My style hasn't gone anywhere it's here....

For the longest time I've regularly posted on a Wednesday doing my Style Collective post either showing one outfit among many in a week or several of them. I've shown off new to me frocks and tried and tested combinations as well as new ones. I've mixed vintage with thrifted items as well as the occasional brand new buy.

A few months ago my Wednesday posts started to wain, not because my style has gone anywhere, like out the window. But because life has been busy and I'd be getting ready for a shower in the evening realising I hadn't stopped for the day and taken a photos. Setting up a tripod can be a logistical nightmare at times with some children running around like spinning tops.

I had also noticed too that there were less people tuning in to read and comment on what combinations I'd been throwing together that particular week. With life being a lot more busy recently and trying to get outfit pictures it started to feel like a chore, because I was getting zapped for time. I started thinking perhaps others were getting a little bored too, so I stopped. 

Well what I didn't realise is the amount people who'd start asking me why I wasn't posting outfits regularly anymore. I've also been surprised to hear from those who aren't vintage clothes wearers who follow the blog or other social media. There are a whole crew of people out there who tune in to admire my combinations and to be inspired. Side Note: if you've been lurking and not commenting, please come out and say hi, I'd love to say hi back and thank you.

1970's Polka Dot Blouse - op shopped
Cardigan - is modern and op shopped
Capri Jeans - op shopped still with orignal tags on $2 (bargain)
St Michael's Scarf - gifted from fabulous Misfit 
Belt, Wedges and Bag - all retail buys on sale

So this post is to say I'm back with style posts. How often and how these posts will look, I'm not sure yet. I'm going to go with the flow and see what new pattern and ideas develop. One definite idea I have though is to show you some of the outfits that I wear that aren't necessarily vintage but how when mixed with other pieces give a "vintage look". I was asked recently if I only wear vintage.

The answer is ::

I do own and wear a lot of vintage. When I say a lot it's certainly not a lot that I own in comparison to the likes of Vix, Helga and Sarah. But a large of amount of clothes I own are vintage. The other considerable portion of my wardrobe is thrifted from all sorts of places, eras and styles. I look for pieces that are unique to mix and match with vintage and the occasional retail purchase. So the answer is no, I don't only wear vintage, it is one of my passions of course but what I love more than anything is creating outfits that make me feel uniquely me. Let's face it I'm not a mainstream trend follower or setter, I'm me and if I feel great that's what counts.

So there we go, getting back to rebooting the style posts and seeing what happens.


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My Vintage Childhood: My style hasn't gone anywhere it's here....

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

My style hasn't gone anywhere it's here....

For the longest time I've regularly posted on a Wednesday doing my Style Collective post either showing one outfit among many in a week or several of them. I've shown off new to me frocks and tried and tested combinations as well as new ones. I've mixed vintage with thrifted items as well as the occasional brand new buy.

A few months ago my Wednesday posts started to wain, not because my style has gone anywhere, like out the window. But because life has been busy and I'd be getting ready for a shower in the evening realising I hadn't stopped for the day and taken a photos. Setting up a tripod can be a logistical nightmare at times with some children running around like spinning tops.

I had also noticed too that there were less people tuning in to read and comment on what combinations I'd been throwing together that particular week. With life being a lot more busy recently and trying to get outfit pictures it started to feel like a chore, because I was getting zapped for time. I started thinking perhaps others were getting a little bored too, so I stopped. 

Well what I didn't realise is the amount people who'd start asking me why I wasn't posting outfits regularly anymore. I've also been surprised to hear from those who aren't vintage clothes wearers who follow the blog or other social media. There are a whole crew of people out there who tune in to admire my combinations and to be inspired. Side Note: if you've been lurking and not commenting, please come out and say hi, I'd love to say hi back and thank you.

