Goodmorning Beauties !! How is everyone this morning ? I know the weather is a bit gloomy but I’m hella Chirpy this morning. I’ve had a crazy week yet again but I think this tops it with the crazy long … Continue reading
And yet another weekend has almost come to an end !! Can I just say, this year has gone by so quickly, I still can’t believe that it is nearly Christmas !!
Two Weeks ago my boyfriend and I went on an adventure in the very busy Sydney CBD.
We had a very beautiful time together, especially since it was a little celebration for not only my belated birthday but also our two years together.
Scroll on down and see the pictures from the day.
I had such a great time shooting away at the Chinese gardens. It was so green, so peaceful and definitely relaxing.
Now before we get stuck into the adventure, Let’s first look at the outfit shall we !
Since it was one of those “bi-polar” weather days – I literally had to change my outfit 12 times.
That is seriously how many times the weather changed over 2 hours, before Rubick arrived !
It’s okay though, I didn’t stroll out naked, eventually got myself together !
I have so many clothes in my wardrobe/every nook of the house that there are some pieces I don’t get to wear for at least a year.
I’m not kidding, everything is in queue here… And I don’t think you’d believe me if you heard me screaming “ BUT I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO WEAR”, which usually happens at least once or twice a month give or take the kind of events included. hahaha !
My Tiffany bow around my neck.
Shirt from Glassons – A present from my Boyfriends sister last Christmas.
Prints and Styles like this are usually very popular in commercial/department stores and boutiques during Spring/Summer.
Pink lips with this outfit ? YES, Why not !
A little trick I have been using lately with my lip colour is just using lip liner.
I first outline my lip, colour it in then dab. When I am about to head out the door, I go over it once more and put a layer of sticky gloss over it.
This makes it last so much longer – Try it !
Braided Hair…Don’t Care.
My lovely Combat boots from Betts.
Love this style to bits as you can roll them up and lace them as I have done above or simply fold them down and wear them as an ankle boot style.
Either way, They are super comfy, especially if we are roaming around on a mission !
Outfit is done – and as you can see I am wearing my very comfy Black essential legging pant.
It never lets me down !
If you’re looking for a good thick Ponte pair of leggings and are new to the blog. Please don’t hesitate to contact me and ask me where to purchase, or just scroll by my blog. I’ve mentioned it in many posts before x
And so our adventure in the city begins…
We be walking
He absolutely hates car park shots, but hey.. look who’s slightly smiling hahaha
Random little dungeons in the alleyways of Sydney.
99 birdcages but no birds…
I love this birdcage scene !
#HowtobeaTourist … I am totally practicing for my next holiday haha
Next stop was QVB
And it wouldn’t be Christmas without all of this.
Christmas decorations, tinsel and bling, Chocolate stalls and mistletoe.
How on Earth does on just casually walk past without wanting to buy anything ! It is seriously such a tease hahaha
So we kind of got hungry…ended up at Darling Harbours Blue fish Restaurant.
The food was so good, we devoured it very quickly, and I only got a chance to take a photo of my very delicious, very refreshing watermelon lychee cocktail. Sorry Guys !
Continuing our Journey towards Tumbalong park.
The suns out, The water fountains are on – I love that sound.
Last Stop, Chinese Gardens..
Secret Little Pathways
Spot The Difference…
So my feet got a little hot because Little miss Bi-polar-weather decided to get warmer…
A minor detour to Wittner left me the happy owner of these babies haha
White Studded Sandals.
Mumma Goose and her little ducklings !
Besties with the Sculptures.
Bye Bye City – We had a great day.
When I got home though, The family wanted to have a Mexican Dinner date !
Looks like we weren’t going to call it a night yet !!
Mad Mex – Just the way we like it !
It’s Christmas EVERYWHERE.
Mum and Dad are so cute !
The Best Parents EVA !
Family is the most important thing,
A bond so unbreakable with people who will always be there for you no matter what.
Sometimes we don’t realise how special the things we have are until they are gone.
Make the most of life together and always be honest about who you are.
Reach out to a loved one this Christmas – New Years is around the corner and so are new beginnings !
Well I’m off to prepare for the work week !
Lights out Beautiful People
xxxx Much Love,
Hope everyone is having a great Monday !
For all the Aussie’s I hope everyone had an awesome long weekend – I know I definitely had quite a nice one but it just went way too fast !
So Last Weekend I shared with you a very gorgeous, simple blue and white floral printed top, this week I’ve got another Blue Floral to share with you.
The weather was quite Hot and Humid, as it always is when Spring and Summer truly reveal themselves here in Sydney and in saying this A Lady must always dress appropriately !
I present to you a very comfortable, very lightweight cotton floral printed shirt dress.
Scroll down and check out the look !
Twirl and pin back that fringe girl because
it is way too hot to have hair in your face !
Curled the tips of my hair because I wanted that vintage day time look.
Nude brown lips, and short Vintage flicks.
