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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tidebuy Special Occasion Dresses

I've been very happy with by newest blog sponsor Tidebuy (especially my amazing favourite butterfly shoes which I posted here). I often browse their website for my newest loves. When Tidebuy wished to collaborate again, this time with a focus on special occasion dresses, I certainly had no trouble coming up with a number of pieces that I love. I try and go to a lot of effort with collaborative posts, to be true to my style, so I ensure that these are all pieces I would definitely love to wear myself. On that note, since most of us don't attend a particularly large number of special occasions, why can't dresses this pretty become standard everyday wear; I wish I lived in a world where I could dress like a princess all the time.


Tidebuy Special Occasion Dresses can be found here.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Outfit

As you can see, here is my lovely tartan skirt from Kitten D'Amour. It's one of the pieces, out of my entire wardrobe, that I'm most pleased that  bought. I'd been looking for a tartan skirt for many years and even though it's relatively new I've already worn it many times. I love the pink design and the great quality. The ruffle design is a really sweet finish and makes it the perfect skirt for me. It reminds me of the movie Clueless, although I don't have a matching tartan jacket which I can pair it with. I am also wearing a polka dot shirt which you can't really see from the pictures. It came in the same order which I made from Kitten D'Amour. I often find that pair pieces together in an outfit, that I wouldn't normally, which arrived in the same order. It's probably because I like to try on my new items all at once and then realise I like the way they look together. Since it's still cold here I added a polka dot cardigan. That's how the polka dot and tartan pattern mixing came about. In saying that I can see the first signs of spring because wen I started to take photos in this location only a couple of weeks ago there were no pretty flowers. 

In other news, this week marks exactly one year since I started at my job. The reason I mention this is because I can definitely say it is the  best thing that has ever happened to me. It has given me a life at a time when I felt there wasn't any point to anything. I've never felt such a sense of belonging and fitting in as I do there, I have made really good friends which means a lot to me. So many things have happened which I never thought were possible, I never thought I would be capable of using my law degree or having a career. There have been few things in life I've ever been as enthusiastic about as this job (I even now put it up there with my love for fashion). My positive experiences at work were also the reason why I enrolled in The College of Law. I was never planning to go because I thought I would fail and wasn't good enough. Now a year later I finished my Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from The College of Law, my law degree from university doesn't feel like a waste of time and I'm about to be admitted as a lawyer. There is no better feeling in the world than achieving what you never thought possible. 

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Kitten  D'Amour God Save the Kitten Flip Skirt
Kitten D'Amour God Save the Kitten Blouse in Black
Alannah Hill Cest La Vie Cardigan
Wittner Heels
Prouds Pearls
Stylish Shoulder Bag c/o OASAP

Linking to: Mix It Monday, What I Wore Wednesday, How I Fall, More Pieces of Me, On the Daily Express

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Current Loves

Pinup Melamine Plates
As someone with a major addiction to Coca-Cola (yes it's the first thing I have each morning...very very bad) these plates would be the perfect addition to the house. The vintage inspiration coupled with the Coca-Cola is an ideal combination. The plates say "have a Coke"- sure don't mind if I do. I actually think I will buy them because they are reasonably priced and just too adorable to pass up. 

Forever New 'Kendra' Small Bag
I used to shop at Forever New all the time  but not so much anymore. While I love so many of my older pieces, these days I see too many other people in Forever New clothes- just shows how popular it is in Australia. Regardless, this bag stood out to me. The colours are so pretty and I love the beautiful print; I often wish there were more printed bags around. It's a really girly, lovely and delicate looking bag. It's now on sale too.

Pho Sizzle Threads Candy Star Crop Top and Candy Star Skirt
These next two pieces are extra amazing to me because they are designed by my dear friend Jacqui from the blog Fashion Pho. I was so excited when I first heard that she was starting her own fashion label and I've felt really proud at watching her success. The reason I love her pieces is because they are so fun, colourful and creative; sometimes I feel like these are the designs I have been waiting for in the fashion world. I've said so many times on my blog that I wish there was more star print around. Also recently I've started to love matching separates; they are such an adorable concept. Do I even need to mention how much I love the heart shaped pocket and the heart shaped cut out?  You may remember, from my post here, that Jacqui named one of her initial pieces after me; my namesake Imogen Skirt was such an honour and is very exciting. This star printed skirt incorporates many of the aspects which I admire about the Imogen Skirt too.

