that makes it so nice & lovely. The dress and jacket look really pretty. :) x

    vogue-dose.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      September 16, 2012 at 3:54 PM

      thank you! i think it’s the fact that they’re all a little bit strange, makes them special!

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    katy vess
    September 15, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    lovely outfit, kani! love those socks with shoes!
    http://katyswardrobe.tumblr.com/

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      kisforkani
      September 16, 2012 at 3:54 PM

      oh thank you!

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    Melda Auditia
    September 15, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    Lovely outfit <3 love the heels a lot <3

    http://LOLitsMelda.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      September 16, 2012 at 3:54 PM

      Thank you Melda! Low heeled shoes are definitely an everyday staple

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    Audrey S
    September 15, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    The colours! <3
    i really admire how you always remain true to your unique sense of style, so inspiring :)
    &A
    xx

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      kisforkani
      September 16, 2012 at 3:54 PM

      Thank you for your lovely comment !

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    Jane
    September 15, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    This is so gorgeous! I absolutely love the colour scheme and you are very beautiful!
    X jane
    http://thetaleoftwobuttons.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      September 16, 2012 at 3:55 PM

      thank you jane :’)

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    Jolien Van Daele
    September 15, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Wow, there’s absolutely nothing I don’t like in this look. So great you fit in your mom’s clothes. As I am 20 cm taller than mine, that’s a bit of a problem for me. The pastels go brilliantly with those oxblood bowling bag (which I adore btw)
    Love,
    Jolien

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      kisforkani
      September 16, 2012 at 3:57 PM

      Oh thank you Jolien! My mum and I are of the same height, makes things easy peas :)

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    Nora
    September 15, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    You are always so adorable – love the whole pink and blue ensemble, very spring-appropriate!

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      kisforkani
      September 16, 2012 at 3:58 PM

      thanks nora <3 can't wait for the weather to really warm up:)

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    Ignorant Awareness
    September 15, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    What is ‘op-shopping’, sorry?

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      kisforkani
      September 16, 2012 at 3:59 PM

      hello! it’s the australian term for thrifting or charity store shopping :)

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        Ignorant Awareness
        September 17, 2012 at 6:21 PM

        Oh ok =] Is the ‘op’ an abbreviation for something?

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          kisforkani
          September 18, 2012 at 12:59 PM

          ‘opportunity’ :)

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    niki
    September 15, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    this outfit is sooo adorable! i can’t stop drooling over that belt! gold accessories are my weakness :)
    ~niki <3
    http://youngandimmortal.blogspot.com/

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      kisforkani
      September 16, 2012 at 4:00 PM

      aw thanks!

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    RDYN!
    September 16, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    I quite adore the muted colour scheme. The bow is so cute and bold, I love flicking through your hand made headbands. So adorable.

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      kisforkani
      September 16, 2012 at 4:00 PM

      oh thank you! i’ve an etsy update coming soon :)

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    Fiona
    September 16, 2012 at 1:45 AM

    I love that you still go back to your ‘roots’, the cute vintage style reminiscent of your earlier days of blogging! Love seeing how your style has evolved (that, of course, still does incorporate vintage pieces here and there), and no doubt, you dress amazingly, but I still adore the cute femininity of these vintage outfits that pop up every now and again! :D

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      kisforkani
      September 16, 2012 at 4:01 PM

      oh thank you fiona! it’s so lovely to hear from a reader who has been with me from the very beginning <3

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    Andrea
    September 16, 2012 at 2:38 AM

    the jacket is adorable..i love the sparkly details on it :)

    http://starlightsworld.blogspot.de/

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      kisforkani
      September 16, 2012 at 4:02 PM

      thank you andrea! i do love the metallic flower buttons, it’s what drew me to it in the first place :)

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    Char
    September 16, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Love it, so charming!

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      kisforkani
      September 16, 2012 at 4:02 PM

      thank you char :)

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    Anhi
    September 16, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    omg these beautiful pictures! you look so cute ♥

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      kisforkani
      September 16, 2012 at 4:02 PM

      thank you anhi!<3

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    Quinn Nguyen
    September 16, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Kani, which op stores you usually do your thrifting at?! Thanks!

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      kisforkani
      September 16, 2012 at 4:03 PM

      hey quinn, i don’t have any particular ones i frequent, as it’s all about luck and what comes in at the time. so it’s pretty much anywhere and everywhere!

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    Olivia Wells
    September 17, 2012 at 12:43 AM

    You’re always the cutest Kani

    xx Olivia
    http://0liviaschoice.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      September 17, 2012 at 7:31 PM

      naw :’)

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    ish
    September 17, 2012 at 2:22 AM

    love the look, all the pastels are amazing, and love the little details like the lace pattern socks
    xxx ish
    http://tiny-heart-beats.blogspot.com/

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      kisforkani
      September 17, 2012 at 7:34 PM

      hey ish! oh thank you :) i love playing with the little things!

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    Tannya Aditya
    September 17, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    love the whole look! omg might steal this to the office since i’m into plain black+white+grey. this look is just so adorbs. you look so pretty <3

    p. s. just wonder, have you drew the winner for your blog gift?

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      kisforkani
      September 17, 2012 at 7:34 PM

      hehe the sun brings out the colour! i have, the winner was a lovely reader named Jeline :) I have announced it on my Facebook page/blog post <3

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    Hailey
    September 17, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Such a cute bag! : )
    I love the owl. And the rest of the outfits is super lovely, as well.

    Hailey from http://squidsquads.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      September 17, 2012 at 7:36 PM

      hehe thank you hailey! i had to snap it up as soon as it came in store :)

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    Liana Chouw
    September 17, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    love your bag with owl of it

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      kisforkani
      September 17, 2012 at 7:36 PM

      thank you!

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    Eugene Marseille
    September 17, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    You are so pretty!! <3

    xx
    http://www.eugenemarseille.com/

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    Tanya
    September 17, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    Such a cute outfit! You look lovely and it is the perfect outfit for spring. x

    http://catsandclothing.blogspot.com

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    Sarah
    September 18, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    the jacket is UH-MAZING.

    From Sarah (London Fashion Blogger).

    beargrillz.blogspot.com

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    Saint Allison
    September 18, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    OMG! I love that jacking, it’s soooo freakin’ darling!

    xo/Allison

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    aniacytrynka
    September 18, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    Beautiful :)
    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com

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    Huong
    September 24, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    You look so adorable! This outfit is so so beautiful!
    I seriously love every detail of this outfit..I can’t decide what I love most about it!
    It’s really wonderful :)

    xoxo

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    Mitha Komala
    September 25, 2012 at 2:34 AM

    cute cardigan! you look adorable! x

    Letters To
    Juliet

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    Mary
    September 27, 2012 at 7:45 AM

    love the outfit sweetie, hair, makeup and all! and that bag OMG, amazingly beautiful!

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    Soundy Manuel
    September 29, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    very sweet look! :))

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    thankies! :)
    xoxo,
    TWP

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