Friday, December 4, 2009

Dressember- Tribal

I love this dress because it's just easy to wear but still looks like I've made at least some effort! )

Sorry that the pics are washed out, I had to take them in the time I had and it just happened to be around noon...

Dress: Valleygirl
Sandals: Big W
Bracelets: Market finds
Sunglasses: H&M, London

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Jet Girl Vintage Christmas

Over the last few years, Christmas has been anything but 'normal'. Often, I'm away from my friends & loved ones, so do my best to enjoy Christmas with the people I happen to be in company with. Sometimes this is colleagues, having a nice Christmas lunch in a hotel. Or it might be wearing reindeer ears and using tinsel to decorate the plane, bring some Christmas cheer, and make an annoucement to all the kids that we've spotted Santa heading south on the radar :)

So here I gve you my Perfect Vintage Christmas!!

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Christmas Eve I would pack my suitcase, heading off into the world on another adventure.

Soon I would be on my way to Melbourne- on a vintage V-Jet of course!!

Along the way I would have a great time cheering up all the children on the flight; serving hot chocolate, singing carols on the tannoy and playing 'Spot Santa' out of the windows...

And giving the children a welcome home Christmas gift when we arrive on Christmas Day...

At the airport, where families are waiting for their loved ones to arrive for the Christmas visit,

I have a great surprise to find Super Kawaii Mama & Lady Melbourne to welcome me as Melbourne is not my home...

They drive me in a gorgeous vintage convertible to this lovely park

And set up on a nice patch of lawn is this Christmas picnic feast!

Of course presented in a retro-appropriate picnic set :)

After lots of conversation (about vintage dresses and other goodies!) we have a nice game of croquet to work off lunch.

Oh, and I'd be wearing this dress!

Soon the ladies head off to spend the rest of Christmas with their nearest & dearest, while I go to my hotel and there I find this in my room!

Wow a vintage Christmas tree, yay!

The hotel have left me a DVD, so I settle in with some cookies and milk to watch it.

On my pillow I find a beautifully wrapped present from my family:

Excitedly, I take off the paper and this is what is inside-

The Silkstone Stewardess Barbie!!! I've wanted one for ever!

I pick up the gorgeous hotel phone to call and thank them

And we spend hours reminiscing about Christmases past. Then I put on my special Christmas pyjamas and go to sleep, after the best Vintage Christmas ever!!

Merry Vintage Christmas, all!!!

(You can check out the other competition entries here)

Lastly, my rather lame drawing of SKM as an anime girl... didn't realise how out of practice I was, I haven't drawn in over a year! :/

Dressember- Paisley

My first post of 'Dressember' is this cute little tunic dress in a neat purple paisley print. It had been sitting in my wardrobe for quite a while, tags still on, so I decided I either had to wear it or pass it along to someone else. This one is a little shorter than I normally wear, so unless it's going to the beach or hanging around the house, I pair it with a long comfy light cardigan :)

Best of all, this came off the sale rack at Big W for only $10, yet looks like vintage! :D I really like the sleeve shape & neckline, they remind me of Regency-era dresses.

Dress: Big W (on sale)
Belt: Forever New
Sandals: 'Candy' from Kmart (on sale)
Rings: One found at a remote beach, the other from Florence

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Yes, I just made the word up, but it's all for a good cause*. I loved the few days I managed to participate in Frocktober, and I love the idea of doing something fun for a good cause. So, I've come up with the idea to do my own month of wearing dresses, and have called it "Dressember" (clever huh!)

A cause close to my heart is that of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). There wouldn't be many Australians who don't know of this organisation. The RFDS was the first and is now the most comprehensive aero-medical organisation anywhere in the world. They are a not-for-profit organisation, supported by the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments, they also receive generous donations from the community and corporations.

I've decided to donate $2 per dress(day) to the RFDS, amounting to $62. It doesn't seem like a lot, but every bit counts. I'm hoping once I'm past the quiet period at work & earning more money that I can donate more.

It would be great to get support for the RFDS and their essential work, so if you like what I'm doing, please keep checking back and if you feel so inclined, it would be great if you too could donate whatever you can by clicking here! Thanks, and stay tuned for some Dressember posts! :)

Edit: it has come to my attention that there's already such a thing as 'Dressember'. But I didn't know about it when I had the idea. So, this is *my* version of 'Dressember'...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sparkly Things

Pretties from Swarovski Crystal World, in Austria. So many sparkles & gems, I WANT!!!

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