B.A.I.T Ione Precious Blue Shoes
I posted about B.A.I.T footwear in one of my previous wishlists and I still adore them so much. I actually prefer the t-bar version I've posted here and this is the most beautiful shade of blue. I don't have many pairs of vintage inspired shoes so I'd love to add these to my shoe collection. This wishlist is rather unintentionally becoming blue inspired. I would love to pair these with the matching set above.

Bonne Chance Collections Up, Up and Away Dress
Another recent love of mine is hot air balloon print (and why not isn't it just the best?!) but I am yet to add any to my collection. This dress is amazing given that it's pink and combined with all things girly. I love the dresses from Bonne Chance Collections and, ever since I bought my first dress from their website which I posted here, I've wished I could own every single piece they've ever made.

Oasap Scenic Print Shoulder Bag
I am starting to build up quite a collection of pieces from OASAP since they are my main blog sponsor. I'm often on their website and this sweet little bag caught my eye. I hope I can get it when I next have credit. The combination of pictures make it such an adorable design. They have a similar version with a picture of a vintage inspired dining room.

Alannah Hill It Is All Blue Skies Dress
I've loved this dress for so long now that I'm surprised it hasn't appeared on my blog before. Although Alannah Hill was my favourite ever store for so many years I don't like quite as many pieces there right now. The style doesn't seem as bold and girly to me with the last couple of seasons. Regardless, I adore this dress as much as I've ever loved Alannah Hill dresses. I sure do adore florals and the blue background is a pretty shade. It looks like a lovely cut and material too. Unfortunately it is well out of my price range so the chances of it making its way into my wardrobe are fairly slim, but I'm allowed to admire it, right?
What is on your wishlist right now?

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Outfit

This week I was excited to wear my comic print dress, which I showed you in my last post, for the first time. I love everything about this dress; not only is the print unique but I adore the collar, the mix of patterns, the attention to detail (buttons on the collar and polka or velvet ribbon trim) and the cut of the dress. I wish more of my dresses were cut like this; I'd buy it in so many different patterns and will definitely keep an eye for if Kitten D'Amour brings it out in future collections. I wore this to work for an offsite meeting so I definitely feel like I stood out. I even found myself reading the speech bubbles on the comic strips during the day. I didn't realise how much of a perfect match these shoes would be to the dress. The colour combination of the heels and the little buttons along the t-bar closely mirror the polka dots on the dress.  I wish I could wear this outfit almost every single day; it's definitely one of my favourites.

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Kitten D'Amour Kiss Me Darling Collar Dress
Pinup Couture via Kitten D'Amour 'The Countess Kitten Shoe in Black and White

Linking to: Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link UpHow I Fall Link Up, Visible Mondays, What I Wore Wednesday,

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Questions

Hi everyone. Recently I've been tagged by a couple of my friends for some blog awards. Thank you Monika and Elsie Bee.




Questions from Elsie Bee at Tips You'll Never Forget

1. Have you ever tried karaoke and, if you did, did you succeed? Yes I have tried karaoke and I find it very fun. I'd like to go there more often. I wouldn't say I'm terrible at it; I'm definitely never the worst in a group. But obviously I'm not exactly great either since I have zero experience with singing.  

2. Have you ever taken truth or dare too far? No. I've only played it a couple of times and nothing particularly eventful happened. I usually choose the truth option.

 3. What's your best and worst memory? Without being too personal and going into excessive detail, one of the worst times of my life was the entire five years I spent at university. There were a number of negatives and I felt depressed for a lot of it. Another bad memory has been getting bullied over and over again throughout my life. Also, frequently battling feeling depressed and anxious. In terms of best memories I have a number from my childhood, basically just feeling happy and carefree the whole time and my parents going to a lot of effort. As an adult I'd say getting married, finishing university two years ago and completing my graduate diploma of legal practice just a few weeks ago. 


