Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Catching the sun...




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Well this morning i set about trying to catch a little sun for some shots before the looming black clouds started to down pour..and thank goodness i managed to clamber back in the car just in time!!! i was so worried for my poor camera haha
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I thirfted this gorgeous Ali Wood Vintage floral dress yesterday and i have been staring at it adoringly since!!! i mean its winter here for goodness sake but i cant pass up a good summer dress...so i braved the cold and wacked on some stockings to keep me a little warmer!!! i actually found so many fab things for the shop.. so keep an eye out.. (although i will let you know when they are up of course)
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Don't u just love the pearl buttons too..when i first got it i was like this dress feels so back to front i actually tried it on backwards ha-ha!!! i have some exciting news..im doing up a website for The Vintage Valley so soon it will be easier for you to keep track of everything im selling..yay to new adventures im super excited..and hopefully you all can snag some beautiful vintage pieces too..

Im off to make another esspresso....ill be buzzing like a bee all day!!!

XX

(Wearing - Vintage Ali Wood floral dress, Bardot black blazer, target tights & Tony Bianco pumps)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Three ways



I wanted to introduce you to my new love...well its not a man....but who needs a man when you can have an I.D.S jacket that can be worn three ways!!! thats right..three ways.. i honestly did a double take when i saw it at first i just noticed the puffy hood and the amazing grey colouring and thought hmm definately perfect...but then it can be worn as just a regular collar puff....
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An awesome hood....
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Or...a shoulder cape ahhhh so love it!!!!
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I took these pics yesterday it was the most perfect Sunday and i thought the bright red pencil skirt fitted the sunny day we had (cant believe we had such a beautiful day in the middle of Winter)... Then i took some photographs on my Holga and park dwelled for a few hours...
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I thrifted this crop shirt a few weeks ago and it is just a little too short...it kept popping out of my skirt every now and then!!! but i think with a cute pair of shorts in summer it would be perfect..i just love the neck bow and embroidery..its the simple things really!!!!
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I made a little friend in the backyard he literally landed on my hand when i was taking a picture actually i think i have to correct myself.. i think its a lady bug not a boy bug!!!! she hung around for a few min and then flew off!!! (sigh) so cute
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Then the rest of my weekend was spent drinking (amazing) coffee, Re-reading Dorian Grey and having dinner with my flatmates...after working all day Saturday i needed a relaxed day...i hope you all had a fab weekend too...
XX

(Wearing - Vintage white embroided shirt, Vintage red pencil skirt, Boston Babes nude pumps, Vintage bag & I.D.S jacket)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lace



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I had one of those days yesterday where nothing was working in my wardrobe.. and i couldnt find anything to get me out of my clothing slump..usually when i start to feel that way i end up getting vicious with a pair of scissors and inventing something new (which usually won't work out)

I was thrifting and picked up this gorgeous vintage lace it has been sitting staring at me to use..but i didnt have any thoughts as to what... so scissors in hand i made a gorgeous little dress.. although a few areas need to be re-sewed and touched up i was pretty happy with the results... i may thread some ribbon through the sides to keep it a little more snug..but its a work in progress i suppose... last night i had a urge to make a bed fort and lounge around in it with my guitar...and the dress was perfect for fort dwelling!!!!!!!! i did take a full length in the morning though so you could see it a little better...

And how gorgeous is the indian style bracelet i picked up while thrifting... im so in love with it!!!! i also managed to find another blue one which i will be putting in the etsy shop later tonight...

