(Wearing a vintage velvet dress from Trademe, vintage school satchel stolen from the costume cupboard, Goldenponies oxfords, a thrifted woolen beret, misc belt and tights and a vintage rose brooch that was a gift from my friend Alex)
My brother and I went for a jaunt around some historical Canterbury homes today, and I wore this amazing vintage dress that I got for cheap on Trademe. Its label says it's 'A Rayana Production' and made in NZ, but I can't find any info on that make at all despite having a couple of dresses in my wardrobe by them, all of similar eras. There are lots of great vintage Kiwi clothing labels that I frequently come across in thrift stores, but the internet seems devoid of information on most of them which is such a shame. Anyway, I can't go past anything velvet and electric blue, but my only gripe with this dress is that the previous owner cut it short and did a truly terrible job of hemming it!
I also went thrifting this morning with my friend Steven and found woolen berets in baby blue, as seen above, and mustard yellow. This brings my beret collection to a veritable rainbow, and on chilly days like today I can barely stand to leave the house without one. Finally, today I handed in my final piece of assessment for the semester, and now only an ash cloud stands between me and drinking pina coladas by the pool in Ho Chi Minh City. Sigh.