There I was, all dirty hair and red cape, just minding my business at the Savers 50% off sale
when it happened.
Something I had heard of only in vintage blog land yarns.
Something I had thought was mere fantasy, vintage urban myth, possibly even a fairy tale.
Something I had yearned for and dreamt about and hoped for.
(Drum roll please.......)
I found a divine 1940's dress in immaculate condition!!!!!!
So we danced to celebrate such a momentous occasion!
Oh what a beauty she is with her gold sequined leaf design around the beautifully draped neck.
And she has the sweetest peplum and side detail.
Such a cut and crepe that hangs like a dream.
And I could gush about the sleeves all day long but I wont, I will just show you all a few more pics of my new love.
I had to lighten the photo's as I just can not capture black properly.
After dancing with my lovely and generally faffing about, I did try her on.
OK so we had some issues there.
My new frock obviously doesn't love me as much as I love her and I may have to have some kind of experimental hip, thigh, and butt removal surgery for me to fit into her (damn those narrow hipped, no junk in the trunk gals of yesteryear!).
Despite the not fitting the bottom half of me problem I adore my new dress and am still amazed I found it at an op shop for such a ridiculous price and I got thinking about my best vintage buys and where I usually score great vintage lovelies.
For me, my purchases can be narrowed down to 5 categories;
1. Op shop (obviously my fave place!)
2. Antique/vintage shop
4. Gifts from people
So I thought that each week I might bring you some snaps of my fave vintage treasures from all of the above.
How about you? Where do you find your vintage beauties from?
(I am ashamed to say that this modern op shopped dress cost more than my 40's frock! What is going on in this mixed up crazy world!)