Thursday, August 25, 2011

Oh Mah Deer!!!

I have been spending this week getting a wee bit excited that maybe..hopefully..fingers crossed i will be on holiday in Bali with my man in a few months i think im just in love with the idea of a holiday...anywhere really, im getting the itch to go exploring!!
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This whole outfit is op shopped, all on the same day actually (i love it when that happens) its like its meant to be!! i had planned to wear this floral nanna skirt with a simple striped top but i couldn't bring myself to face the cold weather with at least a long sleeve blouse, i love a crisp white high collar blouse, a simple basic, but always needed in any girls wardrobe!!
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I also found these vintage grandpa glasses recently, i love old frames im hoping one day i will need glasses (is that a weird thing to want?) i already have frames picked out if i ever need them (ok now you all think im nutty) they are just the perfect accessory but for now fake ones will do.
Im also pretty in love with my deer brooch (hence the title) its been attached to every one of my outfits lately.

Well i hope you all have a swell day, im off to have breakfast with the girls and another busy day in the office XX
(Wearing: Vintage floral skirt, Vintage white blouse, Vintage glasses, Lovisa Deer Brooch, Op Shopped bag, Boston Patent Pumps)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ode To Spring...

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Its not quite here yet, but im already getting ready for Spring!!! to get a little inspiration i looked back at what i was wearing last spring and thought id upload a few pictures.. to no surprise im still excited to wear cute 50's floral dresses and straw hats, wear my tortoise shell sunglasses and paint my nails pastel colours...i love it when the flowers are getting ready to bloom and the weather is slowly warming up, its almost as magical as Autumn!!! I found a pic of my old fringe, im still not missing it and i cant wait to be sipping Dr Pepper in the park in just a few short spring weeks..

(Wearing: All vintage, Photographs are taken by me)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Feeling Rosy...

I have been having laptop issues this week (darn technology) it seems like it always happens when im looking forward to uploading something!! but better late than never right? so im in the market for a new lappy...pretty exciting!! im always behind in technology, i literally bought my iphone a few weeks before the new one was released..i felt so tech savvy and then bam!! already behind..
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But one thing im pretty proud of (if i do say so myself) i managed to somewhat pull of Victory Rolls they have always flopped or one side is bigger than the other, but in a complete fluke i think they worked out ok..i was reading a book on vintage hairstyling and how small changes can make your hair flatter your face better, as in pulling the rolls higher makes your face look less round and flattening the sides and hair spraying them also helps..(this info would have helped a long time ago) but i reckon meh to the rules, if you pull it up and it feels great, then go with it!!
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This beautiful ring is from Bianc a lovely friend of mine who has just started her own jewellery company, she must have known i have a weakness for Rose Quartz its so pretty!!! She also has so many more pretty pieces i wish i could afford..(added to the wish list)
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This face is because i looked over and saw....
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This little man dragging my jacket along the floor, yes my cats have very good taste in clothing!! check his face when i sprung him, hes giving me the innocent look!!!!
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I would almost say these little guys have stolen my heart a little, i have always been a dog person but since my flatmate adopted them their cheeky little personalities have won me over..plus they are pretty snuggly..

You might remember this gorgeous 60's style mini i was given by the beautiful lady behind iamvintagelover i still adore it, and perfect for winter or summer because its so easy to accessorize i paired it with a high necked sleeveless blouse and a men's bow tie to add a little bit of dapper love!! (im getting a little bit of a bow tie collection now)

So im off to start my weekend, im watching Wicked tomorrow night after a grueling Jacobs Ladder exercise session in the morning which will earn me a glass or two of wine i think!!!

Hopefully i can spend Sunday catching up on some much missed blogs XX
Happy Weekend!!!
(Wearing: Vintage 60's dress, Vintage blouse, Vintage Bow Tie, Target stockings, Boston Babes heels, Vintage jacket & Vintage geometric clutch)Link

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Life via Instagram...

A few Instagram photos from my life these past few weeks..they build up so quickly!! but really funny to look back on..i think i have a Instagram addiction problem!!
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1 - I was looking at old photos of me and my sister, i love this one
2 - Staring at her food bowl
3 - I heart books
4 - Makeup and hair from a lazy weekday
5 - Heart ring
6 - New purse, im in love
7 - Morning sun rays in my car
8 - My fav up do a hair roll and bird print dress
9 - Sunny enough for no stockings yay!!
10 - Saturday coffee with the girls
11 - Sunflowers - my absolute favourite
12 - Pearls, Polish & Polkadots
13 - Rainy days
14 - Flowers for work
15 - Macaroon tower..yumm
16 - Rainbows over cute cottages

If your not a friend of mine on Instagram my username is allyvintage look me up id love to see some of your daily pics!!
I hope your having a fabulous Wednesday so far, i am already getting through my second Latte..going to be a productive morning i think!! XX

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bright White Lights...

I have had the busiest week so far (with work of course) but also coming up with some fresh new ideas for the shop which hopefully wont take me too long to put into action!! trouble is with me im all about the plans..i even go out and buy fresh new notebooks weekly to scribble new ideas all over and then stick them all over the house but actually getting them off the page fast enough before i move onto another idea is a different ball game..i think i have the attention span of a goldfish!!
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I wanted to upload this outfit for ages now but haven't managed to snag any good photos of the dress, until now!! Its an old vintage wedding dress that i found op shopping and had originally put in the hemming pile, but after awhile i couldn't bear to fix it in any way instead i just grabbed a gorgeous stone brooch my flatmate gifted to me and gathered the side a little.. to show off a little leg and also add a little flow to it!!!
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I just love it...thank goodness i didn't attack it earlier with the scissors (see there is no harm in procrastination..sometimes)
Do you find it difficult to style white sometimes? i do, especially if im not in a bright colour blocking mood and just want to add subtle accessories!! but i think you cant go wrong with black and gold!!

Im so excited to spend this weekend photographing new stock and maybe do a little photoshoot also.. in between, breakfast with the girls, op shopping and a lot of couch dwelling..(sigh) i love lazy weekends!!!
I hope you all have a swell day XX

(Wearing: Vintage wedding dress, gifted brooch, Vintage gold belt, Tony Bianco pumps, Vintage clutch & Collette drop earrings)