Don’t really have anything in particular to talk about today, but I think this outfit is super cute.
Hard to believe the denim playsuit was only $2 and over the knee boots $20.
After a fun afternoon yesterday checking out the Lifeline sale, starting to wash everything and see how I can integrate everything into my current wardrobe – I thought I’d show one of the outfits I picked up.
Remember, this whole outfit – dress, belt and vest cost me only $6 and that money went towards Lifeline’s 24/7 crisis helpline – with my mental health history, I know how important these services are.
As I mentioned in my little video, I went in with a bit of plan, looking for specific items. I knew that if I didn’t have some sort of strategy, I would get completely overwhelmed and probably end up having a panic attack.
I don’t actually own many dresses, in fact I think I have two – both black dresses, and a kaftan. I wanted to find some casual dresses for the weekend with a bit of a boho vibe. So when rifling through the piles that’s what I kept an eye out for – prints, texture and certain items. I also wanted to get as much denim as I could and a couple of leather pieces as well as some items for my fiance.
I absolutely love this dress and know I’ll get a lot of wear out of it and can style it many ways. Plus because it’s up cycled the crispness of the fabric has gone so it’s soft and flowy. The denim vest was a bonus!
Terrible Tuesday as they say and I’m still washing and sorting out all my amazing bargains from the Lifeline sale.
For those of you that don’t know my heritage is Cherokee (on my fathers side) so today I’m embracing my inner Poccahontas.
I grabbed this gorgeous tan, soft leather oversized tshirt/dress from the $2 leather table and it is so comfortable. Can be worn many ways, as a dress like I am here or with a belt worn with jeans or even shorts.
I’ve really struggled this week to be productive. The car thing is still getting me down even though we are in the process of buying one – hopefully pick up Friday or Saturday – it’s just so frustrating being stuck at home all day every day. Not being able to do shoots that are booked in, and just not having the flexibility to head out to a coffee shop or anything and chill.
As I’ve said before, patience is a quality that is not very strong in Missy lol.
As many of you would know if you’re a regular follower, i’m a huge fan of op shopping and up cycled clothing. This weekend is the Lifeline $2 clothing sale on at the Gold Coast Exhibition & Convention Centre and I’ve got an exclusive sneak peek to check it out and show you all what’s on offer before they open tomorrow and Sunday from 8am to 5pm.
Check out my little video below and just a few pictures of things I ended up getting.
All monies raised from the clothing sale goes towards their 24 hr telephone crisis support helpline 13 11 14.
So get your wallets out, come on down and grab yourself a new wardrobe and know that you are supporting an amazing cause that saves lives.
With over 3000 shoppers expected through the door, and tables restocked regularly you are bound to sort out your Autumn/Winter wardrobe for the whole family.
Jeans, pants, skirts, shorts, tops, shirts, jumpers, hoodies, belts and leather covering women, men and children.
Keep an eye out on my Instagram @allaboutmissy for the fabulous pieces I picked up – all for under $50.
Well here it is my first vlog – Mornings with Missy
As Hump day comes around again, I’m excited about this week and starting the next chapter of my journey – vlogging.
I have no idea how I’m going to do it – DSLR, IPhone, YouTube, IPhoto Booth or what, and I certainly have no video editing skills but as the experts are always saying
You don’t need to have the best of everything to start, you just need to start!
So while my brain works overtime trying to plan and prepare the How, Where, What I’m also left with the Why?
Why do I want to vlog? What am I hoping to achieve?
It makes sense in a way, I’ve always loved talking (and not just about myself lol) and much like my blog it’s more of a personal way to reach my readers/followers and give you guys an opportunity to get to know me better.
I’m not just a fashion stylist, blogger, and the girl with “bipolar”. I am intelligent, curious, funny, opinionated and love learning about people and life in general.
I’m envisioning it will end up being more of online journal where I can voice my thoughts and experiences in a more free flowing way.
But with so many options and opportunities, I think I just need to keep it simple and see how it grows – so all feedback is welcome!
Have spent the last two days in bed resting and recovering from a severe back spasm Friday night as a result of disc bulges…
And yes Drugs Saved My Life – well stopped me from going to the hospital anyway.
Lucky I had my fabulous Dr Handsome to look after me, check on me, feed me drugs, clean up the spew (yes, gross – especially when it was consistent for over 6 hours), and help me with my exercise.Don’t know what I’d do without him ❤️
I’m feeling a bit more like myself but standing and moving is hard. I daresay it will be another few days before I’m back at it, so in the daggy and comfy on the couch is my life for the time being.
