Thursday, 25 November 2010



This dress was another find from my recent dig for treasure ... It was a $10 find, which almost never happens these days! It's early 50's, hand painted with red velvet flocking. It's a seriously intense dress, but I think I'm up for the challenge! The shoes, socks and glasses were all gathered secondhand during the same week. The glasses were 50c, and are really heavy 60's coke bottle glasses. And yes, before you ask, I am going to put my own prescription in them!

• Pink flocked 50's dress, opshopped for $10
• Burgundy cable-knit socks, deadstock, opshopped for 75c
• 60's glasses, opshopped for 50c
• 70's oxford, opshopped for $2.50

rosie & i

Can you see my puppy dog in the bottom of the photograph? Her name is Rosie, and she is the sweetest thing:


It just wouldn't be a Pony and Pink blog post without a photograph of me looking like a stunned mullet! i think one of my dogs was doing something strange at the time, and I was staring at him, aghast.

Glasses detail:



thatdamngreendress said...

Rosie is smiling! Sweet- I love smiley dogs.

that dress is wild- I love fun finds like that. It gets harder and harder as the thrift stores fill up with recent 'fast fashion'. Can you imagine what thrift stores in the 80s must have been? So many 50's and sixties items, real leather purses...delicious.

Andi B. Goode said...

Ooh, wow, that's such a great find! What an amazing dress. Looks fantastic on you, too.
-Andi x

Rai said...

Ah, gorgeous! I adore 50s dresses but vintage is waaayy too expensive for me c:

E is for Eleanor said...

That dress is beautiful! What a fantastic find you lucky girl! Very jealous :)

sacramento said...

I have just found your blog, what a find!!!!Love it so much that it is going straight to my blogroll.
Enjoy the weekend.
Un abrazo from Spain.

wardrobeexperience said...

amazing finds! this dress looks so amazing... i didn't liked pink very much the past years - but your dress makes me think about this colour again...

Georgia Rose said...

Oh my god... I think your blog is my new favourite. I adore your style and it's so nice and interesting to see a blogger say 'opshop'! I say 'thrifting' in entries because my stats say most of my readers are from outside of Aus and NZ.

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

gorgeous neckline on the dress!

Best Hair Wax said...

I can't believe your pink dress is only $10. It's so pretty! Looks stunning on you. By the way, I love the way you styled your hair during this day. It suits you very well and it's perfect for you pretty pink dress.

SAMANTHA said...

fabulous find! i love treasure hunting for vintage dresses!


Phily ☆ said...

I just found you and i love you already. This is the sort of dress i'd pick out of a rail, but it wouldnt look anywhere near as good on me. and i love your glasses, they totally change the feel of the outfit into something quirky. Fab.

Now time to read back into your posts, thats my evening sorted :) x