Showing posts with label Chanel bag. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chanel bag. Show all posts

Friday, 26 June 2015

June Dress Week: Printed Maxi Dress Day and Night with Ankle Boots

Two different outfits with the same printed maxi dress! Showing you what I've recently worn for the June Dress Week style challenge, and what I wore for a house cooling party on the weekend.

I'm doing the #JuneDressWeek2 challenge with my blog buddy Kiki from According to Kiki. You can follow along with us on instagram: @kikimincks and @awayfromblue, or through our blogs.

What I wore:

Printed Maxi Dress in Winter layered with blue knit pink skull scarf ankle boots

Rebecca Minkoff aquamarine mini MAC with teal printed maxi dress
Jumper: thrifted blue Mossman knit jumper (new purchase)
Dress: Thrifted JayJays teal paisley print maxi dress
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin" (on sale!)
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine (on sale here!)


Why I wore it:

The style challenge for the day was 'take me away'. You can see how Kiki interpreted the theme here. I went with a maxi dress as it's the perfect piece for a holiday, take me away to the sun! Unfortunately it's cold, rainy and winter in Brisbane so I layered up a little with a cosy knit and a scarf. Comfortable for working from home and doing the day care drop off/pickup too.

As it's the second time I've worn this maxi dress since I bought it, my purchase review:
I'm so glad I bought this. I mentioned when I bought it and when I last wore it that I used to have something really similar when I was younger, in black. Every time I look at this dress I become more and more convinced I have owned it before, just in black and in a smaller size. I haven't had any luck finding an old photo of it though!
I love this dress. It's hard to say if it's because this dress is a great piece on its own or if it reminds me of the black one I outgrew years ago, but I love it either way. I wasn't really looking to add another maxi dress to my collection but I am so glad I did pick this one up, I can see it getting lots of wear in the warmer months especially. It's not a colour I'd normally go for, but since my wardrobe detox and getting 'my colour palette' done I've been branching out a little more with colour and this dress is perfect. So happy with this purchase.


Last worn: pink skull scarfteal maxi dress, Acne pistol boots, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.

Other ways to wear: skull scarf in spring with chambray dresscolourful maxi dress with a bright pashmina, pistol boots and printed shorts, aquamarine mini MAC bag with skinny jeans.








What I wore:

Teal printed maxi dress black cardi vintage Chanel flap ankle boots layered necklaces

Chanel vintage quilted lambskin flap bag
Necklaces: silver spiral necklace layered with Tai gold alphabet necklace and Dogeared silver wishbone necklace (on sale!)
Cardi: no label black long cardi
Dress: Thrifted JayJays teal paisley print maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap


Why I wore it:

I wasn't sure what to wear for a 'house cooling' party on the weekend. I didn't want to be too cold but I didn't want to dress too casually in jeans. I have been wearing maxi dresses a lot lately, and not just because I'm doing dress week style challenges. They are the perfect option for 'there is no dress code' events. They work for kid's birthday parties as well as grown up house parties.

It gave me another excuse to wear this printed maxi dress too, and although I wore it a few days after the outfit I posted above, I thought it would be a nice side-by-side post to show a day and evening look with the same dress. I did wish I'd worn a scarf or a thicker jacket with this - it was quite chilly in the evening, although we were warm enough once we got inside. Since I had the cardigan on I layered up some necklaces instead of bracelets, to add some accessories.

Leaving My Wardrobe: Black Cardigan

This cardigan has never been seen on the blog, that I could find. It's a piece I used to have in my desk at work for when the air conditioning got cold. Unlike my other cardigans, I don't enjoy wearing this one. It's not the best quality and it isn't the most comfortable to wear. I do have another black cardigan I haven't worn in years, despite enjoying wearing it, so there is no point keeping this one I don't like wearing. It is leaving my wardrobe.


Last worn: teal printed maxi dress (above), vintage Chanel flap bag. First time I've worn the boots as they are a new purchase, and first time I've worn the cardigan on the blog.

Other ways to wear: colourful maxi dress with a bright pashmina, vintage Chanel bag with another printed maxi dress at 39 weeks pregnant





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Friday, 5 December 2014

Maxi Dresses and Handbags: Casual Catch Up and Christmas Party

Here's what I wore to catch up with some other mummies:
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Balenciaga classic double tour bracelet in pearly grey
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Little Ukita bag in Rock Lobster


Wore this maxi dress out to the babies group at the local library to catch up with all the other mummies. I like wearing maxi skirts and dresses to this event each week as when I sit down on the floor with baby T, the dress makes an impromptu mat for baby T, if I've forgotten to include one of his little tummy time rugs in the baby bag!

