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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Life Lately 001

Hi everyone! Today I've put together a few things which have made me happy in the last week. It's very beneficial to take a moment to recognise  the little aspects of life. I also need to make sure that these are not always shopping/spending money related as it would be good to broaden the range of experiences which make me happy. I've included both. I'd like to do these posts from time to time. 

Favourite Outfit
As you can tell from my previous post, this is my current favourite outfit. I feel so much satisfaction from wearing one of my favourite pieces, regardless of whether or not it is new. It's great to get enjoyment from an existing item in the wardrobe rather than needing to go shopping for something new to feel the satisfaction. I love feeling good about myself from dressing up. 


Gold Dita Cardigan release
Today I pre-ordered the limited edition gold Dita Cardigan from Wheels and Dollbaby. Could I even begin to explain my love for the Dita Cardigan? You can see my previous posts on them here and here. A gold version is the absolutely best cardigan I could possibly imagine- it's something I could only dream of and never actually thought would be created. I never expected it to be released so quickly as I was expecting it for around Christmas. My bank account isn't too happy about it being released so close to the Rouge Noir version but my wardrobe is! I'm sure I'll be showing a lot of it on my blog in the future, I was also one of the first 50 to purchase the gold Dita Cardigan so I'll be receiving it in a signed box.  

Best time for 6km run
I'm so happy with this run but it was tough for me to finish at this pace. However, I love the feeling of achieving a personal best and pushing myself (have to be careful asthis sort of attitude leads to injury). Frequently, this feeling is actually better than the rush and satisfaction I get from shopping. I've really enjoyed getting back into running over the last four months and I'm happy with my progress. However, I've struggled a lot with injury so I still need to manage the situation. 

Juliette Princess Miracle
My little JP Miracle is the love of my life! She's so pretty, fluffy and beautiful. I adore being with her and looking at the extensive collection of photos I have of her. I always say there is nothing like a warm cat on a rainy day! As you can see below, these are my two gorgeous ragdolls together- they are the best of friends. 

Favourite TV Shows
There's nothing like catching up on favourite tv shows in bed at the end of a long day. One of the few shows I watch regularly is Eastenders- in fact I haven't missed an episode in 10 years. There are times when I hate the story lines but it's such a familiar show to me now that I can't imagine not watching it. As Lacey Turner is my favourite actress in Eastenders, I decided to watch Our Girl. I think her acting is brilliant. I loved the series, with the exception of the inappropriate love story towards the final few episodes. I mainly enjoyed watching it because I felt so proud of the self development and bravery displayed. I just wish Lacey Turner was returning for the second series. 

Bike Riding
As I mentioned here, we got bikes! Unfortunately I haven't had as much time to ride as I'd expected to but I think that will change soon. The bike rides I've been on have been very fun and enjoyable. It's especially a great activity to do on a sunny Saturday afternoon. 

Sunny Weather

The first weeks of spring/warm weather are always such a treat after being cold for the long winter. This picture speaks for itself. I love being able to walk down there at lunch time during spring and summer when I have the time. 

Florsheim Kilt Flats Arriving
I ordered the turquoise version of these gorgeous flats and they just arrived today. I'm going to show them more in my next post. I'll be wearing them for the first time tomorrow which I look forward to very much. They are absolutely adorable, the bow is super cute and the colour is so perfect in person. I wish I could have these in all thee colours. I am also impressed by the quality of Florsheim shoes and it's even better they were less than half price.   

What have you enjoyed this week?

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Remix 005

It's been forever since I created a remix post and there's no better piece to do it on than the shoes I wear most days- my Gloria Flats by B.A.I.T Footwear which I have in both red and black. There's never been a pair of shoes (or item of clothing) that I've worn more. I've actually re-purchased both colours as I wore them both out. I've never had to re-purchase a piece before. I have so many pairs of shoes but I'm always drawn to these. They are very practical as they go with everything and I keep reaching for them because they are incredibly comfortable. If I have a day which involves a lot of walking I'll always go for these shoes. I even go bike riding in them too.  I love how adorable and beautiful they look. I initially bought the red version from Modcloth about a year and a half ago and then this year I added the black pair to my wardrobe. Kitten D'Amour also sell these shoes now but they are extremely overpriced compared to B.A.I.T Footwear and Modcloth (even with the international postage charges). These are the best shoes ever!





Which piece in your wardrobe have you worn this frequently?

Friday, October 16, 2015

Outfit

This is my new favourite outfit and I’ve been wearing it frequently over the past couple of weeks. The Kimono Cardigan by Wheels and Dollbaby is a very coveted piece- it’s almost as popular as the Dita Cardigan. It was sold out on the Wheels and Dollbaby website so I initially missed out (although there has since been additional stock available). I was lucky enough to obtain this from a small boutique in New Zealand. A friend who knew I was after the Kimono Cardigan informed me of this and fortunately I was able to buy one of the few remaining pieces! It’s one of the most beautiful cardigans I have ever owned and I’m so happy with it. The floral design is unique, colourful and pretty. I prefer to wear it over dresses or skirts rather than tucked in so it doesn’t cover the black floral design.  As you can see, I also love wearing double floral- you can never have too much of this lovely design.  The skirt is one of my favourites due to the shape. It's a lovely full skirt with netting underneath. The design reminds me of a water colour.

As you may have noticed I've been posting more regularly again. Let me know if there's any specific posts you'd like to see. 

