Saturday, November 21, 2009

Vintage Fair Haul

Today, I attended The Way We Wear Vintage Fair courtesy of tickets I won in a giveaway from Circa Vintage (thanks so much guys, I had an absolutely wonderful time!) It was an adventure and a half getting there in such stormy weather, but well worth the trip. ( So many beautiful things, all in one place - I wish I had saved up more! (My friend commented that it was 'like a zoo' because of all of the different furs there!) However, even with the limited funds I had, I still managed to pick up a skirt with the cutest tropical print, an unworn girdle, and a pair of shoes - all in excellent condition. I've also got a pink wiggle dress soaking in the tub to get a few stains out; photos of that one to come (it is a challenge to get over my head, but fits amazingly). I worked up my courage and tried my hand at haggling, which was overall a success: I saved about $20 in total! I'm terribly shy, so it helped that all the shop assistants were so approachable and lovely. That has to be one of my favourite things about vintage shops - the owners are typically so friendly and passionate about what they sell, and get to know you over time. It's a more personal experience (and far less intimidating than shopping in some designer boutique!)

I didn't take photos of my outfit (as proud as I was of having found a frangipani hairclip that perfectly matched the floral motif of my dress) because I had a terrible bout of insomnia last night and was running on exactly zero hours sleep - by the time the wind and the rain were through with me I was an absolute mess. So, in order to make up for it, here's a photo of the outfit I wore last night to my friend's 21st; taken by a photographer friend of mine (you can tell it's not my handiwork since there is proper lighting and focus for once!)

Outfit Details

Dress: Basque
Fur: Vintage
Pearls: Borrowed from Grandmother

I am worn out! Going to lie in bed with a few DVDs until I doze off. Hope you all had wonderful weekends!


esme and the lane way said...

The fair sounds really fun, I really must go to one! Great finds, I really love the shoes :) I love your outfit photo too!

Andi B. Goode said...

Great finds. That skirt is adorable. And a girdle! My queendom for a girdle. ;]
Also, you look amazing.
-Andi x


Don't meet the Tex Avery Wolf in your dress, He will eat you !! Ouah so elegant and feminine i love it.

Darla: Retro Ways said...

Gorgeous outfit.


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