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Monday, February 28, 2011

Item of the Week 001

I have decided to introduce a feature to my blog which will be called: Item of the Week. This is where I will showcase some of my items that are important and special to me. I will start off this series with my silver locket.

Almost a year ago, for my 21st birthday, Rydog bought me a beautiful silver locket from an antique store. I had wanted a locket for a long time so I could fill it with photographs of those who are important to me. It was the perfect birthday present and it immediately became very special to me. This particular locket was the most beautiful I had ever seen. It was so shiny, a pretty heart shape, I loved the solid shape and size and the unique four way fold out in the middle was stunning. I wore this locket with so many outfits such as here and here. I confess that a few months ago my beautiful locket was misplaced. I think it fell off when I was out because the clasp on the chain was loose. I was very upset about this and annoyed at myself for not taking better care of such a very beautiful piece of jewellery. I went back to the store where it was bought in an attempt to replace it but without success. I also looked on ebay for a similar locket but nothing was as good as my previous locket. I had given up hope of ever getting my locket back. However, last Friday Rydog bought me a replacement locket and it was the identical piece from the exact same store. The shop must have received another order of the lockets. I couldn't believe it and it was one of the best surprises I have ever had. It was very sweet of Rydog to do this for me because the locket meant so much to me. This locket has a lot of value and I will treasure it even more from now on.

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I have a gorgeous item that I cannot wait to show in the next installment of Item of the Week. I am very much looking forward to the Academy Awards today and I'm sure that will be the subject of my next post.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Hair Accessories + Random Picture

Hello everyone, how is your week? This week was my first week back at university and I am still trying to comprehend where the last three months went. I haven't done much work yet so in some ways it feels as though I am still on holidays but I know this won't last for much longer. My subjects have started off slowly since some of the textbooks are still out of stock at the bookshop and some of the online lectures and readings have not yet been released. I am surprised by this because usually I have a lot of work right from the start but I am certainly not complaining. I know it will get harder soon because I am a fourth year law student now.

This picture was taken around the middle of last year but I never posted it. For some reason I really like it and I also like the hairstyle I had there. That style is the one part of long hair that I miss.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Grammy Awards 2011

I know the Grammy Awards were a little while ago now but I still like to cover all the red carpet events so I thought I would still post my best and worst dressed list. There have certainly been a lot of red carpet events lately. I didn't find many outstanding outfits at the Grammy Awards but there were a few that I liked. I certainly easn't as impressed as I was with the Screen Actors Guild Awards but I have fairly specific taste when it comes to outfits for the red carpet.

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-It should come as no suprise that La Michele is in the best dressed list once again. I don't think I have seen a red carpet look from her that I have not liked and hers was my favourite of the Grammy Awards this year. I love the black lace, the detailing and rouching of the sleeves and the neckline. This is a very flattering dress on her and I also love her hair at the moment. The only part I didn't like was the shoes which I thought were too chunky but this is a minor detail.
-Selena Gomez looked very classy and chic in this stunning dress. The colour of her dress is most beautiful and the stunning shade really makes a statement. I also like the top of the dress and how it sits on the shoulders. Her hair, makeup and jewellery are beautiful and she looks so incredibly pretty.
-I much prefer Kelly Osbourne's recent image and her dress is a refreshing change to what is usually seen on the red carpet. The colour and violet shade are beautiful, I love the texture and the detailing of the darker coloured bow. This is a very sweet and adorable look and I think it's good to see Kelly in this type of dress.

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-I think that Julianne Hough's colourful and beautifully designed maxi dress is a standout. It is different from many of the block coloured gowns that are seen regularly on the red carpet. I love the cut and the neckline and the pink and purple are pretty.
-It is not very often that Nicole Kidman is in my best dressed list but I was much more impressed by her look here. It was a refreshing to see a change from her black or nude toned dresses that are normally seen on the red carpet. I am not absolutely amazed by the dress but I do think it was successful with the colours and the strapless design and the ruffles. I think her hair looked incredibly beautiful and it is such a gorgeous colour.
-As I have explained recently I have been very impressed by Dianna Agron's red carpet looks lately so it should come as no surprise that she is in the best dressed list again. This isn't my favourite of her looks and I like her last two gowns better. I would have liked it better if she wore more statement shoes and maybe different jewellery but sometimes nothing beats a classic black dress. The dress is very stylish and chic.

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-OMG Rihanna, I just don't know what to say, this is unbelievable. It is obviously far too revealing and I can't comprehend why she would turn up to the Grammy Awards in this. I was so shocked when I saw this. It is very sad for me to see Rihanna in such a bad dress because I used to love her so much. She is one of my favourite singers but I liked her much more around the time she released Good Girl Gone Bad.
-I don't usually like Ciara's looks either and I don't think this dress is at all flattering. I don't really like the pattern and it is revealing in all the wrong places. I think the slit at the front is unfattering and I strongly dislike the shoes.
-For me, this is another OMG look. I cannot believe that Nicki Minaj would come to the Grammy Awards in full leopard print and the bright lipstick is not tasteful either. It seems to me that it is more of a costume. There is nothing I like about this look.

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-Jennifer Lopez's dress is far too short and the combination of the revealing dress and the super high heels are distasteful in my opinion. A sparkly dress could have been stylish but not in this form. The hair extensions look unnatural and ungroomed.
-Hayley Williams, in my opinion, seems costume like and unsophisticated and I don't like the combination of all the black with the pink skirt part. I dislike the see through part in the middle and it is just a comination of too many different styles.
-I love LeAnn Rimes as a singer but not her look here. I don't like the colour or the style of the dress and her face looks so unnatural. She looks too thin here especially since her head looks extremely large.

