I think my favourite purchase from our New Zealand trip would have to be this Lady Litchfield maxi dress. I found it in Shop on Carroll in Dunedin. It's a bit of a snugger fit then I'm used to, but I love the style and THAT print. My only question is whether to shorten it at some stage? I'm finding it rather hard to decide. The skirt has a LOT of fabric, & I guess one reason to shorten it is that I would be able to wear it during the cooler months with tights & boots. But I'm always hesitant about cutting into something so lovely. Let me know your thoughts!
The Captain & I dropped in for a look at the latest vintage fair to hit Brisbane, the Collectorville retro fair. There was a good selection of sellers with lots of treasures on offer. I was restrained & only added a brooch to my collection from Cassie's Corner. It's hard to find affordable enamel flower brooches around here. The biggest treat was catching up with my vintage loving friends, including Trudie of My Vintage Childhood who had a wonderful stall set up, alongside Celia of Kittys Vintage Kitsch, and Chris of Remember When.
Here are a few pics of what caught my eye, including the new to me brooch below.....
The square dance dress above was exquisite. I LOVE the stripe scalloped detail along the hem.
I've always loved the VW Variant. This one was for sale.
This cotton swimsuit from the Vintage Hippy stall still had the original tags
I'm happy I've found the green frock rack!
Some details of Trudie's stall and the lady herself
Trudie, Celia and myself. I love that these ladies who's blogs I began following some years ago are now real life friends.
And the Captain found an admirer of his own.
He's wearing his own New Zealand made vintage shirt by the Litchfield label.
Beard grown in New Zealand.
Lady Litchfield 60's frock - Shop on Carroll @ Dunedin
Tiny enamel brooch - A gift from Gloriarse Helga
Really old green bird brooch worn as a pendant - Hospice op shop in Gore NZ
Tapestry brooch, orange bakelite bangle & 2 vintage rings - Op shopped
Thin bakelite bangles - Ebay
1950's Timex watch - Two Squirrels in Milton NZ
Tooled leather bag - Op shopped @ Salvos
Yellow sandals & sunglasses - Retail