Sydney based style & fashion blogger in love with her significant other, pretty pictures and chocolate

24
Jul
2014

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Feature: Flower Power with Bloombox Co

Many of you know that I’m a sucker for flowers. Flowers make the house feel more welcoming, more bright and alive. Bloombox Co have a great idea of offering a floral subscription service where fresh flowers are delivered straight to your door. What I love about this idea is that with this service, you no longer have to do 5am mornings at the Flowers Markets to get pretty blooms. They will be launching in Spring so sign up to their newsletter and stay tuned on how you can get your own floral subscription.

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The girls behind Bloombox Co have a vision of creating something beautiful and fun.

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This hashtag; #OMGFLOWERS was my exact reaction when I opened the box. I love my flowers that I’m even willing to wake up early on Saturdays for them. I love putting together flowers and have been collecting so many jars and bottles to use as vases.

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How amazing is this selection of flowers? What I love most is that they included flowers I have never seen before and ones I will be looking out for in the future.

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They included the sweetest personalised letter. I felt so touched.

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Their packaging and branding is so great. It’s the best for those who love minimalism and for those who love pretty stationary and branding. You can tell the girls had put a lot of effort and invested so much in what they believe in, it’s so inspiring.

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Instead of taking photos of my flowers in my recycled vases, I thought I would showcase them in flatlays. Believe it or not, these are so hard to do! Getting the right angle, lighting and distribution of products and colours is tough. Practice makes perfect!

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My best friend, Brian is such a talented landscape photographer. I have been encouraging him to sell his work in prints so if anyone is interested, let me know!

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The selection of flowers is a great range and I love how there are so many different colours to play around with.

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The beauty of how individual pieces go so well together.

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Don’t be fooled with the amount of Chanel items I have in these photos. The boxes are props and used for the photos. While my parents were travelling Europe, for my birthday, they gifted me with Chanel makeup. They were packed in their individual boxes, combined with tissues inside another box and placed inside a bigger box with lots of ribbons.

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Another of Brian’s amazing work. Isn’t he the best? I also reuse diffuser containers as vases. It can only fit 1-3 flowers so it’s great for larger flowers like the white one above.

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Don’t forget to sign up to Bloombox Co’s mail subscription to be one of the first to know when their floral subscription services will be live and ready for you to have delivered to your door.

Flowers always brighten up my day, they help you get creative and I love how passionate I have become with this new found hobby. I can finally sleep in on Saturday mornings!




23
Jul
2014

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Outfit Post: Bear Hug

Photographer: Ramon

Staple pieces are starting to be easier to come by. Last year it was all about the printed leggings, flouro and colour blocking. This year has become all about taking away from these pieces and finding ones that will withstand the test of time. - Kidding! Not that long but you catch my drift.

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On cold winter days, it means you can start bringing out the coats to keep you warm. This long woolen coat from St Frock is one of the best I have sitting in my closet. It comes in Grey and Tan and although grey is a great colour, I chose Tan as you can wear this colour on cold days in Autumn and cold days in Spring - I’m all for versatility and this coat it staple piece that will last over seasons.

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I decided to pair it with my other staple pieces; a timeless bag, leather pants (as long as it’s breathable or you will turn into Ross from FRIENDS and his issues with his leather pants), a striped blouse and my favourite boots from Zu Shoes.

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Winter this year has been amazing and is exactly what Summer in Wellington, NZ feels like. it’s warm in the sun with a nice cool breeze.

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This outfit served me well for my casual friday work attire as it kept me nice and warm. Since I work for a company who also tests and calibrate equipment, it’s essential that the room temperature is as a certain degree i.e. cold, in order for the technicians to test and service the equipment properly.

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Recently, I have come down with a severe infection and has resulted in me having to change my diet while I’m on medication. Do you know how hard it is to not eat anything with sugars?! It’s so difficult!

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My days are starting to feel much shorter than before, I come into work with the sun blazing out of my window and it’s so hard to see anything on my screen and then look up after writing a few notes and the sun has gone down. After seeing awful news stories and the world on the verge of a World War III, it makes me wonder if I have given up and wasted too much time trying to perfect a plan for the next 50 years of my life instead of doing it. Time is so precious.

