Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Yes, I'm still here and a Ripper Post!

I know, I know, it's been months since my last post. Unintentionally, I deserted you, like a bad boyfriend or a dodgy friend; like a fart in the fog! In September, I gave birth to my beautiful daughter Bea and have little time to prance in front of the camera and indulge in myself. Life with two kids is very busy, I'm chasing my tail in a bid to keep my head afloat. For now, a break is in order as I concentrate on just being mum and maybe I will come back to you soon, never say never...
In the meantime, I promised a dear friend of mine (Kymmmmy, organiser extraordinaire) that I would come out of my sartorial hole to bring you news of a very special event happening this very weekend at Ripponlea Primary School. The Ripper Fete is sure to please with a bevy of attractions for everyone, one little attraction raised my eyebrows...
Ever wanted to peak through a stylists wardrobe? Well at the Ripper Fete Vintage Boutique you can. Local stylist Bec Cole has raided hers and you can buy it all. Think labels like Marc Jacobs, DVF, Anna Sui, Scanlon & Theodore, Sass & Bide, Cacharel, Gorman, Karen Walker, Kate Sylvester, Ted Baker and much much more. Doors open at 10.30am, don't miss out. Now that is worth getting out of a sartorial hole surely? 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Pretty new top

These days I rarely go into an actually shop and buy a new item of clothing, unless it's an op shop (I really need to do a post on my recent op shop purchases, many bargains had) 1. I now have no time more than ever to shop (shopping with a new born is both challenging and non productive!) 2. The lure of online shopping is both convenient and cost effective. However, the other day I went on a wee shopping spree armed with a voucher that had been burning a hole in my pocket. I bought this pretty top from Seed, it was $110! I know, normally I could get a whole outfit for that with money to spare but it is very pretty and will go with just about anything. Sometimes it also nice to shop the old school way even if I may break the bank! 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Oakes Day, another Sleekit outing

 what I wore
dress: Kookai
overlay and belt: Cue
cape: Lady Petrova
bag: pressie from my besty
brooch: pressie from friends
bracelet and ring: NGV shop
glasses: Marc Jacobs (gift from Vision Direct)
hair combs: Limedrop
shoes: Nine West
 l to r: my sis Teresa, mother-in-law Janette, sister-in-law Alison and my sis Kathleen
Teresa and I got papped at the station photo curtesy of Sophie Campbell
 first outing since having Bea requires a handbag that houses a breast pump and pads, how very glam!
 fashions on the field, my pick would be the chick sitting down in the red bottom left!
 The State finalists, the girl in the Aboriginal print dress took out the main prize
we take up our usual spot outside the Birdcage and chat to all the passers by (in particular any celeb who walks by!), this guy was just fun and showed us a few of his dance moves
a little bit of persuasion and boom we are in the Birdcage!

 bumped into the fabulous Jenny Bannister and stylist Philip Boon
 we chatted with the very talented Richard Nylon who remembered us gatecrashing 2 years ago!
my sister Kathleen stealing a cigar from the legendary Jeff Banks who is always up for a chat (I love this pic, sums up the spirit of the day)

Last Thursday was Oakes Day at Flemington Racecourse. My family and I put on our glad rags for a day of champagne, fun and frolics. Each year we attend our main mission is to some how make it into The Birdcage without a ticket. This Sleekit (every wondered how I got my name?) task requires, determination, balls, no shame and endurance! Once the bubbles start to flow, the Glasgow banter kicks in and before you know it, boom, we are in, mixing with the privileged, stars of TV and the fashion glitterati.  Oh the hilarity!
Here's a few snaps from the day and who knows maybe next year we will finally get the ticket but I'm sure it wouldn't be as much fun!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A splash of colour

Today it's dull and wet in Melbourne, time for some colour I say!

Jacket: Leonard St
Hat: Mimco
Belt: Cue
shoes: Nine West

Friday, October 11, 2013

$44 op shop outfit

 I am very lucky to be surrounded by many great op shops, one of the perks of living in the burbs of Melbourne. Not wanting to rush out and spurge on a new wardrobe just yet I stumbled upon a few great finds at Family Life op shop in Chelsea. The trousers, top and shoes all brand new (apparently one of the assistants sources samples from various fashion houses). I picked up the whole outfit for $44, the vintage necklace was $2 from a garage sale. 
Have a great weekend folks and why not support your local op shop, great bargains to be had!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Just celebrating getting out the door

 Trousers: recent op shop purchase (Italian samples)
 Melissa Peace Wedges: present from my beloved
earrings: Limedrop

ring : Limedrop wooden bangles: Gifted

It's Tuesday and today I've actually managed to run a brush through my hair and put on an outfit. It's a beautiful Spring day here is Melbourne, no better time to embrace colour. 
I'm still very much nursing a wound and a new born and with that comes a change in wardrobe. My plethora of dresses are no longer practical as I breast feed my little one and yes I still have a bump (sorry to break it to you but like the celebrity culture who endorse it, your bump does not magically disappear and your rocking about in evening gown at the first sniff of an engagement). In the real world, it will be several months before my figure snaps back into shape and I'm absolutely ok with that. I came across these silk trousers from my local op shop, brand new for the bargain price of $15 and the top I've had for forever.
I do not have a personal trainer but I will get back to fitness in my own time. 
Until then, I'm just celebrating getting out the door and enjoying the sunshine with my little bundle.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Introducing my wee bairn Bea

The house of Sleekit has turned very pink, let me introduce you to my little bundle of goodness Bea Lilly, born on 11 Sept. 
Quickly approaching 3 weeks in and we are so much in love with this gorgeous girl. She mostly sleeps and feeds with the occasional smile that melts your heart, it's such a precious time. 
Bea was born by C-section therefore I'm still in recovery, hopefully should be back fighting fit in another 3 weeks. Very hard to slow down when you want to get back out there and share your new addition with the world! Until then I'll share her with you x

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