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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Current Loves

Daisy print has become so popular in the blog world in recent times so I know I'm not the only one who loves daisies. I wish I had more daisy print so this would be the perfect addition to my wardrobe. Daisies are so adorable, sweet and beautiful; a daisy bag would look so lovely with my printed dresses. For some reason daisy print reminds me of carefree summer days and scenic locations. so it's nice when a piece provides positive connotations. This website has a number of pretty little bags.


I am so in love with these shoes and I've had my eye on them for a number of weeks now. I just wish they'd come on sale. They also come in both teal and black. My first thought when I spotted them was that they would have made the perfect shoes for my wedding. The theme for my wedding was purple and, two years ago, we had such difficulty finding purple shoes for the bridesmaids. In the end I went for black shoes with  diamante heels. Regardless, I still have so many reasons for these shoes in my life. 

I mentioned this dress in my post last week but, since it's my absolute favourite dress in the whole world right now, it definitely deserves to be in another post. This dress is so unique, classy, vintage and beautiful; it's a real treasure. I tried it on in the Kitten D'Amour shop in the city recently and instantly fell in love. I am saving up the money to buy it because it is too special to pass up.

Kitten D'Amour God Save the Kitten Cardigan
Following on from my currently love for Kitten D'Amour, this grape cardigan is right at the top of my choices. I have this cardigan, in a different colour scheme, from many years ago which I posted here. I've had so much use from the versatile classy piece and I know the grape version would be no exception.  The lace, velvet trim and bows are super adorable; the colour is very rich and special.
Nasty Girl Shelling Out Bag 
I adore the holograhic trend and I'm still yet to add any pieces to my collection. This is the perfect accessory; it's such a pretty,sweet and adorable bag. I love the sparkly rainbow elements and the beautiful shell design; it reminds me of a magical mermaid It would look especially perfect with a summer dress. I particularly have a white dress in mind to pair with this little bag.

Air of Adorable Dress
I posted another hot air balloon printed dress from Modcloth in my previous wishlist here so it's definitely one of my favourites right now. I like this particular one even better; the hot air balloons even have faces on them- best idea ever. The print is so adorable, special and incredibly happy; I love all the colours against the dreamy and magical pale blue sky. This is totally my style and would really brighten up the day.


 I don't wear a lot of black but I fell in love with this cardigan the moment I saw it. It also comes in white and a very unique shade of olive green. I love the bow detailing and the sparkly buttons, as is always the case with Alannah Hill cardigans. I especially love this cardigan because it looks so warm and cosy; it's primarily made from angora. It's freezing leaving for work in the morning so that's another reason why this cardigan has so much appeal.

What's on your wishlist right now?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Outfit

Hi everyone. As I mentioned in my last post this is my new Hello Sailor top from Kitten D'Amour. I've loved nautical and sailor inspired outfits for an extremely long time; I posted many nautical outfits in the early days of my blog. It has a vintage element and never really goes out of style. I love the lace, polka dots and the frill detailing on the sleeves. My favourite detail is probably the red velvet trim because it is so sweet and super adorable. I can't wait to style this top with a wide range of pieces. The obvious choice to pair with such a nautical inspired top is a red pencil skirt. I love how the lace detailing on the skirt matches the lace on the top and I like how a pencil skirt  has a pin up vibe. I've had this skirt for ages and I am surprised I haven't shown it on my blog before. I love rediscovering pieces that I've had for ages. I also own this skirt in green which I should totally wear again soon. I went for polka dots shoes because a double dose of polka dots seemed like a fun idea. There can never be enough, right? I decided to go for a less conventional shade of blue with the bag for a pop of colour. I adore this bag at the moment. 

"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."

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Kitten D'Amour Hello Sailor Spot Top
Modcloth Lacy Luck Skirt
Florsheim Rhoda Kitten Heels
Alannah Hill Hold Me Down Handbag

Linking to: Fashion Item Friday, Favourite Fashion Friday, Style Elixir, What I Wore Wednesday, Whatcha Wearing Wednesday, More Pieces of Me, On the Daily Express

