So i wore my spotty tights which still smell like the factory they were made in...hmm. I also wore a vintage belt i got from my mum a couple years ago. If you look closely you'll notice it is all vintage advertising (such as tomato sauce and canned goods). Very unique and just plain amazing but its hard to style unless you feel like wearing black as i did today.
I almost gave in at 'Cream on King', all their vintage dresses are so lovely, but i decided to make my own similar dress from a vintage dress I've been meaning to hem.
Also like to say a BIG 'Thank you' to all my fans and followers (new&old) and those who've been leaving such nice comments lately =)
wearing: Blouse - vintage, Blazer - vintage (In Store this week!!!), shorts - lucky13, vintage velvet hat, vintage belt, vintage necklace and vintage bag mentioned in last post.
I wore gold today rather than my usual silver jewellery. I LOVE this vintage gold heart belt that a friend gave me. It got sooooo hot today so i had to loose the blazer. "Dear autumn, where are you?" I bought another pair of thigh high socks today. I have so many new pairs of stockings and socks I've been dying to wear but cannot!
Wearing: Vintage mesh blouse - opshop, vintage python scarf - my mums, vintage bolle sunnies, Vintage belt, Vintage edwins - glebe markets and vintage bag - opshoped.
I finished work early again this week so i went to my local op shop in the morning. I didn't find any nice clothes but found two amazing leather bags! (photo below.)
I fell in love with the larger one as soon as i saw it (vintage design, all real leather!) and i can't wait to use it as a carry-on bag when i go overseas in July.
The black one is a little worn but its made from buffalo hide, has long straps and has three large pockets with gold detailing. I can't go past something with that much character (i tried to put it down but ran back when i thought of someone else taking it home).
You know them as Natalie Off Duty and Nana in Wonderland.
1. What got you into blogging?
N: It was my sister who showed me a few popular blogs and I was fascinated. I started looking at them a lot in my spare time. I've always been into putting together looks and so I started my blog to share my view on styles with others.
D: I first started blogging about 2 years ago, after I found so many young ladies out there were writing about everything from their personal style to fashion inspiration. I didn't share my personal style in the beginning; I just loved to write about fashion and everything about it. I was so inspired by other bloggers' fashion and views, and I wanted in on the fun, too! I love to write, and blogging was a way for me to express myself in a way that I never though I could. And showing off my outfits is a great way to get creative. There are no limits with blogging, and I love that the most!
2. How long have you been writing your blogs?
N: About 7 months now. I can't believe it's almost been a year!
D: I have been writing on blogspot for nearly 2 years, but my blog has undergone many changes since then, and I started fresh last October. That was when I really started to put my all into my blog because I found that I loved writing about fashion and I started to think about a career in the industry. It was a way for me to show my passion and reach many people while doing it. It has been a wonderfully rewarding experience so far.
3. You girls have a lot of fans and followers, do you ever feel pressure to post consistently or is it always fun?
N: I try not to feel pressured. I post when I feel like it and I make it fun. All my readers are really cool and supportive. They really do keep me motivated to keep it up.
D: In the beginning, yes, I did feel the pressure to make my blog interesting to read and look at because I wanted to catch the interest of fellow bloggers. After all the good reception on the blog, and getting to know other bloggers more personally, I finally started to kick back and have fun with it. I started to post things for myself and for the love of it. I am really happy that my followers love it, too!
4. What do you do and what’s in a normal day for you?
N:I work as a model, so I am always casting and working during the day. I'm love doing photo shoots and meeting really creative people. I love seeing the final result from a photo shoot. As for school, I graduated high school early so I covered quite a lot of college already. But I will be continuing online classes.
D: I just graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in American Literature and Culture. I also studied Biology for 2 years. I took the time after my graduation to travel, and right now I am working as an office/advertising assistant for a real estate agency. My days are filled with normal administration support and a lot of writing and brainstorming.
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
N: I love Los Angeles so much, especially the weather. I'd love to be bi-coastal though. Los Angeles and New York would be ideal.
D: I would probably stay here in Southern California. The weather is beautiful here all year round, and I would never want to leave it! I like nature and country life and if I had to go anywhere else, I would probably want to live in Italy. I took a class in Italian at university and it is such a beautiful language and the country is stunning. And pizza is one of my favourite things in the world!
6. What are you looking forward to the most this summer?
N: More travels!
D:I am looking forward to the warm weather and being able to wear shorts every single day. Summer always brings back so many childhood memories, and I hope to relive them and travel some more!
