27 June 2011

Bootie love! And other Alice+Olivia goodies to kick off the week

The other day I was doing a bit of research for this blog, and I thought I would do an entry about those cute little ankle boots everyones wearing (or as I like to call them, booties or boots boots). I bumped into a really cute pair, by a designer who I haven't heard of yet (but I bet the rest of their collection is just as jaw-dropping-worthy as these little beasts :)
These Alice and Olivia Lesley booties are so cute!! I fell in love, I have to have it. The only problem here is that they retail at $345 which I would never spend on a pair of shoes! I thought, I would google around and try find a cheaper pair, perhaps the same pair on sale, but I wasn't very successful :(. I was highly devastated, so I call all you lovely fashion bloggers out there, if you see these on sale, or something similar around $100 please make sure to let me know :)
I found these perfect for me because they're so sincere, and polite, while still having that glamorous edge to it. The colour is so appropriate, versatile and classy. I could imagine a lady that lives in the heart of New York wearing these. It was love at first sight.
Teamed with a pair of indigo skinnies and a creamy/neutral coloured slim-fit t-shirt would go great with it for day, and for night...well it speaks for itself haha. It could go with basically anything! :)
Click here for the rest of Alice + Olivias' collection
When you click on it you'll find a white 'One shoulder godess dress' somewhere towards the bottom.
This dress particularly reminds me of Blake Lively AND her character of Gossip Girl (Serena Van Der Woodsen). This piece is so chic, so her! I'm not sure if I would pair the booties and this dress together, I would have to try them on and see, but even if I wouldn't, they both look amazing! This dress retails at $298. I would have to be going somewhere pretty special to buy this little beauty!

What do you think of these? The rest of their collection? Let me know :)
Have a lovely Monday everyone, as lovely Mondays can be :)

Nail Polish Haul! - Part One

I went shopping the other day, just with my mum to get out of the house for a bit, but for me that always means buying nail polish! On this side of the world anyway :) back home it's different, I don't know they just don't have the brands that they do over here, ones over here are so much more colourful, and way more nicer to my wallet :)
I find the nicest colours here from the least expensive brands, equals out to about $3 or $3.50 a bottle, I consider that REALLY cheap haha :) back home it's more like $20 for nice colours. Anyways, I just thought I would take a picture of all of the ones I've bought here, and pick out my fave ones :)

Right now the brand I'm paying most attention to is "New York Color", their color palette is quite extensive, such nice colours and they're all up to date with the latest trends. I was able to find a really tasteful bright orange and also a green (which I had troubles with when I was looking through other brands like L'oreal/Max Factor etc.) they last as long as other ones would, so I wasn't complaining about that, their pricings were more than reasonable (maybe not for European standards but for Australian ones anyway). To be honest I prefer to buy these less known brands over ones like L'oreal or Revlon. I don't see any difference in between them, and they have a better colour palette. I like going out clubbing, so I like the idea of sparkly/more attention seeking nail colours, and NYC can definitely give me what I want!

Another brand I particularly like (even though I haven't bought many of this summer) is Miss Sporty. A more known brand throughout Europe, a bit more expensive (by a dollar or two), and their colour palette is really great as well. They have a "disco" range out right now, where they sell a clear nail polish that actually glows in blue light. It's honestly really cool! I've tried it :P my dad has a blue light at his house, so I bought a bottle, and I got it out, as curious as I am...and HERE IT IS! My bottle of nail polish...glowing in the dark! I was so impressed :P. How cool is it?!
You can't tell, but the photo up the very top of this entry, the two nail polishes are the nicest shades of purple (left: New York Color; in Prince Street. right: New York Color; in West Village). If you get the chance make sure to check them out because they're really nice :)

 This is the full collection as at, the ones that I've bought in the past mont and a half anyway :) These colours make me smile! :) I especially love the three up the top, the orange, pink and the purple right next to the pink one. These really describe the colours I like to wear right now :) so cute! I'm also in love with glitter at the moment and I'm sure not neglecting my nails from it :) I don't like head to toe sparkles, but some here and there I think makes anyone feel like a star, especially when out clubbing!

