Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Vintage Event: Tunbridge Wells Pantiles Vintage Fair

The last weekend in July was Tunbridge Wells vintage fair. The fair lasted Saturday and Sunday but I was only able to make the Saturday so I was determined to make the most of it!

Since the weather has been so lovely I decided it was time for another outing for my Vivien of Holloway Kitty dress (It's currently on sale too!). This was my first ever VoH dress and I bought it for my graduation but I love it so much I have been wearing it every chance I get.

I also wore this red/pink vintage hat. My favourite type of hat is the the sort that sits on the back of your head, I'm not quite sure what they are called but I've been a bit obsessed over that style since I watched bomb girls. I've had this one a while now it was a lucky eBay buy :)

The Pantiles is not a huge area in Tunbridge Wells, but they managed to pack quite a few stalls into the area. Enough to keep me going anyway :)

Good ol' Laura Ashley dresses, shame they're not in my size...

Part of me did want a tea-cup pin cushion. I am normally against the use of beautiful old china but I do admit that the odd random mismatched piece needs using somehow.

There was also entertainment on the bandstand

They also had some vintage cars, I couldn't resist doing a picture

I did find some amazing vintage glasses though. I've been looking for some genuine vintage specs for a while and I didn't dare buy any of eBay as I really wanted to try them myself before I bought them. Although that does cause problems when you are trying glasses that are not your prescription... I could barely see myself in the mirror so I had to take some pictures so I could see how they looked!

Both pairs are 1960s and it only cost £20 for them both :) I do still need to get them re-glazed however.

I also got 3 dresses. The green one looks a bit rubbish on the hanger, but it was a lovely fit and a nice warm fabric so I will be putting it away for the winter. The other two will be great for the summer.

Last but not least I also got an early plastics choker necklace from around the 1960s that I actually had a jewellery specialist on another stall look at (cheeky I know). I'm pretty sure it was a total bargain at £5! I just loved the colour though, I love the combination of yellow and blue so I know I will be wearing this necklace with all my blue dresses.

I love a good vintage fair, but there aren't too many around me, can you recommend any good ones?

Outfit details:
Dress: Vivien of Holloway
Shoes: M&S
Hat: Vintage via eBay
Belt: Hell Bunny
Bracelet: Vintage
Gloves: Vintage
Sunglasses: North Laines


  1. You look so nice! I love the dress in the middle that you got and that bright yellow necklace, such a good price too! :)


    1. That middle dress is definitely a bit of a star, the others don't photograph very well unfortunately :S I was so pleased with the necklace, I got such a good deal ;D

  2. Wonderful! Those glasses suit you, both of them:)

    1. Thanks, I'm glad you approve of the glasses, I'm getting them reglazed at the moment so look out for them in future posts!

  3. ohmygoodness i just love this look!!!! from the hair, the dress, accessories, just perfect. you're so naturally beautiful. :)

    1. Thank you *blush* you are way too nice!!!!


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