Morning Sugers. This week’s Friend of Suger – Your Style post is bought to you by a Mother, owner of two blogs My Vintage Vow & Journey to Bliss and crafty crafter Trudie. She is a literal friend of  Suger. Since her enquiry regarding her blog make over popped into my inbox, Trudie has been a great support and cheer squad for me. A bundle of questions and energy, she’s a high energy, big love type lady. Plus every time I see Trudie she looks uniquely fabulous. This is a style you want to see. Check it out!

I don’t think there is one word to describe my style when it comes fashion, other than to tell you I love vintage and op shopping. I like to mix vintage and thrifted finds with current and classic pieces. As a kid growing up I was dressed in op shop finds and hand me downs so I think my style has always been evolving.

To be honest my vintage loving style is still evolving as my wardrobe and collection expands. But it’s pretty safe to say I like different elements from all the eras and it’s fun mixing it up. I stopped caring a long time ago about what was “on trend” or “in season” and just went with what made me fee like me and true to myself, so now I just have fun trying things.

I’m slightly challenged at the moment with breastfeeding and finding suitable garments that I appreciate for my style but allow the ease to breastfeed comfortably. So at the moment you can often find me in a vintage maxi skirt and a retailed basic tee or perhaps I will wear a vintage top with a trusty pair of skinny leg jeans and dress up a little more with vintage head scarves and accessories.

{first photo by Danielle – Five Little Reasons}

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  • Rachel from Redcliffe Style

    Thanks for sharing. Trudie you have such a fun style. I’m kinda jealous and it makes me want to go op shopping. Rachel x

    • My Vintage Vow

      Thanks Rachel. We could so do a bloggers op shopping spree. There are so many other locations I’m yet to suss out in Brisbane.

      • Melissa Walker Horn

        Ooooo, a guided tour, should we hire a bus? 😉 

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Me too! Unfortunately, like Anne below, I have a bit of an issue with finding decent items in my size. Accessories, heck yes, every day of the WEEK! Haha. 

    • Danielle Andreoli

      There is actually a bit of an HBE op shop tour in the works in the not too distant future. What side of the city are you on Trudie? 

      • Melissa Walker Horn

        Nice!

  • My Vintage Vow

    Aww honey thank you always such kind words.
    Yep that’s me questions and energy, you live once gotta get things done.
    Mwah.

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      You’re so welcome. Thanks for taking part. 

  • domesblissityblog

    Love your style Trudie! You’ve got the figure to wear any style. Most vintage finds are in small sizes. I don’t think obesity was as big in the 70’s as it is now. LOL You look great!

    Anne xx

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Me too! It’s such a funky look, isn’t it. I also have the same issue in op shops. I thank the stars every day that I was born in the age of the plus size store!! Phew. Lucky. 

      • domesblissityblog

        LOL Melissa! I must say, I’ve got a good op shop near me that always has a good, well priced range of plus size clothes. Target’s Moda brand and some of Myer’s brands like Basque, Nouvelle and BIB. Have to be lucky though. xx

        • Melissa Walker Horn

          Oh wow! Next time I’m in Brisbane I’ll have to get you to take me there, we’ll have coffee.

  • sheribombblog

    I still love the outfit Trudie wore to the Say Hello workshop, those pants were amazing but the whole ensemble just ROCKED! I covet that outfit!!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      So true! Those jeans won me over in an instant followed closely by the blazer.

  • Love your look Trudie!! Getting much more into vintage accessories myself but I wish I was more brave with colour!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Ah just do it. Colour is something I’m still getting a handle on, but sometimes you just have to jump in, I think. 😉

  • Danielle Andreoli

    I think our fashion is very much the same. I love mixing pieces from the op shop with new. It’s so much more unique and I really, really love that yellow skirt.

    • My Vintage Vow

      Thanks Hun, the skirt is a 80’s crimp skirt. I nabbed it at monster Lifeline $2 sale still with orignal shop tags on it. Never worn.

      • Melissa Walker Horn

        It’s a great colour!