Sunday, March 15, 2009

La Vie En Rose

Hat: Vintage- Thrifted
1960's Cut-Out Dress: Thrifted
Tights: Farmers
Shoes: Gift

Yesterday was filled with friends, food, music and laying about. After having days busy with work and nights out, it was nice to have a lazy Sunday.

Here are some of my fruits of my latest thrifting madness. I was in a small usually boring op-shop, when my friend and I laid eyes on this dress. We are almost the same size so there was much changing room madness and general 'oh it's so cute'- 'aw man it's to small' remarks.

I won out by a few mere centimetres up top. Although I admit it obviously could be a little longer and a bit not so don't breathe to hard. It is exactly what I have been looking for though, so I can't complain.

After meeting my friends for lunch, I returned home and listened to the ever so magical Patrick Wolf. If you have never heard him you must. Not only is he effortlessly stylish, but his music is like a beautiful storybook that I am yet to have finished, his new material is coming out soon and I could not be more excited, as you can probably tell.

The rest of my day was spent with my lovely boy, him falling asleep (ack boys), while I was captivated by the french film "Love Me If You Dare". It was so pretty, the clothing the colours and that adorable dressed little boy.

Yet it was one of those movies where I can't decide whether I completely adore it or am impartial. I must say through it does make me want to go on a search for a tin merry-go-round to put my jewellery in. As I aquire more my little turning ballerina music box is sighing under the weight!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

See This Hat....'Twas My Cat!

Hat: Vintage
Treggings: Vintage
Flats: Thrifted
Shirt: Thrifted
Awkward Pose: It was cold!

This has been the best week of my life for op-shop/ Vintage finds! It seems every store I visit has the items I have always wanted to thrift. I hope tomorrow to finally photograph my them all, including the most fabulous cut out 1960s print dress you have ever seen. ..well okay maybe not for you...but I was pretty stoked.

Today was auction photo day for Trade Me, easily the worst day of my week. I spent the first half of the day in the outfit above (although i'm selling thesouglytheyarepretty pants/leggings)
Then gladly just as I finished my boyfriend popped over with arms full of ingredients and we made chocolate chip filled cookie dough.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

What's A Girl To Do?

I won, I won!
This is the first time I have bidded on something from Trade Me (New Zealand's answer to Ebay) in many years.
I had bad experiences with my previous purchases. Way to dingy/ misleading photos and myself being to click happy.

I'm so excited for this mini-dress! However, it finished at a random time in the afternoon, when normal people are at work and i'm most likely scouring through the racks at op-shops finding treasures.

Which as it happens I was today when my phone alarm for the auction ending went off.
.....Oh yeah i'm nerdy like that.....
So heres me, half out the door while buying the items I had to quickly sift through, bolting out the door, recently purchased hat threatening to lift from my head and fly under passing cars and I suspect my whole backside on show as a tore down the street, not wanting to the lose the auction.

In a dramatic fashion, I dropped my bags of treasures at the door burst in and opened the auction with 17 seconds to go and .....unfortunately....ME in the lead....

Oh well, atleast I won.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

RUBY RUBY RUBY RUBY ..aaaa...aaaa



Since i'm from a more unconventional part of the earth. I thought it would be good to showcase what kinds of things New Zealand can add to the fashion world.

Ruby is a New Zealand made label, that has it's own brand, Ruby (crazily enough) and also stocks other New Zealand designers in the store.
This store is very pricey to me, around the NZ$200 mark for a dress, that's about US$100 or 65 pounds.
Is that expensive to overseas people?
Our dollar is so weak right now!

The store in my city is right next to incredibly overpriced and ever so boring "designer" clothes stores, however usually these designers are usually little known overseas.
Ruby is no exception in the little know outside of New Zealand section, but does stock some draw droppingly good clothes.

I oooooohhh and aaahhh everytime I go in, hold up items to myself in the mirror. I'm to scared to try something on, what if I ruin it? Or it...and want to buy it?
Some garments in there have made me gasp, not even kidding, it's an embarrassing habit, but for some reason I can never give in and buy anything.
Thrifted clothing is so much cheaper and usually pieces are one off.

Maybe one day i'll buy a peice. I hear they last a long time and if I invest in something like that incredible blue coat, or that sweet sweet feather capelet..., thats if I ever get over my fear of buying anything that isn't on sale from a real store...not an Op-Shop.