I need to be myself, I can't be no one else

After Saturday night's Mexican party fun, my mum and I woke up bright and early to go to the market. She was thrilled because she found some brand new cane cup holders that she's been wanting for years.
 It was a slow start for me as I wasn't finding anything interesting but then suddenly all these fab treasures appeared before me!
Snake-print shirt Brand new tights Orange sandals (that were never worn before) Vintage checkered wool skirt 4 pairs of glasses (!) After buying 2 pairs, I thought I'd better stop! But then I saw the red pair and green pair, and I couldn't resist these colours that I rarely find.

At the market, I kept overhearing conversations about how 74 year old restauranteur Sisto Malaspina was tragically stabbed to death in a terror attack last week in Melbourne's Bourke Street. So many people had loving stories about him and how he was such a welcoming and kind person. I hope his family know how beloved he is in the community.

Later in the day, my sist…

At anytime an invitation you can't decline

On Saturday night, my mum and I went to a family friend's Mexican themed party! Luckily, I already had this red dress in my wardrobe, so I didn't have to quickly go out and buy something I'd probably never wear again. This vintage dress was a $5 market find. In fact, except for the hair flower I borrowed from my mum, everything I'm wearing was a market find. The boots and belt are vintage too.

Everyone at the party got into the dressing-up spirit, one lady even dressed up as an avocado! We were also asked to bring a plate of food and I made some vegetarian mini pizzas. My mum and I loved all the Mexican food that people made, so much so that I decided to make some for dinner on Sunday. Corn chips, homemade salsa and guacamole- yum!

It was nice to meet some new people at the party. We even played some party games! My favourite was 'musical hats' where we had to grab a sombrero every time the Mexican music stopped. We were howling with laughter!

The weekend went by …

Everything I had to know, I heard it on my radio

Yesterday, my mum, sister and I went to the cinemas to watch Bohemian Rhapsody. I rarely go to the movie but I've been looking forward to watching this movie for months. I'm a big queen fan, I collect their records and went to their concerts the last two times they came to Australia, so I was keen.

 I can't wait to watch it again, that's how much I absolutely LOVED the movie. There were only a few moments where I stopped and wondered Is this part really historically accurate? and Did they really feel that way? Overall, I appreciated it for what it is - a great movie about an amazing band!

There were moments where I totally forgot they were actors and felt like I was watching the real thing. Perhaps it was because the actors who played Freddie Mercury, Brian May and John Deacon looked so much like the real band members. When there were segments of concerts, I felt like I was there and had to stop myself from breaking into applause after each song. It was the strangest fee…

I've all I need and more

I'm really lucky to have a four day weekend this week! I've got Monday off to write school reports and Tuesday off for Melbourne Cup Day. 
I spent Saturday starting the reports and spending some time at the cemetery to celebrate the day of the dead which is something  I'd never experienced before my Baba passed away nearly two years ago. Now I'm familiar with the different times during the year when Macedonians gather at the grave site of loved ones to celebrate their lives with food. I think about my Baba all the time and am always happy when she pops up in my dreams. 

A day for the dead might sound really morbid, but it's actually quite nice there on a sunny day, catching up with relatives. My Dedo was really cute because he proudly made some spinach and cheese pastries and was eager for everyone to taste them. 

Sunday was mostly spent writing reports again and visiting the market. We haven't been in weeks and my mum was itching to go, so off we went. I didn'…

Looking At The World Through Rose Colored Glasses

Hello! How was your weekend?

Mine was pretty good. On Saturday, I got a chance to catch up with my friends from uni. We went out for lunch and chatted the day away. I love a good ol' catch up. We're all teachers so it was good to talk about our different experiences.

I wore this outfit and believe it or not, the bangles are the only things that are secondhand or vintage. The boots, tights and navy cardigan (worn under the dress) were bought years ago. The sunglasses and denim zip-up dress were bought this year and I'm certain that I'll wear and love these pieces for years to come.

After discovering Oasis a little while ago, the music caught my attention first but I also like the image of the sunglasses some of the band members wore. So that's the inspiration behind these pink round glasses.

Back in the sixties, Marianne Faithfull and John Lennon also knew a thing or two about a good pair of sunglasses.

After lunch, my friends and I walked over to a free mosaic workshop, …

You can sail with me in my yellow submarine


I wore this purple velvet dress to my aunty Zora's 50th birthday a few weeks ago.
We celebrated at a restaurant where you could choose what you wanted to eat at a buffet full of food. I loved the prawns and seafood. Later, everyone went back to my aunty's house and it was nice to catch up with some of my cousins.

I bought this velvet dress at a local op-shop a year or two ago. I'm joining Vix in the #stylingnotshopping and #shoppingfromthewardrobe campaign to show that you you don't have to buy an endless amount of new clothes to have style. Buying second hand and shopping from your own wardrobe is actually really fun! Feel free to join in with this campaign, if you like.
I've admired Whiting and Davis snake necklaces for years ever since seeing these 1960s pictures of them.

Whenever there's a special occasion, whether it be a birthday, wedding or concert, I love to pull out this snake necklace and wear it!

I even wore it when my mum and I went to Paul McCartn…

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

A couple of weeks ago, when I was still on work holidays, I enjoyed a fun day trip out to the annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival with my mum and sister.

We'd visited many years ago with some friends and when we saw a poster advertising that the festival was on again, we decided to go. 

First we had some poffertjes, which is a perfect carnival or festival snack, in my mind.

We walked around the grounds and spotted a cute shop selling miniature fairies and mushrooms and a heaps of whimsical items. It would have been a dream come true for young children.

There are 120 varieties of tulips and they are all so beautiful!

Tesselaar Tulip Festival is held in Silvan every Spring and is a big tourist attraction in Victoria. The tulip farm began in 1954 when a Dutch couple migrated to Australia the day after their wedding. They loved tulips so much that they decided to fill a 55 acre farm with them!

We loved this fairground organ that played music by itself. It was very reminiscent of 1950s and 1960s…