Tag Archives: New Purchase

The Midas Touch

The last time I owned a piece of gold clothing was a princess dress my mum bought for me when I was 5 or 6. My last memory of it is a (male) family friend trying it on at age … Continue reading

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Secrets to Op-Shopping Success!

I would say my wardrobe is at least 60% recycled. By this I mean second-hand, ‘thrifted’, from an op-shop. So I feel I have fairly good authority to dish out advice on how to perfect the sometimes daunting task of … Continue reading

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Lucky Number Seven

Trying out some new purchases on a windy Melbourne day.

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Beware: Zara Addiction

Excitement for the opening of a Zara store in Melbourne is expected to peak in the next week as the retail giant opens its doors in Bourke Street on the 15th of June (a week from tomorrow!). I won’t pretend … Continue reading

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Oh Golly!

Golliwogs; racist icon or loveable relic? According to wikipedia and other reliable sources, Golliwogs began to fall out of vogue in the 1960’s. Up until then, children were able to enjoy racially insensitive stories about Golliwogs by Enid Blyton and … Continue reading

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Oh I love a classic trench. Especially when it’s on sale for $90 at Portmans. (google images & photos by Kate Down)

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DIY Luxe Home Accessory

I am OBSESSED with DIY blogs at the moment. Especially PS.- I made this… and a pair & a spare.  So I decided to try my hand at a ‘luxe home accessory’ as seen on PS.-I made this. Before: 1. … Continue reading

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A Pinch & A Punch

Happy first day of winter! Or if you live in Melbourne, happy 32nd day of winter (coldest May in 40 years anyone?!). I am now onto my second winter this year- having spent Dec, Jan, Feb in the northern hemisphere, … Continue reading

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Yesterday I bought this clock from Vinnies (an Op Shop, Thrift/Second Hand store) for $5. Isn’t it adorable?! As a child I envisaged having a red one of these which would wake me every morning with its obnoxious ring and … Continue reading

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Learning to Blog

Before; attempting to photograph myself using my (to be fair, rather lengthy) arm After;  BANG! Testing out my new DSLR camera remote controller in Ted’s Camera Shop. Potentially the most vain purchase in my entire 22 years. I gave the … Continue reading

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