I’ve been craving texture and pattern lately. I like mixing and matching items that kinda-clash and kinda-match in ways that feel pleasing to me. I enjoy deep, rich colours and fabrics that feel soft to the fingers. I love throwing all of these elements together into one outfit that is comfortable and sassy.
I am wearing:
- Art deco earrings from Lovisa
- Black tee shirt from Uniqlo
- Chevron cropped jumper from Mink Pink (thrifted)
- Satin lounge pants from Target
- Sparkle socks from Target
- Loafers from Target
- Fox pin (birthday present from David)
- Assorted bangles (all thrifted)
Rocking loafers and shiny socks just like MJ. If only I also had his moves.
This outfit was worn for an evening of dinner and computer games with my family. We played several rounds of Murder Trivia Party which has quickly become one of our favourite games to play when my brother comes to visit. It appeals to both my love of trivia and our dark sense of humour.
This pin was a birthday gift from my love, David. His nickname for me is “little fox” and for my special day he bought me a whole host of fox-themed gifts. This pin is just so adorable and the colours are perfect with this jumper.
After dinner I enjoyed a brief snuggle with my dad’s cat, Branson. Branson is an absolute sweetheart, but he’s got to be the most awkward cat I’ve ever met. He’s got incredibly long limbs and is super gangly. When he runs down the hallway there are just legs and paws going all over the place, as he slips and slides. There isn’t an ounce of grace in him, and yet he’s just the sweetest little friend. He also has such perfectly white paws that look as though they’ve been dipped into fresh cream, which only adds to his appeal.
This comfy clash of separates was the perfect thing to wear for a family evening of fun.
One of my new years resolutions for 2017 was to make a knitted garment of some kind. I saw a bunch of boxy knitted jumpers popping up on ASOS and I loved them. I thought it would be a fairly easy thing to make for my first project. I managed to whip up this TARDIS blue jumper with a minimum of fussing and I really like it. It’s nice and warm and super comfortable for lazy days.
I am wearing:
- TARDIS blue jumper (handknitted)
- Blue pucci shirt (thrifted)
- Bootleg jeans from K Mart
- Dr Martens boots
- BB-8 enamel pin from Hannah Hitchman Illustrations
- Skull ring from ASOS
- Moonstone ring from Lovisa
- Fleur du Lis ring from Equip
- Clog earrings (thrifted)
I topped off this outfit with my new BB-8 pin from Hannah Hitchman Illustrations.
I have been obsessed with enamel pins lately and I bought a few as a little treat right before my birthday. This dude is adorable, and I love that he’s doing the “thumbs-up” pose with his lighter.
I wore this outfit for a run to the shops, reading on the lawn and loads of decluttering.
I’ve been kind of obsessed with printed scarves lately. I’ve been wearing them looped around my neck, tied onto my handbag and wrapped around my hair. It’s amazing how a simple square of coloured silk can turn a regular outfit into something that feels a tad more special.
My outfits this week have had a distinct 70’s vibe to them as well. I’ve been dabbling with jeans, earthy tones and hoop earrings.
I am wearing:
- Red nautical print scarf (thrifted)
- Collared blouse from Temt
- Bootleg jeans from K-Mart
- Red slingback heels from I love Billy
- Gold hoop earrings
- Penny Farthing brooch (gift from my friend Tom, all the way from Berlin)
- Turquoise ring
I wore this outfit to go grocery shopping, and then drink coffee and read for several hours.
These shoes were purchased last year on sale. I’d been on the lookout for a pair of red wedges after my old faithful polka-dot pair died. I was instantly drawn to the rainbow detailing on the wedge. These are great because they’re nice and low, so they are fairly comfortable.
I kept my makeup fairly natural with a touch of gloss and some groomed brows. I wanted to keep the look fairly down-to-earth and simple.
What have you been wearing lately? Is there a particular item that has been popping up in your outfits over and over again?
Once upon a time I owned a gorgeous pair of black boots. They were leather with silver hardware and a stack heel. They found their way into my life after a chance encounter at at second hand store. After countless adventures together, they tragically parted ways with their soles last winter.
Since then, I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of boots to replace them. I had a clear picture in my mind of what I was after, and yet the perfect boots were somewhat elusive. But recently I snapped up this pair of vegan leather boots on ebay and they are just ideal. Supple, soft and comfortable, I believe they are set to become a wardrobe staple.
I paired the boots with one of my favourite vintage dresses for a drive to take some photos of street art and lunch with my parents.
