I spotted this t-shirt in a charity shop because of the groovy 1960s-inspired flower power print and embroidery.
I'm not particularly bothered about t-shirts usually, but they are useful for pairing with a maxi skirt in the summer.
This one is actually by Desigual, a brand name only familiar to me through other bloggers. A quick look at their website shows that their cheapest t-shirt is £50. Who pays fifty quid for a t-shirt, however colourful?
Not me, that's for sure - mine cost £1.99.
And as it happens, that's not a maxi skirt, they're giant palazzo pants, made from a cut-down 1960s jumpsuit.
T-shirt, denim jacket, sunglasses, necklace and bangles - charity shopped
1960s giant pants - Ebay, altered by me
Sandals - retail (sale)
My local hospice charity shop now has a Vintage Corner, usually a sign that the prices will be hiked up, but thankfully they are still reasonable.
I saw a Gunne Sax maxi dress for a tenner a while back, but didn't buy it because it was both filthy and tiny. There has been a 1960s wedding dress and veil (£15) sitting on the rail for weeks (also very small - they probably belonged to the same person).
These 1970s beauties were a fiver apiece. And since they aren't tiny, they fit me, hurray!
And it was in the rummage basket in Vintage Corner that I found the 1960s orange/yellow floral sheet above...
...which is now a dress!
I still need to hem it, so I will show you the finished article next time.
It isn't neat, or polished, or anything resembling perfect, but it is identifiable as a frock, complete with darts, facings, and a zip!
Here is Willow, snoozing in the washing basket, thereby demonstrating why most clothes in this house are covered in cat hair...
...and if a cat's expression could say Fuck off, I'm trying to sleep here, then that's pretty much the message from Charlie.
I saw this cutie in Vintage Corner too;
a 1960s painting on velvet.
I resisted, but I'm not quite sure how...
Hope everyone is having a great week!