What I Wore 31.08.11 - Birthday Style!

It's my birthday! I am celebrating by wearing my new favourite dress (that you might recognise from my last post), my favourite necklace and by going out and buying some new clothes. Then tonight I'm going out to dinner with some of my favourite people. I already feel spoiled rotten and the day's not even over yet! It's been pretty great so far.

Vintage dress//Pigeonhole necklace//Cotton On cardigan//Black flats

I love this dress! I actually bought it on sale from Sportsgirl's vintage section (very, very heavily discounted, otherwise I wouldn't have bothered... $70 for a vintage dress is a little ridiculous!). It had these huge puffy sleeves that I just couldn't figure out what to do with them. I love sleeved dresses, so I tried just taking out the little stiff bits of fabric that sat underneath the sleeves... but no dice, they were still huge. So I just ripped them off and now the dress is perfect. It makes me feel even more Bettie Page-esque!

I've already been lucky enough to get some presents which I hope I can show off soon! My parents got me this gorgeous vintage dress - with a giraffe pattern! - and a cute bag, and my sister got me some kikki.k goodies.

Anyway I can't wait to see my lovely friends and my lovely lovely boyfriend tonight, so I must head off and find something to wear!


Camera Obscura - Razzle Dazzle Rose


Little Things 28.08.11

Hello again! I have had a super busy week with work and went to birthday drinks (not for me... yet) last night, so am having a very relaxed night in with Whose Line Is It Anyway (seriously, I am so obsessed with this show) and some homemade pasta salad. Here's some photos that have been accumulating on my phone since my last Little Things post!

{These are some My Little Pony figurines from my hairdresser's salon. I told you she was awesome!}

{And one of the two cats that hangs around the salon and is quite content to sit on your lap while you get your hurr did}

{I finished reading Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life a few weekends ago. I liked it, but I watched the movie first and the graphic novel is literally panel for panel the same, so I don't know if I'll get the rest of the books.}

{This is a birthday card I bought for my friend's 21st}

{I bought these tight from Sportsgirl and absolutely love them! They have a kind of over-the-knee schoolgirl socks feel but then you have the adorable spots on the rest of the stockings. I wore them last night and I must say they were quite a hit}

{I wore my favourite necklace from Pigeonhole. My outfit inspiration was Bettie Page mixed with a schoolgirl, I wish I had gotten photos, but ah well}

{I hardly ever eat breakfast but lately I have been all about avocado paste, cherry tomatoes and crumbled feta on toast. Yum!}

Also, my blogroll (to the right of the page) severely needs updating! If you'd like to be included just leave your URL in the comments so I can check out your blog.

I'll leave you with a song that has been playing pretty much on repeat in my boyfriend's car. I think it might be my favourite Pulp song (to listen to with one of my favourite people).

Pulp - Babies



Tattoo You

A couple of Tuesdays ago I decided to walk in and make an appointment to get tattooed. And so I did. My friend Trish (who has many, many, many tattoos and so was a very good person to have with me) came with me and her boyfriend's best friend tattooed a teeny tiny heart on my forearm.

This is me bursting with excitement in the waiting room. 

This is me somewhat nervously getting tattooed. I've never been scared of needles or anything like that but it wasn't the most comfortable experience I've ever gone through. It was made slightly more surreal by the fact that the Hooray For Boobies album by the Bloodhound Gang was playing the whole time... yes, I got tattooed to the sweet sounds of "The Bad Touch". 

And this is me afterwards in Planet Books looking pretty pleased with myself. 

And finally, this is how it looked later that night. You can't really see how swollen it was, but it was a bit flaky, which freaked me out until I was assured that was normal. I'm STILL waiting for it to heal properly and now it's at the itchy stage, but I am so happy that I got it. It's the best (early) 22nd birthday present I could have given myself!

