I could not help myself. I was consumed with getting out and indulging in a little op shopping. I jumped on the internet to search for a community based op shop. I had very recently scoured through my own local so was ready for a fresh new unexplored by me op-shop. I found one in Whittlesea. So into my little car I jumped and off I went on my merry way and no doubt blew a few carbon credits up along the way, as well!
Boy is that a dangerous little op shop!!! There are no Salvos prices here. I came across a pair of bootleg Wrangler jeans, my favourite, for the grand price of $2.50. I just about fell over. They are in great condition and will wear for many more years yet.
I also snagged a lovely crisp white linen Country Road shirt for $3.00. Again, someone pick me up off of the floor and don´t worry about calling an ambulance!
My third little find was a floor length Anthea Crawford black evening skirt for the outrageous sum of $3.00. I have no idea why I even purchased this skirt, but I have a weak spot for anything black and this lovely skirt has a gorgeous fall and floats beautifully when worn. I could I NOT buy it?
This little shop is underpriced, or perhaps, I have simply become immune and used to the higher prices at other opportunity shops.
My little pre-Bowen session op jaunt last week yielded a really nice corduroy jacket for (and I am cringeing a little here) $9.00 and a lovely winter weight flared skirt for $8.00, both from Chelsea Design. Not that I am a label shopper, but the fabrics are just lovely.
Between the two little forays I garnered some really fantastic pieces of clothing. The linen shirt and the black skirt will accompany me on a holiday in the tropics later this year. I love travelling with linen in the tropics. It always looks classy, travels well and breathes beautifully.
I am an out loud and proud op shopper. I have never been a trendy dresser, but I can dress with style for a fraction of the price.