Maroon + Strips – OOTD/OOTN

Hi Everyone,

Since my previous post did so well, I thought I would continue with the topic of:

F A S H I O N

I am not a fashionista nor a stylist, just someone who enjoys dressing up for the odd occasion. [Well that’s if I’m not in my pyjamas or work uniform]. Today my lovely beautiful niece/best friend/photographer/stylist was home so I thought I would take advantage of this opportunity before uni starts and I once again neglect my ‘Creative Outlet’.

Outfit Details:

Necklace: Baazar in Turkey

Dress: Kmart

Blazer: Kmart

Shoes: Op Shop

Bag: Orginially from Forever 21 but I bought it from the Op Shop

This bag.

How beautiful is it. You can also use it as a clutch if you place the chain inside. There is nothing I love more than a versatile item.

So I was working around Chapel Street for the last 3 weeks and during my lunch breaks I went around to the numerous Op Shops in the area.  Let me just say it was amazing and I was in heaven. I bought these shoes from a Salvos store and they were:

~BRAND SPANKING NEW

~LEATHER

~COMFORTABLE

~FORMAL

You may also be interested in my other posts:

Spring into Spring – Ombré Jumper, White Shirt & Bows

Summer Lovin’ – Floral Blazer, White Shirt & Emerald Skirt

Floral Blazer Inspiration

FLORAL. STATEMENT. BLAZERS.

Colour Blocking with OVER-SIZED Blazers

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Spring into Spring – Ombré Jumper, White Shirt & Bows

Hi Everyone,

I haven’t done an outfit related post in so long. These photos were taken a while back when  I used to randomly get inspired to dress up and ask my niece to take my photos. (Thank you Aleyley) I absolutely love this outfit and could wear it everywhere.

Is it me or do you just feel so much better about yourself when you are dressed in an awesome outfit?

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Outfit Details:

Necklace: Ottoman Treasure (Thank you to my dearest friend Dee for this beautiful necklace. It is a little heavy but worth the pain because it looks amazing with everything.

Jumper: Kmart

Shirt: Op Shop

Skirt: David Jones

Bag: Typo

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I am actually wearing  a men’s jumper but I got a smaller size and folded it up to make it a “cropped” jumper.  I always check the men’s section for awesome pieces like this one. It is  generally cheaper and the smaller sizes are usually available.

And you have probably seen this shirt in one to many posts. So it is kinda obvious how much I love it.  My favourite all time combo for all occasions would have to be:

Over sized shirt + Cropped Jumper +Pencil Skirt

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Thank you to my darling friend Selda for this amazing gift. It goes perfect with everything and everyone knows I love a well structured bag with double straps. I have linked the bag below so if you are looking for an amazing laptop or uni bag, go ahead and check it out.

BAG

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You may also be interested in my other posts:

Summer Lovin’ – Floral Blazer, White Shirt & Emerald Skirt

Floral Blazer Inspiration
FLORAL. STATEMENT. BLAZERS.
Colour Blocking with OVER-SIZED Blazers

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Summer Lovin’ – Floral Blazer, White Shirt & Emerald Skirt

Hi Everyone,

WOW!

I can’t believe it has been five months since my last post. What can I say, life just got in the way and blogging was thrown on the back burner. At the end of the day, blogging is my hobby and unfortunately I have not prioritized it well.

I am happy to share that I am currently employed and doing the job I love. Over the past five months, it has been difficult to balance work, school, family and friends since I have been working almost everyday. As it is approaching holiday season, I have countless special occasions coming up and I only thought it was right to share my outfits/ideas on my blog.

I had taken these photo months ago but did not want to post them without writing anything to accompany it.

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Outfit Details:

Blazer: Cotton On

Shirt: Op Shop

Skirt: Op Shop

Bag: H&M

Shoes: Rubi Shoes

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I absolutely LOVE this skirt!

