Wednesday 24 August 2016

Tips and Tricks

Happy hump day! Have you been having a good start to National Op Shop Week? I certainly have!! The lovely people from the Bindaring Red Cross sale asked me to share some of my top tips and tricks for getting the most out of your local op shop. So if you’re still a bit hesitant to dive head first into the world of thrifting then head over to their website and read all about it!

As you know I’m pretty much an op shop maniac, and can’t go a week without popping in to one of my locals and having a rummage. Op shopping is brilliant for a MILLION reasons, but I love it because it’s sustainable way to shop, it’s cheap and you’re never going to look like everyone else! As it’s National Op Shop Week you MUST go op shopping, it’s the rules, I insist…DO IT!

P.S these are some of my favourite op shopped outfits ... I can never pick a favourite, I love them all!!

Monday 22 August 2016

National Op Shop Week

Hey there!! I told you I’d be back! Today marks the first day of National Op Shop Week! How awesome is that? If you ever needed a reason to check out your local op shop then this is it. In celebration of this fabulous week the lovely people at the Australian Red Cross asked me to pop into to some of their op shops and put together an outfit entirely from thrifted items. How fun!

I actually built this outfit from the accessories up, picking out the vintage wool cap the moment I walked through the doors of the Red Cross store in Willagee. I found the sweet round glasses (which are a surprisingly flattering shape for my giant head!) and this beautiful amber pendant necklace in the same trip. I then headed to the Red Cross store in Fremantle which is a bit of a favourite of mine, they have such a great collection of vintage and designer gear. I knew for sure I’d be able to find something amazing to work with my cool thrifted accessories. And boy I was not wrong! This amazing silk Empire Rose dress is SO GREAT! I’ve actually already worn it twice since picking it up last week. I love the whole ‘Stevie Nicks’ vibe of the billowing sleeves and floaty skirt.

This entire outfit was just shy of $100, from my fabulous leather boots all the way up to my vintage wool cap. Creating a whole outfit from op shopped items isn’t actually as daunting as it sounds and shopping second hand means you can play around with different trends or styles that you might not wear ordinarily. If there was ever a week to have fun with style and shop outside the box then this is it! Head to your local op shop and have a rummage, I promise you’ll love it!

Dress: Empire Rose, Red Cross Op Shop Fremantle
Boots: Country Road, Red Cross Op Shop Fremantle
Hat: Vintage, Red Cross Op Shop Willagee
Necklace: Red Cross Op Shop Willagee
Sunnies: Red Cross Op Shop Willagee

Monday 15 August 2016

Long Time!

Hi there!! Long time no talk! This has been the longest I’ve gone without blogging since I first started. I even missed my 3 year blogger-versary which was at the end of July (check out my first post if you want a giggle!). Life has been full on for the past few months and I realised I couldn’t keep burning the candle at both ends, so having a little break from blogging was much needed. But I’m back and ready to get into the swing of things again.

These pictures were taken at my engagement party a few weeks ago. That was just one of the things keeping me exceptionally busy. My fiancĂ©e and I also bought a house and moved, we travelled down south to scout for wedding venues, had friends from over east come and stay with us and we’ve just got back from 10 days camping near Coral Bay. So yeah, things have been full on, but wonderful.

Our engagement party was so much fun. A blurr of friends and family and champagne and lovely moments that we’ll remember forever… such a clichĂ© but it’s all true! Now on to my outfit (which is what you’re all here for right?!), I loved it so much. Although I have a number of dresses that I could have worn, I decided I wanted to look a bit ‘bridal’ (haha), so after seeing this Lover dress in David Jones I knew I HAD TO HAVE IT. Unfortunately the $700 price tag was way beyond my reach, so I set about trying to track it down on eBay. Which I did! For not even a tenth of the price too. I was stoked! It fit like a glove and was the perfect thing to wear. I teamed it with some patent black brogues (which are awesome but sadly didn’t make any of the pics) and some glitzy earrings.

Thanks for sticking around (and coming back) after my un-planned hiatus! Next week is National Op Shop Week so you know I’ll be getting on board with that!

Dress: Lover the Label, eBay
Shoes: Wittner
Earrings: Save the Children Mosman Park, $3

Photos: With U Photography (thanks Darek and Aggi!!)