Vintage icecream the second

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It’s getting to that time in semester when dressing is difficult for me. There are two reasons for this : 1) I haven’t been sewing, therefore outfit repeats are inevitable and 2) I’m rather tired, which makes assembling an outfit difficult.

So there you have it. Those are the reasons why I’ve worn this outfit twice in a 3 days (although, the colour palette has changed slightly).

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I’m going through a bit of a blouse thing at the moment. (as in, I’m lusting over a number of vintage ones online / wearing the ones I own heaps) it’s very refreshing, especially seeing at my shirt of choice for a while was actually a black or white singlet with a bow attached to the front and a large bolaro around the shoulders.

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Despite my outfit ‘repeat’ I’ve done quite a refreshing thing with you footwear. I haven’t worn boots in about 2 years, so it’s nice to give them a bit of love.

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Icecream from the past.

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I’we come to realise in the past few days that most of the clothes I have purchased this year have come from shop 55 https://shop55.com.au/. The best thing to from this (apart from some amazing clothes) is the fact I’m incorporating different silhouettes into my wardrobe.

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The newest addition to my ever changing style is this fabulous cropped Blouse.
I’m not usually one for crop tops, but this Blouse was too cute to pass on. To get around the revealing nature of the shirt, I am wearing a cami underneath.

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This shirt also makes my icecream skirt look significantly more ‘vintage’  which I’m kind of digging.

Roses are wet, violets are wet. I am wet, everything is wet.

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The title of this post perfectly describes my Thursday.

When I left my house Thursday morning it was raining a little bit, so I decided to bring my umbrella. I go to class, and by the time class had finished, the weather had improved dramatically. On my way back to uni it started to sprinkle a little. Then I open up my umbrella, thinking it will keep me dry.
The umbrella did not keep me dry. The ‘little’  shower turned into a torrential downpour. Consequently, I was soaked in the process. My poor little umbrella did not stand a chance.

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These pictures were taken after I had dried off ( and after the rain had stopped.) before the downpour I was having a brilliant hair day, but, as you can see here, my good hair day was not went to be :(

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Anyway, enough about the weather. Let’s talk about my pants. These pants are Literally the most comfortable pants I have ever owned. I bought them from shop 55 in woy woy https://shop55.com.au/ (I know I keep saying this, but this shop is my most favourite clothing store ever) I can’t remember exactly what era they’re from, but I think Wendy (who owns the place) said they were either 70’s or 80’s.
Fun pants are fun Yo

Let’s have a real talk about the weather…

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I am so sick of the weather at the moment. Basically I had this awesome outfit planned out because the weather was yucky and cold the night before. When I woke up in was super hot, so I decided to wear something less warm. This was a bad choice.

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Guess what temperature it was at uni.

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It was a very cold temperature. Despite my smiling face, I was not a happy chappy.

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The moral of this story is, don’t change your mind about pre planned outfits, because you might end up cold and miserable.

Space Cadet

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So, as I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’ve been incredibly busy. This busy period is making me feel a bit grumpy. What better way to get over grumpyness than by wearing moon boots and dressing like a space Cadet?

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It never ceases to amaze me how much a new outfit combination can change my mood (both positively and negatively) the outfit I wore yesterday can’t not make me happy. (dem moon boots yo)

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The blazer I wore yesterday is one of my oldest and most loved items of clothing. I bought it in Adelaide when I was in year 10. Unfortunately for me, the lining is starting to destroy itself, so I need to sew it up asap.

Pinocchio and Squirrels

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On Sunday my boyfriend and I managed to find some time to go for a walk along the local cycle path. While we were on our little adventure, I decided to turn him into a camera fairy.

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This is what I wore Sunday. It’s such a comfy outfit (and so much fun to wear!)

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Anyway, I don’t really have much to say. Fashion be fun Yo.

Dreamy Dresses

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Lady Petrova’s webstore is a dangerous place for my wallet.

Basically there was this dress which I loved. Then it went on sale. Then it got marked down further, and the once more. Every time it was marked down it was so much harder for me not to buy.

I may have caved this week….

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…and this might be the dress in question.

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Usually I’m not a fan of wearing ‘bodycon’ dresses, but, the organza overlay makes it super cute and a bit classy.

The dress was designed by house of cards http://www.houseofcardsthelabel.com/ which is a pretty darn cool label.

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Dress: House of Cards, Belt: Shop 55, Tights: Sportsgirl, Shoes: Whitners.

It’s raining cats and dogs

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This week hasn’t been good for weather. It’s been cold, wet and miserable.

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Jacket: thrifted, shirt:dotti, belt:Alannah Hill, shorts: hand made, tights:myer, shoes: whiteners

Because of this I thought it would be appropriate to pair my kitty shirt with my doggy shorts (because it really has been raining cats and dogs)

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The shoes I have on are my oxymoron shoes. I’ve nicknamed them this because they look like hiking boots, but they’re really not made for hiking.

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Hamming it up (1920’s style)

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On Sunday I had a gig with the New Empire Ballroom Ragtime and Jazz Dance Orchestra. We’re a period Orchestra, so we try and do everything as traditionally as possible (Hence all these lovely ladies in their gorgeous dresses looking delightful)

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I’ve been waiting so long to do some outfit shots in one of the dresses (We haven’t had a gig since I started the blog, which is no fun at all!) Our lovely Wardrobe Mistress Ashley sourced our outfits from thrift stores, then altered them into submission!

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We’re not all class all the time ;)

You can find out more about us here https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Empire-Ballroom-Ragtime-Dance-Orchestra :D

Flower Power (Aka that time I stayed up way too late sewing)

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I really need to stop watching project runway. It not only makes me want to sew all day, but it makes me want to leave my uni course and become a designer (which is one of the few jobs which is less financially secure than music. Side note: Why can’t I be good at stuff which won’t make me poor?)

Anyway, I stayed up obnoxiously late hand sewing these details…

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…onto this skirt.

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Unfortunately due to poor overcast lighting conditions on campus, the picture doesn’t do the skirt justice. Basically it’s the perfect fairy skirt. It’s a triple layer circle skirt with linen as the bottom layer, and polka dot tulle making up the top two layers. As i mention before I hand sewed rose and leaf detail around the edge of the skirt to add to the whimsy. Each rose was lovingly crafted by my hands, and sworn at multiple times by my brain (Because making lots of tiny roses sucks!)

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I matched the skirt with my green cape, and green Lady Petrova blouse, then tied in the red in the skirt with my shiny red shoes.

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The gig was pretty fun to play, although, it was wayyyy too cold for an outdoor gig. Next time I think I’ll bring a warmer jacket.

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