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Monday, March 30, 2015

Outfit

Here it is- The Dolly Darling Collar Dress! This is my dream dress; out of all the many dresses I've ever owned this one is my absolute favourite. As I mentioned in my last post I've wanted this dress for so many months; Kitten D'Amour wasn't in Sydney when this dress was originally released so I didn't know about it until it had already sold out. I was so lucky to find someone, on the Kitten D'Amour Buy, Swap and Sell Facebook page, who was willing to sell it to me; I couldn't believe I was able to secure the dress given that everything sells so fast on the site. It's even more gorgeous in person and was everything I expected. It fits perfectly, is excellent quality and has layers of netting underneath to provide the 1950s silhouette. The print completely reflects my style; the combination of hot pink and polka dots is absolutely stunning. I definitely think pink is the best colour for the detailing; but it would also be amazing if this dress came in other bright colours such as yellow!

In a couple of days the much anticipated Yasmin collection from Kitten D'Amour will be arriving in stores and online. I've seen so many pictures of it from the previews and have never looked forward to the arrival of a collection as much as this before. I even put money aside for it when I knew I was going to be starting a spending ban soon. 

In other news, a few people have asked if I could provide an update on my work. Since it consumes most of my life, that seems fitting. Sometimes it is the best place in the world and at other times it is the worst. One week I'll have extreme motivation and want to work on the weekends but other times I can hardly bring myself to do anything. Those days of zero motivation are largely a result of my other issues such as being depressed, feeling anxiety on public transport and struggling to get a proper night's sleep. The routine can get very mundane of course, I often wish I was doing something more exciting than working five days of every week. But I quickly realise that I don't actually have anything better to do and I'd be much worse off without work anyway. Being unemployed, even for a short term, was incredibly depressing and I hated every second of being a university student. If you have to live in the real world then work is definitely the way to go. The work I do is not exactly hard and I like that. I've never been one who is particularly ambitious or out for a challenge so I like the familiarity and I feel proud that I've come to know a job so well. Even with it not being hard, I still never thought I'd be able to handle any form of full time job so the achievement I feel from that has been immense. I feel like I fit in there more than any of place over the course of my life. I don't have any friends outside of work and the lack of social life makes me lonely. My work has successfully filled part of that void for quite some time now. I've tried to involve myself in much more than I normally would have and it has paid off. As much as I dislike work sometimes, and the whole routine is a lot of effort, it is the best thing that's ever happened to me and I try to remind myself of that. That sums up my experience of the last year and a half; if there are any specific questions you'd like answered then please let me know.

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Kitten D'Amour Dolly Darling Collar Dress
Wittner Queen Heels
Prouds Pearls 
Guess Delaney Classic Tote in Polka Dot

Friday, March 27, 2015

Item of the Week 039

So exciting- recently I scored my dream dress from Kitten D'Amour which I'd been attempting to track down for so many months. I found someone who was selling this piece in my size, via the Kitten D'Amour buy, swap and sell Facebook group that I joined. I couldn't believe it because it's always so rare to find exactly what you want and, on the rare chance it does appear, there's so much competition and the pieces sell so fast. This dress is such a stand out and definitely one of my absolute favourites that I have ever owned. I adore hot pink and polka dots so it is the perfect combination. The pink detailing is super stunning and I love the collar design. The dress is a beautiful silhouette as there is even netting underneath. Everything about this dress is perfect and I can't wait to wear it for the first time. I hope I'm not being hypocritical considering what I wrote in my last post but this time was different; I've been selling some clothes I don't wear anymore so I see this as more of a swap. I haven't been so happy about a particular piece of clothing in as long as I can remember.

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Kitten D'Amour Dolly Darling Dress

Monday, March 23, 2015

Outfit

Today's outfit incorporates a number of new pieces which I received for my birthday. The dress is the newest addition to my wardrobe and I used the excuse of it being my birthday to buy it. I've had my eye on this dress from Alannah Hill ever since it came out at least six months ago but the retail price was $400. I would never pay that for a dress. I waited for it to come on sale and it still wasn't discounted enough. Then it appeared to sell out and eventually disappear from the stores. Recently, while in the Alannah Hill store in Chatswood, I noticed there were a couple left, one being in my size, and there was more than 50% off the retail price. Wow! That was pretty exciting. As you can tell, I adore this shade of pale blue at the moment and the whole colour scheme is different from the myriad of floral pieces in my wardrobe. The cut of the dress is also different from what I usually wear. It's also a lovely soft flowing material too. The umbrella is a birthday gift which I received last weekend from my parents. It's from Kitten D'Amour; I think they wanted to buy me something from my favourite store which wasn't clothes (which is totally understandable!) I am amazed by this umbrella; it is so classy and adds a new dimension to the concept of umbrellas. It looks more like a parasol and part of an outfit. I actually thought all the umbrellas in Kitten D'Amour were paper parasols; I was surprised to see that a number of them are proper functioning umbrellas. I actually want it to rain at the moment so I can use it.  

