And man, did we shop! No flea market, pop-up bazaar, retro fair and vintage clothes shop in the Digbeth area of the city was safe from our rummaging and any plans for food and drink were left firmly by the wayside in our frenzy for a retro fix.
Here's Jo rocking her to-die-for 1960s newspaper print mini she's had for years.
Annie in a fabulously shaggy gilet.
And me in my worn-so-many-times-it's-almost-welded-to-my-back fake fur jacket. I'm linking this to Patti's Visible Monday as yesterday's outfit got lots of love.
(To non-Brummies this is The Jam tribute wall downstairs at Urban Village).
Cow Vintage is very 1980s-orientated but we found some cool stuff, including this sweet California-made 1970s mini dress Jo bought.
|I got lots of inspiration for my next stall layout from browsing Mister Bird's Emporium.|
So much retro, so little time! After a solid five hours of shopping we said our goodbyes to Jo and braved the City's German Market crowds and the torrential rain for a dash to the pub and a restorative pale ale (or three). Annie had time to meet the gang before hopping on the bus back home.
The lads look like they'd carefully co-ordinated their outfits. Watch out, Mumford and Sons, the Walsall Posse are threatening to out-tweed you.
That's us relatively sober.
And this is Liz and I a couple of bottles of wine and a South American dinner later.
Here's yesterday's purchases, a 1930s-looking hand-sewn rayon maxi dress.
ILGWU label Gadar of New York 1950s playsuit, Colin Glascoe psychedelic 1960s tunic, 1970s poppy print maxi, original Glam Rock platform boots, 1970s lilac crushed velvet jacket, 1960s patriotic patent belt.
Talk about a bargain, nothing cost over a tenner!
Hope you've had fabulous weekends, too.
Thank you so very much for your kind words and messages about my last post, you truly rock and I promise to get back and reply to you all as soon as I can.