Things I love in clothing: bows, hearts, flowers, polka dots, and not to forget decorative buttons. You know - those buttons that have no other purpose than to look cute. So when I found this little number on sale in Melbourne in August, it was in a word... mine!
Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately for our bank account), New Zealand doesn't have the store Dangerfield yet. Although I'm not wild about everything they stock, they do tend to focus quite a lot on vintage-inspired clothing. This dress by Revival is a prime example. Although I love op-shopping, I also like going into a store and knowing that they have the same dresses in several sizes. I have also just discovered that Dangerfield has an online shop; given what that shop could do to our bank balance, my oh-so-witty husband commented that it has quite an appropriate name. :)
Cardigan: Quick Brown Fox
Another purchase from my trip to Melbourne in August. I had been searching high and low for a red cropped cardigan, and actually gasped when I saw this one in QFB, another Australian brand. I miss Australian shops, sigh. Uh-oh - they also have an online shop. Oh no! Anyway, the cardigan was kind of over our budget, so my mum very kindly bought it for me, and it has been a staple of my wardrobe ever since.
Don't you just love the buttons? So much fun. And the material of the dress is a kind of thick spandexy, raylon stuff, meaning it is very comfortable.
And most importantly of all: the shoes! There is a very good reason why I should never shop during my lunch break at work, namely because it ends up with me falling head over heels in love with a pair of shoes (pun intended). I had to suppress a squeal when I saw these. They were on sale, they were one of two pairs in the country, and with a little persuasion of my husband, they were mine! Aren't they the cutest shoes you've ever seen? *sigh* So in love.
Until next time :)