Argh, soz, work, busy, etc. Here are some outfit-y photos taken over the last few weeks, none of which are good enough on their own to warrant a new post but I guess if smooshed together they are somewhat okay?

1950s kangaroo-print novelty dress worn with opshopped braided leather belt, banana basket from my bf's mum and shoes from Ultra.

I LOVE THIS DRESS.  I Instagrammed it the day it arrived in the mail and I think it's my most-liked, most-commented-on photo ever haha. The print is KANGAROOS and the cut makes my bosom look majestic, and it was made in Riccarton in Christchurch, which is just around the road from where I grew up. The best part is I paid $26 for it. Nobody bid against me on Trade Me. Why?

Wearing 1950s Josella blue rose print dress and bolero set from Trade Me, 1950s sunglasses from Trade Me, shoes from Ultra, Cambridge Satchel from Recycle Boutique, 1950s yellow cardigan from Christie and Mac Fixed on Drama lipstick (in the second photo).  This set of photos is sort of hilarious because it shows the difference between how I look in a Macbook selfie and how I look in real life. Hahahaha.

This one is another amazing Trade Me find that nobody bid against me on last week. It is pretty much everything I look for in a garment, plus it has the matching bolero still with it! It is in pretty much brand new condition, and the colours are still very bright and perfect. Ugh. I love it so much. I've had such good Trade Me luck in the last couple of months!

1950s rosey dress from Recycle Boutique, sparkly pink Ruby belt from Recycle Boutique and purple 1960s Mary Janes from Recycle Boutique - a whole Recycle outfit, whoops. I didn't think this outfit looked very good, retrospectively.

Another reason why I've been meaning to update this blog for aaages is that the amazingly friendly and understanding folks at Smelly Cat sent me over some perfumes to blog about! I was actually looking at purchasing some from their website anyway, as their fragrances are way cheaper than buying in stores, so the gift came as a lovely surprise.

I chose Chloe Eau De Parfum, which a lot of my friends wear, and L'Eau d'Issey Florale, because my mum wore Issey when I was growing up. The Chloe is really beautiful, but the Issey is just something else entirely. I've been wearing it for maybe two months now, and I still do covert wrist sniffs throughout the day because the smell is so so good. It is rosey in the way that actual rose bushes are, and there is a fresh water undertone to it which keeps it crisp. Since I've started wearing it, a lot of people have commented on how good it smells. THANK YOU to Smelly Cat and I would very highly recommend them, not just for their bargain prices but their incredibly helpful and personable customer service.

Pefumes in a blog-friendly environment.
Perfumes in their natural environment, on my dresser with all my other beauty junk, Golden the Ponyboy in the background, stray bobby pins, etc.


  1. I was just thinking how lovely that blue rose tea towel on the wall was and then I saw your pretty blue rose print dress. How lucky are you getting 2 lovely perfume freebies too. Perfume is one of my downfalls, along with nail polish x

  2. argh, I tried on those shoes from Ultra but my fat feet didn't fit anything booo

  3. All of these pieces are adorable on you and I love your banner in the background! <3

  4. I was totally going to bid against you for that kangaroo dress but then I forgot. It looks amazing on you though and it suits your bosom way better than it would've suited mine so I think it was for the best. That blue dress is gorgeous too.

  5. The kangaroo dress!!!!! WOW!! Your collection is amazing and you look great!!! Everytime I see something rose print I think of your blog!

  6. These dresses are incredible! We have some great vintage dresses in stock I think you would love :)
    Becky x

  7. Your bosom IS majestic!!!
    I actually love the kanga print frock best, but as ever, I seethe with jealousy over ALL your frocks!
    I have very little luck on Trade Me with frocks, but a lot with shoes, so I guess it balances out! XXX

  8. WOW!! Your collection is amazing and you look great! Personalization Mall Coupon

  9. the kangaroo dress is the best dress i've seen for a while. thsi print is so super fun and the colours are perfect. love it!!!!!
    can't wait to see the dress you bought at the vintage market (i just read your comment over at subversive femmeand came here right away.)

  10. That kangeroo dress is crazy!!!!


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