Blouse: Dorothy Perkins
Skirt: Vintage via Bombshell Vintage
Shoes: I Love Billy
A month or so ago I was invited to the super special launch of the plus size vintage boutique Bombshell Vintage.
Yeah, you read that right. PLUS SIZE VINTAGE. Plus sizes are hard enough to find in Australia, plus size VINTAGE is virtually impossible, because it seems that the moment anyone spots a larger size vintage frock on the racks of their local vintage shop they snatch it up, hem to crotch length, and add a 16″ elasticised waist.
Lucky for us, sometimes Kate gets in first, and brings the unadulterated items to her shop in Clifton Hill. She also offers bespoke reproduction dresses and and suits for the extraordinarily reasonable price of $100.
At the opening I was especially lucky to score this amazing wool pencil skirt. The colours caught my eye first, then the thick, nubbly fabric. I think once upon a time it was handmade – there’s no label, and it has that wonderful home-made feel to it – but it could have actually been made for me it fits so well.
There’s such a myriad of colours in the print that it will go with pretty much anything, but I’ve picked my habitual mustard today.
If you live in – or are visiting – Melbourne consider giving Kate a shout-out (Bombshell Vintage is open by appointment only) and you might be surprised by what you find.
I am so in love with that skirt! It seems like a piece that would look totally different depending on what you put with it.
Yeah, the other guests at the launch threw a few suggestions out there, so you’ll probably be seeing it a bit this winter!
I LOVE this whole ensemble. Looking at your blog always makes me smile 🙂
Thanks Marion, that makes me glad 🙂
One of my favourite outfits of yours, you look absolutely lovely! The colour scheme is gorgeous and perfect for Autumn <3
Thanks, Elyse! It’s nice hat autumn’s finally hit, huh?
That skirt is beautiful. I know what you mean about plus size vintage. I wish we had somewhere like that in my neck of the woods x
Sometimes you can find awesome stuff on eBay or Etsy, but it’s SUCH a hunt!
I love that you decided to play up the yellow in the skirt–I can never find a yellow I like for myself, so love to see other people rocking it. It’s a great find, and you look lovely!
Thanks, Liz. I didn’t wear it for years and years (same with green!) then one day: sudden cravings for it!
Another reason to try and convince my husband to move to Melbourne!
It’s a pretty awesome town 😉
That skirt makes me so happy! What a great find!
Thanks Lynne, I was delighted!
I just wolf-whistled at my computer screen. Feminist fail, but seriously, what an outfit!
LOL, thanks, Meg 🙂
Love the colours in the skirt – and the mustard cardie!
Thankyou! Mustard’s such a good trans-seasonal colour 🙂
Love it! I have bought some plus size vintage from http://www.damselvintage.com.au – she gets some gorgeous stuff!
Oooh, good link – thanks for that, Brooke, I’ll keep ’em bookmarked