Fashion Lifestyle

Salvaging the Past …

July 12, 2018

I have always loved and appreciated the quality and energy of garments, jewellery and furnishings from the past.

I love to be able to select a variety of styles from my wardrobe from contemporary fashions to vintage, and everything in between.

I do not follow rules as such.

I enjoy wearing current trends with old favourites, depending on my mood…

Interestingly, the coat above is a bit of a trend piece and I purchased it from a little pre-loved treasures shop in Wollongong, The Classy Closet.

The quality is remarkable and the condition of the coat is immaculate, and of course the price made it affordable.

On this occasion I teamed it with black pants, a black top, a bright scarf and my comfortable and very cute western boots in tan just to break up the black and paired back with the leopard print … simple and snuggly … it also looks great just over a pair of jeans and leopard heels …


This was my Dad’s football blazer from when he represented the New South Wales state, back in 1941.

It is oversized but still wearable, because my father was still a teenager and pretty svelte when he wore this.

It has special significance because it was my Dad’s, is a fabulous green pure Australian wool and is in Australian colours of green and gold.

I wear it over jeans, although my son wore it with the family tartan kilt for his Year 12 Formal and he looked great in it!!

I’ve done the same with Dad’s cricket blazer.

I miss my father very much and it’s great to keep his memory close …

Do you like to re-purpose or do you like to collect fresh, new things?

I would love to hear from you!

Enjoy your day and until next time thank you for visiting my little corner of the web …

Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦‹πŸ™

  • John Salmon
    July 13, 2018 at 1:46 am

    Beautiful outfit and model
    It is nice to re-live the past through fashion

    • donnadoesdresses
      July 25, 2018 at 5:35 am

      Thank u that’s so lovely of u to say! πŸŒΊπŸ™πŸΌβ€οΈ

  • Sketchuniverse
    September 23, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Wonderful ! Congrats Donna!🐰🌸🐦

    • donnadoesdresses
      September 23, 2018 at 9:44 am

      Thank you for your kind comment!!πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

      • Sketchuniverse
        September 23, 2018 at 10:32 am


        • donnadoesdresses
          September 23, 2018 at 10:33 am



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