#OpShopDiaries: 10 Summer Dresses from Vinnies Shop Warragul

#OpShopDiaries: 10 Summer Dresses from Vinnies Shop Warragul
Once new but forever loved!


White thousands of retail shops are battering from COVID-19, op-shopping is booming!
After months of isolation and clearing out many closets and decluttering many storage spaces, all these unwanted items go to many op-shops. 

Many op-shoppers (like moi) have never been happier diligently taking our time on every clothing racks for our new treasures. As I’ve mentioned from my previous op-shopping diary, the beauty of op-shopping is being stylish without spending your whole month salary, and the proceeds also helping many underprivileged Australians especially during these tough times. 



Many op-shops are been closed since the lockdown and only a few continue their operation. And since Victoria State finally re-opened during the first week of June, many op-shops re-opened as well with piles of arriving donations knocking of their doors every day, and it is a great moment for the stores and op-shoppers. Op shops are getting busier than ever, but still observing social distancing as part of the new normal.

#OpShopDiaries: 10 Summer Dresses from Vinnies Shop Warragul
Since the Philippines are celebrating its summer season, and I am here in Australia contemplating this winter season, I would like to share with you my recent finds from my favorite op-shop Vinnies Shop here in Warragul, Victoria.

Note that these pieces are once new and previously loved, but now I am happily flaunting them as they find its new home. Each piece’s costs AUD$3.00 to AUD$8.00

10 Summer Outfits I got from Vinnies Shop Warragul

10 Summer Outfits I got from Vinnies Shop Warragul
10 Summer Outfits I got from Vinnies Shop Warragul
White always looks good during summer, so when I found this dress (with original label and tags still on!) I did not think twice to get it. This dress costs AUD$7.00 from Vinnies and a great deal considering it is made of good quality fabric, and I love the silhouette. The shoes I’m wearing above is also from op-shop (I think original it is from Target), and I got it for AUD$3.00.

Op-Shop Price: AUD$7.00






10 Summer Outfits I got from Vinnies Shop Warragul
10 Summer Outfits I got from Vinnies Shop Warragul
10 Summer Outfits I got from Vinnies Shop Warragul
This is another favorite! I like the peach color with delicate lace on top of the fabric and the silhouette looks great. My Dada said I looked like I’m going for a tea party 😊 The shoes are from YesStyle (not op-shop!)

Op-shop Price: AUD$7.00





10 Summer Outfits I got from Vinnies Shop Warragul
10 Summer Outfits I got from Vinnies Shop Warragul
Ever since I moved to Victoria, I learned this valuable lesson: Always bring one warm clothes with you. Thus, having a jumper (or sweater) is a must! Victorian weather is very unpredictable, you wake-up one day with a beautiful blue sky and Mr. Sun greeting with a smile, then during noon time Mrs. Gloomy Weather decided to visit Warragul and shower us her tears from her previous heartbreak. And by the way, even it is a sunny day here I always feel a bit cold. 

Op Shop Prices: Jumper AUD$6.00 / Sleeveless top AUD$2.00 / Denim shorts AUD$3.00




10 Summer Outfits I got from Vinnies Shop Warragul
10 Summer Outfits I got from Vinnies Shop Warragul
This yellow dress scream sunshine! I love how free-flowing the fabric is, no need for ironing. I never regret bringing this dress from our short trip to Fiji last March. Did I mention about ruffles?! Oh, I love it so much. This dress looks luxurious and I am so happy that I got it at an op-shop price. Sometimes you should not neglect to check those rack in the most corner coz that’s where the treasure sits.

BTW, this dress inspires me to create a DIY replicate. I can’t wait for my next sewing project.

Op-Shop Price: AUD$8.00


10 Summer Outfits I got from Vinnies Shop Warragul
I’ve been meaning to buy that UNIQLO denim dress shirt for so long since the first time I saw it back in the Philippines years ago, but I don’t have the heart to spend AUD$49.00 for this dress. But when this exact dress shirt landed in the clothing racks of Vinnies, oh boy I took it without blinking twice! It is extremely comfortable, exactly right in my size including those white sneakers.

Op-shop Price: UNIQLO dress shirt AUD$8.00 / White sneakers AUD$5.00





10 Summer Outfits I got from Vinnies Shop Warragul
10 Summer Outfits I got from Vinnies Shop Warragul
This nautical-inspired dress (unknown label) is so comfortable and I am glad that I got it. These photos were taken during our weekend morning drive to Inverloch beach for a little fishing trip. Now that it is open after a month of lockdown, Victorians fishing aficionados are celebrating. And of course, their dogs too, coz this place is a dog-friendly place and they could place leash-free.