The two days resting has giving me to time to think… And I’m considering starting to vlog- about living with bipolar and how I’m in recovery, my weight transformation, living a creative life and just taking about real life things, like dealing with stress, relationships, styling on a budget, having a happy home, how I got into my line of work, following your dreams etc… without all the glam and fluff that goes along with so many vlogs.
Thoughts? What real talk would you like to see/hear? #allaboutmissy
Once again, I’m blessed to be part of the core team of the SCFF16 and am so excited for everything this year has to bring.
The Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival is Queensland’s only established premiere fashion event with international recognition. Now in it’s 9th year, it promises to be bigger and more stylish than ever and to sell out sooner than ever.
Established in 2008, the event has grown from strength to strength incorporating Catwalk Shows, a Trade Lounge (pop up spaces with brands selling wholesale,) an industry Q & A, plus the The Sunshine Coast Style Awards, and the Sunshine Coast Design Awards and Hall of Fame.
With local, national and international labels involved, the event is recognized globally for it’s discovery of emerging talent and the opportunities for such to network with national and international established brands.
The line up includes Australian household names Nicola Finetti, Myer and Secrets Shhh plus the most widely sold swimwear label in the world Sunflair (Germany) who shows exclusively in Australia at the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival every year.
The Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival supports charitable foundation LIVIN’ in 2016 with a portion of ticket sales going directly to the their cause #it’s not weak to speak.
AND of top of all of this, our models are all sizes showcasing diversity.
With a long list still to be announced, including more internationals and national household names, and a new awards program, the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival, held in the millionaire’s playground that is the Sunshine Coast, is not to be missed.
Open to both industry and public, the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival offers an exciting, packed full 24 hours of fashion and style for it’s 9th year.
Saturday October 22, 2016
The Events Centre, Caloundra
Rumba Resort, Caloundra
After years of trying different fashion trends and trying to find my own style, which has always been a mix, I feel like i’m finally coming into my own.
For years I was told to wear colour as it would brighten my mood, although I never felt wearing black was depressing. I’ve always thought of black as strong, confident and sexy and that’s how it made me feel plus when I was carrying more weight it was of course slimmer.
After clearing out my wardrobe for Another Woman’s Closet I made the decision to only buy what really made me feel good, with primary colours being black, grey or white and maybe a splash of colour with accessories. I’ve never thought of myself as a “monochrome” girl but I always seem to go back to black.
I’ve had this pain strapless jersey playsuit for about 5 years and it’s so versatile – easy to dress up or down. I’ve always been a fan of kimonos… they make me feel FREE like a bird. And this gorgeous white one from Czarina, which can also be worn as a dress has my favourite fashion feature – fringing. WINNING!
I’ll be posting something soon about finding your personal style which I know is a challenge for so many of us.
Still loving my new hair colour and I’ve started to experiment (actually make an effort) with different hair styles, specifically incorporating different types of braids that i’ve been able to master on my own. Next tackle is mastering make up… something I don’t wear daily which I guess why I have pretty amazing skin for a 37 year old!
Kimono | Czarina
Playsuit | Barkins
Earrings | Hunter’s Moon
This week I feel like I’m finally getting back into a routine. With all the car drama (which as it turns out is now dead, so on the hunt for a replacement vehicle) It’s been hard to focus on anything else.
Last weekend I styled a beach shoot with The Rebel Collective which was heaps of fun even if we caused a bit of a stir at Main Beach.
Based on the Gold Coast servicing all Qld, check them out for all creative services including Photography, Styling, Creative Direction, Branding and Workshops. I’m so excited to be their Creative Director and it gives me the opportunity to really express myself creatively, which of course has been great therapy for me over the years.
I started the What the Hell am I doing? course today with Start Up Creative, to help give me some guidance and focus for the next chapter in my life and really embrace my entrepreneurship.
I’ve always believed that I can do anything I put my mind to. But over the years, learning to deal with and manage my health I’ve lost confidence in myself. In my skills, my talent, my ability, my decision making even down to my own personal style so I’m really excited about getting my mojo back from this course.
Follow your dreams, Believe in yourself and anything can happen.
Long Vest | Mink Pink
Tee | Kmart
Leggings | Supre