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Outfit of the garage sale x2

Fashion Outfits

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A couple of weekends ago, before I moved, I held a garage sale to try and get rid of some of my excess stuff. I met some amazing ladies and had a great time talking to people. I have to say, Melbourne certainly has some stylish ladies. I still have some of the above pieces that I will put online, but I also donated 4 large boxes to Diabetes Victoria.

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This was Sundays outfit, I just wanted something warm and comfortable. I was sore and tired and the weather was windy. The previous day I had had everything set up outside, but I had to move undercover of the garage on Sunday. I was scared the wind would blow over the racks that were barely standing up as it was.

Top – City Chic || Pants – Kmart || Shoes – ASOS || Brooch – Baccurelli

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Below is the only photo I have of Saturdays outfit. Sadly, that was the day my phone decided to die (yes, both my laptop and phone died in the same week). Im posing with just a fraction of the collectables I was trying to sell. Mostly Lord of the Rings things.

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Top – ASOS || Skirt – ASOS || Tights – Sonsee || Boots – Payless

When was the last time you went to a garage sale?

Outfit – This is what I call plain.

Fashion Outfits

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I’ve never been a plain dresser. When I moved to Melbourne, the sleek black minimalist fashion that is everywhere appealed to me, but just isn’t me. So for me, this is a plain outfit. It’s not overly simple, but it’s me.

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This skirt is oooold. I think it’s about 5 years old now, and still a favourite. I’m not a huge fan of denim or chambray, unless it’s by 17 Sundays. The front zip and acid wash just makes this perfect, it’s a little big now, but I can get away with it. (You can see me wearing it here, here, here, here and here.)

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I’ve been LOVING the new trend of pins (aka Flair), I have a pinterest board dedicated to all the amazing ones out there. I’ve had to be careful because I’ve bought a few, but they certainly all add up. These are a few of my current faves.

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No outfit is complete without cat hair. That’s the price you pay when you have cats (or dogs!). Totally worth it IMO.

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Top – City Chic || Skirt – 17 Sundays || Shoes – ASOS || Flower Crown – Sportsgirl
Dirty Dancing Pin – Hippo Sausage || Alf Pin – Valley Cruise Press || Jareth Pin – Rolling Death Maui
Glasses – c/o Firmoo

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I keep meaning to take more outfit photos in my glasses, I am supposed to wear them whenever I leave the house (I sometimes forget), and I have a few pairs that I often choose them to go with my outfits. I just often take outfit photos before I go out (and put them on) or after I get home (and have already taken them off).

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Are you interested in seeing more glasses in outfit posts?

Be Active in City Chic

Fashion

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When it came time to put back on normal shoes after breaking my foot and spending time in a cam boot, I realised, I’d started to walk a bit oddly. Training myself to walk normally again took awhile, and I still have to be aware that i’m not favouring my instep. When City Chic released their Active range, and I had a chance to try it out, I thought it would be brilliant to try it out whilst trying to get back into the groove of exercise.

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I wasn’t sure of sizing and went for the larger sizing. I got the XL in jacket and leggings, and for what I do in them, they work great. I’ve been walking, doing yoga and hula hooping in them and they work like a charm. The leggings are a little big around the thigh/knee areas on me, but the high waist band, which features a hidden tie waist are super comfortable.

The sports bra, in a 20c fits like a glove and I find supportive enough for me. When jogging it keeps the girls steady and pain free. I wear it looser for more easy going routines, and still find it works great. I’m wearing it on the last hooks in these pictures.

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The jacket is perfect for exercise, the mix of mesh and fabric that has air holes make it breathable so you don’t overheat. YAS! Thank you CC!

Some of my favorite features include pockets, allll the pockets! The pants have 2 zipped pockets on the front, plus a sneaky zip pocket on the back waistband. The jacket has zipped pockets as well. The thumb holes in the jacket make for a fun feature, and the bra can be worn with straps normal or cross backed.

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Performance Jacket (XL) – Underwire Sports Bra (20c)  – Full Length Sports Legging (XL)

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I’m not sure why, out of all the days I’ve had these on, I decided to take the photos whilst I am period bloated, but hey, I’m keeping things real and I don’t think most people actually look flawless when working out. No make up, red faced. But at least, I can look fashionable in my CC activewear!!

Have you tried on the CC activewear, what did you think?

This post was brought to you by City Chic & ShoppingLinks, all thoughts and opinions are my own.