Cute Heart shaped Earrings to tie in the look.
a plaited caramel coloured belt.
and ofcourse we all know what shoes I wore !
me love love loveeee them so much !
My new Laura Ashley three-tone tote bag.
Super big to fit EVERYTHING you could possibly imagine inside !
Shirt Dresses are an all time favourite, especially for Spring.
Collared styles add that clean-cut touch to your look.
This outfit was just so comfy that I lasted all day in it. No Need to re-style it – Night time the weather was beautiful So I didn’t really have to change up the look.
Dessert Time called !
OMG has anyone tried YOGURBERRY !!!
I’m so obssessed – Eastwood YogurBerry is actually Self Serve So my boyfriend and I had a bit of fun mixing up all the toppings
Such a Cute little setting just near Eastwood Train Station.
And Well the whole flower thing matched my outfit so I snapped it !
It was very tourist of me but hey Don’t Judge !
Dessert All gone !
We had an Amazing day and Night – Thanks to my Boyfi !
However Coming home, Startled us a little.
Midnight – As I was being dropped off – opened the car door… and this cute little thing scared the crap out of me !
Midnight on a Sunday , poor thing was lost !
But it’s okay we saved her ❤
Our dog Samson playing with her !..
Sniffing eachothers….Rear ends hahahaha
Too Cute !
❤ paw pals !
That’s pretty much the end !
Lights out Lovely People.
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xoxo Much Love,
Hello Lovely People !
The weekend is coming to an end but boy it’s been a busy one yet again.
Today’s post features a beautiful, strong, blue and white floral print top with a loose fit peplum, paired with my all-favourite black Ponte leggings and Betts wedges.
I had a lot of fun shooting this look with the new i-phone filters.
Scroll down and tell me if you love it !
Bend down and say helloooo
Atmosphere – I love this toppppp
Was tying up my hair and there were lizards running about !
I love this photo
Breath in the fresh air, look at the sun and be free !
Love these shoes, they are so COMFYYYYY !!!
Beautiful concealed buttons and bow detail pockets with one exposed gold button for the stand.
Lizards again ?
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For a night time look, (weather was getting a bit chilly) I wore a black 3/4 sleeve draped jacket and an all black crucifix necklace on a black chain.
❤ ❤ ❤
Goodnight Beautiful People,
Stay happy and I hope everyone has a wonderful work week ❤
xoxo Much Love,
Crazy busy weekend, such beautiful and unforgettable moments with the people I love, and a splash of shopping !
That pretty much sums up my weekend…
Saturday morning began with a mad rush to our local “mall” as mum and I quickly tried to get some super important pre-christening errands done.
I was feeling very drained from the work week, struggling to get out of bed and get to it, so I thought I’d try and refresh myself for a big day ahead by adding a fresh pop to my outfit.
Nothing screams BRIGHT louder than a neon multi-coloured cross appliqued across your chest on a sheer pastel.
Add a neon textured scarf to it and VOILA you’re shining “bright like a diamond”.
Do we love it ?!
Limping around with my knee I just couldn’t resist ! I had to stop by at Betts,and well… we all know what happens when I stop by at Betts
YAY – Brought new shoes ! *smiles like a loser*
With my knee, back problems and all, These shoes don’t actually have much of a high heel AND are a great spring/summer style that go with pretty much anything in the wardrobe.
Love the wood and thick black strap design – Cannot wait to take these babies on a Test run.
Shopping was over – we quickly headed home so that I could get my face and hair “did” for our beautiful baby Alex’s christening and First birthday !
Half a can of hairspray and 40 minutes of makeup later, it was dress time !
It seems that when I have important functions there is always something wrong with at least one part of my body, but it’s okay no panic here, we just keep our fashion face on !
For this look I meshed formal with confidence and comfort and with that I present to you the beautiful Saskia Maxi from Zen clothing !
A gorgeous blue and yellow print, elasticated waist, gold embellished high scoop neck and halter cut.
It was just perfect for all my “body” problems.
I wanted to hide my legs,thanks to knee surgery they were uneven and slightly muscle-less, so the smartest way to do it was with a maxi !
As the dress already had a gold embellishment on the neck, Accessorising it was easier than ever.
we added one of these babies.
Gold plated waist belt.
Completely on-trend and very easy to find.
After the gold comes the nude !
Nude beginnings ?!
Add a big envelope bag made from textured material to dress it up.
and instead of cluttering the look with bangles and bracelets, I just did it simple with a tortoise-shell like Fossil watch.
and finally the shoes.
Usually I would dazzle it up with a pair of platforms but due to my knee I found the perfect pair of not-so-casual flats.
Thankyou Therapy and my Boss for helping me hunt these down !
Snakeskin detailed straps.
and a little heel so the back and knees don’t cry.
Now we were ready to go to the church for the christening.
Congratulations Little one on this very special day, you have a whole life ahead of you an we are so happy to be apart of your life – Sharing every little step you take.
After the Church comes the reception of course !
The wonderful parents and Godparents or Alex did a tremendous job at decorating.