This wasn't how I originally wore the maxi dress though. I usually tuck the elastic panel in under itself when I wear this dress (like here), and belt it so it stays in place. It makes it the perfect length for me. I was in such a rush that morning that I forgot to belt it. So I stood up holding baby T, and nearly tripped on the hem of the dress as I did so. I quickly tied a knot in the bottom of the dress to keep it off the floor, and wrapped a hair tie around it to keep it in place. I actually kinda liked the look when I got home! Not the most perfectly executed knot, but it stopped me tripping over myself and it was nice to wear this dress a little differently from the usual! Held in place when I went grocery shopping afterwards too.


Last worn: Ray-Ban Wayfarers, tie dye maxi dress, Havaianas, Marc by Marc Jacobs little Ukita bag.



Here's what I wore for a Christmas party:
NecklaceHouse of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress (on sale!)
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
Bracelets: the usual plus gold bangle set
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap from Reebonz


Another Jeanswest maxi dress! I like how easy maxi dresses are to style - you can wear them casually or dress them up a little. Wore this out to hubby's company's Christmas party. The venue and dress code was a bit more relaxed than previous years, but since I've always worn a maxi dress to this event each year, I figured that there was no need to break with tradition by wearing anything else! I spotted quite a few other maxi dress wearers there too, it's always a good choice for a party.

I wasn't sure about the black Chanel bag with the blue dress, but as I so rarely get the chance to get dressed up for an evening now with baby T, I thought it best to wear the bag when I knew it would be safe from inquisitive little hands ;) Just realised that I wore this handbag on my last evening date with hubby - our anniversary dinner the week before baby T arrived! I did try wear it frequently when I first got it, but I think if I want it to stay in good shape for another 30 years (it's an oldie!) then it's best to keep it to special occasions.


Last worn: printed maxi dress, Balenciaga sandals, vintage Chanel flap bag.




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Friday, 30 May 2014

39 Weeks Pregnant. Tank and Maxi Skirt, RM Mini MAC | Evening Wear: Zara Blazer, Printed Dress, Vintage Chanel Bag

Here's what I wore on Thursday:
39 weeks pregnant non-maternity clothes fitted tank stripe maxi skirt

rebecca minkoff aquamarine snake embossed leather mini MAC bag
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklace: statement disc necklace
TankJeanswest Jenni basic singlet in Emerald green
SkirtTarget black and white striped maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs labradorite bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine


Don't think I've ever worn this necklace on the blog before! Another find from my wardrobe clear-outs. I found a lot of neglected jewellery hiding away. Thought that the detail would be nice with the plain tank.

Just a comfortable casual outfit as I had to run a few errands on Thursday morning. I'm using my maternity leave to tick off all of my to-do list before baby arrives, but I'm taking it slowly and spreading it all out over the week so I'm still finding plenty of time to relax too. Thought the green of the top and the blue of the aqua bag paired nicely.


Last worn: Ray BansJeanswest green tank, striped maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.




Here's what I wore this evening:
39 weeks pregnant dressed up evening dinner anniversary outfit maxi skirt blazer

vintage Chanel quilted flap bag lady di
Jacket: thrifted Zara black blazer (new purchase)
Necklacevintage gold initial necklace
DressJeanswest grey snake print maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap from Reebonz


After spending the day shopping with my sister today, I went out with DH to celebrate our wedding anniversary this evening. We had dinner and a movie, celebrating our last anniversary where we don't have to arrange a baby sitter ;)

You can see a little peek of what I wore during the day out shopping on instagram if you're interested. Just a plain grey tank, and black jersey maxi skirt with a striped cardi for warmth. We came across a Priceline event and got free makeovers which was nice as it meant I was really dolled up for the evening.

Took these photos before the makeover sadly! Wanted to show you what I wore out for dinner instead of just another maxi skirt and tank combo, to show that it is possible to get dressed up even at 39 weeks pregnant! Although it did take me quite some time to find something to wear this morning... Thanks to baby dropping, I had just enough breathing room to wear this empire waist non-maternity maxi dress. I had to stick with a maxi dress as my feet were too swollen to fit into any shoes, and the dress hides the thongs (flip flops) I have on underneath. As relaxed as we are in Queensland, most restaurants require you to wear something a little more substantial on your feet!


