Thursday, July 26, 2012

newly discovered (awesome) stuff

A sneak peek from the upcoming Miss L Fire collection.
I predict it will be the best, yet. I'm getting these ones.

Since Barney (cat) pissed on one suitcase
and Mr Black (rabbit) chewed the zip off
the other, I have been searching for new ones.
These are on my radar, from this etsy store.

Then there are the brand new vintage-look

A new brand I have just discovered,
I want every, single piece. Pisser!!

Lastly, I am super-stoked as my fav Aussie tights brand OKOK
now sells online. Check it out esp if you like spots or stripes.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

my week thus far

Cool, beaten-up vintage suitcase - thrifted.

Do you recognise a new addition (hint green with fur trim)?

$2 polish from local supermarket. Should have named it "Grass".

My lounge room to the left...

And the right.

Interspecies love.

Ziggy - Bathtub Supervisor.

Pugs working hard.

The girls are back on the lay.

Barney, you little bastard! Grrr...

Sunday, July 22, 2012

contemplating, purchased, lost, want

I found this vintage wool coat with fir trim in a thrift
store for $50 yesterday. I didn't buy it, I am still thinking
about it. I have lots of coats, but the colour is to-die-for.

During my four-week hibernation, I realsied I have
hardly any flats. So I grabbed these babies for $30
in total. The red were $10 and the black $20. I haven't
worn them yet, to be honest, I spent most of last week
bumming about in jeans, sneakers (trainers) and woollen
cardigans. Comfort dressing (as in comfort eating).

The above sunnies, my fav pair of Karen Walkers, were sadly
lost last Monday. *sobs* Somewhere between the bank and my
car, we were parted, when I retraced my steps, they were long gone.

... I am considering these honies. They have been around for years,
but I am still thinking about them. Is wine the right colour choice?

Other than that, I've turned off my phone, avoided Facebook,
stopped freaking out about not posting daily blog posts, walked
the pugs heaps, got a lot of beauty sleep, spoiled the cats with pats,
drank too much coffee, browsed real stores (as opposed to online),
wandered around thrift stores, read every fash mag, and generally
unwound. Now if only I could do something about the weather.

Monday, July 16, 2012

old photo frames, cookies, and puppy corsages

So, I've taken a spontaneous month off work to recharge.

I've had a huge couple of months: a friend's mum died of
cancer and a very close friend is currently battling it.
 While supporting others, I forgot about myself.
So I'm taking some time to do nice things for me.

Today I baked cookies, walked my dogs, cleaned
the chook house. I bought some corsages for my
girls and then we did a doggy photoshoot on the beach.
I also started ordering photos and buying old frames
from opshops to make a photo wall for my mum.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

low-fat brownies

5 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 tbsp caster sugar, 5 tbsp skim milk, 3 lge mashed
bananas, 1 cup soft brown sugar, 1 tsp vanilla essence, 5 egg whites, 3/4
cup self-raising flour, 3/4 cup oatbran, icing sugar for dusting.

Blend cocoa powder, caster sugar and milk.
Beat egg whites and add to chocolate mixture.
Sift in flour and add oatbran.
Pour into cake tin and bake at 180 degrees until firm.
When cool, sift caster sugar on top for decoration.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

stuff i'm loving

Dotty tights from Modcloth


This little lady's corsage is actually a kids headband
$4.95 from Cotton On Kids. Need some for the girls.


Leona Edmiston's new "summer garden" print.

This photo by Vanessa Jackman.
I'm in love with the strong pop of orange.


This dude because he is a legend.
He was atthe pug party I was at last weekend.
He won the best dressed prize.

Friday, July 13, 2012

baking for my woofers

  • 2 cups (250g) wholemeal flour
  • 270g unsalted natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup (250ml) low fat milk

Mix all ingredients. Cut with a bone-shaped cookie cutter. Bake at 180 degrees until golden. Cool and serve to happy hounds.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

'60s wool cape

60s wool cape - thrifted
Vintage dress - etsy
Tights - Pamela Mann
Belt - Portmans
Shoes - Jo Mercer
Umbrella - Lincraft
Earrings - thrifted

These earrings, I converted from painful clip-ons to regular
post earrings and it appears to have worked like a dream. :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

oh, hello lovely

I just won this heavenly dress on ebay for $27. Woot!
I plan to take her up to just pat the knee (sorry, Vix).

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

starfish brooch

Vintage dress - ebay
Brooch - The Loved One
Tights - Ambra
Shoes - Wittner

Monday, July 9, 2012

burnt orange feathers

Velvet skirt - thrifted
Black top - Miss Shop
Boa - Sportsgirl
Shoes - Novo
Tights - ASOS