Every Child’s heaven.
Wonderful weekend. Complete.
I’m off to bed lovers, xoxo
Goodnight all over the world, Lights out
A vintage vibe, a secret garden, a girly- girl and rocking red shoes. Why, it must be “Meow Society” !
From my very own label “Meow Society”, The Secret Garden Collection Sneak Peak.
Such a beautifully unique piece to have in the Tran-seasonal Wardrobe, that can even be carried from Autumn right through to Spring.
A very commercial yet ready-to-wear piece.
This figure hugging, structured silhouette is softened with its secret garden print.
Fuchsia purple flowers, Blooms of White and orange, and a black Peter Pan Collar.
Pair it with a cute a-line skirt or rock it up with some matte or high shine leggings and killer red shoes (photographed ones are from Wild pair.)
100% Cotton, Zip through back.
Let me know if You LOVE IT !
Something so unique and exclusive you are guaranteed no one else will have it !
Be Quick to Email for pre-orders, Inquiries and sizing information.
xxxx Much Love, Yours Truly
One thing I love about the weather getting colder is the beautiful Trench’s and Coats that are out !
Here’s a Few Coats and Trench’s on my Aussie Hit list !
1 – Ladakh Trench
Classic and Simple – Your everyday Trench !
Ladakh allows you to keep warm yet look smart with this classic style of Trench.
Features a double-breast enclosure, notched lapels and waist-belt detailing.
2 – Bardot Military Coat.
Sophisticated Military – Something black to hide a bit of sexy underneath !
Nice and thick to keep you completely warm this winter.
Beautifully designed with a complete double breasted front opening, military inspired lapels and cuffs, and “girly-fied” with a peplum bottom !
You will definitely make a lasting impression with this coat !
3 – Forever New Military Coat
Strictly Military – Minimal yet says so much !
Clean cut – Minimal style Double breasted Military Coat.
Nice and fitted throughout with a self waist belt.
Such a beautiful colour to have in the wardrobe to add contrast when styling an outfit.
My jaw dropped when I first saw this… I think I’m even finding it hard to shut my mouth now – I really love this COAT !!!!!
4 – Sheike Coat
Cardi-like-Coat – Something to make you standout from the crowd yet look completely on-trend.
Something a Little bit different to stand out from all the military Trench’s.
A really unique design, very ready-to-wear with it’s hood and Contrast sleeve with an awesome quilt effect.
Such a great cover-up for a night out !
5 – and Lastly This Tokito Trench.
A Beautiful Charcoal Colour, Fitted to the upper body with a perfect waist and an A-line skirt. I absolutely fell in love when I saw it and without question I had to try it on.
So minimal, So different. So unlike all the other double breasted military styles you will see.
Sophisticated puff sleeves and zipper front opening.
I’ve accessorised with a Michael Kors bag – Dark navy. Classy !
Tiffany and Co Bow Necklace.
Scent we’d wear to tie it in– Daisy. Something girly and chic.
and Siren Shoes to add some life and mystery to the look with it’s dark wood wedge cut out heel.
❤ it !!
I’m sure you’ve fallen in love with a Trench or coat this autumn/winter – Let me know what you’ve found !
xxxx Much Love, Yours Truly
Hello Beautiful people I’m baaaaaaaAACCCKKKK !!
Now where did I leave you guys ? I think it was fathers day right ?
Well I hope everyone had a great Father’s day, because I know I sure did !
It was such a beautiful warm sunny day, so my father and I adventured out to the Windsor markets along with my brother and his wife.
Beautiful vintage clothing, quaint finds, farm fresh fruit and vegies, spices, wooden dollhouses, freshly baked breads and sweets – it was like a town of it’s own – very different to the Sydney City. We then set out for a lovely walk down by the Hawkesbury River.
I love going to markets, no mater what location they are in. It’s a good way to see unique things, young talents, or even a smaller dose of something regular !
My favourite boutique from the Windsor markets was this cute vintage-style clothing stall called Indi Rose.
Here’s a little snap
Not having quite a market fix yet – we head back to Rouse Hill Town Centre for their monthly Sydney Boutique Markets.
The cutest baby clothing stalls, inspirations hard goods, and plenty of fashion and accessories !
One of my favourites was this really cool accessories stall – Doury accessories !
Now when I first saw the pieces laid out on the stalls tables, besides thinking my goodness how elaborate and extravagant, I thought my goodness that would be so heavy !
As I reached down to pick it up, it was the complete opposite ! The pieces were in fact ,very lightweight, and very soft laser cut leather !!
So creative !
such pretty designs !
Ranging from $20 – $95 why not splurge on something innovative like this next time you need to purchase a new accessory !
To visit her the website simply click this link : http://www.doury.com.au/
or email email@example.com for any orders and enquiries.
Now if you’d like to know where they’ll be in the coming month here is a list of their locations.
