Joanie ClothingSOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW (ft. Joanie Clothing)

Recently, a lot of my posts have featured Manchester vintage-inspired brand, Joanie Clothing – and for this, I make no apologies. I’ve finally found an affordable fashion brand that plays to the twee-loving side of my personal style and matches both vintage and modern pieces alike. 

Even though I love wearing dresses, I’m finding myself drawn to Joanie Clothing’s cute and casual basics – which is quite unusual for me. Usually, you’ll find me throwing my money at dresses with quirky prints or detailed collars but it’s Joanie’s knitwear and denim basics that I’ve chosen to invest in. Which brings me nicely onto Joanie Clothing’s Sarah skirt. 

(Previous posts featuring Joanie Clothing _ Joanie’s Wedding Photoshoot and A Little Birdie Told Me…)

Not that I needed to buy more denim, but it’s become the stalwart of my wardrobe (I even wear denim for work – a definite perk of working in a creative office) so buying another denim skirt feels more of an investment than overkill. With its scalloped edges, Joanie Clothing’s Sarah skirt looks like it was made to be paired with my latest eBay find- this beautiful embroidered vintage blouse.

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It’s been a while since I’ve found a true vintage eBay gem and I found this one quite by accident. Since changing to an office-based job from a field-based assessor, I’ve had little spare time to pop in the north west’s charity shops.  So, you won’t be surprised to hear that my finds have started to dwindle and I’ve turned to eBay for my out-of-hours fix of vintage hunting. It was whilst searching for Mexican style embroidery that I found this shirt. Complete with vibrant embroidered flowers, scalloped edging and an amazing 99p starting price, I knew I had to make it mine. Four bids later, I departed with the grand total of £4.60 and became the proud owner of another vintage piece.    

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Joanie ClothingIt seemed like the perfect item to build an outfit around for Joanie Clothing’s ‘High Summer’ event held at The Vintage Beauty Parlour, Chorlton. Invited to view Joanie’s summer range, the event also promised hair and beauty make overs on the day from owner Bethany Davies and her fantastic team. As you can see, I opted for vintage curls teamed with subtle retro make-up. 

As you may have seen from my Instagram stories taken on the day, I stumbled into vintage-inspired heaven and came out wanting the entirety of Joanie Clothing’s new summer range -it was inevitable, I guess. Let’s just say Meredith, Clarissa and Thelma are the sassiest girl gang about to enter my wardrobe array.

Have you seen what’s new at Joanie Clothing? What’s caught your eye? 

Outfit Details

Vintage embroidered shirt _ eBay // Sarah skirt _ Joanie Clothing // Bibi shoes _ Orla Kiely x Clarks // Tan handbag _ Brit Stitch // Watch _ Orla Kiely //

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  • I love that shirt – it’s so cute!!!

  • Cute outfit, loving the detail on the shirt! x

  • lucy

    Love the shirt, it’s gorgeous

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    The detail on that shirt is really lovely. It’s noticeable, but subtle too.

  • Kezzie

    Hi! You look beautiful!! I love the whole look and you already know my love for the blouse- collar, ruffles, floral embroidery! I really like Joanie clothing but only have one thing!!

  • I absolutely love Joanie clothing, however, I’ve never purchased anything as I’m not quite sure I could pull off the vintage style… But there are some very pretty pieces and that skirt looks gorgeous how you have styled it.

    Emma |

  • I’ve never been to their site, but I’m heading their now. Love your embroidered top. You look darling!

  • char

    That blouse was a total bargain – well done! And it’ll come as no surprise that I adore Joanie – right from the start when you tipped me off I’ve loved their things. I currently have my eye on the Sunday dress in the floral print, since I’ve worn my mermaid one soooooo much.