Thursday, April 5, 2012

My Thrifted Haul.

Op shopping, or thrifting as you may know it , for me is one of the most therapeutic activities i can do. I love the idea of walking into a shop and not knowing exactly what i will find. Yes, i love shopping in stores and online but sometimes, you just know exactly what you are going to find.

Yesterday i headed off on my own little road trip, i do have a part time vintage clothing store but this time i promised myself i would focus on pieces for me. Which i did! I was so pleased with what i found and all in sizes 16! It still astounds me the quality of so many of the vintage pieces i come across, they always surpass expectation, particularly the knitwear! I mean who doesn't love a mohair or angora wool cardigan over a scratchy acrylic?

And yes, i was meant to include an outfit post but to be honest after all that trying on and thrifting i was not really looking the same state as when i left the house. But i promise some great posts coming soon including my fabulous new 17 Sundays pieces and of course, ALL THIS FABULOUS VINTAGE!

Left to Right

: 1) Hand knitted dusty pink cardigan but in a more cut style $5.50

2) Pale beige/mint collared lace shirt $3
3) Pale gold lurex cardigan with pearl buttons $4
4) Crazy gold lamé style fabric oversized cape jacket $5
5) Hawaii/Tropical floral print mid length pleated skirt in turquoise, lime and purple $3
6) Long sleeve floral shirt with pearl gold buttons $4
7) Chiffon A-line black dress with lace trim neckline $6
8) Mustard, red, batik print skater style dress with slouchy hip pockets $5
9) Cream and peach dip died/graduating coloured oversized cardigan $8
10) Hot pink and light blue colourful sequined trophy jacket $7





8 comments:

  1. Freaking hell, amazing op shop haul. I am yet to find my op shop heaven in Sydney... I don't drive which makes it harder to get to the good ones, and there are no Savers up here which KILLS me. Love the floral shirt sooo much, super jealous xxx

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    1. I've got to admit even i was suprised at what i found, i dont know if when i was only op-shopping for the store i perhaps missed the vintage for me? But everytime i turned around seemed to be an amazing piece in a 16! Yes i am pretty lucky to have two savers within 30 minutes from me, both have more gems than Brunswick i think too! xxx

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  2. where do you go cause i live in sydney but like fashion Hayley, i can't drive! where else can i go?

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    1. I actually live in Melbourne :-( i had to drive alot between these as i rarely go to op shops in the CBD, the best thing you can probally do is nag a friend to be your driver or go on an op shopping tour xx

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  3. Wonderful finds, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Drooling all over them.
    No second hand shops in Spain. I have to go aborad to buy, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Happy easter weekend.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  4. Oh wow! So amazing! Congrats on an epic haul!

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  5. omg so jealous. op shopping here is either way too picked over or well overpriced.

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    1. I was very lucky! Super lucky to find the items in size 16 also xx

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