A Scarf To Dress Up Any Outfit

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I follow a blog called I Op Therefore I Am. Yesterday, a post reviews a purchase from an Op Shop called All Souls in Sandringham, Melbourne Bayside. This is not the first time I have heard rave reviews of All Souls, but I had not checked it out for myself ... until this morning.

All Souls is quite possibly the cheapest charitable shop I've ever stepped foot in. Pants for $2, tops for $1, vintage cardi for $3, scarves for 50c.. you get the idea.

All Souls is a church Op Shop, connected with the All Souls Anglican Church, Sandringham. It has been operating since 1957, but is still ahead of the times with its own webpage: All Souls

What did I buy? Slotting in with Sophie's Flea Market Finds.I purchased this beautiful bright coloured scarf by de Marco Fabrics, Inc, which originates from the USA, New York I believe. Paid for by a 50c silver coin.

Scarves are a great way to spice up an old outfit without spending too much. Brighten up a dark outfit with a colourful scarf worn around the neck, across the shoulders, the waist, or tied to a bag:

Bag: TX Maxx, London (bought 5 years ago)
Scarf: 50c All Souls Op Shop

Not only does it jazz up an otherwise plain outfit, but also has the added bonus of keeping one warm in the chilly winter.

A second hand scarf for 50c to recreate an entire outfit, lovely.

Some scarf wearing celebrities:

All Souls Opportunity Shop
46 Bay Road
Sandringham VIC 3191
(03) 9598 2189

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 12:00 noon


Amelia said...

i'm so glad that you went there and found great stuff! here is my story about shopping there:http://bollewangenhaptoet.blogspot.com/2007/11/liberry.html

Jac said...

What a lovely scarf... and a bargain at only 50c! Love the look of having it on a bag... I've never really done that so will have to give it a try! :)

Jennie said...

Love the scarf on the bag look!
I miss TK Maxx!

Snooze said...

sandy's a great spot for oppies ... and all souls is fantastic.
My Flea Market Find

sharingjam said...

i love scarves too.. another good thing to buy when you aren't really into buying clothes...

Beck said...

Thanks for the tipoff, I think I may have been to this opshop but not for many years. Is it the one that is the last shop in the row? Must make a trip to Melbourne & do some bayside opping soon. I love your scarf, and yes, scarves are a great way to add some colour to your day! xo

Unknown said...

Hey Beck, yes thats the shop, tiny, but oh.so.good. Oppy's in Melbournes South East are really good in general.

Jennie - TX Maxx is the best, well lets say the second best to op shopping :)

Ellie said...

Great scarf. I own heaps of scarves and wear them constantly in winter. I'm going to have to check that oppy out!

Knicky Knacks said...

Niiiiice. Particularly like the reference to all things glam with the celebrity shots - nothing like good justification of a thrifty find by tying it in nicely to what is currently vogue! Love it.

Party Dress said...

love these pics and recreating the look for much less!

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