Tuesday, 29 November 2011

DIY - shredded singlet

I was going through my wardrobe last week and pulled out a few items I never wear and don't really like. Instead of just throwing them out or using them as rags I decided to play around with them and see if I could make them wearable again. 

I have really been inspired by fringing for the last few seasons, I love everything with fringing (I've been looking for a reasonably priced fringed bag for agessssss!). So this was my inspiration for this funny coloured asymmetrical singlet top from glassons which I'm pretty sure I found on the sale rack and bought it for the sake of buying something.


front view


back view

Because the back is shorter and sits just above the bum, I only shredded the front of my top.


1. Turn the top inside out and with a pencil draw a line where you want to cut strips up to. It's best if you try the top on first and work out how high you want it.


2. Cut in a straight line up the middle of the top up to the line you drew.


3. Continue cutting strips up all the way to the side, I did mine in all different thicknesses so it was nice and rough looking.


4. Finish cutting up the whole front of the top to the line drawn. 


Voila!


What do you think? Quick, easy and cheap to add a little quirkiness to my festival outfit. xx

Festival fever



glassons top (diy - to come), supre skirt, spend-less shoes gumboots, portmans fedora, cotton on bag, wanderlust and co studded cuff, ray ban aviators (below).




hannah wears: glassons shorts, luv lou by erin louise top, spend-less shoes gumboots, equip sunnies.



There was certainly no need for gumboots on Saturday at Sydney Showground and what a day it turned out to be! The pouring rain in the morning cleared up by midday and out came the sun. Shame I had already planned my festival outfit around rain but it turned out ok. Some of the acts were amazing, the picture above being a packed out ANZ Stadium for LMFAO.


These shorts! I want them aren't they gorgeous? If anyone knows where I can get myself a pair drop me a comment! xx

Friday, 25 November 2011

Stereo 2010



Festival season is upon us! Tomorrow I will be at Stereosonic partying to the likes of LMFAO, Benny Benassi, The Bloody Beetroots, Tom Piper, Tommy Trash, Avicii and so on...

Very excited! Pics up later! xx

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Pop





charlie brown coat, target work pants, rubi beret, brogues from a little shop in melbourne, cambridge satchel company satchel.

I took my satchel to work today and I decided to really make it POP. I wore completely black and against my outfit you almost needed sunglasses it was so bright. My beautiful bright satchel inserted some joy into such a gloomy day in Sydney. It hasn't stopped raining all week and apparently it doesn't plan on stopping for the weekend. So on that note...

New in: GUMBOOTS!


mid-calf black gumboots: spend less shoes. 

These babies will do me just fine on Saturday at Stereosonic since it is going to be sloppy and wet and my festival Converse will not suffice! Been on the search for gumboots since the start of the week and since they are out of season but the lovely Hannah rang around today and found some! They are boring black but I'm not complaining especially as Hannah took even more initiative and bought us emergency ponchos! Lifesaver. 

Tickets are still on sale from the website or just have a look on facebook, it seems everyone is scared of the rain so they have decided to sell their tickets! xx

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

New in: Cambridge Satchel





Yes Christmas has come early. For me anyway, my beautiful baby arrived the other day in it's own Santa sack. 
Unfortunately for my bank account, it is not the only handbag I have purchased pre-xmas because there is so many gorgeous ones out there it would be unfair not to buy them too. My excuse for my Cambridge Satchel is that the satchel is a classic, except maybe for the colour.

My new favourite will be featuring heavily I'm sure in outfit posts to come. At least I have something to brighten up this gloomy weather in Sydney at the moment. I hope it clears by Saturday for Stereosonic Festival! More on that to come...xx

Monday, 21 November 2011

Sheer on sheer






portmans skirt, supre sheer top and singlet underneath, glassons blazer, novo boots, kaboodle designs necklace.

