Tag Archive: batik

DIY drama: Chinese opera coat

When I’m in need of everyday-type procrastination, I rummage through The Fabric Stash On The Floor In The Spare Room. But for special occasions, I treat myself to a rummage through The Fabric… Continue reading

Singapore Airlines stylin’

Welcome to Singapore Airlines flight 2017. I’ll be your friendly attendant for today, if I can actually move wearing my uniform… OK, so this batik outfit probably wasn’t ever worn to serve cocktails in… Continue reading

Jumping into January

Actually, thanks to the crazy hot weather, there hasn’t been a whole lot of jumping going on here. It would be more apt to say I’ve slid sweatily and lethargically into the new… Continue reading

Every week is National Op Shop Week

As you may or may not know, National Op Shop Week started yesterday.  Not that it makes much difference to me because in my book, every week is op shop week! We all… Continue reading

The caftan story continues

Hello! It’s your local crazy cat lady here, reporting on even more ways to refashion a caftan (so you can give your cat-walking outfits some variety, of course). You might remember that after… Continue reading

Zero-waste (and nearly zero-waist) dress

You might have seen this photo last week if you follow me on Instagram, but I thought I’d share it here because it makes a nice change from my usual selfies in front of… Continue reading

10 days, 10 items of clothing

I’ve done it! I’ve successfully completed the Vinnies NewYearNewStyle Challenge that I first posted about here. In total, I wore the same 10 pieces of clothing for 14 days, but as I’ve already showed… Continue reading

Vinnies #NewYearNewStyle Challenge

Since my travels in Asia last year with a limited choice of clothing, I’ve been wondering if I can cull my real-life Melbourne sartorial selection and do the cool “capsule wardrobe” thing. Given… Continue reading

Holiday dressing at home

The concept of “holiday dressing” these days conjures up beautiful Instagram flat lays of carefully chosen designer pieces that evoke the spirit of the travel destination: photogenic bikinis, straw hats and sarongs for… Continue reading

Flamenco fix-up

Sometimes secondhand discoveries make you feel like dancing… …well, nearly (anyone who knows me will be shocked at this photo as I never, like EVER, dance). Often I buy things that aren’t quite… Continue reading