Monday, 17 March 2014

90s kid

Vintage stripe tee
Vintage Sole denim pinafore 
Ash wedge trainers

I was your typical 90s kids. I crimped and beaded my hair, I listened to countless Barbie and So Fresh CDs, I wore a sunflower dress with pink sparkly jelly sandals, and naturally I owned an array of denim items. While I have let go of the desire to cover my head in beads, my love of denim has remained and for some time now I have dreamt of owning a denim pinafore. On the glorious street known as Brunswick I discovered this little number at Vintage Sole. I instantly fell in love with its simplicity, big pockets,  loose fit and of course denim material. It has very much become a go to item and has helped me survive a few 'I feel so fat' as well as many 'I have nothing to wear' days. For me (as I am sure for many others) black and white stripe, and denim are a matched made in heaven so it was a no brainer that my vintage stripe tee would be the perfect companion for my new pinafore. I completed the outfit with my high-tops to add a bit of funk and playfulness to the overall look. 

Sophie and I tired out a new location with this look and I am unsure as to whether I like it or not but I always feel it is worth experimenting and finding new approaches. A massive thank you to her again for doing my make up and taking the photos. 

In other news the Adelaide Fringe Festival is now over, which means my time at the Old World New Vintage stall in the Garden has sadly come to an end. However, I now have four amazing new vintage pieces to shoot and share with you all. In my next post I will also be sharing my favourite op shops in and surrounding Adelaide's CBD so stay turned for more vintage!

Hope you have a great week, Hannah xx

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Old love

Wearing: Vintage lace blouse similar here, Tigerlily blue wrap skirt, We Are Handsome shoes, Blue ring from Nepal and Lovisa gold star necklace.

The weather this day was absolutely crazy! Still fairly warm but the wind had a mind of its own. My hair and skirt were going everywhere so Sophie and I gave up fighting it very quickly and just tried to go with the flow. This outfit makes me feel very youthful, soft and dreamy. I sort of float through the day when wearing it, which is a nice change from my earth shaking chunky boots. The blouse is vintage (surprise surprise), which I purchased in Melbourne along with my We Are Handsome colourful canvas shoes. My skirt is an old love of mine. I have lost count of how have many years I have had it but it remains one of my favourite and most worn items of clothing in my wardrobe. 

In other news, I have been working at Old World New Vintage at the Garden for Adelaide Fringe. It is around till the end of this week so come check it out! Leah has such a great eye for beautiful things (I have already purchased 3 items from her), I actually bought the lace blouse from her.
 Also Uni has started and I can feel the craziness kicking into gear already. Hopefully the blog will not be completely forgotten...I will try my very best!

A big thank you again to Sophie for taking the photos.

Enjoy the rest of your week x 

Friday, 28 February 2014


Suede Online fringe jacket 
Vintage dress
Turquoise earrings
Gorman shoes

The last two weeks have gone past so quickly! I was supposed to post this last week but things just got crazy. I bought this fringe jacket from Suede Online for an absoulte steal, I won't give the exact price but lets just say I saved nearly $900!! The only problem is that I am little scared to wear it. I am so certain I will have a clumsy blonde moment while I have it on! but I am just hopeless when it comes to resisting anything with a boho vibe. My dress is another op shop number, which I have had for about 5 years and it is one of my favourite things to wear. The day I offically wear it to thread bare death will be a sad day.

Hope you all have a great weekend x

Monday, 17 February 2014

Acid wash

Vintage top, vintage skirt, vintage bag and Windsor Smith boots.

Here is the last look from my op shop collaboration with my friend Sophie although I doubt it will be the last for long! The more I search through racks of second hand clothing and find information on clothing recycling, the more passionate I become. While reading the Renegade Collective, I came across an article on Christina Dean, founder of Red Dress and the EcoChic Design awards. She is dedicated to raising awareness of the pollution caused by the garment industry and continually supports sustainable fashion. A friend also showed me an article on Not Just a Fashion Label and Eco luxe label We'ar, which are both working towards a sustainable and ethical industry. I could keep going on about these amazing organisations but I think I should stop before I get carried away.... But do check them out!

On another note, I have to say this is the most make up I have ever worn! I was a little freaked when I first looked in the mirror but as always Sophie did an amazing job and I love the edginess it adds to the look. This outfit is so easy to throw on and so comfortable, it is definitely a go to outfit at the moment! I'll probably wear it to death but a least I'll get my money's worth.

Hope you had a great weekend xx

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Grandma knows best


Knitted top, similar here

Cotton On Soft black bra

Vintage blue and white wide leg pants, similar here

Bauhaus silver rings

Gorman clogs

Unfortunately I cannot take credit for this outfit, my talented friend Sophie just whipped it out of the closet (Her wardrobe is incredible!). Believe it or not Sophie's grandma knitted this top for her, such a fashion forward woman. It got me to thinking how we can learn something from our grandmas, I mean they did grow up in a era of full skirts, femininity and elegance. One way we can honor their style is giving new life to preloved clothing. Our fashion has developed from generations before us, it would be wrong if we didn't take advantage of op shops and find those hidden treasures. Don't get me wrong I have my favourite labels and love buying new shoes but there is nothing as unique as vintage garment. However, whether we wear old or new, we can all channel the elegance of our grandmothers. That is something all women should wear.   

This is the second look from my op shop collaboration with my friend Sophie. 
Sophie did my make up, helped styled and took the photos, as I said before she is talented! 

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week xx

Monday, 3 February 2014

Black Chocolate

 Black Chocolate tee from Rundle St Red Cross
Windsor Smith Envy black leather boots
Bauhaus Turquoise and Brown rings 
Vintage leather bag
Sportsgirl finger tip rings
Dad's black socks
Market jewelry  

This is my first outfit post from my op shop collaboration with my friend Sophie, who is an amazing make up artist and pretty handy with a camera. Since Melbourne I have turned into a op shopping fanatic! Even to the point where I find it more fun than regular shopping. I think it's the thrill of finding something amazing in a sea of clothes and the lower price (usually) is always an added bonus. I found this Black Chocolate tee in the menswear sections at the Red Cross on Rundle St. I instantly loved its oversized and simplistic nature plus it is so damn comfy!!

A massive thank you to the beautiful Sophie! If you live or are ever in Adelaide get Soph today your make up at Mecca in the City Cross Arcade. 

I'll be sharing more outfits from my op shop collaboration over the coming weeks so stay tuned!