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16 January 2012

Sunday Best: Unexpected Treasures

Little Suitcase
Dress - c/o Primark, Duffle Coat - ASOS, Bowler - M&S
Suitcase & brooch - Vintage, Loafers - Russell and Bromley.

It is often the case that the most sought after treasures are found in unexpected places. Last week I was browsing in Primark for some sensible, renovation-appropriate attire when I saw a white lace sleeve poking out from behind a mass of asymmetric dresses. When I finally unearthed it from a tangle of hangers and held it up to the light I found that it was perfect in every way. Very simple cotton lace with buttons running up the centre of the back. The only downside was the size - three sizes bigger than I wear but I added it to my pile none the less. When I finally made it to the changing room with slightly aching arms, I was very pleased to find that despite the size tag it was a very nice fit. Just a little over-sized but all the better for it. I practically ran to the till.



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I was pretty sure that my luck had hit a peak for the day so off home home I went, walking through the New Town and past all the antique shops, which is where my second discover of the day was to be found. Nestled in a window of a wee shop just by the Botanic Gardens, amongst tea sets and antique sewing books was the smallest leather suitcase I have ever seen. I nearly didn't but I knew I to make it mine or I would always regret it. I bought it with the intention of storing bits and pieces but with the help of a borrowed strap I think it makes a nice little bag. Albeit a rather unpractical one, just enough room for life's essentials - rose lip balm, a little card envelope, my phone and reading material in the form of Company Magazine. Their new size magazine fits with not a millimetre to spare which might just be fate because... Just as I was leaving the antique shop, with my new suitcase wrapped in tissue paper I received an email for none other than Company Magazine informing me that Wayward Daughter has been nominated for two Company Style Blogger Awards.

Best 'We Love Vintage' Blog and Best Blog for Highstreet Lovers as well as in the over all category. It's tough competition and I'm up against some of my favourite blogs but if you like Wayward Daughter, you can vote here. Voting is open until February 11th, you can vote as many times as you like and there is also an option to win £250 New Look Vouchers. Thank you for reading! x

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60 comments:

  1. I am loving that dress; although I'm not a lover of Primark. That suitcase is so sweet, though...

    congrats on the nominations! :) [I'll try and vote if I can!!] And I am rather jealous of your shots in the beautiful city of Edinburgh!

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  2. This look is perfection from head to toe. That suitcase is such a perfect find, you remind me of a super chic ww2 refugee. I'm definitely going to keep my eye out for that dress in Primark, so so cute! Good luck with the awards, I'll be voting for you!

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    1. Chloe, that is the best compliment I have ever received! Thank you. x

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  3. Yay, you're back to posting! (And looking rather lovely in these photos by the way!)

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  4. such lovely finds! the dress is just perfect and so is the suitcase:) p.s. voted for you! x

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  5. Very beautiful captures, and the dress is an absolute gem. x

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  6. What a find! Adore the image of you along the curved street. Architecture like that is what makes Edinburgh the most beautiful place in the world. x

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  7. Amazing delicate dress and that little suitcases is a keeper!

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  8. You know, I was in primary yesterday and I took a picture of that dress to text to you. I should have known you would have it.

    I'm still voting btw. That means you buy the Starbucks this week, yes?

    Dx

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  9. That dress is gorgeous! :) Good luck for the awards, I actually discovered your blog while looking through the nominees and I'm glad I did! :)

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  10. So lovely! I love that little bag<3

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  11. I love everything about this outfit. Ah! x
    www.edwinandatwood.com

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  12. There is nothing not to love about this, I think 'effortlessly stylish' just about sums it up. And I can't wait to browse that vintage shop, sounds like a great find!

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  13. I love that dress and is exactly what I've been looking for a while, now; sadly I don't have a Primark near me. And that bag is a beautiful find!!

    You look adorable!

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  14. Eternally jealous of that bag! It's so perfect! It sort of reminds me of the tiny suitcase bag she wears in Rear Window, only more professorial!

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  15. every single aspect of this outfit is perfect. So classy but modern. The details are perfect, like the hat & duffel togs.. lucky you with that vintage find too! :) x

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  16. What an awesome discovery! The bag is so lovely and unique! I love Primark - you can getsuch nice basics to make your own!

