Matchy, matchy…

Matchy, matchy…
Matchy, matchy mid-century modern goodness…

So, you can imagine my shock upon realising that I’ve been dressing my daughter the same as me without even realising it!

Breakfast at Chez Jones

As we were partaking in breakfast this morning I looked at our pajamas and realised that, apart from hers having an awesome deer pattern on them, they were pretty much the same colours and style!

Yup, the style I like is so narrow that I’m pretty much finding mini versions of what I’d like to wear and what seems comfortable and easy to wash and putting the stuff on her!

I’m certainly not a fashionista (yes, I can hear the laughter from my friends as I type) and tend to mix up what’s current with my retro style, making it into something I can live with, and so it seems I am now doing this to Babyness!

The Boy has always known exactly what he likes and what he doesn’t, I’ve made a point of teaching him to think for himself and not follow trends (clothing or otherwise), and we agree on his choices most of the time… Then again, he’s a boy who really doesn’t care much for clothing.

I’ve got no presumptions on how Babyness will feel about clothing and her ‘style’ as she grows. I have days when I feel I simply must look awesome and this is reflected in the amount of time I spend on hair, makeup and clothing, but sadly, the majority of days involve a very simple, but workable, look that is mine. Jeans, black t-shirt, Converse or cute flats, plus if I’m feeling motivated I’ll ‘put on my face’ and do my hair in something other than a ponytail or pigtails (yep… 41 may be getting a little old to rock that look?!).

As a mother should I be setting a ‘better’ example of style and grooming for my daughter? Some would think so… Others may agree with my thinking and feel that there’s heaps more to me that takes precedence over how I look. It’s not that I don’t care how I look, or spend my days wearing pjs or sweats, it’s just that as long as I am clean, fresh and simply attired (albeit always trying to rock a retro edge!) I just don’t care enough about that sort of thing to spend too much time on it.

What about you? Are you always gorgeously dressed (Elkee from KarmicVintage I’m thinking jealously of you!)? How do you/would you dress your kids? Comfort or style? Is it even important to you? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter!

Here’s to a lovely, stylishly dressed day!

Love Mrs Jones x


awesome gift ideas for the vintage inclined…

awesome gift ideas for the vintage inclined…

hello friends!

today I’d love to point you to my 2013 Gift Ideas for the Vintage Inclined on Pinterest!

Just click on the link and you’ll find your way onto Pinterest: once you follow the board it will make your life a whole lot easier come shopping time for those people in your life who are obsessed – be it mildly or consumingly – with vintage!

Gift Ideas for the Vintage Inclined

Stay tuned for my gift ideas for the Crafty People in your life! Take a look back at previous posts for suggestions for the boys, girls, men and women you need to spoil this Christmas!

Vintage Baby

Vintage Baby

Murray Ottoman

OKA Baby Green Teal Duck
$39 –

LUCKY BOY SUNDAY Cabane Hut and Frame
$400 –

Baby Vintage Ribbon Dress Cream/Shell Pink
$160 –

Baby Daisy Dress With Knickers White
$96 –

Carroll Baby Top
$64 –

Silver-Plated Baby Girl Teaspoon
$21 –

Gifts for Your Vintage Loving Guy

Gifts for Your Vintage Loving Guy

Vince camuto


Tech accessory

Gifts for Your Vintage Loving Girlfriend

Gifts for Your Vintage Loving Girlfriend

Long top

Vintage style shoes

Black leather shoulder bag

Plastic sunglasses

Matte lipstick
$23 –

Vintage beauty product
$19 –

A Very Vintage Christmas

A Very Vintage Christmas

Vivienne Westwood Red Label silk blouse
$690 –

Ted baker shirt

River Island peter pan t shirt
$16 –

Pink tartan
$300 –

Vivienne Westwood Red Label wool skirt
$455 –

J Brand slim pants
$180 –

High heels
$670 –

Carvela nude pumps
$110 –

Banana Republic ballet shoes

Folli Follie vintage satchel

Vintage clutch
$35 –

Vintage clutch

Rare London vintage beaded handbag
$47 –

Oroton vintage jewelry
$100 –

$14 –

Karen walker
$265 –

Cat eye eyeglass

Vintage Fairs 2012/2013


“Peninsula Collectables & Nostalgia Fair”

Saturday 14th October
9.30am – 2pm

Frankston Arts Centre
Cnr. Davey & Young Streets, Frankston

“The Christmas Fair”
Vintage, Retro & Contemporary Collectables, Memorabilia & Nostalgia

Sunday 9th December
9am – 3pm

Sandown Racecourse
Princes Highway, Springvale


“The Big 3 at Sandown”
11th Vintage & Collectable Toyfest
18th Melbourne Scale Model Show & Sale
14th Collectors World Fair

Sunday 3rd March
9am – 3pm

Sandown Racecourse
Princes Highway, Springvale

Lots of early, classic & modern collectable toys, dolls, sci-fi, model kits, diecast vehicles, trains, action figures and more, plus a big variety of general collectables for sale

“Great Collectors Heaven Fair”

Sunday 14th April
9am – 3pm

Malvern Town Hall
Cnr. Glenferrie Rd & High St, Malvern

“Hobby, Leisure & Collectors Carnival”
Melbourne Card Collectors Expo
Lost in Time Toys ‘n’ Dolls Fair
Sandown All Scales Model & Sci-Fi Fair
Movie, Music & Sporting Memorabilia Fair
Collectables, Antique & Vintage Smalls Fair

Sunday 30th June
9am – 3pm

Sandown Racecourse
Princes Highway, Springvale

Plus displays, clubs, special limited edition beanie kids, giveaways

“Great Collectors Heaven Fair”

Sunday 25th August
9am – 3pm

Malvern Town Hall
Cnr. Glenferrie Rd & High Street, Malvern

“The Christmas Fair”
Vintage, Retro & Contemporary Collectables, Memorabilia & Nostalgia

Sunday 8th December
9am – 3pm

Sandown Racecourse
Princes Highway, Springvale