Being on the shorter side, I often need to take up the hem on my clothes. Altering clothing can be a bit of a pain because you don't get quite the same sense of achievement as you do when making something from scratch. Even so, it is so worth it because it only takes a little while and it saves a lot of money versus going to the tailor. It also means you can snap up some fantastic vintage bargains that have seen better days, with the knowledge that you can fix them with a little love and care. This long weekend I took up the hem on a dress and a skirt as well as replacing the elastic waistband of the skirt, equating to at least $40 in savings. Which I naturally spent on a good bottle of wine and the most recent Triple J Hottest 100 album, to get me through the alterations. It's funny how life works out sometimes!
Last Friday I had the pleasure of Holly's company for cocktails and delicious Mexican food. Much fun indeed! The little bar we visited is a favourite of mine... I grew up on a farm in a small country town and always wanted to move to the 'big city' and live in a cute terrace house with lovely new friends in a cafe/bar/vintage shop/bookstore-filled suburb (cliched I know, but if you grew up in a small country town you will understand). I was lucky enough for this dream to eventuate and I spent some of the best years living with three girl friends in the cutest, part-shabby part-lovely terrace house in Sydney. This particular bar was around the corner from our house and we spent so many nights there having a laugh and spilling our secrets. And even though that sharehouse is no more and we have all gone our separate ways, I still love this little bar (and visiting it with new friends too).
Today I went to the markets, snapped some yet-to-be-developed Holga pics, devoured a yummy lunch, bought some vintage goodies and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine with the lovely miss Aelie. I was trying not to spend any pennies but when I came across a gorgeous floral 50s dress for $10, how could I resist? I also snapped up a black tulle knee-length skirt for $30, after coming to terms with the fact that I won't be in a position to afford the Wheels & Dollbaby version any time soon. How cute are the teapots below, I would really love a tea set to brighten up the house during winter.