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Day 366 Last Day, Last Outfit

Well this is it – the last outfit on the last day. That’s officially 366 days of different outfits every day from one wardrobe with no shopping. Some days there have been two or three outfits and none of them have been repeats; some days I haven’t blogged every outfit but at least one has been every day for the year.
The no shopping went really well – and I have made confession blogs for the things I did buy!
1) a great dress from my local supermarket on Day 4 that just got tonnes of wear!
2) an Alannah Hill dress in case of wedding bridesmaid emergency that hasn’t come out of the bag (we settled on me wearing an existing bridesmaid dress)
3) my outlet shopping in the States that’s in a bag ready to break out TOMORROW! Whatever will I choose?
So what can I tell you about this outfit? Well the theme at Coorparoo Bowls Club’s NYE party is New Orleans Bourbon Street blues bar so I knew I needed something to party in. I’m kicking off the night with family dinner and then will get to the bar in time to kiss my gorgeous man at midnight but my family don’t mind a bit of fancy dress!
This top was a gift from a woman I used to work with in Hong Kong who had two sons and always wished for a daughter. I was lucky enough to fill that gap for her for the four years I worked in Hong Kong. Due to its very sparkly nature it doesn’t actually get out very often but I thought tonight was the perfect opportunity. These pants are one of many hand-me-downs from my gorgeous, glamour aunt who nobody believes actually exists! She had them made in the 1980s.
I started my blog 366 days ago on new years eve as I entered 2012 in my hot pink pants and bright blue shirt so I’m taking out the year in sparkles and celebrations.
Thank you to my blog followers, Facebook followers, friends, family and everyone who has added to my wardrobe over the last 20-odd years (yes, that’s how long some of it has been around) thank you for your support, thank you for following, thank you for telling me that my blog has inspired you to shop your wardrobe and see what combinations there are and how fun accessorising can be! Thank you to those who told me my blog was worthwhile and it wasn’t just something silly and girly to do this year but something that has made people realise that we do shop too much and we can make tonnes of outfits from our wardrobes and that handing down clothes will make more stories and more exciting wardrobes. Thank you to all of those who have decided to take some time off shopping as well, I hope that the time was rewarding both monetarily and also in a way that helped you realise that your wardrobes have lots to offer. Even though only very few of us have lions and witches in our wardrobes, there are still some fabulous things, some wonderful stories and history, to be found when we dig through and play. Thank you to all of you who have given me hand-me-downs over the years. I can’t wait to wear anything that I received after mid-year as I haven’t worn any hand-me-downs since the middle of the year. Nothing added but lots gained.
And finally thank you to everyone who has taken photos for me throughout the year. I know it was painful and I really, really appreciated it especially those who were asked on multiple occasions: like Mum and Kaylee and every other day it was Tony who used all his creative inspiration to help make my blog photos more interesting and got me out from in front of my mirror!
Here’s to the great purge that starts tomorrow, starting with anything that has a hole! Interestingly that is mostly stuff bought in the last few years … And remember the last few years in my wardrobe is about 10 years!
Here’s to 2013 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!20121231-203939.jpg

First blog picture ever!


With my glamour aunt who gave me these pants – she is real!


Happy new year! May it be bright and shiny and full of fun, love and wonderful surprises.
With love from the Fashion Masher

Day 336 – Jungle Boogie

An important journalistic moment before the party kicked off to discover, in an in-depth interview, that this was Ronald’s 18th time with Radio Lollipop at the Mater Children’s Hospital celebrating our birthday.

He obviously took me very seriously dressed like this.
But there wasn’t much time to sit around and chat because I needed to head off and visit the kids around the hospital with my new friend, Hamburglar.

After a quick jungle boogie!

Day 335.2 – Put a star on my head and call me Christmas!

How could I resist this red Portmans dress and some green Christmas tree beads for the Annual Radio Lollipop Volunteers’ Christmas party?!

Suddenly realised that all my playing photos from the party celebrating another year of making kids in hospital smile were a bit dark and you couldn’t actually see my dress (hence the above photo!) but boy did we have fun!

This dress sure has a lot of tales to tell since being purchased around 2002 and coming to Hong Kong and back. A friend in Brisbane always used to say to me: Oh no not that dress! I thought we were going to have a quiet night!
Yep it is true – this dress knows how to have fun and loves awesome Charlie’s Angels poses!

Day 325 – Circus Night at Radio Lollipop

A night at the circus and home in time for the new to Aussie TV Grimm … Yikes so fun and cool – a combo of fairy tales and police detective story!


Day 321.2 – What’s your favourite 80s TV show?

Fame I’m gonna live forever!

How about you?

Day 280 – Frock Up & Rock Up to Celebrate!

Only one thing left to do before the wedding day next Saturday and that’s get frocked up at girlie afternoon tea!

The cakes are ready, my vintage dress is dyed (and accidently shrunk … Oops!) and the table is set.


I promised months ago to tell you the tale if this dress – inspired by Laura’s blog and dying fiesta one time. I bought this dress at a Red Cross op shop in Adelaide last year while I was there for the English Australia Conference and it cost $5. But it was very pink and a little bit stained so I decided to dye it dark, royal purple and it came out kind lavender and tiny! But very party frock 🙂




And what a party we had – thank you ladies!

Day 258 – part 2 – Rockabilly Party

Happy birthday, Gav!