So what do you think? What were your favourite and least favourite looks?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Outfit

Today was an enjoyable day for me and, since Rydog had the day off from work, we decided to visit the park, go shopping and watch a movie. It was colder than usual for this time of year so I decided to wear my new Alannah Hill cardigan. I love the design of this cardigan and it feels so comfortable to wear. I also recently bought this Cinderella carriage necklace on ebay and I have been wearing it frequently ever since.

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I am returning to university next Monday and, like always, I cannot believe how fast the holidays have gone. I'm going back to university rather than finding a job with just my commerce degree and I wish I had been more proactive during the holidays so I had more options rather than feeling like I had to go back. Like always I avoided the situation as long as possible but someone recently told me that avoiding the situation and not making a decision is actually making a decision anyway. I am going to try and make the most of this situation and try and view it as working towards what I want in the future. It is good to know that even if I don't do so well in my next two years of study I at least have completed my commerce degree and no one can ever take that away from me. It feels as though I certainly have not used the holidays to their full potential and I feel bad for that. I wish I had known three months ago what I know now but that's life and I obviously cannot control how fast time goes! I hope it will be forward for me from here on.

This semester I am studying Local Government and Planning Law, Health Law and Ethics and Trade Practices Law.

Thank you for such helpful and supportive comments on my last post, it meant a lot to me.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Juliette

Here are some of the latest pictures of my beautiful kitten Juliette. I love her so much!

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Juliette with her brother Kalvin and her sister Tiffany

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Juliette with her brother Kalvin

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Rydog also loves Juliette!

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I hope you are having an enjoyable week.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Avoca Beach

On Friday I went to Avoca Beach for the afternoon. Avoca Beach is a coastal suburb on the Central Coast north of Sydney and is a popular destination for Sydney siders since it isn't too far up the freeway. It was a lovely warm and sunny day and I was able to take many reasonable quality photos with my Iphone. The trip brought back many memories of when I was a child and I would visit the Central Coast beaches with my Nana would lived on the coast for almost of the time that I knew her. I don't visit the beach particularly often but I like to go at least a couple of times every summer.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011

I love posting about award ceremonies and red carpet events so I'm very pleased to have the chance to write about the Screen Actors Guild Awards so soon after the Golden Globe awards. Here are some of my favourite and least favourite looks. There were so many dresses that I adored from this event. I always love Lea Michele's looks and lately I have been very impressed by Hailee Stenfield and Dianna Agron.

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-I have been very impressed by Hailee Stenfield's red carpet looks lately and I think that both her look for the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards were flawless. She brings such a young, fresh and fun style and looks elegant and classy at the same time. I adore the bold colours and the shape of her dress. I can't wait to see further looks from her.
-Lea Michele is always my favourite on the red carpet and I have posted about four of her previous looks in the best dressed list. This elegant and classy sparkly dress suits her perfectly and shows off her figure in the best possible way. The belt adds a touch of glam and the shoes fit in perfectly.
-Mila Kunis certainly backed up her fashion success from the Golden Globes with a gorgeous gown her at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Red is a fabulous colour on her and I love the pattern, style and belt of the dress. The accessories especially the bag match very well. Her hair looks beautiful in the loose curls.


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-I have also been very impressed by Dianna Agron's red carpet looks lately and her elegant and classic gowns are starting to stand out to me. I adore this classy colour, the bow and the detailing. I also love the length and the opportunity to show off the shoes and the 1950s vintage inspiration since this is my favourite decade for fashion. I am also looking forward to seeing future looks from her.
-Eva Longoria looks very elegant and glamous here and I much prefer this gown to her last red carpet look. I adore the colour and the style at the top of the dress reveals exactly the right amount to be regarded as highly classy rather than too exposed. I love the length (without a train) the slight detailing near the waist and the accessories. She aced it here.
-This is the first time that I can remember where I have liked Tina Fey's red carpet look. I have wanted to like her gowns in the past but I just haven't been able to. The flower detailing is gorgeous and I especially love how it extends slightly at the top of the dress. It fits perfectly with the fitted bodice and the lovely flowy material cascading to the bottom.

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-Kim Kardashian's dress is a very gorgeous colour and that is what drew my attention to it. Purple is my favourite colour and I have noted a lack of purple dresses on the red carpet recently so it is very refreshing to see this beautiful shade. I love the silver detailing and the one shoulder style.
-January Jones looked very elegant and classy here and I also much prefered this look to her Golden Globe gown. I adore the gold against the black and the pattern is so very pretty. I liked the belt part which breaks up the dress. The style of the dress certainly compliments the vintage vibe that this dress portrays.

-I love the colour and pattern of Claire Danes's dress and it is different to some of the more common looks that are seen on the red carpet. The accents and details of black as with the belt and the frills at the top take this dress to another level of elegance. I think the dress is beautiful.

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-Christina Hendricks looked too dark and scary in this outfit and the style appeared too heavy and bulky. I didn't like the split in the front or the long sleeves. It just seemed completely wrong to me.
-Winona Ryder's look has been widely discussed as the worst and her well known deer in head lights facial expression. I agree and I didn't like the wedding dress look because it was not appropriate for the occassion.

-I'm not usually a fan of Nicole Kidman's looks at red carpet events and this was no exception. I thought the all black look was a little plain and the lace and cut outs were not in the most flattering or stylish places. It was just not my style at all.


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I wanted to point out that these two girls- Kiernan Shipka and Ariel Winter are so adorable and in my opinion are probably the best dressed along with Hailee Stenfield. I love the colours, sweet bows and gorgeous shoes. They look so beautiful, what pretty girls. I really want dresses and shoes like this style.

So what do you think? What were your favourite and least favourite looks?