Sunday, 12 May 2013

A Very Grande Week


Freezing cold and feelin' fresh for the start of the week

dress - opshop
cardi & cherry necklace - retail
boots- Modcloth
coat - made by me
bag - ASOS


Stupid rain ruining my photo shoot. And yes, it was still cold.

top - opshop
skirt - made by me
tights, amethyst pendant & umbrella - retail
boots - ASOS


Midweek and I'm over it already. I will not smile.

dress - made by me (before I began blogging and the dress which started my love of
fitted bodice / full skirted dresses - the first I ever made in this style)
jacket and tights - retail
men's shoes - outlet sale
pendant - 70's from my mum

Interesting that the dress with which I began to fully realise my femininity I now decided to wear with men's shoes. Before I made this dress, my idea of dressing up was to wear my 'good'  black jeans.


 Feeling so damn special being a woman.

cardi, tights, boots - retail
dress - opshop
brooch - Christmas gift
tired expression - Mother Nature


Lounging around....

....before hitting Helgastock 2013! (where I forgot to take any photos. Very clever). I met Sister Sarah, Helga! and Carli and a couple of other lovely lasses whose names and websites have completely slipped my mind! I'm sorry! Please remind me. I had so much fun and dinner was lovely. I wore this dress and this coat. No doubt someone will have photos up on their blog or Facebook sooner or later.

dressing gown - opshop
purple booties - Target


An overdue photo shoot of opshop finds

Boob-squash dress

Also experimenting with hair extensions...

(further evidence of boob squash below)

....and camera focus... (grrr)

Hair extensions are good for hiding one's bra straps...

...until one forgets to fling one's hair over them.

The lace dress is what I'm showing off here. It didn't come with a slip but clearly requires one.


I am attempting to photograph milk as it billows up through a cup of tea.

It is one of my favourite sights and I think I will continue to try and capture it accurately. Prepare for many tea and milk photos.

(How many effing photos have I used in this post??)

There will be more filler posts of work wear and opshop finds while I continue work on my winter sewing project. Sewing posts will be scarce for the next month or so.


  1. OH MY GOD WEDNESDAY'S LOOK!!!!! I am in awe. Seriously, I haven't closed my jaw yet. I am a SMITTEN KITTEN. Oh and I love the red heels.

    Teach me how. Teach me how you do it.

    1. You're sweet :) Wednesday's look was no accident. I seriously tried on about 15 dresses before I found one that went with those shoes. I love the red shoes too but they're purely for dress-ups only. They're far too tall for me to walk around in for more than 5 minutes.

  2. I really like these posts. As in seeing your wardrobe through the week. I can't decide which one is my favorite. So I'll just say all of them look sensational on you, dear! :-)

    1. Thanks Sean! I like doing these too so I might keep them going between sewing posts.

  3. So many beautiful dresses! I LOVE the two floral ones so much, you must have amazing op shops where you live!! Isn't the cold weather wonderful? It's so fun to be able to wear tights and cardigans for once :D

    1. I completely agree! I have coats I've been dying to wear. And yes, I do indeed have some fab opshops in my area... secret ones no one knows about which is why I think I find such wonderful items!

  4. It looks like our weather matches up at the moment, we had a funny weekend of bright sunshine, hail, wind and rain.
    Love those red shoes so much! You have such a pretty smile xxx

    1. Thank you so much! Its gone freezing again over here and I hope it stays that way.

  5. Ohhh, there's so many stylish, fantastic pieces and details at work here. From the elegant dragonfly brooch to siren red suede heels, I adore it all!

    ♥ Jessica

    1. Thank you Jessica! The dragonfly is a special piece.

  6. Geez, too many cute things to comment on! I love the yellow dress you made and the red heels are crazy cute!

    1. Thanks! The yellow one is a favorite of mine.

  7. lots and lots of cute feminine things!
    They all look good!


  8. Sop lovely in every outfit, ahhhhhh

  9. Oh I really love the Thursday and Saturday outfits. Thursday's accessories! You know I love dragonflies.


    1. Thank you! I really love the dragonfly too. Their shape is so unique.

  10. WHoa! I especially love Wednesday and Thursday frocks... and then BAM there's your smokin' hot gorgeousness in the black lace dress - HELLZ YES!!!

    Sarah xxx

    1. You're welcome! I have to figure out a way to wear the black lace dress as day wear.