Sunday, August 25, 2013

Something short and someone sweet

Hi everyone, I seem to be a bit behind in my blogging and its Sunday night and I am trying to catch up (a bit).

First up, I want to show you something short:

Leather Jacket, Salvation Army
Black boots, Hospice shop
Black corduroy dress, Toffs
Leggings, retail

...a short dress.  It was off the $2 rack at Toffs, I think its made in Hong Kong or somewhere similar.  It is made of a nice wide rib corduroy and its fully lined.  It is very small, although the tag says large, I had to remove some of the elastic around the middle to give myself more breathing room!  Anyway, when I saw it I imagined it with leggings and boots and leather.  I persuaded my 11yo to take a pic of me outside the Harley shop.  The bird (top right) is one of my favourite, a kereru or known as the New Zealand pigeon.  This one was sitting forlornly in the cherry trees at the end of my garden almost blending in with the mist and the grey branches.  

Now I want to share with you the highlight of my week  - a morning with my dear sweet Vintage Bird Girl:

 Bonds dress, boots, bangles and bow brooch all op shopped

I met VBG and the Captain at the amazing Modaks for brunch - pancakes and bacon and maple syrup (yummy).  Modaks is a great cafe coffee bar which is decorated with all kinds of kitsch donkey, deer, rabbit, squirrel ornaments, cool furniture and pictures, prints and mirrors and is a blog post all of its own.  We had so much fun, talking and eating and talking.  We swapped stories about the various op shops in Dunedin and talked all things retro vintage and opshopping.  As I had arranged a couple of hours off work so we had time to visit Toffs too!   VBG bought me a beautiful gift which I am going to share in another post and I am happy to confess I had tears in my eyes when we had to say goodbye.  Blogging has really opening up my world - I feel so blessed to have made a friend like VBG.  

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend, I look forward to catching up on all your posts 


  1. Isn't she a dear? I'm so glad you got to meet the Bird, I love the pics of you together and oh my pancakes!!!!! GAH!! xoxo

  2. That's really nice! Great pix.. sounds like she scored well in Dunedin too!

  3. Yay, egt those legs out darling!
    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, I am so excited to be seeing that gorgeous girl soon myself! SO lovely to see you together, and I'm so glad you had a great time! She is a LOVE, and The Captain is her angel! XXX

  4. It's so cool how there are so many bloggers so close to each other in your area. Everyone I follow is either overseas or just tooooo far away in the States for a casual meetup.

  5. Yay we were both so lucky to spend time with the gorgeous Miss VBG..........she is just lovely.
    You look like you had a great time together.
    Love V

  6. You look just great in that shorter length dress! And how delightful to spend time with the lovely Leisa and her husband. Blog buddies are the best! xxxx

  7. I love seeing bloggers meet up- it makes them appear more real if that makes any sense!
    That short frock looks great on you! x

  8. Awww....I always love it when my blog pals meet up! You two look great:)


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