November 7, 2009

The Secret Boater

I have a friend who is equally obsessive over buying clothes second hand so yesterday we decided to hijack the car and pull over at every second hand store we saw. We discovered a mountain of new thrift stores; some over priced, some under priced and some stocked up with just plain trash. After about four hours of raping and pillaging every op-shop on the east side of the city we thought hitting the local Lifeline megastore would be a great idea before heading home for a spot of boutique beer, sun and basking in our purchases.

One the way to our thrifter's dream store, I made a wrong turn that would eventuate into the best wrong turn I've ever made. To sum up what we found in a few words: I would have to say it's a thrifter's wet dream.

There was more vintage than you could poke a stick at and soon enough we were sprinting circles around the newly-discovered warehouse with piles of the cheapest authentic vintage pieces I've ever seen. My partner in crime (who writes for my FSU blog) cameaway with the most drool-worthy studded and fringed vintage leather vest with all original buttons and badges. I nearly fell over in the hat section and for those of you who are familiar with my obsession with boater hats, had to decide between one that is identical to two I already own, and one with flowers and a faded old ribbon. The former was so crisp and uniformed yet the latter had so much character and charm. I had to have it.

We never made it to the megastore, but along the way we found one of our own.




11 comments:

jessica said...

its like finding a vintage atlantis !!
amazing ♥

fuschiaaa said...

The vintage where I live sucks- jealous!!

Fashion Chalet said...

florals, vests, dresses and leather = YUM. <3





x

The Stylemaster said...

WHERE IN BRISBANE IS THIS GEM OF A PLACE?!

M I A N N said...

It's a secret I will never tell! I swore my friend to an oath.

unocosa said...

love the floral dress ... and biker vest, xx

JULIA said...

jealous

Lilee said...

nice blog, omg that vest is hot!

Jowy said...

THAT BOATER IS GORGEOUS!

One Love,
Jowy
www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

angie Leopold said...

such a pretty hat and floral dress ♥

Fashlynable said...

I LOVE that hat. Seems like the perfect hat for making people happy as soon as they put it on.