I just wanted to say thank you to Holdfast Tattoo for being so wonderful, and especially to my tattooist Jed who did such a fantastic job on my tattoo and made sure I was happy with it and comfortable every step of the (admittedly quite short) way! I would definitely recommend them, they're all extremely talented and I definitely can't wait to visit them again!


The Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch


What I Wore 22.08.11

Hello again! I had the day off today so I'm getting caught up on my blog posts, and I went to get some new work clothes, which was depressingly expensive. I had been waiting all weekend to do an ASOS order as soon as I had money; $200 on work clothes later and I guess ASOS will have to wait. I kind of hate buying clothes for work (I work in a department store) because a) the brand isn't really my style and b) it's no fun buying clothes when you feel forced to. I was quite happy with what I found today, though - I even bought a pair of trousers, which I never wear!

This is the exact same style skirt that I wore in an outfit post not too long ago; I was so happy to find sheer pleated maxis that I bought two of them. I didn't know how much wear I would get out of this one - I hardly ever wear pink, even though it's one of my favourite colours and is used quite liberally in all my home decorating - but I paired it with this floral shirt from Dotti and I think it looks okay.

Sportsgirl skirt//Dotti top//Target cardigan//Tan flats, can't quite remember where from!//Diva ring and earrings

So just a short post today, I'm sorry! I have posts lined up for every day this week (!!) so please come back tomorrow! Here's a melancholy song to match my melancholy mood. 

The Pogues - Dirty Old Town



Back to Black

I went to get my hair cut and coloured today, at Peggy Sues like always, and my hairdresser Bee very kindly did my hair in a beehive for a Mods vs Rockers themed 21st I'm going to tomorrow. I'll give you a proper look at my hair (and of course my costume!) tomorrow, but for now here's a sneak peek and my new favourite nailpolish, 'Gold Coin' by Revlon.

I decided to go back to brunette - I LOVED my blue hair but it faded SO quickly and left my hair looking kind of like bayalage, but without any gradient so my hair just went from really dark to really blond and it looked kind of weird. Plus it was in horrible condition, so in the end I just went for this Bettie Page inspired style.

I do quite like my hair like this, it reminds me of Elsie from A Beautiful Mess and the gorgeous hairstyles she frequently has in her outfit photos!

Anyway I am only taking a tiny break to show these photos because I'm cleaning my house before my parents come up tomorrow, but here's a tune that will get you swingin' for the weekend.

The Andrews Sisters - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy



What I Wore 16.08.11

First of all I have to apologise for my over-a-week-long absence! I have been very busy (with some stuff I hope I can tell you about soon!) and also trying to catch up with people in, you know, real life. But I am back now!

I've been wearing this outfit a lot recently; it's nothing spectacular but I love how the colours go together. I've been trying to buy more cardigans and outerwear, at the start of this winter I only had one cardigan and now I have, um, definitely a lot more than one.

Quirky Circus dress//Valleygirl cardigan//Vintage belt//Pigeonhole necklace//Black tights//Sportsgirl loafers//Oliver Peoples glasses

I haven't been into Valleygirl (or Temt, or anything of that ilk really) for literally years. As in, not since my first year of uni. I had kind of boycotted it because it was so cheap and nasty and fell apart after a couple of wears. But, I went in a couple of weeks ago looking for a cropped black cardigan for part of a '60s costume, and found quite a few cheap and cheerful buys that will be popping up in some outfit posts soon. One of them was this cardigan, and I have to say I am quite happy with its lovely rust colour.

This dress is one of my absolute favourites. Here's the last time I took photos of it - it's so comfortable and lovely and I am certainly not strong enough to go past a lace Peter Pan collar. Not to keep harping on about the outfit, but lately I've been feeling sick of about 97% of my wardrobe so I'm glad to find an outfit that looks cute but doesn't require too much effort to put together.

