The DIY Kimono Attempt
Nov29

The DIY Kimono Attempt

It has been such a long time since I posted a wardrobe workout post having been distracted by complete rubbish (literally) for the last few weeks. So a bit of a fashion fix was long overdue. Before we converse about kimonos please accept my apologies. The website has been a bit of a disaster the last two weeks and I hope no one has wasted their time trying access it only to receive countless error messages.  There has been a big issue...

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Thrifting Serendipity
Nov18

Thrifting Serendipity

  Way back on day 279 of my wardrobe workout challenge I put my self control to the test and hit the op-shops of Caloundra with Michelle the wonderful designer from RetroButterfly. As many would predict, being a reformed thrift-a-holic on a ‘shopping ban’ it really isn’t the easiest task to thrift with no intention of buying because thrift stores are always full of delectable fashion discoveries. One particular...

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Holiday Catch Up: Day 334 Cascade Falls And Hideaway Island
Nov12

Holiday Catch Up: Day 334 Cascade Falls And Hideaway Island

Vanuatu is a place with natural beauty in abundance and it is really surprising how easily accessible the breathtaking wonders can be! On day 334 of my Wardrobe Workout challenge my Mr. and I caught a local bus around 10km out of town to Mele Cascades. A series of clear blue natural ‘swimming pools’ that pave the way to a stunning thirty five meter waterfall that you can swim at the base of.  Before getting down to the...

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Holiday Catch Up: Day 333 Ocean Adventures
Nov08

Holiday Catch Up: Day 333 Ocean Adventures

For our first official day as ‘man and wife’ we took to the seas with the South Sea Vagabond crew and spent the day sipping coconuts, snorkelling and sailing around the islands of Vanuatu. On our nautical adventures we were lucky enough to spy a pod of false killer whale. Some of which literally swam under the cargo net I was sitting on! So magical. We pulled into a secluded alcove for lunch and a snorkelling session in...

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Holiday Catch Up: Day 332 The Wedding
Nov07

Holiday Catch Up: Day 332 The Wedding

On September seventeenth I ran away to tropical paradise and married the most incredible man in the world! For my wedding I stayed true to my ‘Wardrobe Workout’ no shopping challenge and made my own dress from my late Nan’s crochet table cloth and doily (which meant the world to my mum to know her mother had played a part in the day), combined with some calico I had originally purchased some time ago with intentions...

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Holiday Catch Up: Day 331 Efate Exploration
Nov06

Holiday Catch Up: Day 331 Efate Exploration

Welcome to the Vanuatu trip of a lifetime! The picture sharing has been a long time coming as I was awaiting the remainder of the wedding photos to share the shots in sequential order. With a very important USB drive of wedding photos in my hot little hands I can finally share the ‘big day’ with you in two days time.  Day 331 required nothing more than a pair of bikinis and a tee and harem pant coverup as my man and I were...

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Basics Mash Up: The Tank Dress
Nov05

Basics Mash Up: The Tank Dress

Scraping in at the barely worn bargain price of one dollar this thrifted Sportsgirl tank dress is one versatile number. As you can imagine, the ways to wear a tank dress are only limited by your creativity. This kind of layering basic was missing form my 365 Day wardrobe workout challenge. Sure, I do have two (now quite hole filled) dresses but (this one from the black dress challenge on the right I also own in grey) as they have...

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Basics Mash Up: The Striped Tank
Nov04

Basics Mash Up: The Striped Tank

  You may or may not of heard yesterday about my mother load haul of thrifted basics?  The first thing to be integrated into the post 365 day shopping ban closet was this striped tank. A versatile piece of cloth that pretty much goes with everything I own. Still on the hunt for the perfect striped tee. But in the mean time with the weather heating up this baby is sure to get plant of wear. Stripes, although seeming a little...

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The Basics Of Thrifting
Nov03

The Basics Of Thrifting

Thrifting is such a thrilling sport! Today I headed to the thrift store to look for a waste paper basket of some sort (we don’t have anything that fancy at home and probably should own one) for a photo prop for the ‘Waste Weigh Up’ Challenge. I found nothing what-so-ever in the we way of waste paper baskets but instead came home with the mother load haul of basics. Having carefully curated a list of...

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The After Party: Emotions and Assessment
Nov02

The After Party: Emotions and Assessment

Having tackled the most functional parts of my closet (work wear, field work, and fitness) I attempted to analyse the ‘not-so-striaghtforward and functional parts’. This was a huge job that I started yesterday taking ‘breaks’ to clean my house and wash and fold laundry. Having already completed a full closet inventory spreadsheet in the last two weeks I decided to begin photographing each item. This may seem a...

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