Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wednesday Morning Score at the Salvos

I love dresses :)
I've always been into jeans and pants apart from the dress/skirt over the jeans trend which I rocked for a few years and of course the "good" dresses for special occasions at the back of the closet. This dress is a little bit SJP and I'm wearing a black t-shirt underneath. It's pretty cute, not 100% sure though - might sell this one on ebay.

I love this one. It's a "Linda Britten" , made in Australia, pure silk, the teal colour goes with my putrid mane.

This one I snuck in, it's actually from Valley Girl, don't you just adore the bow on the front?

I wasn't even going to go to the Op-Shop today but as I was driving closer I thought I'd better go and have a peruse in case I missed something special. And I would have!! Not too keen on posting pictures of myself when my mane looks less than fabulous but at the end of the day, it's about the clothes.

So the little tartan swing dress has a lovely black bow along the bustline which can't be seen in the picture and i'm also wearing a black t-shirt underneath.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Pretty Ribbons

Today I went to Spotlight for ribbon to fix a dress and came home with these two pretty grosgrain ribbons. You should have seen all the colours lined up screaming "pick me, pick me", it was a very tough choice indeed.
So I thought about making a bow brooch, or I could use them as the strings on lingerie drawstring bags. Whatever the outcome, you shall see the ribbons come to good use on here pretty soon :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Beary Nice.... hehehehe

I'm loving this t-shirt from Topshop. My sister lives in London.......... hmmm.......... Christmas....... Maybe...............

It's Macaron NOT Macaroon!@#@

Not to be confused with simple little shredded coconut and egg white blobs. I'm talking about French "Macarons" Like a miniature meringue cake in every flavour and colour imaginable. I guess most people know about them now after the whole "marie antoinette" french, romantic revival thing. They really are worth all the fuss though. Oooh yummy!! I have sampled macarons from Laurent bakery in Melbourne and had the pleasure of trying the infamous Laduree version when my mother returned from Paris with a small box for me . Needless to say it was empty by evening. I'm yet to try making my own .........

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Best Soap in the World - So Far........

Tiare Tahiti Monoi

Because it's made with real essential oil the fragrance is strong and the way it lathers up in tiny bubbles is divine. It is hard to find in Australia though. The only stockist in Melbourne I could find was Hula in Ripponlea. I would love to open a store and sell soaps from all over the world. Imagine how much fun could be had sourcing and scouring the globe for these lovely morsels.

The packaging and presentation are just as important as the soap itself. Last week on ebay I scored this Mor brand lavender/periwinkle soap above. The soap is fine, I was seduced by the packaging. The paper it's wrapped in has a velvet relief thing happening and the faux wax seal finishes it off nicely.

So I guess collecting soaps is my new thing and possibly redecorating the bathroom to accomodate my new fetish :)

Tina & The Bird

I had this ceramic bird set up with fabric in the front room to take a picture. When I came back, here's Tina - who has free reign of the house - checking out the bird. How cute!!

My New Blouse

Oh how I love this new blouse purchased from Valley Girl for the meagre sum of $25. I love, love, love it. And it looks great with the purple leather belt and yellow pendant necklace which I made.
From now on I only want to wear tops with frills that give a three dimensional quality as everything else in my closet feels old and tired.