Sunday, December 28, 2008

End of an era

Well, my year is nearly over, and I can't believe I've nearly made it. I'm actually a bit sad because this little project has, in a way, defined who I am this year. Once I got past the temptation of buying new things (which took months, believe me) it was actually a relief in a way to not be spoilt for choice when shopping. I'm terribly indecisive, so op shopping is good for me, because you can't really 'choose' what you find... In a way, it chooses you!

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This weekend I went back to where it all started. This dress was actually the very first vintage dress I bought - way back in high school. At the time, Sex and the City (series, not movie) was the fashion icon of the decade, and I bought this dress thinking it was kinda SJP-like.

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It's a nice way to finish off this year, as this will likely be the last post I make before the year ends!

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What will be the first new thing I buy next year, I wonder? Honestly, I don't know. The impulse to purchase new has virtually gone, and there's nothing I can't think of that I particularly need. However, it'll sure be nice to go into a shop knowing there is something in there that is in my size... and not have to inspect it for armpit stains!

Lastly, after my whingeing to Trish about not being able to find vintage sandals in my size I finally found a perfectly fitting pair, for $3, in as-new condition! (Seriously, the soles weren't even marked). This sort of serendipitous occasion rarely happens to me, so I'm still totally elated by it. I'd JUST put a bid on vintage sandals on ebay too, having given up the hope of ever thrifting a pair, oh well.

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They were the best Christmas present I could have ever bought myself... I do believe they're pretty much perfect.

So that's it for me today - happy holidays to you all and see you in the new year!

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Dress: from an op shop near my parents' house
Belt: vintage from my mum
Sandals: Northcote op shop
Bag: Camberwell market for $2 several years ago

10 comments:

annah-logue said...

i only found this blog two days ago and I wish i'd found it sooner! please please please keep up with blogging your outfits- you have such a wonderful sense of style!

Annah xx

ana b. said...

Oh goodness. Congratulations! You did it. And looked so fabulous, putting all my chain store tat to shame. I love this dress on you. It is so fabulous and you look so happy in it! Now you can have fun mixing all your vintage/thrifted stuff with new things. xx

Skye said...

Awesome sandals!

I remember my first op-shop frock back in high school too - it was an early sixties one with green four leave clovers all over it and a full pleated skirt. I wore it until it fell apart and couldn't be saved.

Missa said...

Great dress! Congrats on completing your year and finding the sandals too, they're perfect!

trishhunterfinds said...

HOOORAY!!!
I knew you'd find your dream sandals!

I was going to let you know (To make you feel better at the lack of sandals) that my latest pare broke :( The sole came away so I have to re-glue it!
Sigh.

ANYWAY!!
Congrats on your find! And at such a great price!
Have a lovely new year.
:)

nikkimoose. said...

i found this blog TODAY and it will remain on my list xo

love it

Pretty Little Pictures said...

Yay, what an accomplishment! You've done so well not to buy anything new, i'm in awe! Happy new year :)

Shannon (A beautiful Dream) said...

Congrats on seeing the whole year through and here's wishing you many awesome vintage and new finds in the new year :)

heartofpearl♥ said...

you look gorgeous, loving the choice of background! x

thevintageyear said...

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! It certainly does feel wonderful to have finished the year!