Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Flower Face....

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While walking the streets near my work today on my lunch break i noticed that there was pink flowers in bloom and leaves just about everywhere! Not only was it beautiful i also totally matched my outfit by accident! I love it when mother nature and i just play on the same team!

So of course i spent the next half an hour draping myself over flower bushes and picking flowers and leaves to take photos of (like the iphone creep i am) Autumn is finally kicking itself off in style and im pretty darn happy about that!

I found this dress in an op shop not so long ago it was sitting with a pretty red checker dress too that were made by the same lady in her younger years, i couldnt split them up so they both came home with me! It does have an elastic waist though (which makes me cry a little on the inside) but aside from that its one of my fav go-to cute dresses!

I am so looking forward to the Easter break and have made too many plans...i also am putting my outfits together for this amazing couple of days HULLABALOO!!! I am prepped and ready for four full days and nights of dancing...i may need a wheelchair afterwards haha.

Happy Wednesday Xx

(Wearing: vintage pink dress & op shopped shoes)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Leaves Are Changing...

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These past few days have been absolute bliss, with the change in season and so much beauty surrounding me it truly makes me so thankful to be alive...and to be able to see the sun peeking through burnt orange leaves while a warm wind still blows..what more could you ask for!

I had a little extra time yesterday afternoon so i took Gertie out for a ride and sat amongst the rose bushes and today i semi-nailed a new hairstyle i had been attempting to master (there is still a little tweaking to do) i have been looking through vintage art books to get a little hair inspiration (weird you may think) but the paintings actually depict their hairstyles so beautifully..has been encouraging me to try more elaborate styles!

I also found a frame to fit my Peppermint magazine poster! Has been sitting rolled up for too long, i think its going straight to the study this one!!

Hope your week has been amazing so far Xx

(Wearing: 1950's blue wiggle dress)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Pin Curls and Pastel...

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Today has been filled with double shot coffee and listening to The Ronettes over and over,  for some reason i have been sleeping in in the mornings (not hearing my all) & have been in a mad rush to get ready in the mornings, sometimes i look rediculous with a mish mush of pieces but today it all worked perfectly, this makes me feel like sometimes there is a method to my madness...and accidentally sleeping in on a Friday isnt as bad as i thought it would be.

This white skirt is actually a dress which i bought many..many moons ago from French Connection (when i was 17 and thought it was amazing) it has been a reliable staple though and has survived plenty of eratic clothing culls...i always pair it with a cute tie top...perfect!

I have promised myself i am going to master the art of making the perfect circle skirt over the weekend! I am not the best seamstress so fingers crossed! I hope you all have a few fun projects to tackle over the next few days!

Happy Friday!!!

(Wearing: Vintage tie top, FC dress, Sportsgirl Sunglasses & Modcloth shoes) 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


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1 - Trying out a new lipstick L'Oreal mulberry..loving it so far

2 - Half Moon nails(not my best attempt)

3 - Morning poetry with sleepy eyes, click on the Instagram image to read the poem if your curious!

4 - Off to swing dancing in my shapes dress

5 - Sundays at my Grandmothers means jewellery show and tell, her 1940's buckles are incredible.

6 - Today's afternoon snack, blueberry muffin and fruit!

7 - Goodies off to a lovely friend and afternoon coffee

8 - Swing dancing at the Beligian Beer Cafe (my happy place)

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Waiting for (proper) Autumn...

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So as far as im concerned i have been quite patient for Autumn to come into full effect...very in fact, although i keep watching for the leaves to change and have swapped my wardrobe around to include cardigans and tights, we have only had a slight smudge of this is my statement..Hurry up!! Im waiting!! Since our Summer is usually a scorcher (and this year is no exception) i know Autumn is already here but im ready for lazy nights at home with warm socks and tea, dodging rain showers and skys filled with gold, brown and yellow!

I did treat myself to a new Dangerfield mid-arm cardigan yesterday though so i thought i would give it a test run today, i love subtle details so the little raised spots and scalloped edging is setting my heart a flutter! I paired it with my op shopped cream skirt and vintage faux fur hat!

I hope your weekend is full of wonderful plans i am visiting family and catching up for alot of coffee and pie with the girls! Happy Friday!

(Wearing - Vintage skirt, bag & hat, Dangerfield cardigan & op shopped heels)