Do you ever go and try on things that are completely not your style, just for fun? I did a few weeks go (OK a month ago now), when I was visiting my lovely parents where they live in Haslemere. My mum loves clothes and had told me about a new(ish) shop in the town called Hengelo, from which she had bought lots of bits. She also told them that I had a blog and they asked if I would write about them… well, I like to try and highlight small brands and businesses, especially with Christmas coming up, so thought I’d go and dress up in some things and take some photos in there and do just that. I’ve linked to the products I snapped in case you want to treat yourself or do some festive present buying!
Here’s what I got up to!
(there was a car parked right outside, ruining it)
Haslemere’s a lovely old town, and Hengelo has set up in one of the lovely historic buildings. Seems fitting, that they also sell some ace retro accessories.
They also do a lot of Tatty Devine goodies, including the coveted Vintage Lady
When I went in, they had their Halloween decorations up… which I loved. Dotted in between were some Christmas bits!
Like I said, I tried on some things, just for fun. This 1960s inspired tartan dress looked absolutely terrible on me… conveniently it was also very dark in there so none of the full-length shots came out! 😉
This little Dalmatian necklace is by British company And Mary
– a quirky little brand they carry quite a few things from!
Love the Kitty
! Not something I would wear myself but I know those who would!
These purses are also by And Mary, and I loved the bee one so much they actually gave me one as a gift, which was totally not necessary but very much appreciated! My old purse is in the bin. It seems to be sold out online but they do have the swallows and sausage dog
, which is nearly as good…
Excuse the straight hair for what was meant to be a super casual day and not a blog-outfit-posing day!
Thanks to Hengelo for letting me run riot in your lovely shop, for giving me something slightly different to write about and for my lovely purse. Shop in small businesses, everyone!