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I don't know if it happens to you guys as well but i honestly think that every piece of clothing i've ever wanted (sans heels) i have found in a vintage store, and usually only a few days after i've realised i wanted to find it. I don't know how it works but it honestly creeps me out sometimes. Sheer black button shirt? Check. Sheer pleated maxi skirt? Check. Khaki green army jacket? Check. Peach Gloves with a matching tulle headband? Completely unnecessary but check! I found this vintage leopard print belt when i was opshopping a few days ago and i couldn't believe how much it resembled a mix between the leopard print from Camilla and Marc and Alexander Wang. Oddly enough, when i got it home i realised it was made from dyed steer hide and not only looks, but feels exactly like my leopard print pumps by Alexander Wang too!? It's weird when you find things you've wanted for so long and even weirder when you see the same trends in different eras collide but with different price tags. Vintage leopard belt - $8.00. Alexander Wang leopard heels - Cringe worthy. I suppose that's just one of the many reasons why i love vintage so much... Now, off to find a way to style these babies!

PS. Don't forget to enter my Gary Pepper Vintage July giveaway as entries close in just one week! I'll be giving away an amazing YSL arty oval ring in pink and i can't wait to announce the lucky winner! I've had nearly 950 entries and i can't believe that with all of your love and support my facebook page is just about to hit 50,000 fans! Amazing!? Looks like i'm going to have to think of an even better giveaway for next month. Click on the photo below to enter into our YSL giveaway. Good luck everyone :)
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46 comments:

  1. What a cute belt! and thats so amazing that they match, but unfortunately no, thats not how it works for the rest of us, Im in a constant search for the perfect 50s dress...

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  2. your new shoes is lovely. I love it so much.

    La Petit Poucet

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  3. Wish I could put my hand through the screen and pinch the YSL ring. I want it sooooo bad!!

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  4. ah that happens to me all the time too! especially in op shops... my mum calls it 'magic shopping' haha

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  5. lucky!! i've been hunting for items lately, but haven't been able to give it a lot of work or attention due to my lack of spare time :/ total bummer right?

    KeepItFvncy,
    M.E.

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  6. Oh...those rings are perfect!
    Wish I would be the lucky one)))

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  7. Please God, let me be lucky enough to win that ring. Please, please, please. Give my college budget wardrobe a little glamour.

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  8. love how the belt and shoes perfectly match! would love to have this!


    xx
    JL
    http://joannaladrido.blogspot.com

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  9. Almost as creepy as discovering you have almost twin-like similarities to someone else? CHECK! Hahaha

    Loving the leopard.. oh but you knew I would! x

    http://www.twincatvintage.com/blog

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  10. Yes, I totally agree!
    Last week I realised how much I wanted a new, plain, pussybow blouse... and there it was; albeit a bit big, but beautiful nonetheless.
    Love, Athena.

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  11. Oh how I love leopard print, those shoes are t.d.f ♥

    *following your blog flower*

    Eda ♥

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.blogspot.com

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  12. I loveeeeeeeeeeee your Blog !!!!

    ♥♥♥♥

    I posted your giveaway on my blog!

    http://ilovetheshoppingonline.blogspot.com/

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  13. haha yes, sam. it's a given you would love the leopard.

    and i really can't believe how similar they look even though there's 40 years between the belt and the shoes. weird? x

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  14. It sounds like you have the best luck with vintage shopping! I'm a tad (read: extremely) jealous. I'm the complete opposite. If I think "I want to find Item X" then I never do. I always go in with no expectations and so everything comes as a bit of a surprise!

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  15. love everything here - the leopard print is beautiful and tasteful

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  16. I love the pieces you found! You are a great shopper

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  17. oh my god! that belt is exactly what ive been looking for all my life gahh! you dont happen to be wanting to put it up for sale anytime soon?
    xx
    www.mysterybruises.blogspot.com

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  18. the belt is amazing. And it's such a great find!:) I too can live in thrift shops. Lol.

