Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas xxxxxxxxxx
A new dress, hat and bag that I couldn't wait to wear. I decided to wear them together on Christmas Eve when we went to our good friends house to celebrate.
Hat: Thrifted

Dress: Thrifted:
Scarf: Gift from a friend
Bag: Gift from my sister
Belt: Thrifted
Necklace: Gift from my Mum (it has Bambi on it :)
Earrings: Can't remember!

Hat: Thrifted
Bag: Gift from my sister (it's a vintage make up case, it's so cute)
Dress: Thrifted
Cardigan: Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted
Sunglasses: Tete a Tete vintage
Gloves: $2 Shop
On Christmas Day we had a very relaxed day having a picnic at my favourite place, the Halswell Quarry. (My beloved gifted me my very own car for Christmas so I drove us all).
It was a beautiful day and we had a lovely, relaxing time, and the doggies had a nice big run around xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


It was a rainy day today so I spent a lovely day indoors cuddling up with Toto, reading, doing a little hand sewing (not well, but got the job done) and cleaning, and this evening, after walking the doggies (the rain has finally stopped), I have a 500 piece puzzle to start. Bliss!!!
This is one of my go to outfits for when I spend a day at home or doing errands: a skirt and shirt with stockings and low heels: It's a perfect mix of my personal taste with enough practicality and comfort for me to still be happy wearing it until late in the evening, and as I don't wear trackpants, this is a pretty standard outfit for me to wear day in day out.
Add red lipstick and a coffee and I am ready for the day!!

Cotton Shirt: $2 second hand warehouse

Navy woollen Skirt: Also $2 second hand warehouse(love that place!!)
Stockings: Local supermarket
Shoes: Dance Pacific
Hat: From the Repertory Theatre sale (I am going to do a post tomorrow of all the gorgeous hats I found at the sale)
Brooch: a gift from my friend Christina.
Earrings: Hmmm can't remember

Puzzle time!!! xxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, December 11, 2010


I am one of those people that goes through fazes with clothes where I find an item that fits well and fits into my overall style, and then I wear it to death. I mean I pretty much wear out the poor top/skirt/bag/dress until it looks like one of my animals attacked it and therefore has to be thrown out. This skirt is my current of these items. I just love the length, colour and fit, and I have worn it about 5 times in the last two weeks to various occasions; as part of an evening suit, a day skirt, and a 'costume' for my brothers party (I get so many people asking why I am in 'costume' with my usual day to day wardrobe that costume party's don't really require me to dress that differently).
This was at the Halswell Quarry, my favourite place to take the dogs, and as it was a beautiful day, they went for a big swim in the muddy water hole there.

I love this bridge and have wanted to take a photo here for a long time.

Hat: Thrifted
Shirt: Thrifted
Skirt: A gift from my Mum, it's part of a suit set that my Mum wore to her best friends Wedding in the late 1970's.
Shoes: New but thrifted
Brooch: A gift from my friend Vanessa
Bag: Thrifted
Gloves: $2 shop!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


It was my little brother Ollie's birthday on Saturday, and he decided to have a Goth costume party, which I was very excited about. Costume party's are always so much fun, and it's so much easier to break the ice with everyone as your costume becomes the starting point of conversation. My brother Ollie, my older sister Alissa and I at the family dinner on Sunday night for Ollie's birthday.

My beloved and I decided to go as Brad and Janet from the cult Musical Rocky Horror, as it is one of our all time favourite musicals. Here's us having a 'Dammit Janet' moment.

And my wee bubba went as Count Dracula, my beloved found this wee cape for a teddy bear in a local store, and added the red collar. Voila! Doggie Dracula!

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Ever since my friend Christina got a bunny rabbit I have desperately wanted one, and when her and her husband added a Guinea Pig to their family (they also have a gorgeous cat named Murray), my husband and I decided it was time to go pet shopping!
It didn't take long. I wanted a bunny and my beloved wanted a Guinea, so after a few pet shop visits, we brought home these two babies... Well, not these two.
As much as I would love to own a pet deer (Audrey Hepburn had one once), I know that won't happen until we have lots more land ( and I learn about how to go about having one as a domestic pet of course) So these two were perfect additions to our dogified family.
Meet Thumper. He is a black and white mini lop bunny. As soon as I saw him I knew he was meant to be mine. His eyes have the same black fur around them to my baby Toto, and he was just so gorgeous and soft to cuddle. Even more perfect is that he adores Toto, and the two of them bounce around the dining room playing tag and cuddling together. He is quite a feisty wee thing which is great considering Bobs head is bigger than wee Thumpers whole body, so he isn't scared of much (except the vacuum cleaner-this fear seems to be univeral in all animals don't you think?) I absolutely adore him, and he is such a lovely addition to our family.

Meet Norma-Jeane (named after my greatest idol, Marilyn Monroe). She is a multi coloured Guinea Pig, and is super cute!! She loves being cuddled, especially by my beloved, whom she seems to like more than anyone else, and she makes the sweetest wee noises. My beloved is planning on building her a bigger cage than her current one, so he can add tunnels and a toy area for her, sort of a Guinea circus!!