Day 12 of #newyearnewstyle with Vinnies Victoria….

We’re on the home stretch of the #newyearnewstyle challenge with Vinnies Victoria. It’s been a lot of fun joining in with Erica from Recycled Fashion. Let me tell you about today’s outfit combination. I have had a very intense morning and when I say intense it’s not been in an enjoyable way. To save you the details (of which are epic) let’s just say when it came to getting dressed this morning, I literally grabbed two items from my ten pieces from this challenge and threw them on. Thank goodness the combination works and is light and floaty whilst I…

Day 11 of #newyearnewstyle with Vinnies Victoria….

There are three days left in the #newyearnewstyle challenge with Vinnies Victoria. I’m surprised by how easy I have actually found the challenge with only ten clothing pieces to choose from and style over fourteen days. Some would think that the limited choice and options would be cause for the repeat of outfit combinations. But I daresay I could go for a few days more beyond the challenges end date with some interesting and stylish combinations. Here I am Day 11 of 14. Wearing: Ditsy Print Summer Maxi Dress with Slogan Tee previously thrifted. Accessories: Head Scarf thrifted and all…

Day 10 of #newyearnewstyle with Vinnies Victoria……

I said it yesterday that this #newyearnewstyle challenge with Vinnies Victoria and Recycled Fashion was making me focus on finding creative styling combinations to keep me interested. Well today I’ve pulled an old trick of mine out of the bag to really mix things up. Today I have taken my ditsy print maxi wrap skirt and styled it into an unconventional strapless wrap dress and cinched it all in at the waist with yet another trusty thrifted belt from my collection. In my earlier twenties I used to wear skirts as strapless dresses and tunics all the time back in…

Day 9 of #newyearnewstyle with Vinnies Victoria….

Sequin sparkly dots on polka dots, why not? As we move further into the second week of the #newyearnewstyle challenge with Vinnies Victoria and Recycled Fashion, I’m having to get more creative with my outfit combinations as I like to have something different to keep my interest going. In other words the challenge is forcing me to look at my ten selected items and put combinations together that I haven’t previously seen potential for, possibly due to having so many options to choose from in my everyday wardrobe when not on this style challenge. So here we are Day 9…

Day 8 of #newyearnewstyle with Vinnies Victoria…..

Have you been following the #newyearnewstyle style challenge with Vinnies Victoria and Recycled Fashion. I’ve been playing along since day one when I pulled together my ten clothing items for fourteen days on the fly on the very first day. We are into the second week of the challenge and it will finish on the February 14th, so I’m starting to get into creative styling combinations with my ten chosen garments. So to kick the week off with some cheer I went with my yellow cotton tank dress from day 4 (which was a rather popular combination on Instagram and…

Day 7 of #newyearnewstyle with Vinnies Victoria……

We are seven days into the #newyearnewstyle challenge with Recycled Fashion and Vinnies Victoria. If you’ve been checking in, you’ll know that yesterday’s installment to the style challenge was shared on Instagram and Facebook as we were road tripping and fossicking for treasures at the Toowoomba Swap Meet. The Toowoomba Swap Meet is one of the biggest swap meets in Australia held every year and attended my tens of thousands of buyers and thousands of vendors, there quite literally is something for everyone to hunt down.  Taking up the entire Toowoomba Showgrounds there is a lot of dirt and dust…

Day 5 of #newyearnewstyle with Vinnies Victoria…..

Five days into the #newyearnewstyle challenge with Recycled Fashion and Vinnies Victoria and I’m thinking so far so good with my efforts. I have lots of preperations to take care of today as we are off road tripping this weekend on one of my biggest buying trips of the year, so my maxi dresses and skirts are out and the denim skirt is in for the next two days. So here we are Day 5 or 14. Wearing: 1970’s Embroidered Blouse, Denim Skirt, Belt, Shoes all thrifted. Accessories: All previously thrifted or gifted. Close up of details. My outfit for…

Day 4 of #newyearnewstyle with Vinnies Victoria

If you’ve just popped in today for the first time or It’s your first time in a  little while, I’m currently riding along a 14 day style challenge with Erica from Recycled Fashion that is being hosted by Vinnies Victoria. I’m wearing and restyling ten clothing pieces that have been thrifted over 14 days. Thankfully I do have free rein on any accessories I already owned. I’m loving today’s outfit. Our hot Queensland temperatures are having a bit of a break today and we have got overcast gray skies with drizzling rain on and off. So here we are Day…

24 Old School Ways to Feel Like a Kid Again…..

Do you remember that feeling when as a kid you would push your legs out and lock them back on the playground swings over and over again so you could go higher and higher. You’d get to the point where you’d reach the limit and the chains on the swing jerked and wobbled a bit. In that moment at the peak of how high you could go, you felt on top of the world, the wind blowing in your face and you couldn’t help but feel happy and free, like anything was possible, like leaping from the swing and landing…

Thirfty & Vintage Dining Room Changes…..

It has been a long time since I’ve shown you any changes around home and over the last little while we’ve been chipping away at making changes and improvements. Everything here is always a work in progress from painting to decorating, as we have do things in stages and on budget when we can! I can’t believe I haven’t shown this to you all but earlier this year we updated the chairs for our dining table, as Ben wanted something more comfortable and the original chairs we had that matched the table had vinyl that was starting to split and…