Monday, June 28, 2010

By the sea shore...

The Vintage Valley Giveaway...

Todays giveaway is from The Vintage Valley's Etsy shop i have been finding all these amazing pendants and neckpieces on my shopping adventures and thought that my lovely followers would love to have one...
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This gorgeous vintage five sea shell cascading neckpiece could be yours and all you need to do is say hi or write a lovely comment below and if you feel like checking out my very lonely shop which i will be giving lots of love this week... uploading lots of new pieces which i will be sure to do a shop update post so you can see all the lovely goodies..

This necklace would be so perfect with a floral summer dress or a cute beachy kaftan..sigh i wish summer would come back to Aus!!!!

The winner will be drawn by random number generator by the end of this week so i can post it out to the winner before i leave for Bali next week..so get in quick!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mish Mush...

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A sneakpeek into my jewellery box...The actual box was a gift from my Mum on my 5th Birthday and ive managed to keep it around (the dancing Ballerina is long gone though) My collection is limited and mostly are gifts from my friends and family or pieces i have invested a little more money into having. The Vintage watch i scrimped and saved for and i love love love it i wear it every day (and although its a winding watch and is a bit of a pain for keeping time properly haha)
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I found this striped cardi thrifting last week...super comfy..and oversized plus im a sucker for Mustard & Navy together...perfect with tights and a slouchy shirt.. this photo was snapped over the weekend... (mmmm Chuppa Chups...Cola flavour of course)


And i thought id do a playlist for you all of my fav Top 10 songs this week.. Ive been playing them all on repeat.. Hope it gets you Grooving..
XX
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Ooops i forgot to mention that i was featured in Glamour magazines 18 Hot Summer Outfits which you can have a look at HERE if your looking for some inspiration from 17 lovely ladies..Thanks so much Glamour XX

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Damsel Vintage

Well after a few days of Internet problems, Nails in my car tyres (not fun and embarressing since i cant change a tyre to save my life), Camera cords going missing, missing my train stops (and having to walk in the rain ahhhh) and then finally my camera battery dying.. i think im back on track!! i know ive been a bad blogger and have neglected you all for a good week or so but ill make it up to you i promise.... Starting with this gorgeous dress from Damsel Vintage.

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Now i had many many plans for this dress and was wanting to take some photos of it in my fav field near my old house in the hills..but after my camera dying on me i had to opt for some bedroom shots!!

Ruby from Damsel Vintage sent me this gorgeous Broderie Anglaise dress from her store which you can have a browse at here she has the most amazing eye for Vintage pieces which she finds from Europe and the USA and her clothes always go extremely quickly so get in there and have a look!!! the detailing on this dress is gorgeous and the lace up back ahhh adorable!!! i have ideas for threading a few navy or red ribbons in there..Thankyou so much miss Ruby!!!!

(sigh) i cant wait for a better week..im getting the camera fixed and then ill have more outdoors photos for you all...yippee!!!

Im off to relax with a big pot of tea!!!! Correction: much needed tea...

(Wearing: Vintage Broderie Anglaise dress from Damsel Vintage, Red thrifted bow belt and Sachi Heels)

XX

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Inspire Me....



As a few of you may or may not know i have a serious passion for Photography and i also work as a photographer for a jewellery company (which i love) for about two years now.
Like everyone im sure..i have my uninspired days..where everything seems old and new ideas dont feel like they are cutting it..and its so easy to stop looking at the little details that make our world so wonderful like watching the birds flit in and out of trees and a small child patting a scruffy dog... but i take alot of inspiration from vintage clothes and photographs they are what keeps my mind ticking over i suppose...

Today these are the things that are generally just making me happy...and things im looking forward to having...one day!!!!

ohh my gosh, when i get a place of my own or find a lovely man to share a home with i don't suppose my dream of wanting to live in a treehouse will suffice so i think instead either one of these bedrooms would do me nicely how amazing is the triangular shaped roof it just feels like there is so much space...

