Friday, January 6, 2017

One Womans Trash

I picked up this thrifted dress sometime ago, brought to wear for a 90s themed, 21st birthday.
Although i did wear it with a grunge edge, i hung it in my closet and over time it was pushed further and further to the back (you know in that blind corner of your closet, where you cant really reach, without out having to take out a whole bunch of clothes out so you can slide in and look) yea, right in there.
I had a half arse clean of my closet, trying to be proactive in my goal of being less of a hoarder and i did find it difficult to let go of some of these clothes. So i made a deal with myself, that i would wear this (and a few more other items) at least one or two more times and give them up to good will, where the recycling circle can continue. As they say, one (Wo)mans trash, is another (Wo)mans treasure.

Dress - Thrifted
Belt - Farmers
Glasses - Le Specs
Shoes - ASOS (wide fit)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year

Its day 3 of the New Year -sad to say im still processing the end of 2016, hell, im still processing the Christmas dinner we had at our house. It has been awhile since i posted, like most, life had to be dealt with, both time and motivation was lacking to be creative. 
I have never really been a person who sets new years resolutions (i am a cynical bastard) but i know i want to aim for change this year. 
Firstly, i know i want to blog more, be more creative with the content i present (which is something i will have to figure out- but a good challenge nevertheless). Then the rest is more personal goals, of course the main one being, Spend less - Save more! Which will go hand in hand with being more of a conscious consumer and less of a hoarder.
That aside, first blog of 2017 and well, shit... im in casual wear.
My shirt was actually a birthday gift from my sister, an image i had saved and always said 'this would make a mean tee'. Like a good sis, she listened, got it printed and i love it. 
  Anyway, blessings to you and yours, lets aim for a better 2017 yawl

T-shirt - Gift
Skirt - ASOS Curve
Shoes - Converse 
Glasses - Ray Bans

Friday, November 4, 2016

Melbourne Scrap Book, Part 2

Necklace - 1962
Platinum, Emerald & Diamond (Formerly in the collection of Elizabeth Taylor)

Necklace - 1994
Gold, Ruby, Diamond
As seen worn by Sophia Loren in the film Pret-a-porter '94

National Gallery of Victoria

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Melbourne Scrap Book, Part 1

A week before my birthday me and my bestie Sose went to Melbourne for a break.
It has been 5 years since my first visit (the first for Sose) and as our stay would be longer, I wanted to pack as much of the Melbourne experience as i could.
Most of that experience would be shopping- the hit list were the usual spots, Harbour Town, DFO, Queen Victoria market and all the outlets I could google up. 
But aside the shopping, the city itself is so easily explored by foot, i could go on- great places to eat, so many sights to behold, lane ways to explore and yes, shopping trips that will burn a hole in your wallet.
I'll let the pictures speak of the Osumnez of Melbz . . .

Hosier Lane, CBD

Monday, October 24, 2016

A not so *Dirty 30*

So this week i turned 30 and rather than being mature and working through the day like an adult,
i took the day off. It was a really casual affair, walking round town, following a mini food tour that my lil sis had arranged. It was great to share a foodie experience with her as well as spend time catching up, after i had been away in Melbourne for a week. 
Although 30 seems like it should be a big deal, for some reason I didn't have the same feelings or anxieties that others expressed at turning 30. Of course birthdays and the start of the new year brings about a time of reflection and the ideals we may have and being able to achieve them. Birthdays seem more about milestones we should have reached whilst the start of the new year seems more forgiving as we are looking towards the future with new hope. With my own birthdays i have felt that apprehension but oddly enough this time round i was more in a space of appreciation.

  The simple pleasure of good food, good wine and good company is all i needed to celebrate the day.

Shirt - Thrift (Still my fav shirt to wear)
Tights - ASOS Curve
Jacket - Kmart
Shoes - Converse
Bag - Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
Glasses - Quay

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Grannys Cardigan

I brought this cardigan not long ago based on the Grandma Vibe i was getting as it hung on the rack. Im mulling over what i could do to the cardigan to make it feel more like something the Golden Girls would rock. 
Should i add appliques, add pearl buttons or chunky over sized buttons?  
In any case, its nice to make something that is mass produced, a lil more personal with that certain something (just need to figure out what that certain something is?).

Cardigan - Kmart
Shirt - ASOS Curve
Jeans - ASOS Curve
Shoes - Converse
Glasses - Le Specs
Necklace - Made by Me

Monday, April 25, 2016

Grid Work

 If its over sized and in my favorite colour combo of black and white, best believe i got to have it.

Dress - ASOS Curve
Shoes - Converse
Glasses - Le Specs