I thought I would do something a little different for FOF today as it is a public holiday and I am not at work. I have been slopping around the house in old cargo pants and a faded bambi tee shirt, but then I felt inspired to show you something different: three dresses you have not seen before:
Top left: yellow and orange vintage cotton sundress (ReStore $7) with white thrifted leather belt
(Butterflies Hospice Shop)
Top right: Debra Fashions of Melbourne lurex purple graphic maxi (TradeMe $7) with green Melissa shoes (TradeMe) and green accessories
Bottom right: House of Raymonde, Made in NZ, (new Hospice Shop on Jetty Street $8) with Melissa Ocean shoes (retail)
Bottom left: Vintage Eastex, Made in New Zealand polyester maxi dress with bow tie (Toffs $2)
with orange Melissa sandals (TradeMe)
Its stifling hot now so I am wearing the orange paisley sundress - having quickly adjusted the zip at the top back. Sadly my trusty Husky sewing machine is not 100% and I suspect he needs a thorough service. The bottom thread tension only works when the dial is at 10. Not a good sign.
This week Monday was a public holiday but I went to work while Dear H and Darling D stayed home. I wore blue and gold (top right) as the Otago provincial colours are blue (for the sea) and gold (well, for gold really).
Top right: vintage shirt dress (TradeMe) with gold belt and gold shoes
Bottom right and left: 1980s, sleeveless Princess Diana type polyester dress with button detailing and pleated front (Toffs $2) with black necklace and belt and blue cardigan (St V de P)
Tuesday was great - I met up with the funny and stylish Ella from Owl in a Lark World. She wore the most amazing floral top and purple Doc Martins. We talked about all sorts - literature and university and thrifting and blogging - and went on a pilgrimage to Toffs where Ella scored a great green dress. Then we called into the new Hospice Shop on Jetty Street and I found the orange coloured House of Raymonde dress. Ella found one of those awesome vintage collanders with a rounded bottom. It was so good to meet up with a like minded thrifter, and, we are planning on doing it again.
Alas, there is no photographic evidence of Wednesday and Thursday but I hope the photos today show you that Dunedin is a hot bed of op-shopping and thrifting fabulousness. Off to read a book in the sun.....it is a public holiday after all!