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I have so many posts to get out this week and will have another one out tomorrow for you guys. I have drafted them all but need to organise and source the photos before I can publish them and you will be relived to know that they won’t all contain photos of me! YAY!

Till next time my lovely readers! If I don’t see you on my blog, I’ll see you on Instagram.

Tan woollen coat: St Frock
Striped blouse: Blue Jade
Leather pants: Sass and Bide
"Mob" boots: Zu Shoes
Prada saffiano tote: Prada




21
Jul
2014

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Outfit Post: Off Duty

Photographer: Ramon

Recently, Ramon and I did a collaboration with the gorgeous girls; Michelle and Brigette from Carousel of Colour. The theme we agreed on was boyfriend jeans and without consulting each other as to what we should wear so that we wouldn’t clash, we all turned up looking different and I love how it just shows how different people are and how they can express that in the beauty of styling and fashion.

This outfit is also my entry for the Somedays Lovin ” Off Duty” Style Challenge thanks to Somedays Lovin, Arrow Divine and Shambhala.

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I opted a different route, I wanted something that was more relaxed as boyfriend jeans are extremely comfortable to the point that I just want to sleep in them and lounge around in them all day! Usually I would style them in a more chic, sleek, feminine and the most girly way imaginable but I thought I’d adopt a rocker/grunge-chic x relaxed vibe today.

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I’m loving this change of style and it’s so comfortable and very different to what I would usually wear that I even surprised myself that I was able to pull a look off (I like to hope I did).

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Surry Hills is such a great location to take photos, I love the historical apartments, different colours and how many brunching places you can try! We’re starting to discover Sydney more and after we’ve ticked off our boxes with Surry Hills, next stop will be Newtown. - I’ve heard that there is a place that sells the best cronuts.

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We tried to capture as much light as we could to take these photos. Unfortunately, the sun was hiding behind clouds and apartment buildings and only came out to say “hi” every few minutes and Ramon was able to capture what he could. I love this photo he’s taken.

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The girls were awesome and unlike myself, were so confident in front of the camera on the very public streets of Surry Hills (yes, the place I was mugged a few years ago). I love their confidence!

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We had a great time walking back and forth to get the right shot. I love how we’re so different in style.

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The collaboration came about when Ramon had been asking me to be more adventurous and adopt more confidence and shoot in city areas instead of suburban, empty and abandoned places. I lack confidence. You seem me on my blog posting photos that I still hesitate to push the “publish” button on and I still hide behind someone if someone sees me having my photo taken. It’s tough being a blogger, especially when you need to get that full body shot. I’m so glad that Ramon was able to experience and branch out of the nature, bushland and empty parking buildings to shoot in an area that was more colourful, with people around and with 2 confident and beautiful girls.

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Michelle styled her boyfriend jeans in a very sweet and delicate way. Very sleek with her vest and matching the colour with her shoes. Her vintage Chanel clutch with timeless golden hardware was a great touch and it helped bring out the look to be more classy. More photos to come in another post! I couldn’t hold off posting them.

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Brigette styled her boyfriend jeans with the double denim trend. A tend she executed perfectly with the cutest connect the dots tee and Mickey Mouse denim jacket.

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I had such a good time collaborating that Ramon and I have got a couple more in the works for both our blogs so stay tuned and more photos of this shoot will be coming soon.

Ice blue boyfriend jeans with rips: Somedays Loving
Sheer Blouse: 6ks
"Mob" boots: Zu Shoes
Felt hat: Cotton On
Leather jacket with studs: Jay Jays




20
Jul
2014

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Outfit Post: Better Days

Photographer: Ramon

I didn’t realise till I looked through my Instagram gallery that I have been wearing monochrome a lot lately and today’s outfit post is no different. During winter I try to stay clear of black clothing and add colour. My preferred and unintentional colour choice to brighten up black is white. It’s funny how subconsciously you pick up on trends and not notice till you look back.

I had the honour of collaborating with Ninety Ninety One on a few outfits and this is the first of many to come. They stock this amazing geometric knit skirt that you can wear for all seasons. They have a large range of stock and are continuously releasing new stock weekly.

