Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Whats yours is mine...

On a sunny sunday in melbourne, I took my first visit to the Camberwell Markets. And fell in love! With a 1 year waiting list to have a stall there, these markets are known for their second hand treasures. Furniture, home wares, books and of course, vintage and pre-loved clothes. It was a complete wardrobe raid. I found this Anthea Crawford skirt from a young girls stall who was regretfully selling it due to sizing issues. Double lined, full circled and chiffon. Only $10. Got to love a market.


Photography: Erin Reinboth

Caffe latte

Coffee, cream, nudes and naturals. Classic tones and classic style. Im loving this palette of colours worn head-to-toe. They're earthy and effortless giving an elegant styled look. The cream top was a designer find by Arthur Gallan on sale for $35. The coffee skirt is a Sportsgirl number, again on sale at $19. Another huge trend at the mo, the 'mullet' skirt, I prefer to describe it as a asymmetrical hemline to avoid any bogan relevance. Im a fan of its flowiness and femininity but it is a bit of a tricky trend and I have doubts about the longevity of the style. But this is just a another positive to price pointed fashion, if it only costs you a couple of tenners, who cares if you're over it by next summer. Accessories are a must to pull the look together. Use golds, creams and tans. My wedges here were a steal at $39 from Rubi shoes. Play around with these colours, a cream blazer is a staple item for summer so use that as your canvas and nude up ;)

Photography: Erin Reinboth 

Reow reds.

My latest obsession, shades of red teamed with a little animal print. Yep red is a statement colour, there's nothing quiet about it. But add a little leopard or cheetah and I think the potential eye sore becomes a styled edgy outfit. Bright jeans are popping up everywhere, they perk up the wardrobe and can be very easily styled to get in on the colour blocking trend. I found these maroon jeans on Bridge road for $25 by the brand Maxim. Who might I say, are becoming a label to watch out for, on trend, fast fashion and dam cheap. Minkpink have also done a cute trio of bright jeans which should def be checked out online at Market HQ. Another fav red shade in my closet is my vintage maroon blazer. Quite in love with this find from a Goodwill in Adelaide. Its tailored, beautiful fabric and was $10. A mazing.

Animal print is a great styling tool but use with caution to avoid looking like the blinged up bingo lady. Being a loud look it needs be worn with softer and simple items.  I am a firm believer in only using one print or pattern per outfit. Animal print can be can be found anywhere and everywhere. My scarf was a vintage market find at $10 and the dress was from Cotton On for $29. Remember its not the label which defines whether is trendy or trash...It's YOU!! 

Photography: Erin Reinboth