Last worn: snake print maxi dress, Havaianas (see above), vintage Chanel flap. First time I've worn the blazer as it's a recent op-shop find.

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Friday, 17 January 2014

Jeanswest Little Black Dress, Chanel Vintage Flap | Casual Friday Jeans, Print Top, Balenciaga Velo Bag

Here's what I wore on Thursday:

Mica Away From Blue vintage Chanel quilted medium flap bag
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
Necklace: gold heart shaped necklace
DressJeanswest tucked ponte black dress
ShoesWittner 'Bolla' black bow detail flats
Bracelets: the usual
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap from Reebonz


I debated posting this outfit, as it wasn't put together in the happiest of circumstances. Still, it was what I wore on Thursday so I'm sharing it. Last week, one of our family friends passed away. She was a wonderful lady and will be dearly missed. She shared God's love with everyone she met and touched so many lives, and the overflowing church was a representation of that.

This simple black dress is what I wore to the memorial service, and to spend the rest of the day with family.


Last worn: Raybanlittle black dress, Wittner flats, vintage Chanel flap bag.



Here's what I wore for casual Friday today:
Casual Friday Printed Top Maternity Jeans Red Accessories

Away From Blue Balenciaga Coquelicot classic Velo Bag
SunglassesRayban new Wayfarers
NecklaceHouse of Harlow Dynamic necklace in gold
TopFrench Connection Moon Moire printed top
Jeans: Jeanswest Maternity slim straight jeans (new purchase)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs suede flats in red
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes Kelly double tour bracelet in rubis
BagBalenciaga Coquelicot Velo


The return of denim on the blog - I picked up my first pair of maternity jeans in the Jeanswest sale. They are really comfortable! A nice, simple, hassle free outfit for Friday.
It's been more than 6 months since I last wore this top, but keeping it in my wardrobe as it's nice and billowy and will still fit over the next few months.


Last worn: RayBan (see above), printed top, red suede flats, Balenciaga coquelicot velo. First time I've worn the jeans as they are a recent purchase.

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Sunday, 1 December 2013

Cardi and Cami, Jeans, Vintage Chanel Flap | Grey Tee, Pink Leopard Print Skinnies, RM mini MAC Bag

Here's what I wore on Saturday:

JacketAsos blazer in textured boucle with fluro binding (20% off with code GIMME20)
NecklaceRoie Designs pearl and antique gold long necklace
Top: Jeanswest 'Maria' cami in cream
Jeans: Sass and Bide "Straight up" jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs patent leather logo plaque flats (Black Friday Sale on now)
Bracelets: the usual
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap from Reebonz (40% off Black Friday sale)


Saturday was really cold and rainy, so layers were needed! The rain did stop in the afternoon, which was nice as it let me get OOTD photos. Went out to a friend's house in the evening for dinner and a few games of poker, it was lots of fun, and good to catch up with a friend I hadn't seen in a while.


Last worn: Asos boucle blazer, Jeanswest cami, Sass and Bide Jeans, MbMJ patent flats, vintage Chanel quilted flap bag.



Here's what I wore today:

TeeHendrick Boards Adopt Don't Shop grey tee for Chamsky
Jeans: gifted Portmans pink leopard print skinny jeans
Shoes: gifted Havaianas tropical print thongs
Bracelets: the usual
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine (Black Friday Sale on now)


First day of summer :) Nice casual outfit for Sunday. We spent some time this morning setting up our Christmas decorations and the Christmas tree, as well as going out for lunch and running some errands. Had Church Online in the evening too. Sadly, the cold weather was sticking around from yesterday, so ended up wearing jeans again. Was hoping for much more summery weather for December, but at least the sun came out.


Last worn: Adopt Don't Shop tee, pink leopard skinnies, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC.


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Saturday, 16 November 2013

Casual Friday, Work Christmas Party, Family Day at the Beach

Bit of a long blog post today - 3 outfits!

Here's what I wore to go to work on casual Friday:
away from blue jeans tee balenciaga day converse outfit

away from blue balenciaga tempete giant silver hardware day bag worn
Sunglasses: gifted Cotton On 'Risky Business' sunglasses in sky blue
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
TeeSpectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
Jeans: Jeanswest 'spoylt' super skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
Bracelets: the usual
BagBalenciaga giant hardware Day bag in 2009 tempete


Last worn: blue sunglasses, grey tee, Jeanswest jeans, Converse, Balenciaga giant day bag.


