Today I actually went shopping, something (believe it or not) I have not done in a pretty long time. Working in retail, and the fact that I’ve been focusing so much on buying for the shop lately, have meant that I haven’t really been looking for myself, and I’d rather spend my days off blissin’ out at home or at the markets.
I started out the day in a real 40′s vibe.
1940′s Raffia Straw Boater with velvet trim – Love Vintage Fair, Brisbane
1940s’ Dress – Fabulous 40′s & 50′s
Belt, Earrings and Hosiery – Alannah Hill
Ring – 1950′s vintage
I went to my old faithful stomping ground, Vintage Garage in Smith St, Collingwood, for some much needed indulgent retail therapy. A select vintage market with some of Melbourne’s finest vintage dealers, I always find something amazing when I go there.
I did notice the absence of Miss Bonnie Rose’s stall, Bonnie Rose Vintage, who has since packed up her place at Vintage Garage to focus on her styling etc. She always has a wonderful 40′s collection, and I was glad to see in her replacement was an equally amazing lass who does great 40′s and 50′s.
I left with an amazing pair of authentic 1930′s silk damask and ecru lace pajamas. They are absolutely divine, incredible condition for their age and so many unique little details, I don’t think these babies are gonna stay inside the house! I may be getting back into a wearing-sleepwear-outside phase all over again.
How sweet are these little heart pockets! I die!!!!!
Mr Donkey thought they were pretty primo!
I also bought some other goodies from Lost & Found around the corner, some 30′s style mary-janes, a 70′s does flapper throwback dress with heaps of buttons and great sleeves, a beautiful garter belt and a gorgeous 50′s black velvet open opera coat – all at really affordable prices, which is what I guess you can expect from Lost & Found, it’s easy to get LOST in there. God I’m making dad jokes, what is happening to me?
I’ll leave you with this little lullaby….