To start off the long weekend, I met Aprilia from aprilialove.com for our first blogger meet where we visited Surry Hills Markets and continued our thrifting adventure all the way up Crown Street. Though it was our first meet and greet, our endless conversations were no surprise and it was overly delightful to share with each other our interests, dreams, tastes and oh did I forget to mention... all things blogging! (Ah duhh!) Unaware we'd grow to be great shopping buddies, we followed the hustle and bustle along Crown St and found ourselves stumbling across hidden "high-end" garage shops, colourful terrace houses and a Mexican store (post to come!) full of skull-themed prints, ornaments, statues and Frida Karlo inspired artworks. With the whole Mexican vibe lingering, it influenced our decision to satisfy our appetites with a good feed at Mad Mex, and let me tell you those tacos were pretty good! Afterward, a much needed second opinion was required in the dressing room of American Apparel - and with many "as seen on blogs" outfit examples scattered across the store, it's appropriate to say "bloggers know best!"
Wearing: Sgt Sookie Swirl Embroidery Jacket, We Love Colors Nylon/Lycra tights, vintage scarf, Supre skirt, Cream On Crown grunge boots.
With the weather being on the dull side, I saw this as the perfect opportunity to wear my maroon tights from We Love Colors . We Love Colors offer all the colours in the rainbow and if not more! From full length opaque tights to bright and colourful socks and printed leggings, their more-than affordable prices will have you ordering enough to last you a year! I cannot wait to add pops of saturated colour to each outfit as the weather warms up. Images of summer shorts with colour socks and brogues are coming to mind.
The swirly-wirly jacket I am wearing is from Sgt Sookie which I won in a giveaway. It's amazing texture is made up of pressed strands of wool, featuring yellow/blue-grey thicker yarns pressed in a swirly pattern. As soon as I saw it, it was love at first sight! Sgt Sookie's style is eclectic and unique, having visited markets in Paris, vintage from stores tucked away in alleys in Tokyo and jewellery from the streets of NY. To see what else Sgt Sookie has to offer, check out their online store here
Here is a self-timed photo of Aprilia and I
And one where we got caught out by a passer-by. BUSTED!!!! haha
If you don't already read Aprilia's blog, well here's an update - she just launched her online vintage store! You can read her blog AND shop her store both at this one location. How cool is that!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend. And for those lucky to be granted a long one, enjoy!! More posts to come, including a DIY!!