Leather Turn Lock Purse

Small leather turn lock purses have made a comeback. I can still remember the small brown one that I had in grade 7. These leather, cross body bags from the 80’s and 90’s are something to keep your eye out for when you are in your local thrift shop. If you can’t be bothered hunting for one there, you can search on Ebay or Etsy and let your fingers do the shopping! My favourite shop Cath Kidston carries new leather turn lock purses in cute prints and solids. Mine was a Christmas gift to myself from Green Canyon Road.
Red Purse
CK Bag
Leather Cross Body Bag from Cath Kidston

Brown Purse

Vintage Coach Bag from Saved by the Saver
Navy Purse
Navy Blue Leather Purse from Omnia VTG
Green Purse
Vintage Lime Green Coach Bag from Ratty and Catty

Laura Ashley Love

My love for all things Laura Ashley peaked in the late 80’s, when my room was festooned in baby blue walls, a Laura Ashley bedding set, and straw hats on the walls. My friend and I had a little flashback moment a few years ago, when we thought that it would be a great idea to pull out our old Laura Ashley dresses, and start wearing them again. Our husbands quickly shut it down.

My heart however, still skips a beat when I spy a vintage Laura Ashley dress. This particular dress was made of lovely, heavy velvet and printed with cabbage roses and brooches. Oh, and it had large puffed sleeves. Very Dynasty! You can see what the dress looked like here from a seller on Etsy. No, I didn’t pay $125 for my dress, and I did have a split second of regret about cutting it up, after seeing the going price for it. Never mind. I am happy with how my self drafted a-line skirt turned out. I guess I am a bit old to be rocking puffed sleeves anyway!DSC_0005