$90 - valuation fee for Mimikoto pearl necklace
$98 - insurance for my Omega watch and Mikimoto pearl necklace (which was valued at $6,000!)
$460 - cats eye prescription glasses from i-Spex
$190 - lace collar necklace from Tatty Devine
$75 - wireless PS3 headset for J for Valentine's Day
plus the two tops I bought on etsy.... yep, there went my $1000 credit card limit! Shit... She's going to be a tight fortnight with no cash. Oh well, the awesomeness of my new Tatty Devine necklace will make up for it. At £96, it's a wee bit on the extravagent side, but it's been quite a while since I've fallen head over heels for a TD piece.
I had a great day today! Mum came with me on the drive to Melbourne, as I always like a bit of company. We first made a stop-off at Barkly St, Footscray so I could buy some more 蛇胆川贝枇杷膏, which is this awesome cough syrup made from a not-so-awesome animal product. I also bought a 叉烧包， and goddamn it was tasty.
Next off to order my custom made i-Spex cats eye glasses. I was worried that the frames I loved wouldn't be available, as it was over 12 months since I was last in the store. But they were! Buuuuuut.... I ended up falling in love another pair that looked much better on me. They're plain black on the outside with red inside. Don't worry, I'll definitely post a picture when they're ready (two weeks, argh, the agony of being patient!)
I wore my 1940s hand sewn (not by me, haha) navy day dress, vintage girdle and seamed stockings from eBay, and my new Target $20 Mary Janes. I also carried a cream lace parasol while we were out in the sun... got a few looks but that's fine by me!
After visiting i-Spex, we headed to Vicious Venus just for a look-see. I ended up trying on the Bettie Page Clothing Captain dress in navy - you know, the one that's impossible to find because some teeny bopper TV show character wore it? This one:
And damn... it's a beautiful dress on. So beautiful. But, Vicious Venus is very overpriced; they were charging $330 for it, but I found it on eBay for $150 including shipping. So guess what I'm buying once I find some money to put on my credit card!
Next stop was Circa Vintage on Gertrude St, where I tried on two 1950s wiggle dresses, and while they were lovely, they were just not worth the same pennies as the Bettie Page dress. So I left them, and had a wonderful chat to the SA about fully fashioned nylon stockings. Probably a good thing I didn't attempt to buy them, because it would have been mighty embarrassing having my credit card declined for reaching its limit!
Now I'm back at home, resting my weary toes (damn new shoes) and cooling off (damn Australian summer). J is playing with his new PS3 bluetooth headset, and I'm about to cook dinner. Well, defrost dinner. The joys of doing all your cooking once a week. Cheerio ladies, and heed this as a warning: keep those credit cards in check!