A Vintage Disaster
Dress - Vintage 1950s/1960s “Embassy” dress - Victor and the Mature Vintage Sale
Bag - Vintage NOS “Glomesh” bag - c/o Over The Top Vintage
Hat - Vintage 1950s straw pillbox - JLVintage
Shoes - Vintage 1980s “Bally” shoes - I Love Vintage
So my vintage meetup was a disaster. A friend of mine came along, and basically she was the only one (+ me and boyfriend) there. The lovely bloggers Tim and Jesse showed up a few hours laters (I didn’t know they were still showing up), and I missed them by about an hour. Gutted. Many couldn’t make it for various reasons, and it stormed in the morning, so I guess more people couldn’t be bothered. I think I will leave it to others to organise meetups. So if you’re keen on attending one, check out Old Hat group.
Wanting to make sure that I didn’t leave anyone out, I hung around for a bit - chatting to some Sydney Antique Centre sellers and trying on beautiful pieces. I actually purchased a gorgeous 1930s velvet/rhinestones hat to match my 1930s velvet/rhinestones dress, a piece I’ve been saving for the cold weather. But that’s for another post - let’s talk about my outfit.
This shift dress is the piece I picked up at Victor and The Mature sale, a beautiful Australian “Embassy” dress. I found out from blogger/seller Bess Georgette that these dresses used to be sold in Coles (a supermarket line here in Australia) and this is the fun article she recently wrote about these dresses. Can you imagine if you can still buy these dresses in Coles? Hmmm… I spend too much time grocery-shopping already I might never leave!!
My accessories are all first-timers on the blog, but I know they’ll make more appearances in the future. Especially my gorgeous gorgeous bling-bling of GloMesh clutch. It’s just perfect with my new vintage Bally heels with the brown and gold colors. Don’t you just love it when pieces just accidentally match each other? Or are you one of those wise ones that only buy things that match existing pieces in your wardrobe and build your collection that way? I have to admit I should probably think about how I will wear a piece before buying it, but I often go “ugh, I love it. Life is too short.”