hope your all having a fab week XX

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bali



Well im back my loves, i hope you all didn't miss me too much..i sure missed you all though!! i took a few extra days off from the internet world when i got back just to properly ease back into Aussie time...
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Which i spent making paper aeroplanes, eating apple pie and shopping of course.....Bali was AMAZING!!!!! it was the first time i had ever been and while everyone seems to have their own opinion about Bali i just loved it... as soon as i got off the plane the humidity hits you and it automatically feels like summer...although at the start it is a bit of a culture shock (especially since i havent ventured out of my Aussie bubble before) they drive like lunatics (i thought i was going to die a few times) but in a way its like organised chaos....
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This was Kuta beach, we spent a day or so here relaxing and soaking up the sun..i was so white before we left i so desperately needed a tan!!!! there is nothing like that feeling of sand between your toes ahhhh..
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This is the Balinese offerings they have a mix of religions but mainly Hindu, a few times every day they offer parcels of fruit and flowers with incense it is so beautiful.. the streets are covered with them and the birdies love them too...
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Holy Moly....the food was amazing..i wasnt too cautious i wanted to get the full Bali experiance and ate everything really...the Nasi Gorang was pretty amazing...cant get food like that in Perth...
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Surfing lessons (i couldn't stand up...i tried so hard) Wyan our instructor was laughing so much at me...it was so fun though...
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Dinner on the beach in Jimbaran Bay you choose your own seafood and they have the cutest band that comes and plays you a song while you eat.. and i also tried a fresh baby coconut drink (which you drink straight from the coconut) have you ever had it??? it was like a mixture of water flavoured glue and a hint of coconut haha but hey at least i tried it...
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We went White water rafting (so hillarious) since i was the heaviest girl in the boat we almost capsized so many times...it was so amazing going under all the waterfalls in the boat...going down the river was amazing you get to see all the mountains and Balinese people working the rice fields....walking back up the mountain afterwards however was a different story..i almost died it took forever!!!!!
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They have the most amazing sunsets..this was at Ku Da Ta in Seminyak we were sipping on cocktails and watching the little kids fly their kites..soooo amazing!!!!!
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It was honestly so hot i couldnt even wear my hair down at all.. i tried one night and ended up looking like i stuck my finger in an electrical socket..complete frizz ball... and bathers and slinky dresses were the outfits of choice...i love that Bali is such a relaxed environment..you can basically wear whatever wherever!!!!
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The view from the aeroplane coming home... (so sad) thank goodness its only a three hour flight i get a little agitated on the plane..

So all in all i had a fabulous time came back tanned and relaxed (and a few kg heavier from all the eating) but now its back to constant blogging and shop updates.... I hope you all liked the sneek peek into my holiday i will be back tomorrow with an outfit post XX

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Grab your mothers keys were leaving..

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(sigh) i love this dress so much..after having it on Lay-by for what felt like forever!!! one thing i dont like about my Vintage obsession is sometimes i choose the most expensive pieces to fall in love with...(my poor wallet)

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I took these pictures on Saturday, i was off to visit my Sister and the drive is a good hour or so.. i used to live near this gorgeous field a few years ago and i had to stop off and give it a little bit of love!!! Im pretty sure they are going to be developing on it soon (sob) im so sad its such a beautiful place and now its going to be filled with houses and concrete.....it really is so sad...im going to miss it...

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Im sorry i have been MIA lately.. i have been fighting a terrible cold and ive been dosing myself up because the last thing i want is a cold for Bali...which im leaving tomorrow night WOOHOO!!! ill come back refreshed and tanned...ill be taking lots of pics so you can all see what ive been up to...i found the gorgeous locket on one of my thrifting sessions... its so detailed i love it!!!! i have to find something sweet to put in there...

P.S - Im dying for the new Arcade Fire album to come out...eeeek!!!

I hope you all had a fab weekend!!!
XX

(Vintage floral 70's dress worn with Sachi brown heels, Vintage brown leather belt and Vintage locket)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of a few items that will be listed in my etsy shop later tonight...
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Mustard print high waisted skirt (SOLD)
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Vintage Black pleated skirt (belt included)
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Brown Blazer with black silk edging
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Red Vintage blouse with back buttons
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Highwaisted navy pencil skirt with Sailor belt (SOLD)

Keep checking in at my etsy shop for more vintage pieces ill be uploading after i get back from Bali in two weeks...
If you love any of the pieces here and want them posted before i leave on Tuesday check into the etsy shop tonight and i will post them first thing the next day, otherwise unfortunately there will be a two week wait on items purchased after Tuesday..

I cant believe it i have a cold just before i leave on Holiday (what are the chances) so im best friends with Cold and Flu tablets at the moment!!!!

Also here is the winner for the Seashell necklace Giveaway (chosen at random of course)...

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Lemondrop Marie said...
That is an amazing necklace, soooo perfect for summer. Would adore it!Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Congratulations hun...A very big thankyou to everyone that entered keep an eye out for more giveaways coming up!!

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