I'm on holiday till the end of the week and because I've been at home sewing most of the time I decided it was a beautiful day to get out and about. First stop was save mart where I got this little red dress. Now I wasn't sure and almost left the store without buying it before doing a u turn and picking up again. It was in the vintage section for $9.99 and made by a company called Girl Friday Uniforms that used to live in Christchurch - I hardly think its still there today, though if it is please correct me. It obviously used to be some lady's uniform back in the day but its so well made and there is very cute detailing on the back. I do need to take it in a smidge but I think it will look quite cool with a black belt and some woolen stockings in the winter? If you don't think it will work do let me know, I'm still a little unsure of it myself - any styling tips much appreciated too :)
I then went into Dunedin's premier vintage shop I suppose you could call it - Modern Miss. Now don't get me wrong, it is a beautiful shop with many lovely things in it but I honestly haven't really been inside since vintage became 'In' because the prices just soared!! I did buy the most beautiful Navy Bag (brand 'So Obviously Rex', isn't that the coolest name?) that was only $38 down from $45 but really, I have another bag from there and two woollen skirts that I got two years ago and all together they cost me less than that!! (I'll show you the other bag soon!!).
Along with their ridiculous prices (a dress I picked up was $175 and it was marked down - cough!! It wasn't even that great of a dress and their scarves cost all of $18 each - EACH!!) they dont have eftpos. Now tell me Ladies and Gentlemen, who actually carries cash or cheques around with them these days? I had to go to a money machine down the road and round the corner to get money to pay for the bag and as I was walking back I was wondering how someone must feel if they had to with draw $175 and walk around town with it - I felt strange even carrying $40 round with me.
Okay, rant over. I apologise, I just can't believe some people would charge that much for vintage things, especially when they aren't even all that amazing!
I've nearly finished that cream pencil skirt and will show you all tomorrow - have a fantastic rest of your day.