1970's Polka Dot Blouse - op shopped
Cardigan - is modern and op shopped
Capri Jeans - op shopped still with orignal tags on $2 (bargain)
St Michael's Scarf - gifted from fabulous Misfit 
Belt, Wedges and Bag - all retail buys on sale

So this post is to say I'm back with style posts. How often and how these posts will look, I'm not sure yet. I'm going to go with the flow and see what new pattern and ideas develop. One definite idea I have though is to show you some of the outfits that I wear that aren't necessarily vintage but how when mixed with other pieces give a "vintage look". I was asked recently if I only wear vintage.

The answer is ::

I do own and wear a lot of vintage. When I say a lot it's certainly not a lot that I own in comparison to the likes of Vix, Helga and Sarah. But a large of amount of clothes I own are vintage. The other considerable portion of my wardrobe is thrifted from all sorts of places, eras and styles. I look for pieces that are unique to mix and match with vintage and the occasional retail purchase. So the answer is no, I don't only wear vintage, it is one of my passions of course but what I love more than anything is creating outfits that make me feel uniquely me. Let's face it I'm not a mainstream trend follower or setter, I'm me and if I feel great that's what counts.

So there we go, getting back to rebooting the style posts and seeing what happens.


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18 Comments:

At August 6, 2014 at 9:17 AM , Blogger Linda said...

I have missed you! But summer here is a "dead" time for blogs, I have noticed. Wish I could fit into those cute jeans! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

 
At August 6, 2014 at 9:51 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Well hello I've missed everyone too. Thank you for popping in. Is everyone out enjoying summer activities? Perhaps winter is a to time for blogging and connecting with indoor activities and staying toasting warm?

 
At August 6, 2014 at 10:18 AM , Blogger Me said...

I love your outfit this week. While I haven't been around much, it's good to see you back posting your style again !
Have a wonderful week !
Me xox

 
At August 6, 2014 at 10:55 AM , Blogger Iliska Dreams said...

Was just looking in my wardrobe thinking I need shirts with more colour and then you pop up wearing the perfect pink shirt.

 
At August 6, 2014 at 4:18 PM , Blogger Vix said...

I'm glad you've brought back your outfit posts, I feel like we're having a proper conversation when I can see you! The blouse is such a great colour on you, scarf looks lovely worn like that, the bag is gorgeous and the jeans show off your model figure a treat. xxx

 
At August 6, 2014 at 9:13 PM , Blogger Sunae Reilly said...

I love these colours on you, Trudie! You look fab as always! xx

 
At August 6, 2014 at 9:25 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks lovely. It's nice to be back. I guess sometimes you've got to change things up.

 
At August 6, 2014 at 9:26 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

I so need to come up your way and drag you out for some colourful adventuring and thrifting.

 
At August 6, 2014 at 9:29 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Just the words I needed to hear Vix thank you lovely I appreciate your words of wisdom and insight as always.

 
At August 6, 2014 at 9:31 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

You sweet thing thanks. I really love the colour combo too, funny considering I don't wear a great deal of pink, it's grown on my in recent years.

 
At August 7, 2014 at 11:38 PM , Blogger Vintage Bird Girl said...

I've missed your style posts too. You look gorgeous....all vintage Parisian chic! I've been slack on the commenting lately too. I still read lots of posts but life seems to get in the way of commenting somehow. Xx

 
At August 8, 2014 at 6:26 AM , Blogger pastcaring said...

Love the pink and green combination, and the 1950s vibe! xxx

 
At August 9, 2014 at 5:09 PM , Blogger Melissa Walker Horn said...

This is SUCH a winning combination! Love it. And welcome back, do it when you want to, we'll be here. x

 
At August 9, 2014 at 5:42 PM , Blogger Redcliffe Style said...

How cute is this outfit!! I love it. You look fantastic and I'm so glad you are back doing styling posts. Rachel x

 
At August 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks Hun, it's nice to be getting back into the swing of things.

 
At August 10, 2014 at 7:02 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Yes that's what I'm liking the 50's vibe of it all, plus you know how I love greens.

 
At August 10, 2014 at 7:03 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

So winning huh? So easy to duplicate even with non-vintage pieces.

 
At August 10, 2014 at 7:04 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thank you Rach, I felt cute and fun in it.

 

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