Friday, December 21, 2012

Outfit Post: Melbourne finds and Midcentury Nylon

There's nothing like a new dress and handbag to bring a smile to a (tired) grrl's face.

I know I rave about the shopping in Melbourne but it really is superior - Sydney just doesn't have anything close to Smith and Brunswick Streets in Fitzroy.

I have to share the lining fabric I picked up from the Alannah Hill Clearance Store last week - $6 a metre! A peachy colour covered in ladybugs, clover and lucky cards, hopefully to be the lining of a 1940s jacket I'm planning.

 My other favourite find was from Sheila Vintage, a cute little vintage shop further along Brunswick Street (and this is the outfit I wore last night to a friend's birthday party).

Slip : Vanity Fair, Shoes: Miss L Fire, Belt : my own, Carved Earrings and Bakelite : Etsy

 It's not often you see a midcentury print nylon dress with a 34" waist in Australia - so I had to snap it up even though I'm supposed to be watching the pennies. The label is 'Maxine', and the fabric is covered with pale pink, blue and lemon roses.

And to complete the party outfit last night - my new Mimco Treasure Clutch!
I was really attracted to this evening bag when I first saw it, the lucite acrylic looks and feels similar to a vintage 1940s/1950s lucite handbag.
And check out the swirling on the back - yum!
I hope you're all enjoying the silly season!


MistressCatgirl said...

You look beautiful! What great finds. I would love the fabric for a cute novelty shirt dress. I love the new purse. I'm always on the look out for swirly purses. Too bad they're always out of my price range.

Suvi Kollanen said...

Lovely finds! Especially the clutch and the lining fabric. I'm crazy about ladybugs nowadays.


missfairchildscharmschool said...

Great finds. Nothing beats Melbourne's Shopping. I have some Alannah Hill wool from the very same store that is just begging to be made into a cape for winter.

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