Monday, December 12, 2011

Saturday Op-shopping

Last Saturday I decided it was time to have a wee op-shopping adventure again, it had been a long time since I'd hit up the op shops. Usually op-shopping is a solitary activity, but this time Ria agreed to come along with me so that made the morning a whole lot more fun - we even had delicious quesadilla's for lunch.

We did all of our op-shopping in Kilbirnie and Newtown - unfortunately where I actually live in Wellington Central there is only one op-shop and it is well picked over. So when it's time to go op-shopping I need to get out of the central city.

Here were my finds for the day - in no particular order:

GOLD SHOES

I bought gold shoes and they even have a heel! If you follow my blog you'll know that I usually run screaming from heels but I couldn't resist these. I wore them to a play on Saturday night and I didn't end up with nasty blisters or sore feet. I won't wear them to work as I have a stand up desk and they aren't the kind of shoes you can stand up in all day. However they will be rad for special nights out. Also did I mention they are gold? Amazing!

PARTY DRESS

This dress was included with the shoes for free as it had a small stain on the hem - I was thinking that I may have to look up some kind of intensive stain removal techniques on the internet to remove the stain. I was even considering shortening it to get rid of the stain.

The I washed it and when it came out of the machine the stain had disappeared - turns out it just needed a good wash.

Considering wearing this wee frock on Christmas day! I think its super cute, but it is made from very weird fabric. It's a little like the kind of fabric a light raincoat would be made from. I am totally cool with that though - it rains a lot in New Zealand so its an all weather dress.

ROSE PRINT SKIRT

Under normal circumstances I think I would run screaming from a "rose print skirt" - it brings up images of pale pastels and sickly sweet patterns.

But this rose print skirt is pretty rad! It's a wee bit Gothic - I think it will look pretty great with my doc martins and fishnets.

It's a little bit crumpled in the pictures as it had just finished drying - unfortunately it looks like the kind of skirt that MAY need ironing, which means I may only own it for a short time as I am not friends with the iron.

HEART BUTTON TOP

This is a simple little top with a slightly vintage feel - when I am sick of wearing it I think I will cut off the buttons and sew them on something else. The buttons are the main reason I bought this top.

PRINCESS BUBBLE GUM DRESS

This dress doesn't look like anything special on the hanger - it just looks like a pink vintage mess. But trust me it looks a whole lot better when I'm wearing it and I love the cute buttons on the shoulder.

*RAWR* ANIMAL PRINT CROSS FRONT DRESS
I have been trying to mix up my style a little bit lately and get out of always wearing the same type of frock. This isn't my usual style but I really liked it on so I thought I would give it a go - I'll have to use it in a outfit post soon!

Well that was Saturday's op-shopping - I also went to a clothes swap on Sunday so it was a weekend of clothes. I'll post photos of the goodies I got at that event soon xoxox

7 comments:

Vix said...

What a great haul! Isn't it funny that people chuck out clothes just because they need a wash? I don't think I've ever bought anything with an unshiftable stain.
Can't wait to see you rocking that pink frock or that black gingham number. x

Misfits Vintage said...

Yay! Op shopping success is always a thrill. I LOOOVE that gingham frock - can't wait to see you you wear it.

Sarah xxx

wait until the sunset said...

argh!! those shoes are too cute and I love the top!

alicia said...

if your clothes and shoes slowly start to go missing, i don't know who did it... ;D

<3

cb said...

oh my goodness lady those SHOES!!!!!!!!!!!! so so so so amazing! great find!
xo,
cb

Sabrina said...

they all have such cute details!!
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Cosmia, Inflammatory Knit said...

Awesome finds! The pink dress is my fave :D