In recognition of National Second Hand Day I thought I would share my latest find.
We have been invited to a ‘gangsters and molls’ birthday party next weekend so I have been looking for something suitable to wear. A 1920s ‘flapper ‘ style is probably not the most flattering for my shape, so I had in mind a more 1930s vintage look.
I found a great dress in one of the charity shops in Banbury- it’s a bias cut, drape-y soft floral print with a fluted skirt and short sleeves. When I got home and looked at the label it turned out to be 100% silk chiffon. Only £8.00. I was chuffed to bits!
In a different charity shop, I picked up a (brand new with tags) little fake-fur collar for under £2.00 which gave the outfit a glamorous 1930s feel. I already have some navy blue shoes and a little beaded bag which will go, so I am all sorted. Martin has a navy pinstripe suit which we will ‘gangster up’ with a white tie and a fedora.
I might try and make a little hair band with a brooch – I have been looking at wigs on e bay, what do you think?