Monday, October 29, 2012

Style It with Pretty Dress.

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Photobucket A little while ago i was asked to be a part of a little blogger project with Pretty Dress. They are an amazing retro inspired online boutique based out of Australia.

I am usually super obsessed with my original vintage pieces but occasionally will dip into the repro pool every now and then if a design catches my eye! Pretty Dress stock only the most adorable pieces which are now added to my ever growing list of needs this Summer (there is also this amazing dress which i am in desperate need for Melbourne Cup Day).

I was sent the adorable Casual Bow Shirt Dress to style up and gave it a good wearing over the weekend. I am willing to admit i had a little trouble working out how it would fit into my usual style as the length is shorter than my height allows me to get away with! I am not really a leggings wearer either so i mixed it up a little and went with layering it. I sometimes i like to layer dresses as tops which gives my wardrobe a little versatility and i love that this dress gives you the option of both. A casual weekend throw on dress or a layering piece to wear with a cute skirt (plus that bow is definately crush worthy)

I hope you are looking forward to a few more Style it with Pretty Dress features! I sure am. XX

Have a swell day.

(Wearing: Pretty Dress Casual Bow Shirt Dress,Vintage Striped Skirt, Mollini heels, Vintage Hat from the Vintage Valley Shop)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Blondie...

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Photobucket So i am sure you have already noticed....but i went back to blonde yesterday! I was still enjoying the copper colour but felt like i needed to go back, i gave it a good couple of months and for someone who hadn't changed her colour for 20 years i think thats pretty darn snazzy! (yes, i said snazzy).

I have had a few people say they prefer the copper and wish i didn't change it back but hey i am definately not one of those ladies who takes that to heart! I have made it a regular occurance to not bother with other peoples opinions or comments even when i was told i looked like an old school grandma the other day to which i did a mental high five with myself as that was the exact look i was going for haha.

I have spent the morning listening to old Frank Sinatra songs, whenever i think about my grandfather i need to have a Frank sing-along, i'm beginning to see the light is one of my all time favourite's it always makes me want to jump up and spin around the room.

It's such a glorious day today i think im going to have my lunch outside and read a little! Bliss!!

Have a swell day XX

(Wearing: Vintage two tone dress, Vintage Red Belt, Betts Heels)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Peach & Spots...

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Photobucket I just realised i only posted once last week! Whoa, where did that week go? I am however now full of buzzing ideas for new posts after an inspiring weekend. I have been sorting pieces in my altering pile which i plan to gradually get through during the week and i am planning my next hair tutorial (finally).

The weather is warming up which means i need new summer dresses (any excuse right?) and my closet is in desperate need of sorting! the menacing pile of folded clothes that don't fit on hangers is threatening to collapse on me every time i look for something! i may not make it out of my closet alive every morning..hmm how will that read! Death by vintage clothes suffocation? So this weekend coming i will be doing a ruthless clean out and donating most of it all. (its good for the soul too, less clutter)

Can you beleive it is almost November eeeek, i have already bought a gingerbread house for decorating and im anxious to purchase our first christmas tree!!! So exciting.

Have a swell day xx

(Wearing: Red Tiger Dress, Vintage Spotted Belt, Vintage Watch, Gifted Bird Brooch, Op Shopped Bag & Vintage Cardigan)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Mustard...

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Photobucket Let me tell you it took me 5min to come up with the title for this post...and it is definately a little too obvious that my brain has officially retired this morning! It is one of those days where i need a coffee to get up and make a coffee haha.

We celebrated my niece's 9th birthday over the weekend (whoa) time is flying past! and took Mr Boots for his first park walk...Z was at work so i took him by myself, i clipped his lead on and we started walking to the park! he was okay with passing cars and apart from sniffing absolutely everything possible on the way (so much so it took half an hour to get to the park which is 5 min away) he seemed to be doing ok!