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Kitten D'Amour Collection

Yesterday I had a meeting in the city and wasn't due at work for awhile so I decided to fit in some sneaky shopping. I very rarely go into the Sydney CBD so I thought it would be a good opportunity to check out the relatively new Kitten D'Amour shop. I first discovered Kitten D'Amour a number of years ago while on holidays in Queensland. I'd never seen anything like it before; the designs were simply exquisite and out of this world. I seriously wanted to own the whole shop. My mother in law kindly bought me two beautiful pieces and I still wear them frequently to this day. You can see my post on that outfit here. That holiday reminds me of happier times; my mother in law used to be my best friend and now the relationship has completely broken down. It breaks my heart every day and is a huge part of why I've felt so depressed in recent times. Anyway, back to the shopping. Since then I've loved Kitten D'Amour and maintained a moderate interest in their website but they never had a store in Sydney...and now they do! I love so much about the clothes; one of my favourite random aspects is the fact they use beautiful velvet ribbon on just about everything. I made one purchase which is the top featured in the first picture. I wanted to buy more but to be honest the pieces are rather expensive. The top I bought was 50% off so they do have some good sales. Here are  few of my favourite looks from the current collection. I notice some of the pictures were taken around Sydney city; it's cool to be able to recognise the locations in a photoshoot.



My absolute favourite is this piece here, the High Society Opera Dress. I tried it on in the store today and fell in love. It is my dream dress; so unique, a class of its own and the most beautiful I've seen. I didn't have the money but I will be saving up and returning for this treasure.

Check out the Kitten D'Amour website

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Instagram

Hi everyone. Just a quick post today to show you my latest instagram photos. MyInstagram is Chelsea Miracle

1. with my Juliette Princess Miracle dressed up to go to a 1950s party. I had my hair curled for a change (a complete one off because I felt so self conscious with my hair down). 2. with Charlotte the guinea pig. 3. easter chocolates, white chocolate bunnies are my favourite. 4. my two beautiful ragdolls. 5. I bought a panda umbrella a number of weeks ago and was waiting for ages for it to rain. 6. bought another set of babushka dolls. 7. my first piece from Bonne Chance Collections, love how they wrap everything like a gift. 8. so random, I woke up one day with a natural curl. 9. my friend and I wore matching outfits to work for a week. This was orange Tuesday. 10. just a day at work. 11. Juliette Princess Miracle and Rydog. I love these two together. 12. bargain. $10 shoes from Target




Friday, June 13, 2014

Outfit

This is my first ever dress from Bonne Chance Collections; I discovered this amazing website a few weeks ago and posted about it here. It has the most adorable, beautiful and sweet dresses I've ever seen; the designs are so special and like those from my dreams. I wish I could build up the whole collection of unicorns, kittens, strawberries and stars. This particular dress has the print of little shoes, handbags and hat boxes. I love it so much! The dress runs a little large and doesn't come in an extra small so I'm more comfortable wearing a cardigan over the top since the dress isn't particularly tight fitting. That works well in the winter time anyway. I had the desire to wear my heart print cardigan; I haven't worn it in ages. It's so fun and happy to wear. I adore the heart print buttons too. I often don't know what to wear it with but, like I did with this look, I'm going to create more outfits involving pattern mixing. The cardigan is also the perfect match to my Marc by Marc Jacobs flats. Ever since I receive my Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse flats as a gift last year which I posted here I've been completely in love with Marc by Marc Jacobs flats of all varieties. Not only do they look amazing, they are the most comfortable shoes ever. I've bought two pairs since and both at very reasonable prices; if you search hard enough there are some great deals out there. The unicorn bag adds to the girly, pretty and adorable theme. 

It's so great to be back at work this week. I feel much more comfortable there than at college. I'm very busy at work at the moment, I've been given some extra responsibilities which is a great opportunity. But it's exceedingly hard to balance law college and full time work which is why I keep wishing for college to end. Although there have been some challenging and not so positive times at work, this job has overall been the best thing to ever happen to me. I am so grateful for how much of a life it gave me when I literally felt like there was no other point to life. On another note, at work we have a world cup draw and I have been assigned The Netherlands as my team. I haven't ever watched much of the world cup in past years but this time I'll probably take a moderate interest since he have this fun game at work. I need The Netherlands to win some games so I can get prices at work!

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Bonne Chance Collections The Little Traveler Dress
Marc by Marc Jacobs Flats
Irregular Choice Magic Pony Bag/ Modcloth Mind, Body and Carousel Bag
Alannah Hill My Smiling Anger Cardigan 

Linking to: Cute and Little, More Pieces of Me, On the Daily Express 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Outfit