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I decided to style the skirt with an off-shoulder knit from St Frock. it’s winter and although you can do a lot with this skirt, it’s still winter and pairing it with a knit on a warm winter’s day seems the right way to go. I also bought out my military blazer to keep me warm. The skirt is nice and thick and I love how it’s well structured that even in the wind, it doesn’t blow up (tried and tested during a windy day).

After 4 years, this blazer has really served it’s purpose and although the military trends seems to have been done and dusted, I like to bring it out to remind me of my $10 finds in Chinatown. - The pastel coats that are currently on trend this winter can be what I wear next winter.

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My hair is shorter! I had my hair cut by such an amazing team and after writing of my concerns over finding a good hairdresser in Sydney, I have finally found one and can’t wait to post about it on my blog soon. My hair feels so much lighter, healthier and takes only 5 minutes to do my hair.

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Yes, I’m wearing my trusty sunglasses that I keep forgetting I have. Ramon did remind me that I should get 2 pairs; one to keep in the car for when I’m driving and another to keep in my bag. I must admit that it took me together to find good sunglasses. I wanted sunglasses that were large that had a thin frame. I found these at Tiffany & Co and I didn’t even know they did sunglasses at the time. I was lusting for a pair of Chanel’s but the style I wanted was an older season and I was too scared to buy online as I’ve heard some horror stories of receiving fake pairs.

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The print on the skirt is amazing. I love the flare and yes, I’m wearing the cutest “Mob” boots by Zu Shoes and the Prada Tote. 2 items that have become staple pieces in my wardrobe. You can’t go wrong with them!

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I have more collaborations with Ninety Ninety One that will be coming on the blog soon! You can see previews on my Instagram where I post a lot more frequently as I’ve been suffering from a bit of “blogger’s block”.

After a very busy week at work, I’m glad I survived it. I have been inspired by calligraphy and want to pursue it as a hobby and create my own prints for the home. I have no idea where to begin but the internet is filled with an endless supply of knowledge so will start researching when I find a pen to use.

I know that I have mentioned that I will get back onto LookBook.nu again but finding the time has been hard for me. I will attempt to create some looks tonight and get myself up to date with those who I have missed these past couple of months. I have missed the interaction and although I find you on Instagram, it’s not that same as the messages and conversations we have on that platform so I’ll be back soon! I just need to find the time to dedicate on there again. All the changes to the site make me feel like I’m using it for the first time again having to relearn changed features and using new features.

Till next time my amazing readers.

Off-shoulder knit: St Frock
Geometric print knitted skirt: Ninety Ninety One
"Mob" boots: Zu Shoes
Sunglasses: Tiffany & Co
Prada Saffiano Tote: Prada




16
Jul
2014

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Outfit Post: Trouble

Photographer: Ramon

I had been meaning to post this outfit last night but after an intense season finale of 24, I thought it was best to get over it before spewing the details on my blog. This blog post will be the 2nd to last post with my hair at this length. Recently, I had an amazing team work on transforming my hair so that it’s much healthier and I can grow it longer in a much healthier way.

I had a wonderful brunch with the girls from Carousel of Colour and Fashiondiction earlier and was so full from the delicious feast we just had but needed to snap a quick shot of my outfit before heading home.

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It wasn’t intentional to wear all blue that day but it just happened. I was in such a rush and literally threw whatever thought would work together and and rushed out the door. 

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I’m a huge fan of the double denim look when you can pull it off with the right shades of denim. I’ve found that wearing one lighter than the other is a great start and to make sure that they are in the same colour family make it even better i.e blue tones with blue tones, green tones with green tones.

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I decided to loosen the denim shirt as it was a warm day under the sun and to give balance to the look as the denim pants were a tad bit too big on me.  On a side note, these pants are from Glassons who fi one size bigger than normal sizing.

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I’m really liking the red lippy and after seeing so many people pulling off the orange lip colour/tint, I’m wanting to give it a try too. I’m a little scared that it won’t suit my skin colour as most people who have orange lippy have a fairer complexion but there’s no harm in trying. It’s one step out of my comfort zone.