I can’t remember if I posted about it previously on my blog but it is a favorite.

High wasited skirts are so flattering and I believe they make me look slim. And who doesn’t want to look and feel skinny?

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A white shirt like mentioned on numerous occasions is a MUST HAVE! It would be an understatement if I say it goes with everything. When wearing a collared shirt, a statement and extravagant necklace turn your outfit from day wear to evening wear in seconds.

    Blazers

If it was up to me I would wear them every day. If you have been following my blog from the start, you will know that once the word ‘Blazer’ is mentioned, my heart skips a beat. I have provided the links to my previous posts about this amazing clothing type.

You may also be interested in my other posts:

Floral Blazer Inspiration
FLORAL. STATEMENT. BLAZERS.
Colour Blocking with OVER-SIZED Blazers

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Bags with double straps are the new thing. FINALLY!

Use the small straps for an elegant look and if in a rush, throw over the long straps  and run. Well that’s what happens to me.

Each-to-their-own
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P.S. As you can tell, most of my wardrobe is from the second hand store. I am looking into doing a post about tips and tricks to shopping at an Op shop. If you have any questions, leave them in comments!

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Autumn Neutrals – Black Coat & Blue Pants

Hi everyone!

Following on from my previous post, you will know that the weather is very chilly here in  Melbourne, Australia.  Here is another quick outfit I put together that I will definitely be rocking throughout winter.

I bought this long coat from a market. At the time of purchase , it was not my favourite style and it had additional features such as excess material on the sleeves which I absolutely hated. Once I brought it home, I gave it a good wash and hung it while it dried to prevent creasing. After this point, I sat in front of the sowing machine and customised this beautiful coat into a style I would adore. I removed the belt as well as the excess material and shortened the sleeves.This just goes to show, if there is an item of clothing you like but aren’t 100% sure about it, try to look at how you could add or remove some things to transform it into a timeless piece.

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Long woolen dress: A shop on Sydney Road

Coat:  Market 

Pants: Big W

Shoes: Kmart 

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Autumn Neutrals – Camel Coat

Hi Everyone!

Finalllllyyyyy!

I am back to blogging and posting about one of my favoruite topics which is FASHION. It has has been too long since my last post. The weather is cooler as it is now Autumn in Australia. It is time to take out the winter warmers to be able to fight this weather.

Outfit Details:

Scarf: Burberry Pattern scarf from Turkey

Jumper: Kmart

Coat: H&M coat from market

Jeans: Kmart

Bag: H&M

Shoes: Rubi Shoes

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Camel coats.

Everyone has one or everyone wants one. I wanted one until I found it at a market for only $10.

I decided to pair this coat with a grey long woolen jumper and dark denim. These two items can work interchangeably with any other coloured coat. I would usually wear this outfit with a pair of boots but I haven’t bought the right pair yet. I am quite picky and I want to buy the right pair so they last throughout the cold weather.

Like mentioned in previous posts, my bag is from H&M for only $5.

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Jeeny Camel Wool Look Coat

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8 Steps To Successfully Selling Things Online

I, like most people, always have items that I bought which are just lying around such as clothes/jewellery that I do not wear anymore. A couple of years ago I was just looking at things to do with my spare possessions and the first thing that came up was eBay. It was difficult at the start but I eventually found a way to use it. This blog post is dedicated to helping you make some extra money if you would like to sell your things online.fitch-ebay-revision

1. Create an eBay account:

The first step is to make an eBay account. You will need to go to the main page and go to the right hand side corner and click on register. This includes simple details such as: first name, last name, a valid email address and choosing a password. You will be asked to choose a username after you do this.

2. Create a PayPal account:

Paypal is a necessary component of selling/buying things from eBay as it is the way of receiving the payment from the buyer/seller. There are many steps to completing your Paypal account, you need to ensure it is secure and verified to buy and sell things online.

