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Sunday, September 14, 2014

New In

Recently I've had a little spending spree in Kitten D'Amour. This is very bad for the bank balance (the clothes aren't exactly cheap) but the clothes are just so adorably perfect. I need to exert some self control; it's very hard given the new store that's just opened! Here are a few of my new pieces (with one more to show you later.)

Kitten D'Amour God Save the Kitten Flip Skirt
I've always loved tartan; I think it takes me back to my childhood of when I owned the most beautiful tartan party dress with a pretty collar and lace details.  Since tartan is often not the most feminine print I like to counter balance that. This skirt achieves that perfectly; I love the pink colour scheme and the ruffle design. I was really happy to get my hands on the skirt. It is now sold out and Kitten D'Amour make such a limited quantity of each piece. I'd also been searching for a tartan skirt for a long time and they can be difficult to find.  This skirt reminds me of Clueless.
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Pinup Couture Heels
I love vintage inspired shoes and I don't have very many so it's great to add these to my collection. I adore the bow, the t-bar design and the little buttons. The leopard print lining is really cool too. I think the heel height will make them comfortable; much lower than my other heels. My one issue is that they look slightly plastic like and definitely cheaper than they actually were. That's ok- the black and white design will make them very versatile.
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Kitten D'Amour Kiss Me Darling Collar Dress
I am always on the lookout for unique prints so this is the ultimate dress for me which I just could not pass up. The comic strip is a vintage and romantic scene; the speech bubbles say things such as "what time does Kitten D'Amour open?", "I can't believe I'm kissing the man of my dreams" and "I'll love him forever." I love the combination of this unique print with polka dots and the ribbon trim. I adore how Kitten D'Amour uses velvet ribbon trim on so many of their products. This is the most incredible dress ever and I can't wait to wear it. 2014-09-13 22.45.47

What are your newest pieces? 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Outfit

I’m very used to receiving comments on my outfits but with these shoes I was incredibly surprised by the overwhelming number of attention they attracted. I know they are amazing and very bold but they literally sparked a conversation with everyone I came into contact with.  I love wearing them to work- I take it these aren’t exactly standard for an office? I received these exciting shoes courtesy of Tidebuy. I’ve had my eye on these butterfly shoes for many weeks now and felt extremely lucky when I was offered a collaboration with a site which had these exact shoes. They are so perfect and I can definitely say they are my favourite shoes I’ve ever owned in my whole life. The butterfly design and the colour scheme are very unique; I was even asked if they were custom made. These shoes also come in white, yellow and black which I also liked but I simply could not resist the statement colour scheme of purple, yellow and blue. The butterfly is so beautiful and bold; I absolutely adore these shoes in every possible way. I took these outfit pictures this morning before work which was a new experience for me. It’s a good way to fit it in since I usually have to get especially dressed up for it on Sunday and that requires effort. In the rush this morning I randomly paired two green lace pieces together and I like the effect. On another note I have officially finished my course- a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at The College of Law. I’ve mentioned it in a few posts previously but I didn’t want to say too much until I had confirmation of passing all subjects. I was so convinced that I would fail something and it wouldn’t all be real. Now I am in the process of applying for admission as a lawyer. Wow. This is crazy. How is someone like me, who has always felt like a complete failure, able to achieve this.



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Stiletto Butterfly Heels c/o Tidebuy
Portmans Lace Dress
Alannah Hill Having Said That Cardigan

Linking to: Fashion Item Friday, More Pieces of Me, On the Daily Express, What I Wore Wednesday, HowIFall

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Polka Dot Outfits

Hi everyone. Just a quick post to show you my polka dot outfits. Polka dots, in addition to florals, are most definitely my favourite print and have been for as long as I can remember. I love the vintage element and am always drawn to this print. I even wore it for my university graduation last year. It can be fun to go through the archives of a blog every once in a while and create these posts.  


What are your most loved prints?

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Outfit

Hi everyone. Isn't it interesting where life takes us sometimes. Thanks to the support and kindness of family, I find myself on a weekend away in the city. This is very different from my usual Saturdays which are very boring, I generally stay in bed all day resting from the week at work. Today we went for a walk around Darling Harbour, went to lunch and visited the markets. At the markets I bought this amazing 'Frozen' umbrella. Surprisingly I like Frozen, especially Princess Elsa because she is very pretty and I can relate to her a lot. Frozen merchandise is just about everywhere at the moment and I've wanted something for ages. What better than an umbrella, I cant wait to take it to work. The weather isn't great at the moment as it's rained for most of this month but with my panda umbrella and now my Frozen umbrella I don't actually mind. Darling Harbour is an excellent location for photos but the rain has made it very difficult. We walked around for ages just to get these few but any chance I have to do something different is great. In terms of my outfit this is a new dress I bought from Review. I more than ever need to cut back my spending but I'm using the end of college as an excuse to buy it at the moment. My new found love for yellow, combined with my long term love for polka dots makes this dress perfect. I also like how it's a darker shade of yellow; I've liked mustard yellow for awhile now having seen in on so many blogs but don't like it too dark so this is the ideal colour. I thought of my friend Mary from work when I bought this dress; it turns out she was the first to compliment my outfit when I wore it to work on Friday. I hope she buys the same dress and we can be matching! 

