Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cheeky Legs!


This is what I wore to the Art of Elegance Fair on the weekend. I am particularly loving this gorgeous 50s handpainted Mexican skirt. It's deadstock and was quite cheap on Etsy, I don't think the seller quite knew the treasure she had.



The skirt has painted Senoritas with little 3D flippable skirts which show off their legs! Aycarumba!






My lucite purse was a bargain from eBay for $35. It's swirled tortoiseshell which is a fabulous color that goes with anything. My jewellery (you may have to click on pics to see them better) is a 1940s sterling silver Mexican set in green stone. I got the bracelet with matching earrings on Etsy for $30.

 I am a bargain finding QUEEN!



The hair flower was made by Steve El'Roca, or Uncle Fezter as he is known by us flower ho's.



Lurex Top: Freddies of Pinewood
Skirt: Etsy
Shoes: Modcloth
Hair Flower: Uncle Fezter
Lucite purse: eBay

24 comments:

  1. you always have the best finds! Your outfit is great. Beautiful flowers too, I love how everything kinda belongs together but so easily transfered to another out-fit tomorrow... Know what I mean?

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    1. MIx and matches are a MUST. But I have been known to buy a hat just for one dress...but not very often.

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  2. I think this may be my favorite outfit that I have seen on you. It's so sassy!

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  3. You look great! What a great find! I've been wanting a vintage Mexican skirt but they are so expensive. I always have the hope of finding one at some garage sale.

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    1. The hope of finding one in Oz cheap is impossible, so the best I hope for are cheap auction starts on ebay and then hope noone else bids on it!

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  4. Amazing! That skirt is to die for. I don't know how you find such great bargains, but I'd love it if you'd share some of your shopping mojo with me! :) I love the black and green flowers, too, I've been making my own and those are very inspiring.

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    1. I will have to write a post on bargain hunting! The main thing is to know your subject and look everyday for examples for sale. You learn pretty quickly whicj item is worth what money.

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  5. I NEED one of those flowers!! Wow!! Do you email him to get one?

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    1. Hey Esz, Steve has dedicated sale days where he lists a batch of flowers and u have to be on Facebook when it starts to put a DIBS n the one u want! He gives advanced notice but I very rarely get the chance to own some! Sign up for his FB updates.

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  6. What a great outfit, and great bargains to boot!

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  7. You have an uncanny knack for finding amazing pieces, my dear, and this stellar 1950s skirt is no exception. You look fantastic and like you were having a total blast whirling in circles.


    ♥ Jessica

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    1. It's not a regular occurence tho deae Jessica, if only I was blessed with evceryday bargains......I would save so much money!

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  8. Oh, oh... I love it all. If you watch and watch and wait you get the most AMAZING bargains on etsy and ebay. Great work. xx

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  9. What deals! What steals! That skirt is amazing enough, but with the little flip-up skirts it's completely over-the-top fabulous.
    That handbag was truly a steal...I can't believe you got it for so cheap.
    A super-cute outfit!!

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  10. Oh Steve makes the BEST hair arrangements!

    Love your Mexican Skirt. What a beauty!

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  11. I love a twirly skirt! Beautiful :)

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  12. You are so adorable - no one could wear that skirt like you do.
    What a hair flower! wow!

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  13. What a neat element of the skirt! I love when things are detailed like that!

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