Saturday, June 2, 2012

travellin' treasures




One of the best parts about traveling overseas has got to be the shopping, there's something about being away that allows you to spoil yourself far beyond what you would ever allow at home.
I am a serial opshopper (thrifter) or chain store bargain hunter and I occasionally welcome a bigger ticket item into my pauper closet.... This was one such occasion. I'm not gonna lie, I threw this one a parade.... I marched it down the hallway cursing myself for not bing able to find my recorder playing some super hip and cool tunes and I introduced him to all of his poor cousins and taught him not to judge one on one's price tag.
 


This is he, my new bag... made of supple calf leather {I really wish it was supple old cow who lived a long and happy life leather} and suede. I love the two tones because I think it will go with practically everything in my wardrobe. The long shoulder strap is perfect for me and I like it has the smaller handles as well. The best part is just the general slouchiness... Slouchy Mcawesome bag. I mustn't forget my latest owl {ewol} edition, his name is Fitzroy...as named by my sister and he is very cute.





Next up is my long coveted Emma Leonard 'a perfect mess' print. My veeeeeery generous sister bought it for me and I absolutely love it.... I often stare at it instead of watching TV.... Not in a strange way, it's just that it sits near the tv and I find it's beauty somewhat distracting. Thank you lisey loo! X



This is my Bondi markets skirt... I was so drawn to the pattern and the fact it had the aqua base colour which happens to be one of my faves. A tight skirt is a first for me... Tight anything is something I tend to sprint at high speed away from but this skirt slipped through the cracks. The fact that it has a dip in the hem around the back was definitely the thing that got me looking.... I thought it would be quite a flattering shape. And whadaya know.... It ain't too bad! The only downside to this skirt is... I seem to start singing the Aztec corn chips song when I'm wearing it..."Aztec corn chips, made the natural way, they're in your store today, dededededeeeeeeeeeee OK!!!" in a very Mexican accent. I assure you this is a tune that does not give up easily.

The scabby New York tshirt I'm wearing was a $2 op shop find about 2 1/2 years ago...I have slopped a fair amount of bleach onto it while working... Oops. Still my favourite old tshirt.





My new mustard shirt.... This is a winner because it has crinkly fabric and the iron is the devil. Love it with my old faithful necklace from shop hallelu and the skirt/shirt/necklace combo is kinda cool I think, if not a little matchy matchy but I don't care even a little bit.

 



Whenever we go away I buy Guy a card that I think is really cute and I write him a love note because my middle name is cheddar. This card is made in Melbourne by some clever folk that you can find here.

So that is pretty much all of my loot!! Actually really quite tame! If I had to post the amount of pilsner and gourmet food that was ingested you would understand...... Until next time Australia.
 

 

 

7 comments:

  1. Love the mustard shirt! Where did you find it? Teach me your ways ....x

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    1. Hey Peta, haha thanks! I got it from design a space in Fitzroy, Melbourne. www.designaspace.com.au.... You may be able to find it online? X

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  2. Great post Kat. You make me want to go shopping but will have to resist as we are taking Oscar to his first festival in two weeks time. Send our love to your love! Laura x

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  3. Thanks Laura! Ahhhh A festival with your two cuties....I'd swap a years worth of shopping outings!

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  4. Hi Kat! I love your bag, would you mind telling me where you got it from? - Candy

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    1. Hey Candy, thanks! I am also in love! It's from tilkah {www.tilkah.com.au} I'd like to apologise to your credit card in advance..... You're going to want every single one of their bags..... Seriously dangerous. Mine also comes in brown with black suede... It was no easy choice.

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    2. At least I can tell my husband that it's your fault when he sees my credit card bill.. haha! :)

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