Thursday, September 29, 2011

Vagabond Jewelry

I first stumbled across Kest’s work on Tumblr of all places. Someone reblogged a ring he had fashioned into the style of a wearable guillotine, which he had cheekily called ‘The Divorce Ring’.
My morbid curiosity piqued, I clicked through to see if the thing actually cut your finger off and found myself immersed in his work.

Vagabond Jewelry prides themselves on being "devoted to giving you tough, modern jewelry, that will go wherever you go, and won't break until long after you have."
Each piece of jewellery has a name, its own story, a unique manufacturing method and a number on the scale of wearability, which ranges from 1 (wear it to a photoshoot) to 10 (wear it for a triathalon).

I purchased a pendant called Nugget, an inch long nugget of 'float copper'. It's an incredible piece of jewellery- it's so striking and beautifully coloured, and it feels so organic and raw.

Myself wearing "Nugget", click on the image to see a larger version.
Shot by Alex Baulderstone

 I am really pleased to see the piece really lives up to expectations- it's beautifully weighty, there is a hole forged through the actual nugget, where a tough copper jump link is threaded and secured. I feel like it really can take some wear and tear, while looking totally minimalist and modern. I can't wait to invest in some more pieces- this store comes with my highest recommendations :)

Sleeveless shirt // 'Nugget' necklace by Vagabond Jewelry // Cuffed chinos // Black and white brogues // Thrifted headscarf // Sportsgirl handbag

I spent today with some lovely lady friends, drinking coffee and rifling through a near by op shop. We found some amazing treasures- I am particularly pleased with my haul!

Japanese bamboo handled teapot, ceramic japanese tea cups, gold silk cravat, velvet bow tie, hand painted antique 'stoneware' teacups. So cute!

Yay! Tea paraphernalia! Time to whip up a batch of salted chocolate cookies- if they work out, I'll post the recipe!



Monday, September 26, 2011

Vegan Creamy Mushroom Pasta + more..

I'm feeling a little guilty for how little I update this blog. I wish I were better at writing, but I really struggle to get the motivation sometimes. I've got to kick my own butt, it really helps when people hassle me to get a new post up! ^____^ ♥

I've tragically fallen in love with mid calf length skirts recently. They're tricky, but if you make sure you keep footwear simple, it can look more chic than Amish. Admittedly, both not very flattering photos of me, but my most recent takes on some skirts I have in my wardrobe.

Caramel knit // High waisted skirt // Sportsgirl sparkly blue socks // Thrifted combat boots // Grey headscarf // Found necklace // Sportsgirl handbag

Thrifted black knit // Vintage floral skirt // Tan faux leather belt // Thrifted black and white brogues // Sportsgirl bird skull necklace // Thrifted headscarf

I have a habit of wearing the same sunglasses and handbags for days on end. Bluh D:
I've been inspired by crazy tower hair-dos and wearing my topknot as a teased out bun, with a thrifted scarf wrapped around and pinned in place. It's a super easy hairstyle that you can dress up or down, depending on the occasion. I don't know about you, but I'm a huge fan of not having my dreads in my face! 

Vintage collared dress // Tan faux leather belt // Opaque tights // Tan brogues // Sportsgirl handbag // Lovisa cage cross ring

I promised these recipes to a few people, so I thought I would share them with everyone. Some of my favourite vegan eats at the moment that are super easy to make with ingredients that are in most supermarkets. Vegan creamy mushroom pasta and brown sugar cookies! So delish!

Click through for the recipes, and for photos I had on my camera phone, teehee!



Creamy mushroom pasta.

Serves 3, or two ravenous people.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lost and Found.

Alex and I recently found a purple iMac on the side of the road, left out for hard rubbish collection, so we picked it up and took it home with some projects in mind.
Amongst the innards of the computer, I found a graphite ceramic ring- perfect for a necklace. 

I love statement pendants on long chains, they're a super easy DIY project, something you can do with virtually anything you set your mind to. Here's what I came up with;

Lost and Found.

'Found' graphite ceramic ring // 'Lost' nail from abandoned barge // 'Ballerina' nail lacquer by Sportsgirl 

I incorporated the 'Found' piece in my outfit today, to mimic the o-ring in my belt. The faux leather strap is nice on my neck instead of a chain- it was cold today! I swear, there is no such thing as 'owning too many black oversized tees'.

Oversize raw edge mens' tee from Cotton On // Thrifted blazer // High waisted skinny jeans // Sportsgirl tassel belt // Platform ankle booties // 'Found' necklace.

My next post is my hundredth! I'm pretty excited- I'm planning on celebrating it with a post full of easy, vegan baked tasties that are ready in under half an hour! :DI can't believe I have managed to maintain this blog for so long! Thank you to every one who comes past + reads my ramblings. I'd love to know what else you'd like me to write about- drop me a line, ask me a question, I love talking style, fashion and DIY!