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Restyle Day 23 – Metallic

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Two things happened to me while shooting this outfit with the delightful Melissa, I messed my heels up good and proper by walking through the dirt trail to get to this ‘bushland’ and then some kind of leech like worm creature found a home on my ankle. There were shouts and shrieks and what not, as you can imagine.

Restyle Day 22 – It’s All Business

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Photos by Melissa Mills Photography

Corporate wear should be easy for me given that I work in an office, but I don’t often wear ‘business attire’. My usual work get up ranges anywhere from denim and Converse to blazers and Ksubi.

But I really loved this Zara blouse and hunted high and low throughout the RSPCA stores for something I could team it with for the It’s All Business prompt. And a pencil skirt it was! And as it turns out, it’s my favourite type of skirt. The cut works well on me and it’s not a colour I would normally be drawn to but hey, this challenge is all about stepping outside the box right?!

Top: RSPCA Palmyra, $6
Skirt: RSPCA Palmyra, $4.50
Shoes & Bag: Old

Restyle Day 21 – Statement

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Photos by Melissa Mills Photography

Squuuuuuuueeeeeeee how freaking cool is this cape?!

Most of the prompts for the Restyle Photo A Day challenge are subjective enough for you to be able to work them back into your own wardrobe, but I was quite anxious about the statement prompt. As you can probably tell, my style revolves around muted and dark tones in simple well cut shapes, so my version of #statement could very well be your version of yawnsville. But when I saw this Little-Red-Riding-Hood-cape it screamed WOW to me.

Cape: RSPCA Palmyra, $7
Dress: Country Road
Shoes: Sachi
Hat: Sportsgirl

Restyle Day 20 – Cocktail

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Photos by Melissa Mills Photography

How now brown cow!

Maybe it was all the royal baby hype over the last couple of weeks but this outfit and very regal looking chair left me feeling like I was posing for the Queens portrait. Although, I highly doubt the Queen would be slouching like that.

This amazing maxi skirt is from the RSPCA Palmyra Society Store and I have to say, I’m quite taken with it. I’m looking forward to the next cocktail event that I’m invited to, I’d love to team it with a strapless bustier of some description.

Skirt: RSPCA Palmyra, $8
Top: Bardot
Earrings: Forever New
Shoes: RSPCA Palmyra, $4

Restyle Day 19 – Black and White

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Photos by Melissa Mills Photography

Balmain did it, Michael Kors did it and Alexander Wang did it. They all featured monochromatic black and white in their 2013 Spring Summer collections. It’s such a suit-all trend and so easy to pull off.

Both my peplum top and Bardot leather look pants are from the RSPCA Port Kennedy store which stocks a really huge range of high quality pieces. During my visit there was heaps of leather and knitwear, oh and one amazing metallic Asos jumpsuit which didn’t quite fit me. So ladies I highly suggest you pop in for a visit, that jumpsuit still might be there!

Top: RSPCA Port Kennedy, $12
Pants: RSPCA Port Kennedy, $17
Shoes: Novo

Restyle Day 18 – Less than $10

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Photos by Melissa Mills Photography

So here’s the thing, the RSPCA Society Stores are dirt cheap. I’m talking $0.50 accessories, $2 jumpers and $10 pants. And some of those still had the tags attached.

This is the beautiful thing about charity op-shopping. They’re not in it to make a profit. Yes, they want to make money but they’re sole purpose is to give back to the community so high prices are not a factor.

My outfit today consists of a Sportsgirl knit and Massimo Dutti pants, two top quality pieces for under $10!

Knit: RSPCA Bibra Lake, $3
Pants: RSPCA Palmyra, $6

Restyle Day 17 – Neon

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Photos by Melissa Mills Photography & Aimee Claire Photography

I feel like I need to take a minute and just talk to you all about the quality of stock that the RSPCA Society Stores have. Not only did a good portion of the bits and pieces I picked up still have their original tags attached but everything in the RSPCA stores are of the highest pre-loved quality. The Palmyra society store is where I picked up the jacket in my neon prompt, it’s also where I found a huge amount of pre-loved Witchery, Zara and Sportsgirl clothing – don’t let anyone ever tell you that opshopping isn’t worth it.

Jacket: RSPCA Palmyra, $8.50
Jeans: Saba
Shoes: Sachi 

 

Restyle Day 16: Opshop Love

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This dress was my most expensive buy during Restyle but the prompt is Opshop Love so I figured it was worth it. The beautiful navy blue Bianca Spender dress drapes so perfectly across the body and there was something about the muted hue that made me want to pair it with a bright lip.

Uncomplicated dressing like this is really what I strive for. A statement piece that you can work your shoes, bag and accessories (or lack thereof) around.

Dress: RSPCA Palmyra, $30
Lips: Nars Schiap

Restyle Day 15 – Leather

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Leather is the sexiest fabric in the history of the universe. And this buttery soft, mustard yellow bomber is no exception. It’s a little worn around the edges but that’s just how I like it.

Leather Jacket: RSPCA Port Kennedy, $20
Jeans: Lee