Hi everyone! As you can see I ended up purchasing the shoes from the wishlist in my last post. I had my eye on them for so long and, given the amazing sale (& the fact that I already owned the matching handbag), I couldn't resist. I seriously have such a problem with spending money. I truly feel I'll never get anywhere in life because I cannot seem to get it under control. For now, I'll just enjoy the shoes. I've never had a matching shoes and handbag set so it's pretty exciting. They are both so dainty and adorable; most definitely my style. Ever since Alannah Hill released a number of duck egg blue pieces last winter, I've been obsessed with all shades of light and medium blue. The shoes and handbag are such a beautiful unique shade; I've never seen such items in this exact colour before. When deciding what to style them with, my Bernie Dexter dress jumped out at me. I love the way the blue accessories highlight the blue on the dress. I first posted this dress here when I attended the races last year. It has remained one of my favourites and most worn dresses. I love wearing it to work to brighten up the day. It's actually quite versatile given the numerous amount of cardigan combinations. Also, as I said at the time, I know many bloggers own this dress and that makes me feel part of the club. It's so nice to have such a beautiful dress which reminds me of my friends from around the world. I finally had the chance to use my panda umbrella for the first time last week. I'd never wanted it to rain so much; I'd been waiting so many weeks. There should be rain this week so I will have more opportunities to show off my exciting panda.

I'm returning to work tomorrow after an absence of ten days. I was at college last week so had to take the time off work. I've never had such a long break from work; it feels like I've missed so much. College was very difficult; it was even more challenging and out of my comfort zone than I expected. It was stressful and a lot of work. The week mainly compromised of oral style assessments such as client interviews, oral exams and mock court cases. As the most shy and insecure person ever I cannot even explain what it took for me to get through it. My anxiety was at maximum levels again.  I'm pleased with myself for getting this far and am so relieved it's over. However, I'm worried for the next on site week in a couple of months and cannot wait for the course to be over. I mainly just find it so demanding with a full time job; so frequently I'm scared I just won't be able to cope any more. Stay focused until 22 August, I just hope it's worth it.

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Alannah Hill Hold Me Down Bag
Alannah Hill Today I'm Not Myself Flats
Alannah Hill My Great Mistake Cardigan
Modcloth Panda-monium Umbrella
Bernie Dexter via Modcloth Scene and Believed Dress

Linking to: Spring Must Haves, More Pieces of Me, On the Daily Express, Color Brigade, What I Wore Wednesday

Friday, June 6, 2014

Current Loves

 When the Planets A-Dine Plate Set
In the number one position on my wishlist at the moment is undoubtedly these planet plates from Modcloth. I've loved them for ages, ever since I saw them in the coming soon section on Modcloth. What's great is that my husband loves them too so that's even more of an excuse to spend money. They would look so amazing in the house. As soon as I next get paid I will be buying these and I can't wait.




Modcloth Haute Air Balloon Dress
I discovered this dress when my friend Jamie from Petite Panoply posted it on her blog recently. It immediately formed part of my wishlist too. I love how fun, colourful, dreamy, magical and adorable the print is. I have never seen a hot air balloon printed dress before so I think it's very special and unique.  I hope this dress somehow makes its way into my wardrobe.


I came across Bait Footwear recently; I'm so in love with the vintage style heels and wish I could get my hands on some. I always find it extremely difficult to locate vintage style shoes and I often believe that's what is missing from my style. It's great how these shoes come in so many different colours. I also love the version with the t-bar straps. However it's this red version that's my absolute favourite.



Modcloth High Socie-tea Dress
I've seen a few bloggers with this dress lately and it makes me love it even more. There are a few dresses which I commonly see in the fashion blogging world such as the Bernie Dexter Wizard of Awesome Dress which I also owen. It makes me feel part of the club. Apart from that I adore the soft colours and the association with macarons. I've also been impressed by a couple of other Bea and Dot pieces so I'm sure this is no exception. 


Alannah Hill Today I'm Not Myself Flat
I've had my eye on these flats for sometime now and, given that there is a sale on Alannah Hill shoes at the moment (more than 50% off for these), I probably will end up buying them. The colour is so unique and beautiful; I don't think I've ever seen this exact shade before. It's such a stand out and I'm drawn to it. I love the silver heel, it is one of my favourite details on shoes at the moment. I also have the matching handbag in the same colour. 


Modcloth My Little Pretty Top
I just love how My Little Pony has made its way into fashion in recent times; My Little Pony tops and dresses are such a fun and happy idea. I adore the childhood memories it evokes. If I had this it would instantly become my new favourite top. I also love the My Little Pony printed dresses which I've seen on ebay but they are somewhat difficult to track down in the correct size!



Alannah Hill Your Lips Burning Mine Gloves
These gloves are super adorable, sweet and pretty. I love the classic colour combination and the series of bows is the stand out feature. They are the best gloves I have ever seen. It's freezing leaving for work at 7.15am at the moment so I'd definitely get a great deal of use from them. As Rebecca Bloomwood said in Confessions of a Shopaholic, gloves are a necessity because it is winter and I have...hands. Please come on sale!


What is on your wishlist at the moment?