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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What I Wore - Black Jeans Red Shoes

It was so windy when we took these pictures, the only people out and about were the rock fisherman you see in the background and a few unstoppable joggers. And C and I. These are the first photos on his new camera, and we had a false start with some over-exposures, but soon figured out how to control all the settings! It's pretty different going from the little micro 4/3 to a big ol' Nikon!


I love this belt. It was a gift to C's mom from his dad back in 1990 (it's engraved, so I know the date!) and now it belongs to me. I try not to wear it too much so that it lasts another 20 years at least. It's really beautiful, I love the Tucson aesthetic.


I got this scarf with the intention of making a cushion cover out of it, as it has a beautiful big yellow rose on a deep blue background that is really striking. But I suppose until I get around to that, I can wear it as it was intended right?


The shoes! Oh yes, I bet you want to know about these shoes! They are so wacky! I have no idea where they are from originally, but I'm guessing they might be a European take on Thriller? They are a little wide for my feet, but they are super comfortable. It's a bit hard to see in the pictures, but the metal part is one of those expandable springy bracelets. I'd have loved to see the person who originally wore these, and what they wore them with... a bubble skirt with a leather jacket? Leather pants and a lace crop top? The possibilities are endless. I think that is one of my favourite things about vintage clothes, and any old items, is wondering who loved them before you did.

All photographs by C


Shirt // Modcloth (old)
Shoes // Thrifted - Sydney, Australia
Scarf // Thrifted - Sydney, Australia
Belt // Vintage (Gift) - Tucson, Arizona
Studded Bag // Urban Outfitters
The usually usual ring ensemble:
Skull Ring // Japan
Octopus Ring // OctopusMe
Cathedral Ring // Metal Couture Jewelry

21 comments:

  1. These photos are BEAUTIFUL. You are so gorgeous!
    I am obsessed with your red boots and the story behind your belt is so sweet. How nice that you're able to wear it now!
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks Natasha, you're too sweet :) I really like having belongings that have a story behind them, it's so much more important than buying the latest fashion for me!
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  2. You're totally rocking that scarf!

    And, the picture of the water reflection/shadow is gorgeous! =)

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    1. Thanks Sarah, that reflection was Cae's idea of course, I'm lucky to have a talented photographer helping me, if it was me with the tripod, it might be a different story! (there is evidence of this around - haha)
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  3. Shell I LOVE those shoes! You're adorable : ) And I saw that you were featured on Elycia's blog! Congratulations ma'am!!!

    mybillie.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks Melanie! Elycia was so kind to tell everyone about me! I am thrilled :)
    x

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  5. Oh so lovely! (PS - I'm your newest follower - I started following when I was perusing the internet while I was at work so I had to make sure to stop back by today!)
    Your bag is amazing...I'm always looking for a studded black bag even if I already have one! :) The belt is gorgeous and the backdrop of your photos is beautiful!

    PS - I too am a fellow cat lady and your feline crew is absolutely adorable!

    Jenna
    www.sewsavoirfairecreations.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Jenna, lovely to have you here, thanks for reading :) Gotta love the fur-kids :) I'd tell them you think they are adorable, but they already know it!
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  6. Hi there! New reader.(thanks to Dainty Squid) I LOVE this outfit and I'm looking forward to following your blog and catching up :)

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    1. Thanks Mandy, it's so nice to see lots of new faces around here :)
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  7. I love your shoes! And I just have a question--I love your hair, do you have any tips on how to maintain hair with extreme colors? I have streaks in my hair right now, but it's hard to keep them at the right shade of purple that I like, and to get them colored evenly. How often do your have to color yours due to fading?

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    1. Thanks Rachel! I don't have a problem with getting the colour even. It depends on the brand of dye, your hair and the lightness of your hair as to how often you'll have to dye it. I do mine about once a month, or up to every 6-8 weeks sometimes. Some colours fade quicker than others. I find pastel purple fades the quickest though! I might do a post about this soon as I've had quite a few questions, there's a few things you can do to make the colour last longer.
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  8. Truly gorgeous photography! I love how the red pops against black too.

    Alison
    www.getyourprettyon.com

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  9. The photos are great - and you look great :)

    xo Katie

    loverlysheblog.com

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    1. thanks Katie, and thank you for stopping by!
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  10. These photos are beautiful! Love your scarf-the colors are so warm and pretty!
    Kisses
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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    1. Thanks Elena, I realised I don't wear my scarves enough! I have some nice ones in there :)
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  11. Absolutely love these pics, that belt is gorgeous! I noticed some of your items are thrifted and I'm hosting a new link-up about bargains and shopping, so you should definitely stop by and join in :)

    http://allthingsalisamarie.blogspot.com

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  12. WOW!!!!! You are gorgeous. I LOVE your hair, teh shoes, the outfit, everythign!!!! seriously! You are gorgeous. I am totally your new follower adn adding you to my blog roll. Nice meeting you. I'm Hanna @ www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh wow, thanks so much Hanna, it's always lovely to have a new enthusiastic reader :) Thank you!
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