Wednesday, April 3, 2013

FUCKYEAH FLAMINGO!

Well the weather in Sydney has been rather shitty-pants today. So I think that when things are grey and miserable, what better way to brighten the mood than by dressing as a psychedelic flamingo lady?


This is the outfit I wore to work today (although admittedly the pics were snapped over the weekend when the sun was actually out). Here is me hard at work:


Do you like my knitted short-sleeve floral jumper thing? It's yet another thrifted find from my fave lucky op-shop in the world: Rockdale Vinnies. 



Oh it does make me happy to find something so loud and fun and vintage that FITS at the back of some overcrowded op-shop for a bargain basement price. Feels like a much more rewarding exercise than just ordering something off ASOS - not to mention, far more ethical. 


I'm looking forward to this weekend. Am heading down the coast to my cousin Kate's for another op-shopping expedition around the greater Wollongong-Dapto region. We did the same thing about a year ago and I ended up coming home with a rather substantial haul. Will keep you posted if I find any goodies.


I just love the concept that an old garment that someone is throwing out because they no longer want it can be given a new lease on life when viewed from a new perspective. One person's trash is another's treasure; Waste not want not; < insert another cliched reduce-reuse-recycle aphorism here> .



ON that note: I've done a rather massive wardrobe clean-out recently and have been photographing and cataloging everything ready to sell online. I've actually got OVER 250 ITEMS in total so STAY POSTED: I've got everything from evening wear to casual; accessories to full outfits. There's a mixture of vintage, designer and high street and they'll all be bargain prices. 


YOU COULD HAVE YOUR VERY OWN OUTFIT JUST LIKE THIS ONE!


WASTE NOT, WANT NOT! 
You can pick up something awesome second-hand and WORK IT, OWN IT, USE IT!


STAY TUNED FOR THE WORK IT, OWN IT, USE IT ONLINE GARAGE SALE: COMING SOON!



Things what I weared:

- Vintage knitted short-sleeve cotton floral jumper - OPSHOPPED
- Pink sheer shirt dress -SHITTY CHIC
- White frame retro sunnies - ASOS
- Purple leather Eleanor Parade T-bar sandals from Shoes International
- Pink Leather satchel by the Cambridge satchel company from ASOS

5 comments:

  1. That jumper is absolutely gorgeous! Love it.

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  2. I definitely love and would work that gorgeous top, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    The weather has been shitty-pants in the south of Spain too.
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  3. Oh god, I am so overly excited over the thought of you selling some of your clothing. I love your fashion! Oh, and I LOVE this outfit, I have the same sheer top thingy and always have problems styling it!

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