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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Outfit

As a fan of all things rainbow I am very pleased with my new dress which I received courtesy of OASAP. Inspired by the Chanel Spring/ Summer 2014 Collection, I've been waiting for a dress this colourful. At first, when I last had credits from OASAP, I wasn't completely sure about this dress. While I liked the design, sometimes you just don't know about quality and sizing when buying dresses online. I was expecting the material to be more like cotton but it is actually extremely shiny in texture, will probably be rather warm to wear in summer. I am definitely pleased I chose this dress. My bag also arrived from OASAP and, deciding to combine both pieces in the same outfit, that's where the purple theme came from. It can be fun to match different shades of the same colour. 

On a personal note, I finished the coursework component of The College of Law on Friday. I still have to officially submit my work experience and a lot of paperwork before I can graduate but the difficult part is over. There are no words to explain how big this is for me and I still can't even believe it is real. I've written so many times about how I always expected to fail at studying law so six years later I still can't believe I was ever capable of anything like this. I am actually going to be admitted as a lawyer very soon. I never planned to enroll in this  graduate law course; after finishing university two years ago I was convinced I'd done enough study to last a life time. However, in a small window of opportunity of about a month when I actually felt surprisingly positive about life, I made the decision to enroll. I'm lucky because shortly after I resorted to my usual negative way of thinking; if I hadn't made the decision when I did I never would have gone to The College of Law. The most difficult aspect of the course, in addition to studying while having a full time job, was dealing with the fact that my depression returned to an unprecedented level. Without saying too much, I did write in detail about this topic a couple of months ago, the sadness and exhaustion destroys me so much I spend every moment I'm not at work lying in bed. Trying to cope with the demands of study was beyond what I can explain. My life feels like it's been put on hold and now college is over I hope I can concentrate on other aspects of my life. I can't believe all my time outside work will now be free time. WOW!
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Colorful Geo A-line Dress c/o OASAP
Stylish Shoulder Bag in Lavender c/o OASAP
Guess Flats
Alannah Hill Baby, Baby Chips and Gravy Cardigan

Linking to: Manic Monday, On the Daily Express, What I Woe Wednesday, Whatcha Wearing Wednesday  

Friday, August 22, 2014

Tidebuy

Hi everyone. Today I wanted to introduce you to Tidebuy, the newest sponsor of my blog. I discovered the website this week and have found some very pretty clothes, shoes and accessories. My greatest discovery was finding that they sell the beautiful butterfly heels that I posted on my last wishlist here. The range of bags and heels impresses me the most so I've put together a collection of my favourites. 

Tidebuy Favourite Shoes& Bags

You can check out Tidebuy here.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Outfit

A number of you have asked to see how I styled my rather exciting kitty cat skirt which I recently posted here. So this weekend, in between the rain and the masses of assignments I have to complete (tax law, does anyone feel my pain?), I was able to quickly take some pictures. In terms of the styling options, this skirt is a dream. I just love how I can pick up any of the colours in the picture frames and transition it in to the top. At the moment I favour blue because it's less of an obvious choice than red or black and I have so many blue pieces from Alannah Hill. This particular cardigan reminds me of the Fiorucci angel tops we used to wear in the 1990s? The bow reminds me of the angel wings. Does anyone else remember them? What is there not to love about a skirt that's covered by pretty kittys. As a cat lover, I'm always searching for unique and fun cat pieces. The frame details add a lot to an already completely adorable design. I love how the white cat reminds me of my pretty kitty Juliette Princess Miracle and I adore how the tabby cat reminds me of my gorgeous Puss who was my kitty for most of my life growing up. It's nice when clothes have such lovely memories attached. Also, I can't believe I haven't styled my golden flats on my blog before. I wear them frequently and they are Marc by Marc Jacobs. Ever since I received my Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse flats as a gift last year which I posted here  I've loved Marc by Marc Jacobs flats of all varieties. Not only do they look amazing, they are the most comfortable shoes. I've bought two pairs since and both at very reasonable prices; if you search hard enough there are some good prices. There is also something very special about golden shoes. I'm always drawn to golden pieces but wish there were more of them around. No work for me this week. I have a week of exams and assessments which is much worse. I don't like my chances of passing them all either because, due to many reasons such as no motivation and the fact that I'm always at work and have no time, I don't feel prepared. We will see what happens.

