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Do you want to win a $200 gift voucher to use in store on online? Well enter our competition to go into the draw.

To enter:

1. Follow @something_for_doris on Instagram OR like our Facebook page

2. Upload your selfie with Doris

3. Tag @something_for_doris

4. Hashtag #selfiewithdoris

Your Doris selfie can be anything that has an image of Doris – the shop window, a business card, clothing tag, website or wearing a Doris t-shirt. Enter on Instagram or Facebook. Competition is open only to Australian residents. Good Luck! . Competition ends 5pm AEDST, Tuesday 22nd November 2016. Winner announced 8pm Tuesday 22nd November 2016. Winner will be drawn at random. All entries must be placed before the competition end time.


Terms & Conditions

1.     Winners will be announced on the Something for Doris Facebook Page & Instagram pages

2.     By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. These terms may be amended or replaced from time to time; entrants should check the Something for Doris website ( for the current version.

3.     Entry is open only to residents of Australia who comply with any entry criteria as specified by Something for Doris. Directors and employees (and the immediate families of directors and employees) of Something for Doris are ineligible to enter.

4.     Something for Doris reserves the right to adjust or shut down the competition at any time.

5.     Winners will be chosen at random out of a hat from all entries received from the Something for Doris Facebook and Instagram pages.

6.     No prize is transferrable or exchangeable, nor can it be redeemed for cash.

7.     In the event for any reason a winner does not take an element of any prize at the time stipulated by the provider then that element of the prize will be forfeited by the winner and cash will not be supplied in lieu of that element of the prize.

8.     Entrants and participants in the competition acknowledge that the competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook and entrants and participants in the competition release Facebook and its associated companies from all liability arising from the competition.

The prize awarded to randomly selected entry is a $200 gift voucher that can be used in store or on the online store



July 1 celebrates 10 years since Doris and I opened the doors of Something for Doris.

Doris was 10 years old when I opened the store and my complete inspiration. We spent many days in the shop together, making customers laugh and helping them buy fabulous things. People would travel many miles to visit Doris.

I am so humbled that 10 years later the store is still here (3 doors down the street from where it started) and Doris’s legacy lives on in the store and in all that has developed from it;

The Vintage Ball for Doris, now in it’s 4th year, brings the Wollongong community together for a fun Vintage themed event with all proceeds donated to 3 dog rescues.

Something for Doris, the brand. Every time I see Doris’s face the label of my Vintage designed clothing or cardigan range, my heart smiles.

Doris goes national with 2 online stores: & so everyone can shop at Doris, no matter where you live.

My life wouldn’t be complete without a dog, so I adopted Stacey, my rescue Greyhound and Doris ambassador.

Come to the Party on Friday 1st July 2016 at Something for Doris

With party snacks, cake, bubbles and discounts galore!

The Sale then continues in store and online for 10 days. Ends Tuesday 12th July. Don’t miss it. 


I was talking to a customer today as she tried on some Something for Doris cardigans about Winter layering. The key to layering is firstly deciding how many you need.

I tend to get cold easily so I start with a Bellissima layering top. I then choose a dress – I get my wear out of my spring/summer ones this way. Then I look at the fabric of the dress  and pick up a colour in it to match a cardigan, although sometimes I contrast it with a colour that clashes but in the same tone.

Today as you can see, in my shop mirror selfie, that I have buttoned up the cardigan to create a top and skirt look. So I use the top of the dress like a top – this works really well with dresses with a simple bodice. I’ve also got a Bellissima layering top underneath. I’m wearing a Rasaleela “Jude” dress with The Something for Doris “Gwen” cardigan in navy. My boots are The Sundowner Julie in navy and I’ve got black opaque tights on.

Don’t be afraid of putting navy and black together. I’ve finished my styling with a scarf that compliments one of the colours in my dress. I chose burgundy because it lifts the look.  If today got a little warm I would simply head to the bathroom and either remove my Bellissima layering top or my cardigan if I wanted a more eclectic styling look. Layer to keep warm by Doris.

If you can’t be good;  be styled.  Jude

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The Skirt

When dressing 50’s for a party or day wear it’s great to wear a fit and flare skirt in a novelty print. This skirt is a Something for Doris “Molly Skirt” style in a red dog print. The style is pleated around the waist band except across the front so it doesn’t add bulk to the tummy. It has pockets and comes to just below the knee, women in the 1950’s never wore frocks above the knee- to make it even more fun add a puffy pettiskirt underneath.

The Cardigan

The cardigan was an essential in the 50’s women’s wardrobe. The “Gwen” Something for Doris cardigan is a cotton 3/4 sleeve for trans-seasonal wear. The style sits on the hip and is semi fitted to show off the waist. 1950’s cardigans were often embellished with ribbons and lace – the Gwen cardigan has pretty lace and pocket detail to make it a top when done up, but looks great opened over a frock or top.

The Brooch

Erstwilder is designed by a Melbourne artist “Louisa Camille” she is inspired by the vintage artist Lea Stein. A brooch is typical of 1950’s styling- and Louisa has developed a fun and diverse range for everyone and every interest.

The Shoes

Minki are a funky modern twist on the vintage look. The smooth round toe of the shoe is a 50’s look and brings in a fun quirky style in full comfort. The white trim brings in a slight brogue look.


Styling for a Modern Fifties look is about bringing in the classic and incorporating some modern elements such as fun shoes and adding your own touch such a brooch, scarf, hair flower or hat.


A visit to the Laundromat captured on polaroid film by Rachael.

I’d recommend this eating warehouse next time your in Sydney. It’s located in The Cannery 1/85 Dunning Ave Rosebery NSW 2018. Rustic seasonal eating at it’s best. The service is friendly and the coffee is spot on. Leave room for home made cake for dessert.

Go to to buy Doris tee’s and vintage and new clothing, jewellery, shoes and decor.

Coming soon… the Something for Doris online store…here is a sneak peek of the photo shoot! This was taken by Rachael Baez with an original instant polaroid camera.