Restyle Photo-a-Day Challenge: Day 6 ACCESSORISE

DAY 6 Accessorise
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   (Dress – Save the Children $10, Belt – Save the Children $2, Necklace – Save the Children $2, Bag – Save the Children $10)
     
Accessorising is a very important part of putting together an outfit. Personally, I would feel a little naked if I didn’t have at least one accessory on! 

One of the my favourite place to buy accessories is at an op shop. (In fact most of my current accessory collection is from an op shop!) Glomesh bags, gold chunky jewellery and unique belts are just some of my current op shop obsessions! Lucky for me, I always seem to walk out of a store with at least one new accessory and most of the time they cost less than $5.00.. what’s not to love about that?!!

  
 
 
xox
 
 
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Restyle Photo-a-Day Challenge: Day 5 SEQUINS

DAY 5 Sequins
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   (Top – Save the Children $15, Shorts – Cotton On, Boots – Betts)
     

Just casually hanging in the park with my sequins on!! 
There were definitely a few weird looks in my direction while shooting these photos. I don’t think anyone was expecting a blinding, sequin glare to be coming from the middle of the bush. The things we do for a good photo!

I have to say this was possibly one of my favourite prompts for Restyle this year, I mean who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle in their lives!! Believe it or not though, it was also one of the hardest for me. I searched high and low for the ultimate 80’s sequin vintage piece. Lucky for me I stumbled upon this amazing sequin top for a mere $15.00 and I knew that all my sequin prayers had been answered.

 
xox
 
 
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Restyle Photo-a-Day Challenge: Day 3 WHITE SHIRT

DAY 3 White Shirt
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   (Shirt – Save the Children $7.00, Belt – Op shop, Necklace – Sportsgirl, Boots – Jeffrey Campbell)


      Every wardrobe has one… the classic, always trusty, never fail, white shirt! 

 Shopping at op shops is a great way to get creative with fashion. When ever I go op shopping I always find so many items in a size 16 or over (in fact most op shops have an entire 16 and over section!) Unfortunately, at an op shop, you can’t request the same item in your own size, so you are forced to think outside the box to make sure that one of a kind piece comes home with you!!

For today’s prompt I decided to do a little bit of a magic trick. Take one over sized white shirt,  and *abracadabra*… turn it into a dress!!

Snap on a belt, jazz it up with jewellery and you are good to go!


 
xox
 
 
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Swap it

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(Top – Vintage, Pants – Vintage, Bag – Vintage)

I am going to let you in on a little secret… One of my favourite places to search for vintage treasure, whether it be for the store or for my own personal collection, is a swap mart. There is always some hidden treasure to be found. This entire outfit is made up of items I found at the Karrinyup Swap Mart last Sunday. It cost me less than $35.00!!! Wowzer!! I hit the jackpot with an older lady selling her clothing for 50 cents a pop!!
So, I guess the secret is out… You’re welcome!!
Oh and make sure you get down there early. The Karrinyup Swap Mart starts at 7:30am and that is definitely the best time to snap up the bargains!
 
xox
 
 
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Restyle Photo-a-Day Challenge: Day 2 POLKA DOT

DAY 2 Polka Dots
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   (Pants – Save the Children $7.00, Belt – Op shop, Top – Sportsgirl, Hat – Sportsgirl)
     
Who doesn’t love a good Polka Dot?? It is definitely one of my favourite patterns. So classic and always stylish. 
I have to say I stepped a little out of my comfort zone with these pants. (Not with the polka dot aspect but with the wide leggedness!!) They are not something I would usually wear, being such a shorty, but I thought Restyle was the perfect time to experiment with new styles and try different things. What do you think? 
 

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Restyle Photo-a-Day Challenge: Day 1 PINK

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DAY 1 Pink
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   (Skirt- Op shop, Top – Op shop, Belt – Op Shop, Necklace – Op shop )
     
And we’re off… Restyle has begun!!
I couldn’t think of a better way to start this challenge, than with a delicious, girly, pink outfit. I must admit, as much as I love the colour pink I actually do not wear a lot of it, so I was quite happy with today’s prompt as it gave me very good reason to buy some pink clothing.
 
Don’t forget to join in the fun and post your daily opshopped outfit to instagram, facebook or twitter using the hashtag #restyle2013. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!! 

Hope you enjoy my first look and make sure you check back daily because there is plenty more to come. (30 more to be exact!!)
 
 
xox
 
 
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Casual


(Jeans – ZARA, Shoes – Dotti, Top – Ally Fashion, Blazer – Vintage, Bag – Vintage)
 
Just a quick post to show my super casual outfit from Saturday’s blogger meet up (I know, I know, I’m not wearing heels… G.A.S.P!!!) Very out of character for me, but I’m blaming the fact that I had to wake up before 7am (on a Saturday!) to get to work and my brain was not capable of coming up with anything too exciting!! 
P.S. Restyle starts in ONE week!! I hope you are all getting your op shopped outfits ready to take on the challenge.
 
xox
 
 
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Wedding Blues

    
(Dress – Finders Keepers, Wedges – Betts, Headpiece – Sportsgirl)

A wedding in a tropical location calls for a light, bright, breezy outfit and flowers, somewhere. I managed to tick all those boxes with this little ensemble I put together for a friends wedding in Bali last week. 
The wedding was held at a private villa in Tabanan. It was a little far from the main tourist areas but the countryside and ocean views surrounding the villa were the ideal backdrop for such a romantic occasion. It was a gorgeous affair and the most perfect way to end our holiday. (Although having to leave for the airport at 6am the next day, to make our flight home was probably not the greatest of ideas.)
 
xox
 
 
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Clouds

   (Pants- H and M, Top – Ally Fashion, Jacket – Bardot, Watch – Michael Kors)
    
Aren’t clouds amazing? There is just something about them that really fascinates me. No matter what they are doing, I am in awe. White, fluffy ones in a bright blue sky, pink, glowing ones next to a setting sun, you name it, I love it. The clouds in these photos were the perfect backdrop for this open landscape. They were dark and gloomy with a hint of a glow from the setting Sun’s reflection.
 
Ok, well I’ve just snapped out of it and realised I have written a whole blog post about clouds.. so, um yeah.. I think that’s enough cloud talk for one night. Cloud Addicts Anonymous is clearly calling my name.
 
xox
 
 
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Ways to Wear: White Jeans

   
   

Today’s Ways to Wear edition is all about white jeans. 

I admit when I first saw these white jeans in Zara I was a bit wary. (What is it about wearing white that turns you into a clumsy slob?? Is there some unwritten rule that states you must spill whatever you are eating/drinking all over white clothing??*) However, I managed to overcome my slob related fears and I took these white jeans home. I am pleased to report we are very happy together! The fresh, crisp colour goes with practically everything. They can be dressed up with metallics and heels or kept casual with an oversized knit and sneakers. Happy days!

* Just for the record I did spill coffee on them the first day I wore them!!
 
xox
 
 
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