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Have you been “TEMT”ed ??
If you answered no – then seriously, TEMT yourself.
These days there so much pressure on women to look good, That sometimes we get coaxed into sticking to the big brands because “everyone will be there” and “it’s completely unacceptable to wear something commercial” or that “I can’t be spotted in a no-name…EVA”. Well, a confession – I did it, and I have been doing it for awhile now.
Because sometimes it is okay to buy something for a quarter of the price and feel happy when you can throw it away without worrying about dry-cleaning, or cringing at the fact that you spent so much money for something you knew you would only wear once.
My sister-in-law and I recently visited our Local TEMT store in desperate need for some fashionable, amazing pieces that were suitable for both a day and night time look. Browsing through the countless racks in the store, it honestly didn’t take long for us to pick something not only suitable for the occasion, but also something that was going to comfortable enough to wear ( and perhaps keep in the wardrobe for a second wear). I must say I was impressed with what was available for as little as $29.95.
For my international friends, who haven’t heard of Temt – you can compare it to your Forever 21, except slightly smaller. Temt is a fast fashion company that offers on-trend, affordable pieces for any occasion. they currently don’t have an online store available, however, you can view their most recent campaign by clicking here. They have also got Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Forever new Shoes – so comfy !
A gorgeous print !
The lines in this dress worked perfectly for my body.
the thicker lines accentuated whereas the thinner lines slimmed down.
They were also fighting with the vertical pleats in the skirt so that worked perfectly in my favour.
A nice matte shade of red/orange by “MAC cosmetics”
I chose a Top knot bun because there is also so much going on at the top of this garment. However Loose curls would have looked gorgeous too.
The cutest little clutch from “Colette accessories”
Also matte, reptile skin textured.
China Glaze Nails – “Pool Party”
I am in love with the colour right now.
It is very bright and in-your-face – perfect for nicely manicured nails.
and off we go…
xoxo Much love,
hmmm.. so where do I start for the La diary ? I actually thought this would be easier but to be honest the weeks have gone by so quickly, it feels like it was a long long time ago.
I’m going to try my best to re-tell it through photos for you all.
But before I do that, I just want to touch on the word “Family”. Family to me is a very important thing, especially my immediate family. We are a tight, loyal bunch who are always there for each other no matter what. Here, in Australia I don’t really have as much family as I do overseas. So there is always this sort of… hole in my heart, and I do miss them often, quite alot actually. It’s funny though when I tell people I miss my cousins, they look at me in shock. I guess sometimes people don’t appreciate and realise just how lucky they are to have the warmth of loved ones around them in the same state or country.
So in saying this, I just want to let my family know that wherever you are in the world, no matter how far apart we are I love you and Miss you and I wish we could be with each other always. And if you are reading my blog, thankyou, I just wanted to let you know just how important you are to me, even if you already knew that.
Travelling overseas, isn’t always about experiencing the culture, the surroundings, the food, it’s also about spending as much time as you can with the people you love. This time around though, I didn’t get to do that much, too little time and busy running around – before I knew it, Time was up and it was a long flight back home. But I guess that’s okay because there will always be a next time, another opportunity to catch up.
What I love though, Is that every time I go back, It is like I never left and that I had been there with them everyday. That hole in my heart just fills right up, infact it overflows with warmth, acceptance and love ❤ Love you all from the bottom of my heart.
So, Where do I start ?
Let’s just let the camera roll do most of the talking Shall we ?
You know when you’re in California when you see those Palms…
Honolulu in Montrose was so beautifully lit up with Christmas Lights and decorations – It looked so beautiful in the night.
I love landscapes.
LA scenery really trips me out – It always look fake.
I always just want to scrunch my hand up against it because it looks like really good wallpaper or something.
IN N OUT ! Seriously if you don’t eat this while you are there you are completely missing out.
Animal Fries because I was hungry like animal –
and ofcourse appropriate tags – #YESiateboth #dontjudgeme #onvacation
(Don’t count the calories, seriously…don’t!)
Just the start of my shopping…
(I did this much damage in a few hours… but hey if I really have to look at it –
The above photo is a minor dent compared to the overall shopping on this trip. #quickhideyourbankstatement)
BIG WANGS !!!!
Say what ?
Okay, honestly – I HAVE NEVER SEEN “PEPSI-COLA” THIS SIZE !…
IT WAS MASSIVE….. OMG who needs REFILLS HERE !!!!!!
One of the best places to have spicy-ass hot wings, a great hangout with friends, and karaoke (if that’s what you’re into) !
Follow that up with some hooka – The night is not over until you have had some hooka
p.s we look so white – we have such GLOW !
Christmas at my Aunties place is always incredibly decorated.
Gotta love Christmas Spirit !
Why look – Where could we be ?
It is the happiest place in the world #disneyland
Spending New Years Eve at Disneyland
mmm Candy… Lots of Candy
Ahoy ! Pirate Ship time.
It’s a small world After all…
Every time I am at Disneyland I visit Esmerelda.
Just quietly, Some more shopping… I did good
Two weddings and no funerals.. Thankgod !
Thankyou to my amazing cousin for doing my makeup and going out of her way to get me where I needed to be on time looking like a doll !
And to my auntie who did my hair – Love you both so much !
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I’ll have to wrap it up now – But don’t worry There is a Part Deux Coming soon !
Oh oh oh and before I forget I hope everyone had a great Valentines day and weekend and that everyone has a safe and happy work week.
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Bonnuit Lovers !
xoxo Much love, Yours Truly
Photography : Yasmine Parker @ 000Photography | 000photography.com.au
Styling : Rhaya Ratavosi @ Ratavosi | www.thelifeofrhy.com
Hair : Melina Blok
Makeup : Natalie Thomasse @ Napolean Perdis
Model : Jordan Kain @ Platform models
Wearing : Mesh Me Madly Top, Mesh arm gloves/warmers, both available @ Ratavosi | www.thelifeofrhy.com ,
More Photo’s coming your way – Don’t Forget to Watch the Video here
xxxx Much Love, Yours Truly