Showing posts with label What I wore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label What I wore. Show all posts

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Purple, Orange, Aquamarine and Tan - Colour Blocking

Purple two days in a row!

Wore orange, purple and aquamarine today as part of the Fashionoclast Colour blocking Frivolous Friday challenge. Thanks again to Sheila at Ephemera for inspiring me to try this bright colour combination :)

Decided to wear tan sandals to go with it because although I have an awesome pair of purple heels that would be even better I hurt my knee at the Getaway Plan yesterday so flats were needed. After a long think of what to wear with purple and orange, I settled on the aqua bag and necklace and tan shoes.

Felt nice and bright to match the sunny weather. My only downside is how baggy these pants get at the knee after running around in them all day, they really start to sag. I love the colour so I keep pushing on with them. Thinking I should have sized down though. Something to keep in mind if you're buying these from asos.

Here's what I wore today:
Top: Supre purple singlet
Necklace: Lovisa turquoise and silver long disc necklace
Bracelets: the usual
Jeans: Burnt Ochre orange pants from Vero Moda at Asos
Shoes: Asos 'flossy' flat sandals in tan (New purchase)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in Aquamarine with python embossed leather (worn as clutch)

Closeup of accessories:

Had a great time at the Getaway Plan with my sister. I was glad they had a merch stand as it was so cold in the room I could put the tee on right away. They played so many of my fave songs, and my sister and I had a great view. Best part of the night was meeting Matt. I didn't know what to say. I kept saying "thank you" a lot, haha! He was so nice.
Highlight of my entire year! I was so excited! And blushing - very red face!

Some more photos we took at the show:

We were standing right at the front of the stage where Dave was playing - very awesome!

Best way to start the weekend. Hope you are having a great weekend too!

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Wearing a band tee

Relaxing Sunday today. Decided to wear one of my favourite band tees. I have lots of tees, I should wear them more often.

Here's what I wore:
Top: band tee from KissChasy "Bones and skin" tour
Bracelets: the usual
Boots: Acne pistol boots in "skin" from Miss Louise sale
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC with python embossed leather in aquamarine

Such a funny story behind this shirt. It's from the "Skin and bones" tour Kisschasy did in 2008. I don't have any photos of the show to show you as shortly after Kisschasy came on stage, my sister was kicked in the head by a crowd surfer. We ended up watching some of the show from the screens in the bar before heading to hospital. Luckily my sister only had minor concussion. The doctor was really nice too, asking us if it was the Kisschasy show we were at after noticing my tee. One of the more memorable shows my sister and I have seen together!

You're my mystery
You are always at my fingertips
Without you I'm just bones and skin 
- KissChasy, Strings & Drums

Hilarious video of the song if you haven't seen it:

Hope you had a good weekend!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

One day, two outfits

Busy Saturday today! I wore one outfit during the day and swapped to another in the evening. Does anyone else do that? :)

Here's what I wore to vote in the state election, run some errands and take Cooper to the groomers:
Singlet: Oscar's Law pink ladies singlet (from
Necklace: gift from DH
Bracelets: the usual
Jeans: Jeanswest
Thongs: Cotton On
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in Aquamarine with python embossed leather from shopbop
Can of solo: fundraising BBQ!

DH snapped this as we were enjoying a quick bite to eat at the BBQ after voting, that's why I'm sitting on a wall with a can of solo! hehe.

Cooper looks much better after his grooming - and he can see again! His face was getting too fluffy, he was really overdue a good cut.

Here's a quick before and after:
He's much happier after!

We are eading out to a friend's for dinner and drinks tonight so I changed what I was wearing. Cooper always wants cuddles after being at the groomers and although I love it, it means I get covered in cut hair. Not a good look for going out.

