Hello! I’m Ann and I’m a self-confessed addict of vintage and second-hand shopping. I have a particular weakness for vintage clothes. Although I love clothing from many different eras, I am especially drawn to the 1960s and 1970s, perhaps because that was when I grew up. Consequently, I have quite a few polyester dresses in my wardrobe and I keep on buying more and more of them in spite of the fact that polyester might not be the best choice for someone who is menopausal. The redeeming factor, of course, is that they are “wash ‘n go” and they don’t need any ironing!
As a full-time working girl, ironing is definitely a waste of time. Time which I prefer to spend by going shopping for more items of vintage clothing, preferably made of pure 100% polyester!
A couple of months ago, there was a little quiz on Facebook called “Can You Complete These 1970s Song Lyrics?”. I ended up with a score of 90%, which apparently made me a “polyester princess”. Although I was a little disappointed not to have scored the full 100% (perfectionist, me?), I was rather chuffed to be called a “polyester princess”.
A very apt name, I thought, if I ever get around to starting a blog. So, after much dithering, here it finally is: my very own blog in which I aim to share my love of vintage shopping, show my vintage wardrobe and other treasures, and generally tell about my day-to-day life in a run of the mill Belgian town. Now, don’t get too excited about that …