Friday, 31 May 2013

Retropolitan Frock Friday

The weather is finally right to wear my frock purchased with Queen Helga at Retropolitan in Christchurch.
I love the fact that this frock is a memento of a special day. One that we hope to repeat in a few months time!

Vintage frock - Retropolitan New Zealand
Vintage jacket - Retro Metro
Beaded bag - Vintage Hippy
Vintage pendant - Ebay
Orange bangle - Great Aunts
Brooch, ring & green bangle - Op shopped
Boots & Ray Bans - Retail

Monday, 27 May 2013

Planes, Trains & What Else....Vintage

Here are my op shop finds from last week.
Even with limited time & energy I seem to manage to find things that I can't leave behind!

I was excited to find this original vintage tin toy which works. You wind it up underneath & the train & plane spin around. The box is beat up, but I LOVE it's bright colours & pictures. I'm not too sure of the era.

Vintage tooled leather belt

A Nana rug for my neck.....YES!

Hmmm more old beads

A gold tone "Grand Prairie" tourist bracelet from Canada which goes with everything!

Red David Keys cardigan

An unintentional red theme.....

Red Mark Warren maxi dress. 
It reminded me of the maxi Queen Curtise
Again it looks better on then off!

Friday, 24 May 2013

Run Around the Same Old Town

Winter has finally hit Brisbane, and yep I am well pleased. Every outing is a polyester extravaganza.
Like the first outing of this 'Antonia' green bubble zip front dress. I'm kind of wishing I hadn't worn the lighter grey socks with the tights, just looks a bit odd to me....but at least they draw attention to my vintage boots.

Outfit Details.....

Antonia vintage frock - Paddington Vinnies
Flower brooch - handmade from Dunedin NZ
Green scarf used as a tie - gifted by gorgeous in blue Trudie
1970's rings - Op shopped
Tourist bracelet - Op shopped
Brown bag - Op shopped in Christchurch NZ
Vintage boots - Op shopped
Tights, cardi & belt - Retail
Sunglasses - Ray Bans
Green nails - Barry M

Monday, 20 May 2013

Bon Voyage & $2 Finds

I popped into a little nursing home op shop with Miss J a few weeks back, & I spied this large suitcase in the sorting area. The volunteer said it's for sale for $2. Who in their right mind could refuse that?....a green Voyager suitcase, originally made in Brisbane. I just LOVE the atomic lining & it's in such good condition. And where did I put it? Thankfully it slipped under our bed for extra storage. I wish I had the space to display it somewhere else.

After that we found a new little treasure trove/second hand shop where everything was $2, including this vintage travel bag & the things below.

We both bought some gloves.....never worn in the original packaging!

The orange ones are a cotton suede fabric.

These olive ones (still joined together with original tags) go so well with my new to me mohair hat....ready for our next trip to New Zealand.

Black beaded cotton suede gloves

Some frocks....

How strange that this is the second time I've bought this frock! My last one was too big for me so I sold it, & now I've found one that fits! I love the painted effect & micro-pleats.

I really didn't think much of this one on the rack, but it looks better on. I'm not sure if it's really my style.

And some vintage skirts which I rarely buy, but they were all my size & suitable for the cooler months.

Both Miss J & I got matching pant-suits. Wouldn't it look funny if we both wore our suits at the same time!

And here's another suitcase I found at Salvos. Again I justified it as interesting storage!

I'm still recovering from a rare night out celebrating Miss J's 40th birthday over the weekend. We have been best friends for the last 25 years, & she has a passion for old junk like me....we really are two peas in a pod!

We had breakfast together on her actual birthday. Miss J is looking gorgeous in a $2 frock from our latest treasure trove. Below is a pic from the party. I am absolutely delighted that we're having our first taste of winter. Now I can actually straighten my hair after 6 months of curls. Hooray!