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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Outfit

P1170702I have another pattern mixing outfit to show you today. There hasn't been much variety in my posts lately but I've been really busy and outfit posts are often the fastest to create. I also love fashion more than makeup and I have a few new outfits to show, so I guess many outfit posts makes sense anyway.  This is my most worn dress at the moment. The bicycle print is really sweet and unique. I love how there is netting underneath which creates a lovely vintage silhouette, but at the same time it's not as excessive as some of my dresses which makes it very wearable for every day. The cut out design is new for me; I often go for other necklines in Kitten D'Amour dresses but I now love this one too. This is an old design from Kitten D'Amour which I purchased from the Kitten D'Amour Buy, Swap and Sell Facebook group. I'm so pleased I joined the group. I can find designs I've never even seen before and which are even more limited that the designs currently sold in the stores. Despite many of the pieces commanding a very high price, this dress was an absolute bargain so I'm very lucky for that. I also found a very reputable seller so I look out for her for sale posts.

As you can see I'm really into pattern mixing at the moment. Unintentionally today's outfit appears to almost be a reverse of the outfit in my last post. Bicycle print and polka dots is probably quite a unique combination! I am also super in love with my glitter flats at the moment. During the course of my ankle injury I valued my pretty collection of flats when I couldn't wear heels. This particular pair are new from one of my recent ASOS orders. They were an absolute bargain; I can't believe some of the reductions available on ASOS in the sales. I'll show you a number of my recent purchases most likely in my next post; can't believe I haven't done a 'New In' post for so long. 

I'm going to try and return to running tomorrow. My doctor has advised that I'm allowed to run again; I'm so scared in case I injure my ankles again but I missed it while I was recovering. I'm going to have to take it extremely slow and not worry about the time/distance (which certainly doesn't come naturally to me) because the pain and inconvenience of my ankle injuries is not something I'll easily forget.

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Kitten D'Amour Bicycle Print Dress
Alannah Hill Cest La Vie Cardigan
Faith  Gypsy Pink Ombre Glitter Flats via ASOS
Victoria's Secret Bag

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Outfit

Hi everyone! As you can see I now own the pretty polka dot dress from my last post. I love it so much and it represents my style completely. I adore the sweetheart neckline, the fit and flare silhouette, the classic colour scheme and the high shine material. It also has a layer of tulle underneath which sets it apart from a number of other dresses. I like how versatile this dress is; the shiny material means it would be perfect with heels for a formal event. I also like the length of this dress with flats and it's great to style it for a more every day look. This is how I wore it to work last week. My bag is also relatively new and it's from Guess; if you haven't noticed by now I have such an obsession with Guess bags. I chose this one because it is a classy timeless piece in comparison with many of my other more fun bags. It was tempting to buy it in pink but I went for red for very much the same reason. The size is very practical and, even though you can't tell too well from the pictures, the embossed design on the front makes it look a little like a high end designer bag. It's crazy how many times I have more my Gloria flats from B.A.I.T Footwear. I also have them in black. For the past couple of months I have been alternating between the two colours most days. I am wearing the black version right now. They are very comfortable and I adore the style; I don't think I have ever had so much wear from a pair of shoes before. When they wear out, which probably won't be too far off, I will just have to buy them again; they are undoubtedly a staple for me now. If B.A.I.T Footwear ever bring them out in any other colours I would have to buy them immediately! 

My Gloria flats have been even more of a benefit lately as I've been unable to wear heels for the past two and a half weeks. I've torn the ligaments in my ankles from running. I'd only been back into running for a few weeks when the injury occurred and I'd been really enjoying going to the gym. I was feeling great to be having a healthier lifestyle and increasing the distances and improving my times made me feel so good. But I definitely over did it. I was running five times a week; in my first week back I ran a 7km and then a 9km in only my third week back. It was too much stress on my ankles and now I am paying the price. It's been very painful and inconvenient; getting to work and dealing wit public transport has been so difficult. I can finally walk properly and at a normal pace again but the swelling I still have really concerns me. I miss my high heels and my running. I am trying to keep positive because I'll be able to get back into it eventually. 
 
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Review Lady Bug Spot Dress
Alannah Hill Shower Me in Alannah Cardigan
Guess Korry Classic Tote
B.A.I.T Footwear Gloria Flats in Red
Kitten D'Amour Petite Cream Bow Belt
Valleygirl Earrings

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Current Loves

The release of the new Dolce Vita collection at Kitten D'Amour has been long anticipated. I saw the previews a number of months ago and new it would have some of the most beautiful pieces ever. However, even by those standards, I never expected to love this pretty lace dress quite as much as this. I tried it one a few days ago and it was even better than it appeared in the pictures. The lace is so gorgeous, I love the black detailing and the silhouette is very flattering; I tried a petticoat underneath which added even more impact. I just wish it wasn't so expensive. I'm sure it's worth the price but I have never spent so much on anything before. I do have a couple of more formal events coming up towards the end of the year so that would give me the excuse to spend money; you know what I am like!
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Kitten D'Amour Dolce Vita Dress
I never expected this dress to be one of my favourites when I went to view the new collection. However, I tried it on and it's one of the most beautiful dresses I've ever seen. Wow. The deep red lace contrasting detailing is such a unique and special feature. I also love the bow detailing, the buttons and the silhouette. Again I wish it was less expensive beacause I'd love to somehow add it to my wardrobe. I hardly ever wear black so it takes something extra amazing to make me want to introduce black to my style. The only issue I had when trying on this dress was the length. It's well below the knee and it would be difficult to hem with the quality material and tulle underskirt. I know this style of dress looks good when longer but I'm not as comfortable with that in comparison to above the knee length; it also doesn't give me as many options or dressing it down and wearing flats. However, if money was less of an object, this would be the second Dolce Vita piece I'd buy. I wish the cutout lace feature could be present on more clothes. 
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Lady Bug Spot Dress
There isn't possibly a dress which is more my style than a polka dot dress. It's always at the top of my wishlist no matter how many I have; it's great that different coloured and sized dots are capable of making each piece unique. The black and white is so classic and beautiful. I love the high shine material, sweetheart neckline and tulle underskirt; there are all my favourite features of a dress. 
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Review Bon Voyage Jumper
I've always been a fan of the nautical look so I'm always drawn to pieces of this nature. There's also a dress at Review which is nautical inspired that I love at the moment. The stand out anchor motif is an amazing feature and the red stripes on the sleeves are a lovely touch. It's a little more casual than what I usually wear but I like that, especially since it's winter and there's often nothing better than a cosy jumper. 

Pinup Girl Clothing My Little Pony Tote Bag,Pinup Girl Clothing Tote Bag,Pinup Girl Clothing Tinkerbell Bag
Pinup Girl Clothing always impresses me with the range of unique, fun and adorable bags. I seriously need this My Little Pony Bag in my life- rainbow, MLP and holographic material is just the best combination. I've also loved the range of Disney character totes bags from Pinup Girl Clothing for ages now; I included the Ariel and Belle versions on my wishlist a while ago.  I noticed there are a few new ones out such as Tinkerbell and Snow White. I most definitely need to get one. 



What are your favourites right now?