Here's what I'm wearing to dinner:
Top: just jeans black lace trim singlet
Bracelets: the usual
Pants: Burnt Ochre orange pants from Vero Moda at Asos
Wedges: Ninewest "Quicken" wedges in natural
Bag: vintage Chanel chevron evening bag

And now I have to go or I will be late. Have a great Saturday night everyone :)

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Rainy Day, Vintage Belted top

Very cold and rainy today - had to wear pants to work. Reviewing the photos after though I wish I'd either worn heels or worn different pants. But I really liked the belted top :)

Here's what I wore today:
Top: Vintage from the Thrifty Kitten (see matching skirt here)
Belt: Barkins (came with this dress)
Bracelets: the usual plus a fuschia jade and labradorite one from Indigo Rose Design
Pants: pinstripe pants from Basque
Shoes: skechers black flats
Bag: Marco Tagliaferri first generation birk bag in navy

Closeup of accessories:

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Failed trip

DH, Cooper and I were going to go to the beach up the coast today with some of DH's mates. They left early this morning and we were going to join them this afternoon as we had some things to do this morning. Just as we were about to get into the car to join them we got a message to say the rain had set in and it was a complete washout. It was good to find out before we made the long trip, but a shame as we were looking forward to it.

As I was feeling comfortable in my beach wear I didn't bother to change all day.

Here's what I wore:
Tee: Jeans west grey frill sleeve tee
Shorts: Jeans west
Bracelets: the usual
Shoes: Cotton On thongs
Bag: ThursdayFriday 'together' bag with birkin print

Covered up with this amazing paisley print jacket from Just Jeans. Got it on sale, reduced from $60 to $5! Weird pic because I'm trying to show you how relaxed it is with the loose sleeves. Really nice to wear.

Hope you had a lovely Sunday and none of your plans fell through because of the weather!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

AWL Vintage Market

Took a trip to the Animal Welfare League of Queensland's vintage market today with DH, my mother in law and sister in law.

We had a really good time. Thankfully the rain held off until later in the afternoon when we were back home.

Here's what I wore today:
Top: Jeanswest "Sarah" stripe tank
Necklace: gift from DH
Bracelets: the usual plus swarovski crystal bracelet from Indigo Rose Design
Jeans: also jeanswest!
Shoes: Cotton On thongs
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in Aquamarine with python embossed leather from Shopbop (new purchase!)

Closeup of accessories:

Some more pics of the day :)

This was the Thrifty Kitten stall - it was good to see the facebook store items up close, and browse the extra ones available at the market. I even got to meet Zoe, who is a sweetheart and has the best eye for picking great items from the AWL thrift stores. It was nice meeting her after we've emailed so much when I've bought things through the facebook store.

I went home with a great dress and sweater. We also bought some cupcakes and baked goods too, but they were hastily gobbled up!

Cooper enjoyed coming along to the markets - I love that AWL makes their events dog friendly!
He was very tired on the trip home after all the excitement and started to fall asleep on my leg. Isn't he cute?

Hope you had a great Saturday too!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

When it's okay to wear trackie dacks

Not feeling well today. I curled up for most of the day with Cooper, as well as working from home to get some urgent things done.

Walking the dog or feeling sick are times I think it's okay to wear trackie dacks. (Or tracksuit pants for the non-Aussies!) When do you wear trackie dacks?

Here's what I wore today:

Pants: Juicy Couture
Top: Just Jeans ribbed button detail tank

Look at Cooper's little tongue - he's so cute! He's such a snugly couch potato. I'm glad every day that we adopted him.

I was featured over at the Fashionoclast in their Frivolous Friday round up today if you want to check it out here. I'm not wearing trackies there ;)

Here's another cute picture of Cooper to apologise for the lack of a proper outfit post.
Hopefully feeling better and back to normal tomorrow!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Lack of Cowboy Boots

Lazy Sunday today. I created a "western wear" outfit for the Frivolous Friday challenge at the Fashionoclast.

I think the scarf as a bandanna worked well, but the addition of cowboy boots would have been even better for the challenge. My Asos boots did the job instead, as I don't own cowboy boots. I feel I should somehow.

Top: Jeanswest singlet
Scarf: no brand, from a market years ago
Bracelets: the usual plus two labradorite ones from Indigo Rose Design
Jeans: Sass and Bide "neon nights"
Boots: Asos Cleo leather long leg boots

Closeup of accessories:

Do you own cowboy boots?

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Striped Maxi Dress

I am in love with this maxi dress! I saw Reebonz had a Suboo sale a few months back and although I'd never heard of Suboo before the prices were cheaper than the sale prices on the Suboo website itself so I thought I'd give this dress a go.

The dress had to be altered as I'm so short, so this is it back from the tailor for it's first outing. Perfect for a relaxing Saturday and dinner with the in laws in the evening.

