|Vintage Stella McCartney $180|
|Vintage Gianni Versace on Etsy $500|
|My jacket $25|
I spotted the fabric below, the very morning after admiring this gorgeous little number above, on my Net-a-Porter email, and falling in love with it, but not with the price tag of $3,150.
I think it's close enough, and a simpler little jacket to make, cannot be imagined. I'll line it to give it some body and structure. I know that D&G used tulips too, and this is poppies, but hey...the colourway is so similar, who cares? This fabric is actually a quilters panel, so again, use your imagination, and keep your eyes peeled and your mind open!
What are your preferred wardrobe colours? Do you like prints? If so, do you prefer florals, geometrics, vintage style prints? Do you lean towards the tiny print, or the oversized graphic style like my poppies? That's the sort of silly nuts and bolts stuff you need to know about yourself, whether you're op-shopping or not. That's what prevents you from making mistake purchases that look good on the hanger, but perhaps not on YOU.
I am a connoisseur of what suits ME. Do you know what looks best on you?
I'll share some of my more recent op shop purchases over the next few days. I'll show you where I found inspiration, and how you too, can beat the retailers at their own game.
Have you made any fabulous Op Shop finds lately?
Remember that Five Star Frou-Frou is now a never ending linkup, with a feature each and every time I post.
Todays feature is from Lynn at Quaker Hill Farm. Lynn's mouthwatering post had me longing for blackberry season here. We call them mulberries and for the first time in 40 years, I have not one, but two mulberry trees bearing little hard green fruits, waiting to ripen into plump luscious berries!
....Love ya, Mimi....