I was having a few stressful premonitions of him chewing through his lead and running off (which he did at the vet a few weeks ago...it took me awhile to realise he had run off and was causing havoc while i payed the bill holding a chewed lead) on the way back from the park he heard a dog bark and let me say lost his coconuts...which left me tangled in dog lead and trying to calm him in a high pitched voice! He then wouldn't move for what seemed like ages while i stood there trying to gently tug at his lead, promise him treats and nod at people walking past who were internally giggling at me..(ohh i could sense those giggles) i eventually gave up and picked him up and carried him all the way home..i am sensing that was his intention all along (fist shake) Embarrass owner = carried home.

We are taking him to puppy school in a few weeks so he can be well socialised! can't wait!!

I also found this mustard skirt last week it is the perfect shade and i couldn't wait to pair it with purple tights! those two colours just seem to be too darn perfect together!

(Wearing: Vintage mustard skirt, op shopped blouse, Target tights, Betts heels)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Travelbug: With The Modcloth Blog.

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I am so super excited to finally be able to share with you all that Vintage Valley was asked by the Modcloth blog to do a tour of my city Perth! I absolutely adore Modcloth and was over the moon to do this little project!

I chose the Sea Shanty Singing Dress and set about visiting my favourite little spots Sherbet bakery, Mo Mo's, Sidney LOVES Audrey & Hyde Park. There are so many cute places within Perth so it was difficult choosing but i hope you enjoy reading up on them.

To read the travel post pop on over to the Modcloth blog! Yahoooo!! So excited Xx

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Studio Sneak Peek...

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Photobucket I spent my Saturday putting together this Ikea desk! and id have to say i am pretty proud that i didn't have a screaming "i can't do this" fit and managed to use every nail (normally i finish an Ikea piece and end up with a few random nails and im left wondering hmmm where were these supposed to go!) i spent so long looking for the perfect vintage desk i even almost had one only to be outbid at the last minute (sob) after several desk heartbreaks i took a look at my sad sad empty studio and decided to just suck it up and go to Ikea!

I am a little daft sometimes and head into things usually with extreme positivity (which usually makes for good stories later) Of course i can go to Ikea and lift two heavy flat packs by myself onto a trollie and it will definately fit into my tiny Getz through the passenger side (the manly Ikea helper looked at me like i was crazy when i told him to think of it like tetris)...and of course i can drive home mostly in fourth gear because the flat pack is squashing my gear stick! But lo and behold it was done!!!

After all this i figured i would share a few snaps of the newly organised studio, The drum was mine as a child and i have managed to drag it around with me in semi-good nick, im hoping to do a little DIY on it later on...It is definately a work in progress and i cant wait to get a fancy rug and a few more pictures for the walls but im pretty in love with it so far XX

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Teal & Mulberry..

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Photobucket I finally found a pair of mulberry tights that compliment the perfect shade of teal (although it appears darker in this image) its such a delicious colour clash!

Things have been a little busy around these parts lately, so much so i haven't had the opportunity to take proper outfit snaps! i have also been mooching around in sparkly loafers a little too much too (my heels are feeling unloved) but by next week things will be back to normal and i will be uploading a stack of new posts including one super special one that i have been dying to share!

I have to admit when i first saw this teal dress op shopping it was way too 90's for me but it was the colour i loved, i figured when i had lazy days it would be easy to throw on and still feel like i made an effort! the only thing that drives me a little bonkers is the slip underneath rides up and i unknowingly flash my knickers to the world (which is semi avoided if wearing tights).. but still slightly un-ladylike haha.

Im off to brew another coffee in my spotted mug and get on with this amazing day xx

(P.S- Mr Boots is still puzzled by my camera..i swear he things a treat is going to pop out ever time i take a photo)

(Wearing: Op Shopped Teal Dress, Target Mulberry Tights, Target Sparkly Loafers, Vintage Belt)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Spring...

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Photobucket The world seems brighter as if it has awoken from a cold slumber, white skin is being bared in the hopes of a sun-kissed glow and pastel dresses adorned with cheery flowers are brought back to life as if it was impossible that they were hidden away for so long.

People are less in a hurry, as if the scent of honey is in the air... filling their thoughts of previous spring adventures! I am finding it impossible to be cooped up inside when i would rather be loosing time under a leafy tree while specks of sunlight dance across my blissfully tired eyes.

It seems Spring brings out the writer in me xx