When a Girl Gets a Load of Vintage Dresses....

I know, I know it's been a while between a style or outfit post. I've been juggling the first few weeks of back to school stuff and other matters here. So although I'm wearing my vintage every day (like I would any other day) and doing my hair and make up and making myself feel wonderful, I haven't been leaving myself much time most days to get a few outfit photos taken. But I'm slowly finding a new groove to the changes to routine here, so things will continue to settle down and return to normal here on the blog.

So there has been a lot of buying, road trips and adventures of late, and between buying stock for our Etsy shop and so forth, I've been feeling the pull to expand my vintage wardrobe and push myself beyond my love for the 1970's. So shamelessly I have purchases coming from left right and centre at the moment and a few (ok a lot of pieces) on layby too. When you're a vintage addict sometimes you have to strike when the iron is hot if you see something, because you can blink and miss it and it's never to be seen again.

As well as buying lately, I have also been very blessed to be gifted some wonderful, wonderful vintage frocks and pieces from the ever so precious Allison, who I finally got to meet in person a few weekends ago. Yes, she is quite simply the most wonderful person in person as you sense from her blog and on line communications with her.  I can not thank her enough for heartfelt generosity to me recently and I send great big hugs and positives wishes to her.

This is a lovely late 1970's cotton summer frock Allison gifted me from the label Shame, it's already on frequent rotation as it's understated and a wee bit different.

Dress: gifted
Belt: thrifted
Sandals: retail
Thankfully Ben nabbed this photo as we were about to head out the door for a school assembly where Cohen was getting his first ever Smarts Award. It was wonderful as he has really needed the validation of his efforts recently.

As I get back to doing style posts and as the weather slowly starts to cool down, expect to see more awesome frocks and glorious long sleeved maxis that Allison beautifully gifted me, among some other awesome pieces I have arriving soon (ok once I pay off my layby).

Isn't it always a thrill for us vintage addicts to get a whole load of new frocks in one go, it's like Christmas has come or we've gone mad in some fantasyland vintage department store.  Either way the new to me frock injection in my wardrobe is most delightful and pleasing, and I'm looking forward to styling them and sharing more with you.

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My Vintage Childhood: When a Girl Gets a Load of Vintage Dresses....

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

When a Girl Gets a Load of Vintage Dresses....

I know, I know it's been a while between a style or outfit post. I've been juggling the first few weeks of back to school stuff and other matters here. So although I'm wearing my vintage every day (like I would any other day) and doing my hair and make up and making myself feel wonderful, I haven't been leaving myself much time most days to get a few outfit photos taken. But I'm slowly finding a new groove to the changes to routine here, so things will continue to settle down and return to normal here on the blog.

So there has been a lot of buying, road trips and adventures of late, and between buying stock for our Etsy shop and so forth, I've been feeling the pull to expand my vintage wardrobe and push myself beyond my love for the 1970's. So shamelessly I have purchases coming from left right and centre at the moment and a few (ok a lot of pieces) on layby too. When you're a vintage addict sometimes you have to strike when the iron is hot if you see something, because you can blink and miss it and it's never to be seen again.

As well as buying lately, I have also been very blessed to be gifted some wonderful, wonderful vintage frocks and pieces from the ever so precious Allison, who I finally got to meet in person a few weekends ago. Yes, she is quite simply the most wonderful person in person as you sense from her blog and on line communications with her.  I can not thank her enough for heartfelt generosity to me recently and I send great big hugs and positives wishes to her.

This is a lovely late 1970's cotton summer frock Allison gifted me from the label Shame, it's already on frequent rotation as it's understated and a wee bit different.

Dress: gifted
Belt: thrifted
Sandals: retail
Thankfully Ben nabbed this photo as we were about to head out the door for a school assembly where Cohen was getting his first ever Smarts Award. It was wonderful as he has really needed the validation of his efforts recently.

As I get back to doing style posts and as the weather slowly starts to cool down, expect to see more awesome frocks and glorious long sleeved maxis that Allison beautifully gifted me, among some other awesome pieces I have arriving soon (ok once I pay off my layby).

Isn't it always a thrill for us vintage addicts to get a whole load of new frocks in one go, it's like Christmas has come or we've gone mad in some fantasyland vintage department store.  Either way the new to me frock injection in my wardrobe is most delightful and pleasing, and I'm looking forward to styling them and sharing more with you.

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6 Comments:

At February 18, 2015 at 10:35 AM , Blogger Zara said...

This frock is a beauty.
With the weather being so warm here I've been living in thrifted vintage dresses and handmade dresses.
I'm looking forward to the cooler temps and getting to wear more of my thrifted scarf collection. x

 
At February 18, 2015 at 1:33 PM , Blogger Iliska Dreams said...

Love this dress!! Where do you score most of your vintage dresses from?

 
At February 18, 2015 at 7:02 PM , Blogger Vix said...

Good to see YOU again Trudie! That dress is stunning on you, you look effortlessless stylish. xxx

 
At February 19, 2015 at 2:11 AM , Blogger Curtise said...

That is indeed a lovely gift, the dress looks gorgeous on you, Trudie. xxx

 
At February 20, 2015 at 7:34 PM , Blogger OP SHOP MAMA said...

Hello!! LOVE that dress! Also loving your hair right now.. Have great weekend!

 
At February 26, 2015 at 9:40 PM , Blogger Vintage Bird Girl said...

Love this dress on you, it's quite different to anything I've ever seen. You pull it off with super style. xx

 

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