Dress: Suboo Riviera Nautical Maxi dress from Reebonz
Hat: vintage 1950's sunhat from The Thrifty Kitten $15 sale last week
Necklace:  long black multi chain necklace from Indigo Rose Design
Bracelets: the usual plus fushia jade stone bracelet from Indigo Rose Design
Shoes: Balenciaga sorbet RGGH studded sandals
Bag: Chanel vintage quilted lambskin flap also from Reebonz

I'm not a hat person but I made an exception for this stunning hat - perfect for keeping the sun off my face on a hot sunny day like today. It has the honour of being the only hat I've purchased.

Closeup of accessories:

Hope you all had a lovely Saturday :)

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Orange and purple

Have been wanting to try orange and purple together after seeing this amazing outfit from Sheila at Ephermera.

Got a chance to try today with an orange tee and purple bag.

Here's what I wore today:
Tee: Sass & Bide new day rising tee
Necklace: Juicy Couture charm on a gold chain, both gifted from my bestie.
Bracelets: the usual
Jeans: Sass & Bide
Shoes: Big W thongs ($2!)
Bag: Balenciaga 2008 Sapphire RH city

Closeup of accessories:

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Orange Pants on a Rainy Day

DH and I went out to DFO to pick up some new work clothes for him. We got there early morning and were still there in the afternoon, shopping up a storm! Not the quick trip we had anticipated. I bought a few things myself, including this halter neck maxi dress for a wedding we have coming up next month. Reduced from $120 to $30! Got lots of tees and tops too, so many things were reduced to $5 it was difficult to resist!

It rained heavily all day, so today's pic is an inside one. Here's what I wore today:

Top: Jeanswest singlet
Necklace: gifted, freshwater pearls
Bracelets: the usual plus 2 freshwater bracelets by Indigo Rose Design
Jeans: Burnt Ochre orange pants from Vero Moda at Asos
Shoes: Cotton On thongs
Bag: Balenciaga Black 2010 Part Time with GSH

Kind of disappointed with the way these jeans are starting to sag at the knees after only a couple of wears - maybe a little bit too much stretch in them.

Cooper doesn't mind spending time inside away from the rain - as he has lots of toys to amuse himself with!

He is such a spoilt little man!

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Orange pants, pink nails

I have a small confession. I bought these pants at Asos thinking that they were red pants, not orange. I was using a different computer that evidently had major issues showing colours. I think I love them even more than the red ones though!

Here's what I wore today:
Singlet: Sass & Bide Musical Genius tank
Necklace: Black multi chain necklace from Indigo Rose Design
Bracelets: the usual
Jeans: Burnt Ochre orange pants from Vero Moda at Asos
Bag: Vintage Chanel chevron evening bag
Nail polish: Chanel 535 May pink polish (gift from my bestie)

Closeup of accessories on the polish on my nails:

I have owned 2 pairs of bright pants before: a bright pink pair when I was much younger that I loved, and a red pair of Ripcurl ones a few years ago. I no longer have either, and I doubt I would fit into them if I did.

Here's an old pic of the red ones:

What do you think is better, red pants or orange pants? Could I justify buying a red pair too?

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Feeling uninspired

Today was a funny day weather-wise! Showery and stormy but very hot and humid too. It was very cool yesterday and I expected it to be the same today, but it was overcast and rainy and warm at the same time.

Had absolutely no idea what to wear. I wanted to wear something warm because of the rain, but cool because of the humidity. After spending much too long staring at my clothes and needing to get to the post office before it closed I just picked random things. A very uninspired outfit. I like red and blue together, but this is maybe too much blue.

Here's what I wore today:

Necklace: gifted from a wonderful friend
Bracelets: the usual
Top: Cotton On
Shorts: Jeans west denim cuff shorts
Shoes: Cotton On thongs
Bag: Balenciaga Sang 2010 GSH flat clutch

(Scary ghost like pale skin courtesy of my camera being unsure what to do with the weird weather too, hehe!)

