The Team of the Mighty West!

Last week was my dad’s 59th Birthday. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind me telling you all his age as he is the only person I have ever known who can’t wait til they turn 60 – he’s already researching what benefits/discounts you can get with a seniors card. As his birthday present my brother and I took him to the Melbourne Cricket Club (of which I am a member) to watch Richmond (who dad supports) verse the Western Bulldogs (who I support).

It was a really fun afternoon, starting with a beautiful walk through Fitzroy Gardens and a quick stop at Captain Cook’s Cottage before heading to the MCG. It was a pretty close game, which made it great to watch and even better because the Doggies came out on top! Luckily dad isn’t too passionate about footy so there was no tension when we went out for dinner and I continued to proudly wear my Bulldogs scarf.

Outfit: CottonOn Sunnies (Ozsale, $3), Top (Supre, $5), Western Bulldogs Scarf, Jeans (Forever21, $13) & Candy Boots (Myer Kids Department).

 {Dad in the backyard of Cook’s Cottage}


{Dad and I watching the footy – he regrets forgetting his scarf}


{Auskick kids games, half time at the ‘G – they are so cute!}


Miss you already!

Regardless of how much I like to pretend I’m a sophisticated lady, I’m still 13 at heart. I tend to get over excited in the moment and forget important stuff. This has resulted in me losing at least 3 of my favourite coats – devastating!

I’m really glad I took this picture a few weeks ago featuring one of my favourite coats of all time. I’ve worn this classic black coat more than almost anything else I own for the last 3 years since picking it up at a Vintage sale. In an attempted to be sensible, I wore it out on a Friday night (it’s getting very chilly in Melbourne) and it didn’t come home with me. *sheds a tear*

I’m considering making Lost-Pet-style posters in the hopes it will turn up – sadly I think it’s gone forever!

Outfit: Coat (Vintage, $10), Dress (Myer), CottonOn Bag (Ozsale, $13) & Heels (from mum)

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!}

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!}

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – Part 1

It’s been a bit quiet  here on EK’s Daily Dress lately. But good things come to those who wait!

As mentioned here, I’m at home for the Easter long weekend to go through a huge amount of old clothes in preparation for selling them – both at markets and online.

Despite arriving after 10pm last night, mum and I got straight into it, going through some of the nicer and more unusual vintage pieces that have come from a huge variety of places including garage sales, opshops, friends, grandparents and mum’s pre-children wardrobe – 80’s much?

Check out some of my favourite finds so far:

{amazing 80’s jumper – trying to encourage my brother to keep}

{shirt dress & jumper dresses – mum’s favourites from 1987}

{vintage high waisted pants that were a perfect fit on me – KEEPING!}


{mum modelling an unusual use of animal print, awful or awesome? What do you think?}


  {loving this two toned vintage bag – KEEPING!}

{vintage socks, mint condition, 39 cents, any takers?}


{wide brim hats are so hot right now!}


{These vintage Dunlop Volleys could be mistaken for brand new – they haven’t changed the design in over 30 years!}

Friday Nights, not Festivals

On the weekend I was meant to head off to my fifth and final festival of the season. Unfortunately I have been far too busy so I decided to sell my ticket and have a weekend at home instead.

I wholly intended not to go out, to stay at home and do all those things I’ve been putting off, like doing my laundry and cleaning up my room. But by the time I finished work on Friday I desperately needed to let off some steam – which I did in my usual fashion of a few (too many) drinks and some serious dancing.

It’s been a while since I got really dressed up and I was particularly excited about using my new Poppy Lissiman clutch for the first time.

Outfit: Jacket (Target, $30), Dress (BooHoo, $20), Bag (Poppy Lissiman, $85) & Heels (Target, $15)

{smokey eye & bold lips}


{infinity bun, which was super easy!}

Mum Appreciation Post

It’s no secret that my mum plays a big part in my style. She seems to pop out quite often in this blog, whether it be some rule or tip she taught me as a child or an article of clothing she has given me. I’m extremely lucky that my mum has excellent taste (most of the time) and is a borderline shop-a-holic, meaning I am constantly being gifted great clothes, including this woollen skirt and these awesome tan shoe boots. I sometimes feel she is just as happy living out her fashion dreams through me as she is when she buys something for herself (she is aware her mini skirt and 5-inch heels days are done).

I am looking forward to spending the Easter long weekend with her going through a mountain of old clothes in preparation for selling them at markets and online. Keep an eye out next weekend as I will be documenting some of our a best, worst and most unusual finds.

Outfit: Top (CottonOn, $5), MIsshop Skirt (Myer, from mum) & Shoe Boots (from Mum)