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30.10.09

Happy Friday!



Happy Friday everyone, it's really good to be back!

I haven't had a give-away for a couple of weeks but rest assured I have plenty of stuff being sent in so here are a couple of little things that might just make your wardrobe work for you.

The Flexi Flats fit into these cute little pouches that fit in your bag. I'm not one of those girls you will ever see at the end of an evening sans stilettos, but I would be tempted to pop these on. The little pouch folds out into a bag to carry your heels. They've truly thought of everything.

Second up is this cute little undetectaBELT from Sparks and Frankie. I've photographed it over the top of my dress but it is designed to be worn under tight clothing so your belt doesn't show.

I have three lovely packs to give away with both products, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. Entries close 5th November 5pm AEST.

International visitors welcome!

This is my next little project now that things have settled down somewhat. I found this size 20 dress at Savers and just loved the fabric. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to re-cut it to make the shift dress from this vintage pattern.
Stay tuned!


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118 comments:

s said...

Hello Lady M!

stumbled upon your blog from Fashion Nation. congrats on the nuffnang win! :)

-Steph

treble said...

Hello Lady Melbourne,

Happy Friday Indeed!

Greetings from Singapore once again

Cheers :)

Lilac Stevens said...

the fabric of that dress sure is lovely, I'll be looking forward to see how you re-work it!

Yi said...

Hi Lady Melbourne,

Stumbled upon your blog via Fashion Nation. Can't wait to see what you will do with those dresses! :)

Sarah Jane said...

Hello! Congrats on your big win! It sounds like you had a ball!

The fabric does look lovely! I was wondering if there any chance you could do a quick tutorial on resizing items to fit?!

Count me in for the prize- both items would be so handy! Thanks for the chance.

Have a fabulous weekend! xo

Kahani said...

Hi Lady Melbourne,

The girls and I over at frockingaround.blogspot.com love your blog to death. So glad you won at the Nuffnang awards and enjoyed your trip to Singapore. Visit us in Malaysia sometime!

Cheers =)

Nicky said...

I cannot wait to see what you make out of that beautiful patterened material :)

Who is tAuRus?? said...

I love the belt! It's like there's hope finally! hehehe

@nnap3jelov3b@by@qiL said...

hai

i love ur cute little undetectaBELT

Poppy Gets a Life said...

Dear Lady Melbourne,

Congratulations again on your NuffNang Fashion Blog Award. Very well-deserved.

Your blog and Liberty London Girl have inspired my to start my own - very early days yet, but drop by sometime, at Poppy Gets A Life.

Would love the give-away if you have any left!

All the best,
Poppy

Fi said...

I'm glad I re-found your blog - Google Reader ate it or something, I certainly didn't delete it!

Congratulations on the win! You deserve it!

Those shoes look awesome.

Jetsetting Joyce said...

Hi Lady Melbourne

I subscribe to your blog because I'm so impressed by how you work your style, especially recutting vintage garments to look modern and cute.

Jetsetting Joyce

this little window said...

oooh first time visiting your blog after finding out that you won the award from "chocolatesuze", and lookie lookie a competition!!! i've never won anything in my entire 22 years... pick me pick me!! =D have a good day there~~

Passionate Mae said...

Hello:)

I recently stumbled across your blog, love your stories..

Btw, Congrats on your Win! You look pretty :)

The ballet flats looks so comfortable and handy, what more I dont wear heels to work unless there's a function or important meeting, usually its flats, so, that definitely comes in handy..

I've got a blog too, it is still new :)

http://passionatemae.blogspot.com

xx

Christina said...

Quite a fabulous little package!
All of my pants are now fitting so loose and I do hate wearing pant belts so I've been avoiding pants like mad lately. This would be a lovely little helper!

And one can always use a pair of flats. Quite a genius idea really.

Liz said...

Congrats for the Nuffnang awards!! :)
singapore's nice isnt it? :)

ALWAYS CHASING said...

Aww I've been sitting here for five minutes trying to understand the clear belt...why would you wear it under clothes, what are you belting then? Your skin, your flab?

I'm intrigued but also increadibly confused!

Charlie said...

I've been meaning to comment to congratulate you on going to the nuff nags. Plus loving all the singapore posts! And also so wouldn't mind winning this little package!

Lady Antoinette said...

