Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A beautiful dress and a bargain high

On the weekend we met up with an old friend of mine while he was visiting Melbourne. After brunch I wanted to drop into a certain vintage market to have a rummage and show my friend who has an appreciation for such things.

I didn't think I would find anything particularly cheap or at least for the amount of money I had in my pocket (oh no, let me get that right, my husbands pocket) but when I saw this dress I couldn't believe the price...

The belt is in perfect condition!

...and the description 'wonderful 1970's dress $18' WHAAAAAAT????

A lovely bow on the shoulder

Now just looking at this dress you can tell it isn't 1970's but 1950's with its metal zip and details. I looked left and right and made a b-line for the change rooms just hoping that it was my size.

And you know what, it was a perfect fit! I just need to get a skirt slip that is the right length or maybe I'll contact Karlee at The Golden Age and get a quote, 'cause I can't wear it as is. So in the meantime I'll just dance around the room holding it up to myself.


  1. Beautiful dresses and lovely cool calm colours to. Always great to get a bargin ;-)) Enjoy them, dee x

  2. I know, I'm still grinning ^U^ I love rummaging and sometimes it pays off with a little treasure.