It’s always a huge treat for me when I do a photoshoot. I promised myself a while ago I wasn’t going to be one of those bloggers who goes around begging photographer friends to take their photos or push a DSLR into a boyfriend’s hands unless either party explicitly offers. My rule with that is–Never ask, but always say yes if offered.

So when presented with an opportunity to participate in a photoshoot with talented photographer Hannah McCawley, I jumped on it! I’m very glad I did, Hannah was an absolute pleasure to work with (and a great conversationalist); I had a lot of fun and we ended up with some really pretty shots. For the shoot, we met at Brisbane’s Merthyr Park, which I had commonly associated with heartache, but proved a lovely setting nonetheless.

I’m hoping to replace those old memories with new, one day.

Here are some of the photos from the day.. (Click to open up the new and improved lightbox viewer)

I told you the bug brooch would be back! What I’m wearing:

  • Bow Neck Top – Mix Apparel (Coles), $12
  • Giant Insect Brooch – Chandler Markets, $5
  • Gold Watch – AliExpress, $6 (Available in different colours)
  • Gold Bracelet – Graduation gift
  • Patent Navy Belt – Portmans, $5
  • Berry-Coloured Midi Skirt with Embroidered Hem – St Vinnies, $4
  • Ezywalkin Leather Heels – Payless Shoes, $29

Total: $61.00

I really love this skirt! This was a special buy for me as I found it in the small local St Vinnies where I usually never find anything and it was just big enough to fit me. I’m amazed that it did fit, especially since this skirt is a size 7–I genuinely had no idea that sizes like this existed, which leads me to believe that this skirt must be a fairly old make, maybe from the 80’s? It’s brand-less apart from the small number 7 tag stitched into the waistline, so I couldn’t be sure.

If you look closely, you can see the fan embroidery along the edges.

I could only include a few photos from the day, but check out Hannah’s blog to see the rest of them!

The shoot has kind of gotten me all inspired and I think it’s time to upgrade my little Nikon point-and-shoot with something a little fancier. Recommendations, anyone? :)


  1. Wow how beautiful, love this post!
    Ive just found you blog and i love it, gonna give you a follow!!

  2. Super adorable outfit. I love that bow shirt! I’ve recently discovered Mix Apparel – not sure if it’s good or bad yet. Hahaha

    • Demi

      Definitely one of my favorite blouses! I love some of Mix Apparel stuff but the refund policy is really good in case you get some duds or change your mind because you realise you bought too much (totally never happened to me…).

  3. Ooh a fellow Brisbaner! That outfit is absolutely beautiful and suits you so well. How good is Mix?! I got my very favourite pair of polka dot jeans from there. Your blog is lovely and I’m so glad I found it. :)

    • Demi

      Hello fellow Brisbanite! :D Mix is excellent, I really like the quality of their stuff in comparison to the price point–definitely a return customer there. Thank you for your comment and compliments :)

  4. How lovely! Your skirt is so pretty. Hannah is such a talented photographer. Just followed you and thanks for dropping by my blog. <3

    • Demi

      Thank you, Kathy! Hannah is definitely talented, and such a lovely person, too :)

      By the way, I’m a regular reader but new to commenting–I absolutely love your style!

    • Demi

      Thank you, Sarah! :) I adore polkadots.

  5. Adorable style and gorgeous pictures! Thank you for following my blog! Are you on Bloglovin’ so I can follow you back?


    • Demi

      Thank you! :) It’s really hard to find this colour but I do love it.

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