Remember I mentioned a gorgeous vintage outfit I found earlier???
Well here she is
Whenever I have to go the the "big" towns for supplies I always drop into their local op shops for a spy. Last week did not dissapoint!
I found this gorgeous wiggle dress and matching bolero in one of my favourite Wangaratta op shops. I didn't see it at first as I usually make a bee line to the linen section in search of vintage floral but on this day as I was about to pay for a pile of sheets I heard (ever so quietly) the op shop vintage frock fairies whisper "Dee - look up"
and so I did as I was told and
here was the most stunning fabric I had ever laid my eyes on!
I lunged at the dress rack before anyone could claim it as theirs and swooned.
When I realised it was not only a dress but also a matching bolero as well my heart skipped a beat!
Handmade with metal teeth zipper on the side - I'm guessing 1950's era???
It is a size 2-4 which means I will NEVER fit it in a gazillion years even if I eat lettuce and exercise like a demon but hey
who gives a rats - right?
I HAD to have her.
And she really is tiny, my 12 year old fits it apart from filling out the bust area
and I can't even get her over my smallest of dress mannequins!
BUT, she is pinned to the said mannequin and has pride of place in my living area at present.
She has most certainly been a great source of inspiration this week!
(more of that later)
I have christened her
in honour of my Nana who always looked sensational and was a very stylish lady with Champagne tastes and a weakness for shopping.
My mum said she can remember Nan wearing dresses similar to this as a young woman.
thank you Nana Maisie
for passing on some (not many - but some) of your genes!
Maisie in the paisley (that kind of rhymes)
2nd from right
with all her sisters circa 1970s
(there were 4 brothers too)
I'd have loved to have seen a colour version of this photo. Bet those prints were gorgeous!
Hope you have fab weekend plans