Then in the evening I got changed for DH's work Christmas party. It was really nice! Smart casual dress code again, just like last year. And again, I went with a maxi dress as a simple option :) We took photos beforehand which I was grateful for as I only had my phone at the venue and the lighting was bad for pics.
Away From blue work christmas party black french connection maxi dress chanel flap

Vintage Chanel quilted flap bag
Necklace: gifted silver spiral
DressFrench Connection Meadow jersey maxi dress in black
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
Bracelets: the usual
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap from Reebonz


Last worn: French Connection maxi dress, Balenciaga studded sandals, vintage Chanel flap bag.




Finally, here's what I wore today:
Family day at beach sister printed sun dresses LV neverfull funny cooper windy
Sunglasses: gifted Cotton On 'Kirsten sunnie' in yellow
Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
Dress: gifted Rivers Aztec print dress
BeltAsos skinny pale yellow belt
Shoes: gifted black slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual
BagLouis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

My sister wore:
Sunglasses: Jay Jays
Dress: Asos strappy sundress in giraffe print
Shoes: Havaianas with two-tone straps


Spent some time at Wellington point with the family today. We had a delicious BBQ lunch and then went for a walk over to King Island. By the time we were walking back to shore it was already pretty windy and we could see lightning in the storm clouds in the distance, so it was time to call it a day and take shelter. The wind might have been a bit much for Cooper in the end too, haha!


Last worn: yellow sunglasses, Aztec print dress, pale yellow belt, Havaianas, Louis Vuitton neverfull.


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Sunday, 14 April 2013

Coloured Denim: Pink Leopard Print and Chloe Ethel | Purple and Vintage Chanel Bag

Here's what I wore to go to the office on Saturday:
Top: band tee from KissChasy "Bones and skin" tour
Belt: gifted Portmans pink leopard print skinny jeans
Shoes: gifted black slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus enamel coated Marc By Marc Jacobs Katie bracelet in pink
BagChloe Ethel leather satchel in sweet pink


It was a long day, and dark and rainy when I went to take photos, so another indoor shot. Yes, what I wore to the office on the weekend :( We had to come into the office to get more work done on a project. It felt very wrong going into work on a Saturday! Wore these pink jeans and pink accessories to add some cheerfulness to my look. I've always thought the pink leopard print was too loud for the office, but on a day without a dress code they were perfect. The thongs weren't an issue either - there were a few people running around barefoot for maximum comfort!


Last worn: kisschasy tee, pink leopard print jeans, thongs, Chloe Ethel bag.


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Here's what I wore to go to a birthday lunch and work at Church Online today:
Top: Just Jeans black lace detail tank
Jeans: Jeanswest blackberry super skinny jeans (New Purchase)
Shoes: New Look black bow detail peep toe heels
Bracelets: the usual plus old multi-coloured bangle set, Indigo Rose Design black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap from Reebonz


Bought these awesome purple skinnies when I went late night shopping after work with my mum and sister. I'd seen them in store and online a few times, but wasn't sure if I could justify another pair of jeans. When we saw them in store this week, they were only $30 so I finally caved and bought them. Such a nice purple, I'm so glad I got them! Dressed up a little with heels as I knew I wouldn't have to do much walking today.


Last worn: lace detail tank, vintage Chanel flap. First wearing of the jeans, and first time I've worn the heels on the blog.


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Monday, 1 April 2013

Easter: Floral Maxi Dress, Yellow Cardi, Chanel Bag | Threadless Tee, Printed Shorts, Marc Jacobs Karlie

Here's what I wore to celebrate Easter Sunday with our families and work at Church Online in the evening:
Sunnies: gifted Cotton On 'Kirsten sunnie' in yellow
Cardi: Supre pale yellow bolero
Necklace: sterling silver monogram necklace C/O MyNameNecklace.com.au
Bracelets: the usual plus Lovisa 'Collette by Collette Dinnigan' twisted bow charm and heart charm silver bracelets, Chloe Paddington crystal charm bracelet from Reebonz offline sale
Dress: Jeanswest Grey floral print ruffle maxi dress
Belt: gifted Cotton On black waist belt
ShoesNine West silver strap sandals
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap from Reebonz


We went to church with my parents for the Easter service in the morning, so I wore a cardi as it can get chilly with the aircon. Thought florals and pastel yellow was fitting for easter Sunday! The maxi dress was comfortable for the BBQ lunch at the in-laws too. Hope you had a lovely Easter, however you celebrated.


