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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Leather Jacket

Earlier this year, my beloved New Look faux leather jacket I bought for $50 from ASOS about four years ago started to peel! I've been looking since last year for a suitable replacement but to no avail.

Then, last night while browsing ASOS I found this so I ordered it (only $260 with free returns)!



Also thinking about this Karen Walker tee...



Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Party Like it's 1987

1987 was the last time I owned a jean jacket. It was acid-wash and oversized. And I had matching jeans to go with it.

I've been admiring for some time the way women around my age have been styling denim jackets. Usually with a casual striped dress or skirt and tshirt, and white sandshoes. I believe I'd totally rock that look so I bought one!

I'm not a big fan of Max. To me, they've hardly updated their look since the 1990s. But theirs was the first I tried on and I loved it straight away.


 I also popped into Witchery and bought this cute little J brooch:


I also bought this pretty, feminine knit from Witchery and I can't wait to wear it in Spring:



Sunday, 2 July 2017

New Season Country Road II

On Saturday I spent an hour or so trying about 25 items on in Country Road. I haven't done that in so long. It was actually quite tiring. My shopping stamina aint what it used to be.

Unfortunately most of the looks I posted about the other day didn't look right on me, but I think there is probably something for everyone there so I encourage you to try on a few styles if you can.

I did end up buying the red slingbacks! Such a daring shoe for yours truly but they're elegant and funky at the same time, so comfy and surprisingly, go with everything - especially blue skinny jeans. I can't wait for Spring.


Thursday, 29 June 2017

New Season Country Road


It's been some time since clothes caught my attention but I am LOVING the new season releases from Country Road. A bit of French influence, no?

Love the red slingbacks, the stripey top and the stepped-hem jeans. And I might even be tempted to try those white jeans...



Nelly Slingback Flat 

Oversized Knit 

Authentic High Rise Step Hem

Slouchy Tunic


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Been a While

Here's an outfit shot! OK, a lame selfie, but it's a start. Hoping to post more fashion and outfits again in the near future!



Friday, 9 June 2017

Another Spot of DIY

One of my friends recently commented on Instagram "Who are you and what have you done with Jody?".

DIY and crafts have never been my 'thing' but this house has certainly given me the confidence to experiment with my creative side. I recently did a little marking project using a cut potato and some of the leftover paint from the shelves and our porch. Inspired by American textile designer, Rebecca Atwood, I am so pleased with how it turned out!

First, the inspiration...

 


And now my little gem...



And here it is hanging on our new gallery wall in the hallway! It's the small one on the left:


If you're thinking about a gallery wall, I highly recommend Country Road's video which explains how to do it.


A Spot of DIY

I have a 'd' and a 'y' in my name, but DIY is not something friends and family have associated with me in the past.But this Summer I started dabbling a little, starting with painting the shelves of our $80 Mitre10 shelving unit.

I slapped two coats of Karen Walker for Resene in Celestial Blue over a coat of primer for particle board. I'm really pleased with the result!

Here's what it looked like before:




And here's a few shots of the process...



Paul being a good boy and putting everything back together...



The finished product!