Fifteen minutes to Friday here in Jamaica.
I never seen a belt like that and it is quite interesting. Also love the fabric of the dress you found,i'm not a floral gal but i like how subtle that one is.

Loving you blog ^_^

Lea Shmea said...

hi lady M!
i'm your new reader. congrats on the win yeah! :)

looking forward to reading more good stuff here. cheers!

jean` said...

that pair of flats are a dream come true omg!

maybe i'll get to meet up with you when i return to melbourne this december!!

Kat said...

I love those little flats! Such a great idea.

Sher said...

Oh, I love the idea of flats that you can pop into your bag, how convenient!!

Happy Friday, Lady M!

xx

piglet said...

Oooh I picked the right day to stumble across your lovely blog!

Can't wait to see what you do with the dress. I actually have a vintage dress is a very simialr fabric.

Comikarevolution said...

first of all, congrats to you lady m!
i know you would win. i got to know your blog when i saw you on the interview by primetime morning channel news asia singapore. i really like your style and your creativity. i am also a vintage fan and i have a fair collection of laura ashley 80s floral dresses and 70s indian hippy boho chic.some i have worn, some still figuring out LOL! i also hoard fabrics!!!! cheers and have a great weekend!!

Lady Melbourne said...

Hi ya'll!
Thanks to all the new subscribers and readers, I'm going to try and get around to your blogs this afternoon :)

Keep the entries coming, as far as how the belt works- I'm not entirely sure myself(!) because I don't wear alot of jeans or pants, but I think its meant to be for that kind of thing. Maybe check out their website?

sparksandfrankie said...

Hi there,

I am Louisa, one of the founders of Sparks and Frankie.

Just thought I would respond to a couple of queries about the undetectaBELT...

undetectaBELT is a clear, adjustable plastic belt with a flat clasp that allows you to wear fitted tops over your jeans without the dreaded buckle bulge. It is perfect for jeans that won't stay up, baggy waistbands, stopping the back gap and flashing the dreaded G.

For more information please see our website www.sparksandfrankie.com.au or e-mail hello@sparksandfrankie.com.au

Thanks
Louisa Sparks

pipalachic said...

The shoes folded up in the bag are very cute! Same with the dress you got, the pattern is lovely!

x

FairyFiligree said...

Hiya! I'm brand new to blogworld & just discovered your blog this week. It's super & I've found you on Etsy too. Blogworld is fun when there's people like you on it & it becomes so dynamic which I love. I'm tickled pink by your offers - freebies are always fun. Keep up the effort & work.... & btw - congrats for your award!

Jay said...

Oh I'm with above comment about a tutorial on resizing clothes ...

You have such a great eye for things.. I walk into Savers and feel totally overwhelmed by all the options and generally browse my size and walk away empty handed. It wouldn't have even occurred to me to look at that beautiful fabric and turn it into something more my size.

Peppermint Patty said...

eep! what a brilliant idea. those shoes would save my porky little toes a LOT of heartache

~*ShiYi*~ said...

hi lady melbourne, love those foldable flats and your buys from singapore!
Congrats on your nuffnang win! :)

iadorefashion said...

loving your blog, would love to win.

And I really want the undetectabelt, I need it for sooo many pairs of jeans. The shoes are cool too but NEED the belt.

:) :)

angelaseeangelablog said...

Looking forward to see the finished result of the dress! I have a pattern quite similar to that one, that print would work fabulously!


Bon Weekend LM!


XXASAB

Penelope said...

Those flexiflats are such a neat idea!
Plus the print on that dress is very pretty - looking forward to seeing its new life as a cute little shift!

pinkmartiny said...

Hey LadyMelbourne.

Saw you at the blog awards! Congrats on your win! :)

Both the belt and shoes look fab! im always so tired at the end of the day with the heels..the flats will come in so handy!

nijeescoded said...

Hi,

items and write ups in your blog are really interesting and useful!

- your new reader from sg :)

B. said...

OMG! These flats and belt are all I need to complete my travel accessory kit! Just the other day I was writing a post about packing tips and realized I had found so many useful things (like the convertible dress and all sort of beauty products to-go) but not yet the right shoes! Thank you, Lady!

B. said...

PS I would love to post a link of those item on my blog. Is that all right? Link seems not work

j said...

Hi,

I'm a long time lurker on your blog =].

