Some days you go thrift-shopping and you walk home with empty hands and a defeated spirit. It’s maddening when hours of trawling through the racks at your local oppy turn up nothing but faded tee-shirts and stretched-out knits.
But then there are days like last Saturday, which make up for all those disappointing trips.
Last Saturday the sun was shining and I decided that it was too nice a day to stay in bed. It seemed like the perfect morning to take myself out to the library and then for a spot of op-shopping.
After a sun-drenched walk to the centre of town, I visited my three favourite op-shops. There are actually only four op-shops in town but I’d visited the other one on Wednesday and I didn’t feel like going there again for a while. At the first op-shop I found quite a few treasures in only a few minutes:
I’ve been after a pair of heels that have bow ties at the front just like these for quite a while. They’re a great fit and super comfortable. The lovely burgundy shade will go well with lots of my dresses, and I imagine they’d also look quite cute with shorts in summer.
I’m a bit obsessed with vintage nightwear. I have been meaning to replace some of my saggy-baggy PJs with slinkier versions, and I found a couple of perfect items. Like this peachy-coloured nightdress.
I also got this salmon-pink dressing gown. Although it would make a very pretty nightdress, I’m thinking of adding a slip and wearing it during the daytime. I think it’s just too pretty to only wear around the house, and I love the colour.
After the amazing haul I got from the first op-shop, I actually considered not going on to the other two. I’m so very glad I did though, because I found even more treasures at each of the other charity shops in town.
I’ve wanted a pair of 1960’s mod flats for as long as I can remember. While I’m not sure if these are actually from the 60’s (they probably aren’t) their geometric design will make them perfect for wearing with my vintage dresses and tights. I think Twiggy would be proud. They set me back a whole fifty cents.
And finally this cute little repro cotton dress. At first I thought it was a tunic top, but it’s actually a mini dress. I’ll wear it with leggings or jeans underneath (it’s a tad too short for me to feel comfortable going bare-legged).
And altogether I spent just $22. Seriously. I can scarcely believe it myself. It seems as though the Op Shop Fairy was smiling on me last Saturday!