THE ROCKS MARKET
Every Saturday & Sunday
Saturday 1st September
PALM BEACH MARKETS
Sunday 23rd September
BIZARRE BAZAAR POP UP
Thursday 20th September 5-9pm
HANDMADE CANBERRA MARKETS
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th September
xxx Enjoy !
MELBOURNE TRIP ❤
So as you know, I recently went to Melbourne to sort out some business, visit some friends, retail therapy and of course SPRING FASHION WEEK.
The night before Melbourne was hectic, I had a lot of design work to do – Top secret project ❤
and I only really finished everything and cleaning up by about 11.
I guess packing wasn’t so hard when I had actually literally bought my outfit a MONTH AGO ! hahaha
I’m not even kidding, the jacket I wore, I saw it, picked it up and immediately thought, this is EXACTLY what I’ll wear to Fashion week … and about 5 minutes later, I swiped my card and the machine spat out my receipt – BRILLIANT !
Mum and I arrived Monday morning to the airport and just as checked in for our flight and went passed the security I finally saw where Victoria’s Secret in Australia had been set-up !
For those of you outside Australia, in the US, who have Victoria’s Secret in just about every mall… you are so damn lucky !!
I ran in expecting to go nuts at all the bra’s on my WANT list… and no bras …. everything but the bra’s.
Body mists and lotions, sure ! handbags, wallets and sunnies, yerp ! even underwear.. in fact everything but the bra’s…
Though I must say it is still pretty good for those ( like me ) who need a quick fix and replacement every now and then !
❤ ❤ ❤
Retail Therapy and Fashion show time !!
So I have been quite impatiently waiting for Topshop to open in Sydney, and well the most exciting part of the morning was heading down to Melbourne’s Chapel Street for some awesome Retail Therapy.
Top shop had a great range of studded/spiked bags, shoes, boots and just really damn good collections all over the store – I went crazy when i walked in actually, because I kept seeing things I liked and didn’t know whether to start from the left, the right or what.. blaaaaa !
I actually really liked the accessories range that top shop had and I bought myself a beautiful new cuff ❤
Surprisingly I didn’t buy much though, Oh I’m so proud of myself – I really am ! hahaha I usually come back with double luggage and plenty of carry on !
OH and there were so many trends I saw !
1 – the neon’s, were still in,
2 – the pastels not far behind them.
3 – Mullet- high/low tops and dresses,
4 – Floral printed Jackets, tops, dresses, and Denim and reflective graphic print tees in bold bright colours.
5 – *Embellished collars*,
6 – soft summer relaxed knits and
7 – STUDS, SPIKES AND MORE STUDS&SPIKES !…
[[and guess what my new pair of shoes have on them… SPIKES – ohh yeahhhh !!! ( Trend spikes posts coming soon )]]
Right opposite Topshop, was something a little more familiar.
URBAN by Target.
Urban by Target is Target’s new smaller store format, that gives city shoppers access to a specifically tailored selection of Target’s great style.
It’s located at 500 Chapel Street, Melbourne so why not head by for the best of Target’s fashionable ladies wear, footwear, accessories, intimate apparel, kids wear and babywear, as well as a small range of menswear.
…and I chose to play dress-ups ❤
Grazia’s range for Hot options – A beautiful light turquoise sheer shirt with contrasting White collar,and tab. For more on-trend detail there was studs on the collar – I LOVED IT !
If you would like to purchase this top or would like to view it in colour simply click here
There was also this super-cute Boucle turquoise and gold dress by Grazia !
I absolutely loved this one as you can easily dress it up !
It comes with a gold belt, so you can chuck on a pair of gold heels or pastel colour blocked wedges and a matching bag and off you go. or you can dress it down with some sandals and a loose knit cardigan. It’s perfect for summer !It kind of reminds me of a classy summer lunch dress ❤
Before I even tried this dress on, I was completely sold !
It’s the perfect lightweight summer dress !
You can dress it up with some black or coloured wedges. The trick with picking what colours to match it with lies solely in the colours of the dress. You can never go wrong with you stick with hues within the print. For example with this dress, A turquoise, or purple even a nice pink would have matched perfectly if you didn’t ant to stick to the black that was already a given by the included belt !
After strolling and shopping down Chapel Street we then headed to a secret location – the MDP Jewels den to check out Matthew Pourhags new range of Fashion jewellery and accessories.
Rose gold finds ❤
lots of colourful necklaces and unique earrings and necklaces.
AND he recently launched his new add-on … *Clothing * hooraaa
and guess who was the first to try on and buy… oh yeah..
me = ]
I absolutely loved this top from the second I laid eyes on it !
It’s a chic, classic black and white top.
My favourite – with a collar, an embellished black collar with metal plates !
It also has shoulder pads for some extra Ooomph ladies AND The back is longer than the front.
I love this style of mullet top not only because it has my favourite – an embellished/collar but because the length of the shorter front isn’t a ridiculous midriff length.
It’s a nice balanced mullet ( so if you’re conscious of that ass ladies– this is the top to buy ! )
It’s selling for $79.95 with only a few sizes left guys, so if you like it – get in quick and BUY IT.
