Year Of The Accessories – Headscalf Game

I feel like, for me atleast, 2018 is the year of accessorising! If you’ve seen some of my OOTD posts you would know my #1 is the full head wrapped head scarf.

No matter the hair day – this look works. The amount of compliments I get even when wearing a super basic outfit (above for example, just a pair of black jeans and a white button up shirt.)

Love the look with my 60s style sunnies/ any over the top sunnies they have out at the moment!

Not to mention the perfect cover up for dirty or clean (still wet) hair days when you just gotta get out and do something but your hair wont co-operate

I have expanded my headscalf collection quite a bit this year, forever keeping an eye out for them at op shops and vintage stores!

Loving the longer skinnier scalfs for wrapping my ponytails in. Particularly this vibrant coloured pure silk scalf I picked up the other weekend.

It really brings any outfit together. Cant go past those colours!!

On the same op shop mission I found this Valentino headscalf which is well in my rotation. Also perfect for the half-up-half-down wrap, or just around a loose ponytail.

Ideally I would love to get a fringe like Bridgett Bardot. This would really bring my headscalf game together!! Plus about 5 more pairs of sunnies.

You will find some scalfs on my Etsy store soon

What’s your favourite accessory at the moment??

Cake xx

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My new Etsy store! @cakeandlovedclothing

So I officially started my Etsy store “Cake and Loved Clothing,” at the start of March. This is something i have been wanting to do for some time so when it came to mid Feb this year I said to myself, YOU WILL OPEN YOUR ETSY STORE ON THE 1ST OF MARCH!

Naturally I’ve had some set backs, particularly dropping my phone in the toilet which it thankfully survived but my front camera hasn’t been working properly since and is the only option I have for a camera at the moment! Regardless, I had one piece completely ready to go, so added my first listing at 11.50pm on the 1st of March.

A small victory but a victory none the less!

(Shop the Katie Preloved Floral Detail Shirt here)

My second piece was added the following week using my selfie camera and some photos I had taken before the toilet incident.

(Shop the Valerie 90s Preloved Velvet Tank Top here)

So with the help of my friends and their phones I will be slowly adding listings each week… (where possible)

At the moment I am just adding preloved clothing. Soon I will be adding in some hand made pieces made from fabric I have sourced (collected over the years and never used) then once my supplies run out I would like to move on to handmade pieces made from recycled fabrics along with some preloved and revamped (recaked) goodies. Creating a recycled vision for my little business, something I hold with upmost importance!

Many resources go into clothing manufacturing. When you throw away your clothes, they sit in the landfills. Not to mention manufacturing also requires huge energy resources. Recycling second hand clothing and repurposing fabric means that less raw materials are needed, less energy is used and less pollution is generated.

(You can read more about the importance of recycling clothing and fabrics here)

There are links to each piece shown here above and you can also find my Etsy store (here) you can also visit Instagram for updates @cakeandlovedclothing

I would love to hear your feedback 🙂

Cake xx

Hello 2018. Wait, it’s March.

Wow! Its already March (and I still haven’t posted.) Hope everyone is well on their way, getting those resolutions into place or planning for those goals and aspirations to get us through another year… maybe your next travel destination (or your next 7..)

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Pants: Universal Store

Top: Preloved

Shoes: Dr. Martens

I brought in the near year with friends. We had some drinks and headed to a local park to hang out and listen to some tunes. I was so comfy in these pants. They are super flatteing but were also perfect for lounging on the grass!

I’ve been a bit up and down with my mental health so far this month but had put the expectation on myself yo get my Etsy store up and running for the start of March. I celebrated my minor victory at 11:50pm on the 1st of March, adding my first listing to my new Etsy!

(Shop the Katie Preloved Floral Detail Shirt here)

Considering my set back I have decided to allow myself the month to get some more preloved clothing up and then hopefully get some handmade goods up soon!

On top of this I have made the decision to move to London in July to make it easier to travel some or Europe! I can get a British passport which will make things easy living and working on London and hopefully getting some good trips into Europe done to pick up more preloved goods!