This week I've been feeling much more positive about life. It all started when I returned to work on Tuesday having been away at college for the week. The time away made me realise just how much I love the place I work, how grateful I am for the opportunity given the competitive job market for university graduates, and how I surprise myself each day with my capabilities. My job certainly isn't hard but I've had such low self confidence for my whole life that I still never expected I could do anything like this. It makes me very emotional sometimes when I think about how much I've exceeded any expectation I ever had for myself. After almost a year at my current job, going to work each day is still having this impact on me. I know it won't feel so positive forever, it comes and goes, but I'll try to enjoy it while I can. Also, the reality is starting to set in that I've actually finished college of law and its only the release of results and an admission ceremony needed for me to officially be a lawyer. I've basically done it. There is no better feeling in the whole world than achieving something beyond all your expectations.

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Review Shayla Dress
Florsheim Heels
Alannah Hill 'The Kinky Cat' Cardigan 
Frozen Umbrella! 
Collette Clutch Bag 

Linking to: Fashion Item Friday, What I Wore WednesdayMore Pieces of Me, On the Daily Express 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Outfit

As a fan of all things rainbow I am very pleased with my new dress which I received courtesy of OASAP. Inspired by the Chanel Spring/ Summer 2014 Collection, I've been waiting for a dress this colourful. At first, when I last had credits from OASAP, I wasn't completely sure about this dress. While I liked the design, sometimes you just don't know about quality and sizing when buying dresses online. I was expecting the material to be more like cotton but it is actually extremely shiny in texture, will probably be rather warm to wear in summer. I am definitely pleased I chose this dress. My bag also arrived from OASAP and, deciding to combine both pieces in the same outfit, that's where the purple theme came from. It can be fun to match different shades of the same colour. 

On a personal note, I finished the coursework component of The College of Law on Friday. I still have to officially submit my work experience and a lot of paperwork before I can graduate but the difficult part is over. There are no words to explain how big this is for me and I still can't even believe it is real. I've written so many times about how I always expected to fail at studying law so six years later I still can't believe I was ever capable of anything like this. I am actually going to be admitted as a lawyer very soon. I never planned to enroll in this  graduate law course; after finishing university two years ago I was convinced I'd done enough study to last a life time. However, in a small window of opportunity of about a month when I actually felt surprisingly positive about life, I made the decision to enroll. I'm lucky because shortly after I resorted to my usual negative way of thinking; if I hadn't made the decision when I did I never would have gone to The College of Law. The most difficult aspect of the course, in addition to studying while having a full time job, was dealing with the fact that my depression returned to an unprecedented level. Without saying too much, I did write in detail about this topic a couple of months ago, the sadness and exhaustion destroys me so much I spend every moment I'm not at work lying in bed. Trying to cope with the demands of study was beyond what I can explain. My life feels like it's been put on hold and now college is over I hope I can concentrate on other aspects of my life. I can't believe all my time outside work will now be free time. WOW!
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Colorful Geo A-line Dress c/o OASAP
Stylish Shoulder Bag in Lavender c/o OASAP
Guess Flats
Alannah Hill Baby, Baby Chips and Gravy Cardigan

Linking to: Simple Sequins, Manic Monday, On the Daily Express, What I Woe Wednesday, Whatcha Wearing Wednesday  

Friday, August 22, 2014

Tidebuy

Hi everyone. Today I wanted to introduce you to Tidebuy, the newest sponsor of my blog. I discovered the website this week and have found some very pretty clothes, shoes and accessories. My greatest discovery was finding that they sell the beautiful butterfly heels that I posted on my last wishlist here. The range of bags and heels impresses me the most so I've put together a collection of my favourites. 

Tidebuy Favourite Shoes& Bags

You can check out Tidebuy here.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Outfit

A number of you have asked to see how I styled my rather exciting kitty cat skirt which I recently posted here. So this weekend, in between the rain and the masses of assignments I have to complete (tax law, does anyone feel my pain?), I was able to quickly take some pictures. In terms of the styling options, this skirt is a dream. I just love how I can pick up any of the colours in the picture frames and transition it in to the top. At the moment I favour blue because it's less of an obvious choice than red or black and I have so many blue pieces from Alannah Hill. This particular cardigan reminds me of the Fiorucci angel tops we used to wear in the 1990s? The bow reminds me of the angel wings. Does anyone else remember them? What is there not to love about a skirt that's covered by pretty kittys. As a cat lover, I'm always searching for unique and fun cat pieces. The frame details add a lot to an already completely adorable design. I love how the white cat reminds me of my pretty kitty Juliette Princess Miracle and I adore how the tabby cat reminds me of my gorgeous Puss who was my kitty for most of my life growing up. It's nice when clothes have such lovely memories attached. Also, I can't believe I haven't styled my golden flats on my blog before. I wear them frequently and they are Marc by Marc Jacobs. Ever since I received my Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse flats as a gift last year which I posted here  I've loved Marc by Marc Jacobs flats of all varieties. Not only do they look amazing, they are the most comfortable shoes. I've bought two pairs since and both at very reasonable prices; if you search hard enough there are some good prices. There is also something very special about golden shoes. I'm always drawn to golden pieces but wish there were more of them around. No work for me this week. I have a week of exams and assessments which is much worse. I don't like my chances of passing them all either because, due to many reasons such as no motivation and the fact that I'm always at work and have no time, I don't feel prepared. We will see what happens.

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Bea and Dot Pretty as a Purr-trait Skirt
Marc by Marc Jacobs Gold Flats
Alannah Hill Hold Me Down Bag
Alannah Hill Cardigan

Linking to: Fashion Item Friday, What I Wore Wednesday, Manic Monday, On the Daily ExpressHow I Summer