What to Pack – Travel Style Inspiration

70 days until I’ll be boarding my first flight to Japan!

I now have Wednesday off each week, so i have more time for sewing (and mental recuperation.)  Today I did a mash of things, cleaned my bedroom and bedding, sorted out my sewing supplies, (played The Sims for about 4 hours,) and scoured pinterest for some outfit ideas for my budget trip to Japan this October. 

I want my clothes to be easily rotatable and repeatable. Because I still need to spend some good money on shoes and a bag, I’m hoping to be able to take mostly the clothes I already own along with some well picked fillers, required items and “pop” pieces!

Obviously they also need to be able to sit in a bag for periods of time and my god, I avoid ironing even at home.

I also have a lot of thinking to do about shoes for day wear, dressing up and hiking.

This will be a timely process…

#packingproblems
Photos do not belong to me.

See my Travel Style Inspiration board on Pinterest:

https://au.pinterest.com/tamrynkate/style-inspiration-travel/

OOTD: Quick Op Shop Drop

Today I had the day off so zipped into the op shop nearby. So happy with my purchase(s)

My fav piece of the day was this cute little black and white check, backless dress…

 So I styled it up with some of my other recent op shop finds (tan belt and tan Tony Bianca clogs) as soon as I got home and dropped it like its hot… when it is indeed still winter. (A girl can dream)

Also bought a black fringed top that needs some fixing, a cushion and a scalf. Successfull opshop mish.

Sleep well / Good day,

Cake xo

OOTD – Sleepy Eyed Sunday

Had planned to have a relaxed day at home today, plotting along editing photos, watching movies and planning travel sights and adventures after the crappy week I’ve had…

Well, i have no internet again. Although I had solved that drama last night by borrowing my brothers telstra laptop (unlimitied) hotspot.

I got home this morning to find my laptop thrown on the ground (along with both my phones,) as the result of yet another of my fur baby Miley’s late night tantrums.

Luckily the laptop is fine however my charger snapped right off so now no battery power!!! So, clothes and eyebrows on, off I go to the weekend crowds to buy 1 thing that i cant even afford. Wahhhh

Got super cosy in my cord dungaree/overalls from American Rag 
I bought the other week when my skirt tore on the way to work cause I got a phatt ass. Everytime i had walked past their window over the prior week i had been eyeing them off along with a few other pieces.

Small chain: Dalmata 
I bought a bunch of necklaces cause they are so affordable and turned out to be super good quality. This ones my daily go to but they have some rad stuff. Cant wait to buy more

Big chain: Tunnel Vision

Socks: Huff x Cheech and Chong x 420

Shoes: Adidas Originals Court Vantage

So I went out and they didnt even have my charger in stock anyway so i ordered one off eBay and went home for movies on the couch after rummaging the house for dvds and a player. Life.

Sewing Sunday

So I’ve started a little project

Its been in my thoughts for some time now but it takes forever to decide on anything. But today I finished off my first trial for a style of shorts I’d like to make as part of a set out of this amazing 60s style fabric.

 I want to make a small capsule collection as I managed to get a small amount in the blue background and an even smaller amount with a black background that will lead into my next styles and colours.

Hoping to get an etsy store up and going and start doing some markets by summer. So my next weekends are booked for sewing and saving. 

Exciting things to come!

OOTD – Typical Melbourne Winter

Ya know when you just get up on the wrong side the bed? Eyeliner dont go on right. Miss your train. Its winter, anyside the bed is the wrong side in my opinion.

Add in a run of arse hole customers and you’ve got some messy looking angry Cake running down the street in Melbourne’s downpour rain with eyeliner down her face. 

Only to travel home to the mountains to find my internet is not working. So after i took some quick snaps from the comfort of my bedroom before climbing back into bed and watching forest gump until i woke up to… still no internet. 

So heres my first OOTD post from my phone. (Dont judge me im new)

On the bright side, i didn’t even know it was going to rain today but managed to pick a pretty appropriate outfit.

My mum has lent me this trench coat she bought in the 80s in london. I wrapped myself up and angrily marched down towards Melbourne Central Station. 

Can’t beat a simple midi skirt with slits for a fast pace angry walk.
Had been eager to wear my mums coat with my Adidas Superstars, they were perfect for stomping through the huge puddles forming in the middle of the roads. Perfect day for leather shoes.

Thats all for now, bedtime.

Cake xo

Inspiration; Work Attire

Melbourne winters can be pretty dull and cold. This year however, with traveling from my family home up in the mountains, I start with a beautiful frosty morning then drive down to the city where it’s still cold but sometimes sunny, which is nice but often unexpected and so unplanned for.

Entering the call centre is like stepping off the plane on the cold coast, still dressed in all your scarfs, coats and jackets. I instantly start unwrapping everything off my body and throw them to my drawers so I can take off my next layers. My outfit can never be simple, I need to have the option to strip down to the next level of clothing and still feel complete in what I’m wearing.

I’m loving this mix of colours for myself this year, they are easy to wear with most things I own, perfect particularly for layering with prints and patterns. I would have to add my trusty faux leopard print jacket to complete this capsule and probably keep my eyes open for some more longer, mid calf to ankle length skirts. They my jam.

 

(These photos do not belong to me)
See the full work attire inspiration:

 

#workattire #officecasual  #businesscasual #gingham #plaid #puma #polyvore #melbourne #winter #fashion

Awaken to Change

Change is always around us and an important thing to embrace and acknowledge in order to live a happy life. Without change we would be unable to embark on new adventures and see different parts of the world.

To say the least, the last two years of my life have been underwhelming. Although I have done some things, they have not helped me grow in my desired direction. They have only hindered me from doing what I really want to be doing.

This year, being my 24th year around the sun, is meant to be my year of change; and I wont let it not be! I’m making it my mission to try new things, open my eyes and mind and overcome some fears, to really show myself what I am capable of.
I push myself everyday (even if it’s just to get out of bed for work!) and remind myself, every step counts.

 

 

What are your dreams/goals and how are you making them happen?