I am wearing:
- Black and red floral dress (vintage)
- Black leopard fishnet tights (K Mart)
- Black vegan leather boots (ebay)
- Silver swallow chain link belt (vintage)
- Turquoise earrings (handmade by my aunt)
- Silver ring
This belt belonged to my best friend’s grandmother. It is such a gorgeous and unusual piece. It always adds a bit of interest to simple dresses, and I love the way it looks when paired with something heavily printed.
My headscarf is actually the sash off my dress. As I was wearing the silver belt, I thought it would be fun to pull my hair back with the sash and go all matchy-matchy.
These boots are just what the doctor ordered. They are beautiful for wearing with my hippie getups, but they will also look great with some of my grittier punk-rock looks. I have even worn them to work a couple of times over cigarette pants and under prim dresses. They were a brilliant find and I’m so chuffed with them.
I’ve really been feeling the pin-up vibe with my outfits lately. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that I’ve been listening to a lot of The Baseballs amazing do-wop covers. Perhaps it’s because the steaming hot end-of-summer temperatures have made me feel all warm and sultry under the collar. Whatever the reason, I’ve been reaching for my hairspray and winged eyeliner to create the perfect pin-up look.
I wore this outfit to dinner a few nights ago, and managed to snap off a few pictures as I raced out the door.
I am wearing:
- Cruelle De Vil Tee shirt from Threadless
- Black and white polka dot skirt from Best N Less
- Red buckled stilettos (thfited)
- Black studded leather belt (gift from my ex)
- Dice earrings from Equip
I recently purchased the NYX vinyl liquid eyeliner and it’s been a godsend in this hot weather. The applicator is a very thin brush, so you can easily apply your liner with pinpoint precision. It dries fast and has the most deliciously patent finish. Best of all, this stuff doesn’t budge. I can be sweating like a disco queen under a spotlight and my eyeliner remains crisp and clean.
I’ve opted to wear a pretty apple-tinted gloss on my lips rather than my traditional full red lip. I just find gloss to be a lot more forgiving in the heat. This one is the Innoxa Antioxidant Lip Glaze which I reviewed a while ago.
Although the days are drawing in and the air is a little crisper in the mornings, I’m sure that my love affair with pin up style will continue right on into Autumn.
Summer is here in earnest and the temperature has been scorching. Between the humid days and the sultry nights all I want to do is laze about in floating layers, read while stretched on on green lawns and wait for a breeze to lift the hair off my neck.
I am wearing:
- Sportsgirl maxi dress (thrifted)
- Tan sandals from Rubi Shoes
- Snake bangle from Tilka
- Drop pearl earrings from Louvisa
- Floral hair garland (handmade by me)
- Resin ring (thrfited)
My mermaid pedicure.
I went with super light makeup, because I knew that a full face wouldn’t last in the heat. Just a swipe of BB cream, a touch of concealer where needed, cream blush and eyeshadow and nude lipgloss for a dewy look.
I’ve had snakes on the brain lately. The night before last, I took a walk to my parents house and nearly stepped on a red-belly black snake as I crossed the road. It took a moment to realise that the snake was dead, and by that time I’d already had a mini heart attack. Snakes are a big problem here in summer time, although now that I live right in the heart of town, I rarely see any. They tend not to venture where there are too many cars or people, but this slithery dude must have been on the move, probably looking for water. I’m so pleased that I didn’t run into a live one, because they really frighten me. The closest I want to come to a snake is these two brass ones wrapped around my wrist.
Usually in summer time, my style tends to be a lot more bohemian, 1970’s inspired. But every now and then I want a change. On this particular day, I was in the mood for something dark with a bit of a gothic touch. So I pulled out some fishnets and black lace and started building a summer-friendly gothic outfit.
My new brooch was truly the piece that inspired me to dress on the darker side on this day. I picked this Shining brooch up from Cherry Loco Jewellery on Etsy. They have an incredible array of acrylic jewellery and I treated myself to this REDRUM brooch just before Christmas.
I am wearing:
- Black lace corset dress from 7 Angels
- Black cage fishnet tights from Dangerfield
- Black flatforms from Big W
- REDRUM brooch from Cherry Loco Jewellery
- Diamante drop earrings from Equip
- Leopard print ring from Equip
- Christmas beetle ring
- Black felt hat from Coo Ca Choo
I like that in the mirror, the brooch reads MURDER just like in The Shining.
Later in the day I popped on a wide-brimmed hat to keep the sun off and headed to the shops. This hat is my favourite in summer because it takes any outfit to the next level and has a bit of an American Horror Story feel to it. I think that Stevie Nicks would be proud of this witchy outfit.