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Friday, February 27, 2015

Rainbow Tag

Hi everyone, it's time for another video! This time I am filming the rainbow tag which has become quite a popular video on youtube over time. In case you don't know, the rainbow tag is where you select a favourite product in each colour of the rainbow and talk about the benefits and generally share the product with everyone out there on the Internet. I've only ever seen this tag done with beauty products but it would be fun to film the rainbow tag with clothes, shoes or accessories. I do love clothes much more than I love beauty products. It's also very fun to choose favourites with a particular criteria. For now I leave you with seven products- in red, yellow, pink, green, purple, orange and blue. 

Here is the video:


Rainbow Tag

OPI Nail Polish in Congeniality is My Middle Name
Rimmel Provocalips Lip Colour in 500 Kiss Me You Fool
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Hard as Nails Polish in Sun Kissed
Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow in Edgy Emerald
Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow in Tenacious Teal
Marc by Marc Jacobs Honey Perfume
Australia Velourlips Matte Lip Cream in Shang-Hi

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Outfit

This is my new dress from the 'Holly Heatwave' Collection at Kitten D'Amour. I was looking forward to the arrival of the collection given that it's so excessively floral, fun and bright; I love the contrasting flower designs. Overall the collection runs large and this was the only dress which fitted me (luckily it was my preferred design anyway). I liked this dress because of the sleeveless design and the cross over straps. I adore dresses with interesting backs and there aren't too many designs like this. I had a dress a few years ago with similar cross over straps and my 'Holly Heatwave' dress reminds me of it. This dress is much longer than all of my others and I would like to take up the hem. I hope I will get around to it; I have been wearing it anyway because I love the dress and don't want to wait. I really like the belt which is also from Kitten D'Amour. It makes me want to buy a couple of other similar belts from the store but in different colours, as they add so much to the look. I am way too obsessed with Kitten D'Amour right now. It's becoming the only store I buy clothes from recently which isn't great given that it is rather expensive. I am constantly checking out the website and awaiting the new stock. Next month I am going to stop spending; I can delay my spending ban which was supposed to start at the beginning of the year, by two months, right? I joined a few facebook groups recently for Kitten D'Amour fans and it's really fun to chat with people and exchange thoughts on collections both past and present. Kitten D'Amour should seriously give me free clothes after all the publicity I provide for them.  

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Kitten D'Amour Holly Heatwave Bustier Dress
Guess Delaney Classic Tote in Polka Dot
Kitten D'Amour Bow Belt
Wittner Queen Heels

Sunday, February 15, 2015

OOTD: By the Waterside & Ferry Ride

Hi everyone! Last week I spent some time with my sister by the waterside which was very beautiful and provided amazing photo opportunities. It was such a fun evening and a great way to break up the routine of the average week. I slept over at my sister's place and was able to get the ferry to work the next day which was just so exciting and a lovely way to start a day. I can't believe that many people who live in these locations by the water are lucky enough to use the ferry rather than facing the overcrowded buses and trains during peak hour. It makes me want to move house. I decided that the newest addition to my wardrobe would suit the occasion, which is the Enchanted Forest Day Dress from Kitten D'Amour. As you can see, it is the dress I mentioned in my last wishlist post and so many of you told me I should buy it. Despite being on a spending ban, this was one I definitely couldn't resist. I love everything about it. The silhouette is my favourite and the print is adorable.  I call the print magical trees. I have been wearing this dress non stop at the moment, it truly is the best. My rainbow glitter shoes seemed like the perfect combination to wear with the magical tree dress. The Guess bag is also a recent and sneaky purchase. I have been in love with Guess bags for as long as I can remember. The designs are beautiful and I love the structured look. This one particularly stood out to me as it is a polka dot design and I haven't seen too many bags in that print before. It's very practical and a good size which is always a bonus. 

I also made a video which shows my first ever outfit of the day and also part of the ferry ride. I've had a few requests for OOTD videos so I hope it's ok. It's literally just me walking around in front of a pretty harbour side background. 