Op-Shop Price: Dress AUD$6.00 / Shoes AUD$3.00


10 Summer Outfits I got from Vinnies Shop Warragul
In my previous blog post, I had mentioned my love about good quality pajamas and how I also used some of them during my trips. Pajamas specially made of good fabric like satin are perfect airport outfit. Just pair it with a coat, and voila! This printed pajama pair and trench coat from ZARA are one of my favorites from my op-shop hunting.

Op-Shop Price: Printed Pajama AUD$4.00 / ZARA Trench Coat AUD$8.00





10 Summer Outfits I got from Vinnies Shop Warragul
10 Summer Outfits I got from Vinnies Shop Warragul

Here’s another satin pajama that I’ve got from Vinnies Shop Warragul. I surprisingly found this when I checked the discounted section. It doesn’t have a label; however, I love the puppy prints! 

Op-Shop Price: Satin Pajama AUD$3.00

10 Summer Outfits I got from Vinnies Shop Warragul
10 Summer Outfits I got from Vinnies Shop Warragul
Op shops are also a good place to find vintage accessories too! I have found this vintage style gold earrings, and pearl-studded necklaces, including those two charming bracelets all from Vinnies Warragul. See, I can still look rich and fabulous without spending a huge chunk of my credit card!

Op Shop Price: earrings, necklace, and bracelets all AUD$2.00 each.


10 Summer Outfits I got from Vinnies Shop Warragul
And when the weather feels quite hot, then it is nice to wear a dress. This bodycon-inspired dress is made of denim-type of fabric and printed with florals, one of my favorite purchases.

Op-Shop Price: Dress AUD$7.00


We all know that fashion is a million-dollar industry and the second largest polluting industry after the oil and gas industry and contributes 1.2 billion tonnes of carbon toward greenhouse gas emissions every year. Just here in Australia, every 10 minutes around 6 tons of clothing goes to Aussie landfills. It is utterly ridiculous to imagine how these clothes are made and just being dumped on landfills after someone doesn’t want it anymore.

Luckily, many op-shops are here to take over those unwanted clothes, including homewares, books, furniture, etc., so that others could appreciate them and find its new home.

Now, who said that you can never be stylish without spending? Those who say so do not know WHERE to shop WISELY.

I am now proud to say that charity shopping is the new hobby that I would never give up anytime soon.



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  1. Giiirl, ang kikay mo talaga! ��
    My style is more outfit 3 and outfit 5 but I can't help but admire the floral bodycon-inspired dress. And HOT mo jan. And to think it's only for AUD 7.00. Good bargain!

    I'm an OP-shopper myself and right now I'm slightly envious that you get to shop na - most establishments in PH are still closed. ��

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    1. Aww thank you Polly! There are still numbers of op shops still closed, pero buti na lang yung mga main shops eh bukas na!

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  2. OMG those outfits look really great on you! Now that shops are opening once more, it's time to find some good deals. Thanks for these style inspirations!

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    1. Thank you for appreciating! Support local shops, and if you can - please support second-hand shops!

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  3. Those summer outfits look extremely beautiful on you.

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    1. Aaa thank you! I will share my winter haul soon.

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  4. The white dress is my FAVORITE!!! I love that so much it's so my style.

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    1. aww that is cool, and thank you Ashli! Do you shop at thrift shops as well?

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  5. They all look amazing and you are such a beautiful model. I think that I like the first two most, they look very sublime an elegant.

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    1. hehehe Thank you Ivana! Just modelling for my website and social media only :D

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  6. I love outfits!!! Especially the white dress!

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  7. I am loving all your outfit girl. It looks really nice and lovely on you. Hope I can do shopping again.

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    1. Shopping is a good cardio. And also my way of supporting local businesses, and charity as well.

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  8. I so love your white dress! It suits you well!

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    1. Thank you dear! Now I know it is a great buy :)

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  9. You're so fashionable! I love all your styles

    xoxo
    Lovely

    http://mynameislovely.com

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  10. Vinnies look good and their dressing collection is real great. Although I am still shopping online lol.

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  11. Although I love all your looks, I am hooked on that white dress, it looks so beautiful. Feel like buying same :)

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    1. Thank you Aditi! Most of you like the white dress :)

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  12. Really nice outfits - that yellow dress looks so very good on you :)

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  13. You got so many great dresses at Vinnies! I really love the long yellow dress on you!

