Grey Doesn't Have To Be Drab

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Grey is often considered drab, miserable or moody, but as a neutral and subtle colour it can be feminine without being boring, and can act as a 'background' to introduce other colours to an outfit.

Now I don't usually blog with photographs of myself posing or showing my face, so bear with me, this is a bit off my usual thing.

This outfit, as with most, is entirely second hand.

The cardigan wrap, by Maxim, I purchased a while ago for $15 (still with tags on), from Parkdale epilepsy op shop, I like versatility of it, I can wear it long, tied around my front, or the back. It is also great for summer.

The top underneath my cardigan is by Country Road. I purchased this for a bargain $5 from the lovely Lady Melbourne at her stall @ Round She Goes, ladies pre-loved market at Moorabbin Town Hall. I like it because it is light and pretty.

Pretty top from Lady Melbourne's wardrobe, now in mine!

I also purchased the shoulder bag from another seller at the same market, also for just $5. The seller hadn't even used it. Cool fabric, eh?

$5 bargain bag

The trousers (pants) are by Ojay, purchased at Salvos a year ago. The blue heels were thrifted many years ago. The necklace .. a birthday gift.

Doors open at 10am and close at 3pm
Where: Kingston City Hall (formerly Moorabbin Town Hall)
979 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin, VIC 3189
Melways Ref: 77 D5
entry: $2 and there is free parking

Round She Goes markets are very popular! Try to get there early, and if you have kids, try to leave them at home, I didn't, and learned by that mistake.

Melbournites check Round She Goes website for the next market dates.

Psst...Don't forget to enter my necktie owl giveaway hoot hoot!



Miss Vicki said...

Loving the outfit :) I have a cardigan similar and I love the way you have tied going to attempted this tomorrow. Thanks :)

Erica Louise said...

Ah thanks Vicki!

Tracey said...

You look lovely in your outfit!

I am wearing an entirely opted outfit at work today. I was doing some posts picturing my thrifted outfits, I think i should do some more, it is great to get inspiration from other bloggers.

Erica Louise said...

Cool Tracey, I will have to keep an eye on your blog to check out your thrifted outfits!!

hed. said...

Hey FMG, posted my "Colour my Week" today (yes, two days late!), and got your postcard. Yay! I love grey. You can literally match any colour to grey. I also love Grey's Anatomy. Coincidence? Hed hed down under

Erica Louise said...

Like the abbreviation (FMG) ;) Thanks for taking the time do search for green stuff Hed, you did great!

Miss Kate Daily said...

I wear a lot of grey actually, and I also like broze and gold... don't know what that says about me...

I really want to go to the Round She Goes market - but as a seller! But I couldn't seem to get in, they're so popular. Do you have any other suggestions of where to sell second-hand clothes not including the Camberwell market (couldn't get in either)?

Thanks :)

Erica Louise aka Fashion MacGyver said...

Hi Kate, thanks for the comment. Bronze and Gold are great colours to wear!

Have you tried Take2Markets in Hawthorn and Preston? There is also the Ladies Market in Mordialloc held every second month, and the Mornington Racecourse preloved market. Here are the links:

Loved it Market doesnt have a website yet - but the market is hugely popular e:

Take2Market -

Ladies Market Mordialloc -

Let me know if you get into one of these!

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