Category Archives: Wednesday Wardrobe Challenge

{Wednesday Wardrobe Challenge} – matchy-matchy yellowness

This week’s Wednesday Wardrobe Challenge was ‘matchy-matchy’.


I attempted this challenge three times.

On Wednesday (the actual challenge day) I went to match my cardigan to my shoes and also to part of the print on my shirt. I was foiled by baby vomit. Thus photos did not happen.


On Thursday I tried again, matching my belt to my cardigan. I’d been dressed for less than an hour before I was foiled by baby pee. Once again, no photos. (Seriously, those little creatures make one heck of a lot of mess.)

Today, Friday, victory was mine! Matching necklace to shoes, and managing to get photos before baby-mess-disaster strikes. Woo hoo!


Outfit details
Carrera dress, made by me
Nursing singlet, The Warehouse
Necklace from vintage Crown Lynn ceramics, from a craft stall in Queenstown
Shoes, Adidas

Experimenting with a different lighting today – the bright evening sun is right behind me, making things glow.


Roxy decided to photo bomb a bit, as cats do.

{Wednesday Wardrobe Challenge} – the letter ‘A’

This weeks Wednesday Wardrobe Challenge required a bit of thought. The theme was ‘the letter A’. Hmmmm……

After a bit of digging around, here’s what I came up with:


Animals, A-line (skirt), Converse All-star (sneakers).

(We left it a bit late to get outfit photos today, so they’re just indoors ones sadly…. Maybe next week.)




Outfit details:
Cardigan – Glassons
Shirt – made by me
Skirt – Juli Hunter (indie NZ label)
Shoes – Converse

{Wednesday Wardrobe Challenge} – spots and wind

The first Wednesday Wardrobe Challenge for 2013 – to wear your most recent wardrobe addition!


I’m still not 100% certain about this cardigan – I wanted to try to incorporate the colour into my wardrobe, but it’s proving slightly more troublesome than I thought (mainly due to the dots – I have a lot of patterns garments and not much plain, makes putting outfits together tricksy at times). What can I say? Snap decision when shopping with a baby and they start yelling for food. No time to ponder purchases when you’ve got a 3.5 month old in tow! (I’m back on the no-buying-new-clothes bandwagon for 2013 though, so no more risky impulse buys for me!)


Outfit details

Cardigan – Glassons (purchased just three days ago)
Singlet – nursing singlet from The Warehouse
Skirt – vintage, thrifted
Sneakers – Converse (also purchased just three days ago) (red and black plaid with metallic threads – yippie!)


I am determined to be able to get decent jumping photos – I love seeing them on other people’s blogs (so much fun!). This will involve more practice…..


And here’s an example of why you should always carry a hair tie (or three) if you have long hair and live in Wellington. Even when you’re in a relatively sheltered area like our back yard.

wind collage small

{Wednesday Wardrobe Challenge} – Floral Christmas

This week’s Wednesday Wardrobe Challenge – red and green, in time for Christmas!


Outfit details
Me-made Gingham-To-Go shirt
Belt from Glassons
Skirt from a clothes swap party
Adidas sneakers

(One of these days I’ll be able to wear necklaces again. I’m missing them in my outfits. Oh well, I guess babies learn not to head-butt eventually, right?!?)

And just because I can, a jumping photo….


{Wednesday Wardrobe Challenge} – 1970s


Another Wednesday, another Wednesday Wardrobe Challenge! This week, the challenge was ‘1970s’.

I must admit, I’m not entirely sure when this dress is from – the time from the mid-1960s to the hideousness of the 1980s is all a bit vague for me as far as style goes (shock! horror!) but my guess is this seems kind of either late 1960s or early 1970s, so I’m going with it for the 1970s challenge. (If anyone who is better at dating that era has a better idea of when this dress is from, I’d love to know. 🙂 )


This is the dress that inspired me to make the ‘Flip Side’ dress the other week – it’s got a centre-front zip. Very, very useful!


Notice the posters in the above photo? One of the power companies here has a great advertising campaign – taking “powers” of different kinds and subverting them. One of my favourites so far as been the Dalek blowing balloon animals.

Outfit details
Dress – vintage, thrifted
Shoes – Adidas
Ice cream (hidden behind my back) – chocolate Trumpet 😉

And just to finish off, a jumping-off-a-bench photo. Yah!


