Saturday, 2 March 2013

$4 Vintage Dresses / Science Fiction #2

I found this dress in a "Thank You Mart" in Osaka for.. wait for it.. $4 (that's 390). And I feel like a prairie princess wearing it. The collar is perfectly over-the-top and it also features a gorgeous v-shaped (google tells me "basque" is the technical term) waistline.
I always feel a little bit rude bragging about my thrift store finds (but not enough to stop me doing it haha), because it's not exactly like you can click a link and buy the same dress if you like it. So, while these aren't exactly $4 thrift store finds, here's a list of my favourite etsy stores who also do vintage on the cheap. (I see way too many shops that get away with selling vintage for hundreds of dollars. That isn't for me. $30 max is what I'll pay for a really nice, second-hand dress!)

dress - Thank You Mart (vintage)
socks - c/o Sock Dreams
shoes - Shoe Store in Tokyo
Headband - Claire's (Japan)

If you all recall, back in January I wrote about the books that I was currently reading - which all happened to be of the Science Fiction genre because I am somewhat of a gigantic nerd. I just wanted to do a quick update on the books I've read lately - and I should also note that I highly recommend them all.
'In the year 2000 all household tasks will be carried out by robots...' Image Source
Firstly, in January I wrote that I was reading WWW.Wake by Robert Sawyer. I read the whole series, and I really liked it, even if it was a little far-fetched in parts. The main character is a blind-from-birth teenage girl/blogger who is the first recipient of an experimental implant which allows her to see, but which also inadvertently plugs her brain into the internet and leads to her discovering an artificial intelligence on the web.

Other good books I have read in the past two months:
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (cyborg Cinderella story, aw yeah!)
Wired and Amped by Douglas E. Richards
Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan

Have you guys read any good books lately? I would love to know, as I took on board some recommendations from last time and they were spectacular (but unfortunately I was never able to find a few! :( Darn amazon!)

24 comments:

  1. thats is a gorgeous dress, for 4 dollars, an amazing find!! Love that type of collars, makes it so special!! Great find.
    I am the same, no way I would spend more that 30$ on a second hand garment! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

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    1. Oh and by the way, I am currently reading "Life of Pi" and i am loving it! :)

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  2. That dress is stunning, miss :)

    thelittlejennywren.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. such a pretty dress! lucky you :-)

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  4. I love your dress!!!! and shoes:) Beautiful look:) I greet and I invite you to my blog:)

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  5. I remember Osaka as having such amazing shopping - was the store in Ame-mura?

    I'm having a Benefit cosmetics giveaway on my blog at the moment, would love for you to take a look!

    Jo x
    www.woobered.com

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    1. Yeeeep! The one and only! In fact this was inside big step:)

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  6. Love the dress! Don't worry about showing of your thrift finds, I love looking at the great pieces people find for cheap :D

    I recommend Pattern Recognition by William Gibson. Though as a sci fi nerd, you have probably read it already XD

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    1. actually I've only read neuromancer! Thanks heaps for the recommendation!

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  7. Love Thank You Mart! I've found so many bargains there.
    The Bas Lag series by China Miéville is a good sci-fi/steampunk series and John Wyndham's good for some old-school sci-fi. More of a fantasy nerd myself :-)

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  8. Wow, those shoes and that dress are such a cool combination! I love it :) I've been reading Lord of the Rings lately (the last person in the world to read it) but the last really good sci-fi I read was this HUGE, like, 900 page collection of every Arthur C. Clarke story. Soo good. x

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  9. What a great combination with that dress and shoes! My sci if recommendation is always Octavia Butler's Dawn. I'm so excited to learn that my university offers a course in sci fi literature! It's outside my curriculum and meant for freshman, but I'd really like to take it as it seems a once in a lifetime oppourtunity.

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    1. I can never find it available for Australia :( you've recommended it like 3 times and I so want to find it! Haha. so annoying. Might have to buy as a real-life book rather than kindle version! And you should definitely do it! That sounds like my dream course!

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  10. this dress is so lovely! you remind me of wednesday adams here! :)

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  11. thank you for putting my etsy shop on your blog! <333

    Veryvintageivy.etsy.com

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  12. gorgeous dress :) you look sooo cute :)

    www.catwalklove.blogspot.com

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  13. OMG ! I need that dress ! *-*
    Like , NOW !

    http://Sinbowtie.blogspot.com

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  14. Waow! that's a thrift! Good find!

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  15. you look so amazing wearing this dress <3.
    i can't belive it's vintage! it's stunning :)
    + your wig stole my heart <3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  16. I loved the dress, but for me (I prefer it a bit shorter). And the desing, the collar and the rest is beautiful. And honestly? I'm jealous because he was only $4.

    nasty-lady.blogspot.com

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  17. I can imagine it feels awesome to wear that dress :) So pretty and Alice in wonderland style.
    http://melly-go-round.blogspot.co.uk/ x

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  18. What a lovely print! It's such a beautiful combination of colors and design, I want it so badly now!

    ofdistantdreams.blogspot.com

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