My spending is really out of control at the moment, it seems like every time I make plans to save money the spending becomes worse, and I am so sick of it. I spend to fill a significant void in my life, to deal with the problems of life and to feel relief from how depressed I feel every single day. There's nothing else which makes me feel better and my problems never seem to go away, year after year. But it has come to the point where even the spending will not make me feel better. In the last year, where I have spent the most, I've actually been the most miserable. A new dress no longer seems to make up for everything else I'm missing in my life. The spending is going to stop. 

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Alannah Hill  'Is It All Blue Skies' Dress
Forever New Tulip Mini Bag
Mimco Glitter Heels
Kitten D'Amour Umbrella

Monday, March 16, 2015

Outfit

Today is my birthday. I cannot believe how old I am; it truly blows my mind to think where all the years went. It makes me sad if I think about it too much so I will try not to. Since I am 10 weeks older than my husband, I refuse to believe that I've turned the next age until he has in May. Unfortunately today hasn't been too exciting yet; all I've done so far is wake up at an incredibly early time and deal with Sydney's crazy peak hour transport. I've actually never been to work on my birthday before since last year my birthday was on a Sunday and prior to that I was a student...so this will be interesting. It's also nice to wake up to birthday messages on social media. 

I always like to wear a new dress for my birthday. This is one of my birthday presents. It's technically from my husband although I did buy it myself; we usually choose our own gifts to make it easier but the thought is still there. Since I buy so many clothes I like to ensure that any clothes I purchase for my birthday are special or different so they don't just become one of many in my wardrobe. This is a piece which is much more of a formal/dressy/occasion dress and I wear it to all of my of my birthday celebrations. It is of course another dress from Kitten D'Amour. I've had my eye on it for so many months, even when it was a preview prior to it being released. The colour, lace, silhouette and detailing is so pretty. I love the delicate and beautiful nature. To me, it's a princess dress. I resisted buying this for months because it was so expensive, almost $300. But when it came on sale for almost 50% I thought it would be perfect for my birthday. The bag is also a birthday present, I adore these pastel shades together, but more on that later. I hope to film a what I got for my birthday video eventually too. 

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Kitten D'Amour Minuet Dress
Forever New Bag (gifted...for my birthday!)
Wittner Heels

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Outfit

Hi everyone, this week I had another opportunity to spend a night by the water with my sister. I wish we'd had more time as it's a super lovely location and it was a little late by the time I arrived after work. I always take my cameras to the water but by the time I arrived there was a storm and it turned pitch black. However, I was determined to get photos so I got up extra early the next morning and my sister took this set of photos for me. I was planning to make an outfit of the day video but unfortunately I didn't have the time this morning as I needed to get to work. I've never taken outfit pictures in the morning before this. As always, when I stay overnight in this location, I get the ferry to work the next day. It is always so fun and incredible to think that many people do that every day while the rest of us have to endure the chaotic buses and trains. You can watch the video I made last time I was in this location here. In terms of my outfit, I am wearing a playsuit by the brand Angel Biba. I adore playsuits but this is only the second one I own. It's difficult to find playsuits that tick all the boxes but this one sure does. I love pattern mixing, especially stripes with florals, so it is a really amazing design. I also like how the shorts are flared and roomy so it looks like a skirt; I much prefer this design in comparison to playsuits with the more fitted shorts. My bag is a new addition to my wardrobe from the recent Guess sale. I have no self control when it comes to Guess bags, I just can't help myself. I love the structured design and the colour of this one.

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Guess Delaney Dome Satchel in Coral
Angel Biba Playsuit
Target Kids Glitter Flats

Monday, March 9, 2015

Current Loves: Tiffany Blue

Hi everyone. Today’s post is about my love for all things Tiffany blue. I’ve always adored the colour since it’s so classy, beautiful, soft and delicate. I’ve come to love it even more in the last few months ever since I purchased my first ever piece from Tiffany & Co. I notice the shade more these days. I wish there was more of this colour around; there are a number of variations of the colour which could almost pass as Tiffany blue as you can tell from this post. I especially love shoes and bags in this colour. I almost wish I had it as the colour scheme for my wedding.  For this post I have compiled a few of my favourites, it’s a wishlist in Tiffany blue (although I’m somewhat hesitant to call it a wishlist given that a Chanel bag and Manolo Blahnik shoes are hardly attainable to me!) Are you a fan of the colour? 

