Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Watcha Wearin' Wednesday

I'm actually cheating just a little bit - I was actually wearing this on Monday, but I really wanted to play show and tell.

I meant to include this Tightrope shirt dress in the Katiecrackernuts Op Shop Challenge week but something about the best laid plans took over.....

I found the shirt dress at Savers on Sydney Rd during one of my little oppy sprees with Tinniegirl. From memory, I think the dress was about $6. The guy on the checkout was the slowest checkout chick in history - I contemplated walking out because it seriously took sooooo long - but I loved the shirt dress, and so I waited.

When we got back to the car - I had a parking fine for parking in a Clearway after 4 PM (I think it was 4.12PM).

So, the moral of the story is:

  • I should have trusted my instincts and left the shop
  • I need to make sure that I read parking signs properly (we don't have Clearways in outer suburbia)
  • The shirt dress actually ended up costing me $119
It came with a belt which was broken, so I whipped this one up using a bit if fuzzy brown fabric that I found at Vinnies, and I used an alloy flat tri-glide which is normally used for handbag straps.

I also teamed with one of my flower brooches.

Now I just need to change the buttons on the shirt dress - I'm not loving the originals.

29 comments:

Miss Muggins said...

Good thing it looks fabulous!

Maree said...

Looking Chic'...Brooch looks Great.!!
cheers

Tania said...

Some days you just have to kick stuff. Take consolation in the fabness - even the buttons look fine and dandy from this distance.

Julia said...

great dress, thank goodness, huh? since it ended up costing you so much to be in the store with a sloooowwww check out clerk!

angelique said...

Snazzy!!!!

dorothybills said...

Don't you hate that sick feeling when that sort of thing happens! It looks fab though and your flower brooch makes it look extra special!

Michelle said...

Hubba hubba!!

You look fantastic!

Beach Vintage said...

Always trust your instincts lovey!

Christina Lowry said...

OUCH! Not a good feeling when you see those little bits of paper on your windshield.

Last job interview I went to (prebaby) I was interviewed forever. I kept trying to get out and put some money in the meter, but they weren't letting me go. When I got back to my car a guy was filling out a ticket. He was super nice about it, probably laughing on the inside as he had seen me running in heels to my car, I explained the situation, he gave me the ticket and wished me all the best in getting the job. So, I got a ticket. But I did get the job and you got the dress! :)

Stacy said...

Well, it is a fantastic little shirt dress! Love the whole look!!

JasperBoy said...

I really like it Cam! It must be one of your favourite things to wear.

Jen in Melbourne

willywagtail said...

You look great in your million dollar dress! LOL It took me six goes with internet explorer to read this post. Man! they are bad.

Cath from chunkychooky said...

that is brilliant!!!

beccasauras said...

Great look, it was worth the hassle. No wonder you photgraphed early too! I always end up remebering once i'm in my trackies etc.

Tinniegirl said...

It's like the day we lunched at Cookie and it ended up costing me around $150 with lunch and parking fine. It's a pain.

You're looking very stylish in your outfit though.

Cass said...

It was totally worth it, you look fab

Selina said...

channeling your inner supermodel there Cam! looking good!

m.e (Cathie) said...

You have the pose, the dress, the brooch, the attitude...and the ticket :(
the good outway the bad!
Looking good, LOVE your colours!
I've got my brooch on today & have had a few nice comments about it at playgroup where I have answered "it's a Curlypops"

our shabby cottage said...

Good job the dress fitted eh!! Looking fab Curly!

Selina said...

Ooh shame! It's a lovely dress though!

Christy said...

At least that dress is fabulous!

muralimanohar said...

Yepp, that is one pricey Tightrope dress. But, wow, you sure can carry it off! I usually pitched any and all Tightrope things that came into my house, cause I could never get them to fit right!

PaisleyJade said...

That shirt dress looks fab... especially with your brooch! I think it looks worth $119!

Michelle said...

looks fabulous...
even at $119...lol...
so glad we don't have parking fines around here...I can't remember the last time i saw a meter man...
which is lucky i guess...

Swirlyarts said...

Wow - that's one expensive dress - but it looks good :)

angela said...

Ouch! Expensive oppy day but you look a million bucks :D

I'm tempted to go back and buy some paddle pop sticks for myself after seeing what cosas minimas makes with them! Cute!

xx

Elizabeth said...

what a perfect outfit!

sorry it cost you so much . . . :(
booo on parking tickets.

Cute as Buttons said...

Woo, Hoo! Completely worth the combined price tag. You're looking very glam. Lisa.

Sarah said...

Lovely. And it's one of my favourite colours! That little brooch is a really nice touch as well.