It’s fair to say that I’m not well versed in the art of op-shopping (all my best vintage pieces are hand-me-downs from my mum), however I think times are a changing. For one, I think I’ve been looking in all the wrong places. This week, I learned that country town thrift stores are where it’s at. A trip earlier on in the week proved to be quite fruitful. Especially since it was a kind of ‘just passing through’, last minute decision to stop in. What first caught my eye was the navy blazer. Finally. It’s taken me long enough to find one. It fits perfectly, is still in great condition and, most importantly, it has nice buttons (there’s nothing worse than a blazer with ugly buttons*). How much? $3. Score! I then eyed the orange button-up skirt. $2. With the burnt orange pieces from Lover’s latest collection in mind, I picked it up. The nice lady behind the counter then informed me that for only $3 I could fill up an entire bag with however many skirts I could fit in. Music to my ears. I had been playing around with the idea of maxi/calf length accordian-pleat skirts for a while now, so when I found this black one I just had to give it a go. The blush coloured skirt was purchased with Spring in mind, and the navy blue one was thrown in for good measure. I also managed to pick up 3 metres or so of blush coloured chiffon for $1.50. I plan on turning this into a flowy maxi skirt (also inspired by the one featured in Lover’s latest collection). Lastly, as I was paying for my haul, I spied a cameo brooch in the cabinet (featured a few posts down). How much, I asked? $5. Done. Definitely the best $12.50 I’ve spent in a long time.
*Yes, I know I could easily replace such things, but nice buttons are relatively expensive to buy too.