Something else that makes me feel put together is these cute little nail stickers! I got mine from David Jones (they're OPI), but I hear Sally Hansen ones have some much better patterns. They're pretty easy to put on once you get the hang of it, and I've had them on since Friday and they've only just started to peel off at the top. They match something else heart-shaped I recently acquired which will be on the blog soon!

Anyway, I will leave you with a lovely Otis Redding song (no, not the Kanye and Jay-Z version) that I have been listening to quite a bit lately. I may have even put it on a mix tape - yes, a cassette - for someone because I am a giant nerd. Oh well.



General Pants Co.

I'm a little late in posting about it, but I'm really excited that General Pants Co is coming to Perth! It's one of the stores that I always make a point to go into when I go to Melbourne, because a lot of the brands aren't available in Perth. I've bought some of the most-loved pieces in my wardrobe from there.

Anyway, I think it will be open in a couple of weeks, so I've been putting together some wishlists of things I intend to buy from them as soon as possible!

Clearly I have a little bit of a thing for polka dots at the moment - I'm really glad they're going to be on trend for spring, because I've seen them popping up everywhere in stores at the moment! I love the black and white dress because it has a Peter Pan collar (of course), and the orange dress looks so perfectly 60's but not too much like a shapeless shift dress.

I'm still loving sheer skirts, and this beautiful burgundy one is a perfect length and colour. I think the Something Else knotted skirt is very cute (and nautical stuff is always around in summer) and would look adorable paired with a Breton top. The Don't Ask Amanda midi skirt is another beautiful colour and I can picture so many ways to wear it! It's definitely at the top of my wishlist!

Not very surprising that my favourite shirts would include Peter Pan collars and florals, but here they are. I don't know, I hardly ever buy shirts! I do love the vintage sailor feel of the white shirt, and the floral print would look really nice with a high waisted miniskirt.

And finally, the shoes and accessories I have my eye on. I love the floral Doc Martens - I've wanted a pair for YEARS - and there's some of the Henry Holland suspender tights in there as well. I've been coveting a pair of those for ages but shipping from overseas tights is crazy expensive, considering it's just a pair of tights! I'll be so happy to finally get my hands on a pair! Oh, and the inclusion of the calculator watch is admittedly random, but I think they're insanely cool and I just really want one. For all the sums  I have to do on a daily basis... obviously.

I can't wait for the store to open and hopefully I'll be able to show you guys my General Pants goodies soon!


{all pictures from the General Pants Co. website}


Little Things 01.08.11

Here are some more photos from around the place! I haven't picked up my camera much lately - although I'm trying to more often! - so these ones are just from my phone. It's been a while since my last Little Things update so this one's got a few extra photos for you.

{I really liked how the ice-cream matched my nail polish. And I liked the fact that I could get ice-cream for the Mr Whippy van while all the kids on my street weren't allowed to spend their pocket money. Sucked in, kids.}

{I've been trying to remember to take photos of my accessories, too. Here's my knock-off House of Harlow ring from Diva that I wore all the way back at the start of last month.}

{One of my best and most lovely friends Emma made our little friend-family a roast dinner a few weeks ago. It was easily one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten.}

{Speaking of Emma, this is us at the Harry Potter movie. You might remember the outfit from here.}

{These are my aunty's adorable and very energetic dogs. I included both photos because they were taken the weekend after I dyed my hair, so you can really see how blue it is in the first picture!}

{This was taken the day my sister and I had lunch at Heavenly Plate; you can see my outfit post from that day here. It has the sweetest decor and was actually quite tasty.}

{Proof of said tastiness: mango bruschetta. Delicious.}

{And to end with, my friend's eerily realistic Senor Chang shirt. I don't know why this was one of the only photos I took at On The Bright Side, where I could have been taking snaps of the wonderfully sexy Jarvis Cocker or The Hives, but there you go.}

Hope you've enjoyed the mini-update! I am actually really looking forward to this month. It's my birthday month and all and I have some very exciting things coming up that hopefully I can share soon!