op shop pt 3.

Outfits,  Summer


feels like i haven’t blogged in so long. and it’s only been a week.
i feel like this is a good sign. i might actually be getting the hang of this thing :)

so here’s part 3 of the opshop series. i got this skirt from vinnies in claremont. it was $6. the original brand is country road. when they used to have those cool big stitched in tags. they’re cool. i love that it’s just a simple shaped black skirt but has the little sheer spotted layer over the top. i was supposed to take a before and after altering photo. however i forgot to take a photo when it was long. and i decided to wear it before even hemming it. which really was a bit silly. i was pulling an array of cotton from the bottom of the skirt all day. anyway. i will show you once i’ve done it all lovely.

top is neuw. shoes are new kid. i’ve well worn in these babies now. i love them. wear them probably too much. and the whole sock thing, i know, it really does break all the laws about proportions. considering the length of my legs. so i did try to pull my skirt high as possible to make my legs seem longer. the whole short top thing too. i don’t know if it worked. meh. i like the socks and shoes :) oh and i have some awesome makeup stuff coming up. finally they are actually going to work for me. for you. for us. yay. looking forward to sharing that with you. in the meantime, you can jump on to my makeup facebook and see just a few photos from some makeups that i have done. click here if you would like to see. thank you. love you all. see you soon.

dan x

op shop pt 2.

Outfits,  Spring


i looove this skirt. i found this gem at vinnie’s in claremont (along with the cut out top from 2 posts ago). it’s pretty much exactly what’s on trend right now, tho whole cropped almost maxi skirt and colour blocking thing going on, and was literally $4. i mean really? much like good sammy’s, vinnies carry out many community base activities helping those in society who struggle with under privileged lives. they put their faith in action and really try to act upon how much God loves us. it’s wonderful. so i’m always so happy to put my money in to such organisations. you know, i have so many different ideas of who owned this before me. they were however, clearly more modest, as the slit used to be pinned together. but you know me… more leg, more fun. (probably not a life motto, but definitely okay at selected times.)

so this is actually a look that i styled for a shoot i did the other day. the model, megan, was just wonderful to work with, not to mention gorgeous. i did a sort of sixties really colourful inspired makeup, curls, and fun coloured clothing. it looked gorgeous just in the white studio. so i look forward to sharing those photos with you soon (thanks to david broadway). plenty of fun styling went on. so along with the skirt i’m wearing a sportsgirl bustier thing, beefly suede wedges, and an allanah hill velvet bow headband. hectic. but cute. hope you continue to be inspired, you ;)

dan x

op shop pt 1.

Outfits,  Spring


wearing: vintage top, american apparel skirt, fendi shoes, nars funny face lipstick

love these photos regardless of the fact that we didn’t really feature the whole outfit too well (that’s what happens when you try to use a 50mm lens for everything). but the sun peering through the window on to the mirror was pretty gorgeous. these shoes i bought in paris from one of the vintage stores there. it was pretty amazing going through everything. i could have bought so much! but of course, money was an object. but seriously. i can’t wait to go back. i’ll be so prepared for it!

so i’ve decided to do a little bit of a series featuring a new item of clothing from the op shop each post. my last post had it, and i realised i have a few awesome things to show you, so i’ll do it all at once. i’ll show you some alterations i’ve made to them also. i find it so fun going in to the stores and having to search through everything to find those items that you just saw in vogue but for $4. or thinking how you can cut off the sleeves and take in the side or shorten it (in my case, mainly shorten haha). so i’ll share with you some of the process. hope it inspires you to get over the fear of wearing someone else’s clothing and get creative. and if that’s not incentive enough, buying from the op shop really is a charitable thing to do. good sammy’s (where i purchased this top) give opportunities for people with disabilities to be employed, and really help local communities and homeless people, so it’s a great place to put your money in to. fashion for society. i like it.

dan xx