Saturday, September 29, 2012

weekend alteration projects

I am slightly tempted to keep this one long as I feel so glam.
Problem is that I would very rarely wear it. If I take it up to 
just under my knee, I will rock it day and night. I adopted
this little lady this week for $10 from Savers.

Here is my $12.99 beauty. Again, she is getting a shortening
just to make her more wearable. There are two tabs at the waist
where button used to live. I picked up the below cuties, but now
I am thinking some big vintage babies. Opinions?

Friday, September 28, 2012

altered my new vintage find

I've had so much luck with thrifting vintage dresses lately, that
I almost feel guilty. This one was $7 at Vinnies. At first it reminded
me of a velour dressing gown my mum wore through the 1980s,
but I tried it on and the colour and neckline do me many favours. 
I did alter the hemline from a maxi *winces* (sorry Vix) to hit
just under my knee. I will wear her next week to show her off,  
and I'll be belting her her like a good hourglass lady always does. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

someone else's b'day too

Ziggy and I share a birthday. This year he turned 10-years-old. 
Each year, he receives his favourite thing in the world as a gift...
a fresh, juicy roll of toilet paper to destroy.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

birthday girl outfit post

This is what I wore on my birthday.

Dress - made by mother-in-law
Tights - Okok
Shoes - Rubi
Tiara - Woolworths

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

birthday girl

Yesterday it was my birthday.
I got a cuddle from a pug who came into my workplace.
I got some lovely gifts.
Here are some of them.
I also got some flowers. I'm very lucky.

tuesday bits 'n bobs

I not massively into fancy nails but Zooey Deschanel's rock my world.

My beautiful friend Emily went on a mission for me to nab me a pair
of these flats from US Target, as they don't service Australia.
They were $7.48. Thanks Em, I am thrilled.

 Mr Black photo for Miss Claire.

A fabulous horse clock I bought off my friend Dawn.

My Dog Shaming post of the week.

Monday, September 24, 2012

restyle in cream

The $5.99 thrifted dress I wore a couple of weeks ago.
Vintage '60s shoes I should wear more often.
Tights that are being held together with clear nailpolish. :)
Cardigan half price ($20) from Cotton On.

I think it works with the light colour as well as it did with the dark.

Friday, September 21, 2012

fridays outfit - red pleated skirt

Skirt - ASOS
Tights - Columbine
Shoes - Wittner
'60s blouse - etsy
Vintage cardigan - thrifted

Thursday, September 20, 2012

thursday - in case you were wondering

Thrifted vintage '70s dress
Thrifted vintage '80s belt
Cotton On cardigan
Jo Mercer shoes

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

wednesday - dots and corsage

Vintage dress - etsy
Vintage shoes - thrifted
Tights - Happy Socks
Vintage corsage - thrifted

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

chair fabric chosen

I did a post a few days ago about Heather's dad's special chair we
were having reupholstered. Well, this evening Derek came over to 
have a look at the chair and decide on a fabric. The above is what
 we settled on. The chair won't be fully this fabric, it will be primarily
brown fabric and the seat of it will be the above pattern. 

Below is an example of a chair in the same fabric in Shamrock Furniture.

tuesday - nanna cardy

Thrifted skirt
Jo Mercer shoes
Thrifted 50s nanna cardy

Monday, September 17, 2012

monday - vintage stripes and modern dots

'60s dress - etsy
Tights - okok
Shoes - KMart

obsession du jour: vintage linen

I've been thrifting vintage linen for my bed and I have more than
a person ever really needs. I was thinking about using the material
to make a patchwork quilt. Bigger squares as opposed to smaller
squares as I am a lazy daisy. The bears on the bed are 38yo. :D

Sunday, September 16, 2012

giving a 45-year-old chair new life

For my beloved's birthday, her mum is paying for a very special chair
to be re-upholstered. We went into Shamrock Furniture in Edithvale
which specialises in '50s, '60s and '70s furniture yesterday to see if
we could start the ball rolling. So very exciting. 

This is "the chair". It belonged to Heather's late-father, Don, who
passed away 40 years ago, so it has great sentimental value. It's 
now Heather's but is in quite a state of disrepair. The chair was 
purchased in the mid-sixties. 

Above and below are a couple of examples of the work they do at 
Shamrock Furniture. Derek is coming over to look at/quote/pick up
the chair on Tuesday night and we have to have our fabric choice
made by then. Stay tuned to see the end result. I can hardly wait.