Here’s the DEETS !
WHERE : facebook.com/MDPjewels
or email Matthew on firstname.lastname@example.org
for other business enquiries call : 0401 512 748
After all that shopping, we had to head home and it was time to put or fashion week outfits on and strut out !
Here’s our shots from fashion week !
The next nine shots are from couturing.com – thought I’d chase up some non-blurry frontal shots.
Click ! Click ! Click
We snapped the man who looks like the guy from The devil wears Prada !
the final walk !
Bianca and I at Melbourne Town Hall for Spring Fashion week !
Our goodie Bags !
Mum and I ❤
In her beautiful vintage pink Suit set !
Casually “Streeting” it out !
FINALLY TIME FOR OUTFIT 13 !
FLORAL BLAZER | SO EXCITING !
Floral Print Blazers are SO HOT RIGHT NOW !!!!!
So lately I have been getting into buying blazers, no not just your plain ones but florals, neons and anything that stands out !
I mentioned earlier in the post that I had chosen my outfit – right well this is that beautiful blazer I was rambling on and on about !
It is coincidently from the Grazia range at Target. IT is a gorgeous tailored fit with a single breasted design and contrasting black collar and welt pockets.
This blazer is the highlight of the beginning of MY SPRING !
There are so many colours within the pattern that is is actually so easy to match things to it.
Turquoise, lime, fuchsia, purple, mint, yellow ! all of which are so easy to find and are available in pretty much any store !
With styling this outfit, I chose black bottoms because we all know how much I hate choosing/buying/trying on bottoms and comfortable black summer wedge heels.
I was originally going to wear a plain black top underneath but instead decided to go with my “out there” option i had brought along from sydney.
My plain lime green top.
I chose this top because it contrasted well with the black and crazy floral pattern and it was also easy to accessorise, as you can see I have put on my long orange beaded necklace.
The lime green top is actually quite easy to find – just have a look at any of the stores/boutiques in the shopping centre.
It’s quite on trend and in demand so someone has got to have one that tickles your fancy.
If you still can’t find one – head over to Supre’, Bardot, Sports girl or Target.
I also wore my new coral pink coloured lipstick = ]
Here are Bianca and I showing off our pink shades – oh yeahhhh !
Just being all classy and that !
❤ you bianxxx
Mum and I with an elephant !
There were so many of them around the City so we though why not ?!
and well… we pretty much head home for some nice dessert and again to pack to be off in the morning !
Bye Bye Melbourne – We will be back again soon
5 Things I never leave the house without !
So the past few years I’ve realised that these 4 items NEVER EVER come out of my back– even when I’m switching bags – they come along !!
and no I’m not talking about your phone, makeup, your wallet, or them keys !
Here’s my FOUR !
# 1 – Band-Aid Tough Strips – fabric sterile strips |
why ? | Because you never know which part of your shoe will annoy you AND the normal plastic Band-Aids don’t do anything for you, they easily come off making your sore worse !
I always apply mine the second I put my foot in my shoe – and wherever feels annoying I BANDAID IT – oh yeahh…
#2 – Mints – Because sometimes we don’t know what we’ll have to eat and who we’ll have to meet up with afterwards !
#3 Hand Sanitiser – Because you never know what you’re going to have to touch ! [yes I’m a massive germ-a-phobe]
#4 Body wipes – Because you may need to refresh after a long day
TRUST ME – I’m totally NOT crazy = ]
So last night I went to Vogue’s Fashion night out !
It was a great night – plenty of music and Dj’s, food and drinks, Topless models, lots of fashion and great sales as well as some famous faces!!
Unfortunately my battery went flat so I don’t have any pictures at all besides this one from Sports girl !
I absolutely loved this when I saw it ! So cute and the perfect dog for the Pastel Trend ha ha !
The weather was beautiful, nice and warm and not too much wind either and that brings me to my outfit
A quick little Stylist’s outfit 12 – casual yet pretty !
I actually wore this dress to Vogue’s fashion night out last night with a black cardigan and sandals.
( Sorry – I don’t have full body shots because my battery ran out – boo hoo!)
As you can see, that’s my loose knit cardigan – perfect for summer. It’s very lightweight which means that if it gets even hotter you don’t have to take it off and carry it around. It actually kept me even cooler and it was quite hot in the city yesterday.
I’ve also worn my Fuchsia Bourgeois lipstick with this outfit.
for shoes, a comfortable pair of sandals or flats.
For a bag – I took my new black and white tote that I also bought from the Urban store.
It also comes in another colour way – beige, coral and white.
to purchase colour way 2 click here ( coral)
If you are not a Tote kind of person this beautiful colour ways also come in a clutch style.
It has been a fantastic month at TLOR and there is so much more going on !
I can’t wait to share some SURPRISES with you guys VERY SOON !
Well that’s all for now
and if you have any questions you know EXACTLY where to contact me !
Just click the contact Tab on the top right corner
AND ALSO something NEW you will notice is the “Collections” Tab.
