Love Vintage Clothing Sale (Summer 2012)

After working 5 full days straight in my one week off college, I decided to splurge a little at the Love Vintage Clothing Show & Sale today. I must admit, I spent more than I had planned but there were just so many beautiful dresses that I couldn’t just buy one.

The sale began on Friday night and carried on Saturday and Sunday with only a $14 entry fee. Unfortunately, you couldn’t take any photos of the stands but here is one from the Love Vintage Clothing facebook page.

 Imagine about 70 of these stalls. Yep. Overwhelming, isn’t it?

Most people tend to dress vintage for the sale so I decided to be both fashionable and practical. I wore my tiki dress that has an easy zip and I wore ballet flats (instead of heels with a strap like I did last time at the Winter sale).

Dress: by Revival (in Dangerfield) | Cardigan: Review | Shoes: Joanne Mercer |
Belt: in Myer | Glasses: $5 at Paddy’s Markets

The annoying thing I find about vintage is that I seem to always find things that are either too small or too big for me and that things that ARE my size I never tend to be too fond of the fabric design. I took a sneaky photo in the fitting room of me and a 1940s bathing suit that I had to depart with simply because it was swimming on me (pardon the pun).

I thought it was a good price ($140) considering it was 40s and in mint condition.

The GREAT thing about vintage clothing is that when you find something that fits you and you love –  it is as if it is meant to be! I decided to look for a pretty dress to match those nude/yellow heels I bought last month from Nine West and I found so many that match it. The first dress I tried on was simply beautiful (and $225…) and fit me like a tight glove.

I decided that it had to be mine! This is a super quick photo my sister Kylie took of me with the heels on in our garden. I seriously can’t put on any more weight though otherwise it won’t fit me. I might have to limit my cheeseburge intake to 3 per week…

The next purchase was actually from the same store. I couldn’t say no to it. I simply loved the little floral detail on the bust and how there were buttons down the back and on the left side of the dress. Also, the orange on the dress matches my fox necklace.

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Earlier this month I bought a bag from Forever New because it looked almost identical to the $3000 Prada Pyramid frame bag that I posted about back in May.

It’s called the ‘Meryl Frame Bag’ by Forever New which you can buy online.
I don’t really have much in my closet that is pale pink but the bag didn’t come in any other colour so I bought it anyway. The reason why I’m updating y’all about this Prada inspired bag is because today I stopped by the Frou Frou stall and found THIS!It looks familiar, doesn’t it?
It is the same material, size and even has the same clasp as the Meryl Frame Bag but this one has a detachable strap and a zip on the outside. It cost $90 which is $30 more than Forever New but I don’t really care seeing as it’s black and I’ll use it way more than the pastel pink one.

I’m quite content with my three purchases today. I managed to bargain with the dresses because I was buying two from the same store. Instead of paying $420 for both ($225 & $195), I haggled for $350.

Now, please excuse me while I cry as I look at my savings account.
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One response

  1. Ooohh I love everything that you bought – I didn’t actually buy any 40s/50s dresses! Which is surprising! Managed to buy some 70s/80s dresses from Vintage Junkyard though! That yellow/green one fits you perfectly – and if you ever put on weight just cheat with a cincher! 🙂

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