Welcome to Part Two of my Ferngully-esque escape into the Mt Coot-Tha Botanical Gardens!
I’m again wearing some beautiful pieces from Chip The Teacup, and I have to tell you… I’m dying for Summer to roll around again so I can sparkle all over the sea-side!
This high-waisted two pieces has a little gold sparkle through it, so up close it really catches your eye and it definitely puts a smile on my dial 😀
I often struggle to find swimsuits that I feel comfortable in and can really feel fabulous in… this one fits the bill better than I could have dreamed! Appropriate lady lump support plus fully lined & padded in the bust, and a flattering bottoms cut that isn’t going to give you a saggy nanna behind. Sorry Nannas. 😛
I paired my togs with a sheer midi length tulle skirt from Black Milk Clothing. All the links to these products can be found at the bottom of this post!
I’m increasingly frightened by how fast this year has been passing us by.. eek! Anyone have any tips to slow down time? Even just a little?!
As I’m sure you know by now, I’m all about the slow life! Slow living, slow eating and of course the slow fashion movement! This has been quite a journey for me, as you have to reset your whole approach and mindset when it comes to consuming.
To slow down my weekend, I recently spent some time at the beautiful Mt Coot-Tha Botanical Gardens with my brother to soak up some natural vibes 🙂
I wore my gorgeous Chip The Teacup dress… which really stood out and I certainly got a few looks!
If you haven’t heard of Chip The Teacup, you can check out their gorgeous unicorn and mermaid worthy attire HERE. They are also on Facebook and (my personal fave) Instagram.
CTT love the slow fashion movement just as much as I do, with each piece lovingly handmade to last in beautiful Lennox Head, NSW. The quality is exactly what you would expect from something locally made with love, with the sizing definitely being a true fit and flattering!
Full outfit details will be included at the bottom of this post 🙂
Hello lovers! This my my third and final set of photos (for now!!) from my latest visit to Ra Ra Superstar.
My first outfit pictured here was a bit more cutesy-punk and features an adorable mini skirt made from recycled denim. A really flattering little piece that you could wear out to a party or during the day to a picnic!
The sheer socks are super soft and too cute to be believed. And to spice up any outfit, why not grab a giant eyeball pom pom hairband? Such a unique piece!!
I couldn’t resist this wee little set – a combination of florals and pastels…. we all know they are two of my very favourite things! The neckline on this top is super sweet, and it has a cross-over back for those who like to show a little skin 🙂
I hope you’ve enjoyed these last few posts on sustainable fashion, I’d love to hear how you make fashion eco-friendly! Let me know by commenting below 🙂
I dropped in to visit my favourite slow-fashion movement friends at Ra Ra Superstar last weekend, to try on the adorable new matchy-matchy sets that they have in store!
You might be wondering why I often rabbit on about sustainable or slow fashion, the short story is that it ties in with how I plan to live my life. The less of a negative impact I can make on this world and on the environment – the better!
Modern society is so fast paced that we have no chance of keeping up with the latest and greatest of everything (yet we need it ALL now!). As a result we are churning through mass produced, low quality products that fast become landfill, and we are depleting our natural resources at a rapid rate. 😦 Boo.
Kathy (the creative genius behind Ra Ra Superstar) helps to reduce the human footprint on our planet Earth by creating cute new clothes out of vintage fabrics and clothing, and reselling fabulously quirky one of a kind pieces that you won’t find anywhere else.
So you better get in quick – outfits new and old don’t stick around for too long at Ra Ra Superstar. Make sure you head on over to the Facebook page cause you don’t want miss a thang!
Top, skirt, socks & necklace all from Ra Ra Superstar.
This weekend I was lucky enough to have the chance to escape the city for a brief getaway to indulge in a little R&R.
I had spent some time trawling the AirBNB website in search of something affordable that would offer an interesting new experience, when Stringybark Cottage caught my eye! Situated in Eumundi, close to Noosa and Coolum Beach, this was a great spot to explore some fantastic holiday spots I had heard of, but never visited. I quickly contacted the host to book a weekend getaway for my boyfriend and I.
I fell instantly in love with Stringybark Cottage, it’s set in an award winning garden and you feel a million miles away from the crazy city life. The whole cottage is sustainably designed and built, was more than comfortably sized for two people, and had everything we needed. So many vintage delights within! It was the ideal retreat.
On the Saturday morning we went to the famous Eumundi Markets (my first time there!). My highlights were some freshly made vegan rice paper rolls, packed with veggies, tofu, seeds and nuts. I washed these down with the most delicious freshly squeezed lime juice I’ve ever had – so refreshing! I also discovered my new favourite dress from local designer Butterscotch Castle… can you believe this used to be a man’s shirt? Up-cycled, repurposed sustainable fashion is the best 🙂
We also spent time climbing around in the rock pools near Coolum Beach lookout, young and old alike were joyfully plunging into one particularly deep rock pool.
For dinner we ate at Sushi YahMan, a sushi restaurant with a Jamaican theme. We received great service and the sushi was soooo good!
I can’t wait to visit the Eumundi area again and find more local delights! I would love to hear your recommendations 🙂
Once I was kitted out in my next outfit, we explored a little further and found a quiet backstreet to take some snaps.
Another of my favourites of the day, this boxy crop is a perfect weekend piece you can mix and match with your wardrobe.
Here I am wearing a super bright vintage swimsuit, and a vintage denim skirt that caught my eye immediately with it’s adorable pocket bow details. I’m loving the washed out bleached colour – it’s perfect for summer denim.
You can shop these one-off pieces & accessories in store at Ra Ra Superstar 🙂