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Guess Delaney Classic Tote in Polka Dot
Kitten D'Amour Enchanted Forest Day Dress
Faith Frost Rainbow Glitter Heels via ASOS 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Current Loves

Just a few pieces I love at the moment:  

Kitten D'Amour Enchanted Forest Day Dress
This dress is part of the new Enchanted Forest Collection at Kitten D'Amour. It is perfect, beautiful and totally my style; it's one of the most gorgeous pieces I have seen in a very long time. There aren't many novelty prints in local stores around here; I usually have to source fun prints online from the other side of the world.  This is extremely unique and I love how it has a soft pink colour scheme. I really need to add this to my collection of dresses. 
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Alannah Hill She Plays Up Skirt
I've had my eye on this skirt for awhile now and was so tempted by it that I almost bought it at full price. However, I did the right thing and waited until it came on sale and now it's at 50% off. I'm sure it's obvious that my favourite prints are florals and polka dots but I rarely see them together so this is a lovely unique design. I also love the bright colours. The silhouette is different from other skirts in my wardrobe. It's a pencil skirt at the top which graduates to a fishtail. The material is also unique; it almost feels like a swimsuit. 

ASOS Shoes
I love so many shoes from ASOS at the moment so I made a small collection here of my favourites. ASOS brand have so many amazing and beautiful shoes. The burgundy velvet pair are the best and I wish they hadn't sold out in my size; I will have to keep an eye out in case they are restocked. I also love the brand Faith Shoes which is sold on ASOS. I had never heard of the brand until my sister bought me a pair of rainbow glitter heels for Christmas. Now I am drawn to the many fabulous glitter shoes. 
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Faith Mint Ombre Glitter Shoes via ASOS
ASOS Party All Night High Heels
ASOS Peace of Mind Pointed High Heels
ASOS Sunset Pointed Heels

Kitten D'Amour Silk Dress in Lemon
I actually have this dress in pale blue (and it also came in pale pink) which I purchased from Kitten D'Amour a number of months ago. It was very popular as it sold out quickly and I went to quite an effort to track down the last one in my size. I was first drawn to this piece because it reminded me of Princess Elsa from Frozen. I absolutely love her and anything which reminds me of her is the best. It appears as though Kitten D'Amour has re-released the dress in different shades. Since I am super obsessed with yellow in recent times. If it wasn't for the Frozen inspiration, I would probably prefer the lemon version. I can't get it out of my mind! 

Forever New Justine Quilted Tote Bag and Jennifer Quilted Tote Bag
Ever since I borrowed a real Chanel Bag (here) I have been extra obsessed with quilted bags; they are very pretty and classy (even when not genuine Chanel). I was drawn to these bags because of the size. I don't have many practical sized bags and I'm very much in need of them especially for days at work. The pink version is obviously in alignment with my style. I like the contrast with the black and white version, coupled with the bow (makes me want to make some DIY bows for my existing bags). 



Monday, February 2, 2015

Outfit

Today I am wearing the Kitten D'Amour Girl Crazy Lace Jersey Top in Red which is definitely my favourite top at the moment. I say this because I own it in three different colours (it comes in a total of four colours and I am so tempted to add the blue to my collection too). As soon as this piece was released as part of the Girl Crazy collection I wanted to buy it in all four different versions since I couldn't decide which colour I liked the most. Usually I wouldn't consider buying more than one of the same piece so this just shows how much I love it. I initially settled on the green version and the black version; I don't have many black clothes and the deep classy green shade really stood out to me. However, many weeks later I just could not resist the red either. At $60 this is rather affordable compared to most pieces from Kitten D'Amour.  It is also very suitable for everyday wear; in comparison most Kitten D'Amour clothes are more suited to formal/dressy occasions. This top is perfect and I love it so much. The lace and bows are adorable, and it is a flattering shape in a comfortable material. Best marks Kitten D'Amour for this top! I posted an outfit showing the green version of the same top here

