Tuesday, June 26

Best-Ever Bargain Vintage Dress!!

Meet my new 1950s dress. In an amazing stroke of luck, I thrifted it last week for the princely sum of $2.

This never happens to me.

Okay so it has now, but you know what I mean, right? Op shops in my area are total rubbish so I rarely bother, but one day last week I got the call so off I went, and bingo!

As you might imagine if you'd seen the crusty little shop that it came from (you know, one of those ones that professes to be open every day but never has enough volunteers so is in fact almost never open), it's copped its fair share of love and wear in its time, now sporting a few wee holes and some huge faded patches.

But with a shelf bust, swooshy acetate fabric and an insane print as busy as our lives, what's not to love?

The thrift continues down the legs too. Lurex tights for 10 cents BNIP and totally new Nine West gold leather heels for $6, this must be my bargain heaven outfit, head to toe I'm done for less than $10.

And speaking of me in a green dress, how's this for cute-ski??

Done by my fab gal-pal Lisa of Atomic Martini Vintage, with 'Pinup-maker Deluxe'. Thanks chick, I love it!!

Linking up with Lakotas Ta-Dah Tuesday.


Miss Emmi said...


Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Try linking up again now, I think I've fixed it - dunno why it went mad! Amazing fabric on the dress, and I love your pin-up you!

Louise said...

That's gorgeous, it's totally my sort of dress, and what a bargain.

DearHelenHartman said...

DIVINE! It looks made for you. And what a price - makes it all the lovelier.

Anonymous said...

Don't you just love it when you get that calling from within and that calling pays off.
What a wonderful pay off for your visit. Lovely dress. X

Vix said...

I know that weird feeling when you just know you have to pay a certain shop a visit, it always pays off. You must be a witch, too.
Fab dress made even better by those gorgeous tights and groovy NW shoes, what a bargain. x

brudeblogg said...

What a lovely dress!!! :)


Love and WANT, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
The shoes are gorgeousa too Kitty

pastcaring said...

What a great frock, such a
lovely colour on you. Those vintage gods were sending you a message!
And Pin-up Kitty? Phoaarr!! xxx

Tomye said...

Well done! You are still looking great and love the lurex tights!

Kat said...

What a bargain! Love it. I wish that would happen to me. Gold Coast op shops suck too.

khristie B said...

Total bargain. Perfect size too. I love secret little add ups on outfits.
Oh and when you say call up, did some one let you know or was it a message from the heavens?

Penny Dreadful Vintage said...

holy moly, bargain of the century! It is GORGEOUS :)

Penny Dreadful Vintage

Melanie said...

You are divine in that. The thrifting goddesses were obviously shining their love down on you. You couldn't buy this look for 100 times the price.

Little Nell said...

Lovely ‘antique gold’ colour and those 50s shapes were so flattering to those with tiny waists like yours. What a bargain.

two squirrels said...

Oh she just knew you were coming for her!!!! I am so happy when vintage treasures find gorgeous friends who will breathe new life in to them. Happy happy dance a 50's dress for $2.
The best $10 outfit ever.
You look stunning head to toe.
Love v

Vintage Christine said...

Yeah, my sister and I used to find such great vintage stuff in San Francisco thrifts back in the 70's--ha ha, and now we wish we'd hung on to the NEW stuff we wore then, too! I visited a local vintage clothing store the other day and when I walked in I thought, hey, this stuff isn't VINTAGE . . . because it was 80's. But then I noticed who was in there shopping: high school and college age kids who obviously think the 80's are waaaaay old. Speaking of vintage green dresses (and that graphic of you is incredible!), wait until I post a pic of the one I got at an estate sale. It's the exact same green and nearly the same dress!

Secret Blogger said...

That is gorgeous! I love the tights and shoe combo too.

You've obviously been praying to the right vintage Gods!


Vintage Coconut said...

oOOo what a bargain frock! Love it and it looks great on you.

La Dama said...

What freaking steal amor!
Golden dress is so exquisite! You can dance the night away in your gold shoes.
Some hole in the wall stores are the best to rummage in.