{Wednesday Wardrobe Challenge} – retro cadet


So according to my mother, this outfit makes me look like I’m an air force cadet, 1940’s style.

Which is perfectly fine by me. 🙂


This weeks Wednesday Wardrobe Challenge was ‘scarves’. Since I always feel a bit odd wearing a decorative scarf around my neck, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to try out this tutorialcar for a vintage-style back roll using a head scarf. And can I just say, this tutorial is fabulous! So easy, and it stayed in place all day (it’s starting to look a little bit fluffy in these photos, right at the end of the day, but I reckon that’s pretty good going for it to last this long). Definitely the easiest vintage-ish hair style I’ve come across.


Outfit details
Cardigan – Glassons
Headscarf – Glassons
Shirt – made by me
Skirt – vintage (1960’s?), thrifted
Shoes – Converse


What I Wore: Stripes and Cherries

As I’m figuring out more post-pregnancy and breast-feeding-friendly outfits, I’m starting to do the Wednesday Wardrobe Challenges again. It’s kind of nice, having a little bit of a focus/theme for an outfit on a Wednesday.

We went for a walk before dinner, enjoying the lovely spring evening, around part of the base of Mount Victoria.

Skirt – op shop
Shirt – clothes swap
Cardigan – me-made
Shoes – Converse
Sunglasses – Karen Walker

Brown and yellow (like a Crunchie bar!)

Ok, so I don’t know how widespread the concept of a Crunchie bar is, but hey. They’re tasty, so it’s getting reference for today.

Why is that, you may ask? Because today’s post is an outfit post, all because of yesterdays Wednesday Wardrobe Challenge. It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of these. Oops! Anyway, this week’s challenge was ‘yellow’.

(Get the Crunchie bar reference now? Although by no stretch of the imagination am I long and slender like a Crunchie bar, no indeed.)

Outfit details:
Me-made 40’s Tartan bolero
Me-made Generations dress
Black merino top from Glassons
Lace and vinyl belt from Max
Necklace made from vintage Crown Lynn
Black over-the-knee socks from Columbine
Purple shoes from Minx
37.5 week baby bump

And just for some added yellow fun, see that yellow I’m holding? That’s the colour we’ve just decided on for the splashback in our being-renovated kitchen. (It’s probably not going to be a good room to enter on a bright sunny morning if you have a hangover.)

Stripes and bumps

Golly gosh, it’s been over a week since I last posted. Oops! Ah well, I’m back now, with an outfit post for today’s Wednesday Wardrobe Challenge.

Today’s challenge theme was ‘patterned socks/stockings’. So I pulled my sparkly-purple-and-black striped over-the-knee socks out for a day at the office. Check it out – they match my hair. Hah.

Cardigan – Glassons
Dress – clothes swap
Red merino top – clothes swap
Necklace – Miss G
Over-the-knee socks – bought in Shanghai
Boots – from Mischief shoes about 8 years ago
Bump – 32 weeks (and yeah, I feel huuuuuge today. Heck knows how much bigger this thing is going to get over the next 7 weeks….!!!)

Things to do while 32 weeks pregnant – renovate the kitchen. Yes, that’s our kitchen I’m standing in. This morning, it had things like cabinets, benches, an oven, and a ceiling. Not so much now. But more on that in another post, some other day. Time I got back to lying on the couch reading other people’s blogs. Which is always the best way to spend a Wednesday evening, right?

Pink and purple

Turns out it’s been a while since I posted a Wednesday Wardrobe Challenge post. Oops!

Anyway, today’s challenge was ‘purple’. Which happens to be one of my favourite colours. It’s right up there with pink. And orange. Yes indeed.

Although it also turns out that I don’t have any purple maternity clothes. Hmmmm.

I do, however, have a purple wrap cardigan, which works very well with a baby bump. Gotta love the adjustable-ness of wrap cardigans!

I also have a pair of dark purple flat shoes. Sadly this week I’ve had to wave goodbye to my high heels – the bump is just too heavy out in front and even low high heels are hurting my back. *sigh* I held out as long as I could, but I think it’s going to be flats (most of) the way from now on…..

Outfit details
Purple wrap cardigan from an op shop
Me-made Journey dress
Grey merino top from NZ designer Kate Watts
Black merino knee-high socks
Purple shoes from NZ brand Minx
Bump: 30 weeks (and looking rather like a basketball, haha!)