Although I seem to have an ever expanding wardrobe, there are a few key pieces which I am constantly hunting for that I know will stand the test of time and be worn constantly. There was the leather jacket that I got for my 18th, the perfect denim A-line mini skirt, the perfect trench and pair of Levi 501’s, but something which I have recently added to my wardrobe after hunting for was the perfect vintage embroidered top.
I love the traditional Hungarian embroidered tops and blouses, but vintage ones tend to rip or tear easily, due to the thin fabric, and traditional ones online can be pretty pricey. The Muzungu Sisters source beautiful traditional Hungarian embroidery but the prices are a bit out of my budget, sadly. I settled for a somewhat more wearable and modern (which is actually vintage) top that I found on Depop. As it is vintage, some of the embroidery is coming loose slightly (let me know if anyone has tips on how to prevent/ fix that!) but it is generally in a lovely condition and will last me years if I hand wash it to help preserve the stunning embroidery.
The embroidery is honestly the best thing about this top, the colours, style and boldness of it is so unique and incredibly pretty, the fit is also lovely, it is slightly oversized but has slightly ballooned sleeves, which I think looks really flattering.