All tagged vintage shopping
My main rule was and still is: asking myself if I have worn this item in the last 2 years, does it fit, and do I feel fabulous wearing it? If the answer is no, it gets binned and so an awful lot of clothes went to other homes........
Here I am jumping for joy because it felt like Spring........and then the snow came! Those of you who've known me for a while know that for the last few winters I have been able to escape to Byron Bay to avoid the worst of the English weather. This year, sod's law, I stayed here, apart from three amazing weeks in India, and realised that I may have the best vintage coats in the world but absolutely no warm clothes to wear underneath...........
You know how much I love rooting around at Vintage Fairs and retro shops whenever I can. So it was with absolute pleasure that I forced myself to go around all of Brighton's vintage stores as a recce for a blog coming up on vintage shopping in Brighton.
Not a pre-loved bargain but such an unusual dress from Karly Sunshine, in Byron Bay, for $130 (about £80) it would have been rude not to! The necklace was bought in Byron 3 years ago, & the bangle & sunnies are vintage, cheap as chips, and I've had them an age.
The only new addition is the turban I found very recently for about £5! So not a ridiculously expensive outfit but one that will work very well for dressing up more formally somewhere extremely hot.
I had to renew my visa for Australia before my three months was up, so thought visiting two places in New Zealand I hadn't been before would be a great excuse to leave and re-enter Oz. After too short a time in Wellington (that's another blog, another time) I hit Napier the Art Deco centre of New Zealand, somewhere I have always wanted to visit. The centre of the town was destroyed by an earthquake in 1931, and later rebuilt in the Art Deco style so popular at that time. Now, the architecture, along with vintage costumes and cars, is a major tourist attraction that people from all over the world come to visit.