7. What inspires you and who are your style icons?
N: I'm inspired by so much. People I see on the street, images in a magazine, models. It's hard to pick a style icon! I do adore the style of Dree Hemingway, Erin Wasson, and Jane Birkin (as well as her daughters Lou and Charlotte) a lot though!
D: I am inspired by so many things! Storybook characters, a fashion editorial, nature, street style blogs, an old photograph from the seventies. I am usually driven by shape and color when I get dressed, and my taste in fashion can change everyday depending on my mood. I love looking at pictures of models off duty because they look so chic and practical in their no-fail looks. I am always obsessing over the outfits of ladies like Kirsten Dunst, Dree Hemingway, and Alexa Chung, who mix casual with girly, classic pieces. I love timeless styles, and I think that nobody embodied that aesthetic more than Audrey Hepburn. She was perfection. But most of all, I am inspired by my fellow bloggers because they are so eclectic and love to experiment.
8. What’s your (current) Favourite:
N: Bright Red
D: Sea Green
N: Heeled Booties
D: My Stuart Weitzman wedges
Item of Clothing to wear?
N: A soft Tee
D: My black blazer and my combat boots. I can always rely on them!
N: I just finished "Eat Pray Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. Reminds me so much of our travels in Asia. Everything she wrote about, I could relate to, because I saw it all in real life while travelling.
D: Sister Carrie by Theodore Drieser
Place to shop?
N: Anywhere that sells vintage or amazing one of a kind pieces.
Place to visit?
N: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
D: Southeast Asia
N: Indian Food
D: Indian Food
N: Pretty In Pink
D: The Breakfast Club
Favourite thing to do in your spare time?
N: Watching Movies with friends
9.Have you ever been recognised or stopped by a Fan of your blog?
N: Yes, at a shopping center in LA. Didn't know until the person wrote us afterwards!
D: I have been recognized before, but never approached. A fellow blogger once saw my sister and I shopping and commented us afterward that she saw us, but we were gone before she could say hello!
10. Tell us the meaning or reason behind your blog name?
N: I wanted a name that revolved around modelling and style. I was thinking of Model Off Duty but decided I would use my name instead and ended up with Natalie Off Duty. It was prefect and so I stuck with it. Natalie Off Duty revolves are my view on fashion and what I like to wear out, when I'm "off duty."
D: My blog has undergone three name changes since I started. Right now it is called Nana in Wonderland. I wanted my blog title to be a true reflection of my personality. Nana was m nickname when I was little and it always stuck. I called it Nana in Wonderland because I do not want my blog to be defined by where I live, or what I do. Every since I was little, I was always writing my own stories and imagining my own characters and adventures. I basically lived in a wonderland, and I see the world in the same way. I love to travel and I am always dreaming up the next place I want to visit. My head is filled with creativity and I love that fashion is made up of so many creative dimensions, and I love that I can express this through my blog.
Big Thanks to Natalie and Dylana for being fun, enthusiastic and as always very lovely to talk to.
From left to right:
Oversized Spotty Tee, Velvet long sleeve shirt, Floral Embroided Sweater,
Leopard Print Singlet, 'Carrie- sex and the city' coat, Abstract Leaf Blazer,
Striped Sweater Dress, Antique Blue&Gold Tee and Houndstooth thick sweater.
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I've had a nice day of relaxing and a little bit of shopping. I was very lucky to find this bowler hat (100% wool, made in Italy = BINGO) at a local opshop.
wearing: Blouse- opshop, velvet mini- opshop, pendant - vintage, socks - BigW and heels - opshops.
And yes i know i said 'chop up your nuts'. I had a giggle when i re-read it, just cause I'm immature sometimes.
Be sure to check back soon because in the next couple of days I'll be posting this weeks Vintage pieces and a Q&A with two girls i bet you've seen before!
P.S thanks to everyone who leaves lovely lovely comments and also ones that make me laugh or just ones i can relate to =) Your all so fun!
I also want easter eggs!!! YUM
So tonight everyone who entered the giveaway got their names put in my fluffy hat for me to draw a winner.
Congrats to Stace from Melbourne who's blog is Tee & Fame. Hope you love your lovely new rug from the amazing people at Buyster Rugs!
What i wore today: Vintage pants - Le Secret, Singlet- Sportsgirl, selfmade necklace, vintage sunnies, selfmade bow and vintage suede shoes(not pictured)