Sunday, 14 December 2014

I AIN'T NO HOLLABACK GIRL



I don't really have anything exciting to report on at the moment, life has just been packing and throwing things away and feeling brain fried. It feels like no matter how much I pack and throw away there is still a never ending pile to work through. I haven been more ruthless than I have been before with throwing things away but because of limited time I think that once I get to Newcastle I will need to go through my wardrobe again and do a more thorough clean out. xo


Chunky Silver Chain - Vintage



White Pleated Midi Skirt - Vintage




Monday, 8 December 2014

SO LONG AND THANKS FOR ALL THE SHOES

I have been talking (whinging) about my spending ban over the last month or so, I will admit to a tiny break in it. I purchased a kids pink retro looking Adidas t-shirt from a thrift store the other week, based on my previous spending habits I am still feeling pretty impressed with myself.  
 
The spending ban will be continuing but I can now share with you the reason behind it, after 8 years in Melbourne I am moving back to the place I have always called home, Newcastle. I officially resigned from my role at the head office for Converse today, it was a really difficult decision to make as I really love my job and moving back to Newcastle will mean no fashion head office roles will be available to me.
 
Over the last few years, after each trip to Newcastle I have found it harder and harder to come back to Melbourne. I miss my family, I miss my friends, I miss the beach and the general life style up there.
I have discussed many times with my best friend about moving home and the conversation would always end in the same way, me saying that I wasn't done with Melbourne. I could never really come up with a reason as to what exactly that meant, it was just a feeling. Like I said I love my job and that was a big thing keeping me here and of course there is the amazing friends I have made down here but it was something more. I started to realise that maybe It wasn't that there was something keeping me here but rather there wasn't a good enough reason to move home. I have recently had an amazing person come into my life who provided that good reason to move, he inspires and motivates me more than anyone I have ever met and I am really looking forward to the future and the adventures to be had. If I get a bit slack with my posts over the next month it is because I am huge ball of stress, in packing hell. I am parting with some things in my wardrobe which you can check out on instagram at @hbhbcloset., this is the first time I have ever sold clothing and it has been quite an overwhelming and emotional process for me.  
 
Into this weeks outfit post, hope you didn't miss me too much last week hehe :) First outfit for Summer had to be filled with gingham. Gingham would have to be my most favourite summer print.xo
 
 Gingham Hair Bow - Sportgirl - Grabbed this in Black/White and Pink/White, super cute and have wire inside of the fabric so no effort to get a cute bow
Deborah Harry Badge - Found this in an old jewelley box when I was cleaning things out, have no idea where it came from.
 
 
 

 
Pink Gingham Skirt - Ebay I did contact the seller I purchased this skirt off to see if they had anymore stock as a few babes on Instagram were interested in it, unfortunately I had no luck and they were completely sold out. This also came in a mint and a lilac and I am seriously regretting not getting every colour way.
 
 
 
 


Monday, 24 November 2014

SO LONG SPRING...

Even though it is only Tuesday, this is already feeling like a very hectic and long week. At the moment I feel like I don’t have enough hours in the day and am setting myself extensive to do lists every night in attempt to cram everything in before a relaxing weekend away in Newcastle. I don’t currently plan on taking my camera with me, so I may be skipping over an outfit post next week.

At the end of last week I went fabric shopping to check on some stock for custom orders and grabbed the last bolt of scale fabric for the “Mermaid Scale Sweater.” 

I still have enough to make a couple of more so if you are interested in one please email me at hipbonesandheartbreak@hotmail.com . I am thoroughly enjoying sewing again and next year I really want to get a bit more focused with it and start making more garments to sell a bit more regularly.

A cool thing happened over the weekend, I woke up on Sunday and noticed a bit of an influx of followers on my instagram and was trying to work out where my new pals had come from. I received a comment from a lady from lookbook.nu saying that I had been posted on their instagram! I was pretty chuffed about this, especially considering I was wearing a top that I had made. I went to check out the post and my excitement pretty quickly turned to hurt feelings when I read some of the things people were saying. I’ve never experienced negativity directed towards me online and I guess it caught me off guard. I am making this sound a lot worse than it was, there was maybe 3 or 4 nasty comments amongst really lovely ones,  I am not sure why we do this as humans but I instantly focused on the negative ones. I’ve never been a person to say unkind things on the internet. If I see something I don’t like I just keep scrolling, or if I dislike it enough, I unfollow.  I think I find it really hard to relate to why someone would take the time out of their day to be nasty and negative, why bother? Or if they value their time so little that they are willing to waste it, maybe they could hand me over a few hours! If I see someone wearing an outfit that isn’t my taste or doesn’t make sense to me, the thought process is more along the lines of, if they love what they are wearing and feel good about themselves, good for them. 

Luckily I had my boyfriend visiting for the weekend and he managed to get me to refocus on the positive of the situation, he is incredibly talented (*embarrassing proud girlfriend) 

 and makes drumming you tube videos and has experienced “internet meanies.”  He told me some of the silly things people had written about him and put things into perspective, we had a giggle and I realised that I wasn’t going to let a couple of nasty comments take away from something I was happy about.

I know that everyone is entitled to their opinion and having an opinion is exactly what I am doing with this post but I think that some times in the technology age, people forget that there is a real person behind the image they are commenting on. Just because you have this space (the Internet) to put every single thought you have out there, doesn't mean you shouldn't do it with out a bit of thought and care, or maybe not put it out there at all because it really isn't adding but rather taking something away .
 
Well now I've got that little bit of my chest back to this weeks outfit post. For the last outfit post for spring I had to go with a bit of a floral theme xo 
 
 Diamante Flower Necklace - Vintage



Monday, 17 November 2014

MAKE A HEART AND SEND IT OUT TO YOU

So the spending ban continues and as previously stated, I am venturing into the depths of my current wardrobe. It's really easy to look at what you currently have and utter the famous line "I have nothing to wear!" So to force myself out of that rut, I went with a heart theme..xo

Pink Heart Earrings - These were given to me ages ago, I am pretty sure they are from Diva



Sulky Star Gazer Wooden Brooch - Powder Pink - Mel Stringer - One of the last purchases I made before my ban. Absolutely adore all her artwork and had the most difficult time trying to decide which brooch to pick out of this series - of course ended up going with the pink haired girl. 

Quilted Heart Pocket Skirt - ASOS - Old season - For some reason I find white skirts tricky to style so this doesn't get enough wear. Reminder to self about white broderie anglais Wheels & Dollbaby skirt that I need to drag out for Summer.