Monday, April 30, 2012

Pink Blouse and a Cameo Brooch


- Pink collared blouse with black trim and tie-up bow
- Black and white skirt
- Vintage black bag
- Black block-heeled mary-janes
- Lace trimmed ankle socks
- Cameo brooch

Well, I must say that this has most certainly been one of the most eventful months in my life so far. There have been so many changes and so many new beginnings, and in such a short period of time. I can only hope that May is just as wonderful, if not, better.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Navy Shorts and Shoes


- White blouse
- Navy shorts with giant bow on the waist
- Frilly white knee high socks
- Vintage navy shoes
- Vintage navy bag
- Pearl earrings
- Cameo brooch with bow

I went looking for treasure this Thursday, and though I did not end up going to all the stores I'd hoped to, I still came home with some wonderful things!

 This neat dress. I was a little reluctant to buy it, as it didn't fit me quite as good as I'd hoped, but it reminded me too much of this dolly.

I literally pounced at this little hot pink hat-box shaped plastic wicker bag when I saw it. And it was only $3.00! Really, the picture does not do it any justice. I cannot wait to wear it with my vintage pink beads.

Now this was lucky. At Supanova, (which I mentioned here), I found a pair of white PVC Go-Go boots, something that I've wanted for years. However, I've been trying to save and they were a little too dear for me so I let them pass. But the thrifting gods blessed me with a black suede pair in exactly my size for only $7.00! I'm glad I waited! 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Luck of the Irish


- The 'Twiggy Dress'; one of my first ever dresses bought with the 1960's in mind.
- Vintage green 1960's earrings
- Green tights
- Black block-heeled mary-jane shoes
- Vintage white bag

Yesterday I took a bus trip way, way up north to shop for the day. Just something a little different. I love visiting new and unfamiliar places and towns. It all seems like an adventure to me. Who knows what secrets I'll find. Either way, funnily enough I only bought a couple of things, one of them being this cameo brooch. I've got cameo brooches, rings, earrings, necklaces. I think it's turning into a little collection, though none of them are worth anything. 

On Saturday I went to Supanova for the first time with my little sister. For all of you who live in Australia, this is a must! So many fabulous people, stalls, stars and costumes that you would not believe! And there I was lucky enough to meet in person Wil Wheaton, Chandler Riggs and James and Oliver Phelps. All such kind, lovely and welcoming people.

One of the many things I bought there was this pair of green tights. I'd been looking for the perfect colour in ages. All I'd seen before in green was bright neon colours which I did not quite fancy, so I nearly flipped in my shoes when I saw these! And so, I wore them for the first time yesterday. I received a mix of reactions as I always do, but a lot more than usual. Leers and stares are a guarantee, but "Oh the luck of the Irish", "Lephrechaun" and "Where did you buy your tights? I've got to dress up as a frog and I can't find any!" sure are something!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My, my!

My goodness! I've been very busy this past week. So busy that it's even been difficult for me to update my tumblr! Now that is something! I have been having the most wonderful time doing the most wonderful of things! Eating too much ice-cream with cherries on top, breakfast in bed with a pink rose in bloom, tea with a single candle, visiting a secret wishing well, watching an amazing display of fire-twirling and being with a very special person. Really, it all seems like a dream.

Anyway, here are some pictures I took the other day. I got these little lace trimmed socks for my birthday last year but have never worn them as I've never felt I had the right shoes or outfit. Well, I think I found them. I'm now wanting to buy a hundred pairs of pretty little socks to wear and skip about it.

Don't you think my ring is pretty neat? 
What secret shall I keep within it?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Stripes and an Apple Brooch


- Navy blue and white striped dress with peter-pan collar
- Thrifted red apple brooch
- Red patent belt from my boyfriend
- White tights
- Vintage navy blue purse
- Vintage navy blue heels
- Red studded earrings
- Red headband
- Red plastic bangle (I've been taking inspiration
from Nancy Sinatra with these lately)

I went shopping today. Yes, I looked quiet drained and my hair is a ragged mess. For some reason today was quite exhausting. But here you are; these are the things that I bought.

When I tried this dress on it made me and my mother think of Dorothy Gale or Alice in Wonderland.

This was too beautiful not to buy.
I'm thinking pincurls, and red heels and red lipstick.

For some reason this dress made me think of this lovely lady in "Factory Girl".
I cannot wait to wear it with my new old over-the-knee boots and a pair of Edie earrings.

