Monday, January 24, 2011

Poly-wore


(Skirt turned strapless) Dress – Salvation store
80s Cropped jacket – Thrift, Flee Market
Fo-Leather Tights – Farmers
Shoes – Converse, Chucks
Belt – Farmers
Hat – The Warehouse
As what I’m wearing is a lot of thrift 80s gear, I noticed that it’s primarily made from polyester and is very flammable! Literally a hot outfit :D

Monday, January 17, 2011

To "NANA"



I dedicate this to you Nana! As I try my best to call you by your real name, I found myself a loop hole.... the written word. So in this post its all bout you NANA! As this, the 17th draws to an end, your birthday is just hours away, waiting to tick another year on to your being. I have had the privilege of knowing you 7/8years and through it all, the good bad and ugly you’ve always been there (Well except that time you went to Oz, but I won’t hold that against yah...Now that your back). I wish you, from the deepest part of my fatty beating heart, a HAPPY JOLLY MERRY CHEERY BIRTHDAY. Love you always XXX coz we Ho’s before Bro’s!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Going Back

Ahhh, the vanity! So the post title “Going Back” really sumz up the fashion trend that has become an obsession lately. I may have been an 80’s baby but im certainly making up for the time now, coz im all about the old school! Call it pre-owned, pre-loved, second-hand, hand-me-downs, recycling, old school, thrift or vintage, the 80s and 90s have got a hold on me. Below are some of my recent buys, most of which are blouses, skirts and accessories (bags, jewellery). So if you want to save some cash, reinvent your style or broaden it beyond the chain store trends, hit up your local thrift and flee markets and grab yourself a bargain!



Skirt – Thrift, Flee market
Top - Farmers
Glasses – Le Specs
Necklace – Diva
Belt - $1,2,3 Shop
Bag – Vintage Oroton   *The bag was actually given to me by my friend ‘Nana’ which I have to say
                                                THANKS NANA!

 

Top –Farmers
Skirt – Thrift, Flee market
Shoes – Target
Necklace – Made by me :P
Bag – Vintage Oroton, SaveMart

 



Top – 90s Blouse, Thrift- Flee market
Singlet – Warehouse
Skirt – Thrift, Flee Market
Shoes – Converse Chucks
Bag – Thrift, Turn Around
Hat – Warehouse
Glasses – Fake Ray Bans, Cotton On

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

1st birthday of 2011 goz to..... Steve Man Steve

Hey Steve man Steve! I dedicate this post to you, since its your birthday next week. Lets go back to your Barbie theme 21st last year. First, finding your perfect dress dat didn’t cost you an arm and a leg (coz were students and wer poor!). The countless stores we searched, the racks we tore up, our feet swollen from pounding the pavement of the street and the many shiny marble tiles of the malls we ventured. Weird how I found my dress before you did and it happened to be the last dress in the shop, literally ripped off the mannequin for me to buy. But above all the anticipation of your party, researching, planning and prep was fun and in the end you created a party you’ll never forget. So your another year older with memories to look back on and a future to look forward to. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE, from your study buddy Murry.


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Nice day for a white wedding

Saturday the 9th of December was the date to which my cousin Isaac got married to his lovely bride Tai. The sun was out, a true kiwi summer day and I decided to be dressed in black from head to toe. I looked like I was attending a funeral rather than a wedding, but I LOVE Black and it turns out I wasn’t the only one.  My vintage dress (late 70s I believe) was a buy from the Avondale flee market and super cheap at under $4. It was a miracle to 1- not only to find something that would fukin fit my voluptuousness but 2- to get something that cheap, it really was the case of been at the right place at the right time. The elastic belt (from a dress brought at Farmers) is ma fav, as my waist line expands so too does the belt!


The necklace, from the big red shed aka The Warehouse. Not only was it discounted as it was missing a small piece (which in my opinion looked way better without it) but was brought on one of thoz ‘One Day Only Sales’ from $24 down to $6.80!!! Yea man, I AM CHEAP! Even my headband from Equip was half off.


My sis wore a old school dress that I had also brought at the flee market, along with my gold safety pin necklace (that I had made) she finished it off with her black lo-leather Chuckz. Somehow the outfit managed to still look appropriate for the formality of the event but causal in the sense that you’re comfortable in your own shoes- in which this case was Anne’s beloved Chuckz.

                                                         Anne & our cuzie Chantell

All in all, as much as I talk about what we wore, it wasn’t our day but our cousin and his beautiful wife’s day. They were happy and really enjoyed sharing this experience with the people they loved, so to them I wish them all the best as they journey through life with one another.