I love vintage clothing. Just about all my favourite items of clothing are vintage. I also love vintage re-creation, which is all about flattering cuts and fun fabrics that you don’t see on ‘fashionable’ clothing. Unfortunately, re-creation vintage can also come with a price tag that is out of my tight budget range.
Aimee dress, colourful and comfortable cotton. Mine is a different pattern.
So when a good friend gave me some money for my birthday to spend on a ‘nice top’ I knew just what I wanted. I had seen this photo on the Heart of Haute website a few weeks before and been completely seduced. It was exactly how I wanted to look!
Me in my two new purchases, with appropriate shoes; leopard print on the left and turquoise frilled leather BCBG Max Azaria on the right. The latter bought at Retournez-vous second hand shop in Mooloolaba
The only negative was that it took 7 weeks for my two blouses to arrive. They ask for 7-10 working days to make the order, which is fine. But then the package was dispatched from the US and I watched in horror as the online tracker told me it had left the states, arrived in Brisbane, two attempted deliveries were made within 15 minutes on the same morning and then the package was on its’ way back to the states! WHY?!
When it arrived back at Heart of Haute it was dispatched back immediately, first class. It still took 2 weeks to get here but nevertheless, it arrived on my desk safe and sound.
The delay in arrival was not the fault of Heart of Haute, rather the Postal Services, but that doesn’t make it any less irritating and of course the only people I could whinge to were Heart of Haute. They always responded politely to my emails and did whatever they could to fix the situation, which truth be told isn’t a lot when the package is somewhere in transit over the Pacific.
Anyway, the package did arrive and I am delighted with the contents. So much so I rather want more of the same. Particularly as there is new one with a bee print on it.
Provided you don’t need anything in a rush, I would heartily recommend Heart of Haute for fun flattering summer dresses, simple vintage-inspired cocktail wear and now, cute blouse tops.