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This is the longest my hair as ever been. When I look through photos I started to have that feeling of regret for cutting it but then I look down at the ends of my hair now and see how healthy they are and I love the difference. I love that it doesn’t break and I can grow it to this length in a much more healthier way.

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I know that you see this bag in pretty much every single outfit post I’ve been wearing lately but if you owned this bag and forked out the payment with hard earned money, you’d use it as much you can too. It’s such a great bag and I’m so glad I got it in black instead of marble. The compartments is what had me buy it and I’m the organisational freak so this was a huge reason why I bought the bag.

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The sun was quickly going down that day and we tried to capture as much glow as we could. We’ve been staying clear of rooftops and decided to go to more green. It’s still in a car park but there’s not really a place for bloggers to take photos without having nosy people come round asking why you’re taking photos.

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These shoes are one of my faves. Unbelievably comfortable for the height and easy to walk in despite being a stiletto heel.

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On the personal side of things, have you ever been at the point in your life where you thought you had everything figured out, a major plan, a goal, then all of a sudden it seems so out of reach for you but easier to reach for others who never even had a plan in place to begin with? I’m in a “how did you do that” situation where I had expectations and want to know how people achieved their goals without having to sacrifice. You read about how people sacrificed everything to get to where they are but I want to know about those people who had stepping stones to reach their dreams. Not completely shatter their lives to build a new one. It seems like working to the top doesn’t even exist anymore and it’s about rebuilding yourself till you reach your goals or die trying. I had always thought that hard work pays off, that you move up with experience but it doesn’t seem that way. It’s seems like it’s about luck and who you know. - Ouch!

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I’ll be doing a beauty post soon and I’m finding it so hard to even capture. We can only get indoor fluorescent lighting inside our apartment and my eye bags are terrible. As much as I want to post that make up tutorial and make up reviews, to get a quality post for those who have been requesting it will take some time so I apologise for the delay. If I could do my make up outside, I would. - It’s actually a good idea so I may take this route.

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Since trimming inches off my hair, my curls take me 5 minutes to do instead of 15 minutes! My hair has much more volume and really can’t wait to post about it. I’m just trying to find the time to upload and write the post and it’ll be up on the blog with some before and after photos.

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I’m currently watching They Came Together while my body tries to recuperate from some damage I had caused due to a poor diet. Hope everyone is healthy and warm during this winter! It’s been a chilly one and with the cool winds, rain and temperatures finally below 10 degrees, 2 months in and it finally feels like winter in Sydney. Wow, either Winter is going to overstay through spring or this summer is going to be a scorcher!

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I have got so much more to blog about and should have them drafted by the end of the week. I have a mini road trip planned to the countryside this weekend with a friend and am hoping that the rain goes away by then.

I’ve been needing some time for myself and a friend was right when he said that it will really help. Recently, he reminded me that my holidays haven’t been holidays. I’m either working while I’m on holiday, attending to a friend for their wedding or birthday and I haven’t really taken time off for me to relax and take everything in. He reminded me that sometimes you need to be selfish in order to better yourself.

More to come on my blog! If you don’t see me on here, I’ll be on Instagram or Facebook. Don’t by a stranger and say “hi”!

Denim Shirt: OASAP
Boyfriend Jeans: Glassons
Petra lace up sandals: Missguided




14
Jul
2014

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Outfit Post: Time After Time

Photographer: Ramon

Recently a new store had launched in Coogee that boasts a range of upscale and high-end clothing for both men and women. The store is called Ambition Fashion and I was honoured to attend their VIP preview night. This gorgeous Lucid dress is just one of the many brands they stock.

I had so much fun shooting this dress. I got to twirl around and flicking my hair. You can never go wrong with a pretty dress and it’s something that I find very basic, easy to wear and you don’t have to worry about mixing and matching too much. - This was my trick when starting out and if you look back at my archives 4 years ago when I started this blog, you’ll see that I took the easy route; hair, dress, shoes and out the door I went. There was not much styling involved but I like to keep it simple. Less is more.

