Tuesday, December 22, 2009

work christmas party outfit

I had black jodphurs on but mum yelled at me for dressing like a depressed italian widow for a christmas do, so I added my festive green silk pants that I barely wear but love, to add some bareable colour for my mood ( nervously waiting for year 12 ENTERS eeeep).

Everything here is chainstore bought (sportsgirl pants, portmans oversized vest, i love billy shoes), spotted knee-high stockings from Myer

slack slack slack!


FINALLY I have gotten around to uploading photos from the Sartorialist book signing.

Scott Schuman was incredibly friendly and of course impeccably dressed; definitely worth the hour and a half wait!

yes, a verrrryyyy good day



Wednesday, December 9, 2009

tavi tavi rodarte rodarte

Tavi on Rodarte for Target

hello sailor!

Todays outfit: post work, christmas shopping chuck on clothes. Minus the shoes because I had already kicked them off from shoppers feet!
Jacket is thrifted, over a chainstore jersey dress. It was meant to look all-American but I think it just turned out pattern clashy hahaa oooooh well

-and some more thrifted pieces from yesterday

haha how could I resist such perfect little scotty dogs?

The pattern oh my! This Sportscraft skirt is about mid-calf length, not sure if i'll wear it as a dress 'Muu Muu' style, chop it and wear as a high waisted knee length skirt, or leave as-is. hmmmm..


so yep ok have a lovely evening!



Tuesday, December 8, 2009

home time.

Finally back from the beach which was suuuuuper fun. In my throws of boredom I hit the op shops today and found some amazing stuff after leaving the stock to build up over a week! Shoes for $4, fill-a-bag-for-$5 deal, and a 50c rack left me with 14 items (including a belt which I forgot to photograph) for a grand total of $11.50! yipeeee!!

Pity a lot of stuff is winter weight, although I might get a few rounds with this horrible, gloomy excuse for summer weather at the moment.
Compiled a decent sized post today as I know I have been slack, should be more consistent now as I have NOTHING to do but work in my lowly retail job, read glossies and wait for my friends to come over and bring me fooooood and gossip.

OK purchases....

Oh haai absolutely perfect blue coat for 50 centssss, perfect shade and just oversized shape.

So comfy slouchy granny cardi, the holey pattern means you can't notice any wear and tear. Its acrylic but still so warm oh wellll i am pleased! Part of the $5 bag, with the sparkly, black, 80's mini dress only 50 cents from another store. Very short but very cute with its full length sleeves it all balances out I guess.

Yum yum yum red boxy jacket, 100% wool, made in Great Britain (cooool), 50 cents. You do not get this sort of quality and yummy tailoring like this anymore. The most perfect 1960s shape and seriously it is in the best condition of any vintage purchase I have ever made. ( Also has very cute golden buttons which you can't really see but make the jacket!)

Ok I know sparkles on sparkles is not the best styling here but I was outside and freezing and couldn’t keep changing ok! hahaaa but seriously cutest cropped cardi jacket thing.
The photos do not do it justice, but it is a dark cream with gold lines of stitching across the jacket /whatever. Made in Australia which is always cool, part of the $5 bag-I love!

Massive 80's tee, not that rare but I am having a polka dot obsession at the moment. This shirt buttons all the way up the back which looks like I am wearing it backwards but meh I think it is v cute. It is just such an adorable pattern!

Being a size 9 shoe it is always so hard to find amazing vintage shoes except for those ivory 80's kitten heels which are horrid after a while. I could not believe my luck when I discovered these were a size 40 and fit me like a glove yipeeowowowowoowow. They are now the cutest shoes I own, in good condition and only $4 (leather uppers, I love!)

The rest was just a few vintage jumpers which I'll photograph and post another day.
Have a lovely evening,

Saturday, November 28, 2009

yay holidays.

hi there!
Today im off to Torquay for a 7 day beach holiday yipeeeee. So excited for the road trip down and school uniform themed beach party on the 29th yeooeoowowowoo.

Hardest thing was packing a weeks worth of clothes because the weather has been so up and down lately, so I channelled the likes of kirsten dunst and sienna miller with denim cut offs, black low waisted shorts, plenty of loose but tucker inable white and grey tees, a panama hat, ballet flats, opague tights, stripey breton tees and some angora knit v neck jumpers etc etc perfect for layering if it gets chilly at night! hopefully the weather will hold out because it will not be a beach holiday if it is all rainyyyyy booohooo

Speaking of Sienna, I just packed all our favourite flicks including 'Factory Girl' (which is a huge influence on my own style and the aesthetic of my budding fashion designer friend) def one of our all-time favourites.
Looking forward to a few cocktails, pancakes for tea and swooning over hayden christensen in this haunting flick yip yip yipeeee


have a gooooood week, sorry no posts for a bit but I'll be back in full swing in a jiffy!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Hi. I'm not here but my shoes are, so leave them a message.

A bit behind on my blog reading (off to schoolies tomorrow-the annual school leavers getaway to either the Gold Coast or cruisy coastal areas in Victoria, to drink up, soak up the sun and relax) I just hopped on one of my favourites : Alice in Wardrobe Wonderland and found this gorgeous image of Keira Knightley starring in Antonement. So pared back, simple, fresh and sexy.

Todays inspiration= All black ensemble with a slick of red lippy; nothing sexier than the androgyny of the 30's and 40's, oh my!

Thanks Alice for the always inspiring scans and photos!

Detailed post soon,