Saturday, 27 December 2014

Beach Bloomers



Blouse - Thrifted | Skirt - Thrifted | Socks - Clear It | Shoes - Naot (Kedma's) | Bloomers - old

Seasons greetings and happy end of the year! This is a simple look that I wore down to the beach last week. The blouse and the skirt are recently thrifted items - the blouse being $1 from a girl who was selling all her old clothes at a market stall. I wore my favourite ever lace bloomers underneath, which are perfect for short skirts and dresses, and look particularly cute when paired with knee-high socks. Sadly, the bloomers are so loved that they're completely falling apart at the seams. I'm going to have to learn how to make some for myself very soon!

So did I mention that I'm going to Hong Kong in 19 days time, with one of my best friends?! Well, that's a thing that's happening. We booked the trip one year ago when we found $200 on-special flights and thought "well that's cheap, why not", then kinda forgot about it all year - and it's all of a sudden snuck up on us!
Like everybody else in the world, I was also gifted with a selfie stick for Christmas - while I make fun of the people I see using selfie sticks in the street, I actually think it's going to come in really useful because I'm planning on making lots of vlogs about my time in Hong Kong! One of the things I'm definitely going to be vlogging about is my fabric shopping. There's an entire fabric and DIY district in Sham Shui Po (check out that link and DROOL), and I'm planning on devoting at least a couple of days solely to looking around that area.

If you've ever been to Hong Kong, I'd love some suggestions for places to visit!

Much love!






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22 comments:

  1. This is such a cute outfit!
    Btw so sorry for not giving you the update on that knife pleated skirt I tried to DIY. I'm going to wear it on my next blog post tomorrow. :)
    Hope you have lots of fun in Hong Kong!
    I just checked out the blog post and it looks like the fashion district here in L.A moved to Hong Kong! lol

    vegcourtesy.blogspot.com

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  2. I love how you nerd out over fabric. I just know you're gonna score hard in Hong Kong! And yeah, selfie sticks are weird but they serve a good purpose. When you use it, just own it!

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    1. Yassss this is what I needed to hear. Will do!! :)

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  3. Ahhh this outfit is gorgeous! I truly adore it. And hong kong- how exciting!

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  4. enjoy Hong Kong! I'm sure you'll have a blast and find lots of goodies for future DIYs in 2015 <3

    http://secret-hipster.blogspot.com.au/

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  5. ah so cute! enjoy Hong Kong :)

    merry Christmas and happy new year, Annika

    here is the link on my Hong Kong trip post -> Pulsing City of Hong Kong 

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    1. Your blog post has gotten me so so excited! Thank you so much for the link! Will definitely be referring back there before I go!

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  6. You are rocking those long sock! Lookin' cute!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  7. I went to Hong Kong a few years ago and had a blast. It's so easy to get around, the subway/train system is fantastic. Everyone is super friendly. I would suggest a hop on/hop off bus for the first day, and then you'll get your bearings. Disneyland is incredible (I spent three days there), very tame (asian crowds prefer stage shows etc rather than rides), I would suggest there! We didn't really care for the 'fashion' area - just international brands, eh. I found more cute shops just walking around, and the night markets were great too. One great day time markets - the name has slipped my mind - was great too, I got my Mum a faux leather backpack handbag for like $20 aus that lasted years. You will love it!
    Are you vego? I can't remember! There's a loving hut there, and around the corner is an all you can eat place that was also incredible.
    Have the best time! xx

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    1. Eeee thank you so much! That's so helpful and has made me all the more excited. I love love love theme parks and especially the shows they do - I'm really a big kid at heart - so I'm definitely going to check our Disneyland. Thank you!

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  8. Haha! I recognize that tapestry dress from somewhere ;)

    Your outfit is adorable as usual and girl you're going to have to hook me up with how you got those $200 tickets so I can check out that fabric district as well.. Not gonna lie, there's a pool of saliva on my keyboard right now.

    Demi | carbonchic.com.au

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  9. Welcome to the selfie stick club, mate! I myself don't own one and have never really used one. It's really handy, though, right? But I think you should still be careful of where you use it because in some places on earth, it's rather strange to use it - or downright rude. Although I think Hong Kong isn't one of those places.

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  10. Such a cute little outfit! :D lucky you going off to Hong Kong! I am dying to pack up my bags and travel somewhere oh wow you lucky thingggg! xo
    amber love

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  11. You look so adorable and spring-y in this outfit. I love the ruffled shirt! The bloomers underneath a short skirt are a fantastic idea too. I probably should get some!

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

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  12. I need those blogs!! I'm going to hong kong and beijing and can't wait to fabric shop. If you could find any thrift shops i would be interested to see what they're like, I googled but couldn't find anything.

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    1. Yes I'll definitely keep you updated on the vintage scene as well!

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  13. Love this outfit! Lolita-esque it a subtle way, obsessed with the bloomers/skirt!
    And also SO jealous youre going to hong kong-that fabric market looks incredible!
    Love your blog
    xx www.russiandressing.blogspot.com

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  14. that's a awesome top and a complete bargain. So jealous that you are going to Hong Kong, it looks like such a cool place to visit!

    cheap-skatefashion.blogspot.com

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  15. It's so cold here in France, thanks for bringing a bit of sun with this cool outfit !! :)
    Also, Colette patterns has a free bloomers pattern, check it out: https://www.colettepatterns.com/sewing/madeleine

    Zakiya x

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  16. You look so cute, I love the skirt and blouse combo.

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  17. love!!!! as always <3

    hope you're doing well. It's cold in Chicago! Happy New Year!!!!!

    love, polly

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