Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Beaded Bargain

Just a post to show you the most beautiful, and unbelievable, bargain find. I challenge anybody out there to find something this perfect for THREE POUND. I actually kid you not. You probably don't believe me, but I'm telling you now, this fully beaded, silk lined dress, with built in breast cups, thigh split and stunning back detail, cost me the princely sum of £3.
As you can see, it fits like a glove (ok perhaps it was a little tight after my 3 course meal...), I wore it to The Boyf's final year Law Ball 2 weeks ago, at Manchester Town Hall, which was concidentally fell on our 5 year anniversary <3 A beautiful night. It only cost £8 to get dry cleaned too, haha. 
Where did I find this beauty... 'Mr Ryan's Famous Second-Hand Store' on Oldham Street, Manchester. Otherwise known as 'everything £3 or less'. It is a big airy, damp room, that I think smells like dead people, full of old sweaty football shirts and the like. I personally can only spend a max of 10 mins in there. In amongst the old stained Fruit of the Loom t-shirts, there it was.
Dress - 'Vintage' - £3
Shoes - Next
Hair Clip - Primark - £2
Bag - Accesorize
I do not want to mis-lead you. I have never found anything I want in that store. Until that fateful day. It is not full of vintage treasures, and £3 is usually way over-priced for the crap you see in there.

It did have a tiny stain at the hem.. which the dry cleaner identified as blood and promptly removed (someone probably died in this dress.. but for £3 I couldn't care less haha) and a tiny 1/2 centimetre rip to the sheer overlay at the bottom (most likely where someones high heel got caught on it) but you couldn't really see it.
Back detail
Jealous much?

VW x


Anonymous said...

Voni this dress is amazing && you look so incredibly beautiful! Like seriously, elegant & classic like an old film star ha xo.



Marga said...

Oh my god!! I'm so jealouss!!! So pretty :) I'm following you :) xoxoxo Marga