Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Step In Time

Hat: Vintage, Thrifted
Jacket: Vintage, Thrifted
Dress: Vintage, In my shop!
Bag: Vintage, Thrifted
Boots: Vintage, Trade Me

There was a pair of boots that I bought when I first got into 90's clothes back in 2008 that were my absolute favourite. I wore them every single day, scuffing down the heels so far that I would be lopsided when I walked. I got them from a thrift store in my hometown. Eventually I of course ruined them completely and had to throw them out. 
Finally a pair, three years later popped up just last week on Trade Me and they were in my size! I don't think I have watched anything so closely and I got them for a steal too. They have been glued to my feet since. I could not be happier to be reunited with my favourite shoes and all the nostalgic memories they bring back. Especially when paired with a 50c acid wash denim jacket I got around the same time, but that's a different story!
We took these photos down the street at this lovely park in front of a huge beautiful home. I will show you that another time as the sun ruined all my pictures of it and it will look so much creepier in different weather. 
Thankfully we got there early enough this time so we could take photos before families came to take over the playground and sneak into the back of my photos. Caleb and I went to the mall after that for lunch, I lusted over a pair of clog sandals and then we went back home for my Trade Me duties.
I don't think I have mentioned my store on here before. It is on the New Zealand version of eBay called Trade Me and the dress I am wearing in this post (and now really want to keep) will be up tonight along with a bunch of other stuff you will have to pry from my stone cold hands, including my favourite high waisted 1960's swimsuit and the prettiest swiss dot ballerina dress. I plan to keep the tapestry bag for myself until guilt takes over and I list it. I have been looking for one forever and this is the perfect size!
Hello to all my new followers! I hit 200 the other day and couldn't believe it! Thank you so much for reading and I am trying my best to reply to all of your lovely comments. Also I got tagged by a few people to share some facts about me, but that will be in my next post I promise!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Secret Garden

Coat: Vintage 1960's, Thrifted
Dress: Vintage, Thrifted
Satchel: Vintage, Thrifted (a gift from Caleb)
Heels: Vintage 1960's, Thrifted 
Bow: Vintage, Thrifted

I got out of the house more than usual this week which is a nice change, but I'm exhausted now. On Sunday night I went to my dear friend Lydia's house in Ashley for a party she was hosting. Her house was so amazing. It was nestled in a forrest and she had the most darling vintage style swing hanging from a tree and also the biggest and scariest rope swing I have ever seen. We stayed awake until 4am drinking a little wine rolling down hills, spinning around in circles with her younger sister until we fell over and were covered in bruises. It was one of those nights you will never forget, where everything seemed magical, especially the early morning swim in a pool 15 or so of us snuck into.
The next morning, after two hours sleep I rushed over to my friend Camilla's house to go with two car loads of people to Hamner, a town about 3 hours away that has the best hot pools. We spent all day there, I ate far to many chips and got horribly sun burnt shoulders (it looks like I am constantly wearing a white singlet now).It was so lovely to be in the company of such entertaining people and I got to hang out with Camilla before she deserts me for Australia in a few days.
 Today I relaxed with Caleb, tried to have a sleep in then took these photos as it began to pour with rain. I am going to add a collar and lace hem to this dress soon (I cut it too short). It will soon remind me of one of the lovely TBA dresses I have been fawning over for months, but can not afford. The coat is another from my endless collection. It is the perfect 1960's little boy school coat that reminds me of Alexa Chung. It has a fur lined hood and tartan lining. It was love at first sight.
Before I head to bed I would like to thank all my new followers and old too for leaving the loveliest comments, thank you so much. Each and every one makes me blush.