Saturday, February 14, 2009

One buses, two trains, one car, several hearts, one week.

Oh, what a week. On Tuesday my car died spectacularly in the middle of nowhere in country Victoria. We had to be towed to the nearest town, then it took a bus, two trains and 9 hours to get home again!

My car was fixed in the country town, so we had to traipse back out there to pick it up. One good thing did come out of it, though - I found the dearest little op shop out there. It's now my favourite op shop outside of Melbourne - full of lovely old lady volunteers and packed to the rafters with amazing vintage... I got 10 things for $19 and would've gotten more if I hadn't just forked out $150 for my car!

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I picked up my Valentine's day dress from my other favourite op shop... The one where I've been volunteering the last few weeks. The pros - I've been able to find some amazing treasures I'd never have had a chance at before. Also, a volunteer discount, always welcome! The cons - while I'm there I don't get a chance to browse the store properly, and if I went outside of my volunteer hours I'd feel guilty for not volunteering then, too!

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This dress definitely falls into the 'pro' category. It was the first thing I saw when I walked in for my shift last week, and I fell in love and grabbed it and never want to let it go! It's a beautiful '50s dress from Sydney, and it's made out of 100% cotton. Which is so great, considering 95% of my vintage wardrobe is polyester or other variations on the theme.

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Loving the darling row of covered buttons (strictly decorative!) on the front...

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In other news, ebay unceremoniously cancelled one of my auctions on Friday, because apparently my note about donating part of the proceeds to charity contravened ebay's listing policies, or something. Can you believe it?! On the plus side I've been pillaging my closet and making new listings so head on over and help me get rid of my stuff!

Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Dress: Northcote op shop
Necklace: Drink me, Alice
Tights: Myer
Shoes: ebay
Bag: Newport op shop


oniomania said...

i cant believe ebay... how rude.. i think that what you do with the proceeds from the things you sell is up to you. i wonder what their reasoning is.

ps i love the dress.

ana b. said...

That is odd indeed for ebay!

Your 9 hour traipse home sounds terrible and tiring. Happy V day!

jesska said...

I heard about people having trouble with ebay for the same reason... seems ridiculous. Meanwhile, that dress is gorrrgeous xx

muchlove said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I love your blog too.

That dress is gorgeous. It looks like the pros outweigh the con, so that must be great.

Brook said...

Yikes! That sounds like such a terrible experience! I do love that dress, with the inverted pleat it really has a unique cut, very nice!

She's Dressing Up said...

I can't believe they cancelled your auction over giving money to charity?! Silly.
Love the dress!!

a cat of impossible colour said...

You look lovely! And there's no better feeling than discovering a new op-shop filled with treasures ... just amazing!

The Likkle Girl Who Wurves Pwetty Things said...

Stumbling upon the little op shop is a great exchange for the inconvenience! And the dress is such a lovely find! Lucky you on both counts.

Thank you for visiting. x

brodie said...

100% cotton!? that's an amazing find in itself!!

Vegan and Vintage said...

What an ordeal! Reminds me why I never bothered to learn to drive.

Cute dress, and you look so sweet in it


trishhunterfinds said...

What a dear dress.

Thankyou for your lovely comment Keshe, its lovely to know people care xx

Stéphanie said...

Très joli !

Pearls and Peonies said...

That dress is wonderful, I love the pattern! :)

Missa said...

I love your new header! What a bummer about your car, but it sounds like you made the best of it. Can't wait to see what you got! That dress is so cute, what a find!

brodie said...

was that possibly you i saw jumping off the train at clifton hill earlier this afternoon?

A dreamer said...

would love to see these new buys. sounds like a sweet shop. old ladies in country towns are sooo nice.

brodie said...

no it wasn't just me and my friends! i just had a great bunch of friends who went and some who played, it was so fantastic! it'll definitely be an annual thing, so you'll have to come next year!

i like on the epping line a few stops after clifton hill so i go through there a lot- i think i saw you this afternoon, not yesterday! in a little pink dress? i was just looking out the window and i was like "oh, blog girl!" haha

Pearls and Peonies said...

I just wanted to tell you that because your blog is so lovely, I've given you an award! :)

Sonya said...

I simply LOVE that dress, what a wonderful cut!
Sonya said...

I love your dress! What a great idea your blog is. So inspiring! Happy to have found you my friend :P

xo kissss
hope to hear from you

esme and the lane way said...

What a trip – I'm glad you made it back!
I love that dress, what an amazing find. Finding awesome op-shops is such a joy :D

trishhunterfinds said...

Um hello cutest dress in the world!!


MICHELLE.K said...

sometimes i don't trust eBay. apparently it's "meant" to be the top seller but pssh I've had my reasons not to go with them. Anyways keep calm and carry on love :]
i love that dress of yours. Splendid!
Btw i love your blog.

hope you doing well!

thevintageyear said...

Oniomania: yes, I will still be donating money but I just can't advertising!

Ana B: It was terrible and tiring. At least some good came out of it though!

Jesska: Thanks! So I'm not the only one that got in trouble.. I had no idea I was breaking the rules!

Muchlove: the pros do outweigh the cons :)

Brook: the inverted pleat is pretty unique!

She's dressing up: thank you! hehe yeah it is a bit silly, I"m glad I'm not the only one who thinks so!

A cat of impossible colour: yes I have been plannng ways of getting back to this little op shop all week :)

The little girl who wurves pretty things: thank you, and you're welcome!

Brodie: I KNOW right?!

Vegan & Vintage: sometimes driving is more trouble than it's worth, argh!

Trish: thanks for your comments... both of them :)

Stephanie: Merci beaucoup!

Pearls and Peonies: thank you so much, you're a darling!

Missa: a few of the things are in my new post! & thanks about the header, I needed a change :)

A dreamer: the old ladies make the whole thing even more worthwhile. They're always so lovely!

Sonya: thanks!

Amy: thank you :)

Esme & the lane way: thanks! I'm glad we made it back too, as much as I love country op shops, I'm not sure if I could stay there ALL the time!

Michelle K: I agree, in the future I'll definitely go with etsy! It's just that I don't have enough time before moving :) & thanks!

Lily Zemuner said...

What a nice dress!
I loved.


Pomegranate said...

I love that dress!!

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