Ugly Christmas Jumpers: What To Wear Wednesday #14

Every Christmas a little part of me wishes for a cooler climate, a few inches of snow under foot, snuggling in front of an open fire with a good mug of hot chocolate, and a White Christmas. Being in Australia pretty much nullifies all my chances of this happening but it doesn’t stop me wanting to wear an ugly Christmas jumper. You know the kind of jumper I’m talking about: knitted, patterns of snowflakes, reindeer, bells, all that wintry Christmas stuff. Stuff that we don’t experience here in Australia at Christmas.

Here’s a quick round-up of ugly Christmas jumpers – or sweaters – that took my fancy on Polyvore. A mix of his and hers, and something for your special geek.

Ugly Christmas Jumpers

1. Cardi | 2. Trim Jumper | 3. Penguins | 4. Darth | 5. Navy Deer | 6. Doctor | 7. White Deer | 8. What Time? | 9. Cream Deer

These ugly Christmas jumpers are all I have ever wanted. I look at eBay from time to time to see if anyone in Australia is selling one. I’d wear it in July to celebrate Christmas in July. Strangely enough, there are two Christmas jumpers for sale on eBay here in Melbourne. What are the odds!? I just searched for Christmas jumper, narrowed my search to used and Australia only.

Which of these is your favourite ugly Christmas jumper? I think mine is probably the cardi, followed closely by the one with the shoulder trim and the Doctor Who jumper.

Soda Shop Sweets: What To Wear Wednesday #13

Phew, it’s been a long time between drinks. The last time I did a What To Wear Wednesday was in June. New season finds are popping up everywhere, so I thought it was high time I got back on the bandwagon and delivered you some fun, gorgeous, vintage inspired springtime fashion.

Soda Shop Sweets

Polyvore notified me that someone I follow on Twitter recently joined Polyvore. That someone was Lindy Bop. Once upon a time I would look at Lindy Bop’s site at least once a week but I’ve had to put the stop on that as it was far too dangerous. Now that they’re on Polyvore, it’s much easier to create What To Wear Wednesday outfits for you, and that is exactly what I’ve done today.

Soda Shop Sweets

1. Dress | 2. Basket | 3. Brooch | 4. Shoes

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Male Wedding Attire: What To Wear Wednesday #12

It’s late, I know, I know, but I’ve been running around like a crazy person finishing uni so I didn’t have the time to schedule a post like normal! And then there’s that little wedding thing that’s happening in 80-odd days. I had planned on having today’s post ready but sometimes you just gotta go with the flow because, let’s face it, life isn’t always straight and narrow. No traditional outfit style post this week, but an amazing infographic instead that is chock-a-block full of information addressing that all important dress code… for men! Read on for the first instalment of men’s style here at Alexie RicRac: male wedding attire etiquette.

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Winter Wardrobe: What To Wear Wednesday #11

Wednesday already, and boy is it getting cold here in Melbourne! You may have noticed that the last What To Wear Wednesday was two weeks ago.  To fit in with my new schedule and the commencement of Alexie RicRac Sustainable Vintage Wares on 4 June, What To Wear Wednesday styled outfits will be coming to you fortnightly as of today. What does this mean for you, the reader? It means that style posts will be available every second Wednesday, and they’ll be just as awesome as ever, curated from my favourite vintage inspired finds across the web.

Winter Days

The Antarctic chill has hit us early and with great force, so this week my mind turned to trousers and long sleeves. Darker clothes tend to creep into our winter wardrobes, so I’ve tried to warm them up with a nice blue shirt and red accessories.

Winter Days

1. Blazer | 2. Blouse | 3. Trousers | 4. Hair Flowers | 5. Brooch | 6. Shoes

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Spring Wedding: What To Wear Wednesday #9

You know how some years are years where you’re invited to wedding after wedding after wedding? That’s what this year is for me and The Mister. This year is not the Year of the Sheep, it’s the Year of the Wedding! There are five weddings in our calendar this year, including our own. Four out of the five weddings have been or will be hosted in Melbourne and Geelong; one of them is even a spring wedding. The fifth wedding, which we unfortunately are unable to attend due to budget constraints, is being hosted in Hawaii. Ordinarily, I’d give lots of thought to what I’d wear to a wedding but because we’re celebrating in spirit here in Melbourne instead of Maui, it’s okay to wear my pyjamas! But, maybe I should hold that thought and see what I would wear if we were there celebrating with L & S on their special day. Come with me as I step back into the late 1950s/early 1960s with this dream outfit for a dream spring wedding in Hawaii.

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What To Wear Wednesday #8

How lucky are my parents? Both their children getting married in the same year, and eighteen weeks apart! I’m really looking forward to celebrating my brother and his future wife’s wedding. I’d already gone through two wardrobe changes before Christmas too with regard to what I’d wear to their wedding. You might remember me fawning over Lindy Bop’s Cindy in Sage in December. Well, I ordered it in late December/early January, making it a third outfit change before my brother’s wedding was remotely close. I didn’t pay proper attention to the sizing and measurements though so when it arrived and I couldn’t do it up (I ordered the same size as the Audrey dress I have but Cindy and Audrey are not the same!), I had to send it back and get the next size up.
Lesson of the day: read the measurements of each dress carefully, and make sure you triple check your own measurements!

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What To Wear Wednesday #7

It might be the end of summer in just four days with daylight savings ending (hurry up already October so I can have more sunshine!), but when I saw this dress come up on a Facebook buy/swap/sell group that I am a part of I simply could not pass it up. I only tried it on last week in store but because of the fact that I don’t like to buy clothes new (unless I absolutely cannot get it any other way), I didn’t part with the cash.
Styling outfits is a little hard to do with thrifted clothes and accessories though, so I have to show you new items, but perhaps you just use them purely for inspiration, like I do.

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What to Wear Wednesday #6

Better late than never, right? This week’s What to Wear Wednesday styled outfit is late out of the gates due to extenuating circumstances but I couldn’t not deliver. My sincere apologies for the tardiness.

At TAFE, Wednesday is all about learning how to manage your business finances so of course my head is in a spin trying to absorb all that is taught to us. It also made me think about what I’d wear to an all-important finance meeting. I thought I’d go for strong yet feminine: dark blues with hints of pastel pink and pastel blue.

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What To Wear Wednesday #5

Next Tuesday is St Patrick’s Day, and this week’s What To Wear Wednesday is brought to you by the beautiful greens of the holiday celebrated by the emerald isle. St Patrick’s Day celebrates the introduction of Christianity to Ireland. I’m not sure how many people are actually aware of that though! Even though I’ve Irish blood in me (my mother’s side), I’ve never celebrated St Patrick’s Day but I do try to wear a few green things on the day. I’d love to dress head to toe this year, and boy do I wish I had these gorgeous pieces in my wardrobe.

St Patrick's Day Beauties

1. Brooch | 2. Bag | 3. Faux Fur Trim Cardigan | 4. Belt | 5. Skirt | 6. Earrings | 7. Camisole | 8. Shoes | 9. Tights

I built this outfit around the skirt. Its yellows and greens lend itself to being able to use different shades of green all over. I have to admit I was saddened that I couldn’t find any four leaf clover items to style. Maybe next year?

Do you celebrate St Patrick’s Day in any way?