Tag Archive: opshops

Melbourne Cup millinery in two minutes #2

How is it that nearly a whole month has gone past since I last posted? Possibly my holiday to Queensland has something to do with it… or the fact that I just haven’t… Continue reading

Big black dress; big styling potential

Although I’m not usually one to wear much black, I couldn’t ignore the potential of this dress when I found it at Vinnies recently for around $8. Even though it pretty much looked… Continue reading

In which I support Savers (again)

To those of you who work full time, it will come as no surprise that having an office job tends to limit your output of sewing/crafting/making stuff out of crap. I’ve recently re-learnt… Continue reading

Stripes in silk

Quite some time ago I bought a long silk skirt that looked like this* (and also like this). Now it looks like this. Not so different, really, but I’m hoping to get more wear… Continue reading

Belts: a waist of styling time?

A few days ago I was asked to answer some questions for a future magazine article about eco fashion influencers (I know! How flattering that I apparently fall into that category!). One of… Continue reading

VAMFF 2017: what I wore

VAMFF is over for another year and it’s back to working at home in ugly trackies and old T-shirts for this little black duck. But no one wants to see that! So I thought I’d show… Continue reading

Secret summer garden party

It’s somewhat ironic, but often it’s the pieces that I’ve had to think twice about before purchasing at opshops that end up being my favourites. Case in point, this fabulous floral frock that I… Continue reading

Leather weather

“Summer time… and the leather is easy” according to the famous song by Ella Fitzgerald (OK, I might have altered a word for my own purposes there). Anyway, it actually is easy to… 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

Oilskin: from ugly to ooh la la!

Finding hideously ugly items at opshops never fails to bring a smile to my face… so who knows why I’m not laughing my head off here.  I found this monstrosity at Vinnies for $8 and… Continue reading