Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Was going to go shopping today, but was thwarted by the I got changed and went to work instead!
Thermal: one of the wool ones I brought over from NZ, i'm so glad I did , they cost a fortune here!
Dress: Found at the Camberwell markets, and then hemmed has pockets!
Belt: savers
I need a haircut!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Arapiles adventure!

Sunset little desert park

Arapiles again!

Arapiles...great view

No diving in the non-existent Natimuk lake

Queen of my castle!

We spent the previous weekend travelling around the Grampians/Arapiles area in a little rental car. And it was amazing!

We stayed in a deserted campground in a basic, but ancient caravan. Once upon a time it was apparently a popular holiday spot, but a few years back the lake it is beside dried up.

This gives the campground a kind of sad/creepy air...there is signs around the lake warning people not to dive in the lake, or swim in the water sking lane..and a jetty that leads to nowhere.

The boyfriend managed to get in a bit of rock climbing, and we climbed to the top of the Arapiles...the view was amazing, and well worth the gut busting climb!

The Grampians were also beautiful, even in the rain...there is so much wildlife!

Even though I did'nt think there would be any op shops open the weekend, I was lucky and noticed one open when we drove back through Beaufort.

And I scored a sweet wee tan leather clutch with an oversized button toggle.

love it!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

a short post...

Just to say i have not disappeared, the darn computor has been on the blink and then i went on holiday! I plan to post my holiday photos soon...
But because i am terribly tired I will leave you with this outfit photo from last week.
Dress: Savers Dandenong
Tights: from a plus size shop in NZ (they come up almost to my armpits, but they do fit my legs and bum!)
Shoes: introducing my new will be seeing alot of them! I had given up on the idea of knee high boots - they either won't fit my calves or sag around my ankles - giving me "cankles".
So i decided mary-janes were the way to go I wanted a leather pair (they last longer), but they are so terribly expensive. It had got to the point where i was willing to pay the money for them though, because i had nothing to wear in cold weather. and i kept getting wet/cold feet. Although i like the open toe/tights look that others seem to pull off, the small practical nurse like person who lives inside me (she has a very loud voice!) told me that i find it hard enough to find tights without ruining them. So, to cut a long story short, just when i was about to give in to temptation, the thrifting faries smiled at me and I found these all leather babies in an op-shop in Brunswick. I love them.
all jewellery is thrifted.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

epic journey to savers

Today the boyfriend and I decided ( as in I decided and the boyfriend followed) to go to Savers in Frankston. So far I have been to three Savers since we moved here, and I have decided that Frankston Savers is the best, as it seems to have more stuff, and lots of nice pieces.
As we have no car we travel by foot, or public transport...which is not always on time, or even running for that matter.
Which was the case today, as part of the Frankston train line was being repaired, because we could not bear the thought of making the last part of our journey via a windy bus route we decided to head to Dandenong Savers instead.
I have read some reviews of Savers that report Dandenong being one of the best, but I found it to be pretty average, esp the mens area. There was'nt much in the womens clothing area either, though I did pick up a bright purple dress, an awesome pair of dark denim jeans, and an unusual cardi (all now in the wash!).
BUT, the book area was a libary, and if you have small feet (ie size 8 and under) there are lots of cute vintage style leather shoes, piles of them...go check it out..if you live in Melbourne!
I attempted to wear in a pair of my vintage all leather heels feet are killing me!
This is the first time I have worn the high-waisted jeans/tucked in top combo, and i'm not so sure it works? What do you guys think?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

high waisted jeans!

Or as high as i'm willing to go anyway, technically there are supposed to be "midwaist" jeans, but I am happy with them! I got them from Target...they are much better looking in real life, but I liked this photo because of the reflection!
The dress below is one of my most recent finds from the Camberwell markets, it is soft and hangs well, though I think I should make it a bit shorter...

I also brought the most amazing black lace dress....I will post photos soon!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Dandenongs

After a somewhat rocky start (got lost wandering the suburbs for an hour) the boyfriend and I rented a car and spent the day in the Dandenong ranges.
And it was lovely! The weather was perfect and the area is just stunning.

We visited the William Ricketts sanctuary, a truly amazing place, full of beautiful sculptures by an amazingly talented man.
I got the jacket above from the sallies, it was missing all its buttons and was too big...but I altered it and put on some buttons and tada! a new favourrite jacket!

These are all fired clay that were then moulded onto boulders and cliff faces, the detail is
mind- boggling!

The boyfriend posing in Olinda.
Tomorrow we are off to the Camberwell markets again...wish me luck!