Congrats on the win ... and that belt is awesome! I can't wait to see what you do with that pretty dress.

<3 your blog!!!

Ruth said...

Hi :)

Congrats on the win, loved your hair in the pics from the night :)

Love those pack down shoes, I always end up buying flats when I go out in heels so they are a brilliant idea :)

Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts said...

Can't wait to see what you do with that sewing pattern!
The fold-up flats are such a great idea, I was discussing the merits of them just this morning over breakfast!

Meldee said...

Dearest Lady M, I love your blog and have been following it religiously (well, almost!) since last year! :) The ballet flats are delicious, I love them! And so nifty, too.

Best!
M
xx

frockingaround.blogspot.com

fireheart said...

Hi there, I love the idea of a foldable shoe! Very unique indeed. I also have to say you've inspired me to start shopping in op shops! I'm planning to blog about adventures on op shopping in tassie (where I live) but don't really know how. Could you direct me to some basic tips? Thanks.

Kate said...

I absolutely love your blog Lady M, it's my fav! Keep it up and congrats on the award! x

Michallee said...

Hi there Lady M, I just LOVED reading all about your recent adventures in Singapore! Lucky thing! You made me so homesick... I lived in S'pore for 6 years and finished high school there all the places you went and the shopping - made all the memories come flooding back. Thanks for sharing! And congratulations on winning the blog award! Well done. Best wishes, Michallee from www.moirasarmoire.blogspot.com

Grace said...

Hello Lady Melbourne,

Congrats on the awards! Would love to be in the running for the items, but I sure hope the belt fits under a pregnant belly! :) Love the flats, they would fit perfectly in my nappy bag...

Always a fan,
Grace

-joseen- said...

Love those flats, would be perfect for travelling! :)

xoxoida said...

I hope you have a fantastic time in Singapore! Though I'm a Singaporean, I've never knew there was Clinic and my my, the drinks for the syringe looked cool!

Congrats about the win too! Do come back to Singapore alright?

Love! :)

Miss Emmi said...

What a brilliant idea - the idea of resizing a dress always seemed too difficult for me, but now I'll be on the look out for a dress large enough to have fabric for another item entirely! Very inspirational

Loredana said...

wow i love the flats! so cute and handy xoxo

ps. amazing blog lady :P

WendyB said...

I'm confused by that belt...are you supposed to be wearing it against your skin? LOL. I'm not awake yet...

mc mélancolie said...

Hi,

I just had a look at their website and I really like how that belt is fitting, I wish these product were available in Canada...

Congrats on your big win and can wait to see what you are going to do with that dress...

Sweet Pea said...

Congrats on your win and I love the treasures you picked up in Singapore. Holiday shopping is just the best!

Loads of Lub Lub said...

Hi LM!

i got to know your blog when i stumbled across the blog awards. Congrats on your win!

I must say that your blog is inspiring and helpful.

Although, i am from Singapore, i never knew that i could find such pretty frocks & accessories here. But thanks to you, i managed to shop up a storm today :)

i <3 shopping, and now...i <3 your blog & charitable spirit

:)

Swee San said...

Hi !!
Found your blog through nuffnang awards and I love it!!
Will be back for more :)

Reg said...

Greetings from Singapore! Found you through the awards.... Wow, you opened my eyes to the shopping wonders of my country, thanks for sharing!

Wish you could send those flats over right now!!

Marnie Cook said...

Hey Lady M - congrats on winning! Just had to leave a comment when I saw your giveaways - love the undetectaBELT!!!
I got one to wear with my vintage lace top and jeans. As the belt is clear (undetectable) you can't even see that I am wearing it so my lace top just sits nice and flat and my jeans stay perfectly in place. I wear the belt all the time - so easy and comfy with my pants and skirts/fitted tops. You just put it through your belt loops like any other belt except it sits flush against your clothes. No more big buckles sticking out or flashing my knickers when I bend over!
I'm getting these for my girlfriends for Chrissy as they keep stealing mine.

Love the idea of the flexi flats too - haven't tried them out yet but they look v cute!

E(ileen) said...

Hi LM,

Great giveaway as always, and I really enjoyed your Singapore posts!

Cheers,
E

JOANNNA said...

Been reading your blog since you won the best fashion blog for Nuffnang Awards! :P

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jess said...

