Friday, July 15, 2011


I have been wanting to start a new blog for a while, a fresh new blog now that I know a little more about blogging than I did when I started Ruby Slippers.
Soooo, if you're interested, click below to visit my new blog Boo Love Vintage....

Hope you enjoy!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Gorgeous costumes. Superb acting. Wartime setting. A love story. What more do I need in a movie? xxxxxxx

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Went for a lovely drive to Rangiora today with my beloved and Toto and Bob. The boys stretched their legs in this wee domain and I managed to find an op shop open on the way where I found a few goodies. Me love Sundays xxxx

Cardigan: Savemart

Blouse: A gift from my dear friend Andrea all the way from Austin, Texas

Skirt: Toffs

Gumboots: Thrifted

Faux fur wrap: A gift my dear friend Christina

Hat: Nurse Maude

Gloves: Thrifted

Bag: Mothers Day present from Toto tehe (He is a very clever shopper)

Bracelets: Thrifted from all over!


Friday, May 13, 2011

40'S FUN

Cardigan: Savemart

Top: Hornby Op shop

Skirt: Savemart

Belt: Thrifted

Shoes: Hornby Op shop

Hat: Repertory Theatre sale

As much as I love the gorgeous full skirted dresses of the 1950's, I think my favourite era would have to be the 1940's. I love all the day to day things that were worn then; fitted shirts with high waist flowing skirts, 3/4 length pencil skirts with pleats, snuggly fitted cardigans, tailored jackets nipped in perfectly at the waist, and of course the hats. This hat reminded me of the amazing hat Ingrid Bergmman wore in Casablanca (one of my all time favourite movies), which is of course, set against the backdrop of WW2. xxxx

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The 1920's

Dress: Savemart (I love 90's dresses that look like 20's ones)

Blouse: A gift from my Mum

Hat: Found in the Repertory Theatre sale

Shoes: Dance Pacific

Socks: Hmmm can't remember

Belt: Thrifted

Off to the 1920's I go....... ahhh dreamy sigh xxxxxxxxxx

Thursday, May 5, 2011


This was one of the first dresses I ever bought from Tete a Tete vintage-a beautiful vintage store in the CBD of Christchurch, owned by two lovely people and dear friends of ours. The fate of Tete a Tete is still unknown as Vanessa and Warren-the owners, have been unable to access either one of their two stores in the central city (the other is the gorgeous Two Squirrels) since the February earthquake.

I really miss both stores, and miss the whole experience of finding a beautiful vintage treasure and getting to chat to Vanessa and Warren at the same time. I hope they can gain access soon to get some of their gorgeous treasures back xxxx

Dress: Tete a Tete vintage

Cardigan: Thrifted

Hat: Thrifted (my favourite hat I can't stop finding new things to wear with it)

Shoes: Dance Pacific

Doggie: mine!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


A cold and rainy day perfect for my pillbox hat and faux fur wrap. Winter can be fabulous sometimes xxxxx

Hat: Thrifted

Faux fur wrap: Gift from a friend. Thankyou Chrissy!

Cardigan: Thrifted

Skirt: Thrifted

Socks: Gift from my Mum

Shoes: Dance Pacific

Gloves: Thrifted
Brooch: Hobbit brooch from The Lord of the Rings. Gift from my beloved


Sunday, April 24, 2011


My very own Easter bunny xxxx

Well I couldn't give him chocolate could I xx

He didn't seem to mind

Happy Easter!! I bought two gorgeous new (and by new I mean they are new to me but pre-loved of course) winter coats yesterday but it was such a hot day I couldn't wear either of them! Had a lovely relaxing day walking the doggies, looking at Toadstalls, eating too much chocolate, reading (with Toto napping beside me), and cuddling my super soft bunny Thumper. Best Easter ever xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Ghost Whisperer is one of my all time favourite shows. It explores the 'the spirit world' something that has intrigued me ever since I can remember, and it is one of the few shows on TV that actually has a continuously happy marriage on it. A rarity these days. But the real reason I started watching it is for the beautiful wardrobe. From season one, Melinda Gordon (played by the beautiful and talented, Jennifer Love Hewitt) has had an amzing and stunning wardrobe that seems to create its on time and place. She wears a mix of vintage and modern clothing, but how they are pieced together is just gorgeous. Makes me want to move to Grandview and have the ability to talk to ghosts.

If you have never seen it, I recommend watching season one, as it is in my opinion, the best of all 5 seasons. It helps having the talented Aisha Tyler (2nd to last photo) playing Andrea, Melindas best friend, and Jay Morh, playing Melindas quirky and comic professor friend Rick Payne who helps her solve ghost mysteries.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Elizabeth Taylor passed away on Wednesday 23rd March 2011.
She was a one of a kind movie star, legend and icon.


Found this photo on the net. Aren't they just fabulous?xxxxx

Friday, March 25, 2011


When I am studying at my desk, Toto lies on the floor next to my chair (on a very soft cuddly blanket) and goes to sleep. I love how animals curl themselves up into 1/4 of their size when they are sleeping xxxxxxxxx


One of the other Cardigan clips I made on Monday night. They were also clip on earrings. I love this shade of green and I have a hat in the same shade that I wear when I wear these.Emerald city here I come!xxxxx
Some cute wee bead bracelets I picked up at Diva. I chose the colours to match accessories and clothing I have in the same shades. The white one has rose beads all the way round, so pretty.

This gorgeous brooch was a gift I received from my dear friend Vanessa (Vanessa and her partner Warren have a wonderful blog-Two Squirrels Vintage). Thankyou Vanessa!!xxxxx


Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Made these last night (with help from my beloved with the glue gun......and the pliers...Ok he pretty much did all the work) I have wanted some for a long time, and decided to try making some.
Here is the recipe!
- clip on earrings
-plain necklace chain
-hot glue gun
Clip the necklace up into strands of the right length, and hot glue them to the underside of the earrings and done!!! Cardi clips!! I made 3 pairs last night as I have so many earrings I don't wear. I shall photograph the rest over the next few days. xxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Friday 18th March was a day for remembering those who perished in the February Earthquake, and for taking the time to take in what has happened to our beautiful city. A memorial service was held in Hagly Park, the main park in the centre of the city, and my beloved and I went and took Bob and Toto with us. There were some beautiful speeches, including some from our mayor Bob Parker (who is doing a wonderful job holding the city together in this strange time), our Prime Minister John Key (also doing a very good job I may add), and Prince William, to name a few. It was a beautiful, sad and emotional service that made me realize just how much I love this city and how strongly I feel that we will get it back on its feet. My favourite part of the service was when they got different religions to share some words each (Jewish, Muslim, Buddhism, Hindu and Christian)as although I am not a religious person myself, it is important to recognise all the many nationalities of lives that this earthquake took. My bubby and I, they experienced the earthquake too so they came with us to the service. He was pretty happy to be at the park! xxx
You can't quite see it here, but in the far distance is a plane tagline in the sky that reads 'rise up Christchurch'. xxxx

Ribbons decorating trees in the Canterbury colours: black and red.
My thoughts are with those that have lost someone in this quake, and to those in Japan, still fighting the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown. Kia Kaha xxxxx