Now I'm not really one for wearing lots of black and dark colours, but when it is different textures it doesn't seem so boring to me. I tried this sheer on sheer combo and I felt so comfortable and light. As you can tell, I had a bit of fun with the flowy skirt (you should see some of the other photos). I was so excited to find this skirt a while back with the knife pleats in it and loved the colour but what I didn't think about at the time (all I was thinking about was how pretty it was), what am I going to wear with it? Anyway as you can see above I decided sheer on sheer was a bit more interesting especially teamed with my new clock necklace from Kaboodle Designs. Pretty right? xx 

Friday, 18 November 2011

Quick and easy veggie pasta


Just a quick post before I go out tonight, here's my dinner I whipped up out of what I could find in the cupboard. Now I'm no Masterchef but I've made a similar one before with a few different ingredients, but we just have to work with what we've got sometimes!

To make my quick and easy veggie pasta you need:
Pasta - any type you like, I used penne.
Olive oil for the pan.
Veggies - frozen or fresh, I usually like to use brocolli, zucchini, snow peas, mushrooms (once again I just used whatever was around).
Tomato - this is important, you must add tomato.
Clove of garlic and half a chilli.
Mozzarella cheese to finish (my favourite part).

Firstly, boil the water for cooking the pasta.


Cut up the garlic, chilli and tomato. I like my garlic and chilli in big chunks.


Add the pasta to the already boiling water with a teaspoon of salt. Stir occasionally so it doesn't stick to the pot.


Heat a frying pan, pour in some olive oil and when hot add the garlic and chilli. Let it simmer for a while until you can smell the yummy ingredients.


Throw in your green veggies, I defrosted mine for 20 seconds in the microwave as they were frozen. You want to keep them crunchy so they only need a couple of minutes.



Add in the tomato, you don't want to cook it just warm it up and mix in with the other veggies.


I always taste my pasta to check it's cooked. For my small amount it only took 10 minutes.


Strain the pasta and put it in a bowl.


Put your veggies on top of the pasta and drench in mozzarella cheese. Yummmmmmm. 

Note: when cooking for yourself - use less than half a chilli. Personally I'm not very good with portion control and I paid the price for the that at dinner time. Mouth is still burning an hour later.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Breaking Dawn

pics: google.

So guess what? I'm going to the midnight screening of Breaking Dawn Part 1 tonight! Well technically it's tomorrow morning but I am very excited.
Yep, I'm one of those "Twi-hard's" or whatever they call us.
And one thing I know for sure is that I am going to be very tired getting up for work tomorrow! xx

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Sunshine


Another gorgeous day in Sydney today, unfortunately for me I was stuck in the office. I went outside at lunch time and sat in the sun for a while but there was ash flying around everywhere as people are back burning at the moment, so it was a bit smoky outside. 

The days are just getting better and better and summer is nearly here! It's so strange when I read blogs, a lot of the ones I follow are overseas and they have all their wintery clothes happening and I start lusting over chunky boots and fluffy coats when I should be dreaming of bikinis and sandals. What I should be doing most of all is saving for Christmas presents! I have bought a few but not enough and I am so terrible at saving at the moment I have seen too many pretty things. Christmas time is the hardest for me because when I see something I like, I often feel that if I ask someone to buy me something and give it to me for Christmas I always think its too far away I can't wait that long...so I buy it for myself and end up with no money.

So on that note I am going to create my Christmas wishlist. I'll give you a sneak peek soon. xx


Monday, 14 November 2011

Picnic in the park













glassons dress, denim vest (vintage denim jacket customised by me), rubi sandals, ray ban aviators, wanderlust & co studded cuff.

Wow it has been a scorching few days! Today temperatures reached about 35┬║C so it was hooooooot. Yesterday I went on a picnic to a nice little park at Hunters Hill that I found in this book - Sydney's Best Picnic Spots and Beaches. I'm going to try and visit one every couple of weeks because there are just so many beautiful places in Sydney and the weather is just getting better and better.

I packed a nice and unhealthy assortment of snacks consisting of chips, dips, biscuits and lollies and played around with the trees. It was so nice to relax and watch kids riding their bikes and birds flying around in the trees.

So my outfit: the ripped denim vest I bought as a denim jacket from vinnies, ripped off the sleeves and tore it up in a few places. I think it turned out alright in the end! The cuff I'm wearing was bought online from Wanderlust & Co. They have the cutest stuff I've bought so many other pieces from there and they are such a decent price. I highly recommend you try them out!

Anyway Monday is finally over which is a relief so off to bed for me, hopefully I will be able to get some sleep in this heat! xx