I told my mum and sister about it and rallied a little girly trip to Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair. I was met with a treasure-trove of clothes and accessories and surrounded by people in plain attire, quirky attire and mostly fabulous vintage attire. I felt somewhat plain in my skinny jeans and coat. I wanted to have one statement item from an earlier decade and started my hunt.
After a lot of looking and aww-ing at the beautifulness before me, my Mum found a black pleated maxi skirt from the 1970's that was my size. I hurriedly tried it on and found that it fit. me. like. a. glove. I ran back over to the seller and proudly declared that this skirt was now mine. I love it.
I definitely now have the vintage-shopping bug. I would definitely go to Judy's Vintage Fair again (and recommend that you do too!) but until it returns I will have to start thrifting my way around the vintage shops in my city!