I didn’t have anyone around to take outfit photos of me this weekend, so had to revert to a couple of bricks in the garden and the timer on my trusty old Olympus shock-proof camera! I usually try to take all of my photos for this blog on my iPhone, and edit them using the PictureShow app that I so love – it’s part of my seeing just how much the little gadget can do, but alas, my arms are just not sufficiently long enough for such things.
Junk skirt and Fahrenheit top from my absolute favourite shop here in Albury – Spice Clothing - flats from Nine West – specs by Prada - flower brooch and ribbon and bead necklace so long in my collection, I have no idea from whence they came!
This dress, belt, and bolero have been in at least the last six wardrobes I’ve had, which is to say, they’ve been with me for a while now! The dress is one of my favourites, with a beautiful sweetheart neckline, but it just hasn’t seen the light of day that often. I’m not sure why – I may be remedying that this spring and summer. The bolero even made it into my “donation” pile a few months ago, but thank goodness I was lazy and never got around to taking those clothes to the op-shop – it was fished out once more when all the bright colours starting popping out into shop windows again.
Dress with belt from the same little shop in Adelaide that this dress came from (dress brand, incidentally, is also Lili) – bolero by Sunny Girl - flats from Nine West – ring from Bangkok – beaded bangles from a little boutique shop in Albury.
There has been a bit of talk lately about people getting about with glittery nails. Anna, Emily, and Tracy, I’m looking at you!
I’ve fallen head over heels in love with the idea, and so I took the opportunity this weekend to go out and get myself a bag of sparkly silver glitter. I decided I didn’t want a full hand of glitter nails, so I’ve taken a leaf from Emily’s book and have chosen to glitter up only my ring finger on each hand – the remaining nails are glossed up with a few coats of Sally Hansen’s Double Duty. I just love the look!
Have you joined the glitter party?
Gotta love casual Friday’s at work. Yesterday saw me breaking out the brights in celebration of the coming sunny weekend.
Dress with belt from a little shop in Adelaide so many years ago I can nay remember the name (dress brand = Lili) – denim jacket from Morrissey - heels from Nine West – toe nails coloured by Sportsgirl – ring from Bangkok – photo opportunistic Wallydog from my backyard.
Last Saturday was spent touring around the countryside, showing my folks the sights of north-east Victoria.
Skirt and scarf from Witchery – Singlet from Country Road – Wrap cardigan by Metalicus – Ribbon belt and cape from Alannah Hill - Ray Ban Aviator sunglasses – heels from Nine West – bag from Brag Bags - lips coloured by Revlon Colourburst lipstick in Cherry Ice – bangles gifted.
Don’t be fooled by playground taunts or pictures of Urkel, glasses are cool.
Long a fan of the “Don’t be silly, I don’t need glasses to avoid walking into walls” contact lens phenomenon that magically transforms the near blind into clear-sighted vision warriors, I have to admit to a severe case of glasses envy for a good three or four years now; desperately lusting after a pair of gorgeous black frames one of my good friends in Adelaide sports with outstanding style. Ever since I first saw her emerge as a nerd-goddess, I have been desperately seeking the perfect pair of big, black framed glasses to help me to embrace my nearsightedness; but no matter how long (years!) or how far afield (Australia, the USA, England!) I searched, I could not find the frames that were perfect for me… Until now!
My new-found ocular loves were stumbled upon in a little country town in the middle of nowhere* - who’d have thought?! I love them because they’re black (tick), big (tick), and they angle up ever-so-slightly at the outer edges, giving them a cat-like appearance that is ever so chic! The moment I tried them on I knew I had to break the bank to have them!
Glasses by Prada, from OPSM - Moustache by me.
*Ok – Albury-Wodonga is not really a town… Albury is the second largest rural city in New South Wales. And it’s not really in the middle of nowhere – it’s surrounded by amazing wine regions, beautiful countryside, Australia’s ski fields are just a few hours drive away, and two of Australia’s best known cities are within an easy hour’s flying reach – but my story works so much better without that information, doesn’t it?
Colour blocking has been on the radar for a little while now, but I am still completely in love with the concept and mourning the lack of solid blocks of colour in my wardrobe which prevents me from playing with the idea as much as I would like. For example, I do have a bright yellow bag, but lack B.Jone’s red pants and blue blazer, not to mention those gorgeous yellow heels.
I think the Gigi Tulle Underskirt and the Kati Pineapple Cardigan from Kate Spade would certainly help my cause, and this gorgeous Carmine Blazer from Anthropologie wouldn’t go astray either.
Have you gotten into the colour blocking trend? What are your favourite combo’s?