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I have been looking forward to this coming weekend for a little day tripper a friend and I have been planning. After postponing it by a week, the time is getting closer and I can’t hold in the excitement. I love the countryside! Even if I have to drive a couple of hours to get there.

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Recently, I have been so busy that it’s been so great. I’m loving this fast paced life and it helps me appreciate time with my loved ones and time for myself. I have also realised that taking time out for yourself is necessary and something that really helps you find yourself.

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I have been wearing red moisturising lipstick lately after discovering Colour by TFN in a Her Fashion Box delivery. They have such a great colour range and although I only have the one now, it really helps brighten up a plain look.

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The dress is so playful and although it’s white tones with gold, it’s a stunning piece on it’s own. I love the shape of the dress and how it it curves on the bottom in a shape of a rainbow.

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The light is always so beautiful at Olympic Park. We’ve been in luck with the weather lately and although it’s been raining throughout the week, we have been gifted with incredible weather during the weekends.

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Ramon has been getting more and more passionate about photography again and it’s been so great that he’s found his passion again. I know that when you do something over and over again and when it starts to feel forced, you lose your passion. He’s got such a great eye for photography and such great composition, he’s always so hard on himself and always trying better each time. Although it’s just a hobby, he’s doing so well and I’m so proud of him. My blog wouldn’t be here without him.

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The pattern is stunning and it has a gorgeous sheen. Perfect to wear on my mini day-tripper coming up.

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Looking through these photos after my haircut makes me wonder why I waited so long to have it cut. Others will see how long my hair is whereas I see how hard it was to maintain, how annoying it was to constantly see split ends and how hurt I was every time I rolled over onto my hair. I’ll be posting about my hair transformation on the blog soon so stay tuned! I can’t wait to introduce you guys to the team and how happy I am to have finally found a hairdresser in Sydney who I can trust with  my hair.

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This necklace was a gift from Bowerhaus. They have such amazing jewellery and I love how in-between every bead, there is a knot. It just shows how well made they are. The beads are sourced all around the world and they are hand made. After the intimate experience I had with Bowerhaus, I would cherish this necklace.

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Recently, I have discovered that I have got a a bit of a hunchback. While dancing ballet when I was younger, I had a really good handle on my posture. In photos, I’ve seen that I have a small hunchback that I need to fix. It’s so hard to remember to keep my shoulders back and stop slouching. It’s so comfortable to slouch.

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When your boyfriend/photographer tells you to sniff the necklace for the photos, you sniff the necklace. I thought it was weird and was questioning it till he showed me what it looked like and I loved the photo.

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One of my favourites from Zu Shoes. They have such a great range and release new shoes every month! I’ve been so fortunate to discover and work with such a great Australian company. I feel so blessed. 

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I can’t get over how cute these bracelets are from The Peach Box. The 2 different tones of gold compliment any golden and silver tones you wear.

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I have been hooked on a pilot episode of Extant with Halle Berry and am eagerly awaiting for episode 2. While I’m waiting, more posts will be up on my blog soon! I have a backlog of blog posts to write out and I’m so excited to show what I’ve been up to!

Thanks again for all the support! You guys are truly the best readers a blogger could ever ask for.

Lucid Dress: Ambition Fashion
Yolo Heels: Zu Shoes
Necklace: Bowerhaus
Louis Vuitton Eva Clutch: Louis Vuitton
Bracelets: The Peach Box
Karl Lagerfeld Watch: WSI




11
Jul
2014

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Outfit Post: Protection

Photographer: Ramon

Who doesn’t love a cute black dress? Elliatt does a wonderful lace maxi that will turn heads. I have been fortuante to do another collaboration with this amazing Australian brand.

July has been filled with so many events and I have met so many more lovely people. I never thought that 2014 would be able to top 2013 and it has been able to do it in just 6 months! Life is unpredictable and even though I plan 50 years into the future, there is always room for changes, errors and improvements. It’s scary but the experiences are priceless.

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The lace is so beautiful and delicate and the dress is so light and silky. I love how you are covered from the neck down with sublety in this dress. I love the conservative look, I find it very sexy and seductive without trying too hard. I’m  huge fan of subtlety and I’m glad that’s where most people are flocking to nowadays. Let’s hope the trend stays as I know parents are rejoicing at our new conservative found style.

