Posts tagged vintage
3 WAYS TO DEVELOP YOUR OWN AWESOME STYLE

Whether you're brand new to my blog (well hey there!) or you've been a reader for a while, one thing is probably very apparent on arrival: I don't 'do' trends. It's just not me. I've always been anti mainstream and if someone else has something - let alone if lots of people have it - I don't like it. I remember even back in primary school when people would copy my shoes or hairstyle, I would hate it.

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SIX TIPS FOR SHOPPING VINTAGE AND MY FAVOURITE VINTAGE BUYS

The ethos of sarahakwisombe.com has always been about staying true to your own style. Regardless of whether that’s seen as being ‘on trend’. In fact, you’re more likely to see me avidly pushing you to avoid the trends! One of the best ways I find to stay true to your own style and not be influences by mass market mainstream fads is to shop vintage, charity shop and antique, so I thought I’d show you some of my fave finds that I've got for my flat to get you inspired.

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TRAVEL DIARY: WHITSTABLE - VINTAGE SHOPPING, OYSTER TASTING AND CHARITY SHOP HAULING

Hey peeps! At the end of summer my friend Naomi and I took a little weekend down in Whitstable to celebrate us both turning 30. I'd heard so many great things about Whitstable and all of the vintage shopping, great food.... and more vintage shopping. Of course it was the perfect choice for two girls whose ideal day is spent rummaging through the racks of a local charity shop. Ahhh, bliss.

See what we managed to find and check out my top recommendations for where to eat and WHERE TO SHOP!

Oh and I tried oysters for the first time ever. Like or puke? Find out!

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10 CONVERSATION STARTING PIECES FROM OUT THERE INTERIORS

You know this blog is all about pushing boundaries and taking risks with your interiors and being bold and all those things I keep chewing your ear off about! So imagine my absolute joy when I got a 'hello' email from the online homewares store Out There Interiors. I mean, the name just says it all right?! there was no way I wasn't going to do a little round up of my favourite pieces and intro you guys to this fab new place to spend your hard earned pennies. I've put together a list of my top ten pieces they sell that will help you create that 'out there' interior that you know will make mummy Sarah so proud! Just check out some of this...

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MERRY MONDAY WEEK 2: WIN A VINTAGE SILK KIMONO LAMPSHADE

It's Monday, but there's no reason to be sad! In fact, get ready for a Merry Monday as we move into week 2 of my christmas giveaway! Every Monday in the lead up to xmas I'll be doing a giveaway. Today I've teamed up with The Bespoke Boutique to offer one very special reader this absolutely beautiful Navy blossom lampshade made from a real vintage silk kimono from Japan. How frickin' cool is that?!

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The important lesson I learnt from Downton Abbey about my daughter's future

I'm a huge fan of anything historic, architecture, antiques, stories, so it's quite weird that I hadn't watched Downton Abbey until recently. I'd caught the odd part of an episode here or there whilst living with my mum but never really got into it and was confused by the amount of characters with their own storylines. I've had a lot of time off over xmas and decided to go from the beginning and watch all 4 seasons. The weirdest thing happened though. Yes, bear with me, I had a life realisation after watching Downton Abbey! In a TV show full of heirs, fortunes, life and death, I asked 'what have I set up for my own daughters future?'

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