Monday, October 27, 2008

Thanks and hooray!

First of all, thanks to Sarah for the tip on using a tripod - I think these photos are a lot better! I'll get better as time goes on. I think it would be great to take photos outside - natural light is always better, but today it is pouring with rain.....sorry for the slightly drunk looking Chrissy Hynde-esque photos, but I am REALLY tired and I need a haircut!!

However, hooray! I have found some primo finds this week:

Item 1: An amazing knit/crochet top. I love the weight of it, it hangs so beautifully and will be very versatile - wear with a singlet underneath in this changeable weather, and then will look really cool over a merino in winter!! Please excuse the photo - my black bra is in the wash and you can see the turquoise one - oops!!$4.99

Closeup of pattern/texture:

Item 2: This skirt I fell in love with immediately - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE sequins in the daytime and this one I plan to wear with a black singlet (probably a bit more dressy than this one) on Christmas Day - great party wear!! $6.99

Closeup of the fabric and sequin detail - gorgeous!!

Item 3: This skirt is something I've been looking for for ages, a nice, pristine white skirt, good length and gorgeous flower cutout detail and at $3 it was a steal!!

Closeup of the amazingly detailed edging:

So all in all - a great week - have a great one yourself!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Finally something worth thrifting!!

The last week or so has been dismal pickings....just nothing inspiring....but today - 2 finds!

1) A gorgeous satin top with a little frill hem and lovely pintucking detail.....I can't resist satin in the daytime!! $2.50...(Still can't for the life of me figure out how to self-time AND look happy!)


2) Lovely knit top with softly frilled sleeves and a lovely gold thread throughout....covers my love of soft and feminine and sparkly all in one! $1.50. I'm sorry for the in the mirror photo, the self-timer was giving me the irrits!! This is paired with a cool pair of highwaist vintage jeans a friend thrifted and gave to me!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Being nice to ME!

Inspired by a friend's post....this week is all about being kind to myself. She pointed out that how you dress affects how you feel. So, my resolution is no more slopping around in my trackpants with scruffy hair and an old top on. Today I am wearing my nice jeans, my new fave cherry necklace and my gorgeous sparkly fitted cardigan. (Sorry about the photo.....I'm still learning about the self-timer feature on my camera!! I'm actually happy - honestly!!)

I've also done my nails (in pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month). And you know what? I DO feel better about myself! Thanks Chantelle!!

What little things do you do to treat yourself? What makes you feel good about yourself?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Feeling the lurve.....

I got a lovely little surprise in my mail today!! A sew it yourself doll kit that I had been eyeing up a few weeks ago....sent by my much loved and appreciated BFF Kylie!! Comes with all you need to make that uber cute doll on the cover, including the gorgeous vintage inspired fabrics!

Thanks so much for caring babe! (Now to wangle some alone time to actually do some sewing....that will be the

Now, for you all to enjoy - how cute is this?

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Didn't manage to do any op shop trawling this week, due to being laid up at home after surgery on Tuesday. Ever realised how hard it is to relax with a bored toddler in the house? Hopefully I'll be back to tip-top shape soon - I hate being an invalid!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


What are the last three things you purchased?
That gorgeous cherry necklace, some pipe cleaners for craft with my daughter and groceries....boring really!

What are the last three songs you downloaded?
I don' t really download music....I'm a bit ancient....

What are the last three places you visited?
Melbourne (my fave city of all!), Auckland, Mt Maunganui

What are your three favourite movies?
Cinema Paradiso, Casablanca, The Notebook

What are your three favourite possessions?
My vanilla lipgloss, my suede chucks and my necklace mannequin.

What three things can you not live without?
My family, loose leaf tea, baths.

What would be your three wishes?
Endless love, peace and prosperity for all.

What three things haven't you done yet?
Fly in a hot air balloon, swim with dolphins, learn to play the guitar.

What are your three favourite dishes?
Chocolate fudge brownie...mmmm...., thai green chicken curry, lemon tart (yes I have a sweet tooth!)

Which three celebrities would you most like to hang out with?
Gwen Stefani - how does she manage to juggle everything and still look so cool!, Robin Williams, the Dalai Lama - I think he's hilarious!

Name three things that freak you out?
Spiders, the thought of being buried alive, horror movies

Name three unusual things you are good at.
Reading really fast, writing with both hands (not at the same time though, I'm not a freak!!), getting toddlers to eat veges!

Which three things are you coveting?
This dress, this necklace and this gorgeous Trelise Cooper number!!.