3. Collect the thing you want to sell: 

This step is crucial! I usually complete this step every few months once I do a major clear out of my wardrobe and room. I make three piles:

  1. Items I want to sell: In this pile I usually have things that I  bought and haven’t worn, they generally still have their tags on. These may be things that I have only worn once for a special occasion and can not see myself wearing it again.
  2. Charity: This pile generally consists of items you have are worn quite a bit and just want to clear room for new things.
  3.  Bin: Anything that is damaged, ripped or has any stains. You do not want to sell or give these items away to charity.

4. Wash-Clean-Sterilise 

It is ESSENTIAL you wash and make sure the things that you are going to give away or sell are clean and sterile. It will be absolutely disgusting if you bought something that was dirty so why would you do it to others?

5. Photo time

Depending on the item I am selling, I generally photograph it in a different way. For clothing I will take a photo of the

~Front

~Back

~The label or tag

~Any details(buttons, lace, zips)

~Pockets

~Lining

6. The more details, the better

Once you are putting up an ad, it is more appealing to the buyer if you provide as much detail as possible for the title and description. It just makes it look official and generally draws the attention of the buyer. For example: Would you prefer a title that says; “Black Dress-Size 10” or “BARDOT Black Strapless dress- Size 10”. You just need to try to sell your item with the information given.  Here is list of things I try to include:

~Brand

~Size

~Colour

~Style (Maxi, Midi, Mini)

~Material

~Condition of item (Brand new with tag, brand new without tag or pre-owned)

~Length

7. Postage, Pick up, Drop off?

It is vital you state your preferred way of delivery. If you would like to select postage, complete THOROUGH research about how much the item is going to cost, would you like to do domestic or international postage, would you like to select regular post or express post, would you like to charge for postage or not. You can go on the Australia Post website for more information. I usually get prepaid parcels that are either 500g or 3kgs. I provide a set price for the buyer to pay in addition to the cost of the piece of clothing.  On other occasions for websites such as Gumtree, I only accept pick up from my house. With websites like this you need to be careful about providing too much information about your address. I provide my suburb and in the description state that I will only provide my address on request for someone who is certain they are going to buy the item.

8. Reputation is EVERYTHING!

Websites such as eBay have ‘feedback’ and ‘rating’ included in the buying and selling process. I think it is a brilliant idea for a few reasons such as: you have an indication of the buyer/seller and how reliable they are, everyone is constantly trying to maintain a well-respected reputation so they attempt to provide the best services and are very accountable for their actions.   If you say that you are going to post something tomorrow, you should make sure it is posted. If you say the dress is size 10, make sure it is actually size ten.

These are my main tips and tricks to selling clothes, jewellery, shoes and other things such as furniture online. If you have any other questions or queries, do not hesitate to ask me in the comments or private message. I hope that this post will be of some sort of help to you.

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Back To Basics [Stripes]

Hi Everyone!

This will be the last post from my ‘Back To Basics’ series.

Here are my previous posts:

Back To Basics [Khaki]

Back To Basics [Black & Grey]

Back To Basics [Polka Dot]

STRIPES

Some people hate them and others love them. I definitely love them! I do not know if the whole rumor about horizontal stripes making you look wider is true but that does not bother me.I generally choose an outfit in the order of whether it is 1) comfortable, 2) stylish and 3) flattering.

image1Both of the skirts in this post are pleated which are so flattering and I love the flowy effect. The navy skirt was my mothers and as soon as I saw it I fell in love. There is nothing wrong with looking through your mum’s wardrobe, you will be surprised at what you would find especially if they have kept their old outfits and vintage pieces.

image2I paired the second outfit with a bright ombre scarf. This breaks up the monochrome effect in the outfit. Tan coloured shoes and bags go with EVERYTHING! Like stated in the previous post, this bag is from H&M for ONLY $5. Also, these shoes are from Rubi Shoes for about $10.
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If you have any suggestions for upcoming posts, please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments.

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