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Monday, January 24, 2011

Outfit

Hello everyone, how was your weekend? I had a very busy, eventful and enjoyable weekend. On Saturday Rydog, his family and I attended a 21st birthday party for a friend who Rydog and I went to high school with. It was held at a park which is a very beautiful place to spend an afternoon. I decided to wear my floral playsuit instead of my black playsuit. I bought a couple of playsuits last week and I absolutely love the one which I wore to the party. It makes me wonder why I didn't get into the playsuit trend before now. On Sunday I went to the beach for the first time of this whole summer. It was so much fun and relaxing and I love the people that I went with!

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My life has become complicated again and I need to make a significant life decision very soon. I am so nervous and unsure about what to do because there are so many consequences of each course of action and I just can't choose which one is right. I feel like I am at a cross roads in a certain area of my life and I wish there was a way out of this situation. I can't say more than that right now but it will make more sense later. I'm pleased with myself for placing this issue to one side for the weekend and enjoying the time. If this had happened a couple of months ago I would have continually analysed the situation and felt extreme nerves and anxiety without being able to enjoy the weekend activities. This is some progress I am making by taking one day at a time and trying not to worry about issues so early in advance.

Recently I received awards from the blog Panty Buns. I haven't seen many blog awards around for a couple of months so it is very sweet and lovely to have some awards. Thank you!

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Golden Globes 2011

I have been posting about awards ceremonies and red carpet events for awhile now so I thought that I couldn't let the 2011 Golden Globes pass by without some sort of comment. I have noticed that this is a very popular topic for blog posts at the moment. I really enjoyed the fashion at the Golden Globes this year because there were many beautiful dresses. I ended up watching more of the event on television than I normally have in the past. I was so pleased to see Colin Firth win his award. In short, my favourite look was Natalie Portman and my least favourite look was Helena Bonham Carter. Here is my summary of the best and worst looks of the Golden Globes of 2011.

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-Natalie Portman's look was classy, stylish and stunning. I adored the gorgeous strapless gown and the pretty pink material, it was the perfect shade. I loved the red detailing and accessories against the pink and the rose feature was so beautiful. I didn't think that red and pink would look so good together but they really worked. The cut and fit of the dress was just right. Her look is my absolute favourite of the event.
-I love nude tones for red carpet events and Dianna Agron's look stood out and impressed me. She looked so beautiful in this elegant and classic dress. I adore the length of the dress (without a train), the strapless style and the fit and shape and the shade against her skin tone and hair colour. Her hair is so incredibly beautiful with those loose curles and her makeup is so pretty.
-Hailee Steinfeld's look was chic, fresh and elegant and very age appropriate at the same time. White is a great colour on her and the hint of colour in the accessories was perfect. Her hair is so gorgeous and looks stunning in the long ponytail. I couldn't believe she is only fourteen because she is far more stylish here than many of those with red carpet experience.

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-Scarlett Johansson certainly knew how to dress for this red carpet event. The colour of her dress is beautiful and being a neutral tone it stood out and impressed me. I loved the decorative material and the flowly skirt and pretty butterfly sleeves. The whole look is extremely classic and she looks gorgeous. I also loved her hair which compliemented her look although I overall preferred her lighter hair.
-Mila Kunis demonstrated the popular emerald green which stood out at this year's event. I adore the colour as it is different and very elegant and royal but I didn't like all of the green dresses since there was diversity in the styles. This dress was the right shade of green and I loved the one shoulder detailing and the back of the dress. I have liked Mila Kunis ever since I saw her in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
-Lea Michele is usually on my best dressed list for red carpet events. I love the beautiful pink dress and it stood out again the myriad of black, green, red and nude tones. The detailing and ruffles were very pretty and contributed to a girly and fun look. I would have preferred if it was more symmetrical and didn't extend out to the side so much but it was gorgeous nevertheless.

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-Olivia Wilde looked gorgeous in this sparkly, statement puffy dress. I love this style of dress and it is also the style I want for my wedding dress so naturally it appealed to me and I was very impressed. The colour change from top to bottom is lovely and everything about this princess dress was truly beautiful.
-My love for nude tones for the red carpet is also apparent by the choice to place Carrie Underwood on the best dressed list. She looked so beautiful, classic and elegant in this dress and I loved the strapless style and the fit. I adored the sparkly clutch which complements the look and I overall like her hairstyle apart from the front part which I'm not so sure about.
-Sarah Hyland looked so stylish in this beautiful decorative and flowy coffee coloured dress. I loved the detailing and decoration and the shape of the dress and the colour is a refreshing change from the popular nude, red, green and black of this year's event. I loved her hairstyle too since it was so elegant and pretty.

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-Helena Bonham Carter...oh dear! This outfit is far too extreme, crazy, random and shocking for my liking. It was a mix of so many different styles and a total mess. I absolutely hated the mismatched shoes and in my opinion, it was taking things too far. The outfit would have been improved dramatically if she had worn shoes that were the same colour. I thought this look was so wrong.
- I hated placing Anne Hathaway on the worst dressed list because I usually loved her style and she is one of my favourite actresses but I didn't like this dress at all. I disliked the colour and the long sleeves but I did like the back and it could have been better if it was in a different colour. I didn't like her shape in this dress and I can't even fully explain what I mean, there is just something wrong about it in my opinion.
-Halle Berry looked like she was wearing underwear or sleepwear rather than a red carpet gown and I hated the short and long length combination. I'm not a fan of the shoes either and I just disliked this look in general.