This Tab links you to all my collections – so you can view them over and over and over again… BUT my S/S 13 Campaign is still not up !
That’s part of the big surprise launch I informed you guys of in my S/S 13 Video Teaser
in case you missed it here it is !
xxxx Much love, Yours Truly
Hi Everyone !!!!!
Boy Am i happy to say “IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF SPRINNGGGGG” !!!!!!!
I am sooo over the cold and I’m sure everyone is too – however it is still abit chilly…!
So what’s been happening this week in TLOR ?! Let’s rewind right back to the weekend !
Saturday morning Branka , Diana and I set out for an adventure at none other than Sydney’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival (21-25 Aug).
This year’s fashion festival was held in Sydney Town hall –MY GOODNESS ! it’s such a pretty venue !!
We watched the Trends show and it was just so amazing to be able to see different labels and new spring/summer trends.
Beautiful tribal, floral and random prints, colours of pastels, neon’s, bright and Bolds sorbet colours, laces, and chiffons. Lots of “mullet” high-low styled dresses and tops with trains, loose maxi’s… Everything from swimwear to casual, Summer dresses and Evening dressed.
Below are the labels that were in the show – Just click on their names to be directed to their website.
Toi Et Moi Sydney
My favourite part was the Closing though. No it wasn’t because it was boring !! IT was ANYTHING BUT BORING TRUST ME.
Akira Isogawa’s collection and runway presentation absolutely captivated me ! It was the perfect collection perfect set up for a closing.
I felt like I was in another world ! The music, The designs and the prints, the stage props and umbrella’s even the way the girls were walking on the runway. It was something unbelievable I loved it so much ! I think I’ll leave it up to you guys to judge with the video’s!
VIDEO COMING REAL SOON
What I wore ?!
My Lime Laser Cut Back Top
Accessories, Nails and Lips ?!
I styled this look with Orange and a bit of pink on my nails to break it up. Very Spring/summer, Sorbet and Bright
I chose this beaded orange necklace and it fits nicely just around the neck, however you can go for something long and orange too.
I don’t know where the necklace is from = ] it’s a steal from my in-laws jewellery closet.
Nails, I’m wearing Ulta3 Nail polish – it’s fluoro pink AND they are only $2
Lipstick is Chi Chi’s “LAH DE DAH” orange lipstick ! It’s kind of wearing off in the picture but it is such a nice colour for spring/summer. It’s a matte lipstick.
I never change my earrings but you can go for matching orange pink or gold earrings – whatever tickles your fancy = ]
You can wearing matching orange shoes. I just put orange on for the photo –
however to actually fashion week I wore MY black wedge heels from Target which I’ve previously Posted about.
Wedge Heels are definitely more comfortable to be walking around in.
This is what the back of the top looks like. It’s got a laser cut out print. I just wore a black singlet underneath. You can go white or any other bright colour you like.
Also if it does get a bit chilly, just pop on your favourite black jacket and out you go.
I just wore my city dressing one which I have also previously blogged about. It’s got ruched sleeves and adds the final touch to the garment.
For this outfit I’d recommend an orange bag, pink, or black bag.
Something like an oversized envelope statement clutch is very on trend.
If you like any of the items –
My Top is from The hot options range at Target. (click on link to purchase)
my leggings are the Ponte hot options leggings.
My orange heels are by GLAMOUR.
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The Night became a little more chilly and it was time to change outfits and head to another location. Ninny’s house : ) for her 22nd.
Again I felt like I was elsewhere, Beautiful Candle-lit surroundings, Garden Set-up, Rainbow cake and Strawberries, a bonfire and plenty of finger food !
Happy 22nd Yasmine Parker !
Candle Lit garden setting
Yellow balloons and pretty surroundings
The beautiful Yasmine n her polka dot dress – Lookout for this outfit of the day !
The Girls = ]
mmm bonfire time !!
followed by rainbow cake time !
Outfit from the night ?
Oh yess I did bring my nude and fur back on !
Fur vest by Ladakh.
Black Button up high low shirt with long sleeves from Hot options Range at Target.
Burgundy Ponte Leggings from the hot options range at Target
Accessories added –
my black and leopard bag from Target.
Black knee high boots by Lipstick
Burgundy knot necklace by Target.
If you do like the lipstick I have on it’s called Nude attitude by Revlon.
hee heee = ]
Had a Brilliant Saturday !!
WHITNEY PORT SAYS THANKYOU !
Okay so EVERYONE knows how much i love Whitney !
Recently I posted about Whitney’s Road to Runway campaign – click here if you missed it
I also donated to her campaign because I thought that it would be nice to have the support of not only your fans but one designer to another it’s nice to have someone who APPRECIATES the process and the industry to support you.
So in return, Whitney Port has posted about me – HOORAAAAA
❤ Goodluck Whitney !!!!
If you guys are thinking about donating I have all the details in my Road to runway post that I’ve linked !