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  17. Just voted for your blog. Don't usually buy many mags but couldn't resist this month's Company
    Lovely outfit and location :)

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  18. I can't believe you found such a pretty dress at Primark, I never have luck finding the nice stuff there. The suitcase is gorgeous, what an amazing find!
    Best of luck for the awards :)

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  19. Lovely outfit, the dress os gorgeous! I miss Primark here in France, it hasn't caught on yet sadly. Congrats on your purchases, looks like you really had a lucky day!
    xxx
    Nina

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  20. Beautiful dress - the entire outfit is lovely. Congrats on the nominations!

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  21. That dress is gorgeous! And I love your new suitcase bag, very cute
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  22. I love this!! So cute :)

    commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  23. I've found many a treasure in Primark... mostly its utter crap but the odd this is simply divine! I love their tank tops, long sleeve jersey t-shirts and handbags.

    www.flossyblossom.blogspot.com

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  24. I've never been to Primark, but maybe I should since I'm reading all these fabulous stories about that shop and I also love the dress! But the suitcase is a real meant-t-be miracle!

    xoxo, Femke On the Button

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  25. That dress is so beautiful, I'm seeing great things from Primark these days.
    Lovely little suitcase too!
    X

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  26. Oh, that mini suitcase is just adorable! Love how it just fits the essentials. Adding the strap was a very wise move!

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  27. Perfect, perfect, PERFECT dress. I want a white lace dress, so badly, but I've got all Goldilocks about it. Too short, too long, too much sleeve. Well done on finding one just right.

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  28. ohhh, wow that suitcase/handbag is just perfect! and good luck in the blogging awards. :)

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  29. Congratulations on the nominations! I love the dress and that suitcase is adorable!

    Laura
    whitewinters.blogspot.com

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  30. oh your so luck! i have wanted a dress like that for ages!

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  31. Sounds like a fairly super day!

    I love your dress and little suitcase, they're both amazing finds!

    x

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  32. I love that dress! Congratulations on the nomination!

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  33. That suitcase is adorable! If you want it to be a little more practical, you might insert lining and add triangles on the sides, so you can open it while wearing it without splattering your stuff all over the street.

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  34. Hey there! Great blog! I was wondering if u'd say this coat runs big or small in size..? thinking about getting one myself, but im very unsure about the fit.. plaese reply!!! Thanks a bunch :) B.

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    1. Hi, I think it runs pretty true to size. I picked the size I usually would it it fits nicely, even with a woolly jumper underneath.

      Cait x

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    2. Thanks so much for the reply, it was very helpful :) the coat is on it's way to me :) YAY!! B.
      PS: Hope you win :D

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  35. that little case is so sweet :) i love going for walks and just browsing stores, that's when you find the best items
    http://chiikalivelovelaugh.blogspot.com/

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  36. These pictures are just so gorgeous!

    I love your blog and am now following you on Bloglovin'!

    Step into Estherina's World

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  37. Oh, that little suitcase is perfect!

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  38. Gorgeous dress! Just the kind of dress I would buy.

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  39. in love that shoe and bag combo :)
    congratulation on the nominations.

    EGO OF FASHION

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  40. Love the outfit, and especially the dress and the bag. But I think it's the hat that does it:)

    I found you through the nomination, and I already love your blog. Good luck, I've voted for you!

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  41. Love the outfit, especially the accessories. Saw you in Company, new follower!

    http://fabugloss.blogspot.com/

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  42. That is possibly the best primark dress i have ever seen, and you're right - it is perfect! x

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  43. Beautiful dress and location. Great detail with the hat.

    Girls party dresses

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  44. Your outfit is absolutely gorgeous! Very vintage, i found your blog through company magazine so glad i did now following! xx

    http://www.gingerrsnap.blogspot.com/

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  45. found your blog in Company's 'Couples who blog together, stay together' and just wanted to say, I think your blog is smashing! And I love that you shop in Primark!!! Lovely, lovely, lovely!!

    next2mee.blogspot.com xxx

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  46. love your style! very inspirational. i'm a new follower. <3

    xo Daisy

    blooomingdaisies.blogspot.com

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  47. I love that duffle coat! Been looking for the perfect one for a long time. And of course the dress is lovely as well. All in all a great outfit!

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  48. omg, I have the same coat and dress! That is so accidental! Looks great!

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  49. You buy Primark dresses and Company magazine like me! But your blog's impossibly more glamorous than I could ever be. I'm so happy I found it. I'll keep checking back :) x

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