Ever since watching Argentinian thriller, The Secrets In Their Eyes, I've had a fancy for a yellow skinny ribbed polo neck, just like Soledad Villamil wore in the 1970s flashbacks.
What was the first thing I spotted at Saturday morning's car boot sale? Yep, the perfect 1970s sweater peeking out from a pile of mediocre high street tee shirts.
If I had a quid for everyone who commented about my groovy colour scheme today I'd be able to buy you all a drink.
|Glitzy owl ring from the gorgeous Em, wooden rectangle ring, made by Mum in the 1960s, middle ring from a car boot sale|
This 1960s copper pendant was another car boot find. Bastard massive, innit?
This humongous 1960s copper hoop earrings were a gift from the rather wonderful Pao.
We've several 1970s rotary dial phones but not a wall-mounted one so Jon was very pleased to snap this one up for £4.
I couldn't resist snaffling this 1970s nylon quilted housecoat. My Mum had a turquoise version when I was growing up.
This daisy trimmed 1960s bridesmaid's dress had a horrible heavy-duty lining and sadly, an even more horrible hole in the skirt. I unpicked the lining and chopped the skirt and now I've a sweet satin mini perfect for Spring. Not bad for 50p!
I snaffled this array of pretty frocks, too. They'll be making their way on to the Kinky Melon rails at this weekend's vintage fairs.
|1970s polo neck (50p, car boot sale), St Michael paisley bell bottoms (part of a 1960s trouser suit from the fabulous Curtise), River Island stack-heeled leather boots (£1.50, Salvation Army), 1960s suede eyelet waistcoat (Xmas present from Liz), 1970s faux tortoiseshell sunglasses (20p car boot sale last year), 1950s leather holdall (40p, jumble sale)|
I was worried we might have forgotten how to buy at a car boot sale, it's been months but we were fine, our rummaging and haggling ability was as good as ever! Here's to a long, dry and sunny Summer so they'll be loads more.
See you soon.