15 July, 2010

My six dollar vintage skirt - bargain!

I discovered a lovely grey/blue vintage skirt at my local op-shop last week for a whole $6! It has a lovely centre pleat in it which is quite flattering on my wide-ish hips. It does not have a tag in it, so perhaps is home-made, but I would say it is early 1970's (?). I also bought a similar, more-heavily pleated Sportscraft skirt at the same op-shop which is lovely - it was my lucky day!

This skirt is perfect to wear grocery shopping and for all my other errands during the day. It could easily be worn to work as well. It is lovely, good quality wool which is very warm, but not scratchy (I find some wools to be scratchy - yuch)

I teamed it with a nice pale pink cardi I bought (on special) from Laura Ashley a few seasons ago. I emphasise 'on special' as when I do buy contemporary clothing (which is rarely these days) I refuse to pay full-price - the quality is just not good enough to warrant that - but I do think sale-priced Laura Ashly can be good (particularly the cardigans).

A close - up of the pretty frilling on the cardigan. Very soft and feminine.

Outfit details:
vintage woollen skirt op shop/thrifted $6!
cardigan Laura Ashley - a few seasons ago
grey polka dot tights op shop $1
shoes Sandler - Myer - few seasons ago