Sunday, 13 June 2010

It's the little things

You don't have to be rolling in it to give yourself a fashion fix you know. I've had my first weekend at home for ages, and so of course I was able to give free rein to my foraging instinct and get back down to my favourite local market. I wasn't disappointed. I found a load of sparkly fabric off cuts for £2, a funky 50's hat for £1 - and then this dress for £3! The fabric is a really heavy type of cotton mix, so I think it must be fairly vintage, and it's almost a perfect fit - it just needs a bit of an adjustment round the waist. I was so excited when I saw it! I took it to the launderette straight away and wore it out last night with a red belt around the middle. This dress just kept putting a smile on my face, and I found myself wondering about its history. It has something of a feel-good factor about it!

5 comments:

njamelicious said...

this is so cute! wish I could sew and make one for me too :)

Damn The Broccoli said...

The best thing about anything second hand is wondering what its story is. How did it come to be in that shop? Who owned it? What did it mean to them?

I love the rummage as well, we have some amazing places round and about us that are just room after room of stuff. You have to be prepared to knuckle down and rummage but you can get some real beautiful stuff.

esthermelvin said...

沒有經過反省的人生,是不值得活的人生 ....................................................

fascinator said...

I completely agree. It's the secret stories behind the clothes that I'd love to know! There's nothing better than finding a gem in a trunk-load of trash!

許美玉 said...

工作,是愛的具體化~~~~努力吧!......................................................................