Monday, April 8, 2013

Some lucky finds

It isn't often that I find clothes that are remotely vintage at op-shops, these days, but I quite fortuitously found a lovely 70s/80s pink dress whilst out last week. Fortuitous because I'd been longing for something a little late '70s and for more pink in my wardrobe!

If I'd paid attention to the measurements on the tag I would have let this stay there thinking it was about three or four sizes too small for me. Well, it fits really well!

I'm going to replace the buttons as I'm not too keen on pearly buttons. Plus I think they're a wee bit small.

I also managed to snag this Raffia (or Raffia look as it's probably plastic) bag on the same day. And it will actually fit most of the things I like to carry around with me in it! This is rare for a vintage-y bag in my experience. (I say vintage-y as I'm not entirely sure when it's from. 60s? 70s? Earlier or later? I'm not exactly a bag expert, unfortunately.)

I don't think these are very old, from the feel of the plastic, but the design is quite mid-century.

Barbie and Midge 50th Anniversary
And I got to pick up a Barbie set I've been anxiously waiting for for months now, today. Midge is my favourite of Barbie's friends/family (OK, close draw with Francie) so I'm excited she's getting a bit of attention for her 50th birthday this year.

Oh, also, I know I've let my Murder Mystery Monday feature fizzle out but the weather's been quite warm and I've just not been in the murder mystery mood. Maybe I can pick it up again if winter ever arrives! I know many of my Northern Hemisphere friends are longing for warmer days - if I could control the weather I'd send some your way. Alas, I cannot. (But I can still dream about it...)

Andi B. Goode


  1. Oooh I love the colour of this dress! looking forward to seeing it properly

  2. that dress looks amazing. can't wait to see it on you! :)

  3. The bag is super cute!Love the design on the canisters too!

  4. Ooohh, what delightfully fun finds! Love the vivid pink popsicle hue of that great dress. Completely agree, new buttons are in order, those ones seem a trifle too small and delicate for such a bold colour.

    ♥ Jessica

  5. Great finds Andi! The dress is gorgeous and you are so right about not paying attention to the measurements on 70s dress labels. They're never the same by today's standards.

    Going from the shot you've posted I think your bag may be 60s?


  6. I love it when that happens! You found some cute things. The bag could be 60s or a 1980s throwback.


  7. Check it out, it's me and my bud Barbie! ;)


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