Recently I stumbled across some old journals from 2008 in which I had written down my five year goals. Surprised was I to find that I have achieved all but one of those goals – get my nose pierced. I mentioned this to my adorable friend Em and it was decided it was well and truly time for a girl’s day out, complete with nose bling.Read More
Sew Gorgeous is the creation of Jaye Williams who, before founding the vintage-inspired sewing lounge, became quite tired of her friends popping round of an evening with a bottle of wine, an arm full of mending and a look which said “please fix my clothes, I have no idea how to sew”.Read More
Okay thrifters, I’m going to let you in on a fabulous little (not so well kept) secret. There’s a quick and easy way to find the best op shops in the South Australian capital of Adelaide and all you have to do is jump on a bus and hang on for the ride.
On the last Saturday of every month, Adelaide mums Shelly and Rowena commandeer a yellow council bus, grab a host of keen secondhand shoppers and set out on special tours across different parts of the city. The pair have run their You, Us and a Bus tours for almost five years now and its clear they’ve nutted out Adelaide’s best thrift stores and are only too happy to show newcomers the way.Read More
Op shops are always packed full of skirts and with a little bit of digging – or by heading to an upmarket vintage or antique store where the digging has already been done for you – you can easily stack your wardrobe with one-of-a-kinds.
It’s even better if you have a sewing machine and the basic skills needed to sew a hem as many skirts score a wonderful new lease on life if you scoot the hemline up a little.
So, without further ado, here’s a collection of my most cherished thrifted skirts as the latest in my fave vintage things series.Read More
We’ve all seen it. That once-beautiful white shirt or bra turns a strange shade of grey that no amount of bleaching will reverse. Or a stubborn stain becomes permanently melded to your favourite top.
Well. You do not need to throw these guys out! Because dyeing your own clothes is unbelievably easy. It’s also a little bit addictive, be warned. Here’s a little how-to guide to get you on your way, care of one of my old white tops and its ugly and irreversible stains. It works great on vintage dresses, too.Read More
Allow me to share a tried and true method for raiding your friends’ wardrobes and keeping the spoils – legitimately. It’s called a clothes swapping party and 96.34 per cent of people agree it’s the best thing since sliced bread. Or something.Read More