April 4, 2014

loving things mesh panel dress

Dress: Loving Things. Sunglasses: Rubi. Shoes: Kmart. 

This dress by Loving Things is something I would save for a more formal occasion then my usual cafĂ© dates. I won the auction at only twenty-five dollars including postage for a dress that has never been worn. It has a mesh top with white panels, fitted waist and flared purple skirt with a chiffon layer. It is also super soft and comfortable. Loving Things is an Australian brand that supplies big companies like City Beach to smaller boutiques, I cannot find a website. 

You can probably tell that lately I have gone completely EBay crazy. After selling a huge amount of clothes through EBay myself and rediscovering that it isn't all bad quality items and actually has a lot of great brands being sold really cheap by girls like me that the item didn't fit or are cleaning out there wardrobe, I have probably doubled my dress inventory in the last two months with mostly Australian brands and good quality items for less than half price.

This month I will be hosting an International Giveaway for a Black Fujifilm Instax Mini Polaroid Camera, follow to make sure you don't miss out!

Also, in case you were wondering all of my pictures are taken in my backyard by myself with a Canon 60D, tripod and remote. 
  I would like to take a moment to appreciate my boyfriend. We celebrated eighteen months together on the first of April and I could not be happier. This boy never fails to make me smile. I didn’t know they made them as amazing as he is. I love you.

March 14, 2014

paper heart aztec print dress

Dress: Paper Heart. Sunglasses: Rubi. Necklace: EBay (similar). Shoes: Kmart. 

This is another total bargain I found on EBay this month that I scored ‘new without tags’ for under $25. It is the Australian brand Paper Heart, who I absolutely love; their items always fit well are on trend and well made. I don’t usually go for bold prints or warm colours but I was addicted to this dress from the moment I tried it on, I actually have to try not to wear it everyday! I was naughty and also bought this dress in Black, White and Mint. It’s easy to wear, flattering and can be worn casually or dressed up. I never ‘accessorize’ as it’s not my thing but the wide bare front called for a statement necklace, I chose my go to item, a big bronze sugar skull piece my boyfriend bought me when we first started dating.

Also, next month in celebration of reaching 500 followers on GFC I am doing an international giveaway for a Black Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Polaroid Camera!

March 2, 2014

floral pencil skirt from rosewholesale

Skirt: Rose Wholesale. Singlet: Supre. Sunglasses: Rubi. Shoes: Kmart.

I absolutely love high-waist skirts and shorts, they’re perfect casually or dressed up and to hide my little post lunch tummy bump. When Rose Wholesales approached me to do a clothing review I was thrilled to say the least. After looking through their massive range online I decided on this skirt and a bodycon dress which ended up being too small for me. Postage took around a month to arrive and when I opened my skirt there were a few stray threads I had to cut off. 

This skirt is so versatile and always shows off the minimum curves I have (it looks like I have a booty!). So underneath a baggy white button up, with this basic Supré singlet or even under printed t-shirts it is always flattering and a bit sexy. I have trouble choosing high waisted clothing as I am always a size 8AU however my waist is a size 6AU so I went for a small and it fits so well, although I think I will put a bit of elastic in the top to bring it in. It did have a bit of colour run when I washed it the first time however I take no special steps in washing my clothes and this could be why.

Overall I absolutely love this skirt and it has started my new love affair for pencil skirts.

Also, I finally had my hair done at a salon after months of growing out my bleach blonde. I had regrowth down to my ears and noticed that it looks absolutely awful after seeing a few pictures of myself from the previous weekend (example: last picture at bottom of post). I had a slight balayage done so I can continue trying to grow out my hair.

The massive flower arrangement from my partner's mother for my 21st, before I got my hair done!

February 18, 2014

paper heart cut out skater / massive ebay sale

It was my twenty first birthday on the thirteenth of February and in the spirit of Valentine’s and an adorable breakfast date with my boyfriend, I wore this lovely mulled wine colored, heart shaped cut out, skater dress by Paper Heart. I absolutely love this style of dress and saw them everywhere a while ago however this one is somewhat disappointing. The zip is quite stiff making the back of the dress slightly out of shape and the top is sort of out of ratio with the skirt. It is still very wearable though and it was another bargain I found on EBay. 

On the weekend after my birthday my friend’s and I got a rooftop apartment in a building that has a nightclub at the bottom. The view was absolutely spectacular and the location was lovely. We went to dinner at a local Mexican restaurant where we had a few cocktails to start the night. Overall I was just happy to spend time away from work and with some close friends.