Hi Lady Melbourne,

I love those flats! It takes a colossal effort to walk home after a night in heels/lots of hobbling around - those would definitely come in handy!

b'GiN said...

Congrats on the nuffnang award!

♥akisa♥ said...

Love the fold up flats! they probably fit into a clutch too!

e_tilse said...

Hello,

Love the idea of the shoes. Perfect!

Elizabeth

The Chronicler said...

You are such an inspiration Lady M :)
Can't wait to see the dress when it's made!

- Jess

Cheryl Lynn said...

What a wonderful post, Lady Melbourne! These items are very nice indeed. I love the silver flats.

Giveaways are always fun. I hope to do some in the near future myself.

Have a great weekend and Happy Friday to you too!

Miss Emmi said...

Psst! Your blog was mentioned in The Age insight section today! Congratulations!

julesdom. said...

Singaporean here as well, but I'm staying in Melbourne too. :) Really glad you got to go to Singapore. Reading your entry about your trip made me utterly depressed and homesick hahahah. :) And congrats on your win, it was well-deserved.

Anyway, this comment's my entry to win a pair of those FlexiFlats. Hope I get it.

Feel free to visit my blog too: omgwtfjules.tumblr.com.

un petit receso! said...

Hello LM
Those flats look very comfortable!

everdazzled said...

hey !
I really love your hair in all these pictures !! i can never seem to tease mine properly, gravity always pulls it down within 5 minutes :(
Anyway, loving the dresses that you bought in Singapore, and especially those jelly flats that you got *swoons*. If only I could find cute things like that in Australia !

<3

Inverted Wonderland said...

Can't wait to see it recut. What a beautiful fabric indeed!

Count me in for the comp.
*arm outstretched fingers twinkling*

Rhia said...

I just bumbed into your blog from Super Kawaii Mama. Congrats on your win at Nuffnang =)

Nice flats. Just about the thing I have been looking for !

Greetings from Finland

tea with lucy said...

First time here! Lovely.

Congrats on your award.

Lorraine said...

I hope you had fun in Singapore!
Oh, and congrats for your award. :)
I clicked from Angela's blog.

Alicia said...

Count me in!

And CONGRATS on your award, you deserve it!!!

Salt & Pepper said...

Those flats are so cute, i would love to have them ;)

heartofpearl ♡ said...

wow i love these helpful creations! at work i have to wear heels but heading home i pop my flats on but that means carring flats so those little pouch flats seem perfect! and that belt would do wonders!

that material is really lovely, reminds me of a kimono hehe can't wait to see ur finished piece, i already know it's going to be beautiful! x

Stefanie said...

What a wonderful fabric. This is the first time I am reading your blog and I am so excited! I will probably read the whole night... Thank you! Stefanie

Joanne said...

Hi Lady Melbourne
Thanks for your continually excellent standard of blogging and for providing something new and refreshing. I was so tired of seeing the underfed 16 year olds sporting "homeless chic" blogs. Thank you for catering to my style! You are a true lady

P.S. those flats are such a great idea!

ms.c.times.three said...

Gosh darnit, if only it were for those shoes I wouldn't have sustained my broke ankle! :P:P
Cute idea... practical, too!

Anne said...

Been following your blog for some time now. Love it.
You seem like such a classy lady!

Megan said...

Oh I seen these ballet flats advertised! I think they would be great to have to pull out sometimes at work when I have to trek half way across the city instead of trying to do it in my heels.
Congrat on the award also!

Lucinda said...

I have a similar vintage pattern but I'm yet to find some great material to inspire me to start it.

sianne said...

i'm impressed by those flats. they'd be great to have.
also, the material of that dress is lovely.
x

Dr.Erin said...

I saw these flats on SMH last week- such a great idea! and the belts look interesting too!

*DaLzzz* said...

Found your blog via twitter :D Lovely read.. :) Keep up the good work! :D

DaLzz xx

Rhiannon said...

I love the flexi flats! A friend of mine sent me an email about them last week and I can't wait to buy a pair. They're a fantastic idea. I'm loving the belt as well. Brilliant find on both of those.
I think I might become an LM blog regular!

Rhiannon xxx

Teresa said...

These flats look and sound absolutely fabolous, not just for the races, but also for to-and-from work!!

sara.church3 said...

