Restyle 2015 - Week 2

August 28, 2015

For the second week of the Restyle 2015 style challenge, I had a bit of a stumble - my Sydney trip and forgetful packing activity meant that I had got behind in a few of the prompts and had to take some make-up photos to get back in the game.

Day 8 - Pencil Skirt

tokito knit, collar with chain detail, PU Sportsgirl skirt

Feeling all secretarial in this Sportsgirl pleather pencil skirt from SWOP, mushroom (ugh!) Tokito knit with cute chain detail on collar from Savers and Lee Cooper ankle boots from Big W. Stacie and I really had to work to get this photo. We popped into the lobby of a suitably grand building and our posing kept getting interrupted as people annoyingly went about their business. How very dare they. #modellyf

Day 9 - Neon

Cotton On neon yellow scarf

It's nigh on impossible to get a photo accurately depicting a true neon shade (well, on an iPhone 5s it is, anyway). I picked up this Cotton On scarf at the RSPCA op shop in Prospect earlier this year. I'm not really feeling it though, it throws an awful lot of light up to the face and makes me look jaundiced so it's going into the donation bag before too much longer.

Day 10 - Animal Print

Millers leopard print blouse, black ASOS midi skirt

Pretty easy for a leopard lover like me although when it really came down to it, a lot of my animal print items were new and not restyled! I did, however, have this Millers blouse via Savers for just such an occasion. I'd not worn it tucked in with a skirt (ASOS via Vinnie's) like this either and was happy with the overall result. Roar.

Day 11 - Polka Dots

vintage polka dot scarves

I scrambled for ages trying to think of something for this prompt that wasn't bought new and finally remembered these scarves that belonged to my Grandma. I need to learn how to tie them appropriately for full effect! Polka dots are fun and clearly I need more.

Day 12 - 90s

Cotton On floral dress, tights, boots, 90s grunge

You know your girl loves some 90s looks, only this day I was flying up to Sydney and wanted to wear jeans and it was all too hard so I put up this regram of an earlier outfit in an opshopped Cotton On dress, grey tights and lace up boots. I am still all about this look. And if I see an A-line button-through denim mini for the right price, I may just have to revisit that look too!

As a bonus, I hadn't worn jeans this blue since the 90s so I guess that counts?

Day 13 - Glam

As I'd outlined, I had totally messed up my packing for Sydney and was therefore devoid of any restyled glam options so I present this vintage 60s David Stock shift dress with glam metallic thread that I found as a teenager in an op shop somewhere being sold as a costume - complete with round Chinese-style embroidered hat and fake plait . . . weird. Also pictured, a black beaded evening bag scored from the Salvos. I wish I had got a better pic for this prompt but it is what it is. And would it kill us to have some polished floorboards in this house?? GAH!

Day 14 -  Belted

Design Studio belts, Salvos Stores Gawler

I happened to be at the Salvos in Gawler and saw a heap of brand-new-with-tags Design Studio belts (from Myer) with original price tags of $29.95 each, going out for $3.25. So I sent this picture to Stacie to see if she was in the market for a cobalt blue number (which I still haven't managed to remember to bring into work because I'm a bonehead) and scored myself a metallic rose gold beauty while I was there. 

As usual with these style challenges, there are some photos I love and others that feel lacklustre but it's all about the participation! See how I started, check in on how it ended up next week for the final wrap up, or follow me on Instagram for daily progress reports.

On September 1, I'll be heading straight into the Kimba Likes Spring Fling Style Challenge because who doesn't want to cast off the shackles of winter and get amongst the springtime action! It's an easy and fun seven day challenge, so check it out and play along by using the #SpringFling hashtag and tagging @kimbalikes in on your posts! 

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