Shank buttons. This is a shank button. No, this is not about the time I had to fashion a shank from a coathanger to make sure no one beat me to the Boxing Day Sales at David Jones!

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Cute Skull buttons (not my image)

I had to do several Google button searches before I found the correct button terminology.

It is for was my Rastro find. A black and white cardigan…

It was only one euro. I was slightly taken by the Tweedy Chanel-ness of this piece. I did not stop to check to see if she had all her buttons: She does not.

Nor did I check if they match and I could reconfigure them. Well, at least two of the buttons do not match.

At the same Sunday morning Rastro I searched for new buttons. No luck. I bought her home gave her a gentle wash. I clipped her loose threads and daydreamed about the buttons she could have.

I have a thing for buttons. Giant buttons,shell buttons,quilted buttons. Mr W teases me about it constantly. Usually as we watch  a film from the 40’s or 50’s and someone is wearing a stunning coat with fabulous buttons! My mum had a thing for buttons too. She kept them in old jam jars according to type. Buttons are a little like lipstick. What could they say, on the front of a well-worn coat or the nape of a beautiful dress?

I was tidying up my jewellery box and found some little button treasures…  I bought them for a navy coat that I am still to alter the buttons on,two years down the line. They didn’t quite work for the coat, as I felt they were not quite bold enough.

Anyway I thought they may do just the trick for my new cardi. So I  skimmed a button tutorial or two to see the correct way to attach my skull buttons.. Yes, I had homemakers class a school but its been a long while since I’ve been there.

My button attachment skills are not going to win any awards just yet but I am fairly happy with the results.

Here she is…

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I know it’s not Chanel, but it doesn’t hurt to have a little inspiration.

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Love and loquats

Tiffany. X




Not a compliment fishing post- I promise! 

I was flicking through my phone,heaps of pics of my hubby,my son Harry,places we’ve been recently etc. The last selfie I took was a month ago. Now, I am sure to most that doesn’t seem like a long time but to me,it is. I looked I the mirror this morning, I saw the dry skin under my nose,(I currently have a cold) the slight crinkling around the eyes,the list goes on.

I was not feeling #selfieworthy


In between nappy changes,dummy spits and numerous bottles, I managed to squeeze a little maintenance time.

Now, #selfieworthy is not about picking yourself apart,more about doing a few little things to build yourself up,feel great and share it with the world.

A double cleanse,maybe a 5 minute face mask. Maybe a longer conditioner treatment or a whitening toothpaste. All little things,easy to complete and quick!

My Recommendations


Thrifty: Cetaphil Gentle Skin cleanser. 125mls. $10. Easy to use,fragrance free and soothing. I would recommend this to practically everyone.

Splurge: Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser. 237mls $35. I know that there are many great skincare lines out there. I believe that Dr Perricone does really understand the science of skin.

Face masks

Thrifty: Montagne Jeunesse VeryBerry mask. 15g $4.00. One time packet,splodge on,let it set and rinse.

Splurge: Perricone MD concentrated restorative Treatment. 59ml $115. Not one for just splodging on but it’s one dreamy treatment.

Conditioning hair treatment

Thrifty:Schwarzkopf Extra care ultimate repair anti damage mask. 250mls $4.50

I like that my hair afterwards didn’t feel heavy just well nourished.

Splurge:Fekkai Technician Colour Care mask. 220g $25 (US) This is STILL the best hair mask I’ve ever used. You can leave it in for as little as 60 seconds.In Australia it was $60! So get online and grab a tub.

Whitening toothpaste

Thrifty: Kemphor White toothpaste. 75mls. 3€

A Euro pharmacy staple,I only tried it recently and I am in love. Gentle minty flavour and makes your teeth feel polished-not squeaky. It’s Spanish made too. Check it out online.

Splurge: Theodent 300 whitening crystal mint. 75mls $100.

I am yet to try it,but at a $100 bucks a tube,it has to be good-right?! 

I finish with a  lip scrub with a baby toothbrush for good measure and I was feeling #selfieworthy again.

What little #selfie maintenance jobs do you like to splurge on?

Love and lipstick.

Tiffany. Xx