C You Last Tuesday handpicked vintage prairie dress #ShopSmallStaffs

Vintage is never going out of style. And as more of us look towards slow styling and ethical fashion, vintage is a good place to start.

Some vintage sellers I love include Sparrowhawk Vintage, Jeneral Store, Waiste and last but not least C You Last Tuesday.

C You Last Tuesday was established during the Covid-19 lockdown when Ruby Tuesday Munslow decided – like many of us – to rid out her wardrobe. Originally from Staffordshire, she finds herself selling from her home in Stone, as well as London.

The slow fashion lover said: “I started selling vintage because I had a shed load of items I didn’t wear anymore and thought I’d sell them. I’m a big believer in slow fashion and recycling clothes, I also love the history of clothing and there’s nothing better than when I hear the story behind a dress I’ve found.”

Between selling her own vintage collection, she begun to scout out pieces on eBay to sell on (anyone ever seen Girlboss?)

I bought this stunning 70s floral prairie dress in May for around £40. It’s a beautifully crafted, structured piece made from a peachy floral fabric with bursts of turquoise. With it’s tie back, dropped square neckline and huge puff sleeves, it’s hard not to fall in love.

Ruby said: “I found this piece on eBay! I started C You Last Tuesday in lockdown and could only use online shops to buy vintage. But I live in charity shops – volunteered in one – and buy 80% of my clothes from there. I love finding something super special and eBay is amazing for that!

“I love anything from the 1920s to 1970s eras, especially Edwardian style clothing – but I also love 60s psychedelic prints.”

Ruby is passionate about inclusivity and diversity. She believes fashion is for everyone and anyone who wants to rock it without labels attached. One thing she loves is to meet her customers and see her styling the pieces she handpicked.

The 24-year-old added: “I love seeing my find on someone who I know will treasure it for years. It ties in with slow fashion and believe we need to stop producing badly made clothing and noticing what already exists.”

My floral prairie dress is from St Michael, so vintage M&S, and is 100% cotton. It’s floor length, so I’ve styled it with some very 60s white boots which I bagged for £3. This lifts the dress off the floor a few inches so you can still show off the shoes. I added my cream Dorothy Perkins handbag with tortoise shell detailing and gold hardware, which cost £15. In my ears I’m wearing my Matthew Calvin Monstera Leaf Studs and Cloud and Clay dangles in Rose, with my Adexe Sistine watch on my wrist.

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