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The Vintage Valley: March 2013

The Vintage Valley

The personal blog of a vintage & goodwill shopper

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Really Red...

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Now usually if i find a product that i fall completely in love with then of course i am going to share! (sharing is caring..right?) usually its clothes and hair styles but this time its lipstick!

Now i am not a huge huge fan of makeup i dont trawl through different shades of eyeshadows and test different ranges of eyeliner to find the next best thing, if i find something that is easy to apply and is a great product i usually stick to it until its taken off the shelves (then i curse the fact i allowed myself to get so attached to one product and then i find another one..sadly) but after a extremely trying week i decided to treat myself to a new lipstick and am now over the moon with it.

Its called "Really Red" and is from the Revlon Matte range its the perfect shade of mulberry/red and dosent hold too much orange tone (which does not suit me at all) its easy to apply, dosent falter during the day except for after eating and dosent dry your lips out one bit! Perfection!!

Apparently its a great red for most skin types so if you dont already have it, give it a go! (you will be just as chuffed as me)

I am so looking forward to my long Easter weekend ive already smashed my way through a few bags of mini easter eggs and i plan to get through alot more (any excuse) I hope your spending it with family and lots of laughter. (4 whole days off...bliss!!!)



Monday, March 25, 2013

Saturday Afternoon...

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Things in my life lately are changing quite rapidly so i was massively thankful to have a little down time, i even flicked through all my old photos and had a solid giggle about my weird fashion sense and strange coloured hair (damn you sun-in...i swear i just kept spraying that stuff into my hair ahhh so terrible, it got so bad i had to basically cut it all off).

Ive also caught up on a little sketching, ive missed it so much (To be honest im not that great at it but i find it therapudic to just fill the page with mindless doodles)

This top and skirt were both op shopped a few months ago i had been on the hunt for the perfect mustard skirt and i found it nestled away on the discount rack (score) it does have a little wear and tear but its mostly in pretty amazing condition.

I hope your weekend was just as amazing Xx

(Wearing: Vintage mustard skirt, op shopped blouse)


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Life via Instagram...

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A few photos from the past few weeks follow me on instagram if you dont already @allyvintage Xx

1 - Went to sculptures by the sea last week and actually saw a few cool things (like this massive skeleton) its was jam packed with people but so sunny and warm.

2 - Shameless selfie after a few stressful days this week, im looking forward to getting my life back on track soon.

3 - Looking at old photographs over the weekend this one of my Granmother and Great Grandmother is one of my favourites.

4 - Coffee dates.

5 - Autumn is in full swing, we have started getting a few days of rain im so looking forward to the leaves changing.

6 - Im starting to get quite the KikkiKpen collection! They are amazing.

7 - Peach dress and my favourite brooch.

8 - Fresh flowers for the studio.

I hope your all having an amazing week so far, ill be back tomorrow with an outfit post. Xx


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Making Shapes...

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Sometimes all you need to pull you out of a funk is a circles and triangles dress (and a glass..bottle of wine)

I op shopped this dress a few years ago and it has since stayed as a staple in my closet. Its light and easy to throw on and just go! (perfect as i sleep right up until the last minute and then im usually a hot mess getting ready).

And to answer your question Yes! I am wearing sunglasses inside...because im a rebel and thats how i roll! (more like i had a lazy day and my lack of eye make up was enough to scare a small child).

Hope your weekend was swell. Xx

(Wearing: Vintage Op Shopped Dress, Zara Bag, Zola heels, Asos Belt, Raen Sunglasses)


Thursday, March 14, 2013

New Kicks...

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After a few amazing but stressful days last week i decided to treat myself to a new pair of shoes since Boots has aquired the taste of heels i dont really have many left that dont have chew marks all over them..thanks for the creative input Boots! (not happy...not happy at all!).

I struggle sometimes to find the right pair since i dont like a sky high heel and too much crazy detailing but these Zola heels are perfection! Cute design, perfect height and a neutral colour which means they will match basically everything.

I hope you have a few inspiring and fun things to do this weekend, i will be entirely consumed by a new project and sneaking in a few cocktails with the girls on Saturday!

 Happy Friday! Xx


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Autumn Playlist...

                        Autumn by Ally Moschini on Grooveshark
Here are some songs i am currently obsessed with that will last me through my favourite season AUTUMN!!!! (im getting prepared to roll in some honey coloured leaves) while i was creating the playlist i found this image from last year which made me laugh out loud! My little photoshoots are hillarious to look back on (im such a dork at heart).

If there is a band or song you can suggest to add to my playlist please let me know! Im always looking for new music  XX

Have a swell day!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013


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Since we had a three day weekend last week i ended up resting quite a bit and taking on some new projects which also meant finding old unfinished ones and doing a little city adventuring! What did you guys get up to?

1 - Currently on the shelf in my office i am mid-cleanout at the moment so there is bits and pieces everywhere (the photo is of my Great Grandmother and Grandmother in Poland)

2 - Walks with Boots he is truly the most amazing pup, he lifts your spirit instantly!

 3 - Picturing New York at the Art Gallery of WA, it was pretty amazing! I love looking at original photographs from era's im so fascinated with.

4 - After the gallery i sat at Daily Planet reading for what seemed like 20min but was more like three hours and after getting off the comfy booth seats i realised three coffees was probably not a good idea (never been so alert in all my life).

5 - Tea and sketching on Sunday morning i havent done that in years and i now remember how terrible i am at it! but it is so theraputic!

6 - Good hair day and my Polkadot Vintage market dress.

7 - Cuddles with my man finally got him to sit still for a second...then he ate a few of my shoes that night (crying on the inside)

8 - Catching up on Anais (i have read and re-read this book so many times and i still find something i have missed)

9 - Crepes in Fremantle (and chocolate covered strawberries) a much needed girl catch up!

10 - Sifting through my shop racks at home and finding hidden gems! (will most probably have them up next week)

Xx My Instagram name is @allyvintage if you want to follow xxx


Monday, March 4, 2013

Blue Moon...

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I hope you are all refreshed and rested after the long weekend! I don’t think I have ever been so sloth like in my life! Its so nice to have a few days free to do the things you always wish you had more time for!

A few weeks ago i went to the Polkadot Vintage night markets which was located right on the beach and trawled through racks of amazing vintage! It was packed full of people eating homemade cupcakes and chasing cheeky children through the crowd but i love the smells and sounds of events like this, makes you almost feel like your on holiday..almost!

Because it was a little crowded it was a little difficult to really get stuck in properly and sift around (good thing i can dodge elbows) although most of the dresses were altered 80's polyester i managed to find a few gems, i also think because i am trying to be more aware of the fabric's i am buying i'm getting super picky! (Not that there is a problem with that! just makes the pool of available clothing a little smaller).

In the end this adorable vintage dress came home with me! I'd have to say i was pretty chuffed! I didn’t even try it on and it fits like a glove. I love the print and i was so glad it just needed a little fix up stitch here and there.

I can't wait to share with you what i got up to this weekend so ill put up a little Instagram post this week! Hope your weekend was super swell too Xx

P.S - I wanted to say a very big thank you for all your kind words and support for my last post, i had a heart filled with joy after reading all your comments! Thank You xx

(I'm wearing: Vintage dress, Vintage belt, Hobbs Heels, Vintage Bag, Antique Watch)
(Boots is wearing: Pollen and floor fluff)