Last week I had to drive Dave to work mid morning. It's a 45 minute round trip so I decided to make it worth my while. First I rewarded the chauffeur by taking myself to San Churro for hot chocolate (REAL hot chocolate - there is no substitute!) and churros with caramel dipping sauce. Really, that probably would have been enough of a reward in itself, but I decided to take myself to the three op shops near his office. First up was the fairly new Smith Family op shop which is massively overpriced. Like ridiculously so. I would have bought myself a pair of men's Gap oxford shoes if they weren't $38 (I googled and I could buy them brand new for $41!). I did however buy 2 Judy Blume books (turns out I already had them with different covers - do'h), 10 zippers and this dress.
I really loved the fabric, the neckline and the sleeves, and it's fully lined. But I really didn't like the high waistline. It made the dress feel like a big sack and wasn't flattering at all. After pondering it for the afternoon I realised the gathered waistband wasn't gathered after all - it had pleats! So I sewed them down, wore a belt lower than the seam and now it's so much better!
I bought this sweet brooch from a girl I follow on Instagram. It's made from a vintage puzzle piece. So adorable!
And these are my new shoes from Modcloth. Unfortunately they're a bit small. They're wearable, just not for days involving lots of walking.
They do go perfectly with my jacket tho. :D
Dress - Op shop (it's a unknown Asian brand)
Jacket - Material Pleasures second-hand clothing store (Caroline K Morgan)
Belt - Yes Style
Brooch - Butter and Buntings
Shoes - Modcloth
I got a few other pieces of clothing in Vinnies and Salvos that day so I'll share them here soon!