Friday, 29 August 2014

Everywhere you go you always take the weather with you

So I had intended on these pics being taken down by the bay, but the weather wasn't really photo friendly. I don't mind it being cloudy, but the wind plays havoc with both hair & frockage. So I had to go with my less preferred option of indoor photos. I call this my Monet frock, it kind of looks like a painting. It's one of my early finds when I started my obsession with vintage dresses. I think from memory it was $3 at the Paddington Vinnies. The hand knitted bed jacket cardigan was a recent find for $1.50. It has this weird puckered design which I don't find terribly flattering, but I am a sucker for a green Nana knit.

The beautiful bay at low tide....glorious mud flats.

 That's me giving up due to the wind!

Outfit Details....

Vintage frock - Op shopped @ Vinnies
Knitted cardigan - Op shopped
Silver deer brooch - Birthday gift from a dear friend
Sarah Coventry bird brooch - Ebay
Round brooch, button bracelet & tooled bag - Op shopped
2 rings from my childhood collection
Boots & tights - Retail


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Some Bakelite, German and Pyrex

I bought these 4 bakelite bangles from Ebay for a song. I'm drawn to the green & orange bakelite. These seem to go with so many of my frocks.

With my carved bakelite bangle from Lifeline for $2

A sunny Pyrex mixing bowl from a local op shop for $1

A toothpick holder donkey burro for 20 cents....can't remember where from?

A speckled red/orange vintage cardigan which you've seen me wearing on a Friday.
 I love the style of this one.

A German pendant in green from Endos. Obvious why that had to come home with me.
Green things are ALWAYS my weakness! 

Friday, 22 August 2014

Flannalette Frock Friday

I bought this flannelette cotton dress on Ebay last year. It was new old stock with the original tags, & from a Brisbane designer. It feels so soft & cuddly, just like a sheet. I'm a wee bit matchy matchy obsessed when it comes to red, white & navy, as you can probably tell.

Outfit Details.....

Emerson vintage frock & enamel brooch - Ebay
Vintage cardigan, scarf, shoes & ring - Op shopped
Debenhams coat - Op shopped @ Vinnies
Tape measure bangles - Mrs Robinsons in NZ
Vintage bag - Garage sale
Tights, beanie & sunglasses - Retail

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Buttons & Things

My new sewing obsession calls for all the bits & pieces one needs for alterations, so I keep a keen eye out for old buttons. I got 2 glorious bags of old buttons for 50cents per bag. As well as some 10cent patterns.

I'd like each & every one of these frocks.
Pockets and collars!

I bought this one for that middle coat with the collar

I made another scarf out of some dress off-cuts. The addition of ric-rac really excited me!

An old German tape measure

Another bag of old buttons

Friday, 15 August 2014

Walls and frocks are best when matched

I unintentionally took my matchy matchy tendencies to the extreme by having my pics taken in front of this wall. Just as well I wore the green jacket or I would fade into the background!
This frock is from Retropolitan, which I bought during my first ever play date with our Queen Helga. You can read about that day here. I haven't worn it much because it got too tight, & also I find it's a wee bit short for my liking. It's the kind of style that when you raise your arms the entire dress hitches up. Thankfully there was about an inch of spare fabric at the hem so I have taken it down a bit which should make it more wearable. The jacket was found in a Dunedin op shop last year, & again shortened to a more flattering length by me. Speaking of New Zealand I'm counting the sleeps till we go again & get to see my favourite NZ blog friends. Oh SO exciting!!!

Ooh err stockings AND sandals!

Outfit Details.....

60's Frock - Retropolitan @ Christchurch NZ
Green vintage jacket - Op shopped in Dunedin NZ
Old bird brooch - Op shopped in Gore NZ
Orange bling ring - 40th Gift from my bestie Miss J
Green bead necklace - Op shopped @ Vinnies
Bakelite bangles - Ebay
Beaded bag - Way We Wear Vintage Fair @ Mt Gravatt
Vintage shoes - Op shopped @ Endos
Tights & sunnies - Retail

If I'm a bit slack in commenting on your blog posts in the next little while just know I still love you & will catch up on your posts when I can. Xx