Honestly if you live in the UK or really anywhere in Europe let me know, I would love to hear about some cool new places to see and super excited to meet some new people along the way!

Here’s to making a start to another of my yearly goals, blog posting more!

Wish me luck!

Cake xx

You never realise how much stuff you have until you move house

For the last year and a bit Ive been back with my mum and dad in the country, I occupied an average size bedroom, plus some clothing in another wardrobe in the house and my sewing things. 

I did another “throw out” of clothes about a week before I moved, knowing i was going to be downsizing wardrobes. Not to mention I’d recommend doing this anyway when you’re moving. I still have so many clothes and now a few extra to recake and resell. 

I decided not to get rid of this denim pinofore/ overall dress from sportsgirl. My mum bought it for me last Christmas and i think I’ve worn in once. Considering it was mum’s birthday and I was heading home I decided to bust it out

(New place is so bright! Great for photos! Not so great when you want a sleep in…)

Only staying here temporarily but hoping to make use of the nearby beach while i can so cute little dresses like this will be perfect. Just need to wait for the weather to catch up and realise its Summer here! 

Dress: Sportsgirl

Shoes: Adidas Originals Court Vantage

Top: secondhand 

Climbing Hanging Rock and burger festival in Ballarat

Ok, I have been slack for posting but i feel like life has been hectic. I’ve had heaps going on. So here I am, back with plenty to post about.
In my farewells before heading to Japan in October, I had some great times with my gold bitty emy, and also my sister, brother in law and my nephew. Emy and I had a fun time in my home town before heading to nearby Hanging Rock to climb some rocks!

I’ve been going to Hanging rock since I was a tiny child. I couldn’t tell you how many picnics I’ve had and rocks I’ve climbed! If you’re heading out to the Macedon Rangers I would highly reccomend it. I could spend a whole day there to be honest! 

Make sure you take you’re walkin’ shoes!

Heres a cute little GoPro Quik clip I put together as practise for Japan. I was pretty stoaked with how it turned out and honestly I didn’t have to change much from the pre edit. I just used the GoPro Quik app, which is nice and easy to use, plus they have some music on there to choose from or you can upload your own. 

I have a few more to upload from my trip but I’ll keep that for my next post! 

I also had a rad time with my sister (and fam) at the Ballarat Bi Annual Burger Festival! It was my sisters first proper time out of the house since giving birth to Atticus in June so she was happy to feel “normal” again, especially with a burger and cider in hand!

 

Philly cheese steak with Jalapenos, 😍😍 so amazing! So is Lake Wendouree in Ballarat! The botanical gardens are nearby and kms of path around this gigantic lake! Such a great backdrop to an awesome day. Ballarat really seems quite progressive, always heaps of festivals and events going on for all kinds of niches.

Felt pretty relaxed and confident with my outfit choice. Much inspiration from  Le Happy and some other fellow fashion bloggers/instagramers. Crop top, tartan pants amd sneakers. Topped off with a vintage leather backpack

Pants: DangerfieldPrincess highways

Shoes: Adidas Original Court Vantage 

Crop: General Pants 

Everything else: vintage/preloved 

For more of my daywear inspiration check out my board on Pinterest:  https://pin.it/ufcg565fqwflny 

Outfit Diaries – Stary Eyed over new shoes 

Purchased my first pair of Unif boots 😃

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I had been eyeing off these Ryder boots for a few years now, umming and ahhing over the price, shipping and sizing. (Im a half size which is a pain.)

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So i finally gave in, I bought the size up as suggested and i have never been happier with a purchase!They are super comfy, epic and yet easy to wear. I decided to test them out at work Friday with this simple outfit and wore them again Saturday night, driving to and around the city, attending two birthdays and heading out to a club dancing.

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I would have loved to show the outfit from Saturday night but I am hopless and left my phone at my friends in st kilda before we left.

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I found this outfit super easy for work, the black top I got as staff uniform when i worked in one of my retail jobs and havent worn for ages but looks perfect with this Subtitled white mesh, star long sleeve top from General Pants.

Got so many compliments for such a basic outfit.

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