My mother also treated me with a little surprise the other day too. A vintage pink satin handkerchief bag with lace trim. 'Tis a shame I forgot to take pictures.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Pinup Presents

The past week I've been very, very busy. I haven't had much time to blog or update my tumblr, but I just had to show you these. They are gifts that my boyfriend so kindly bought for me. He took me shopping at a place that I've always loved very much, but never ending up buying anything from as it's always been too dear for me, and I tried on a stack of the most beautiful dresses I've ever worn in my life. They are by the label Pinup Couture. The cherry dress was my favourite, and I wore it that night to the movies with him. The next day he then surprised me with a second dress, two matching belts and a pair of red satin heels! I now know exactly what I am going to wear to this year's 1950's nostalgia festival. I am a very lucky girl indeed!

A variation of the Birdie Dress by Pinup Couture

Bettie Red Stain Heel with Ankle Strap and Peep Top by Pinup Couture

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Thrift Finds and Jaffa Flavoured Ice Cream


- Black mini dress with peter-pan collar and white trim
- White tights
- Black block-heeled mary-janes
- Vintage white bag
- Black ring
- White bow shaped barrette

This past week I just couldn't seem to find my teasing comb, and it's left my hair completely lost. So, I actually tried something different with my hair for once. No, it's nothing fancy, but it is a change for me! I am notorious for my inability to wear different styles - mainly due to my laziness, but I was really quite pleased with the results. It's also been a long while since I've worn this dress, and I forgot how much I loved it. And luckily for me, I got compliments from strangers all the day for it (which certainly made up for the funny stares that I happened to receive all day too).
Anyway, yesterday I went thrifting, and I think that I may have come home with the biggest load I've ever had.

Brown suede lace-up boots - $8.00
These are not usually my style, but they fit me just right and seemed like a nice change.
Yeah, I know. It's a terrible picture (not that any of the others are any better).

Vintage tapestry bag with chain - $2.00

Chocolate brown satin blouse with false diamond buttons - $4.00

In the glass cabinet in the store where I bought these, there were also three beautiful pairs of gloves. There were black satin elbow-length ones for only $3.00. I wanted them very much, but then I remembered that I already have a pair of mid-length black gloves and two pairs of elbow-length black lace gloves. But that didn't stop me wanting the vintage pair: tan suede elbow-length gloves with three silver buttons on the wrist. They were absolutely beautiful, but unfortunately a little too dear for me. I had to let them pass.

I was then lucky enough to find these! A pair of chocolate brown suede over-the-knee boots, and for only $9.00! I've been dreaming of shoes like these all my life, and hoping every time I enter a second hand store that the perfect pair will be waiting there for me. Lo and behold, I was at last blessed with them yesterday.

In another store a lady called me aside and showed me this most beautiful 1960's nightie with a matching brunch coat, by a brand called Texwear Lingerie. I tried it on and it fits quite nicely, and the material is so beautiful. It reminds me of a little china doll's dress. I had to have it, especially when it was only $12.00. The pictures really don't do it justice.

Polka-Dot Trench Coat - $9.00

Black lace up boots with buckle - $3.00

As soon as I saw these I immediately thought of this man.

Vintage Jewellery Box - $4.00
I've been meaning to buy another vintage jewellery box, as my first one is getting quite packed. I'd come across a couple but they just didn't seem right for the job. This one is near perfect, and coincidently looks very similar to my first one.

When I purchased the box, they lady at the store forget to remove the contents. I didn't realize until I came home that day. And within it was this beautiful little vintage brooch, among other little odds and ends and charms.

Satin night gown with lace trim - $2.00
I am completely in love with this.

I had so many bags that day that at one of the last stores I visited I left without one, and had to rush back to get it! Walking home was also a bit of a job, especially in heels. I had to take them off and walk the way home in tights.

While I was in town, not only did I buy a Jaffa flavoured ice cream, which was amazing, but I also picked up my tickets for The Bootleg Beatles. I really cannot wait to see them, and I'm having such difficulty trying to pick out the most perfect dress to wear.

That night my sisters and I all went up to a family friend's place for a swim and tea. I was telling her about my wonderful finds of the day, and then she brought down her jewellery box. She let me choose anything I wanted, and I will treasure them like I do the first vintage jewellery box she gave me. Here are just a couple of the things she gave to me.

When I saw these I immediately thought of this darling:

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