I found this dress in a "Thank You Mart" in Osaka for.. wait for it.. $4 (that's 390円). 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!)
Bonne Chance | The Floral Prince | KooKooKachoo | Strawberry Koi | Some Underground | Bloom Bandit | Castle In Air | Very Vintage Ivy
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.
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.
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!)