‘straya day outfit

Vintage silk shirt, altered overall dress, Sportsgirl hat & ring
Wore this to Australia Day festivities yesterday. BBQs and listening to the Triple J Hottest 100: easily the best way to spend the day. Anyway, this dress used to be a long pair of overalls back from when I was 11 or 12 (don’t ask how I still have them because I seriously don’t know). A few weeks ago I had the idea of transforming it into a dress. After I ripped all the seams and was left with a whole lot of unattached denim, I became stuck as to how to best turn it into a dress. Since my problem solving skills seem to be lacking, guess what my next step was? Taking it to mum, duh. She fixed it in no time. And put up with my nagging (thanks mum). I also wore something similar to Big Day Out (see photos below). It’s the perfect dress for stomping about in. Plus, every time I wear it I feel like I’m a member of The Baby Sitters Club. That’s a good thing, by the way.

37 Comments

  1. Thu January 27, 2011

    This outfit is heaps cute!! Hope you had a great Australia day! x

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  2. Carys January 27, 2011

    I love the overall dress and the hat, this outfit is really cute!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  3. Rachelous January 27, 2011

    Oooh well done to your mum, it looks ace πŸ™‚ I'll be after something similar for summer here! I remember The Babysitters Club, gotta love the nineties xx

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  4. Francesca January 27, 2011

    WOO i had an awesome australia day too. so disappointed with #1 on the hottest 100. we listened all day for that! haha

    F. (opinionslave.blogspot.com) x

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  5. missklicious January 27, 2011

    Such a cute Aus Day outfit! x

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  6. pip a la chic January 27, 2011

    Hope you had a awesome Australia Day! I agree with Francesca… the #1 song was a disappointment. No one to blame really but the Australian public.

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  7. soph (owl vs. dove) January 27, 2011

    @Thu: thanks! Sure did!

    @Rachelous: ohhh I was obsessed haha

    @Francesca and @pipalachic: Pretty sure the first half of the hottest 100 was my fave. Top 10 was disappointing, to say the least.

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  8. rosanguyen January 27, 2011

    I guess that's a great way to deal with nostalgia, fix them up so they're more appropriate to fit. I like this idea. though i think my mum may have given away or donated my old clothes. πŸ™

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  9. Christina January 27, 2011

    Your dress is great! Yes, clothes that are reminiscent of the Baby Sitters Club are always the best pieces you'll ever own! πŸ™‚
    Happy Australia Day! I spent mine at the BDO! Your photos are great, I just wish I could have brought my camera with me!

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  10. Reg Rodriguez January 27, 2011

    i can definitely see baby sitters club in this outfit!! πŸ™‚ cheers for moms who help us out no matter what! happy australia day!

    xx
    heyrocketgirl

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  11. Lyndall January 27, 2011

    I love your overalls dress! Feeling like a member of the BSC is always a good thing πŸ™‚

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  12. Vicky January 27, 2011

    Absolutely love your dungarees! x

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  13. jess January 27, 2011

    This is adorable! love this look πŸ™‚ x

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  14. Hannah January 27, 2011

    Your hat looks great!! I listened to the JJJ countdown too. As a few people mentioned- a little disappointed with #1, as much as I like Angus&Julia Stone…(I think it was played too much on the radio!).
    Hannah x

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  15. Merowyn January 27, 2011

    That overall dress is so simple. SO effective. Gorgeous.

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  16. Monique Ceccato January 27, 2011

    Argh so cute! Kudos to your mum for the sewing!!!

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  17. Tilly January 27, 2011

    The dress looks so good on you! Hehe you're just like me I don't even live at home anymore and my lovely momma still hs to do all my sewing! If anyone asks if I made it though i'm always like yes! yes i did!

    Boo I wish i looked as good in hats as you! xx

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  18. wikigirl January 27, 2011

    Cute dress! Glad you had a good Aus day, our friends couldn't get their radio to work, so no triple j for us πŸ™

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  19. Rachel January 27, 2011

    You look so cute! I love this dress. πŸ˜€

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  20. rebecca January 27, 2011

    ahhh, i can't wait until it's summer here and i can have bbqs! your outfit is so lovely (: xo

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  21. kate maggie January 27, 2011

    happy 'belated' australia day lovely!! You look beautiful. I hope you had the best day ever, in the best country in the world!! xo

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  22. curious constellation January 27, 2011

    Your write up is almost as adorable as the outfit!

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  23. Emma January 27, 2011

    Ha, you (/your mum) is a genius! That is such a sweet dungaree dress. I take my hat off to you.

    Happy Belated Australia Day! x

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  24. Emma January 27, 2011

    …*you're (/your mum is) a genius.

    There. That's better. x

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  25. Estefany @ The Helmet Head January 27, 2011

    I've been in NEED of some overalls!
    You look gorgeous hun!
    xo

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  26. Taylor Sterling January 27, 2011

    let me just say— I LOVE overalls.

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  27. Becca. January 27, 2011

    gorgeous outfit!

    XOXO, BECCA
    http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  28. i think you look adorable. if you were a BSC member, you'd definitely be claudia (she was the stylish one, right?).

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  29. sojourned in style January 27, 2011

    love the comfy relaxed-ness of this outfit. very coool.

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  30. FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION January 27, 2011

    It came out so good and perfect for summer! xo

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  31. Raez January 28, 2011

    your overalls are adorable!

    xx raez

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  32. Asteria January 28, 2011

    OMG the babysitters club!LOl you're bringing back memories from centuries past πŸ˜€

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  33. Emily January 28, 2011

    the fact that you mentioned the babysitter's club has absolutely made my day. i was in love with them when i was little (possibly still am in love with them).

    em x

    http://www.ihategracefulpeople.blogspot.com

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  34. Jes January 28, 2011

    perfect outfit, infact alexa chung is sporting one just the same in one of my magazines. πŸ™‚

    ps i was obsessed with bsc as a lil girl πŸ™‚

    I always wanted to be stacey πŸ˜›

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  35. Just a lazy morning January 30, 2011

    cute!!
    xoxoxo

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  36. vint junky January 31, 2011

    You're absolutely right, that's a VERY good thing. Great tranformation
    x

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  37. Brittany January 31, 2011

    this really makes me wish I kept my mom's overalls…you look adorable!

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