Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Restyle: Navy Lady

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Its official 30 days of Restyle has started and this is the very first outfit to kick off the month ahead! 

When i found these adorable (grandma pants as i like to call them) i was pretty excited 1: that they fit & 2: that they are the perfect length, i love pants that i can roll up a little to wear with a cute heel.

I don't own many pants so i am glad to finally get a small collection together instead of wearing my usual wiggle dresses and skirts! (i hope im not the only one here who has a dress obsession)

I have already had so much fun sourcing clothes and op shopping my little heart out and im so excited to finally start posting photos here. Don't forget to check out all the other ladies involved in Restyle you can find them all at the Perth Fashion Festival website.

Its safe to say my Breaking Bad obsession has hit a new level (three episodes a night isn't too bad right?) I have made an oath to spend tonight finishing up my little vintage hair bows, so back to reality it is!!

(Wearing: Salvation Army Pants $5.99, AnglicareWA Blouse $4.99, (own) op shopped bow belt, Mollini Heels, Salvation Army Bag $2.99)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hawaiian Dreaming...

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Photobucket Im definitely needing a holiday lately, although with a mortgage and trying to furnish our house a holiday will have to stay tucked away in my dreams until at least next year, im hoping we will go to Europe and visit the place Z grew up it would be amazing and im sure he wants to head home and see all of the family! (i better brush up on my Serbian before then) until then i have Hawaiian style dresses to get me through (although i know its not a tradition hawaiian print, it sure makes me feel like im on a tropical island) I was so luckily gifted this amazing dress by Shabby Apple a few months back and its an instant mood lifter...nothing like a bit of bright pink!

I paired it with some snazzy navy polka dot tights and my oh so comfy high heels!

Happy Weekend, hope you have something swell planned!! Tomorrow im preparing for an op shopping marathon...better wear my comfy shoes!

XX
(Wearing: Shabby Apple Dress, Mollini Heels, Vintage Belt, Forever New Tights)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Navy & Mustard...

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Photobucket Getting out of bed this morning was such a mission it was so so cold!! i literally rolled out of bed rugged up to walk to the shower and danced around the heater in the lounge room trying to get dressed (in a very un-lady like manner) my fingers are slowly defrosting as im typing brrr!!!!

I layered up my outfit today i did have a large jacket on over the top of this but the sun was peeking out enough for me to take it off, i love a good Navy and Mustard colour clash and since its a dreary cold day there is nothing like a bit of colour to brighten it up...(and a fluffy hat to keep your head warm too)

Happy Wednesday XX (Wearing: Vintage Navy Dress, Cotton On Mustard Scarf, Vintage belt, Vintage bag, Cotton On Cardigan, Vintage Hat, Mollini Bow Heels)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Video Tutorial: Vintage Inspired Up-Do



Well to say i had a productive weekend is an understatement! i even made time to do my first ever video hair tutorial.

I have had it on my to do list for a few months now and after a few readers begged me for a tutorial i figured id put all my nervous thoughts aside and jump in and give it a go.

It is in no way era accurate but it is one of the many hairstyles i do daily and is quick and easy! I hope you have time to watch it and if you have any questions or suggestions for future video tutorials please let me know! Xx

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

30 Days of Restyle Supported by Lotterywest

Im so excited to finally be able to share with you all a little project ill be involved in called 30 days of Restyle!

30 days of restyle is a collaboration between Perth Fashion Festival, Perth Charity organisations and 10 Perth Fashion Bloggers which for the month of August we have the challenge of buying nothing new and styling our op shopped items to hopefully inspire and motivate you to get out and explore your local charity shop for some second hand goodies!

All of the bloggers involved were invited to be part of a little photoshoot a few weeks ago, It was an amazing day filled with pampering, girly gossip and of course photo taking! I was so excited to see how the photos turned out and id have to say im pretty over the moon the talented Penny Lane sure can make us ladies look good.

I hope you will all get involved and check up on all the amazing bloggers each day during August as there will be lots of outfits, DIY's and inspiring things im sure.

This project is very close to my heart as i have such a passion for op shopping i basically don't shop anywhere else (except for vintage shops) and to have the chance to encourage more people to join in, well why wouldn't i!!
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Photographer: Penny Lane 
Makeup: Lauren Wood 
Hair: Renos on St Quentin for L'Oreal

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Flower Power...

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Photobucket This week has been a little manic between work, organising new stock for the shop and preparing for a little something exciting that is being launched soon, i will post about it tomorrow which im a little too excited about!

I also had a bunch of deliveries from Ebay which i always forget ive purchased and then get excited when they arrive, i had a stack of vintage hats and this adorable 60's enamel ladybug and flower brooch! its my new favourite and cant wait till summer comes around to wear it with some perfect 50's dresses!

I think i have started another obsession!

I hope your week is as busy and inspired as mine, there are so many exciting things happening i feel like i need to pinch myself.

Xx

(wearing: vintage skirt, op shopped blouse, Cotton on cardigan, Vintage brooch, Betts shoes, Raen sunglasses)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

My Week...