I might end my rant here, but make sure to let me know if you need the colour and brand name of any of these nail polishes up top :) Have a lovely Sunday everyone

(I don't claim to own this picture, I just liked it because of her bright nails :)

23 June 2011

Colour hype

Today, I thought I would do something different. Instead of posting pictures of myself, I would google, and find pictures that inspire me for new outfits :) I'm seeing all these lovely bloggers out there colour blocking! I LOVE IT! I think it's so much fun and will turn that nasty rainy-boring-day mood around. You know what I'm talking about? That feeling you get when you wake up happy, look out your window and realise that, indeed it is raining! Rain is nice, when you have to spend the day at home cramming for that exam tomorrow, then I think "oh thank gosh, even the weather is working with me". Either way, my point was that such colourful outfits make me smile :) I've chosen a few pictures that I liked and have inspired me for my next shopping trip :)
When I googled "colour blocking" this was one of the first pictures that came up, and I loved it! This picture was in a post on an online magazine called "MC MAG". They also mentioned anothe bizzare choice of colour that I never thought would end up on my wishlist anytime soon. Mustard! One word, describing a pesky little colour that has wormed it's way into my heart, and onto my wishlist! I got a mustard cardie years ago from a fashionista friend of my parents, I said thank you but really I was thinking "What were you thinking? You have this amazing style, and you give me...this?" I secretly liked the cardie, still do, it's been sitting in my wardrobe for years and years, and now I can finally wear it! :)

Anyways back to my rant about how much I like colour blocking at the moment :) the picture above would describe my fave colour combinations at the moment. I found another picture, I'm not sure which runway these are from, but I definitely like the feel of the picture on the left :) it's sexy, and so vibrant, I love it!
I've noticed that accessories are a minimum with these sorts of outfits, but I think that throwing in a pair of white feather earrings wouldn't hurt anyone :) I bought a pair from H&M recently, and they look great with my hair up in a ponytail and with a bright top.

I think I'm going to end this here, but check back in and finish once I get back. My mum is hurrying me to get ready because she wants to go out, I may even post an outfit when I get back ;) who knows!
 Have a lovely Thursday everyone! xoxo

22 June 2011


I feel like my style has changed a bit since I started my chictopia blog, I'm starting to pay more attention to the fine details, accessories, and starting to use inspirations for my new outfits :) I thank all the pretty ladies posting pretty outfits on chictopia for that :) so thank you lovely ladies.

I took these photos yesterday, actually my mumma did :), wuith half a hand :P not bad efforts for that I think. It was raining half the day, well the half that we took these pictures in anyway :( so I couldn't go outside to take them, or anything!!

So my inspiration for this outfit was a picture out of the catalogue on threadscene.com at the moment :) the girl is wearing a striped pink and white maxi very similar to the one I wore two entries down, but I didn't want to wear that again. Anyways, the girl had more of a bohoish bag, which I don't have with me on this holiday, but I do have, not the exact same one BUT it would have gone with the outfit :) I think I'm going to go thrifting for a similar bag as was in the magazine, or just buy it if it's in my budget because I've seen heaps of those sorts of bags, but I didn't like it on the shelf.

You know those pieces that you'll see in store on the shelf and be like "why put that on the shelves? It looks hideous!" then you go try it on, or if it's an accessory you'll see someone else wearing it or you'll see it online and go "hey that really works". That was the bag!!! :P Sometimes it's pointless buying something like that high price online or in store because it may only work with that one outfit, so then I will go thrifting for it and buy it for such a small price that I can afford to wear it even just that once and never again.

My dad's takng pictures of me today, it's for a contest, and since he's really good with photography, I asked him to help me out :D I pictured a really fierce set of photos with a short tight high-waisted black skirt and a red top, something simple so the attention isn't drawn to the outfit. Red lipstick with winged out liquid eyeliner (so as always I'm going to youtube my makeup). I was thinking of straightening my hair, but I might curl it? I'm not too sure yet, but I'll figure it out :)

Anyways my nanna just got here, so I better cut this short and say hey. Have a lovely day everyone.

P.S. I couldn't upload the photos :( so in the meantime please visit my chictopia, I'll upload the photos when I get on my laptop later on today :) xoxo

20 June 2011

Sheer sexy

These pictures are from yesterday :) my Nana has a cute little weekend house up in the mountains, and we went there for the day, it's so nice there the weather was amazing (unlike today). Theres a tiny river, or stream whatever you want to call it that flows through the whole city and she's lucky enough to have it come through right behind her little weekend home :) so cute!! The water was so clear it was so pretty :)
I wore:
Shorts: H&M for about $10AUD (they were on sale a couple of days ago ;)
Blouse: Supré, I think these cost me $15AUD a while back like half a year ago, I don't normally shop there because I don't like their clothes, it's all overly mass produced to the point where you can't find anything you won't see on a 13 year old. All aside I really liked this blouse, it's so flowy and it was really cheap :)
Sunglasses: Christian Dior, but these ones are probably around 20-30 years old lol my step dad bought it on ebay as a vintage, it says it was made in Germany, not sure how old it would be but I love it :)
Earrings: H&M, this was part of a set of three :) this one was so pretty!! There was also one that was a turquoise (they're not feathers, just studs), a colour I'm absolutely head over heels for at the moment and a pair of simple silver ball studs :)
Under the blouse I'm wearing an minty olive green bikini top from Quicksilver. I saw so many girls on chictopia wearing a bra under sheer blouses like the one I'm wearing, and I thought I put my own little twist on it with one of my favourite bikini tops. It's really funny that I needed new bikinis and right when I said those exact words to my mum we bumped into a surf shop where just for the day everything was 50% off :) so lucky! I always have such good luck when I go shopping. I love this look, the bikini top under the sheer blouse is so sexy in my opinion :). You can't really see the bikini top in the pictures though :( which is quite upsetting, because I really wanted to show everyone that YES I was able to pull something off with my own twist! Too bad it won't happen today :(

