Friday, 6 May 2011

The Glitz and the Glamour

Oh my life is so glamorous it's unbelievable, Vegemite up my jumper, cat biscuits through the kitchen, don't get me started on the washing placed just by the basket, not quite in it but just by it!!

Possible why when I'm off out op shopping I'm drawn to the not so casual.

One of my local shops Family Life in Chelsea had this 80s strapless floral number - 50% off? Yes please, pretty peachy pink please! Great shop with a boutique feel but still reasonable (op shop) prices and the music always makes me happy, think Rat Pack.

This was bought on the Melbourne Op Shop Tour I went on hosted by Erica of Recycled Fashion that was featured on Coxy's Big Break last weekend, yes I can be seen but I kept my mouth shut for fear of saying something like "Radical", "Down with the kids" or "Da Bomb".  I have a habit of making an idiot of myself when there's a big enough audience and national telly was too dangerous!  It's a gorgeous cotton maxi dress that I think is stunning.  It was bought from Vinnies and had 20% off with an extra 10% discounted because we were on the tour.

Finally this is such a great colour and really timeless I think and also bought on the Op Shop tour in Brighton

It's great to see adorable clothes being donated to charity and people valuing Op Shops and the reuse of goods in general.  I've always wanted to volunteer but with having a toddler committing to a set time has been an issue.  I have now managed to raise over $1,000 for the Salvation Army by listing clothes purchased from their Chelsea Heights Shop on Ebay - latest listing here including a Trelise Cooper skirt on at 99c!  Dogstar Bazaar

Happy Op Shopping this weekend and Happy Mothers Day x Vicky


Nelly said...

I saw you on the video that was posted and I love the 2nd and 3rd dresses.

Fourth Daughter said...

I know you didn't talk on camera, but you DID say "down with the kids" to me and I nearly wet myself laughing!!!!
And well done on the fund-raising!

Dogstar Bazaar said...

Fame, fame at last!!!

I can't remember the last time I had to glam up, I think it was a wedding. The dresses are soooo nice though and I scoff at friends who pay $200 - 300 on dresses for one off occaisions now I've been "Op verted" (sounds rude!)

I knew they'd got me in the Salvos store and the vintage shop was too small to hide in!

I get a kick out of fundraising and now trying to think of a new way to do it, hoping to get to $1500 soon though.