All posts tagged: Australia

Style Icons II

Such a pretty day today – love Spring. Just got back from brunching with my friend B (same chicky who bought me my heart necklace from yesterday’s post) and I had the yummiest poached eggs with mushrooms and feta on sourdough. Perth people check out Tuck Shop Cafe on Newcastle Street in Northbridge – yummy food and really good service! Anywho thought i’d get onto Part 2 of my style icons posts before I have to get ready for work this evening. Whitney Port Of all the chicks from ‘The Hills’ Whitney was always my favourite – for one she was actually a nice person (or so it seemed) and she was never ridiculously dramatic or bitchy like the rest of them. And she knows how to dress. I love that her style is carefree and feminine and she’s not afraid to try something different or go that extra step with accessories or bold lips. Alexa Chung She’s just so cool. Can’t even describe it, her look is just so effortless and she always pulls …

Ward away the evil spirits…

Thought I’d share this necklace my friend B bought me for my birthday last year. I came across it cleaning out my six ton of jewelry cos my girl and I have to move house at the beginning of October. The heart is actually filled with rosemary and fennel to ward off the evil spirits (not that I’m a big believer in that kinda thing but what a lovely thought!) and promote courage. Aren’t my friends sweet! Teamed with a black blouse and high waisted skirt I’ll be promoting good and warding off the bad at work today. Pretty perfect for a hospital right? šŸ™‚ E x

DIY Button Earrings

Etsy is one of my favourite online haunts. My cart is filled to the brim with vintage wiggle skirts, geeky gift ideas for my girlfriend and button earrings. Yes, button earrings. But majority are over in the US & UK and with postage and stuff they’re just not worth the price. So I decided to make my own šŸ™‚ My sister L and I spent hours in Spotlight picking buttons – and now I know why the Etsy peeps charge so much for their DIY goodness – buttons can be effing expensive! I paid $5 AUD for ONE BUTTON! Not a set, one! Thankfully my Mum the craft queen has six thousand stray buttons at home so she send a whole heap up so I didn’t have to spend a weeks pay on the tiny things. Note: strong glue is recommended! I had to redo them as I used the wrong glue the first time. Fiddly job , but good turn out hey? Em x

Non-conventional animal print

When I think animal print, typically I think leopard print or maybe snakeskin… But Friday at work my boss was wearing a green shift style shirt with a flamingo print! Random much. Where did these actual prints of animals come from? I don’t really follow catwalk fashion , I kinda just do my own thing – so can someone help a clueless girl out. Yes, this dress has HORSES on it… šŸ™‚

The perfect vintage dress for spring

Fortunately I managed to pop along to the Polka Dot Vintage markets a few Sunday’s back, and scored the cutest floral dress perfect for the warmer months. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy op-shopping, but I’ve come to the conclusion I prefer the vintage fashion markets Perth has to offer cos I don’t have to spend the time digging through piles of regular op shop clothing because someone else has done it for me and found the good stuff šŸ™‚ This dress will be perfect for sunny dates with my lover – and only $35! Bargain. Unfortunately the belt buckle is broken but my crafty mum may find a solution for it.

Lipstick makes a lady.

I find that even in my worst fashion days a dash of bright lipstick can pick me up instantly – take today, I’ve just had a four day weekend now back into three late night shifts in the emergency department. Generally I feel lazy and uninspired on the job if my outfit is lazy and uninspired so I tend to put a lot into my work outfits. Yes there are guidelines – obviously I need to look professional, but professional doesn’t have to be boring. Today’s outfit (like most) is vintage inspired, complete with signature bright lips – we can’t have me falling asleep at my desk can we.