Working It – Vintage Accessories

I have been looking at vintage accessories on and found some that I think are great pieces for work. They are actually great pieces regardless but using them for work is just a good excuse to purchase them!

First we’ll start with handbags. I like for my work handbag to be a little bigger but not unwieldy. There needs to be room for my wallet, lipstick, sunglasses, daily planner/diary, phone, pen and lunch for those days when I remember to get something organised.

This is a great classic bag from Dooney & Bourke. I love a good satchel for work. It always seems so appropriate and is just the right size. Plus with the shoulder strap you can have your hands free for carrying a coffee and texting at the same time! (I have linked the photos to the shop if you are interested)

This vintage bag with the resin tortoise shell front is just plain chic! It screams “You better pay attention because I know what I am talking about.”

I love the Mad Men look of this bag and with the colour mint being so hot right now, this would be a perfect addition to any wardrobe. Best bit, it’s only $25!!

I have chosen to share these two pieces of vintage jewelry with you because they remind me of jewelry from a couple of fashion houses AND because the price is soooo right!

To me, this yellow enameled rose looks very much like the pieces from Prada that are so hot right now. But with a $16 price tag any girl could afford to add it to their collection.

This final set of scarf clip and earrings is vaguely reminiscent of old Chanel pieces. Back when Coco herself was running the show. I know…they are far from exact but to me with the right look you could certainly work the vintage Chanel vibe.

And really, what girl wouldn’t love to be working that?!

Of course, my go to in the work accessories that are vintage would be the pearls from my grandmother. There are two sets, a single strand of white and a double strand of champagne coloured ones. If I’m feeling VERY Chanel, I layer them with either the black or white triple strands that I have bought over the past 15 years…which practically make them vintage too!


About astimegoesbuy

Just a middle-aged woman with a love of fashion trying to have a purchasing fast. Spending 90 days dressing out of what is already in the wardrobe.If I can't shop for clothes, I may as well write about clothes! View all posts by astimegoesbuy

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