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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 322 – Packing up the 80s

Only one thing could accessorise my new birthday pyjama pants and my Bonds singlet – this scrummy toile apron with buttons for little towels and other things you may like to take with you as you clean. This apron makes you want to clean … Talk about the power of fashion!


Day 229 – Outfit for a party

My sister and I have opposite bodies and can very rarely share clothes. She has narrow hips and broad shoulders and feels like a fairy in my clothes! I on the other hand can never quite fill any top she has ever handed down to me! This one seems to be the exception. While she is living in Singapore she lent me some winter clothes to borrow for my christening and wedding tour of Canada and USA in 2008.
This charcoal top has a gorgeous matching skirt – a suit she bought for our cousin’s wedding in New Zealand in 2000. It’s warm and funky and needed to turn jeans and Cotton On T into a birthday party / house-warming outfit. I really wanted to wear jeans and boots but I needed to accessorise it up to get in the party zone.


Day 195 – Part 2 – K-Pop

Oh yeah theme party night – it’s Korean Pop Night to farewell friends heading overseas.

Can you tell we had fun getting dressed?


Day 138 – party prep part 1

So on Sunday morning we have the first birthday party and we spent last night brainstorming. We now have a plan of attack and part 1 is going to a shop called Party City which we have been guaranteed will make all our party dreams come true.
I am dressed for comfort and efficiency as we need to get all party requirements between swimming lessons and baby lunch – we need to move in and move out.


Day 112 – Part 2 – quick Saturday job

Righto home from training, time for a quick shower and change then jump a bus to the city for a haircut.
Having been inside under a fan all morning, I had no idea it was a really hot day outside! Pleased to be able to switch to shorts. These always make me feel relaxed because I bought them at the beach the day I got off the plane from HK one visit when Mum took me straight to the coast to visit my Grandad. And this little Cue shirt loves joining my weekend wardrobe as much as my work one.
Now I have few minutes while sitting on the bus to think about what to wear to Sam’s Mum’s 60th Touch of Pink Party … That’s Sam of Mashie Song fame – my partner in a love of retro clothing, Aussie designers and a colourful wardrobe so need to move far away from the boring incident earlier in the week! THINKING CAPS TO THE READY!