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And how divine are these bookshelves (may need a ladder to get them off though) but who cares you can always jump on the bed to reach!!! the wallpaper is pretty much perfect too (sigh) i can dream right!!!! i dont think i would ever leave the room..
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Pretty floral dresses and fields to wander in.. Pretty much sums up what i would wear and exactly what i wish i was doing right now if i was field dwelling!!! come on weekend..there are many lonely fields that are calling me...
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I have only the best memories that involve bubbles.. (wait a min..is it possible to not have only good memories) my mum would let us make our own bubble mixtures (messy) and shape our own bubble blowers out of wire (the love heart was my fav) we would dissapear off down our block and not come back until the mixture was all gone (and we were hungry)... i miss those days...
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Cant wait until i find the bike ive been looking for...im being patient!!!! something vintage (not too rusted) and with a basket kinda like the one in the pic... I drive far too much and i think its time to give my little Getz a break over the weekends... this pic makes me want to go riding now (well not right now..its bucketing down outside)
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I dont think i need to say too much about this headpiece i think it speaks for itself..perfection!!!
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Ok...so this is a little dream of mine, i love dogs and up until last year i lived with two gorgeous pups with a friend of mine..after she moved in with her boy i have been missing that extra comfort... i have always wanted a Boston Terrier..and like this gorgeous little one..im hoping one day soon ill have my own to squeeze...
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Im officially on the hunt for a bathing suit for Bali (three weeks) and nothing has caught my eye (shopping for bathers in Winter is not a good idea) until i saw this beauty.. ok so i know the chances of actually finding one close to this is slim to none..but ohhhh i so desperately want it!!! the floral pattern amazing cut and design...im in love!!!
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mmm....Fairyfloss is offically the sweet i always make myself sick over... i cant stop myself.. its like a crazed addiction until the whole stick/packet is gone i cant stop!!! and then you get your fingers all sticky and its like..why stop now..my fingers are already sticky ha-ha

I hope these pics made you smile or even inspired you a little
XX hope your all having a fab week..

All photographs are from Weheartit

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Stripes and Silk




Spent the weekend browsing (attacking) the vintage sales racks in Mt Lawley and picked up a kids Garfield shirt that fits me, who would have thought!! and a stunning embroided floral dress which i had to put on lay-by because im living off tinned food and crackers until Bali..dosen't stop me from lay-bying though.. ha-ha

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Its such a dismal day today, not even a peek of sunshine.. i love how the rain makes the fallen leaves look all the more magical though!! and you have got to love the just rained smell ahhhhhhh!!!!!

Im on the hunt for more shirt wiggle dresses like this one, its so light and comfy (probably more suited to summer than winter) but on Saturday it was sunny and a little warm so the dress was perfect!! and i love the buttoned waist too..

I hope you all had a fab weekend i was hoping to upload a cute DIY today but it may have to be during the week (sorry) xx Im off to make another esspresso and watch the rain xx

(Wearing: Vintage stripe dress, Sunglasses, Brown belt, gifted purse & Indian Silk scarf with Sachi brown heels & Vintage necklace)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Scarlet sunsets and white picket fences...

There is nothing i love more than a cherry red accessories it is honestly the solution to all your drab colour clothes, just throw on a hairscarf or belt and hey presto!!! its reborn..come to think of it most things i love are red, Roses, Red Velvet Cupcakes, Ladybugs, Red Cordial...and i could keep going forever....

Last week i told you all i picked up a few pieces thrifting on Saturday and here are two of them the gorgeous bow belt and the sailor headscarf..such cute finds..

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These past few days have been spent huddled in my office at work with multiple jackets and scarves on its been freezing...even though the sun is out its tricking everyone because its still so COLD.... Its pretty funny really, in Australia our winter is probably the same temp as your summer or spring its always hot here..and you get so used to that!!

Im so so looking forward to Saturday im going to spent it having a coffee date with my girlfriends hitting the city art galleries, eating Passionfruit sorbet in the sun and then hopefully getting a few sewing lessons from my Gran.. whew what a big day!!!!! im also going to search through my Gran's jewellery collection she honestly has the best collection of vintage jewellery she finds them in the randomest places maybe thats where i got my thrifting ability from..hmmm...i wonder??.. I always go over and try on all her pieces..and secretly wish they were mine..

