Last week over Easter, I spent my long weekend op-shopping.
The highlight was Surry Hills markets. I’ve been meaning to go there for ages as everyone always raves about the great second hand goodies to be found. Well they were not wrong! I finally had a free Sat at the time of the month they were on and I took home the biggest and best second-hand haul ever!
The jewel of this collection would have to be this little baby though:
Long-term readers of this blog will know of my preoccupation with tribal fabrics: particularly African Wax prints of the variety they sold at the markets in Brixton: where I used to live in London.
Well this dress takes the cake!
Hugely oversized with crazy collar detail, oversized scalloped sleeves and multi-coloured with a metallic finish. This is quite possibly now the loudest article of clothing I own…..and that’s saying something….
On Sundays in Brixton all the African ladies on the way from church would wear something similar….it also brought me to mind of something closer to home.
I think it’s in fact quite reminiscent of something Aussie designers Easton Pearson would come up with. Like this number on Net-a-Porter at the moment:
I’ve teamed it with a yellow belt thrifted from my local Salvos and cute TopShop silver jelly sandals that I also picked up at Surry Hills – for $5! Yay!
Also snagged at the same markets on the same day and solving my problem of women’s shoes (especially vintage ones) never fitting my huge feet:
Vintage leather men’s sandals.
I have a bit of a fixation with men’s footwear at the moment. It’s sooo much comfier! I think these are pretty cute too…