Monday, July 14, 2014

The ten riggit dress

I've recently returned from travels in South East Asia. Generally when I travel in Asia I will buy fabric and cute accessories. I might buy the odd t-shirt if I can find one that I actually like but most Asian clothes are too small for my hips! A problem when you mostly wear dresses.

Also I pretty picky with my clothes, I like to wear mostly vintage when I'm not wearing stuff I have made myself. In my experience, most Asian countries don't seem to have a lot of vintage (or at least I don't know where to find it!).

So when Rich and I were wandering around the streets of Kuala Lumpur and we found a street stall selling vintage clothes, I think I pretty much just said to Rich "VINTAGE!!!". My excitement was followed by feeling instantly bummed as I was sure nothing would fit me - until I saw this dress on the hanger and I knew I had to have it.
If anything the dress is actually a little on the big side, but that's nothing a belt can't fix. I'm surprised how happy I look in this photo as I had a crown put on one of my teeth today, it hurt my wallet more than my mouth.
But something that didn't hurt my wallet was this dress, it cost me a grand total of ten riggit - that's around $NZ3 - sweet score! I wore it to work today and I got a compliment on my new dress. The fabric is super fun.
So tomorrow is my birthday - because I've just had eleven days of leave from work, I will be going into the office. I don't mind, I actually like my job! Also I have birthday morning tea with my team, lunch with Ria and a play and dinner with Rich in the evening. Plus I'm having friends around for a dessert evening on Wednesday night which will be pretty fun (I'm amazed I really managed to organise any birthday events on such short notice).
Hope you guys have a super week and there are going to be a whole bunch of travel posts to bore you guys with soon!


Vix said...

What a great find, the dress looks really good on you and I'm not surprised that you got complimented.
Happy Birthday for tomorrow. I seems a bit harsh to have to work on your birthday but it looks like you'll be spoilt rotten with lots of lovely things to look forward to. xxx

Helga said...

Score!!! What a great frock!!!
Happy Birthday, sweetie! It sucks, having to work, but I suspect you and Rich will more than make up for it with a big weekend! XXX

Curtise said...

That's a great dress, what good luck to come across some vintage!
Happy birthday, I'm pleased to hear you have plenty of treats lined up! xxx

Louise said...

Love the dress! What a great find. Happy Birthday for tomorrow! I hopef you have a great day! xx

Vintage Bird Girl said...

How good does that frock look on you!! I do love a good holiday score. I hope you're having a super birthday week. Xx

Anonymous said...

That looks fantastic on you! And I love that last photo, you're so beautiful.

alicia said...

but did you drive your vintage car to buy that vintage dress??? i suppose you're not even using a typewriter to write these posts! ;D