Have a great Sunday afternoon everyone, I hope yours is just as lazy as mine has been :)

11 June 2011

I have this terrible need to look good.

Don't we all though?
Okay, this sounded really full of myself, I'm really not like that...but whenever I see something nice, I HAVE to have it...do you know that feeling? It's like the little stylish devil inside gets the best of me. The feeling when you have 3 bags on one arm, and 4 on the other and you tell yourself "NO, I won't buy this, because I don't need it!....Okay, maybe just this one more dress....I mean I won't be hurting anyone, I just won't shop again until next week, promise..." You pay for that amazing top that the little devil told you to buy, then when you're just about out the door you see another cute thing...and you HAVE to have it.

I can't count on two hands how many times that happened to me. It happened today, and three days ago, and two weeks ago, and....actually I won't count for you, because I can't remember how many times it's happened either :P.

Shopping is evil. It's like that saying..."Keep your friends close, but you enemies closer." I swear, my money is my best friend, and sales are my enemies. I wouldn't call them enemies though :( they do me so good 99% of the time.

H&M always gets the worst out of me...their clothes are so delicious. I swear, it's like they have their own little devil. We don't have h&m in Australia...that I know of? Either way, we just don't have it in Brisbane :) nope.....we don't have H&M in Brisbane...better believe it everyone :P I really wish we did. I'm going to cross my fingers and hope that when I get back, the lovely queen street mall of ours will have acquired one :) For the record get home on the 19th of July, you have until then Brisbane to step up your game :)

I've been on holidays for 4 weeks counting this week. Away from my friends, my room, my amazing bed that I adore so much, and my boyfriend who I adore more. I've bought 20 bottles of nail polish (in the most amazing colours btw), 5 bags, half a wardrobe of clothes, about 6 pairs of shoes and so much makeup and presents for people....this is getting out of hand I swear :) Someone help me before I go up to the counter at the airport in Budapest and they tell me I have to pay an excess of $160 again to take my things home! Or....maybe I will just have to pack smart? :P They never weigh my carry-on bag. This year, I designated my country road duffel bag for my carry on. Her and I have gotten along well ever since I started university this year :) she has treated me well, so I treated her to a two month holiday ;)

I don't have pictures of my outfit today :( The weather was horrible...not horrible as in rainy horrible, but it was cold (for my Australian temp threshold) and it wasn't sunny...horrible gray skies. I hated it...but once again, I went shopping. What's new :P. The only thing that makes me feel a little better when I shop is that either it's for someone, or that it was on sale. If it's not on sale, and if it was expensive I feel horrible :( Maybe I'm a compulsive shopper? I can't help to want to look good though :S it's not my fault, it's society's.

I should cut this short right now :)
It's 10.54pm , and I need to sleep after all the walking I did today.
Night pretties :)

10 June 2011

Papillon Choulette Giveaway :)

This lovely girl is giving away a beautiful dress!!!
All you girls get in before the 30th of this month to be in the draw to win it :)


Copy and paste the link into your browser and you will be on your way.

Ps.: You have to be in it to win it ;)

8 June 2011

First Pretty Goodness :)

I've had blogs, journals, everything before, but I never kept up with them :S.
I figured if I started a fashion blog, I would keep up with it, and regularly check back and update as I love fashion, clothes all those pretty thing :). I already have a chictopia account, so please if you have time to spare have a look at it, add me as a friend, vote, comment, whatever you feel like :)
I'm not too sure what to write here now :) I don't want to write a whole bunch of things about myself, I guess you will just have to find that out on your own in time, if you keep checking back in.

Currently I'm in Hungary for two months, but I live in Australia :) The clothes here are so much different, they hardly have any of the same clothing stores here as they do over there, but I like it because I can splurge a little and blame it on the fact that I will never be able to see that dress again if I don't buy it now :P I've come across some really nice things, especially at H&M. My favourite right now are these white high waisted shorts with really nice detail. I'll make sure to upload a picture as well, but it's all on my chictopia blog :)

I think this may be all for today, but todays weather has been up and down, so I may or may not dress up and take pretty pictures :)

Have a lovely day everyone :) xoxo