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Photobucket Since its an extremely rainy day today and taking outfit photos is a little impossible (the thought of my poor camera getting drenched is too much for me) i thought id share last week via Instagram! there are always photos i never get to share on the blog and snippets from the house slowly coming together too

1 - Lace collar and Teal perfect combo
2 - Playing Chubby Checker & Beatles records all day Sunday!!
3 - The sun came out enough for sunglasses during the week wahoo!!
4 - Coffee with the girls in Leederville.
5 - A vintage headpiece arrived in the post, my new favourite.
6 - New Red hair.
7 - The devastation of my favourite vintage bag strap breaking (sob)
8 - New 60's enamel brooch arrived from Ebay!! the ladybug is too adorable.
9 - Found a replica starburst clock on Saturday for the house.
10 - Walking my best friends bulldog on Sunday while the boys played tennis.
11 - Breakfast with the girlies..with way too many extra strong coffees.
12 - San Churros Macaroons...the most amazing!
 Xx

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Copper Girl...

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Photobucket Well i took the plunge and coloured my hair on Wednesday! Now i am officially a bright copper (or Ginger Ninja ive been called a few times hehe)!

I must say its taking a little getting used to, i have been blonde all of my long 25 years of life and passing a mirror and not recognising myself is quite hilarious! But i love the change and im already excited about changing my makeup to suit and mixing my wardrobe up a little...poor Z on the other hand i think will take him a little longer to get used to, he stared at me for a little bit and then said (super carefully i might ad) i do prefer you blonde....but! i love you anyway you are..(which was pretty adorable)

What do you guys think???? XX

Monday, July 9, 2012

Jean Patchett...

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Photobucket I love these images of Jean Patchett, she was a model between 1948 - 1963 and was an icon of French Vogue Couture, in my Monday crazed madness i usually spend an hour or so dreaming over outfits, trawling the internet for photo ideas and updating my inspiration board so i thought id share whats inspiring me today, its official.. i need that green dress in my life!!!

Happy Monday XX
(All images from myvintagevogue)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Smile...

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Photobucket Ive noticed recently that everyone looks so miserable walking down the street, ive started grinning at them (with teeth..that never happens) and saying hello just to conjure up a spark of happiness from somewhere! aside from the buzz off faces and annoyed "why are you so happy looks" a few people chirped back a lovely "morning"...im assuming its because its Winter and people are on a mission to get somewhere, but whats wrong with a little rain? i definitely make an effort every day to walk a little slower and take in the day, the sun, the flowers! its so easy for a day to go past without even noticing the small things...

So since its Friday (and washing day is tomorrow) i pinched this bright yellow print dress from The Shop and took in the sunshine before it disappears later today!

I have a full weekend planned pizza with a friend tonight, op shopping, coffee table searching, quality time with Z & pancakes...lots of pancakes! XX

(Wearing: Vintage Valley Dress, Vintage belt, Target Tights, Vintage Purse, Vintage Watch, I Love Billy Shoes)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Strawberries & Cream...

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Photobucket The title of this post is due to the fact i look like a pile of strawberries with a dollop of cream on top (gave me a bit of a giggle this morning).

Ive started to realise that im quite drawn to red things...not just dresses but after spending a bit of time decorating our house we noticed subconsciously all the pops of colour are red...Z mentioned it and it was like a little lightbulb moment! Bizarre! i didn't even think i loved red that much!

So this is one of the many red dresses i have, i adore it! even though its not my usual 50's era vintage piece im drawn to it does have a 40's vibe to it & i love the gathered shoulders and waist bow tie! it does have a split through the front which is a little dangerous in strong wind...trust me!

I had a few exciting deliveries via ebay this week and this too cute Aslette hat was one of them, it travelled all the way from USA to perch on my head and i couldn't be more in love! i have had some luck on ebay recently a few vintage hats and enamel 60's brooches are on their way! Huzzah!!

I hope your week has been amazing, ive started watching Breaking Bad..it may be consuming my life a little! (like i need another series to get hooked on) XX

(Wearing: Vintage red wrap dress, Vintage watch, Vintage bird brooch, Vintage Max Factor reconstructed purse, Hobbs heels, Vintage hat)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Flowers & Favourites...

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I have many clothes i adore for different reasons but i thought id share with you a few of my favourite (heart skip a beat) dresses i have tucked in my overflowing closet.

The dusty blue wiggle dress i found while i was shopping for items to put in the shop, i sometimes have a hard time letting amazing pieces go and this was one of them! it fits like a glove and shows no sign of wear (perfect)

The second handmade pink one is my goal dress i found while op shopping! it is a few sizes too small for me and ive been working towards fitting it in the near future, im so slack at excercising that i have to motivate myself with pretty dresses that don't quite fit yet! (let me tell you it works) hopefully soon i can pop this pretty dress on!!

The black and white vintage checker dress i wear quite a lot, i cinch it in the waist with a red patent belt, it looks quite large and its basically impossible to wear without a belt but it is super comfy and how adorable is that collar?

Last but not least is a 1950's re-hemmed ball dress i found in one of my favourite vintage shops, its fabric is quite fragile and features adorable ribbons threaded through it but it only comes out on special occasions! Im petrified im going to put a hole through it or spill red wine so its only worn when i know im going to be on my best behaviour!

I hope you all had a fab weekend, i did venture out and op shop on Saturday morning as well as pick some super bright pillows for the living room and fresh flowers i whole heartedly believe in treating yourself with flowers (why wait for someone else to do it) XXX