Manolo Blahnik Satin Crystal Pumps
I've adored these shoes ever since I saw the sapphire blue pair in the Sex and the City movie. They are so gorgeous, beautiful and perfect. They are very amazing in every single colour but this colour (along with the pink version) is definitely my favourite. Of course they are brighter than Tiffany blue but I just had to include them in this post. These shoes would look pretty with so many outfits; I love the way they'd stand out. Who wants to buy them for me? It's so sad that it's unlikely for me to ever own such expensive shoes.


Chanel Tiffany Blue Classic Bag
WOW. Could there possibly be a better bag than this? This is the ultimate and my dream bag. The classic Chanel design is perfect with the feminine Tiffany blue. Like I said with the shoes, I of course love this design in every colour but pink or pale blue are my absolute favourites. To own a real Chanel bag is pretty much my life time goal when it comes to fashion. I don't know how and it certainly won't be for a very long time, but I have to believe that one day it is possible.

Tiffany Blue Macaroons
Macaroons have been a favourite of mine for years now. Not only are they incredibly delicious, they are also so adorable and sweet (sweet in both taste and appearance). I wish I could have macaroons every single day and I often see them in pale blue.  On another note, I'm starting to see macaroons make their way into fashion, in the form of jewellery and accessories. I really want a macaroons printed dress and a top with a huge macaroon on the front. 


Alannah Hill 'The Pope Ate Soap' Cardigan
As a slight variation on Tiffany blue, I love how Alannah Hill often uses this duck egg blue shade. I have a few pieces in the colour but not this particular cardigan. I love the combination of pale blue and bows, its like they were made to go together. 


Tiffany Blue Cocktail Dress (Unknown Brand)
I'm not too sure where this dress is from as I saw it on Pinterest. It's so pretty, especially with the sequins, and it almost reminds me of a mermaid. I love the dreamy vibe and the flowing design. I just love strapless dresses; I adore them so much that I try and make them work for every day instead of just cocktail style events. This dress inspires me to wear an entirely pale blue outfit- dress, shoes, bag, accessories- everything! 

Tiffany Blue Lace Pillow
There are so many Tiffany blue wedding ideas out there and that's how I came across this pillow. It combines so many of my favourite aspects- a pretty shade, sequins, bows and lace. I have to track this down and buy it for the house!  It's the perfect pillow- so pretty and stunning.

Forever New Louisa Small Bag
This is a slightly more attainable bag than the other above. I love the bags at Forever New especially at the moment. They have some really adorable small purse style bags and I want to buy them all! (On another note I was in Forever New on the weekend and a sweet little lemon bag was called the Imogen bag). Also, tweed is one of my favourite materials ever. I always wish I had more clothes and accessories that were a tweed design. The oversized bow adds a lot and it's such a beautiful combination. 


Tiffany Blue Nails
I have most nail polish shades in my collection but nothing like this (totally need to change that). It's the perfect way to introduce Tiffany blue into one's life. The addition of the silver detailing is perfect.
If anyone knows of a nail polish in this colour then please let me know.It must be my mission to track it down.

 What are your favourite pieces in Tiffany blue?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Milsons Point & Outfit

On Saturday my husband and I went for a walk around Milsons Point which, in my opinion, is right at the top when it comes to the most beautiful suburbs in Sydney. In fact I often go for walks here at lunch time during the working week. It's quite rare for us to go out on Saturdays, especially anywhere this far from where we live, since I am usually too tired from the week at work to do anything but stay at home. The waterside is so pretty. There are some even better locations for photos than this but there was a couple getting married at Luna Park so they occupied all the best locations. I've added a few photos of the area which I've managed to take on other days too.

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In terms of my outfit, I am wearing a dress from the Innocence Collection by Kitten D'Amour. It's slightly different to my usual style given that it's much less colourful than my other dresses; prior to this piece I only owned one other piece which was entirely white. But the peter pan collar, the floral detailing, and the fact that the dress was less expensive than most pieces from Kitten D'Amour, was enough to convince me to buy it. I'm now very pleased that I did. It must be a big change because when I wore this to work, I received endless comments wondering where all the colour in my outfit had gone. The red belt, also from Kitten D'Amour, adds a lot to the look. I adore the combination of red and white, and I can never have enough bows. Like I mentioned in one of my recent outfit posts, I wish I had this belt in every colour. These bow belts literally look good with any outfit. I have this bow belt in both red and white, and I'm pretty sure it comes in black and blue also.  My double bow flats from Wittner were an obvious choice to complement the look. I have had these shoes for so many years now and posted them on my blog more times than I can remember. These are without a doubt my most worn shoes out of my entire shoe collection. I often find that with Wittner shoes;  they are extremely reliable, I never lose my love for them and I just wear them for much longer than I do with any of my other shoes. 

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Kitten D'Amour Innocence Peter Pan Collar Dress
Guess Delaney Classic Tote in Polka Dot
Kitten D;Amour Bow Belt
Wittner Bow Flats

Linking to: More Pieces of Me, On the Daily Express