I'm rather amazed by that belt! It's so very clever!

amanda said...

those flats are ingenious!

coldlight said...

I've checked out your blog many times but this is the first time I've commented! Both the flats and belt are a great idea :)

Emilys Vs The World said...

Hey,
It's great to see such a successful Aussie blog your one of my regular sites I visit - your v inspiring!
I've read that ballet flats will soon be available in vending machines...that's pretty cool! Belt is cool too it would be v handy! Can't wait to c yours design sure will b lovely
xoxo
EM

Melody said...

Hi, I have recently discovered your blog and I am sooo glad you won the Nuff Nang award! As a Melbourne girl myself I love standing out from the crowd with different quirky patterns and cute cuts.
Your sense of style is fantastic! Can't wait to see what you'll make out of the fabulous material.
Am also smitten with the idea of the ballet flats that fold down, I am not one to last long in heels!

Melody xx

Rinche said...

Hey LM,

Congrats on your awar in Hong Kong, and appluse for you on all your purchases!

Good to see that your back home and back giving away the cutest ballet flats (and the most versatile too) and documenting the fabulous world of fashion from the confort of ur home!!!

Rinchinator
xo

Chamen said...

those flats are sure adorable!

i'm a first timer here, found your blog through the nuffnang awards event. congratulation for winning!

i'm bookmarking your blog, loving your style.

cheers.

Dr M. said...

Hi Lady M!

Congratulations on your Nuff Nang award. :-)

You've inspired me to learn how to sew and spend more time in thrift stores.

Love your blog,

Dr M.

Lady Smaggle said...

Ah what the hell! I do love a good giveaway!

Oh and you should enter mine as well! xxx

Lucky 100!

Meho said...

wow those shoes are brilliant, such an amazing idea.

Congrats on your award, well deserved!!

Meho xx

Miri said...

I am exactly the same with my shoes! Even if my feet are killing me I keep them on! I saw these roll up flats at the Geelong Cup, they are such a great idea!

Alexiland said...

Hi LM!

Congrats on your award, and on finishing a stellar frocktober!

Love the fabric in this dress and those shoes look genius to me.

xx

Amanda said...

What a great blog! So glad I found you - I will be sure to check in regularly!

Cheers and congrats
Amanda

the fashionate traveller said...

I'm heading off to Malaysia soon, and those flats would be just the sort of thing to fit into my overstuffed luggage!

Simone said...

I love the pattern. Can't wait to see the end result.

Le Cat said...

Hi there! I just moved to Melbourne from London and went online looking for blogs from people who live here. Found yours and been following. Like it a lot. Happy to see that blogs actually are big all over the world, and good too.

Hope you will post some melbourne shop secrets.

Kait said...

Wow!
I've never ran into your blog before today. And now I'm just reading away. You seem really cool. I'd love to have either the belt or the shoes! I'd have crazy much use out of either. :D
-Kaitlyn <3

Kennis said...

looking forward to see the re-cut dress.... and i love your local Savers!

Bulat said...

Hello Lady Melbourne,

You should pay a visit to a vintage shop operates by 2 Malaysians on Errol Street, North Melbourne.

Check out their blog:
http://memoirsfashion.blogspot.com/

Cheers!

Opshop Junkie said...

Saw the write up in Saturday's Age about your win - congrats! It seemed slightly strange to be reading about blogs in print media..but good coverage nonetheless!

Ruby Red Dress said...

CONGRATS! well deserved - good luck with the sewing project, your a better woman than I!

ALWAYS CHASING said...

I came back to see if there was any clarification on the belt...an interesting idea, I'd be interested to see how it looks etc, the winner must advise! :)

lou said...

looking forward to seeing the re-working of the dress!!! i love the sustainable thinking! :-D these flats are the greatest invention - no need to hide havi's in bushes for the walk home (as one of my gf's does) with these! xo lou

PlanningQueen said...

Would love a pair of those flats!

Sarah said...

So this is a random question - what does the belt actually do? Why would you wear it under clothes?

Oh, and I just wanted to say how good your blog is. I came here from the Girl With a Satchel site and I am very impressed.

mayasalazar said...

That belt is fantastic! That's a brilliant idea!

Rock Stars Roll said...

Hello there,

My boyfriend met you in Nuffnang's award and he was pretty excited about it!! :P