As promised yesterday, today I’m sharing photos of my purchases from the Love Vintage Show.
I was completely impressed by how many people were there that clearly LOVE vintage as they were in full on vintage mode. Which I totally appreciate, even though it’s not how I approach vintage. The main focus was everything from the Roaring 20s to the Mod 60s and a fair smattering of 70s and 80s added in.
Keeping in mind that as much as I love vintage, I like to incorporate it into a more modern look, there were still about a million and one things I would have loved to own! Not only were there true vintage pieces in price ranges from $50 to $500 but there were a couple of shops that do vintage inspired items that were pretty fantastic too.
Vintage Inspired Cloche Hat
Beautiful Vintage Embroidered Pillow
Purchases from Bruna at Vintage Linens & Collectables
Vintage Pillow, scarf, hankie and brooch
Vintage items from Vintage Linens & Collectables
Vintage Inspired Pin
Red Poodle Pin
Vintage Inspired – Retro Spec’d Dress
Silk vintage inspired dress
Absolutely every purchase at Love Vintage was for me, and only because I wanted it. I know, selfish!
I do love my red cloche hat so when I found a booth that was offering a wide variety of them I tossed between a black one and the brown one. One of the shoppers said she liked the brown one on me best so I took her word for it and that is the one I bought. I’ll have the Fashion Mister get a pic soon, it does look pretty good if I do say so myself. Then there is the silk vintage inspired dress from Retro Spec’d. A beautiful 40s style, cut really well and in a very cute print. I’m thinking it will look great in the Spring with my hot-pink wedges but just as good in the winter with black tights and boots.
You may remember that I bought an Erstwhile brooch for the Fashion Sister from Another Mother late last year. This time around, I couldn’t resist getting the red poodle for myself! It is going to look so adorable with both my vintage black and white polka-dot dress and my grey and red plaid Tommy Hilfiger shift dress.
Lastly I stopped back at Vintage Linens & Collectables to have a good look over what Bruna had with her. I found the gorgeous embroidered pillow that looks lovely in our guest bedroom, a scarf in burgundy and black (for my scarf fetish) and a lovely art-deco brooch which I am going to have to wear to our upcoming Great Gatsby premier. Of course I will find a fair few other ways to wear it as well. I’m thinking it would look great pinned on my red cloche hat. Bruna was such a sweetie and added a pretty American vintage hankie into my purchases.
All in all – a pretty great haul!
I could have spent heaps more but as I need to do a wardrobe cleanse I thought it best to show some restraint with my Love Vintage purchases.
What do you think? Did I do well?
- Love Vintage Show – Melbourne (astimegoesbuy.me)
- The Great Daisy (polkadotsandleopardspots.com)
- How to Wear the Vintage Vibe (astimegoesbuy.me)
- Classic Hits – The Shift Dress (astimegoesbuy.me)
- Lost and Found in Melbourne (astimegoesbuy.me)
- May Vintage Outfit (thevintagecatblog.wordpress.com)
- Great vintage styling (peonyandlace.wordpress.com)