Saturday, 30 April 2011
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Thursday, 21 April 2011
Check out the print of these mitch dowd PJ pants! $3.99
Agent Ninetynine black tshirt with zip detail $3.99
Cooper St black with white polka dots skirt $4.99
No brand pink top with black polka dots and bow detail (this is the back view) $1.99, this was a 50% off item (blue tickets this week!)
Witchery black denim mini with stud detailing on back pockets $4.99
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
A friend of mine was recently in the market for a TV cabinet, so when I saw this one in the Sunbury Vinnies store I took this photo and sent it to her. She rushed down to the store the next day but not to buy the TV cabinet: The bedside tables to the left had caught her eye!
More op-shopping on my blog.
Monday, 18 April 2011
Sandler clogs, $2.99, I'm pretty sure they're not that new, so they must be from the '90s as that was the last time there was a big clog revival!
Hand woven (at least I think so) rug, $19.99.
Crushed velvet embroidered pants, made in Pakistan, $4.99... the embroidery is all done by hand. Click here to see what they look like on!
Homemade maxi skirt with huge graphic floral print, $4.99.
Cute Japanese ceramic figurines for $1.99 each and a Vilene (interfacing) user guide for 99c... yet AGAIN with the sticker right over the main part of the cover (one of the only things I don't like about Savers!).
Cute illustrations inside!
I was very happy with this haul, but then went again to Savers the other day and got absolutely nothing. It's just the luck of the day, I suppose.
Friday, 15 April 2011
Op shops are so full of, well, opportunity and it always seems to be lurking behind those curtains. Why is that scrap of fabric that you can see peeking out from behind a distant rack so tantalising? Is that really one of the mugs that you collect in yonder box?
Op shops (all on Chapel St, Windsor) clockwise from top left are: Storehouse Charity, Salvation Army, Mecwa and Sacred Heart Mission. Please, take some photos at your favourite op shop and share.
My friends all think I spend $$$$....it can be our little secret...!
Thursday, 14 April 2011
There was a whole box of craft magazines that I quickly browsed through, but I was good, and only allowed myself this one for 50c. It had a bonus freebie, which helped me decide to buy it - the scissors case kit in the next picture. I have been meaning to make myself one of these for ages - good timing!
A length of lace $2.50, to add to my stash of laces. $2.50 might sound a lot, but there appears to be a quite a few metres there.
Cute drawstring dilly bag for $1 - I can't resist anything that looks remotely Japanese! Don't know what I'll put in it; I might even put a little gift inside it for one of my friends who also love Japanese and Chinese crafty items.
Can't resist gingham either! Sweet little cloth for $2.50 embellished with ric rac - simple but effective.
Find your hidden treasure at revamped Brotherhood store in Moonee Ponds
Bargain hunters are in for a treat, with a complete refurbishment of the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s community store in Moonee Ponds giving the shop a vibrant new look and feel. With a great new range of products to choose from, it’s the perfect place to unearth top quality recycled goods at excellent prices.
Following a three-week closure for the makeover, the store’s re-opening week celebrations will kick off on Monday 18 April at 10.00am. Customers are invited to check out the striking transformation and munch on a sausage on bread from the BBQ, which will be sizzling throughout opening week. Children will love the free face painting on Easter Saturday (23 April), and the store’s new Kids Corner, perfect for keeping little ones amused while their parents shop in peace.
The hunter gatherer range will feature top quality vintage clothing and accessories, including frocks, blouses, handbags, skirts, coats, trousers, hats, jewellery and shoes. All are specially handpicked from the hundreds of thousands of pre-loved wardrobe items donated each year to the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s 27 community stores across Victoria. The hunter gatherer range includes handmade accessories from local Melbourne designers, all crafted from recycled and vintage materials.
And customers are advised to allow plenty of time to peruse the wide variety of books, ranging from children’s titles to recent bestsellers to collectables, all carefully selected from online second-hand bookstore, Brotherhood Books.
