Wednesday, March 6, 2013

2013 Week 9: My Wednesday Style Collective....

Well I hadn't even realised until I went to put this post together that this weeks outfits are modern frocks with thrifted and vintage accessories. Both of these dresses were gifted/hand me downs in a bag of clothes from a friend on separate occasions. Both dresses have kept me suitably comfortable with a growing belly. Lets face it too, who doesn't love a maxi and some accessorising.

This first dress was nearly destined for the charity box, because I wasn't convinced that the print was me, nor are the shirred straps and bust. But the colours were speaking to me, so I thought I'd style it to hide the negatives (albeit in my eyes) and play to the positives like the colours. I must say when this combination came together I was really please and when I caught up with a friend and I was wearing this outfit she kept raving about how nice it looked. So I guess that's a win win for the thrifted, hand me down modern outfit.
Dress - gifted/hand me down
Cardie - op shopped
Belt - op shopped
Bangles - chunky green op shopped & silver thin bangle gifted
Flower Brooch - made by me
Ballet Flats - cheap retail buy a few seasons ago.

This second dress you might remember seeing not long back before Christmas. Well here it is having another outing with different styling again. This combination came out of sheer desperation and one of those mornings when one is pregnant and nothing seems to look the way you want it and it's either too hot and you'd rather just get around in bra and knickers. Anyways I digress.
Dress - gifted/hand me down
Belt - op shopped (can you even see I'm wearing one?)
Scarf - op shopped
Tooled Leather Bag - op shopped (click here for a closer look at it)
Layered Button Ring - made by me
Leopard Ballet Flats - retail

In all I think I did okay bringing these two combinations together. Neither dress I would wear by it's own with minimal to no accessories as they aren't me as stand alone pieces but mixed with my thrifted and vintage accessorises I give them a pass at least for now. To be honest neither frock will likely stay in my wardrobe beyond this pregnancy, but I might convince myself to turn the first dress into a maxi skirt, we will see.

13 comments:

  1. you are invited to follow my blog

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  2. I love both dresses on you.
    The first one is wild, not a typical Trudie print, but man, it's fabulous. xxx

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    1. He he Vix I must admit the print made me think of something you've worn, perhaps it the colours, I'm not sure. Either way it always fun to try something a bit different.

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  3. I love both of them. I can see the second one shortened actually, it has a crisp nautical/deck chair/ seaside feel to it! xxx

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    1. I hadn't even given thought of a revamp to the second one. Wow who knows maybe they're both destined for revamps post pregnancy.

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  4. Awesome!. Love the second dress colours. By the way, you are an impressively prolific poster! How do you do it?!

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    1. Mama you make me laugh. Me a prolific poster. As standard rule I try to blog 4-5 times a week. I give myself Thursday off as it's my child free day and Saturdays are busy here. But I'm just in a semi-routine these days and keep a draft list of post ideas. If I'm having a good writting day I can get a few done and I've got posts for a couple of days of the week lined up. Hmmm perhaps I should write a post in more detail about my blogging habits.

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  5. Oh oh the second dress is just fabulous on you, I am with Curtise, it would great shorter too.
    Love V

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    1. I'm surprised by how many people like the second dress.

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  6. I love how you've made both frocks look far more fabulous with your accessories. You do know how to accessorize like a pro! I'm just a bit in love with that tooled bag too! Are you planning to make it to the Mt Gravatt vintage fair on the 16-17th of March? Xx

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    1. Well that's a hell of a compliment from the accessorising queen herself. I must watch you around my tooled bag then lol. Not sure I will make it to the fair, I have a heavy schedule this weekend and next weekend and future weekends I need for market prep with hubby home. I'll see though and keep you posted. X

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  7. Both outfits are super cute! Makes me regret getting rid of my only maxi dress. Gotta play with more styling ideas. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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    1. Thanks Van. I love a maxi dress and maxi skirt I'd be lost without a few in my wardrobe.

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