Closeup of accessories:

Got a pressie from my bestie today too!  This is what she gave me:

She is the best bestie ever, don't you think? Spent some time this evening putting the polish on - my first Chanel polish! I will try to take a picture of it in natural light tomorrow to show off the lovely pink colour.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

CSI Experience, Sand Sculptures

Had a great day today spending some time on the coast with my sister and her boyfriend. We had a lovely stroll along the beach, had lunch, saw the amazing exhibits at the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships and went through the CSI Exhibition.

Here's what I wore today:
Dress: Asos red leopard print dress with dipped hem
Belt: had it so long not sure, maybe Supre?
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes Kelly double tour bracelet in Rubis and a hair tie!
Shoes: Asos Flirt leather sandals
Bag: Balenciaga Coquelicot 2011 RH Velo from Reebonz

Closeup of accessories:

Here's one of the amazing sand sculptures we saw - this one was the biggest, it was incredible.

And we had some fun in the CSI Exhibition too, they have an area where you can have your photos taken in Gil Grissom's office. It was lots of fun playing with props. We ended up with quite a few photos, so I thought I'd share one with you.

Ended the night with church online as usual.

Hope you had a lovely weekend :)

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Belts and Buckles, Virtual Fashion Week party

Nice relaxing Saturday with DH and Cooper. I wore my bling belt as part of the Frivolous Friday: Belts and Buckles challenge at the Fashionoclast

Here's what I wore today:
Tee: Supre
Necklace: Chanel (via Reebonz)
Bracelets: the usual plus a Swarovski crystal one from Indigo Rose Design
Belt: extremely old, no idea where I got it
Shorts: Jeans west
Bag: Balenciaga 2005 Magenta RH work (Yep, again! Sorry I'm in a bit of a bag rut but I love this bag!)
Shoes: Cotton On thongs

Wore some blingy accessories to match the belt buckle. It's basically a standard belt buckle covered in diamantes. It was my favourite belt for a few years.

Closeup of accessories:

The lovely Sam from Style of Sam threw a Virtual fashion Week party yesterday - and I virtually attended! Check out the fun pics everyone sent in for the party here. I hope it's a new tradition on her blog.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Singlet and Shorts, Asos Fashion Finder

Relaxing Sunday again - DH and I went out for lunch. The weather called for shorts and a singlet again, but I thought I'd switch it up a bit so it was a little different from yesterday's outfit. Wore paper bag waist shorts and wedges instead of denim shorts and sandals.

Here's what I wore:

Singlet: Jeanswest animal print racer back singlet
Shorts: Asos paper bag waist shorts
Necklace: oldie from Diva I think
Bracelets: the usual plus a labradorite one made by a talented friend. It sparkles in the sun, so pretty.
Shoes: Nine west wedges
Clutch: Balenciaga Sang 2010 GSH flat clutch

Closeup of the accessories:

I think these are the perfect wedge - they are high but the platform makes them so comfortable.

Signed up for the Asos Fashion Finder this afternoon - I'm on there as AwayFromBlue. Is anyone else using it?

Finished up the day with church online in the evening at Hope you had a lovely weekend :)

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Blogger interview, Cooper and Mica want Oscar's Law!

I am so excited to see this post on The Fashionoclast today! Frederik, one of the writers at the Fashionoclast asked if I would like to be interviewed and of course I said yes. The thing I like best about it is how eloquent his introduction is compared to my responses ;)

So go ahead and check out my first ever blog interview here at The Fashionoclast!

Relaxing day today spending time with my family and a trip to the park. Cooper got some exercise while we fed the ducks and strolled around. My sister and I couldn't resist playing on the swings for a bit before we left!

Here's what I wore:
Singlet: Oscar's Law pink ladies singlet (via
Necklace: gift from DH
Bracelets: the usual
Shorts: Jeanswest denim shorts
Shoes: Balenciaga sorbet 2010 RGGH studded sandals
Bag: Balenciaga 2008 Sapphire RH city

I wore my pink Oscar's Law singlet as Cooper and I want Oscar's Law!

In Australia puppy farms (puppy mills or puppy factories) are legally allowed to exist and provide pet stores with puppies to sell, while over 200,000 animals are put down in shelters every year. (Source)
I dream of one day being able to proudly say that I come from a country where puppy farms are outlawed and the only animals in pet stores are shelter animals waiting to be adopted.

That's why I support Oscar's Law. (Plus Cooper looks so cute in his bandanna!)