Last worn: yellow sunniesgrey maxi dress, sandals, vintage Chanel bag. It's the first time I've worn the cardi on the blog although I've had it a while.


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Here's what I wore for the last day of the Easter break today:
Bracelets: the usual plus two beaded Sportsgirl Butterfly Foundation bracelets, enamel coated Marc By Marc Jacobs Katie bracelet in pink
Tee: Threadless Alphabet Zoo tee
Shorts: Jeanswest printed denim shorts
ShoesCotton On thin strap thongs in pink
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs 'Classic Q - Karlie' Crossbody Flap Bag in blossom pink with silver hardware (Reebonz Australia competition prize)

Very blue outfit today, so I went with pink accessories. Just a casual outfit for the last day of the long Easter break. Wish we could have another few days off to be honest! Over the holidays we managed to get a bit done and spend time with family which was nice. Pleased that the weather stayed so good as well.


Last worn: printed shorts, pink thongs, Marc Jacobs Karlie bag. First time the tee has been worn on the blog although I've had it a few years.


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Saturday, 16 February 2013

Sequin Embellished Tank, Black Skinny Jeans | Leopard, Burgundy Pants, Vintage Chanel Bag

Here's what I wore to work for casual Friday:
TopJeanswest 'Darcy' embellished top in Winter coral
Bracelets: the usual plus gifted Balenciaga classic pearly grey double tour bracelet
JeansCotton On black skinny jeans
ShoesRubi primo ballet flats in silver
BagSarah Conners Python bag in ebony

Close up of accessories and bag:

Had an important meeting on Friday, so wore my black jeans to be both casual Friday and meeting appropriate! There were rain showers all day, but we got lucky and managed to take these photos in a break just before the rains hit and stuck around that evening, which was nice.


The top was last worn here, jeans here, shoes here and bag here.

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Here's what I wore to go out shopping with DH and spend some time with family today:
TopForever 21 oversized leopard print top
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes Kelly Double tour bracelet in rubis and gifted Ferragamo double wrap bracelet
PantsJeansWest Fiona Skinny Leg pant in Shiraz
Shoes: gifted black slim Havaianas thongs
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap from Reebonz

Close up of accessories and bag:

Unfortunately the sun peeked out from the clouds just as we were taking photos, and I'd forgotten to bring a pair of sunnies! Should be more prepared.

Today was a cooler day with all the rain so I dressed for warmth and comfort as we went shopping to find DH a new pair of shoes. Of course while we were shoe shopping I popped into a few other stores ;) Only bought one item - a cute polka dot skirt - which I'm looking forward to wearing to work soon. :)


The top was last worn here, pants here, shoes here and bag here.

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Asos Pink Satin Singlet, Metallic Lace Skirt, Studded Sandals, Vintage Chanel Bag

Here's what I wore to spend the day shopping with my friends and family and going out for dinner in the evening:
Sunnies: Pink leopard print sunglasses from Paddy's Markets in Sydney
Necklace: Silver Owl pendant long necklace from Paddy's Markets plus gifted badge pinned to it
Bracelets: the usual plus House of Harlow Aztec Bangle in Fushcia pink and silver, gifted Balenciaga classic pearly grey double tour bracelet
TopAsos satin singlet in pink
SkirtCotton On metallic lace tulip skirt in frosted almond/silver
ShoesBalenciaga studded RGGH sandals in sorbet
Bag:  Chanel vintage quilted lambskin flap from Reebonz

Close up of accessories and bag:

Today's photos were unknowingly taken next to a wasp's nest. As soon as we found out, we ran! haha! Had a really nice day with my mum, sister and friend shopping, and then in the evening we went for dinner with the family. Busy day so late blog post, but a really good day too.


The sunnies were last worn here, singlet here, skirt here, shoes here and bag here.


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Saturday, 15 December 2012

OOTD Friday - Day and Evening - Jeanswest Jeans and Maxi Dress

A day late, as we had a big night last night and I didn't get a chance to blog. Two outfits in one today, so a big post!