    P.S. My big blog giveaway has started. Hope you could join!=)

    Love, Paxie
    http://ipaxme.blogspot.com

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  19. bummer i was hoping those leopard/pony heels were vintage too! :P and what a great find - such a happy coincidence!


    x amie
    http://heartbeats-intimidation.blogspot.com

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  20. I hope you dont mind but I made a little post about you on my blog. I just find you overly inspiring :)

    http://fashion-canvas.blogspot.com/2010/07/beautiful-soul.html

    x Francheska

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  21. I ALS0 L0VE!!!! I AD0RE THE LE0PARD!!

    L00KING F0R A FRESH NEW FASH0N/EVERYTHING BL0G!??!

    F0LL0W ME @ http://TheUrbanFlamingo.blogspot.com !!!

    <3 KMP

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  22. Lovely pieces super sexy. I am glad to try them with smple outfit

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  23. what a find! I would have bought it too.

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  24. oh i love to!

    www.whatdialike.com

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  25. I know the feeling! Just weeks ago I was reading Jil Sander interview and then went trifting....and found vintage Jil Sander blazer for 6 euros!

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  26. love your blog and photos! following you now!

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  27. Hello, i’ve created a blog to help others.
    You just have to send your doubts or anything you want to (whatagood_day@hotmail.com) so I can publish it in my blog and others can answer (you don’t need to have a blog to do this). I’ve just started, would you have a look?

    For more information: http://withalittle-help.blogspot.com/2010/07/por-que-este-blog-es-diferente-why-is.html

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  28. It's always so great when you can find just the perfect thing you knew (or didn't yet know) you wanted. That belt is perfect!

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  29. so obsessed with leopard print at the moment what an amazing find!
    belt and shoes perfect vintage / designer combination!!!

    gijonesaccessories.blogspot.com

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  30. what a find! goes beautifully with the heels! im sucha leopard print addict.

    ✘ leonie

    www.monstrexi.com

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  31. OMG can't believe it, I wanted to have this ring sooo much but I couldn't find it -.-
    PLEASE let me be the lucky winner hahhaa :)

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  32. mm I would like to have one of these rings...optimistic as i'm able to be...winning these would be one-of-the-dream-come-true ^^
    I don't have a blog so u can't see if it's me who deserve them and if they would look good on me, but there is always a chance, no?:)
    U r as beautiful as a diamond. (not exxagerating)

    ps. honestly, u shouldn't giveaway them, save them as an memento of ur blogging days:)

    ciao X
    misskbysiek@gmail.com

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  33. God,I'm so happy to hear that I can have one of the amazing ysl rings!! It's my birthday soon and I actually asked my friends to look for this ring as a present for me.That's strange but I'm kind of obssesed with it. It would be the nicest surprise for my birthday <3 Thank you garry pepper girl!

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  34. ops ,this is my email adress in case I'll be the winner . haha. stefanabogdan@yahoo.com

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  35. I love thrift shopping...You can buy ike 50 silk blouses for the price of one at a store...I found a variety of silk blouses and now there becoming a trend.

    I hope to find a leopard belt like that..its gorgeous

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  36. I love vintage shopping! I think it makes shopping fun because you sometimes walk away with an amazing piece that you know no one else would be able to find as quickly! The belt and shoes are absolutely amazing pieces; can't wait to see how you style them.

    Ernest Bee

    www.anernestpointofview.blogspot.com

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  37. I joined the contest, didn't win though. Wish I had, the ring is beyond amazing. Where can you get it?

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  38. Forgot one thing, could you please check out my blog? It would mean so much to me!

    www.vintageweek.blogspot.com

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  39. i dont suppose you could tell me but i am always in search for so many cute things that you seem to find so frequently!
    looked everywhere for a decent black sheer blouse shirt and its hopeless,
    if by chance you would blow me some places to have a search,
    I am from brisbane, australia and if you knew any places i would be forever grateful
    eloise.noakes@gmail.com xx

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  41. A friend 'like'(d) you on facebook and I had to find out what Gary pepper vintage was about. Was pleasantly surprised by what I discovered! You are an inspirations- your choice of vintage clothing are great, you're photos are great and you have set a great standard for people who one day is aspiring to open her own accessories shop.
    Keep up the great work and hopefully the rest of Australia will catch the Gary pepper vintage style fever.

    http://modearchives.blogspot.com/

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  42. loving the outfit, but even more loving the leopard print shoes and belt!!

    http://donotshoeme.blogspot.com/

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