Last weekend, my mother and I went to a couple of garage sales. The stock was mostly disappointing: rusty garden tools, dirty stuffed animals and a million dog-eared copies of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. While I was sifting through a crate of cracked records, Mum snapped up a cute pair of 80’s cat earrings for me:
So today I set about creating an outfit around these vibrant beauties.
I am wearing:
– White long-sleeved shirt from Face Off
– Denim waistcoat from Cotton On
– Black leggings from K Mart
– Yellow wrap skirt, thrifted from The Dookie Emporium
– Beaded flats from Target
– Cat earrings from garage sale
– Vintage curl brooch
– Jade bead bracelet
– Assorted rings
When I started putting together this outfit, I threw open my wardrobe and this skirt instantly caught my eye. I knew immediately that it would be a good match for my new earrings. They’re similar colours and both have a bit of a jolly, handmade look to them.
This waistcoat is one of my favourite trans-seasonal wardrobe items. It comes in handy for layering when the weather starts to get a bit chilly. It adds a surprising amount of warmth when buttoned over a simple blouse or top. Also, it’s brilliant for creating a bit more shape around my waist. It cinches me in like a corset, but it’s really comfortable and never feels restrictive. I love it.
After a few weeks of sustained rainy weather, the lawn is looking so lush!
This funky curl brooch was another gift from my mum. One of her friends found a bunch of old brooches in among a box of random bits and bobs. So mum gave him twenty dollars for the lot. She kept a few for herself and passed the rest on to me. I love the interesting shape of this brooch. I’m looking forward to wearing it pinned to the collar of some of my winter coats.