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Bea and Dot Pretty as a Purr-trait Skirt
Marc by Marc Jacobs Gold Flats
Alannah Hill Hold Me Down Bag
Alannah Hill Cardigan

Linking to: Fashion Item Friday, What I Wore Wednesday, Manic Monday, On the Daily ExpressHow I Summer

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Favourites

Hi everyone! Just a quick post to show you a few of my favourites at the moment. How I adore clothes, shoes and handbags (and of course disco ball clocks)

Current Loves

Photos from Alannah Hill, Modcloth, House of Holland, Christopher Kane

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Makeup Look

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Hi everyone! Lately I've taken more of an interest in makeup in addition to my love for clothes. Although I wear a lot of makeup, I've never been particularly interested in it because I'm not very good and I don't use a great variety of products. However, my love is starting to grow given that I've purchased a couple of amazing products recently. In particular the discovery of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo gel eye shadow has made make up increasingly enjoyable. for me I've wanted to write about this product for awhile now and now seems like the right opportunity given that this is a post about makeup. I've always loved eyeshadow but have very limited skills when it comes to its application. I've been so frustrated with powder eye shadows due to their limited durability; I hate it how I have to apply so much to get a vibrant colour and I'm always annoyed how its practically disappeared by lunch time. As a result I decided to try gel eye shadow and it is perfect. I never want to return to the powder variety. This particular Maybelline product stays on so well. It claims to last for 24 hours and I can definitely say that's true. I was very bad and slept in it (I was so tired one night after work I fell asleep before taking it off) and the next morning it still looked as intense as the day before. It's very easy to apply with a good consistency. I have this product in six different colours now but so far it's only the gold and silver I use frequently. 

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I'm sure I'll grow to like the others after experimenting a little more. It's interesting because the purple and blue (which is a really fun and vibrant shade) appear to have a different consistency and don't stay on as well.  They appear creamier and lighter, if that makes sense. I went a little crazy purchasing these products. I often find myself in Priceline during lunch time on a work day so that's how all the damage was done. After years and years of eye shadow disasters my new product is amazing. I can happily say that this product, in combination with  the new lip products which I posted here, give me so many more makeup opinion. For years I used to wear random assortments of eye shadow and red lip stick each day. While red lip stick is certainly still my absolute favourite, I'm having such fun combining my new eye shadows with my new lip colours. Apart from that I like to keep my mascara, blush and face powder consistent. I like to break some of the traditional makeup rules and wear eyeshadow, vibrant lips and blush all at the same time because that's just me!

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The products I've used are:
-Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eye Shadow in Bold Gold
-Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black
-Savvy DB Ultra Matte Lip Colour in Icon
-By Terry Growth Booster Mascara
-Clinique Almost Powder Makeup in Fair
-Clinique Blushing Powder Blush in Precious Posy


I'm wearing:
-Hello Sailor Spot Top from Kitten D'Amour

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Outfit

This is my favourite and most worn dress at the moment; it's the High Socie-tea Dress in Macaron which I showed you in my recent haul posted here. I'm so pleased to finally own this dress after admiring it for so many months. I can't believe it came on sale for only $38 in the Modcloth 70% sale; no wonder it has completely sold out. I know a number of bloggers who own this dress and I adore how it makes me feel even more a part of this wonderful community. I love the pattern and the beautiful rainbow design. It means I could pair it with pretty much any of my cardigans; there can never be too much colour. I'm not too sure why I went for a red cardigan this time given that red isn't exactly the predominant shade in the dress. I like how the red makes such a statement but I hope it doesn't dominate or cover up the pattern too much.  In the summer time I'd like to wear it without a cardigan and with just my yellow heels. This dress is by Bea and Dot which is definitely my favourite brand sold on Modcloth; I always keep an eye out for their pieces. It has the sweetest and most unique prints. I also love the quality and this dress is no exception; I'm always very pleased when a dress is fully lined. The only issue I had was the length. This is supposed to be more of a midi length but I've said a couple of times now that such design just doesn't suit me. I got the dress hemmed but it came up still much longer than I expected. It's definitely the longest dress I own. I was thinking of getting it adjusted again but actually I don't mind the slightly longer length; making it too short would detract from the shape. I've also been using my fan clutch bag from Forever New. I've had it for two years but probably haven't used it since at least last year; I always forget I have it. Don't you just love rediscovering old favourites?

