I ask you, are there any drawbacks to hoarding?
That's a rhetorical question and you're not expected to reply because the answer is NO.
I realised this for the billionth time when I reached for a1940s slip, let my fingers do the walking and discovered some wee delights to give it a lift.
If I wasn't such a sartorial magpie, picking up bits and bobs that catch my eye with little or no wardrobe planning in place, I wouldn't have had the pleasure of going spotty here.
I scored the 1950s orange and silver jacket off eBay for around $5 a few years ago.
It's a hard-working little sweetie that seems to "go" with everything and it's helped me pull off a variety of dressing emergencies in a flash.
The black and silver spotty tights are a much-loved gift from Vix (check out her amazing new header!) and the shoes, velvet cocktail hat and bag were thrifted.
I picked up the leather and glitter belt from a pop-up vintage market a couple of weeks ago and used a couple of lengths of ribbon from a gift to use as a choker.
I thought I'd add a bit of chola again with my red bra, just for my favourite Mexican muchacha, La Dama.
Proudly, everything is vintage/second-hand and what I love most about dressing from a collection of mish-mash is how bits and pieces seem to "find" each other.
And oh god, have you SEEN Sarah Misfit's treasures from her vintage fashion fair haul?
Now that's one amazing woman with a collection I would love to rub up against!