I love this striped blue top it makes me want to hit the high sea's and go on an adventure... the sleeves are a little long but nothing a bit of rolling can't fix i found it while thrifting a while ago but havent worn it yet its just been sitting in my wardrobe all sad and lonely, i was waiting for the right skirt to compliment it..and i think the red works amazingly (if i do say so myself) haha

Also im hoping to have a cute DIY for you all on Monday so keep an eye out...

So go on..get out there and enjoy your day (if its not thunderstorming)!!! dust off your bike or take a walk and find some adventure xx

(Wearing: All Vintage items.. striped navy shirt, Red pencil skirt, Red bow belt, Headscarf & Boston Babes patent heels)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

We Love Colours...




Well im back in action..(wasnt really gone for that long in the end though) lucky i have amazing friends who have amazing Boyfriend's who know how to fix computer things!!!! Im placing my order for my future boyfriend to have full computer & car knowledge (what do you think my chances will be) ha-ha.

This week i have been lucky enough to recieve some goodies from We Love Colours, Trust me if your looking for coloured tights,leggings and socks this is the place to go!! I do have quite a collection of coloured tights and socks starting in my wardrobe now that Winter has hit, I love how it just adds a bit of zing and happiness to any outfit.. im dying to wear the blue tights they sent..im saving them for a particularly drab day!!

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I took these pictures in the park before work...ive never felt more like a weird person hiding in the bushes running back and forth with my timer on my camera!!! i normally dont care what people are thinking..but today after i spooked a few people on their bikes (unintentionally) which almost made them fall off (not kidding) from me jumping out of nowhere.. i think im going to try and look for more abandoned areas... ha-ha

This weekend im hopefully having sewing lessons from my Gran.. Toes crossed i get to the end of the lesson with all fingers in tact and no needle snapping (worst fear...it could ping into my eye) i might even have something half sewn to show you all too....

I chose the Mocha coloured socks to wear with this outfit. I was in a pastel mood and they fit into my colour scheme perfectly (one thing id like to add...they are possibly the softest socks i have ever felt..its like wearing clouds on your feet).

Thanks again We Love Colours for the goodies i cant wait to wear them all...

Wearing Vintage checker jacket & Black belt, Vintage Peach Blouse, Rodeo Show embroided skirt, We Love Colours mocha socks & RMK Heels.

Monday, June 7, 2010

MIA

I was having a fantastic weekend until my laptop decided to get a big Virus (sob) so im super sorry i have been MIA but im hoping to get it fixed as soon as possible and then ill be back on track..

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here are a few pics from the Sartoralist that have inspired me lately i thought i would share with you all... i have been a little stuck in a schoolgirl/menswear phase at the moment i think its mainly because i keep finding all these amazing bowties and skirts.. (its a sign from the vintage gods) Fingers crossed i will be back tomorrow with a outfit post..

XX

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Saturday Love



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So i normally dont do posts during the weekend i try and stay away from my laptop and get some serious reading or park dwelling done, but im forced inside this weekend because the clouds are ruining my saturday grr go away rain.. I did manage to fit in a little thrift shopping this morning and picked up a cardigan and a few new headscarves yay!!! and have spent the rest of my Saturday listening to The Beatles and laying in bed with coffee and old photo albums occasionally glancing at the pile of washing i need to do...hmm maybe tomorrow ha-ha

I wore this outfit today (minus the heels) i opted to wear beige flats instead but though id shush the pics up a bit!! scored the spaghetti tie for 50cents (bargain) and then realised i dont know how to knot a tie ha-ha might have to google it i think..i also noticed these shorts need re-hemming ahhh will have to get the sewing kit out too!!!

Now im off to read a bit of Anais Nin and hang with my roomies...can you believe im spending ANOTHER Saturday night in....(its so depressing) ha-ha

(Vintage tie worn with vintage blue highwaisted shorts, Thrifted blouse & Striped blazer and Boston Bebes Patent shoes)