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i own a little vintage shop on the south coast by the sea, or at vintagepersempre.com. im married and we have a beautiful baby girl. i like going for walks on cold sunny days and trashy reality tv. i love small boutiques, markets and big city centers. im slightly dyslexic so you'll have to ignore my poor spelling, and i rarely use capital letters. my music taste is so varied, from country to screamo, oh and musicals. i love song lyrics, pretty photographs and modern art. i have many guilty pleasures and im really not very cool. im obsessed with drawings and tattoos of birds, but im genuinely terrified of real life ones. i guess you can read on to find out more (:

Friday, 9 December 2011

Rainbow Cake

It has been a bit of an ambition of mine for a while now to make a rainbow cake...



Of course. When i put hours into mine and tried my absolute hardest for tom's birthday, it turned out to be a massive failure ....

The colours were odd (damn no E numbers food colouring) and it was only after i proudly presented it to him did i realise i'd completely messed up the moustache! 

well, there's always next year ....

Monday, 5 December 2011

Getting closer ...

With the due date of our first baby creeping closer ( 25 days to be exact) everythings getting just a tad hectic.
Over the weekend i got on with lots that needed doing including packing my hospital bag (very emotionally too ... not sure what that was all about), put all the baby clothes in order by style, size and colour (yes thats right) and tried not to stress about all those things your told you 'need' but havent yet bought.
I finally stopped ,my baby chores last night and ended up watching ' A night with Beyonce'. This led me onto wondering do celebraties manage to look great even when they're pregnant? Beyonce herself was wearing a skin tight nude coloured cat suit covered in diamontes, whilst im sat in with my 6-sizes-bigger-than-pre-pregancy-pjs eating ice cream out of the tub.
i cant pretend im not jealous ..


Thursday, 1 December 2011

website updates!

So my new sparkly website has finally been launched!
Check it out at www.vintagepersempre.com

Also regulary check back because soon to be added is more winter clothes, coats and homeware!
Doesn't my sister look lovely as the face of Vintage Per Sempre!


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Sorry its been so long ...

Yes I hate to say it, but its been forever since I last posted on here!
But I have promised myself I will now make an effort to post more regulary, so watch this space.

Well lots has happened, me and the boy got married back in September, and we are expecting a little baby girl on the 30th December (:
As much as I would have loved a vintage wedding dress, being 5 months pregnant didn't make it that easy, so instead i chose a simple grecian style. Of course I had to theme the day and drew upon my all time favourite book 'Alice in Wonderland'; our waitresses dressed up, the room was decorated with red hearts and cards and we used my vintage crockery for a mad tea party. Oh and the cake, oh my days the cake was amazing!


And watch this space, in the next couple of days my online boutique will be open  so no matter where you are, you can buy vintage online from me!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Thursday, 23 June 2011

its all about meeeee.

there's been an article written about me!
i mean if it wasn't for the shop it wouldn't have happened, but still bonkers!.


Saturday, 18 June 2011


cause i dont know who i am, who i am without you.

Tom proposed last friday...


I said yes (:

Thursday, 9 June 2011

what has changed my life.

(an excuse to ramble)

City & Colour. 
without a doubt this band has changed my life. dramatic and over the top? well maybe. but i love them. it all started when i was feeling down after a on/off relationship with an ex and a friend played me 'sleeping sickness'. now most would claim that this song is actually rather depressing - the main line being 'someone come and save my life' but somehow it pulled me out of my little dark place. me and her have drifted now but C&C are still very much a big part of my life. no matter what mood im in i can find a song to relate. one of the best days to date was when i saw them live. they were absolutely beautiful and i would happily see them a hundred times more. i urge everyone to youtube them now. top songs; sleeping sickness, the girl, sam malone and day old hate.

now i dont like to be the kind of girl that never shuts up about her boyfriend, so i'll try to keep this short, but well, he has inevitably changed my life. probably more than anyone else. before him i was a very different person, and i know he brought out the best in me. quite simply - i love him lots. cute,

the only city that i feel in love with instantly. me and tom has been together only couple of months, booked a holiday and within 4 days we were in a hotel looking at the Vatican city. i've never seen anything more beautiful. we spent a week feeling cultural, eating, talking for hours and falling in love. i could not recommend a place to go more than rome, and im desperate to go back one day. 

Vintage Per Sempre.
my shop. my business. within two months of getting my A level results i had a shop up and running, and it was scary. but im so proud of how far i have come along. i was never this grown up before. and within only 7 months so much changed. the shop's growing, people have heard of me, its been said that im the youngest shop owner in our area - im quite proud of that. the next step for vintage per sempre: going online. so far its really just ebay, but i want my own website. so watch this space. the shop has given me more confidence and allowed me to really run with my love for vintage. i've also met so many lovely people just from having the shop. its all very lovely really (:

there are so many more millions of things, but i'd say these are some of the most significant.
so what about you? who or what has changed your life?

Thursday, 2 June 2011

going back to my roots.

for the past 6 (ish months) i've been a variety of shades of, well ginger.
this week i've decided to go back to my more natural (perhaps boring) but lovely brunette self.
any thoughts?

 im kinda thinking brunette is a tad more grown up too. im happy with it (:

Fancy dress party tonight (:
my favourite!
its ke$ha themed. so im thinking some baggy top and lots of glitter.
she's not my cup of tea music taste but it should be a giggle of a night.
pictures to follow?


Thursday, 26 May 2011

feeling all sorry for myself.

today i feel so, so, so rubbish!
cough, cold, headache. eurgh.

i want tomato soup.


Wednesday, 25 May 2011

is it fast enough so we can fly away?

you got a fast car,

i want a ticket to anywhere.
maybe we make a deal,
maybe together we can get somewhere.

anyplace is better - starting from zero got nothing to lose.
maybe we'll make something,
but me myself i got nothing to prove. 

you got a fast car & i got a plan to get us out of here. 
i been working at the convenience store, 
managed to save just a little bit of money. 
we won't have to drive too far, 
just cross the border & into the city. 
you & i can both get jobs & finally see what it means to be living. 

you got a fast car,
but is it fast enough so we can fly away?
we gotta make a decision,
we leave tonight or live & die this way.

i remember we were driving, driving in your car.
the speed so fast i felt like i was drunk.
city lights lay out before us,
and your arm felt nice wrapped round my shoulder.
and i had a feeling that i belonged,
and i had a feeling i could be someone, be someone, be someone.

Tracy Chapman - Fast car


whilst this song isn't strictly applicable to me at the moment, 
its still a brilliant song that i really, really love (:

Monday, 23 May 2011

monday morning,

so its monday morning once again and all i really want is ....


brownies mmm ...


(i so wish this was my bed!)


this outfit!

perfect (:

Saturday, 21 May 2011

take a ride in my car.

Another successful photo shoot by an amateur photographer Roland Selivanoff http://www.facebook.com/SelivanoffPhotography
the dress and all the accessories are vintage per sempre's own! 
- wish i could keep the car though!