Monday, 26 March 2012

Race Day Fashion Diary

Toowoomba is a big horse racing town and the annual Weetwood race day is nearing. The 10,000+ crowd meet, which coincides with the Toowoomba Show Holiday is the biggest social event of the year.

My go-to-fashion-friend M and I are attending what could be my last Weetwood race day due to the impending move to the Sunshine Coast at the end of the year.

I thought I would do a bit of a re-cap of fashion choices throughout the years - some right, some not so right. Let's just say I'm glad I don't have any photos prior to this as they were probably terrible!



seduce dress + diana ferrari heels

Dan and I - this gorgeous boy is getting married on Saturday to the amazingly gorgeous Bec


wearing seduce dress and vintage belt


it was in winter this year ... and I look like a whale! Wearing marc jacobs knock-off coat and vintage hat


my favourite pic of the husband and I wearing diana ferrari heels, cassette society sunnies and clutch, kuku (?) dress 


wearing asos dress and vintage fascinator


In other sad news I had to replace my blog template. I'm not overly happy with the current one so will  be looking around for a new one. 

Hope you enjoyed my little trip down memory lane.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

I've been feeling a little less than enthused about posting outfit photos recently just because I feel pathetic when I compare myself to the 'real' bloggers out there.

Oh well, here are some photos showcasing today's outfit anyway.

asos heart print blouse, target skirt, cotton on wedges, river island belt, collette purse (gift from the lovely Jess)

Shopping with my twinnie this weekend at the Gold Coast - can't wait.

Enjoy your Wednesday xxx

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

3 Little Things Market

On Saturday my gal pal M and I spent four hours as stallholders at Toowoomba's first three little things market.

After some initial and MAJOR complications with the clothing racks we had brought along, we were ready just in time for the onslaught of customers who barged through the roller door at ten am. There were people lining up at least half an hour prior to opening which I was surprised about as I was unsure how many people would actually attend given what seemed like limited outside-of-Facebook advertising.

Booking a stall early really did pay off as we were the first stall that most customers came to as we were stall number one right near the goodie bag table (and the entrance)

M has recently started a styling business and her wonderful way of putting items together I think really contributed to the attractiveness of our stall. Check her out her facebook page here and blog here.

The fee for the stall was $55 and split between two people wasn't expensive at all. I was pleasantly surprised to make around $275 profit and would consider participating in the market if it was brought back to Toowoomba in the future.

(these iphone photos were edited with the instagram-like app pixlromatic)

Friday, 16 March 2012

I hunted and I gathered

Thanks to all of you who left a comment on this post or on Facebook about colour choice for my long awaited Hunter wellies. In the end I decided to go with the safe option and ordered the Hunter Original Adjustable Wellington Boots in gloss black for a bit of pizzazz. I was super excited to get the asos 20% off email just as I was about to place my order over at Country Attire but then was sadly let down when I received the 'this item does not qualify for the applied discount' message. BOO!!

I figure if these fit good and I love them I may treat myself to another pair in red or pink. I am after all, moving to a very raining place (the Sunshine Coast) within the next year and they will be much needed!

Very much looking forward to the 3 little things market that my beautiful friend M and I have booked a stall at tomorrow. Fingers crossed that we sell, sell, sell. I think our store is going to look pretty inviting. Pics on Monday.

Are you on instagram (peta_ballerina) or pinterest (p2thej)? Check me out and I'll follow you back!

My newest pin makes me want my long hair back. How awesome is it?!

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend xxx

p.s. my wedding has been featured on the gorgeous lady who did my wedding makeup's blog - go check her out.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

Unfortunately I didn't have a whole lot of time this morning to properly think about how I wanted to wear my new Cotton On Exclusives top so just tried to match a colour in the top with an item in my wardrobe. In steps a favourite oppy find ... this neon yellow Cue Skirt.

 Cotton On shirt, Cue skirt (thrifted), old faithful flats (eBay), vintage bow tie

Do you think my nails look a bit juvenile? Well too bad, I like them. I used China Glaze Sexy Lady and Hey Sailor. I'm also trying to embrace my curls as they get so many compliments. I just have to forget about the frizz.

I missed doing a buy of the week last week but holy moley I couldn't believe my luck when Myer at Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast had a five dollar rack in the Miss Shop Department. I scored Riders and Bettina Liano jeans, a finders keepers dress, a ladakh dress and a kuku dress. Regular price, the items totalled up to over $600. I got them for $25!!! I may be selling some of them at the 3 little things market on this weekend in Toowoomba. One of my besties, M (check out her blog here) and I have booked a stall together. Hopefully we'll be able to sell some unused items in our wardrobes and make some good dosh!

Have a super Wednesday xxx

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Good Enough to Eat

Don't these look DELISH?! 

 A bit expensive for my taste but maybe a DIY job is in order?

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

A where's wally inspired outfit today ... testing out whether stripes in different colours and sizes work together.


 valleygirl skirt (hand-me-down from pregnant twinnie), 90s stripe top (hand-me-down from co-worker), Equip necklace, diva bangle, thrifted Lipstik pumps


Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday xxx

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Apples, Grapes, Wedges, Prints & a Lost Phone

Tuesday brings with it some sad news ...

Over the weekend I somehow lost my beloved iphone. I wasn't completely trashed and cannot for the life of me think how or when I may have lost it/someone took it. Being without a phone is the weirdest feeling. You really do not realise how much you rely on it until you don't have it! I am currently on the phone with Telstra trying to figure out where to from here but it is so frustrating. I am getting more irate by the minute with their incompetence at resolving issues.

Anyway, moving on to nicer things ...

This is the outfit I wore on Saturday at the Apple & Grape Harvest festival in Stanthorpe.

We had a great day drinking and relaxing in the park and then dancing later on at one of the pubs in town.

he could look a little happier

 Miss Shop dress, vintage Oroton belt, petticoat via eBay, Target hat, Havaiana thongs, bag via Lifeline

I also may have been sucked in by a promotion I saw on the Typo facebook page. The cotton on online shop encompassing cotton on, cotton on body, typo and rubi has 30% off the entire store until midnight tonight. If you spend over $50 shipping is free too with the code FREESHIP - original huh.

Anyway, Cotton On is not normally a shop I visit too often but I stumbled across an exclusively online collection with a whole bunch of cute pieces.

This shirt looked so bloody good on the model I just had to get it.

they have the shirt in pink too. I then saw my newest favourite fashion blogger Atlantic-Pacific rocking a similar patterned shirt in her latest blog post.

While I was there I noticed some HOT orange wedges. I have never bought any shoes from Rubi as I am a bit of a shoe-snob but hopefully these are alright. Love the colour!

Now that I look I don't mind these or these or these but no, I've got to buy my hunters ... if you were wondering I've decided on gloss black. If I love them I may invest in a red pair down the track.

Happy Tuesday xxx