Friday, 20 July 2012

Retro Metro Frock Friday

Last Saturday after attending the Love Vintage Fair in Brisbane, Miss J & I went to Paddington for some op shop therapy. I bought this dress from the Retro Metro outlet. It came in with tags, never worn. I didn't think it would suit me, as I have always avoided wearing white or beige as it usually makes me look washed out. I broke my own fashion rules, as I couldn't resist the zip & collar detailing.

Outfit Details........
Tapestry brooch worn as a necklace - thrifted
Green floral ring - Each to Own
Old Japanese bracelet - from my childhood
White porcelain bird brooch - Suitcase Rummage
Plastic beaded bag - thrifted
Cardigan, belt, boots & tights - retail

Mr P & I dropped into the Woolloongabba Antique Centre after running our errands. Here are a few things that caught my eye today..........

I love lamps....especially GREEN ones!

I was so tempted to buy the birdy cross-stitch above. I resisted. Lets hope I don't regret it!

Love the shabby blue painted furniture.

Deers always make me smile.

Love the cushion fabric.

One of my favourite stalls above from The Old Boathouse.

And me in my happy place.


  1. Oh that dress has the most gorgeous pattern and it looks so cute on you.
    Antique and vintage shops are always happy places.
    Have a great weekend.
    Love v

  2. Ah but you've added plenty of colour to this combo, so I wouldn't call it a boring beige now, not by a long shot.xx.

  3. It's definitely a fantastic dress, not in the least boring. I'm swooning over the baby blue furniture

  4. I adore it definitely not boring! Especially with that beautiful green cardigan. The zip feature is awesome. xx

  5. I ADORE that fab frock - just LOVE IT! And the brooch as necklace is gorgeous and the bracelet is gorgeous - and I particularly love that FAB bird brooch. The baby blue furniture makes me weep exquisite tears of joy! Happy weekend, love! Sarah xxx

  6. You look good in that dress. The print is lovely. I'm jelly of you r shopping trip, hmmm......maybe a shopping trip is in my future.

  7. There is enough colour in the print of the dress to ensure it doesn't have the dreaded beige wash-out effect at all ( I also suffer from this syndrome!) The collar and zip pull are so sweet, and you always make great use of a cardi and a belt.
    Love the birdie tapestries, I am surprised you managed to walk away without buying them! The antiques centre looks fabulous. xxx

  8. I love your outfit and style ...cute cute!

  9. That cushion is beyond fabulous!
    Love your outfit, the pale frock really suits you and makes a perfect background for all your pretty accessories! x

  10. The dress fab, the collar is so sweet and is that funky little something on the zipper end....I love it?
    The pale green cardie with dress is ever so sweet as a combo and all the accessories you teamed the outfit with are wonderful.

    I love how you accessories your outfits.

  11. That dress is FAB and doesn't make you look washed out at all! Love all your cute accessories too xoxo

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  13. Hi, pleased to meet you! I'm a bit jealous of your thrifting adventure, you made that dress with the great styling! Good luck in the giveaway! :)


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