MONDAY – LOOK 10
Going for an interview ?
Well this is what I wore to mine !
Whilst Styling Clients, I notice that every time the word Corporate is mentioned they panic a little and go and pick the plainest jacket and pant set they can find and pair of with another PLAIN top ?
Corporate doesn’t mean boring ?
It just means smart, clean… You’re allowed to have trend colours, stripes, dots, random prints, long sleeve, short sleeve… whatever you want really !
As long as it’s not provocative ofcourse
So as you all know when you start working for a company that insists you buy their clothes.
You will end up having seasons and seasons of clothes !
So my picks were my new Target Limited Editions Blazer. $89
and my favourite Ponte Leggings- Thick, Smart and comfortable.
To smarten up the look a little I added plain black heels and voila done !
I didn’t add a necklace. However, if you must, just a small pendant would do with this outfit as it already has stripes and that’s enough going on !
You can also chose to tuck in the shirt if you are going to wear it with pants or a skirt right at the waist and belt it with either a cream/ivory, or lime coloured belt to add a bit more flair to the outfit.
Wish me Luck Ladies and Gents !
So I’ve spent that last four weeks at Target Carlingford rather than Castle Towers where I usually am !
It has been a great four weeks working with the Carlingford team. They are just like a family and i fit right in !
Such lovely people that I had the pleasure of working with. I’ll never forget them…
bye bye Carlingford – I’ll miss you !
kisses to you all !
So what’s on next week at TLOR ?
Well… It’s fathers day tomorrow, going to take papa out to Windsor – Nice and Chill
… and I also have to pack for Melbourne !
oh …did I mention…?
IM GOING TO MELBOURNE FOR SPRING FASHION FESTIVAL
hooo haaa I cannot wait to show you guys my fashion week outfits : )
oh golly that reminds me .. I have to pack my bags like.. ASAP !
Vogue’s Fashion Night out on Thursday 6th of September !
and then I’m back at Castle Towers Target after that… so come by and visit
and maybe I’ll style you up and blog you too…
That’s all for now guys…
❤ you all, beautiful people !
xxxx Much Love,
I’m someone who pretty much lives in her flats !
I’m always carrying them with me because you never know when that gorgeous pair of platforms is going to turn on you,
So I’m always looking for easy shoes to slip on and off BUT the key here is comfort !
It’s always about comfort, and Target essentials have absolutely nailed it with their latest range of Bright flats.
Now I didn’t believe how comfortable these flats were until I touched the inner sole.
SUPER “cushiony” with a soft “you-know-it-wont-give-you-a-mad-blister” outer !
I thought I’d take them for a “test-drive” because they were only $15 !
My goodness they were so comfy and so cheap !
Didn’t bother my feet at all on my 9 till 5 !
So I took a few pairs and moved them to my stylists box !
Here’s a few pics.
They come in Grey, Black, green
and Orange !
I’m not sure if they are available online yet but they are definitely available in Target stores in Sydney, Australia !
xxxx Much Love, Yours Truly
Half way through Winter and I was already over it before it even started ! ha ! So I’m dedicating this post to a POP colour – LIPSTICK PINK !
I’m a big fan of the summer colour palette’s – turquoise, orange, the citrus and neon’s, pinks and everything that’s a lovely S/S Bright !
Adding Bold and bright colours livens up any dull little black dress outfit or a casual palette look ! So I’ve decided to forget winter, dig through my wardrobe and get my Lipstick Pink on with last years Stock !
Pink Coat from Ladakh – It’s an old one from last year but If you find a great fitting bright coloured coat – BUY IT !
Lipstick by Bourjois – You can’t really see it in the picture but it’s worth a check out.
Shoes from Betts – They are from Summer at the beginning of the year so if you don’t have a pink pair yet, not to worry because it’s in the S/S colour pallet’s and will come back in again this year !
Keep your eye out for Bright coloured Coats, Lipstick, and shoes ! Those were mine…. so where’s yours ?
xxx Much Love, Yours Truly
Anya Sarre from ShoeDazzle.com Contributes to thelifeofrhy.com
Let Fashion Show Your Beautiful Side
Women are bombarded everyday with slick magazine covers of perfect women looking stunning in today’s fashions. The reality is that most of these women have the same flaws as everyday woman. Today, you can learn to love your body and feel confident and beautiful with the right clothes and accessories whether you’re tall or short, skinny or curvy. Beauty comes in all sizes, colours, and shapes!
Pastels, bright colours, bold, and whimsical prints are the highlights of this summer’s fashion trends. Not to be ignored is the breezy and spunky bohemian look with a chic flair. Choosing a great handbag and the right women’s shoes will smooth out that great outfit. A great outfit will make you feel confident and ready to take on the world. Feeling confident should be a 2012 summer movement allowing all women to bring out their inner fashionista for the world to see.
Neon colours are also going to be all the rage. These fun colours along with a fabulous pair of shoes to match are sure to make you feel upbeat and outgoing. Don’t be afraid to be daring and bold with a little colour this summer. Nudes and beiges are fabulous and soft, but step out of the box and show summer what you’re made of.