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Wheels and Dollbaby Kimono Cardigan
B.A.I.T Footwear Gloria Flats in Black
Victoria's Secret Bag
Forever New Molly Printed Tafetta Prom Skirt

Linking to: How I FallWhat I Wore Wednesday, Hello Monday Linkup

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Favourite Beauty/Makeup Products

Hi everyone, I've tried a number of beauty product for the first time recently and added a few of them to my favourites list:

Too Faced Melted Violet
I discovered the Melted range from Too Faced a few months ago at Mecca Maxima. I have a number of Melted lip colours now but the Violet version is most definitely my favourite. It's such a unique and beautiful shade. I don't see too many purple shades and, when I do, they can be too dark. However, this is undoubtedly the most beautiful colour ever. It's also a good texture as I prefer gloss instead of matte. As a bonus, the packaging is sweet too. Some of the colours in this range don't stay on the lips particularly well and end up on my face. Luckily this isn't the case for Melted Violet. 

Miss Dior
I've never owned a Dior fragrance before and obviously they can be rather pricey.However, there was a 50% off sale at Priceline a few weeks ago so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to add Miss Dior to my perfume collection. Priceline has some amazing sales; if you wait long enough, most things will come on sale. I'm not great at describing scents so I won't try but it's one of my favourite fragrances. It's really light and beautiful.

Soap and Glory Rich and Foamous Body Wash
After hearing so much about Soap and Glory on blogs and youtube channels, I thought I'd like to try it. I didn't know which product to try so I went for a body wash. The scent is really lovely and it's light and a good texture to apply. It's so relaxing having a bath and applying this product. Of course the packaging is super adorable and part of the appeal. It's very much like the brand 'Dirty Works' in terms of design which is much more available here in Australia. I've posted a couple of times before about 'Dirty Works' and particularly enjoy their bubble bath. 

L'Oreal Preference Hair Colour in Pure Scarlet
This is the colour I've always used since I started dyeing my hair red earlier in the year. I've seen mixed reviews on it but its been great for me and deserves a mention here. There were limited options to choose from when I made the decision to go for red hair so this one stood out. I still wish my hair was brighter, just like Ariel the Little Mermaid, but I never wanted to bleach my hair so I think I've done really well with just a boxed hair dye. I've had a number of comments of this nature. It also lasts long and fades much less than I would have expected. I plan to continue using this product for quite awhile. 

Beauty & Makeup Favourites

OPI Nail Polish in Rising Star 
What is there not to love about a gold nail polish!?! This one is a gorgeous vibrant and shiny gold. The consistency is nice and thick and it doesn't chip too easily. It's definitely my most worn nail polish at the moment.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze
I've mentioned a number of times that the Maybelline Colour Tattoo range is my favourite makeup product ever (in any category). It's so easy to use, even for those of us who are terrible at eyeshadow. It is incredibly long lasting and lives up to its claim of being a 24 hour product. For many months I alternated between Silver Strike and Bold Gold. However, I've recently added Bad to the Bronze into the rotation. I hadn't previously considered it as I thought it was too neutral; I'm more into bolder shades. However, it's actually a really beautiful shade, not at all boring and less brown than I'd expected. I definitely recommend giving it a try. 

John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss
I've only used this product once as I bought it last week at the 50% off hair products sale at Priceline (best sale, I've never been so excited by hair products before). I've always wanted to try a product of this nature. It's supposed to be applied to wet hair after shampoo and conditioner, once a week, to refresh the colour. The colour was very noticeable after a hair wash; my hair was much less dull and faded. I don't usually have much success with hair products of any variety so I was happy with this result.

Do you have any new favourite beauty/makeup products?

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Outfit

These pictures are from the long weekend where we had the most amazing summer weather. After the coldest winter I remember in recent years, I'm so happy whenever the sun is shining. The weekend was crazy though- 36-38 degrees for the whole three days which is uncharacteristic of this time of year. I'm one of the few people who loves ridiculously hot weather! One of the advantages of this was I could finally wear my Little Mermaid top for the first time!  I've been looking for a Little Mermaid top, or any type of merchandise, for an incredibly long time but it's always so difficult to find. I was surprised and pleased when I saw them in JayJays a number of weeks ago. They must be popular because they are sold out in most stores now. The store had a special of two for $40 so I also purchased the Bambi t-shirt. I love them so much! Also, Ariel is very special to me- she's always been my favourite and reminds me of my childhood. I just wish I could get my hair is red as red as Ariel's hair. 

It was a little challenging deciding what to wear with my new top. I didn't want it to clash with, or detract from, the feature of the top. At the same time I didn't want anything too boring such as plain black. I thought the patterned black skater skirt worked well. I love my B.A.I.T Footwear flats which are my most worn shoes; I'm planning to create a separate post on this soon. Of course, I couldn't resist using my new bag for the first time. The print is so adorable and the nautical print also fits in with the sea theme of the top. I LOVE how red my hair looks in these photos.

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Jay Jays Little Mermaid Tee
Forever New Skater Skirt
B.A.I.T Footwear Gloria Flats in Black
Kitten D'Amour Castaway Kitten Bag

Linking to:  What I Wear WednesdayFashion Should Be Fun

Monday, October 5, 2015

New In: Kitten Castaway Bag

Hi all. Today I wanted to show you my new bag from the Kitten D'Amour Castaway Collection. I've had my eye on this bag for months, ever since it came into the preview section of the website. It's the first time I've seen a Kitten D'Amour brand bag. I've always loved nautical inspired pieces and this one is even more detailed and adorable. It's beautifully structured and even has red and white polka dot lining. I'm not as impressed with the latest Castaway collection from Kitten D'Amour as I thought I'd be. It's rather expensive for what it is. There's only one item of clothing that I like which is the dress but $250 is much too expensive for a day dress. Also, the brand name printed all over the dress (in the same way as the bag) ruined it for me- although it's ok on a bag. I'm pleased I just came away with the bag. 

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Kitten D'Amour Castaway Bag