Wednesday, 26 June 2013

“Fabric of My Life”

As you know I have a love affair with anything crafty and vintage. So when I saw the Needle and Thread range from Kaisercraft I fell in love. I made this little layout to fit inside this photo frame on my bedside table.
Cute as a button, hey?

Whatever Will I Wear?

I often receive compliments on my individual and vintage fashion style. However it did take me awhile to find and develop my own unique style. I grew up in the suburbs near the coast and started taking an interest in fashion when I was around 14 or 15 years old. Being close to the beach surf brands were "in" such as Ripcurl and Roxy. My friends usually wore board shorts and bright t-shirts in summer with coloured thongs. Winter was jeans, jumpers and jackets simple in colour and design.


After following this trend for about a year or so I became board and tired of looking like everyone else my age. So I decided to try wearing more dressy clothing. My wardrobe changed to floral knee length summery skirts with camisoles in summer. In winter I wore dresses in solid colours with tights and boots. I further developed this style during my undergraduate years at Uni. I left home and lived on campus at La Trobe University, about an hour out of Melbourne. I enjoyed dressing up each day instead of waring a school uniform. Hats, scarfs and gloves were much needed in the chilly Melbourne winters.


I would describe my summer style as 1950's and 1970's. I wear a lot of floral and print knee length dresses and skirts and flowing maxi dresses and skirts. Summer fashion is very romantic, I think.

This lovely blue dress here is one you can get away with wearing all year round. In winter I team it with black (or red!) tights, boots and a bright blue blazer. I love the combination of blue and red together so I accessorise with a red belt and blue and red jewellery (think ropes of pearls and crystals).


I am a big fan of tweed. I proudly own a vintage (1970’s I think) tweed caramel coloured high waisted skirt. This cute dress is imitation tweed. It has a lovely purple and pink colour through it.


This yellow dress here is one of my favourites. I picked it up from a fantastic shop in Adelaide called Dangerfield. When I entered this shop I thought, Oh my goodness! Look at all these lovely clothes! Dangerfield is full of vintage style clothes ranging from the ‘50’s through to the ‘70’s, including Goth and punk style. I love how this dress is modest, as in it covers everything, yet still carries a classy sexy look.

My little brother was the photographer for this post. Thank you Leigh!


Tuesday, 25 June 2013

I'm back! And other things...

Hello! After another long absence I'm back again with new ideas. I've decided to add other content to my blog, such as more vintage items, home deco, fashion and food! The food part will centre around recipes   I've collected over the years since I've been on a gluten, dairy and egg free diet due to health issues. I've always found it difficult to find yummy and most importantly easy allergy recipes. So stay tuned!