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Tiffany and Co Heart Tag with Key Pendant Necklace

Kitten D'Amour Lace Jersey Top in Red
B.A.I.T Footwear Gloria Flats in Red via Modcloth
Forever New Floral Embroidered Skirt
Forever New Black and Gold Bag 

Linking to: Fashion Item Friday,Personal Style Monday, Style to InspireHow I FallMore Pieces of Me, On the Daily Express

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

H&M: Haul and First Impressions

Hi everyone. This weekend I found the time to film my second video for Youtube. On Sunday I went shopping at H&M which opened relatively recently at the redeveloped Macquarie Centre. It's my first time ever attending a H&M and I was pleased to see that the first store in Sydney was, for once, in the suburbs rather than the city. In the video I show you my purchases and talk about my first impressions of H&M. It's always such a big deal when an international store opens for the first time in Australia. It's always so popular and extremely busy. This was certainly the case for H&M even though it's been open for about three months now. I am often disappointed by the hype surrounding these international stores especially Zara and Topshop; I don't think we get the full range of products over here. However, I was more impressed by H&M. There weren't too many stand out pieces but I came away with a total of six items, all of which I will get a lot of use from. It's great for basics and the stores also have some fun items too. I was particularly drawn to a top which was entirely covered in Furby print. I was very disappointed to see it was sold out in my size; how often do you see clothes like that!? The redeveloped Macquarie Centre is completely different now; I'd often thought that it used to be one of the worst shopping centres in Sydney. I used to go to university just across the road from there for five years so all I can say is that it's lucky all the new stores weren't there back then. Otherwise I never would have been able to resist the pressure; I never would have turned up to class and I'm sure I would have spent a lot of money. Check out my video to see my purchases and don't forget to subscribe to my channel here


ITEMS MENTIONED:
-Cupcake Printed Dress $29.95
-Floral Printed Dress n$29.95 (similar here)
-Floral Printed Crop Top $9.95
-Stripe Printed Crop Top$14.95 (similar here)
-Leopard Printed Crop Top $14.95 (here)
-Feline AW 2014/2015 Sweatshirt (here)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Outfit

As someone who previously hated orange, I am certainly embracing this bold stand out shade now. This is the same dress which I posted a couple of months ago here but this time I decided to go for double orange; I like the lighter coral shade of the cardigan against the brighter orange of the dress. The dress is a piece which my dear friend had made for me in Hong Kong last year. It was awhile ago now but I still really appreciate the kind gesture and the opportunity to design clothes myself. I have three orange pieces in my wardrobe in total now. It started off with my orange Review Australia dress with white lace overlay that I posted here; it was great to get used to wearing orange after not doing so for so many years. But now I am definitely ready to showcase the colour in its entirety. The cardigan is one of my most recent purchases and it's from Alannah Hill. I'd admired this cardigan for so many months but simply couldn't justify the price tag. I wanted to wait for it to come on sale and I'm surprised that it's still at full price. I eventually bought it in the 3 for 2 sale at Alannah Hill which ended up being a good deal. I adore the eyelet design, the crop length and the coral orange shade. I own a large number of cardigans and orange was the only colour missing from my collection. I love wearing it with so many of my dresses. Another stand out part of this outfit is my shoes but the pictures certainly don't do them justice. They are rainbow glitter and the most incredibly unique shoes I've ever seen. They are from the UK brand Faith which I didn't know about until recently. Faith has a number of other amazing glitter shoes too. These were a Christmas present from my sister and I was so impressed that she found them. I'll show you more of them later as these shoes definitely deserve their own post. 

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Faith Frost Rainbow Glitter Shoes via ASOS
Custom Made Orange Polka Dot Dress
Alannah Hill The Dating Game Cardigan in Coral

Linking to: Personal Style MondayStyle to InspireHow I FallMore Pieces of Me, On the Daily Express