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“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Coco Chanel.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

i'll fly away

1960s Blue Shirt (with Peter Pan Collar) - thrifted ($4.50 - Recycle Boutique) and altered by me
Vintage Blue Skirt - thrifted ($3 - Salvation Army) and altered by me
Vintage Brown Buckle Shoes - thrifted ($2 - Salvation Army)

Back to work. Starting afresh. Sunshine. Cleaning my office. Listening to Cat Power. Gillian Welch. Aretha Franklin. Edith Piaf. Reading outside on the little deck off the staffroom. Staring out my window. Watching the boats on the harbour. Eating a nectarine. Wandering home. Hemming a skirt and a dress. Drinking Pinot Gris. Watching the last episode of Mad Men Season 2. Lovely.



  1. My gosh you have fantastic taste in music :P

  2. Haha - I have a friend who has heavily influenced me :p

  3. I absolutely love the peter pan collar!

  4. Another New Zealand blogger!
    im excited ;) I wish I had a decent Salvation Army store around my town.

  5. Ahh, Cat Power! If you don't have her music already... you'd probably also really enjoy Neko Case! She's quite wonderful!

  6. Casey - I know, aren't Peter Pan collars great??

    Mother Daughter Style - thanks so much x

    Abbey - NZ style blogs seem to be popping up all the time! It's exciting!

    Nicky - I hadn't listened to Neko Case before but am now streaming her music through Myspace! Thanks for introducing me to her xx

  7. Love the outfit. Very '500 days of summer'.

  8. Hi Laurel! I love your blog! I've been browsing your stuffs here, and I saw this style. I like it as it reminds me of Zooey Deschanel in 500 Days of Summer. I love that movie too. And speaking of cleaning your office... Ha! I'm planning to reorganize our office too. But first, we have to contact some office cleaning services (New York-based) for start-offs. We already packed up some things, and the commercial cleaning (NYC) guys will be coming tomorrow, I think. Anyway, I hope to see more of your posts. I bookmarked you already, by the way.