Saturday, March 20, 2010

Op-Shopping Spoils and an Outfit

Just a brief post to show off some things I found whilst op-shopping the other day as well as last night's outfit. Firstly, the op-shopping goodies:

My favourite knitting patterns are from the 1960s and 1970s because of the cheesy photographs on them!

I found the vintage, fully fashioned stockings (right) for 1$!

I'm incredibly excited to finally have my own copy of Interview With the Vampire as well as having a book of Wilfred Owen's poems - he's one of my favourite poets.

A while ago I started collecting 1950s/60s hardback novels with nifty cover art and I still have to pick them up whenever I see them in an op-shop. The one on the left is my favourite - it's smaller than the others I have and I think it might be older, too, but there is a page missing which I think may have had the publishing date on it.

Not pictured are a pink gingham blouse and a yellow cardigan because I forgot about them. Oops!

I've mainly just been re-wearing outfits lately and not thinking up new ones - last night I wore this dress, again, to see Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (not in 3D). I wasn't overly impressed by the film but I had good company and was wearing what I think may be one of my favourite dresses.

It does need to have the hem taken down just a smidge, though. It looks OK at this length but I prefer my knees to be completely hidden by my hemline!

Tonight I am off to the Kustom Kulture Weekend, which I'm certain will be a grand old time. Hopefully, I'll take some half decent photos this time.

Andi B. Goode


  1. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but is an op-shop the same thing as a thrift store/second hand store?

  2. Oooh, you found such nice things! I've always wanted to find a nice pair of vintage stockings! :D
    And your dress is adorable!

  3. "Experience" looks really saucy, haha!

  4. I love knitting patterns with cheesy photos, i have quite a few and they always make me giggle! xx

  5. I love the vintage look :)

  6. What a gorgeous dress! Love it. I am rereading another Anne Rice series right now! I love her work- Interview was a great book and I read allllllllll of them! Hope you enjoy those fab vintage finds.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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  7. What wonderful finds! I've always wanted to find FF stockings in a thrift store, but have never had your luck. I love finding books with nifty cover art. Would you say that Alice isn't worth the expense of a cinema ticket?

  8. Have I ever told you that you have the prettiest smile? It's true! One look at your upbeat photos and I always feel like smiling, too :)

    Thank you dearly for your recent comments throughout not only this month, but 2010, Andi honey. They truly mean the world to me and always love it when you stop by Chronically Vintage.

    Giant hugs & joyful Monday wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  9. Interview was definitely my least favourite in the Vampire chronicles. Have you read the others yet?

  10. Oh I've missed rather a lot! Love your dress here :) and I love those book finds! I like Owen too, but reading him (and Sassoon) is very upsetting – though off course it should be.


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