Sunday, July 24, 2011

sunday sweet talk

After a lazy Sunday sipping soup, reading a bit of classic Australian literature (Picnic at Hanging Rock) and flicking through some floral cotton at Lincraft's huge sale, I feel rather refreshed and ready to return to school tomorrow to face my maths test! This weekend has been fabulously relaxing and after receiving the latest Teen Vogue issue in the mail, I've had plenty of things to read. At Lincraft I picked up a cute overnight bag pattern. For the quilting design on it, I decided to be a thrifty girl and save a bit of money by using an old bed cover set. It is a gorgeous watercolour floral pattern and it's slightly faded so it as a vintagey feel. Anyway, onto the polyvore (yet again!) it's all things Modcloth. I haven't written about this fabulous store on my blog yet and thought it was high time. Lately I have been finding the most gorgeous things on there. The purple dress is like a dream alongside the cream shoes and floral bag, sigh.  Two of my favourite bloggers are seen wearing Modcloth quite frequently; such as Elyse from Give Me Bows and Bonnie from Flashes of Style. Both of these lovely ladies have such wonderful taste, no wonder many of their pretty outfits feature Modcloth creations.

Onto the academic side of things; for school our newest assignment/ project is presenting a book report in front of the class. I was struggling to find something interesting and captivating to read, so, just for something different I went with Picnic at Hanging Rock. The suspenseful mystery novel by Joan Lindsey about the curious disappearance of three young girls who were amongst a class on an excursion in the early 1900s. I bought the book today and I'm well into it, quite enjoying the mature writing style and extensive vocabulary. I'm also very intrigued to see the film as well. I am ever so curious to find out what happened to those girls on St Valentines Day such a long time ago...and who knows, maybe the book was based around fact?

34 comments:

Kelly said...

How could you not love Modcloth. BTW I have been to the girls home that is featured in Picnic at Hanging Rock movie (which was filmed around South Australia where I live). I wrote about on my blog a couple of months ago ...

Kelly @
Elegantly Academic

Laura said...

I love looking on Modcloth, I haven't actually bought anything from there yet. I had to study the movie version of Picnic at Hanging Rock for Year 7 English.

Laura
whitewinters.blogspot.com

ttFN said...

Your blog is so lovely x

Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage said...

Is it just me but I found picnic at hangning rock such an eerie story. Gave me the chills it did! On a brighter note I love your floral mix - what I imagined the girls would have worn (minus the shoes and the bag and necklace - and maybe longer skirts?) xx Loving your posts!

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Lippylash said...

Woow I kinda want to read that story too now!

Regan said...

I love that little collage of clothes!

Blue Dressed Doll said...

Very lovely dress! I want like this! :-)
xoxo

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Elyse (Give Me Bows) said...

What a lovely, positive post :) I adore the collection of Modcloth pieces you have put together, that pink-purply dress has been on my wish list FOREVER! I can't wait to see the overnight bag you make :) x

le sorelle said...

Ooh how I love Modcloth! Such beautiful choices - they really match your blog perfectly, too! And I've never heard of that book.. I'll have to check it out!

Hope you're having a great weekend! :)
-j
sorelle in style

Kiki's Book of Dreams said...

Hello there sweetie! Great blog as-well! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely and sweet words! Thanks also for following, I'm following you as well!
Hope you'll have a great day!
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xoxo Kiki

Eranda Janku said...

nice post !
following, lemme know if you wanna follow back !


xx
Eranda

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Sandwich de Dinausore said...

Thanks :)
You have a nice blog ! I love it :)
and your post are so cute ! :D
xoxo

SusuanaLove said...

Your blog is tooo cute :)

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xx

Eva Silviana said...

Nice blog! Nice post♥♥

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Marisa Noelle said...

I absolutely adore Modcloth. It' s pretty hard not to purchase something when looking through all the pretty stuff on their site and I agree, both Bonnie and Elyse have such wonderful taste. I'm loving all your picks here, especially the mint shoes and the Alice Necklace. Thanks so much for your sweet comment. Following you too now darling:) xx Marisa

SusuanaLove said...

Aw thats so sweet of you
Im following back :)

xx

Stevia said...

oh! The novel sounds so interesting!!
Will you tell us how it ends? :)

Thank you for the follow, sweets
I'm following back now! ;)

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Madeleine Roberts said...

Modcloth is a great site with wonderful merchandise. I love it because each piece is truly unique and has so much vintage appeal.
I covet all the items you picked out, very shabby chic! The blue gingham-like dress is fab! And I would totally wear it with that little floral handbag. Also all three of those shoes,A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
-Madeleine
P.S. Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I love writing, particularly about fashion. So your comment meant so much to me.

mmish said...

seems like a very interesting book :O

Magda said...

great blog! :)

Zoe de gaia said...

salut
Vraiment original, j'aime!!!!
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Bonne continuation
BISOUS

sajuki said...

great blog

Loretta said...

oh gosh, the design of your blog is so beautiful! <3

be sure to check out my blog and follow if you like it <3
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Natalie Ryker said...

a rather gorgeous day!!!


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Minza. said...

You've a lovely blog. Follow me! :)
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Jo said...

I love the pan collared Modcloth beauty! I have been eyeing it up for what feels like ages! <3

x
Lost in the Haze

Minza. said...

Love, I am following you back! <3
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Harija said...

Neat post... wanna follow each other!

tessa said...

modcloth always has such romantic pretty pieces!

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Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend. Hope you did well on your math test!

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VLM. said...

I love those cute prints! It's great to see your favourite bloggers sporting outfits you love. And I've heard many good things about that book, tell us how it goes! xoxo, Veena <3

http://seven-inch-stilettos.blogspot.com

Lita said...

Thanks for your lovely comment! Amazing blog! I'm following you too!
xxx

Kelly M. Preston said...

Thank you for one of the sweetest comments ever! And I would totally love to follow you, I will do it right now via bloglovin'. It seems that we share a mutual love for all things vintage and girly. ;)

Clélia said...

cooool !