The frock drought has broken!
Melbourne has been a sodden, rainy mess this past week, but I braved the rain to do some hard core op shopping. I hit 'em all. Hard!
I found this amazing Leona dress with so many pretty colours dancing across a black background at Savers and I was instantly smitten. I thought the $10 price tag was pretty good for a designer label, especially since a very el-cheapo brand dress was the same price.
It is a little roomy but cinched in with a belt I'm pretty happy with it.
And there are so many colours I can choose from to match with.
When I first took it for a spin I was in a blue mood and teamed it with blue tights, blue belt and blue hair flowers. ( I am really trying to break my "no blue" rule)
You can kind of see the array of shades. Kind of. Take my word for it I have a plethora of choices to match with.
I unearthed this great 70's doing 40's Dorsam dress that has had a little wash and is in need of a little mend before she has her debut. Again, some great colours on a black back ground .
(Are we seeing a trend here?)
Not my normal style or colour at all, with its shades of browns and nudes in a late 50's/60's cut, but after trying it on I was sold. And seeing that it had been reduced down to $3-50, well that just sealed the deal!
Such a cute little bow!
I think what really won me over was the fact that it is clearly handmade and has a name sewn on to it. I am such a sucker for homemade dresses because I imagine that so much love and hope has gone into the making of them. (And I am too
lazy busy to make all the dresses I want to make!)
I'm being drawn to warm and cosy skirts with our freezing weather at the moment so this Town and Country pure wool pleated skirt was a sure thing when I saw its $ 3 price tag.
Another pair of leather nana shoes. These ones will be fab for summer.
(If I buy things for summer now will I make it come sooner?)
And now my prize for the week.
I can't tell you how excited I was to spy this lovely in the cabinet of the Savers.
I may have been shaking when I tried her on.
Black velvet! Pearls! Intact netting veil!
I never find good vintage hats in my op shop travels, so I felt pretty lucky.
And I have just the occasion to wear this Ultra Hat concoction coming up. Huzzah!
So despite returning home very wet and cold and looking like a drowned rat I felt triumphant and oh so happy with my goodies.
Have you had any great finds this week?