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.

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.

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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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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

New Directions

First, I promise you that this post is not about the hit American TV show Glee (I’ll admit now I am a fan though). It really is about a new direction for Alexie RicRac. It’s not so much a new direction as it is a step closer to turning this blog into the dream I have for Alexie RicRac. Today I start a new chapter in the Alexie RicRac story.

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Friday Finds #4

If there is one thing that I absolutely love about myself it’s my skin. I was blessed with the amazing peaches and cream complexion from my British heritage (thanks Dad!), and as I journey through my early thirties I’m still lucky enough to have quite youthful skin. Now, I’m the first to admit that I don’t follow a skin care regime. I don’t know if this works for or against me, but so far it’s okay. This week I’m going to show you my favourite skin health and care products to keep my skin looking the way it does, even if I do not use them all the time.

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