Everyone has lazy days and I love nothing more than wearing a pair of comfy trackies at home, but I will not grace you with those photos. Instead, I thought I would show you what I wear when I’m just having a lazy Sunday – which usually involves a walk along the beach and then a cup of tea at a cafe.
Budgets. Aren’t they annoying? Those pesky little things you have to keep an eye on when you shop? Budget shopping is annoying, especially when you see something you really, really love. So, to help me when I have to shop on a budget, I just follow some of these steps.
I’m moving overseas in exactly 41 days. I haven’t even started cleaning out my room yet. I have managed to part with some dearly beloved clothes. Other clothes I should part with (but can’t) are in a plastic bag on-top of my laundry basket.
It can be hard looking for quality clothes in op-shops these days. Especially when a lot of Op-shops sell clothes for a hefty price tag (I’m looking at you Recycle Boutique and Tatty’s). I question how these shops can call themselves op-shops if they sell clothes by Trelise Cooper etc? How are they vintage, retro or second hand.
Today I thought I’d finally get my 1950s wiggle skirt out of my wardrobe and see if there was anything I could wear it with. I ended up pairing it with a pair of black seamed stocking (from the Warehouse for only $16!) and a blouse from Smoove Reworked Vintage. The shoes are from the 1940s and made of velvet. I recently got the shoes resoled because they were really slippery on the bottom. They are NOS (New Old Stock, which means they are true vintage but never worn!).
We had our ANZAC Ceremony (for WW100 (one hundred years since ANZACS landed at Gallipoli- hence WW100 and not WW1)) at Birkdale Primary today. It was such a special day. I think there were 30 ex-Birkdale students who went to WWI, 12 didn’t come home. The seniors built an ANZAC pathway as a memorial for the lost soldiers and there is a memorial rock outside the school dedicated to all soldiers who went to war (both ex-Birkdale and residents of the Northcote/Birkenhead/Birkdale areas).
Happy Easter or Vrolijk Pasen.
A year ago at this time I was sitting in Bruges eating a waffle before starting my travels through Belgium and into Holland. This has made me really miss my family in the Netherlands.
This blog post is detailing the reasons why I love vintage, or modern clothes with a vintage twist.
I went to town today to get my hair cut and go shopping.
I didn’t buy anything. I’m looking for a pair of black, high-waisted pants for interviews. So hard to find any and I came home empty handed.
I love to sew and I often try to rework clothes.