The Vintage Basement

My fashion sanctuary in the creative quarter

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If you’ve been following me on my instagram for a while now, then you would know that Om Diva is by no means a new discovery for me. It is however one of my favourite vintage shops in Dublin, if not of all time.

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Here is the entrance to the pink boutique from the outside. It may look small but there are four floors to shop in, with almost each one carrying a different theme from young Irish design to contemporary fashion, but today I wanted to talk about my all time favourite floor in the boutique –the vintage basement. 

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I think many regulars of the creative quarter would consider the vintage basement the perfect place to visit for some technicolored inspiration. This wonderland of kaleidoscopic embellishments and opulent outfits adorned with the most dazzling of ornamental jewellery and twinkling chandelier earrings is gorgeous enough to make anyone want to feel more adventurous and colourful with their style.

And I really believe that its down to this place that I have come to love dressing up and learning about fashion in recent years.

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There are so many different rails that frame the room, all decked out with the most vivid selections of clothes to choose from. For the daring, there are long 1960’s style tea dresses, all decorated with a vivid spectrum of bold and exciting prints. Leather skirts, tweeds and tartan pants all decorate one wall, while fluffy faux fur coats adorn another, and a rainbow arrangement of luxury quality leather jackets float nearby.

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Between all of that, with the decadent Dior-style statement and costume jewellery, along with the adorable and unique knitted sweaters, not to mention the sparkling array of  grandma-style purses, it’s impossible not to fall in love with this underground vintage heaven. Especially if you’re looking to add something a little different or a little more eccentric to your look.

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My favourite railing in the entire store of course has got to be the one adorned with lace blouses and cute cardigans. Its entire aesthetic runs to parallel to cute/kawaii Japanese fashion, which has always been a great love of mine.

Whenever I descend the beautiful pink staircase and drop into this wonderland of vintage, it’s always to this section that I gravitate towards the most. The clothing is just so versatile and you can find anything to suit your style, be it cute, fancy, classy or casual.

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So this was all about my favourite boutique in Dublin. If you’re ever in town or passing by Drury Street, I would definitely recommend taking a peak inside. You can find some of the most original and unique things that are guaranteed to be ideal for adding a pop of colour to your wardrobe, if not a little bit of personality to an outfit.

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The entire room is just so picturesque (and lovely for taking selfies.) And oh, did I forget to mention that there is free coffee and marshmallows for all visitors or the boutique? ^_^

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Here’s a quick sneak peak at some of the things I got during my visit that will be in next week’s lookbook!

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So that’s all from me for now. Of course there will be so many more posts about Dublin and fashion here on my page very soon! Thank you for reading and I will see you later this week for my next post. ❤

BE HAPPY ♥ BE HAPPY

~Love Mew xx

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