Here's what I wore to work yesterday for casual Friday:
Sunnies: Orange sunglasses from Paddy's Market in Sydney
NecklaceHouse of Harlow silver and grey leather sunburst necklace
Bracelets: the usual plus Marc by Marc Jacobs enamel turnlock stripey hinge bracelet in black and whiteBalenciaga Silver Giant Triple Tour Bracelet in Rose Bruyere
TopJeanswest Audrey tonal print tank
JeansJeanswest 'spoylt' stretch slim flare jeans
ShoesWittner Mimi heels in mushroom
BagVintage Louis Vuitton speedy 25 in monogram canvas

Close up of accessories and bag:

The sunnies were last worn here, tank here, jeans here, heels here and bag here.

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I changed in the evening.
Here's what I wore on Friday night to go to DH's Christmas party:
Necklace: gifted silver and crystal detail necklace
Bracelets: the usual plus silver charm bracelet
DressJeanswest grey snake print maxi dress
ShoesNine West silver strap sandals
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap from Reebonz

Close up of accessories and bag:

Not the best outfit shot but I had to share with you the amazing view the venue had! We got to watch the sunset and there was even fireworks over the river. Just beautiful.

I wasn't sure what to expect for DH's work Christmas part as the dress code was "smart casual" which can have incredibly varied interpretations. I was happy with the maxi dress though, it was a very formal venue and I was comfortable all night. Some of the other ladies I met and chatted too had the same thoughts that I did - a dress always fits in! :)


The dress was last worn here, shoes here and bag here.

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Melbourne Cup: Jeanswest Printed Dress, Vintage Chanel Bag, Wittner Heels, Black Accessories

Here's what I wore to work on Melbourne Cup day today:
Sunnies: Yellow sunglasses from the Ekka
NecklaceCotton On Jewel drop necklace in black and silver
Bracelets: the usual plus Indigo Rose Design black leather Swarovski beaded wrap braceletMarc by Marc Jacobs enamel turnlock stripey hinge bracelet in black and white and Oscar's Law bracelet
DressJeanswest ruffle neckline Animal print dress
ShoesWittner Mimi heels in mushroom
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap from Reebonz

Close up of accessories and bag:

It was Melbourne Cup day here in Australia today. Victorians get the day off for it, and the rest of the country gets a long lunch or a break in the afternoon to watch the Melbourne Cup horse race. There's usually a lot of great race day fashion going on as well, and at work we had competitions for best dressed and best hat.

I thought this dress was a good choice, office appropriate but not too boring for race day with everyone else dressed in their best. Printed dresses are nice like that. Unfortunately, I didn't pick the winning horses in the office sweeps. The masterpiece we made as a group did win the best hat award for the gentleman brave enough to wear our creation though!

Hope you had a lovely cup day and had better luck on the horses! :)


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The sunglasses were last worn here, dress here, heels here and bag here.



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Saturday, 27 October 2012

Poppywinkle Giveaway! Skater Dress, Vintage Chanel Bag, Asos Sandals, Orange Sunnies

Here's what I wore to go today for a relaxing Saturday and to go to a Halloween street party:
Sunnies: Orange sunglasses from Paddy's Market in Sydney
Bracelets: the usual plus Indigo Rose Design black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet
Dress: Carla Skater Dress C/O Poppywinkle
ShoesAsos freefall leather sandals in black and gold
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap from Reebonz

Close up of accessories and bag:

The orange and black together on this dress made it a perfect choice to wear for the Halloween street party this evening :) We decided not to dress up and just enjoy watching the parade, but I couldn't resist dressing to the theme a little with a bit of orange. Although we left Cooper at home so he wouldn't get scared with the crowds, he did help out with outfit pictures.

I also have a great giveaway to share for my Aussie readers! Poppywinkle would like to offer one lucky winner free shipping and a $30 credit at their online store http://poppywinkle.com/.

Poppywinkle is a new Brisbane based business that sells affordable clothes and caters more to petite girls like myself. They are flexible with delivery options, and are happy to arrange meet-ups for those in Brisbane who don't want to wait for snail mail. As you've seen from me wearing some of their items this week, their pieces are great for office wear and weekends too.

Entering is really easy - just fill out the form below, there are 10 chances to win. There are lots of pretty clothes to choose from, I'm looking forward to reading your comments on what you would pick :)

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The sunnies were last worn here, shoes here, and bag here. It's the first time I've worn the dress.


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