July 8, 2009

Country Town Vintage

Okay so the first thing I have to say to my followers is I haven't left you! I know my posts have been few and far between of late and for this I am sorry. I've been travelling through north Queensland painting the towns red with some girls from work.

If you asked me two weeks ago "What's the first thing you think of when you hear 'country town'?" I would have answered: Dust, bogans, pubs and trailor trash. Ask me again today and I answer with: Perfect sunsets, warm weather, new friends and the biggest untapped supply of vintage clothing... ever.

The thing with big cities is every hipster on the planet has already had their go at the vintage stores and it's hard to find something amazing AND cheap. The thing with the country is that the lower economic foundations of most towns means majority of the stores are thrift stores. That, and the most you'll pay for an item is around the $5 mark.

Here are some outfit posts via social snaps from the trip:

Bundaberg floral Lifeline blouse $0.30 and eBay bitallion boots

Hervey Bay Lifeline blouse $5, borrowed Agent99 bikeshorts, eBay bitallion boots.

I also picked up a few silk scarves, a kahki and white lace blazer, snakeskin print pants, John Lennon-esque sunglasses and the cutest Daisy Duke highwaisted shorts in the world. Oh, and I got a tattoo. More photos to come soon!


trigg and trig. said...

you look beautiful!!
nice job shopping.. sticking to your diet i see.

Emma said...

dude I am so jealous. god I miss queensland :(

Anonymous said...

GASP!!! a tattoo???
of what i wanna know please

MartiniOnTheRocks said...

i am jelaous too... here in my town, the secondhandshops are so expensive!!u cant buy anything under 5 €... and that sucks.... but i think everyone now wants to macke some money with that vintage flow....

cool blog BTW

michellehendra said...

you're pretty.. :))) and i just love the way you smileee :)


JULIA said...

you look cuuute, and i agree. thankyou to all those old people who donate large leopard print shorts.

oriwa said...

wow. floral blouse! somebody got lucky!