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  14. The first two dresses are absolutely adorable!

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  15. Oh I love charity shopping! You never know what you'll find!

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    1. Exact! I enjoyed shopping more coz I know that I am helping many charities :)

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  16. Been awhile since I shop for a dress or a shirt. I love the pieces you got, they are all fab!

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    1. Thanks Agnes! When I feel tried of them, I can upcycle them, or maybe send it to my sister as hand-me-down.

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  17. the first one is my favorite of your dress selections. thanks for sharing. $7 AUS sounds amazing.

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  18. These dresses are super cute! The term "Op Shop" threw me for a bit, as it's not a term we use here in the states, but I think it's what we call consignment shops. I do so well making money with the clothes that I take in that I can usually shop there for free, especially with my consignee's discount tagged on.

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    1. Op shop is a charity shop, a word used here in Australia. It has the similar concept of American's thrift shops. Although op shops in Australia are 100% fully operated by volunteers, and proceeds are 100% given to charities. Australians have consignment shops too, but those are for profit.

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  19. You surely have a great sense of dressing. You literally slayed every outfit :)

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  20. I am a sucker for white floral dresses but color jumpsuits have me intrigued now. BRB impulse buying.

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    1. Thank you Momina! I think it is okay to have an impulse buying at many op-shops :)

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  21. Kristine Nicole AlessandraJune 29, 2020 at 5:19 PM

    All those dresses are really pretty. I like the nautical inspired one the most. I know I will be able to confidently wear something like that. Thanks for your outfit inspiration. That shop sure has lots of pretty stuff every woman would love.

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    1. They also have for men, and kids too! I love those stuff toys they have, I guess I will grab them as Christmas decors :)

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  22. You found some great outfits! I love the first two dresses. And even when it is super hot in the summer where I live, I still carry a sweater because the AC in the stores and restaurants gets too cold!

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    1. hahaha true! Back in the Philippines, even we don't have autumn or winter season, store are selling those stuffs! After all, we can use them while inside the malls.. tool cold!

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  23. I love the first white dress, it looks so good on you. Great finds.

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    1. Thank you Marta! That dress is a little bigger on the bust so I adjusted it based on my size.

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  24. My favorite so far is the one you wore in FIJI, Yellow is so refreshing! Looks great on you'

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    1. Thank you Rhea! It has a pretty long train so I have to adjust it using my scarf on my waist :)

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  25. Your cardigan is so cute! Love your style girl :)

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    1. Thank you dear! My cat loves that cardigan too. Gives me enough warm :)

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  26. Love Your outfits. You look stunning as always.

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  27. Great selections. Actually, dresses suit your body frame. The jumpsuit is good too.

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  28. Just like thrift store elsewhere. These shops are very sustainable as people shopping in them help reduce purchase of fast fashion clothes and prevent clothes from being sent to landfill in good condition.

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    1. That's true! Shopping sustainable helps to reduce at least 50% of clothes waste in landfills!

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  29. Your dresses looks nice and comfortable to wear I like that can of dresses. The peach color dress is one of my favorites awesome collections!

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  30. LOVE all your outifts, but my fav has to be the white dress, looks so sweet and really fashionable too x

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    1. Aww thank you Melanie! I guess I got it right :)

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  31. Umm I'm in love with ALL of these outfits!! #NEED.

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  32. I love them all. You made a Great selection!

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  33. I like the first outfit a lot than the rest. Although it suits you all of them. I think my body type will look good on the first one :)
    Ana

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  34. Wow! These are great finds. Super love your yellow dress. Indeed its perfect to bring when traveling since it does not require any ironing.

    Hope to drop by these op-shops during our next trip to Australia.

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  35. The dress is so beautiful, perfect for summer!

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    1. I'll share more of my opshop haul, winter edition :)

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  36. Great collection! Now I am gonna try online shopping for dresses too.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Sarah! However, these are from charity shops, and not online :)

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  37. Amazing how you can get beautiful dresses out of charity stores! I like buying from them too because i know i can find better clothes that i will love that does not have pver the top price!

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    1. The feeling of satisfying my love for fashion + charity + sustainable fashion = are making me so happy!

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  38. I live your dresses!! They’re so such amazing finds ah!!! I don’t have any sense of fashion, but maybe ukay is the answer no? Hahaha

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    1. Believe me, there is always amazing treasures from ukay-ukay!

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