w.i.w.t. :: prairie charmer (+ a giveaway!)

wig c/o wonderland wigs // heart clip* prairie charms // shoes :: valleygirl // dress* jay jays // cardi :: dotti

so, while in australia i totally did something i didn't think i would do; buy a ton of clothes. i mean, i live in london - what could i buy in australia that i can't buy here? answer: adorable spring clothes and a hell of a lot of winter left overs (more on that later in the week!), all for really cheap! i picked this dress up off a couple of babes i know who work at an aussie store called jay jays. i worked there for a couple of months, a hundred years ago, but when i did the product was mostly baggy tees and gross streetwear stuff. i swear, the stuff in there at the moment is totally adorable, and i was hard pressed to limit my purchase there to only one item. i didn't try it on but figured an aussie 10 (uk12) would be fine. wrong! so, so big. but meh. comfy, and chances of shrinking in the wash are about a zillion to one. so, for $15, it's all good in the hood.

the cardi i picked up in melbourne at a dotti store in one of the dfo's (factory outlet mall). the tag said $49.95, but the sign said $15... i queried, confirmed it was $15, then bought it in two colours; pink and white. there was a green, black, and navy, and i had to restrain myself to only buy the two. i've been dreaming about them ever since - their adorable heart buttons and cutouts - i'm filled with so much regret at not buying all of the colours. (fun fact; i used to work at dotti too.) oh, and those shooooes are too adorable. remember the topshop ones i wanted for my birthday? well, boyfriend truly outdid himself and bought them for me, but sadface, they are too narrow for my goliath feet. so, they went back, and were replaced - while on holiday, by these babies. and for about half the price too, at $25. super comfy and totally versatile. it's love!

now, lets talk about my giant bouffant. the lovely ladies over at wonderland wigs sent me the big toussled hair piece to try out with my many, many hair accessories, but sadly it turned out to be the wrong colour. probably because i'd recently dyed my hair again. not being bothered about sending it back, i thought about ways to wear it so that it wouldn't seem too outrageously different in colour. i reckon i've succeeded, no? i pulled all my hair back into a tiny pony tail, then clipped this giant weave in over it, pinned it down in a zillion places, and whacked my new favourite clip in over the top. et voila! the synthetic hair is still slightly lighter than my own hair, but my hair fades really quickly, so it will probably be perfect soon enough!

so, you like the glitter clip i'm wearing above? well, here's your chance to score one of your own! i wanted to include the above in my birthday giveaway last month, but then thought... no. so instead, here we are! all you gotta do this time is head over to prairie charms and then leave me a comment telling me which is your favourite piece and how you would style it. simples! the giveaway will run til the end of the month, and the winner will be contacted by email, so make sure you leave a way for me to contact you. oh, and as always - totally open internationally [now closed].

good luck kids!

*ps - i'm linking up with rachel and co in the passion for fashion blog hop*

// congratulations to misswestendgirl who is the lucky winner! //