Tuesday, 29 May 2012

a NEW cardi to add to the collection

This is the final piece from my op-shop trip the other week. It’s just a really simple khaki green cardi. If I am being honest I probably didn’t need it, but for $5.00 I couldn’t leave it behind. But I can completely justify the purchase; I needed a cardi in a darker shade, it’s longer than my typical cardis and its super-duper warm for winter. Plus, if you haven’t already realised I am obsessed with this colour.

I picked this up in the Hutt Salvation Army store which was a really great store and I ended up finding a tonne of stuff, will definitely have to take a trip back up there. I’m really pleased with this purchase. I am such a fan of slouchy cardigans, they are just so easy to wear, comfortable and I think they are really warm, especially when they are woollen. I have developed a pretty large collection of cardigans, and I’m always telling myself, ok that’s the last one, but I know it’s not. I have had my eye out for a patterned one for soooo long. Maybe when I finally find one my collection will complete. Doubt it.

This cardigan in particular is a really strange knit, I think its wool but it’s been knitted so finely that it looks like jumper material. But it’s really warm and longer than my usual cardigans which is nice for a change, and to mix it up a bit. Really pushing the boundaries with my change in cardigan style. (sarcasm)

Also I think this cardigan is a prime example of how rolling sleeves can look really good and make something fit so much better. Sometimes I try things on and the sleeves are either way too short or long, so rolling them helps with this problem. I actually think it looks nice. 


  1. Oh you're a Wellington opshopaholic! I'm from Welly myself but now I live an hour out of Sydney. I'm coming home on Thursday and I have a few hours set aside for op shopping with my sister in my old home town. Can't wait. Any op shops that we should hit? Any to avoid?


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    1. I am personally quite fond of the Newtown – Miramar op-shop route. I think there are about 9 shops in total? I normally start off in Newtown; there is a Vinnie’s, Salvation Army, Opportunity for animals and Red Cross shop there. Over the hill in Kilbirne there is also a Salvation Army, Opportunity for animals and Red Cross store. And finally in Miramar there is another salvation army and Vinnie’s.
      I find that there is a lot of great stuff in the Kilbirne Salvation Army, and the staff are super friendly. Vinnie’s and Opportunity for animals are great for finding bargains – everything is dirt cheap. The Red Cross stores can be a little over priced but the stores are always beautifully clean.
      If you’re around on Saturday there is a great vintage market on upper Cuba Street in the fringe bar. Also on cube is Paper bag princess – A cute little op-shop where all garments are under $20.00.
      Hope this was helpful.


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