Today it rained. Bah. But I quite like rainy days sometimes. You don't have to feel guilty about wasting a day full of sunshine cuddled up at home or rummaging around shops. I met some girlfriends for brunch and we decided to have a poke around some of the vintage clothing stores in Wellington.
Wellington has a growing number of shops selling vintage clothes, bags and shoes. But most of them aren't cheap and can be quite 'picked over' so you don't always get the best treasures. A lot of them are found on Cuba Street, the arty, bohemian area of town.
We made an excellent start at Recycle Boutique, which is like an eBay kinda shop - they sell your clothes for you with a commission. I spotted a pink and grey over sized blazer on the vintage rail but couldn't see a price and assumed it must be expensive as it was such a beauty and was still on the rail (it was a Saturday afternoon and the shop was rammed so I thought someone would have snapped it up if it was affordable).
After I walked past it again, I had another look and noticed the tag was on the back - it was $30 but had a red dot on it. Red dots = half price!!! WOW! I swiftly made my way to the changing rooms!
Then we went on to a couple of cute independent shops before visiting the Fringe Market. Here I bought a silk scarf and two lace doilies for $5. I received a great craft book for my birthday and one of the projects I'm keen to do in there involves a LOT of doilies. So here is the first of my collection - it may take me some time as so far it's taken me two months to hunt out those!
|The scarf is for another online craft swap|
Missy's Room. This is an amazing shop for vintage dresses galore! I sneakily took a few snaps as I wasn't sure if I was allowed, so couldn't get pics of all of the fabulous things in there!
|Trinkets, scarves and bags|
|I love the patterns in vintage clothing!|
|This blouse was lovely :)|
|My poor wet tootsies!!|
|I found myself another pinstriped jacket. Yes I'm a fan of them!|
|Looks terrible with this outfit but it has potential no!?|
|I'm a nautical fan!|
PS You may notice I've dyed my hair a darker brown! I'm quite liking it - though it was damp and rain-poufed today! ;)