The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – Part 3

This is the third and final instalment in The Good, The Bad & The Ugly series. I probably could have written another 15 posts about of all the weird and wonderful things my mother and I have been hoarding, but I am trying to keep it to the most standout pieces – like this collection of (truly awful) Hawaiian shirts that my dad was reluctant to get rid of. By the end of the weekend we had gone through 6 large bags, 3 clothes racks and several boxes of clothes. Considering how many items we still loved, we were very restrained in how much came back into our wardrobes. We are now in a position to pack everything neatly back into boxes and bags ready to sell at Markets.

If you live in Melbourne keep an eye out for details of where and when we will be selling it all off!

Here are a few more of my favourite finds:

{wore this beanie around all day, was so cosy I had to take it home}

  

{We don’t do understated, this vest is the perfect example}

  

{my whole family are suckers for a good knit – this one is going to live with my brother}

  

{we also cleared out our dress ups box, there were some creepy things in there – witch fingers?!}

    

{something a little different for me, keeping these work overalls for painting}

  

{A complete vintage work outfit. Keeping, keeping, keeping!}

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – Part 2

Day two of the clothing clear out was extremely productive. We sorted through five extra large bags filled with clothes and arranged them into sizes ready for selling – there also may have been a few things that snuck back into my bag to come home with me. I’m really enjoying hearing about how mum came to own all of these interesting pieces – especially the ones where I go “eww, thats awful” and mum goes “that was my good going out clothes”.

Here are a few of day two’s best finds:

{full black satin formal outfit in perfect condition}

{The fluffiest jumper – great for giving hugs}

{floral cotton blazer, such a shame it’s too big for me}

{Scarf with a zip, for those too important to knot}

{here’s a book to assist those who can’t afford the zip}

{Loving these fur trimmed gloves}

{free sunnies and bumbag from TV Week circa 1990}

{I kind of like this 80’s jumper, except for the fact I look like I have a huntsman on my chest}

{denim vest with galaxy AND rose print, so bad it’s good – KEEPING!}

Dress Deception…..

06.11.2013I have already have a few comments on my outfit today.

I’ve gotten a few I-love-your-skirt’s and some cute-top’s, but in fact it’s a dress.

This is yet another great purchase from Ozsale.
I think it was about $15. It’s a little bit girlier than a lot of my other clothes, but it’s really comfy and perfect for when the weather gets warm (It’s a lovely 28 degrees in Melbourne today!)

I chucked on my black Dotti cardi just because the aircon is always on in my office, and I’m also wearing beige tights, not for warmth, but because I got the stupidest tan line yesterday and need to try cover it up!

Decided to keep my hair down to make the most of the curls remaining from Sunday.

Wedding bells….

03.11.2013No, it’s not my wedding.
It’s actually my best friend Lindsay’s big day.
Unfortunately I didn’t make the cut for the bridesmaids, but I am performing a song during the ceremony.

The wedding is out doors, so I thought I should wear something bright!

I bought the dress first from MissGuided for $16. The moment I got it in my hot little hands I decided this was the dress I was going to wear to the wedding.

It was a serious mission to find shoes to match the dress. I tried almost every shoe store in the CBD, eventually I found these awesome multicoloured heels on Brands Exclusive for only $18!

After the shoe debacle, I didn’t even bother trying to find a headpiece to match, instead I headed to Clegs and bought ribbon to match my shoes and put together this cute hairclip.

The necklace was one I already owned, left over from when my mum had her jewellery making phase.

And finally, I’ll let you in on a little secret; the lace section of this dress is see-through (gasp!) so I’m just wearing a beige bra underneath.
Fingers crossed noone looks too close!

Lighten up….

01.11.2013As the weather gets warmer and the sun starts to come out, clothes get lighter (both in colour and weight)

Today I dressed for spring.

Yes I know it’s been spring for a month now, but we haven’t experienced too much spring weather yet.

This cute green top is from Jay Jays. I got it for $5 when I was about 15.
I love that I can wear it to work, and also dress it down with some jeans for the weekend.

Despite staying true with my black tights and cardigan (I did put my pointy black heels on before I left the house), I lifted the whole outfit by mixing it up with my grey pencil skirt (another great OpShop find).

Topped off with a high bun, I’m ready to enjoy spring 🙂

1, 2, 3, go!

31.10.2013Firstly, ignore my awful face in this picture.

Secondly, I need a mirror this big at my house!

Thirdly, look at that view! 26th floor!

Finally, lets talk about the outfit.

I love love love this black and red Review skirt.
It is an incredible fit, it feels amazing and its got that little quirk I’m always rattling on about.

Today I have paired it with all black, including my black satin and lace top which keeps the look very soft and feminine.

This outfit is surprisingly comfortable for work clothes, which makes this face even more confusing…..

How forgetful….

30.10.2013Today I have reminded myself that this bright blue jacket from Valley Girl was a great buy.

It was only $20, and even though I wouldn’t consider it an everyday jacket, it has been very useful for those days when I want to brighten up a monochromatic outfit.

Todays base is made up of my regular black tights and pointy heels, my short back pencil skirt and this cute black and white stripped top.

Now, I’m not 100% sure on this, but I think my mum bought it for me from an OpShop.
This is the first time I’ve worn it, and it is incredibly comfortable.

……….

OK, so I swear I had more to say, but I half way through writing this a new pair of boots arrived, so I’ve completely forgotten…