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I decided to pair it with Elliatt’s stunning Traveler’s Cape that compliments the dress and helps breakdown the black.

I don’t know how many people really read my blog posts or just scroll through the photos but you have come here, you were interested and it’s so overwhelming to feel that someone is interested in what I write, how I feel about what I wear, why I put certain items of clothing together, random thoughts and my ups and downs in my life. Thank you for coming, thank you for being curious and thank you for making me feel less alone on days I feel lost. It’s been my outlet, a place I can escape to.

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We had plans to venture out to Hunter Valley this weekend but has been rescheduled due to some interstate/overseas visitors popping by to say “hello”. It’s going to be a fun weekend!

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I have so many looks to shoot over the coming weeks and can’t wait to show you guys! I surprise myself with some combinations and I find that the best outfits I put together is when I am in a rush and only have 10 minutes to spare. Your brain goes into overdrive and realise that it’s second nature and that it’s something that you subconsciously figure out.

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Growing up in a “you can’t sit with us” world has taught me to weed out many people who are fake and use you as a stepping stone in life. I’ve learned to only befriend those who are genuine and weed out those who only want something out of you. They are hunters and survivors by nature, they always want more and are never content. Setting people up to fail and looking down on someone is a disgusting character. Can people just not be like this anymore? It’s poisonous.

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As a blogger, I always get asked where I want to go with my blog. I’m counting my blessings and am so thankful for where my blog has taken me. I’m a 50+ year old woman stuck inside a 26 year old body. My brain is thinking retirement, how to get there, security and what will make me happy. I have thought about giving everything up, changing careers and struggling for a while. Heck, I did this 11 years ago and the pain, challenges and near death experiences was enough for me to experience in one lifetime. Instead, I’ll be happy for those bloggers who make a full time job out of this hobby, that achievement in an extremely competitive market is something to celebrate. I’ll be happy with wherever it may or may not take me.

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I paired the outfit with these stunning shoes by Zu Shoes where the metallic heel gives a bit of shine to the look. I love subtlety and I have taken a liking to minamilism and it’s a path I think I may take as I grow older.

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Recently, I have undergone at transformation as shown on my instagram. Something small and may be minor to some is something that was quite major for me. Can’t wait to show you a blog post all about it! So many things to share with you, so little time. I’ve resulted to midnight blogging and it’s the only way I’ve been able to keep up without jeopardising the quality of my blog. As mentioned in previous posts, I’m not a blogger who just posts photos, I like to type, I like to talk and I like to reveal the reality of my life, it’s not perfect and never will be. That’s the beauty of it.

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I’ve taken a liking to bright red lips lately. I recently discovered Colour by TBN through Her Fashion Box and the lip colour which only costs $2 is a moisturising colour that stays on for hours. No matter how much I eat in one sitting and wipe my lips with a napkin, my lips are still bright red. I love that it moisturising my lips too and doesn’t dry it out. For $2, you really can’t expect much but this delivers more than it’s worth!

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Yes, my hair is up! Finally! It’s been a while since I last had my hair up and it’s refreshing. As noted in an instagram post, I love my high ponytails as you can see it from the front, sides and back. I usually stay clear of putting my hair up as my jawline is quite square and with my hair down, it helps shape my face.

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Winter cool breezes and the warmth in direct sunlight reminds me of Wellington summer weather. I have so many flight notifications for cheap flights. Our holiday planning for 2015 is underway and can’t wait to finally lock in everything so that it’s one less thing for me to think about.

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The material on this dress is very delicate and so stunning. I wish that maxi dresses weren’t considered too formal to wear on occasions and too conservative to wear on other occasions. Can’t we change the rules and have them appropriate for all occassions?

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The floor length dress literally touched the floor agh my height of 160cm with 12cm heels on. The ends can be taken up easily and it won’t compromise the dress at all as the splits on either side of the dress isn’t too high and isn’t too low.

