Wednesday, 16 April 2014

wearing: lotta from stockholm

another wearing post.
you'd be right if you thought you'd seen this dress before, I shared it with you at the end of 2013. Gosh I cant believe that was nearly 4 months ago. the year is just flying on by.
this time I styled it a little differently and paired it with my latest purchase, a pair of Lotta from Stockholm clogs. I had been admiring these lovely little clogs for months and decided to treat myself to not one but two pairs.
and in keeping with my ethical clothing pledge these shoes are constructed from sustainably sourced and produced materials.

dress: handmade from a vintage sheet
belt: op-shopped
clogs: Lotta from Stockholm
earrings: swap meet

Sunday, 13 April 2014

stills: the harvest

1. table top vignette
2. earring posts attached
3. a little treat for myself
4. pretty afternoon shadows
5. today the sun was shining. so that meant drying weather
6. this afternoon we harvested the butternut crop
7. & 8. more harvesting

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

milk glass and a Ken Done scarf

a selection of my latest op-shopped finds...
a little milk glass jug from last weekends swap meet ($5)
milk glass planter ($2). the perfect size for a pot plant
another pair of vintage earrings ready to be changed to post backings ($4)
floral sheet ($2)
and this silk Ken Done scarf ($2)

have you thrifted any goodies of late?

Sunday, 6 April 2014

stills: his birthday edition

1. & 2. my loves 24th birthday was celebrated this week. carrot cake was requested (the same as last year)
3. & 4. birthday gifts. wall hanging from my bearded pigeon and cockatoo print from studio cockatoo
5. a copy of 'local is lovely' arrived in the mail this week
6. more birthday gifts

Friday, 4 April 2014

wearing: checks and denim

this week has been a busy one. usual work on Monday and Tuesday. drive to Sydney on Tuesday evening. training day Wednesday. drive back home. then today drive to Canberra for work.
so with a day off on Thursday we travelled to the delightful little town of Crookwell. there was a visit to the one little op-shop which saw us leave with a suitcase to add the collection, a floral sheet and milk glass. a cafĂ© for lunch and coffee. then home again with a little stop-off to take some snaps at a viewing spot for the wind turbines by the roadside. it's so green and picturesque at the moment.

jeans: trusty jeanswest. they'd be getting close to 5 years old now and still going strong
shirt: gap. op-shopped
shoes: wardrobe staple
leather belt and satchel: op-shopped

Monday, 31 March 2014

stills: autumn is in the air

1. birthday gift wrapping for my love
2. where there's an open suitcase there's usually a cat at the ready to curl up in it
3. Country Style reading. I think my favourite issue this year
4. beautiful rain
5. bunting and leaves started to change to hues of orange and yellow

sorry I'm a day late with my weekly stills. yesterday was spent relaxing after a busy week and cake baking.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

a fuchsia dress for the ball

Saturday night was a rare night out. I was invited to attend a ball, a Rainbow Ball which was a fundraising event for the Stillbirth Foundation of Australia and Heartfelt.
The story of Heartfelt really touched me, learning that this photography service is available to families at such an emotional time to capture those precious moments together.
I made a dress for the occasion. the fabric is a new purchase, but I styled it with vintage, op-shopped accessories. a sparkly necklace and earrings and a glow mesh purse. the earrings were originally screw-backed but with the advice of the lovely Christina I was able to convert them to post backs.
the evening was lovely. I got to meet some beautiful ladies and the night raised several thousand dollars for such important organisations.