Sunday, July 10, 2011

ISOMETRIC YELLOW





I never relied on expensive, designer label pieces to look good. (well decent for that matter) Here is a perfect example - I picked up this bright yellow knit for $1.66 to be exact! Yep, one day I happened to walk into a local op-shop and they had a sale so to speak - any 3 ladieswear items for $5! I couldn't believe it! With a growing number of opshops and vintage boutique stores marking up their goods as close to the prices of actual 'new' fashion chain pieces, you can't help but to feel ripped off during some thrifting adventures. Nevertheless, there's always that one bargain around the corner you haven't come across yet! .... Like this one! ;)

I also bought a navy well-fitted blazer and a cool baseball jacket that I just couldn't pass up on... (will most likely share in future posts)

People say, you dress according to how you feel. Being a creative individual, I like to break this concept down by using colour theory. Yellow is a feel-good, positive and most of all an optimistic colour. I can't help but notice the character Ariadne in the movie Inception wearing a yellow scarf in a "preparation" scene leading up to the mission. You could notice she was projecting more confidence and faith in the mission to be successful. For my case, I guess the clear-sky weather was a much needed pick-me-up. Plus, who doesn't love a pop of yellow?!

The necklace I'm wearing is one I picked up from this winter's Finders Keepers Markets. It is designed by Anton Van Maanen from Fold Studio, part of a collaborative design group hailing from Melbourne. I love it's eye-catching isometric design! Everyone has to stop and take a second glance at it.

Wearing: yellow knit (thrifted), necklace (Fold Studio), skinny jeans (Nobody), boots (vintage) and leather bag.







These photos were taken by my sister Kassandra, who takes most of my outfit photos. If you follow me on Twitter, I took her to visit Glebe Markets for the first time despite the numerous times I've been. It was beautiful day to be outdoors but we both made sure we were all rugged up to beat the chill of the winds. Here are a few snaps of what she wore:





Here are some amazing feather earrings one stall was selling at Glebe Markets. I was in complete awe at the sight of them. Each constructed with unique feathers, suede trimmings and eclectic charms, it was quite difficult to choose a favourite! There were also other suede/leather necklaces on hand and even a statement horseshoe necklace. Brilliant!






As always, a yummy serve of gozleme saved our appetites! You cannot go to Glebe and not eat a tasty gozleme.

Afterwards we went to Newtown to watch Snowtown.. which did not leave me feeling all-smiles like I was earlier in the day. But with one glance at my bright yellow jumper, it did eventually elevate my mood bit by bit :)

Hope everyone's weekend was swell?! What did you get up to?

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28 comments :

  1. I think this is my favourite post so far, the yellow must be working on me! I'm so keen to go to the nxt Finders Keepers market, I havent made it to one yet.

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  2. I LOVE GOZLEME! YUM YUM YUM YUM
    I really love this post. Great jumper, that necklace is really cool (and looks expensive!) and I have boots just like those! I would definately wear this, love it!

    -em
    Spin Dizzy Fall

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  3. what a fantastic buy, i love the knit! the necklace is cute too.

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  4. looooove your blog!!!! ure cute!!!!

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  5. Love your necklace Lauren! Also I just had a peek at your Desert Haze shoot - stunning! I felt all inspired after looking at it! xx
    Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage

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  6. loving your blog. great outfit here! the accessories are amazeballs. and gozlemes are one of my alltime fave market foods.
    ps. thank you for your amazingly sweet comments on my blog. appreciate it :)

    xo

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  7. Love the necklace, so different! I like your sister's boots! And your yellow knit...it really gives the perfect pop of color to your outfit. I love when one piece of clothing gives the final touch to an outfit. Great!

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  8. I love both outfits!
    Your knits are great :-)

    xx

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  9. you look gorgeous in that yellow! yellow is not a colour i can really pull off but you do it fabulously. & i also reallllly like that gorgeous maroon colour of your sisters sweater. looks like a beautiful day & that gozleme looks so yummy, i gotta get my teeth into some of that sometime soon :)
    also - i have a huuuuge issue with opshops marking things up to a ridiculous price too! sometimes i can understand.. but when its, for eg, a dirty sweater with lots of holes - come on be realistic!x



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  10. I wish I could live there. there seeems to be a lot of vintage shops to go to in your place. :) Anyway thank you for your comment in my blog. It is greatly appreciated :) Hope to hear more from you. ☺

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  11. absolutely love this outfit!!! the yellow jumper, I.WANT! We should go to the markets together some time!

    XXX

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  12. I love that color on you! And your sister is very beautiful!

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  13. omigoodness that necklace is AMAZING. and love the yellow :)

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  14. super duper cute sweater! LOVE IT! :)

    xx

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  15. Nice jumper, that necklace is nice too.
    Those earrings are so nice hop you get some.

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  16. you look so fantastic Lauren, I love my thrifted finds more than my designer pieces as there one of a kind.

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  17. is a real pleasure to visit your blog, I is considered offensive by a few, as the visitors have now passed the 850,000 to be something right?
    a hug from Reus Catalonia

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  18. greetings to your sister! she's gorgeous :) thank you so much for your comment :) xx opinionslave

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  19. OMGGGG yeah my surname is Guterres! :o they rang me up and like, interviewed me for 10 mins. it was so random. i was getting dressed at the time LOL. and yeah i mentioned my alexander wang handbag... no idea what the article turned out like! do you still have the newspaper?? i need to get a photo of it somehow now hahahaha thanks for letting me know!! such a fail i was in the city today ARGH!!!

    xxxx

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  20. lovely outfits! i lovelove those sweaters! and great pics, i want all of those earrings/necklaces! <3
    xoxo

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  21. Love your blog. Just discovered you! That yellow sweater is great - and such a great price!

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  22. That's fine lovely thanks so much for letting me know! I've got them to mail me a copy hahaha!!

    Xxx

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  23. Lauren, your comments yesterday absolutely made my day...what a sweetheart you are. So glad you enjoyed reading my blog.

    I can't believe you got your sweater for just over a dollar! Aren't the sales fantastic, ha!

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  24. <3 ur yellow top!

    kiss

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  25. Hey Beauty! You've really mastered the these knit 'looks', which is my favourite way to dress over the winter. Love the highlight neck pieces.
    I was sweating it out in Cebu, at a health retreat. It was a tough couple weeks!!! Worth it though. Must catch you around soon!
    xx

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  26. cute!!!



    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

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  27. the feather accessories are so charmingly tribal. inspired me to try the boho chic look.

    ANDWHATELSEISTHERE

    SHOP

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