Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Watcha Wearin' Wednesday & The Op Shop Challenge

Two birds with one stone today...

I've been following along with the op-shopping adventures over at Katiecrackernuts for quite a while now. She's been taking part in a workplace initiative to cut their carbon footprint, and has been wearing thrifted clothes to work (which she puts together with her own fabulous style).

So todays Watcha Wearin' Wednesday is inspired by Katie. Frances is wearing it for me because I only found it at Vinnies yesterday, and I haven't actually had time to wash it yet (oh, and the weather forecast is 16 degrees for today too).

I spotted it in the window when I parked my car, so I walked inside and asked the shop attendant if I could take it down and have a closer look. She just pointed and said "yes sure", so I had to unhook the hanging shop dummy, undress it, and then hook it back up in the window.

The top photo shows the actual colour - I had to use the flash for the other photo and it doesn't do it justice. It was above my usual op-shopping limit ($10) but I think it was worth it. I can't wait to road test it with a long sleeve top and jeans.

I also happened to stumble across eight lovely tea towels which apparently had only just been put out on the rack ...... right place right time!



44 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

love the white detailing on that :D

PaisleyJade said...

Beutiful!!

Gina said...

What a find, I LOVE it! A wee bit envious although I suspect it might be too small for me anyway - and what would I wear on the other leg?

Anna Lloyd said...

It's so pretty!

Miss Muggins said...

some people have all the luck!

JasperBoy said...

This is fab Cam. You'll look fantastic in it!!

Jen in Melbourne

Rach said...

Just gorgeous!

Missie Krissie said...

Now that is a good oppy find! It's so beautiful! Can't wait to see it on, make sure u post a pic! I would have gone over the limit on this one as well!!

Lauren said...

You have the best op shop luck I have ever seen! It's lovely!

Beach Vintage said...

Love the look of this dress. I can imagine it will knee high boots too.

angelique said...

What a find even if you had to pay $10 for it. I think it is worth every penny.

Princess kirstie jane said...

Cute that is such a great shape.

willywagtail said...

Absolutrely gorgeous. i love all the lace. Very me when I was young, way back when!

Stacy said...

Lucky duck! That's so pretty!

sewjourn said...

What a find!!

Tania said...

Yum. Had a vaguely successful oppy soiree-ette yesterday too - if you don't count the ridiculousness of chasing anklebiter around shop while trying to be simutaneously inside change room trying stuff on...(aargh!)

Juddie said...

So pretty! What a great find!

Sandrine said...

Great;)

katiecrackernuts said...

You so scored. Well done. I had to ask to take a bag down from a window display a few weeks back. Was well worth it. Kinda rock chick tote. I haven't yet got around to posting that one. You just reminded me.

Cass said...

Great dress Cam, well done

Finki (jay) said...

so jealous...that's gorgeous. I would team it with jeans and a 3/4 sleeve top too. Great taste!

our shabby cottage said...

Oh, this is really cute! It will look great with jeans and a top, chunky red necklace, wedges.....

Cindy said...

I so LOVE this dress. May the op shop gods continue to shine on you

m.e (Cathie) said...

great find! beautiful colour & detailing :)

Christina Lowry said...

Who would give this away?! Well, it is lucky they did, because it is amazing and you are one very lucky op-shopper. Love it!
:)

PS. I have been keeping my eye out for cool vintage tea towels up here in the "Smart State" (ha ha ha), but they are all super expensive. Will keep looking.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That's a fabulous op shop find!!

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

That's a really pretty find. Definitely worth $10. Hope we get to see the catwalk shot later! Maybe next Wednesday?

Selina said...

that dress is divine! op shop score of the year!

Tinniegirl said...

How stunning. Absolutely love it.

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

Great dress, what a find! I always find it really hard not to blurt out: 'it's from the op-shop' when anyone compliments me in an oppy find! it does truly feel great to wear something that you love, and fits well, that has cost the fraction of the price of 'new'!

Serena said...

Wow.. once again you astound me with your op-shop-magic !!

mandapanda said...

Wow! Great find! I found a shirt that My Mum bought full price at Millers at the op shop along with the teatowels. It was on the 5oc rack, so I got it and it fits her perfectly!
also wanted to let you know that I've got a guessing game giveaway going on at my blog if you'd like to have a go!

thornberry said...

Super pretty Cam! Love it. Well spotted!

Swirlyarts said...

It's nice! If you get a picture of you in it then you should add it to the 100% thrifted Flickr group - it's good for a browse too :)

Julianne said...

Woop Woop! What a smashing dress!

Michelle said...

That is one fantastic dress! You really got lucky!

Michelle said...

O M GOSH...
i adore it...
if you road test it and really don't "like" it let me know...
put me on the list...
i think it's a hit with everyone...

Nikki @ My Black Cardigan said...

Nice find. Well worth blowing the budget!

Loz and Dinny said...

scrumptious loot!

bitsofsunshine.typepad.com said...

ooo! what a lovely dress!

and the artwork from yesterday - what fun!

and the scarf the day before - love that, too!

flossy-p said...

Meant to be indeed! What a great find! :)

BUMBLE BEANS said...

that is the cutest thing. if you wanna give it up, it would look great walking down the streets of NYC...

No? can't blame a girl fro tryin!

Cath said...

It's GORGEOUS. And who doesn't love a multi-season deal??

Swift Jan said...

Good work!! Finding a beauty like that is rare around my parts...

I found your blog via Lark :)