4. Do you have siblings  and, if so, how many? Yes I have a sister and she is three years younger than me. 


5. Can you juggle? Definitely not. I have tried but I was terrible at it. I have always thought it was an amazing skill to have, it's so cool and would make a great party trick.

6. Do you do acro, dance or gymnastics? No. But I did dance for many years as a child and enjoyed it very much. I tried ballet and tap dance but particularly liked jazz ballet. I also tried gymnastics for a short time. But things have changed and I don't think I'd like them now.  

7. Who is your bff? My husband, awww how cute. 


8. Do you have any idol , who is it? No I don't. I like different aspects of different people; no one is perfect. 

9. Are you a Belieber? No- I'm too old. Although I did see Justin Bieber in concert once many years ago and there are a couple of songs I like.

10. What is your favourite perfume brand? My favourite is most definitely Marc Jacobs. I have Lola, Oh Lola, Dot, Honey and Daisy and would like to add to my collection. My parents have bought me a number of these for Christmas and my birthdays because they are my thing. I adore the scents but of course the bottles play a large part in my love for Marc Jacobs perfumes. A couple of my other favourites are Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue and Prada Candy. 


11. Have you done the ALS ice bucket challenge? Absolutely not. I think I would die. 



Questions from Monika at Dreamland

1. What is your best characteristic? This sure is starting off with the most difficult question because it's always hard for me to find positive aspects about myself. I usually say things like "good clothes' 'not bad looking' or 'has law degree' but apparently clothes are not really a characteristic of myself. Well that's all I've got for this question. 

2. What is your worst characteristic? Too shy and sensitive, I feel sad frequently and get hurt easily. 

3. What is your favourite clothing item? This is the most difficult question ever. Can I say my wedding dress?! It's a shame I can't wear it more frequently. Other than that I'd say my Kitten D'Amour dresses or my genuine vintage dress from the 1940s. 

4. What is your worst habit? There are many answers I could have given for this question but I'm going to say procrastination. I know many people say this but for me it is extra terrible. From assignments to calling people on the phone to housework to having a healthier diet, it impacts all aspects of my life. 

5. If you could choose one super power what would it be? Invisibility- this would be the best by far. 

6. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? That's a difficult question for me because of my fear of planes which has also developed into panic on any form of transport which travels fast and doesn't stop frequently. It's hard to imagine my life without it. However, if this wasn't a problem I would definitely say the UK. I have wanted to go there for as long as I can remember. I also want to go to New Zealand because, in addition to a number of benefits, it's only a relatively short plane trip from Australia.

7. If you could travel through time, where or when would you go? I'm really not sure, I don't have any particular desire to travel to another time. I'd probably say to a time in the past where it was really different from my current life just to make the most of the opportunity. 
 

8. What is your favourite animal? Cats! This is a very easy question because I adore kitty cats more than words can explain. Puss, who was my cat growing up, was my whole world and I loved her more than words could ever explain. I never thought another cat could meet her standard but my beautiful Juliette Princess Miracle certainly has. 


9. How many languages can you speak fluently? 1- just English! I must say I really admire anyone who can speak multiple languages because it seems so hard to me. 

10. What inspired the name for your blog? Tia Cherie has always been the name I used online for so many years even since I was about twelve years old. I've used it increasingly widely over the years especially whenever I don't know what other name to use. This was the case with my blog. Even if I were to name my blog now I would probably still choose Tia Cherie for that very reason. Tia Cherie came together simply because it was a combination of my favourite names at the time. By the way Cherie, in this case, is pronounced more like Sheree rather than Sherie. 



