Sunday, February 13, 2011

The bargain bug bites again!

I feel like I've done my fair share of writing for the past couple of days, and as much as I love to write, I think these photos can speak for themselves. I hope I am continuing to persuade more and more of you that op-shopping can be quite successful if you look in the right places and are able to add a bit of your own style. The right shoes, necklace and belt can do wonders.

Here are my bargain finds from Vinnies from this afternoon!

1. Black shift dress with white daisy pattern (reminds me of Marc Jacobs Daisy!). A perfect fit too.

2. Grey-ish shift dress with tiny brown square pattern (you can't see it too well in the photo). I topped it off with my own belt  and necklace.

3. Black tuxedo-jacket with satin lining and lapels. The embossed pattern on the outside fabric is really unusual. And it's made in Italy! Woo hoo! (credit to my mum for this find).

4. Long black chiffon dress with white polka dots. I brightened this up a bit with my own red-leopard print belt, but there is still something I need to fix with it - I'm not sure if I should make it shorter or not. I saw a photo of a very classy Italian woman who had a similar dress and it was the same length (I think it was on The Satorialist), but I just don't think the length is doing anything for me. I'd love to know what you think I should do. Let me know.

All in all, a pretty successful day if you ask me :)


Amy said...

I love the blazer :)

Laura said...

Thanks Amy :) It was definitely a good find! Those brogues you found on your page are sensational - wish I could find myself a pair, just a bit cheaper!