Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Spring In My Step.......



What a beautiful day!!!
Now it finally feels like spring I thought an outfit post necessary.
I bought these little blue leather shoes last week for under $5 from an op-shop. I remember when these were out in the 80's. The brand is "bon-bons" and I wouldn't have been caught dead wearing them back in the day because they were not from a store named "Succhi". I adored that place and wish it was still in existence or better yet, I had kept even one pair of shoes from there. Maybe one day a pair will pop up at a market, ebay or op-shop. One can only hope!@#
The belt comes from an op-shop a few years back - It's made in Western Germany, the belt buckle is made using a process called decoupage - where you find a groovy picture then proceed to cover it with layers of laquer. I've never tried it myself - requires some patience waiting for the layers to dry.
The skirt was originally an A-Line wrap around, I stitched the ends together then added elastic around the waist.
The tie-dyed 'Freda' top, you've seen in previous posts and quite possibly will see again.
Black Wrap Around Top - from my friend Carolina who purchased it from 'Marks and Spencer'
Blue Shoes - 'Bon Bons' Op - Shop
Necklace -A beautiful silver Owl necklace from my man for my birthday last week. You cannot see but I will try and capture a clear image for a future post with the rest of my birthday swag.

5 comments:

Taryn "Skinny Genes" B. said...

Those shoes make a daring statement...and only 5$ to make a statement? what a deal!

daywalker said...

Yeah, I love 'em, thanks :)

Annie said...

Wow, close-up of belt, plz!

Amelia said...

oooh, i remember succhi! I was wondering if you knew about Melbourne's collaborative op shopping blog 'I op therefore I am'

http://melb-opshopping.blogspot.com/

there are links there to maps and addresses of Melbourne's op shops. let me know if you are interested in joining.

regards, Amelia

SOS! said...

I love the brogues. I have similar ones in baby pink!