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After a hectic day of playing nurse to myself and the boy, I’m finally in bed, warm and a face wash away from going to sleep. This weekend is going to be full-on and can’t wait to get it all started! Time is our enemy my day is going to start bright and early in the hopes of being able to make the flower markets.

Halo Maxi Skirt: Elliatt
Metallic Heel Shoes: Zu Shoes
Traveler’s Cape: Elliatt
Louis Vuitton Eva Clutch: Louis Vuitton




10
Jul
2014

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Outfit Post: Mono

Photographer: Ramon

I had shown a sneak peek on instagram (something that I have been doing more of lately as it’s instant and so easy to use now that I’m utilising it properly) and the blog post has finally arrived!

Australian designers are really stepping up their game and one who has been consistent time and time and time again over every season is Elliatt. Their newest collection is amazing and I’m so honoured to be able to show you guys some of the collections that are due to come out in stores soon so keep your eye out on their stockist page and get your hands on these items! Today, I give you the Traveler’s Cape.

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Capes are a hit and miss in fashion, some designers get it completely wrong, others get it perfect and Elliatt have designed this amazing cape perfectly. The structure, the quality, the materials, the deign, cut and colour is essentially, in my eyes, perfect.

It’s bold and a statement piece on it’s own.

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When I saw Elliatt’s most recent lookbook, this cape caught my eye and how could it not?!

I needed to dress down the cape with some black so make it stand out but decided to go the leather route, mainly because leather gives black materials a really nice texture to the look.

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I was stressing out at first to see if my closet was equipped with the right combination to have an outfit work around this cape. I had seen it styled by Danielle Bernstein at We Wore What and didn’t know if I could pull it off just as well as she did.

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I paired the outfit with my favourite “Mob” boots from Zu Shoes. I can’t get enough of them and will be wearing them for many more outfit posts.

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The wind was picking up really fast and it was difficult to capture a shot where my hair wasn’t attacking me but Ramon managed to capture really great shots of the outfit.

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I did feel a bit like a superhero, especially when the wind was blowing in the opposite direction to have my cape floating in the air.

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The quality is very well made. It’s thick enough to keep you warm in the winter and so stylish that I had compliments left, right and centre. Elliatt’s capes are always done so well and if you look back through their lookbooks, you’ll see that their capes is something that has become a popular statement.

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I am so glad to see that Elliatt has become internationally known. It’s inspiring to see such a humble company grow from a local store to a national and internationally acclaimed store where their pieces are seen on celebrities.

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I’m all smiles in there photos but currently wishing I was my healthy self again. I’ve currently come down with the flu and my cough has returned. My blood press seems to still be low and I’ve been feeling faint so I’ve booked in a time with the Dr to run more tests and get myself treated for whatever I may have. Let’s hope it’s nothing too serious! It’s been difficult having to deal with feeling faint. You think that food, drinking water, eating sugar, breathing at a steady pace or massaging your temples would work but it doesn’t. I fear for when I’m on the road (especially after getting into an accident) and for my health in the future. I should know by Friday but this has been ongoing for a couple of years now, let’s hope there is hope in Australian doctors.

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I decided to pair the outfit with a cropped top from Style Syndicate. It’s the best cropped top so far and it’s my 4th outfit I was able to style with it! Definitely something that you could keep in your wardrobe over a number of years.

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Underneath the cape, there is an adjustable vest for comfort. It’s very useful and I’ve had people ask me how the cape worked and how to wear it so here is what it looks like underneath for those curious cats.

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While I try to recover from being sick, I’m going to try and get a few more blog posts out. I have just collaborated with a few more local stores so I’m excited to style, shoot and post but I’ll need my strength for that. Let’s hope a good night’s rest would do the trick!

Traveler’s Cape: Elliatt
Cropped Top: Style Syndicate
"Mob" Boots: Zu Shoes
Leather Skirt: Choies
Prada Saffiano Lux Tote: Prada




08
Jul
2014

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Outfit Post: Up, Up and Away

Photographer: Tina Yong

I had the honour of collaborating with a talented individual, Tina Yong. She is a creative make up artist and photographer and I love how she believes that you should always be learning and challenge yourself no matter what age you are.

