Thursday 28 April 2016

Life Recently

So you’ve probably noticed things have been a little quiet around the blog of late. While I can promise you I’ve still been getting dressed and op shopping, I’m truly struggling to snap outfit pictures. It’s a combination of my new job which starts half an hour earlier and my new puppy, who demands all my free time which has made getting out to take outfit snaps super hard. I’m honestly not sure what the solution is, but it’s definitely something I’m working on because I’m not ready to give up blogging just yet, I still need somewhere to blab about my super op shop finds!

So with that in mind I’ve got a different Life Recently for you this month…

 1. A few new thrifted treasures from a church garage sale
2. My city looking particularly beautiful on a particularly dreary day

3. Baby girl Blue is getting SO BIG, I want her to stay a puppy forever!
4. What I haul around in my bag all day… yes 3 pairs of sunnies are necessary

5. My spotless house after hiring professional cleaners… such an indulgence
6. The pups had a bit too much fun on my Aunt and Uncles bush property

7. Thrifted a pot and a baby succulent for my besties birthday, op shop prezzies are the best!
8. The Bindaring Red Cross sale is almost upon us! It’s my favourite place to treasure hunt!

9. Spent some quality time with my family over the Easter long weekend and loved every moment of it
10. I got my beloved KW shades resized to fit my giant head, so they no longer give me headaches when I wear them for longer then a few minutes (hooray!)

I'll be back next week with some real outfit posts and also some more info on the Bindaring Red Cross Sale, which is only 3 weekends away!! (Check out their website if you want the goss now).

As always, thanks for hanging in there and always coming back to read my (rather intermittent) posts. You're awesome!

Monday 4 April 2016


After fruitlessly attempting for about 6 months to track down the original Ann Demeulemeester version of these lace up shoes on eBay, I gave in and bought the Free People version instead, and I’m SO glad I did! While every fashion-loving lass and their dog might own some variation of these lace up beauties, I couldn’t resist having a pair too. I can see why they are so dam popular; seriously comfortable, stylish and super leg lengthening they are the perfect addition to my (and everyone else’s) shoe-drobe.

To counteract wearing such an on-trend shoe I’ve made sure to pair them with thrifted and vintage items that I can be fairly certain no one else will be wearing. My floral 80s-does-40s dress and vintage tasselled jacket are pretty unique, so I feel quietly confident that while everyone might own a variation of my shoes, no one is going to be waltzing around in this outfit.

How do you feel about wearing ultra-on-trend items that everyone appears to own? As much as I like to steer clear of wearing what everyone else is, sometimes I just can’t resist a trend no matter how prolific it is!

Dress: Salvos Osborne Park $8
Shoes: Free People, eBay
Jacket: Vintage, thrift store in California
Bag: Op Shop
Sunglasses: Pared Eyeware

Friday 1 April 2016

Take me to the Markets

My new house is dangerously close to the Melville Markets. I’ve always lived a short drive away from the holy grail of flea markets (at least for Perth anyway) but now I literally live 500 metres away, so every Sunday morning I find myself making a cup of tea in my Keep Cup and trudging down the road to see what treasures I can find.

Last weekend I went in search of a birthday gift for my bestie, which I found (baby succulents and a vintage brass pot) but of course I picked up a little something for myself at the same time. I thought this was a vintage dress at first, turns out it’s a repro, but that’s fine by me. The carnival print and pastel colours are soooo sweet. It was the perfect Easter dress. I added my little Lea Stein brooch which matched perfectly with the floating balloons in the print. 

Dress: Melville Markets $10
Belt: Save the Children Mosman Park, $2
Heels: Vivienne Westwood x Melissa, eBay
Brooch: Melville Markets, 20c
Earrings: eBay
Sunglasses: Pared Eyeware