One of this summer’s hottest colours is bright orange! If you’re a curvy woman, choosing a slightly tailored dress or pant suit in a soft pastel or small floral print will give you a slimmed look. Show the world that you can still wear orange by adding an orange handbag and heels. You will love how you feel with some bold colour accents. Accents make an outfit and you make it absolutely gorgeous!
Maxi dresses are fantastic for women of all sizes. These flirty, long, flowing dresses will make you feel both comfortable and chic. Large, soft floral prints compliment any figure. Choose a smaller handbag and low heels that will keep your look breezy and carefree.
Have fun this summer and step out of your comfort zone by trying something new and trendy. When you feel beautiful, you project that confidence onto others and they will see your beauty too. Step it up a notch with fun prints and bold colours. When you look good, you feel good, but when you look great, there’s nothing you can’t do. The new you is waiting, so lets show her off to summer!
So I recently did some styling workshops for Target, where I had to mix and match part of the Target essentials range with other pieces to come up with gorgeous key looks for the coming seasons !
Target Essentials is a basics range by Target. It consists of business pants and shirts, denim, tops, and basic singlets that come in various colours and are a reasonable price.
We mixed and matched these items with core autumn/winter garments such as fur vests,colourful dresses, maxi skirts, printed shirts, oversized tops and winter woollen pieces. Majority of the looks were under $100 and if not that then $150. Which is great for a whole outfit including shoes, handbags and other accessories. A lot of people think that to be stylish means that you must wear designer,however it’s not about that at all – its about the way you piece things together, the final look, the composition. To have great style and a sense for it can give you a feeling that’s just as great.
The two main issues that were present during the workshops were more to do with consumers being concerned about budget and being in doubt about wearing/how they would wear certain colours within the coming trends.
If you like following trends and you still aren’t sure what colours to be wearing these coming seasons maybe this will help – Autumn/winter colour palettes: think | burgundy, browns, eggplant,teal, reds, tangelo, and Blacks. Fabrics include Ponte, leathers, laces and sheer garments. Details/appearances include various collars, lots of prints – two main = leopard and snake.
That just puts it very BASIC for you all – I think that’s enough for now haha
One last thing – As part of this blog entry today, I thought it would be nice to come up with an under $100 look myself with all the Teal accessories I have come to purchasing.
Dress from NastyGal – not available anymore – however there are some other great dresses that are on sale ranging from $17.95 – $35.95 That you could get.
Bag from Asos – not available anymore ? However there are similar styles in Turquoise, white, pistachio snake, nude snake, and red snake. I’ve pasted the picture of their current clutch below – they look quite similar
The snake range of slot through envelope clutches like the one above are $32.45 – click here to view
For the turquoise one above click here –
Shoes – Teal heels and leopard flats from Target (click on “target” in the first sentence of this post and contact your nearest store to see if they have it)
Belt from Mix Apparel @ Coles.
Hope that helps
xxxx Much love,
After crazily editing our videos and spending hours and hours picking a song that tickled my fancy, I finally did it !
I promised all you beautiful people footage of my Fall/winter 2012 Amore Amore RTW collection so here it is !
I hope you all enjoy it – because I know my team and I sure did.
Can’t see the Video ??? Click here
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR SHOTS FROM THE SHOOT – COMING SOON !
xxxx Much Love, Yours Truly
So I know there hasn’t been much action on behalf of Summer in Australia But the Final Month of Summer will soon fade into Autumn. If you haven’t already noticed, the trends in store are shifting to Burgundies, Reds, Tangelo type shades(orange-reds), eggplant colours – deep purples, liver reds and browns, mustard yellows, pure whites, bursting Blues and as always our beautiful BLACK. It’s going to be a wonderfully colourful wardrobe this coming Fall/winter.
Having completed my fall/winter collection, I’ve started to grow a new love for these shades ( p.s the photo-shoot will be taking place this weekend so watch this space for some awesome pictures from the new FALL/WINTER 2012 RATAVOSI collection) However, one colour that has made its snug way into my wardrobe this summer would have to be ORANGE !
I was going through my wardrobe, bits and pieces of the Ladakh/Anise collections, new and old Glamour, and Sportsgirl – and noticed I have matching tops, Bags and even shoes !
Unlike Orange, My favourite colour of all time, Turquoise, has had a hard time making it there ! I guess I’ve been FAR TOO PICKY ! Not too worry though as it’s still within the palette’s in the coming seasons !
Want the look ? Simply Click the Links below !
Cat eye Sunglasses ( a new love from ASOS)
Handbag from Dotti ( a lovely present from my girls)
Glamour Ginger Orange Heels ( a present to myself, from myself )
Ladakh Sheer Orange Shirt (sadly, not available anymore, however checkout other great buys at http://shop.ladakh.com.au/)
Orange spliced knit tunic (Sportsgirl)
xxxx Much Love, Yours Truly