It was the first time we had met and we hit it off straight away. She’s so bubbly and knew not to take away from my usual look but add her spin to it too with bigger, sexier hair and golden makeup.

I always find it daunting meeting makeup artists as I had to arrive with unruly hair and bare skin, you know, the sight for sore eyes look that everyone avoids.

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Tina wanted to keep my look similar to how I usually have my look with brown tones and curly hair. She added her touch by adding golden highlights and proper facial highlights throughout. She also gave me tips on what to do, what not to do and how to do.

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The curls are much more volumtuous thank my usual hair with looser curls and teased hair to give it more body.  Oh and yes, I have a crooked mouth.

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After their hair and makeup was done and loads of laughs and a bit of chit chat, we didn’t take notice exactly how windy it was outside but it was incredibly windy and Wellington had come by to say “hello Camille, I know you’ve missed me so here is some 100km/hr wind we know you have missed”. Just to express to you how strong this wind was, Tina had a bag with a DSLR inside (you know how heavy those cameras are) which was moving across the rooftop in the wind that we had to chase it.

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These shoes are amazing and part of Missguided’s #GreatEscape campaign that I had the honour to take part in. My places to escape reality is to an empty rooftop with a view such as this place we shot in, a secluded strip at a beach and the vineyards in the countryside. The shoes are stunning and I’ve been wearing them constantly! Easy to walk in and is a statement piece. I was worried about the blue colour but bold coloured shoes make an outfit pop and helps complete it.

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I felt really bad for Tina as we really wanted to get through 2 outfits but I was literally getting blown away by the wind and my hair was eating/attacking my face in all angles. She was able to capture 2 amazing photos for the outfit that day.

I will be reshooting this outfit to do it some justice as I loved the combination of the crochet top and the baroque royal blue skirt with pink lining. We’ll be getting a bit more creative with our upcoming shoots so stay tuned! Our creativity juices are starting to flow. I have more projects in progress and all of July weekends (and some weeknights) fully booked! Let’s hope August will be a tad bit more quieter. For the meantime, I’m taking it easy as I feel a cold/flu coming my way. I have been waking up with a croaky voice and am starting to feel that phlegm building up. Hopefully it’s nothing.

Crochet Blouse: The Lookbook Store
Chariot Skirt: Elliatt
Petra Lace Up Sandals: Missguided




08
Jul
2014

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Feature: Her Fashion Box

As per my post on Instagram. I am delighted to share with you my experience with Her Fashion Box.

"Her Fashion Box is Australia’s first fashion subscription company. Her Fashion Box was founded in January 2013 by tech Fashion Entrepreneur and founder of luxury online store Le Black Book, Kath Purkis, who partnered up with beauty brand manager and co-founder, Kerry Osborn.

Kath has always loved fashion and technology, founding her first company at 21 years old, while co-founder Osborn has worked in the beauty world for more than five years for brands including L’Oreal Paris, luxury brand Yves Saint Laurent and professional salon brands Redken 5th Avenue NYC and Pureology.

Together they are revolutionising the way Australian women experience fashion and premium beauty and lifestyle brands.”

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There are different packages to suit your preference and something different is delivered to your door monthly.

To get $10 off your first Her Fashion Box order, use the code “HFBCAMILLE”.

I was not disappointed with my first experience. I received:

  1. House of Holland false nails set with the cutest 3D nail designs.
  2. Colour by TBN moisture stick which literally stays on for hours and doesn’t even come off after eating
  3. Model Co eyeshadow set
  4. Redken diamond oil shampoo travel size
  5. Redken diamond oil conditioner travel size
  6. Cedel “Raspberry Punch” hairspray that smells like raspberries and supports the breast cancer foundation 
  7. Nicola Finetti makeup bag
  8. MOR Boutique hand creams
  9. Lonevitalite collagen eye mask
  10. Victor & Rolf "Flowerbomb" perfume sample

Check out Her Fashion Box today to see how you can get your very own lifestyle, fashion and beauty boxes delivered to your door. Don’t forget to use the code “HFBCAMILLE" to get $10 off your first order.











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