10 May 2011

Day two vintage fashion fair

Hi everyone :) Thought it was about time I shared what I found during round two at the vintage fashion fair. As well as the dress in my previous post, I got these floral clip-on earrings from the same stall that the little umbrella brooch came from. I haven't worn them yet but they look really cute and colourful sitting on my shelf with my other jewellery.

The next couple items are a bit sentimental because I bought them with some money my Grandad gave me before he passed away and that I'd been saving for something special. My Grandad was a smoker his whole life and while I know this is a terrible habit, it's something I'll always remember about him so I bought this Glomesh cigarette lighter as a little keepsake.

He used to play footy when he was younger so I bought a tiny football boot charm that I'm going to polish up and attach to my Mum's old charm bracelet that she gave to me. I think it will be nice to carry around something that reminds me of Grandad and I'm going to try and wear it more often. The last thing I bought was a pair of beautiful old marcasite and pearl clam shell earrings. I thought they looked like something that would have been around during Grandad's era and that they would just be something special to keep and remind me of him.

So that concludes my purchases at the vintage fair. I had so much fun rummaging around at all the stalls and couldn't think of a better place to spend my birthday money or to pick up a few special treasures.

Hope you all have a lovely week :) I'm going to spend a couple days relaxing since I submitted the literature review for my thesis on Monday and had a presentation today.

04 May 2011

Exciting news!

Hi everyone, I've got some exciting news to share! I've been selected as one of 25 finalists in a vintage fashion competition. I had to submit a photo of myself in a vintage outfit and decided to enter wearing a dress that I bought during my second day at the vintage fashion fair. Some of the other finalists are also bloggers and vintage store owners so I'm definitely up against some strong competition.

edit: Thanks so much for all your votes everyone. Unfortunately I didn't win but better luck next time :)

vintage dress
I just loved the cut and fit of this dress when I tried it on, not to mention the beautiful bright floral pattern. The owner of the stall where I bought the dress has a shop in Gleneg called Liebe Fashion Gallery and I can't wait to go and check out what other goodies they have. I got the bag and shoes from an op shop for a friend's 50s themed 21st last year - too bad I didn't have the dress then because it would've been perfect! The bag is so cute and looks like a mini suitcase :)