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

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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

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 – 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.