This weekend Ed and I went for a day out at the Royal Park in Chiang Mai (Thailand). I’ll also be doing a blog post about that so keep an eye out over the next few days.
I knew I wanted to grab some outfit photos while we had a good background, but I had no idea we’d find such an incredible doorway to use as a prop. This door was made of stunning wooden carvings, hand painted, and truly spectacular! I knew it was the perfect spot for a mini shoot.
So without further ado, here’s my thrifted OOTD….
Bizarrely I actually bought this dress years ago for a Bollywood themed birthday party I held, and wore it as a skirt with a velvet crop top. Having read the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (a book that has genuinely changed my life – full review coming soon!) I was clearing out my fancy dress collection and decided to give this dress another chance at life. I actually LOVE it now. Just a hint of Indian style without being costumey, plus it’s super stretchy so a really comfy wear.
My bag was from a night market here in Chiang Mai (CMU market if you’re interested) and I knew straight away that I had to have it. The hardest part was choosing between the 6 colours – but if in doubt always go GOLD! I’m hooked on quirky mini bags right now and so this one is great because it’s a bit bigger (i.e. I can fit in more than just my phone).
Of course you can’t go anywhere in Thailand without sunglasses, and when I spotted these in the Lewis Manning charity shop in Poole for £1 I snapped them up! I think they’re from Primark originally but everyone on Instagram says they look like Prada so I’ll take that! Haha.
Finally, my not terribly exciting shoes. I get through so many pairs of flip flops here as they’re pretty badly made so they don’t last long – such a shame 🙁 But these are burgundy platform ones which a lot of the locals seem to wear. I’ve been missing my heels so this was a good compromise!
Full Outfit Breakdown:
Indian style dress – £2.99 – CRY charity shop, Ashley Road, Poole, UK
Gold ‘Drama’ handbag – £4.50 – CMU Market, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Black and gold sunglasses -£1 – Lewis Manning charity shop, Poole, UK
Burgundy platform flip flops – £2.50 – random shop in Canggu, Bali
Hope you like my snaps! Comment below with your favourite travel outfit or a rediscovery you’ve found in your wardrobe.