Friday Nights, not Festivals

On the weekend I was meant to head off to my fifth and final festival of the season. Unfortunately I have been far too busy so I decided to sell my ticket and have a weekend at home instead.

I wholly intended not to go out, to stay at home and do all those things I’ve been putting off, like doing my laundry and cleaning up my room. But by the time I finished work on Friday I desperately needed to let off some steam – which I did in my usual fashion of a few (too many) drinks and some serious dancing.

It’s been a while since I got really dressed up and I was particularly excited about using my new Poppy Lissiman clutch for the first time.

Outfit: Jacket (Target, $30), Dress (BooHoo, $20), Bag (Poppy Lissiman, $85) & Heels (Target, $15)

{smokey eye & bold lips}

  

{infinity bun, which was super easy!}

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Mum Appreciation Post

It’s no secret that my mum plays a big part in my style. She seems to pop out quite often in this blog, whether it be some rule or tip she taught me as a child or an article of clothing she has given me. I’m extremely lucky that my mum has excellent taste (most of the time) and is a borderline shop-a-holic, meaning I am constantly being gifted great clothes, including this woollen skirt and these awesome tan shoe boots. I sometimes feel she is just as happy living out her fashion dreams through me as she is when she buys something for herself (she is aware her mini skirt and 5-inch heels days are done).

I am looking forward to spending the Easter long weekend with her going through a mountain of old clothes in preparation for selling them at markets and online. Keep an eye out next weekend as I will be documenting some of our a best, worst and most unusual finds.

Outfit: Top (CottonOn, $5), MIsshop Skirt (Myer, from mum) & Shoe Boots (from Mum)

Welcoming Winter

It may still be 2 months away, but this week Melbourne has decided to give us the first taste of Winter. As much as I am looking forward to scarves and beanies I think March is a little too early to start bringing them out. Instead I pulled out my wide leg pants and a knitted vest – toasty warm, but not too wintery – although I did wear a coat to and from work for the first time this year!

Outfit: Free Fusion Top (Target, $6), Knitted Vest, Pants (Review, $50), Heels (Wittner, $15) & Coat (below) (Target, $20)

{All rugged up in purple coat and matching glasses}

When all else fails…


When all else fails, stick to the classics.

It has been seriously hectic for me over the last week – I’ve had heaps of events to work on, we held a party at my house on the weekend and I’m currently having to cover reception as well as doing all my other work – so apologies for no posts in a while.

It’s times like this that I’m glad I have some seriously stylish dresses I know will work time and time again without too much thought – thank goodness!

Outfit: Dress (DFO, $20), Top (Supre, $8) & Heels (from mum)

Shoe Change

I clearly love this School Girl-esque collared dress as you’ve seen it here, here and here. It’s truly a stand alone piece that I only ever pair with dark tights and possibly a blazer. The one thing I have noticed that has changed each time I have blogged this outfit are my shoes.

It does get hard not to repeat outfits but I must say it is a lot easier having an extensive shoe collection like mine.

How would you change up the styling with a piece like this?

Outfit: Dress (Dotti) & Heels (Big W)

St Patrick’s Day – Part 2

So it turns out my evening St Paddy’s outfit wasn’t as out there as originally planned. Due to a killer of cold going around at the moment, we decided to stay at home and order in – did you know you can get hot dogs delivered? Life changing!

But just because I didn’t go out, doesn’t mean I was going to miss the opportunity to squeeze in another festive outfit. When I’m trying to plan an outfit I often visualise my wardrobe (it helps that I feel the need to have everything sorted into type and colour), but I always seem to forget about these printed green jeans. As well as being perfect for a little Irish spirit, they are thicker than your average pair of jeans and have a slightly plush feel. I have a feeling I won’t be forgetting about them come winter!

Outfit: Leather Jacket (My parent bought for me in Europe), Top (Supre, $5), Jeans (Myer) & Boots (Kmart, $12)

St Patrick’s Day

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

I never miss an opportunity to be festive and dress in a theme and today it’s all about green. It actually took me a while to settle on this work appropriate St Paddy’s outfit because it turns out I own a lot of green! When considering what work appropriate items I had I found a green blazer, cardigan, jumper, top, skirt and belt. In the end I decided I don’t have enough excuses to wear this awesome vintage green belt and decided to base my outfit around that.

I plan to wear something a little more out there when I go out for a drink (or two) tonight – green beer anyone?

Outfit: Country Road Cardigan, Top (Jacqui E), Belt (Vintage), Forecast Skirt (Opshop, $6) & Heels (BooHoo, $35)