Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

Blogging can be a tough gig, but the one thing I’ve learned is that you can never have too many blogging friends, and no matter how far apart you are, you always have the internet to help keep you connected. I’m so very grateful for my blogging friends, because without them I might not have kept plugging away at Alexie RicRac. One of those people I have to thank for supporting me is Taylor from Dear Friends. Taylor has just nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers award. I’m so thankful for the nomination, and excited to share a little more about me with you.

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Alexie RicRac: Phase 2

My dream for Alexie RicRac has always been to write about living life as someone who pursues the simplicity and the style of bygone eras, as well as incorporating my values of sustainable living. You may have noticed I haven’t really written much about ‘sustainable living’ but for the most part my posts definitely have an undertone of leading a sustainable life. When I started this little blog at the end of 2014, the plan to turn it into a website was always on the cards. As Alexie RicRac readies itself for the next phase of its journey, it is time to make the move to a self-hosted site.


I’m still updating my Bloglovin’ links – I need to write a post from my new address before it will recognise it is a blog, so please make sure you update your bookmarks with the new address – www.alexiericrac.com.au.

I can’t wait to share the next part of my journey with you, and hope you continue to enjoy being a part of the ride.

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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Slow down, you move too fast…

If you’re a music fan, you’ll recognise the title of today’s post as the opening line of Simon and Garfunkel’s The 59th Street Bridge Song. Really though, time is going way too fast, and it doesn’t seem to matter how organised I am, there are simply not enough hours in the day. Age old cry, I know, but right now I really could do with just one 168 hour days (not a random number, that’s actually how many hours there are in a week). Before I know it, it’s Monday again.

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Help a girl out?

Alexie RicRac is on its way to becoming a business, and I need your help! I have to write a business plan and part of that business plan requires me to do market research. What better way to get some responses than to ask my blog followers!

If you’ve got a spare 5-10 minutes, I’d love it if you are able to complete my survey. There’s 10 questions so it shouldn’t take you too long at all. Please feel free to pass the survey on to people who you think might be interested in buying quality vintage and/or used goods.

Complete the survey here: Purchasing Patterns and Second-hand/Vintage Goods

Home Organisation: My work space

We live in a small one bedroom flat in Melbourne. It’s not tiny but it’s certainly not huge. It’s not a ‘cosy 1 bedroom apartment with en suite’, nor is it a studio. Our flat is one of twelve, there are six flats each of 1 bedroom and 2 bedrooms. We have four very distinct rooms: kitchen, lounge room, bedroom, and a bathroom Read more

Christmas Wishes

It’s easily my favourite time of year, Christmas. I love the joy and cheer, the time spent with families, and the warmth of the season, which has two meanings for me. The first is that I love the warmth of the Christmas spirit – people doing lovely things for each other, people enjoying each others’ company, and people generally being in a good mood. The second is quite literal, the warmth of summer. Being in the southern hemisphere, we celebrate Christmas in the sun. Some places in Australia reach searing heat levels, but here in Melbourne, we tend to have a mild 25-30 degrees (Celsius, not Farenheit, but if you want to talk Farenheit that would be roughly 77-86 degrees). We still have all the trimmings, including roasts for lunch – boy that can be super hot! – we just wear summer clothes.

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