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Saturday, June 2, 2012

What I Wore - Flocks of Birds


I used to have family picnics at this beach when I was small. I haven't been back in a long time. I remembered there being deer here, but I thought they were all gone. When we went for our picnic though, there was 'evidence' of deer! How amazing to see a deer on the beach?! I've been to a beach a few hours drive south of Sydney with kangaroos on it, but that's another story!


The other week, my dad told me he had three memories of me as a child that are his favorites. One of them is this: I was 2 or 3 years old and we were having a picnic here. I must have been playing in the sand and looked up to see a car identical to my dad's car driving out of the car park and back up the hill. I started running as fast as my little toddler legs could carry me, yelling "Don't leave me daddy! Don't leave me!!"


Meanwhile, my dad was running after me yelling "I'm right here Shelly, I'm behind you, come back!!" It must've been hilarious for onlookers. In my defense, it was the EXACT same make, model and color car, so to a little kid, you know...


My dad loves reminding me of that story, just about every time he sees me. He thinks it's hilarious. It probably is.


Dress // Vintage, found in Sydney, Australia
Cardigan // Urban Outfitters
Belt // Urban Outfitters
Tights // We Love Colors
Shoes // Wanted
Necklace // Made by C from bit n pieces
Ring // Local Markets by my house

I love this dress! The bird print is so pretty, with the pink, yellow and olive green, the colours are perfect! It fits really well and is so comfortable to wear too. It's so nice to wear something that doesn't feel mass produced!

Now for the shoes. What a mission. I tried to order them from Wanted, but they don't ship to Australia. There is a branch of Wanted Shoes in Australia, but with completely different stock. Not a single pair of Oxfords, which I basically live in. The lovely man over at Wanted in the USA apologized that I was unable to have the shoes, but promised me a free pair if I ever move to the USA... Tempting... I might relocate for a free pair of shoes. People have done crazier things, right? In the end, I managed to get them from Amazon, which surprised me because Amazon is usually the most difficult place to have things shipped to Australia form (due to trade restrictions etc) So, happy me! Every time I wear these shoes, people stop me in the street! They are truly a hit. I didn't think they were that out there, but I suppose I don't blend in too well!

I hope you have a great weekend, is there any exciting plans I should know about?
Kitty
xo

34 comments:

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    1. Thanks Anne! I was so excited when I found it, at an antique (homewares) fair no less!
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  2. That's a cute story, haha xD And I looove the dress you're wearing, it's beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Manda, I love hearing stories about when I was little, it makes certain things I do now all make sense!
      xo

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  3. I absolutely love the last photo, its so beautiful! I'm so glad you emailed me, your blog is defo one of my new favourites!

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    1. Aw thanks Lauren! That's funny, I almost didn't include the last photo because it seemed awkward, but I'm glad you liked it!
      xo

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  4. Oh, that is hilarious! How cute! Poor little you!

    Also, I'm joining the line of people who want to admire your shoes. They're awesome.

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    1. haha, the little me thanks you for your concern :)
      xo

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  5. Beautiful photos! Your hair is so vibrant and stunning too!

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  6. GORGEOUS photos, especially the first portrait of you! And that owl ring!!!

    Cute post!

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    1. Thanks Sarah, that first portrait is my favorite because the sun popped out just as we were taking them and made the BEST lighting!
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  7. Ohhh I wish I lived near a beach so beautiful as this one.
    The story is funny but I can imagine how terrified you felt at the time!
    Great outfit anyway! :)

    http://www.tamarasblend.com/

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    1. Thanks so much Tamara, I'm trying to remind myself of all the beautiful things around me so I appreciate them more :)
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  8. I love this outfit the owl ring is my favorite part.Great photo qaulity
    http://styleremainingfashionfading.blogspot.com/

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  9. What a gorgeous dress and those shoes are to die for!

    xomando

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    1. Thanks Mandy! I got pretty excited when I found the dress :)
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  10. Your gorgeous thumbnail photo drew me in from the Pleated Poppy.... what a beautiful and stylish blog you have!

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  11. Love the tights and shoes combo, and what an amazing beach! It's freezing cold here in Boston, so I'm quite jealous :)

    Just found you via WIWW and love your blog!

    ~C
    http://ohshedabbles.com

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    1. Thank you :) It is one of my favourite beaches, I need to go more often!
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  12. that dress is sooo pretty! i love your shoes and that beautiful scenery behind you :)

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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    1. Thanks so much Chioma! I was so excited when I found the dress at the antique markets :D
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  13. very cool dress!

    Lindsey
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  14. Definitely great style! I agree with everyone above, the shoes are so cool! I can't stop staring at the background though, you live in such a beautiful area!

    -Mia
    www.msmiamaree.com

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    1. aw, thank you Mia, I love love love this beach!

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  15. Aw! Cute story. Were you terribly traumatized, or was it all ok once you realized he hadn't left?

    Cute dress! I was sporting a flock of birds in my outfit post today, too. :)

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    1. I think I may be traumatised to this day, haha!
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  16. Those are some truly awesome shoes! And you always have the best locations for your photo shoots, too!

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    1. Thanks Rachel! I try to mix it up a little, it's too easy to get into a routine, so I'm always looking for new locations :) I might return to this one though, I love it

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  17. This dress is so fun with the colors and birds! Adorable. And I'm obsessing over those SHOES! SO cute.
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you miss! Those shoes are real conversation starters. I don't wear them when I'm in a hurry ha! People loves talking about them on the street for some reason!
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