Sunday, 29 June 2008

This Is....

My favourite Op Shop (charity) find:


A Karen Millen skirt which cost a death defying ..... £5.00!

I love Karen Millen clothes but I have never found anything I can either fit into, or that I could afford, or that wasn't damaged (by someone else trying to fit into the impossibly proportioned things!) .. However, I found this skirt recently in a charity shop and liked it before I saw the label because it reminded me of the pin-up style girls in old Elvis films, with wiggle skirts and pencil dresses to kill. This one looks like a "Blue Hawaii" or similar. I used to love watching the Elvis films when I was a little girl (daughter of a die hard Elvis fan) and so decided to revisit this pastime recently. How very very disappointing! Even the lovely dresses couldn't tempt me to keep watching.


Thank you to Angela at Three Buttons for letting me join in, and also to Lino Forest for this week's theme.

4 comments:

jennyflower said...

Aloha you tropical slinky beasty! Yes have been away and now home and grumpy! Great find, well done you.x

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That is a great skirt, very fun! Oh and I haven't forgotten about looking for some fabric for you either... it's just taking me a little longer than I though.

Lesley said...

What a fab find! I used to love the Elvis films too but maybe I won't bother revisiting them after all!
Glad your girls are settling in ok - Minx was sitting in the pen with our chickies at 7 o'clock this morning!!
xx

AnnieB said...

oooh, that's lovely...fab and wiggley...thanks for letting me know that the elvis movies won't withstand a viewing now...would have hated to shatter my illusions...