Saturday, June 25, 2011

Vintage Lace & Mexican Tacos

My first post in quite some time! I apologise for being so slow - things have been popping up here and there, but nevertheless, I'm posting now :)

Some of you would probably have realised that I am quite addicted to vintage shopping. I love finding something that you know no one else your age will have (that makes me sound like I enjoy dressing like a Grandma but you know what I mean) and I love to think the piece of clothing has had another life - it wasn't just mass-produced from a factory.

You might have seen my post previously on the beautiful vintage sequin top that I bought. Well I was lucky enough to be able to snatch up another lucky find this time in the same shop - a delicate lace jacket. It's not to everyone's taste but I think it is genuinely beautiful. While some people are handbag/shoe collectors, I love a good jacket, and to find one in lace just topped it off! I imagine it'll look great with a black dress, or even dressed down with a pair of jeans.

I had the most lovely outing with Eleanor, Rad and Beth on the perfect winter's day - the air was cold and crisp, yet the sun was still shining. I wish I had taken my camera, but never fear, we've concluded we'll be heading back sometime very soon. And I couldn't resist taking a photo on my phone of our delicious lunch at a little Mexican restaurant - tacos, corn chips, guacamole and salsa. Unfortunately for you, I forgot to take a photo of our trip to the French patisserie, so just imagine a chocolate tart that is literally just that - pure, soft chocolate encased in a thin tart.

Special thanks to my dressmakers mannequin who is known fondly in my household as "Monica". She might be armless, legless and headless, but she stands perfectly still - the perfect model if you ask me!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Winter Woolies

Myer has their season stocktake sale and I was lucky to pick up a few bargains this morning :)

Red Cable Knit Jumper

Low slung handbag (I love this jacquard-weave texture on bags)

Earrings in fact reduced to $2.50 :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Treasure Trove

So I've been majorly slack and haven't posted for a few weeks, but with holidays in one week, I promise I will be blogging HEAPS more. While this post is not particularly content-heavy, here are some bargains I found at Diva in Darling Harbour today, on a fish and chips luncheon with my parents :) Lovely way to spend a sunny Winter Sunday.

LOVE Ring - $3
Tri-Stone Ring - $5
Stone Knotted "Shanti" Bracelet - $5
Catseye Studs - $2
Diamond Bow Drop Earrings - $3