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-In my opinion Heidi Klum's outfit looked more like a beach dress rather than a red carpet look. I disliked the colour combination and the split at the front of the dress. I am not a fan of her shoes either.
-This colour is terrible and especially on Emma Stone as it seemed to wash her out. It was too plain and boring and reminded me of an extra long t-shirt which is certainly not dressy enough for a red carpet event. I know there has been a lot of popularity with this dress though but I am not a fan.
-Jennifer Love Hewitt's dress was just boring and a little dated in my opinion. I disliked the colour, shape and the top detailing part of the dress. I didn't like her hairstyle either.

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-Catherine Zeta Jones's look has been extremely popular and I don't know anyone that has not liked it. I think she looks stunning and the dress is beautiful with the emerald green colour and the fitted and strapless style. The only issue holding me back from placing her in the best dressed list is the texture of the gown and dare I say there is something about it that reminds me of fake grass?
-Again Eva Longoria's look appears to be extremely popular but I actually didn't like it. A black dress is very chic and classy but I disliked the shape of the dress and the way it flowed into a huge round train at the bottom.
-I overall disliked January Jones's look because it was far too revealing and had cut outs in all the wrong places. I completely hated the top part of the dress. The only part of her look holding me back from placing her in the worst dressed list was the bottom of the dress and the beautiful fringed material. This dress could have been so gorgeous if the top was right. I also adored the vibrant red colour.

So what do you think? I'm sure many of you will have differing opinions, probably with Anne Hathaway I predict. What are your favourite and least favourite looks?

On another note, I need your fashion advice. I recently bought my first playsuit and I am planning to wear it to a party on Saturday. It is plain black and I am wondering which accessories and shoes I should wear with it. I am thinking of either silver or black sparkly ballet flats but if you have other suggestions then please tell me. I also need ideas for accessories especially jewellery.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hunter Valley Part 3/Light Show

These are even more photos from my New Years Eve weekend in the Hunter Valley which I wrote about here. While there we attended a Christmas light show at the Hunter Valley Gardens. The display was extensive and extremely impressive, it must have taken ages to set it all up. I loved the Alice in Wonderland section of the gardens but it was difficult to take pictures there because of the lighting. I really enjoyed our trip to the light display at the Hunter Valley Gardens, it was so much fun.

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Have an enjoyable week.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hunter Valley Part 2

These are some more photos from my New Years Eve weekend in the Hunter Valley which I wrote about here. As I mentioned the Hunter Valley is a serious possibility as a destination for my wedding and in particular this chapel at the Hunter Valley Gardens. It was beautiful inside especially the stained glass windows. and now I feel inspired to have a purple colour scheme to fit in with the grapes in the window display. We have decided on a time to get married and that will be in December of 2012.

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So what do you think?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Short Hair

Last week I finally built up the courage to have my hair cut short. I had been wanting to do this for most of last year but I was unsure because it was such a big change since I have never had a short hair style before. Also, the success of this hair cut will depend on how easy it is to maintain and whether or not I can make it straight because my hair is not naturally straight. This hair cut was inspired by Katy Perry, I even took a picture of her to the salon. I love long hair but it wasn't working for me because my hair was very thin and damaged. I am pleased I made this decision and it's good to have a change sometimes. I'm looking forward to experiementing with different hair accessories and the styling of this hair cut.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hunter Valley Part 1/Outfit

I recently returned from a weekend away in the Hunter Valley. The Hunter Valley is known as the wine country and is a rural area north of Sydney. I have been there once before many years ago but this time I enjoyed it a lot more than that time I visited as a child. I am definitely a city girl so often I don't like visiting the country but this time was totally different. I enjoyed being away from city life and temporarily escaping my life in Sydney. All issues seemed so far away. It's interesting because I think the pictures in this post are representative of the stereotypical image of Australia.

This honestly seemed like the fastest few days of my life and I would have done anything to have stayed in the Hunter Valley for longer. I wish I could be there now. While there we visited some vineyards, attended a new years eve dinner, went swimming, visited the Hunter Valley gardens and Christmas light display and played tennis. I loved playing tennis because up until a few years ago I was a competitive tennis player so I think it will always remain my interest. The weather was insanely hot because the Hunter Valley is more inland than Sydney. It reached 40 degrees on all the days and it was the warmest weather I had felt in almost a year. On our last night there we lay under the stars for a few hours. I have never done that before but it was definitely one of the most enjoyable experiences ever. It was so relaxing and beautiful. On the way home my mother in law took us to visit the chapel in the Hunter Valley gardens as a destination for Rydog's and my wedding. It is a real possibility. I will post some pictures soon so you can tell me what you think.

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Here is a short video I made of the Hunter Valley scenery.