The store will also stock a selection of top international fashion brands at low prices, from names like Mavi, Bolle, Calvin Klein and OshKosh B’Gosh. But supplies will be limited, so it’s first in, best dressed!
The Brotherhood’s Moonee Ponds community store has been a much-loved part of the local area for 10 years. Store manager Vinh Moc hopes their many loyal customers will like the shop’s bright and modern appearance.
‘The Moonee Ponds store is being repainted inside and out, and features new fittings, an improved heating and cooling system, and energy-efficient lighting thanks to Brotherhood Green. We hope visitors love what they find.’
Vinh says people who shop there will also be helping Australians in need at the same time.
‘Our customers can feel good knowing they are helping the Brotherhood of St Laurence deliver its programs and services that help disadvantaged people right across Australia. The Brotherhood’s work benefits the very young to the elderly – so there’s another good reason to pay us a visit.’
Visit the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s revamped community store at 24 Margaret Street, Moonee Ponds, opposite Moonee Ponds railway station. Open Monday to Saturday, 9.00am to 5.00pm
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
I own a fashion blog called FrouFrou Fabulous where you'll probably find a lot of posts that mirror these ones, plus more fashion and other stuff.
I'm really excited to be a part of this blog! Ok let's get into it! :)
Here of some of my recent finds from the Salvos! I have a more detailed haul written about it here, if you want more info! x
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
I had some time yesterday so went to the Fairfield Salvos on the way home from Northcote Pool. I was really happy to pick up a couple of books. Fallen by Lauren Kate, described as 'sexy, fascinating and scary'. I hope to read this over Easter while I am away in the country for a few days. The big score of the day was the box set of The Sweet Potato Queen's Big Ass Box of Love which contains 3 volumes. 'Equal parts Erin Brockovich, Erma Bombeck and Dr Ruth. Do not pick up the books unless you have a sense of humour.' I had one volume of this series so was really happy to get this set for only $1.99. The staff member at the shop said it had been wrongly priced and I was lucky to get it.
Sorry about the dodgy photo
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
So here are a few of my fave finds from a few months ago, they are from all over the place!
First off: a lovely floral peplum skirt for $8 from a small Care Bargain Centre in Keilor, it's Mink Pink and it still had the tags on it! I've been wearing it like crazy.
I always believe that if you op shop enough, you'll eventually find what you're looking for. I was actually looking for a denim vest for a long time, couldn't find anything and so tried bidding on a few on ebay (didn't win though.) So I was really happy when I found this Gap one in the Salvos in Niddrie for about $7. It's the perfect size and colour for wearing over cute dresses :)
I also found this patent leather Kookai wallet in the Niddrie Salvos for $8, as a replacement for my really old Anna Sui knockoff wallet which was bought in Malaysia.. haha
A cute peach shirt $4 (still with tags) and denim button up skirt $6, Just Jeans denim high waist shorts $6 $and a red belt $3 from the Salvos in Kensington. These are perfect for Summer, although I haven't worn them yet and Summer is over... typical me! (not sure why the photo is uploaded sideways, argh)
And a denim shirt from the tiny Arthritis Victoria op shop in Moonee Ponds. This was probably the best purchase i'd made in awhile, well worth the $3 I paid for it! I wore it every single day when I went on a 10 day camping trip to Tasmania & Falls Festival over the New Years holiday, it was perfect for wearing over a top so you didn't get sunburnt: (After my face got badly sunburnt during a hike on the first day there, I was really slip slop slap conscious for the rest of the trip!)
Unfortunately when I got home, it was put in the wash, and my mum who NEVER separates anything, also put my sister's bright red shorts in the wash... so when the shirt came out it had light pink blotches all over it, and another white tshirt (which I had only worn once!) was ruined. So sad!! So i've been scouring op shops trying to find the perfect replacement but so far to no avail! Haha!
Please check out my blog if you want to see more photos, outfits and ramblings by me. Until next time!