Monday, 17 March 2014

Pancakes & Pastels / Earth, Wind & ...Water

Blouse and skirt are thrifted | shoes are Naot | socks are from Japan | ring is DIY | headband is DIY

Hey guys! So me and my friend Katie went and found the most. Amazing. Op Shop. Ever this weekend. It was this warehouse/depot style op-shop where it’s a free-for-all rummage, nothing has been set out nicely on hangers (or washed… I think), everything sits in about 20 giant clothes-bins, and you BUY THE CLOTHING BY THE KILO. This is regardless of what the item of clothing is – meaning you could buy something like a Miu Miu dress for $2 if you got really lucky. So I found this really pretty Gorman t-shirt (which would have once been easily worth $80 - $100) among other amazing clothes, including the cute pleated blue skirt in these pictures! I also found “Mr. Men” bedsheets and nearly cried – it’s going to make the most perfect ever dress. I left the opshop with a massive armful of clothes and fabrics – it ended up being 3.5 kilos worth of stuff, and only $28 for me!

In conclusion, depot op-shops are now my favourite thing in the world – seriously you should do a good bit of googling and see if there are any around your area, because they’re amazing.

Science Monday! (Damn it, I just missed out on doing a "Science Sunday". For shame. Though if you live further west around the planet than Australia, and you're reading this right after I post it, it probably still is Sunday for you so... yay!) Speaking of the planet (worst segue ever...), where did Earth's water originate? This video from minute physics is really fascinating!

Have a great day, guys!







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23 comments:

  1. Love this look!
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  2. Gah, so cute! The outfit, the ring- everything! Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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  3. Eeee, such a pretty skirt, great find! What is the name of the op shop you went to/where is it? I tried to Google for depo op shops in Brisbane but didn't find anything conclusive =[ I want to buy clothes by the kilo, too..

    Everything here is relatively expensive--I've seen Kmart tops for $10 and whatnot in some places up here, which is just ridiculous, of course.

    Demi
    http://carbonchic.com.au

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    1. I didn't want to put the name up because otherwise too many trendy people from Sydney might start going there and steal all the good stuff..... haha ;)
      I know, most opshops around sydney have gotten like that as well :| I've seen a target coat for $60 in an op shop!!! What the hell?
      If you ever visit sydney email me, and I'll sneakily let you know the name of the depot op-shop i went to though, haha.

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  4. I'd love to go to these buy by the kilo shops. there is 1 in Paris and 1 in Copenhagen I think which I hear about from other bloggers and I would love to have a shop like this in London

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  5. nailed it once again with the outfit! those PANCAKE socks and ring are to die for! simply adorable xxxxxx

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  6. This is amazing ;___; You are making me want a pleated skirt so bad!

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  7. Omg OP shops sound amazing!! That skirt is so cute! I wish we have something like that here.

    Kathy
    www.mypeachdays.com

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  8. I love that op-shop! My friends and I don't tell anyone the name either because we're selfish and want all the good stuff to ourselves. My mum even went there 30 years ago...

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    1. Hahahaha, *shhhhh*. Oh my goodness, it's been open that long?? Yeesh. Wow.

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  9. You seriously are SO lucky, I don't think they have anything like that in the states (at least not that I've found)... anyway, love this look! that ring is adorable

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  10. You have officially visited heaven. I now want to fly to Sydney just to visit this paradise! This outfit is ridiculously cute also ^_^

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    1. If you ever do, let me know and you and me are going op-shopping/having a sewing day together!!

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  11. There's at least one kilo shop in London I've been meaning to go to, but I think they just give you a bag so you don't get to pick what you get- like a lucky dip. That skirt is so adorable though, kind of cheerleader :)
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    1. Whaat! That's crazy though, you'd get all random-sized things! Man, the whole fun of this was going through things yourself and making great finds! Still, I reckon I'd go to that kind of shop anyway - I love lucky dips and surprises. And bargains.

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  12. You are the cutest thing EVER. Look at that outfit! Pancake. Socks. Whoever invented them I want to marry and have babies with.

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  13. You are so adorable - that skirt is just so sweet and pretty! Sounds like you found such an amazing op-shop.

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  14. You are just the sweetest
    I want your socks :D <3

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  15. what camera do you use? all your pics are amazing! :)

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    1. thank you! i shoot with a canon eos 60D :)

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  16. Oh my goodness, I love this outfit! I've been reading your blog for a couple of years now and you still manage to amaze me whenever I check out your newest blogposts! I do miss all your tutorials though, and I love your style!

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