Sunday, 24 November 2013

Lusting Lately - The Perfect Turtleneck

I honestly don't think I have ever worn a turtleneck in my life. However, I can't stop daydreaming about the perfect cropped turtleneck tank top! I have been searching endlessly in thrift stores for a turtleneck that I can DIY into my dream top and I have been coming up empty handed. Sure, I find turtlenecks, lots and lots of turtlenecks, but they are always worn out and cut awkwardly. So here is my dilemma, do I keep searching or do I cough up the money and buy the one in the second photo from threadsense? 


Sunday, 15 September 2013

This is September

To me this is what September is all about; the last of the summer dresses, blackberry picking in gumboots, mixing cozy sweaters with perfectly worn in shorts, wine on the beach, delicious stone fruits from farmers markets, meals with friends and split back top (I've been obsessive over those.) 

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Loafer Love

These are the perfect shoes in my eyes, they are everything this girl could want from a pair of shoes;  flat, pointy, black, animal print, leather, textured, with a thin but noticeable bow perfectly tied in the centre. Who could ask for more?

Xo Austere

Saturday, 3 August 2013

DIY Distressed Denim Shorts

Ya, I know it might be a bit late in the year for distressing shorts, but you'll still have a a few months to where them....  and what about the folk on the other side of the hemisphere, their probably dreaming of summer time, tanned skin and short shorts.  Continue reading for the tutorial!

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Welcome to My Galaxy (DIY Galaxy Pants)

Our little blog hit 1000000 views yesterday.  In honour of all those views we present you with a Galaxy pants tutorial!  If you're reading this thinking I couldn't wear those, your wrong you could and you should.  You should probably even make them your self if you have a spare hour and some paint. But if not they may just end up on our Etsy Store sooner then later!  Continue reading for the full tutorial....

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Sweet Baby Blues

Both parts of this outfit are actually perfectly DIY worthy, Jules Sarina from Sincerely Jules, killin' it as per usual. 

 Xo Austere

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Shop: Prudence and Austere

Hey Prudence! Do you know we have a blog? We have for a year now!  Happy one year birthday to our blog!  

What was that you say "We've been slackin?"

"Ya I know, But we've been busy!"

Prudence &Austere

A vintage clothing store run by two friends with a passion for thrift store shopping and altering clothes. All of the clothes shown in our Etsy store are vintage or second hand finds many of them altered to follow our favourite trends.

We'll be posted new clothing daily follow us on Twitter or Instagram to see whats new!

Monday, 1 April 2013

DIY Inspiration: Unique Button Up

I love when a simple DIY can take a common item of clothing and make it a stand out piece. The unique hemline on this shirt makes it so unique and fresh and it would be such a simple DIY to do! I am completely falling head over heels for the crop top trend going on right now but the fact that this shirt is cropped in the back vs. the front means I don't have do nearly as many sit ups before I am comfortable to wear it.

If you are in need of some high waisted shorts to go with your button up make sure you check out our store!


Photos from UO

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Bags are packed, I'm ready to go....

I feel like I have been practically living out of my suitcase for the last year or so. However, I sadly do not look even close to as glamorous as Lea Seydoux does in this editorial for Elle Korea.


Photos from FGR

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Lights Camera Action

Just a little sneak peak of our most recent project. Don't think we could ask for a more talented and gorgeous group of friends. Thanks for all your help guys! Can't wait to show the rest of you the finished product.

Xo Austere

Sunday, 17 February 2013


The current lack of internet at my house has prevented me from my usual obsessing over every show at NYFW. However, I did manage catch Proenza Schouler's new collection and it absolutely blew my mind. Embroidered on chain mail? Oh the things this makes me want to do! Chain mail details on shorts? Shirts? Jackets? Dresses? Screw studding things, this is my new obsession.


Photos from

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Lusting Lately

It may just be that Im in the wake of a tropical vacation, but all I want is to frolic in this summer dress and sandals.  Its Perfect. 


Image via Pinterest

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Cool Kat

A few of my favourite things this week; Faded striped denim, Sequins to the ground, Leopard and denim, Skeletor up in arms and a dreamy updo. 

 Ive been completely obsesed with Sincerely, Jules and her effortlessly edgy style as of late (photos One and Six.)  I love that she always looks feminine yet rarely will you see her in frills and florals. What I would do to get in that girls closet!  

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