11. Who is your favourite celebrity? This is also a difficult question because I'm not particularly interested in many celebrities. My favourite was always Taylor Swift because of her fashion/sense of style, I like her music and she is better behaved than a number of other celebrities. Just look at that perfect hair (why did she ever cut it?!) But I am even losing some interest her because celebrities are just  not that relevant to my life. 
 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

New In

Recently I've had a little spending spree in Kitten D'Amour. This is very bad for the bank balance (the clothes aren't exactly cheap) but the clothes are just so adorably perfect. I need to exert some self control; it's very hard given the new store that's just opened! Here are a few of my new pieces (with one more to show you later.)

Kitten D'Amour God Save the Kitten Flip Skirt
I've always loved tartan; I think it takes me back to my childhood of when I owned the most beautiful tartan party dress with a pretty collar and lace details.  Since tartan is often not the most feminine print I like to counter balance that. This skirt achieves that perfectly; I love the pink colour scheme and the ruffle design. I was really happy to get my hands on the skirt. It is now sold out and Kitten D'Amour make such a limited quantity of each piece. I'd also been searching for a tartan skirt for a long time and they can be difficult to find.  This skirt reminds me of Clueless.
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Pinup Couture Heels
I love vintage inspired shoes and I don't have very many so it's great to add these to my collection. I adore the bow, the t-bar design and the little buttons. The leopard print lining is really cool too. I think the heel height will make them comfortable; much lower than my other heels. My one issue is that they look slightly plastic like and definitely cheaper than they actually were. That's ok- the black and white design will make them very versatile.
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Kitten D'Amour Kiss Me Darling Collar Dress
I am always on the lookout for unique prints so this is the ultimate dress for me which I just could not pass up. The comic strip is a vintage and romantic scene; the speech bubbles say things such as "what time does Kitten D'Amour open?", "I can't believe I'm kissing the man of my dreams" and "I'll love him forever." I love the combination of this unique print with polka dots and the ribbon trim. I adore how Kitten D'Amour uses velvet ribbon trim on so many of their products. This is the most incredible dress ever and I can't wait to wear it. 2014-09-13 22.45.47

What are your newest pieces? 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Outfit

I’m very used to receiving comments on my outfits but with these shoes I was incredibly surprised by the overwhelming number of attention they attracted. I know they are amazing and very bold but they literally sparked a conversation with everyone I came into contact with.  I love wearing them to work- I take it these aren’t exactly standard for an office? I received these exciting shoes courtesy of Tidebuy. I’ve had my eye on these butterfly shoes for many weeks now and felt extremely lucky when I was offered a collaboration with a site which had these exact shoes. They are so perfect and I can definitely say they are my favourite shoes I’ve ever owned in my whole life. The butterfly design and the colour scheme are very unique; I was even asked if they were custom made. These shoes also come in white, yellow and black which I also liked but I simply could not resist the statement colour scheme of purple, yellow and blue. The butterfly is so beautiful and bold; I absolutely adore these shoes in every possible way. I took these outfit pictures this morning before work which was a new experience for me. It’s a good way to fit it in since I usually have to get especially dressed up for it on Sunday and that requires effort. In the rush this morning I randomly paired two green lace pieces together and I like the effect. On another note I have officially finished my course- a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at The College of Law. I’ve mentioned it in a few posts previously but I didn’t want to say too much until I had confirmation of passing all subjects. I was so convinced that I would fail something and it wouldn’t all be real. Now I am in the process of applying for admission as a lawyer. Wow. This is crazy. How is someone like me, who has always felt like a complete failure, able to achieve this.



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Stiletto Butterfly Heels c/o Tidebuy
Portmans Lace Dress
Alannah Hill Having Said That Cardigan

Linking to: Fashion Item Friday, More Pieces of Me, On the Daily Express, What I Wore Wednesday, HowIFall

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Polka Dot Outfits

Hi everyone. Just a quick post to show you my polka dot outfits. Polka dots, in addition to florals, are most definitely my favourite print and have been for as long as I can remember. I love the vintage element and am always drawn to this print. I even wore it for my university graduation last year. It can be fun to go through the archives of a blog every once in a while and create these posts.  


What are your most loved prints?