What I wore 26/4/2017

 

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.

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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.

 

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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

 

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I wore this outfit to go grocery shopping, and then drink coffee and read for several hours.

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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.

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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?

Daily outfit 20/3/2017

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.

 

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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

 

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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.

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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.

What I wore 3/1/2017

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.

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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I like that in the mirror, the brooch reads MURDER just like in The Shining.

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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.

 

 

What I wore: to find fantastic beasts

After years of waiting, we geeks are lucky enough to be treated to a new film from the Harry Potter universe.  Last week I excitedly headed to the cinema to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  I had tried to keep an open mind about the film, and had managed to avoid most trailers and all spoilers.  One thing I did know is that I wanted to wear something comfy and vaguely witchy to the cinema to check out the film.

 

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I am wearing:

  • Black lace flared from H & M
  • Grey cotton tee shirt from Uniqlo
  • Pucci print vest from the Mill Markets
  • Black flatforms from Big W
  • Birdcage earrings from Louvisa
  • Jade bracelet

 

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I wanted floating layers and dark colours, a hint of sexiness and mystery.  But I also wanted to be comfortable enough to lounge about in the cinema.  these trousers are ideal for lounging.  They look amazing but they’re as stretchy and comfortable as yoga pants.  They are possibly my favourite item in my summer wardrobe.  When I wear them I feel like the lost sister of Stevie Nicks or Janis Joplin.

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I picked up a few plain tee shirts from Uniqlo earlier in the year and it has fast become my favourite place for basics.  These tee shirts are great quality but are still super soft and comfortable.

 

 

 

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This was such a comfortable and fun outfit to wear to the movies. And what did I think of the movie itself?  Well, I really enjoyed it, and I’m planning on elaborating on that in a future post, so stay tuned!

 

What do you wear to go to the movies?

What I wore: They’re the world’s most fearsome, fighting teens.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles were possibly my very first fandom.  I got into watching the cartoons when I was around four years old, and quickly became obsessed.  The live action TMNT movie was the first film I ever saw at the cinema, and to this day is one of my favourite films.  And the ninja turtles feature quite prominently in my wardrobe.  So this weekend when I was having a chilled day at home, I chose an awesome retro-print baseball tee featuring my favourite heroes in a half shell.

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I am wearing:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tee from Jay Jays
  • Black and white rag skirt from Temt
  • Black zipper leggings from Rubi
  • Black and white sneaker booties from Valley Girl
  • Studded cuff
  • Silver ring from Sportsgirl
  • Lego ring from Nerdburger
  • Doughnut earrings from Off Ya Tree

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Can we take a moment to talk about these earrings?  I bought them at the beginning of the year right before my first meeting with my boyfriend, David.  I was panicked that the earrings I was wearing weren’t cool enough for meeting this dude, and I made a mad dash into Off Ya Tree in Swanston Street and found this amazing pair of doughnut earrings waiting for me.  As David and I had bonded over our mutual love of The Simpsons, it seemed appropriate that I should wear Homer’s favourite food for our first meeting.  These have quickly become one of my most worn pairs of earrings.

 

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Do you have a favourite Turtle?  Mine is Donatello by a nose, with Michaelangelo following very closely behind.

What I wore:Black and pearls

I don’t think it’s possible to categorise my style as “minimalist”.  I am usually in the “more is more” camp when it comes to getting dressed. I like bright colours, bold prints, loads of jewelry and plenty of accessories.  But occasionally I like to wear something simple and pared back.

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On this particular day, I started with a pair of lacy leopard tights.  These are a staple in my wardrobe, because they’re easy to wear but instantly take any outfit from dull to sexy.  I paired them with my favourite black heels.

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I went for an all-black ensemble because it felt clean and unfussy.  I felt really good about myself that day and I wanted to wear something that looked sophisticated and made me feel like people would be looking at me, rather than staring at my outfit.  While I like my bold outfits, sometimes it can be refreshing to wear something simpler to let your own self shine through.  Every now and then I feel like I’m hiding behind a bright outfit, particularly when I’m down or depressed.  It’s like I let my clothes do the talking, to hide the fact that I’m not feeling very chatty or bubbly.  So on this day, when I felt really positive, I chose something that wasn’t going to overwhelm me, something that I felt beautiful in.

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I call this my “mermaid skirt” because it has the most incredible flare when I walk. It billows out like a mermaid tail and I feel wonderful when I wear it out.

 

I am wearing:

  • Black bodysuit from Missguided
  • Black maxi skirt (thrifted)
  • Lace tights (Big W)
  • Black patent heels from Nine West
  • Pearl necklace (thrifted)
  • Art deco ring (antique)
  • Faux fur coat (Target)
  • Swarovski crystal earrings (Nana’s)

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I wore this outfit to go op shopping and get coffee at my favourite cafe.

 

Do you ever feel like you’re hiding behind your clothes?  Do you prefer minimalist outfits, or is your style generally very “more is more”?

What I wore 9 August 2016

I recently purchased my first ever flannelette shirt. This may not seem like a big deal, but it kinda baffles me that I’ve gone thirty years without one.  They are a staple item in Aussie wardrobes, and a huge part of the grunge and punk rock looks I love so much.  How have I never bought a flannelette shirt before now?  I picked up this one last weekend and I had to rock it immediately.  I’m in love.  It’s warm, it’s soft and so super comfortable.

My initial instinct was to style this bad boy with jeans and boots.  But I didn’t want to be too predictable.  I wanted to push my boundaries a little and wear it with something slightly unexpected.  Enter this black lace corset dress, which has been in my wardrobe longer than I’ve been writing this blog.

I still wore my trusty Doc Martens for a classic 90’s grunge look.  My boyfriend told me I looked like I’d stepped out of The Craft.  I was only too happy to take that compliment.

I am wearing:

  • Red flannelette shirt from Jay Jays
  • Black corset dress from 7 Angels
  • Black cage tights from Pulp Kitchen
  • Black Dr Martens boots
  • Deathly Hallows earrings (gift from my brother)
  • Christopher Walken pendant from Etsy
  • Silver rings (assorted)
  • Leopard print socks from Sportsgirl

 

 

I felt pretty darn awesome in this shirt, and I’m looking forward to wearing it again.  Maybe with the jeans-and-boots combo that I’d envisaged or perhaps with something completely different.

 

Is there an item that you’ve recently added to your wardrobe that you can’t believe it’s taken you this long to wear?