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Just a quick reminder that the Oxfam Curiosity Shop closes today at Selfridges London, so this is your last chance to get down to bag an amazing bargain.

This is the look that I pulled together from rails & rails of fab vintage piece for the Oxfam stylists Style Off (all our looks will eventually be up on the website for you to vote for!):

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It’s always a temptation when working with vintage to go a little bit crazy, but I wanted to find something a shopper could conceivably wear this summer. We know it’s all about the 70s, plus it’s Festival season, so I found the fabulous long sleeved, floral cotton dress (£40) which looks a lot like these ones from Miss Selfridge & Paul & Joe respectively.

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I then added a silver lurex long-line cardigan (£15), and belted it all in with an authentic  70s metal & blue suede belt (£15). Underneath it. all are a brand new pair of walking boot-style, brand new canvas beige Converse (£30).

It always amazes me how two people can look at a room of clothes and come away with something completely different. As a case in point, here’s Briony’s look for Oxfam, which she did at the same time as me:

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In this case a little more expensive, as the cute skirt is Mulberry, donated by Alexa Chung (£200) and the shoes are brand new, this season Charlotte Olympia, donated by the brilliant Jane Shepherdson (£200). (Now that’s a proper bargain.)

A big thank you to LCF students & Oxfam Curiosity Shop volunteers Katie & Erin for being so charming and such good-natured models for us.

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Photos by LLG & by Briony of A Girl, A Style

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7 comments

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Great looks, as you say so different so is it odd that I’d wear either?! I must be a preppy hippy 🙂

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@http://www.blahblahbecky.co.uk: Nothing wrong with that! LLGxx

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I love your blog, how gorgeous!
XOXO Nicole, VPV Team Member

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I love vintage clothes! I set out yesterday to get what I needed for my Spring wardrobe, and came away with 3 gorgeous items from the 70s. Will I ever learn??

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Where would you suggest looking in London for great charity shop shopping? Are there particular Oxfams which are better? I am coming over for a visit (from San Francisco) and would love tips!

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