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Modcloth Bea and Dot High Socie-tea Dress in Macaron
Forever New Fan Clutch
Alannah Hill You Gossip Cardigan
Florsheim Peta Red Velvet Heels 

Linking to: Inspiring Wednesday, Fashion Item Friday, Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday, What I Wore Wednesday, More Pieces of Me, On the Daily Express 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Current Loves

Stylish Plus Autumn Stiletto Heels
These pretty butterfly shoes appeared on my facebook news feed recently and I instantly fell in love. They also come in another version which is purple combined with a blue and yellow butterfly. Both colours are beautiful. I haven't seen butterfly shoes before so I was very impressed with the whole concept. I often wish there were more butterfly themed fashion items around so these would suit my desire perfectly.

Peter Pan Collared Dottie Sun Dress in Yellow
I recently discovered the site Le Bomb Shop and it's my new favourite. It is the ultimate destination for polka dot dresses and there are many other sweet prints too such as cherries, hearts, polka dots, stripes and tartan. The prices seem very reasonable so I can definitely see myself placing an order in the near future. My favourite is the dress below. My love for yellow is always increasing and I am yet to own a polka dot yellow dress. I am also drawn to pieces with peter pan collars because they are super adorable and add so much to a look. So the combination of yellow, polka dots and peter pan collar is the perfect dress for me.

Housecat Coaster Set
Ever since I purchased my planet plate set from Modcloth which I posted here, I've paid more attention to the home decor section of their website. There are so many fun and creative pieces that would look amazing in the house. These cat coasters are a favourite because I love kitty cats so very much.  There's not much more to say than that!

I'm Off With The Fairies Cardigan
I actually have this cardigan in mint green but I've always wished I had it in pink too. When I bought it I couldn't decided which colour to get but for some reason I'm always drawn to cardigans in green which has resulted in me having an excess of green cardigans. Now I really want it in pink, it's a really lovely quality piece too. There definitely is a recurring theme of polka dots in this post. Over the last couple of months I haven't purchased as many Alannah Hill pieces as usual; there just haven't been many pieces which have really impressed me. That's probably a good thing for my bank account. 

Picnic Person Dress
I am so incredibly sad that I missed out on this dress in my size in the current Modcloth 70% off sale.  The dresses always sell out so fast. I will be keeping an eye out in case any others miraculously become available. The watermelon collar is the best idea ever, I've never seen anything like it. When mixed with the black and white gingham, it creates a seriously cool combination. This is a Bea and Dot dress which is fast becoming my favourite brand sold on Modcloth. It's one of the only labels I've ordered with which I've been completely satisfied.  The designs are so creative and the quality is excellent. I hope that soon I'll be able to show you how I style the Bea and Dot dresses from my new in' post here. I just wish I could add this watermelon inspired dress to my collection.

Little Red Riding Hood Dress
My greatest fashion discovery this year has been Bonne Chance Collections. The prints are a dream and, coupled with the bows and peter pan collar, they are the most perfectly adorable dresses. The particular dress is covered in little red riding hoods. What an amazing idea! I also noticed many new arrivals on the website including a bambi dress and a bunny rabbit dress. My only issue with Bonne Chance Collections dresses is that they run large but the prints make it worth it and some designs are now being made in an extra small. I have one Bonne Chance Collections dress which I posted here and I would love to add more to my wardrobe. 


De Ja Vu It's True Wallet 
I really need a new wallet because my current one is falling apart. I'm not sure exactly which one but I do like the wallet below because of the pretty design and the shiny material. It's very, beautiful and classy. I find wallets frustrating because they never have enough card holders, am I the only person has that issue? I usually like Guess wallets but there aren't any I like right now in Guess. I definitely favour this one from Alannah Hill.
 

What's on your wishlist right now?