27 August 2012

Bright On: Shay Mitchell Outfit Inspiration

I've never noticed before how trendy Shay Mitchell dresses off set, they always put her into really casual clothes you would wear around the house on PLL. I don't follow celebrities though, so I guess that may be the reason why.
She wore this lovely ensemble out to an event, not sure where or when but it would have been recently judging by colours and cuts. I didn't go online shopping, my bank balance had a nice relaxing weekend, but I did go online window shopping to find some lovely pieces similar to the ones Shay was wearing in that photo. Here's the end result:

I was originally going to name this "Shay Mitchell Look For Less" but the shorts and blazer were a little bit too expensive for it to be called cheap! Eep, they were both nearing the $85 price mark each. I can't say they don't look good, but I probably wouldn't spend that much if I can find cheaper alternatives offline. Call me cheap, but I just don't wear most pieces in my wardrobe enough for me to pay that much for them :(.
Putting whatever else aside, these pieces are rocking pretty, and they scream right now. The neon colours are really trending right now, they look amazing with simple black and white, and if you're like me you'll love to mix it up with the boring black phase I've fallen into over winter.
Black is out, neon is in, and it looks amazing with white, really gives it that pop of colour you need for springtime...that is if you live here in Australia. I was getting so sick of winter towards the end of it, but these last few days it has been so nice and sunny that I've completely forgotten about all my worries.
This outfit is great for pre-summer, you can team it with some skin coloured stockings and you're good to go.
Even though Shay didn't have a clutch with her, I thought I would go that extra bit of length. I found this clutch in store at Colette about a week ago and I really liked the bright yellow/lime and how the style of the hardware went so well with the bright pop of colour. Your screen may be fooling you when you see yellow! That clutch is actually a lime/yellow shade, but it looks super pretty and on trend so even if you end up ordering it online I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
I wanted to attach a nice bracelet and ring combo, but the picture was getting a little too crowded already, diddums. You get the idea though :) I probably would've teamed it with a nice rose gold ring pack and simple studded bracelet, as you can mix your rose golds in with your golds, it will look pretty and on trend. I love mixing my metals!

I hope you all like this bright copy cat outfit! I tried to find really similar pieces, that's why I couldn't name it a Look For Less, but I still think it looks great.

Have a lovely day girls and guys :)

23 August 2012

Neon Mania

I'm preparing for a photoshoot I have on Saturday as at, and I've been obsessed with neon winged eyeliner. I mean, how amazing is it? Neon colours are really making their way back into fashion. I remember a few years ago they came out but I wasn't too fussed about it. This time around I feel like I'm a fifteen year old school girl over again with a first love and I cannot get enough.
So, even though it's getting extremely late here (for me anyway because I'm a young soul with an old ladys bed time), I thought I would share some pretty pictures that inspired me these last few weeks.
Enjoy and I hope these inspired you as much as they have myself :)
Goodnight xoxo

14 August 2012

Are Celebs sending us broke?

At this moment there are literally almost a dozen glossies just covering my bed, nope just don't ask. One of them had an article whos' title read "Are celebs sending us broke?"...well are they? If you were to look at my wardrobe, it would be a yes and no. Why? Because if I see a killer pair of heels on one of the Kardashian sisters, I won't go out and buy it...again, why? Simply because I've already spent my money on other things I do not need which may or may have or may not have been inspired by designer wear...oops.
It's hard not to get lost in a classic Rachel Zoe "I die" moment with my  job  though, working with costume jewellery can be a little hard on your part time job bank account at times unfortunately, nevertheless I love my job.
More importantly getting back to the original reason of this post, I think most of us are being sent broke because of them. Yes, there are those fashionistas who prefer to go another way, and dress in very unique pieces but at the end of the day we are all celeb wardrobe victims. Don't even try denying that you have never watched tv, read Vogue or seen a videoclip where you went "oh gosh, that bag looks amazing...let's pause to see which designer it's from, ah right Versace". It's true, I probably do this on weekly if not daily basis.
The truth is that it's hard not to get your heart racing over something amazing you just saw on a celebrity when it just looks so damn good on them. If we're pointing fingers and famous people, we may as well point them at famous designers as well. The latest craze right now are Michael Kors watches, which may be simplistic they are still fabulous at the same time. I personally am really inspired by designers, to the extent where I have a Hermés look-alike from Miss Shop. This $20 bargain has served me well the last couple of months though I must say that.
I honestly think that bloggers and designers inspire my wardrobe picks more than any celebrities out there. I don't follow their everyday life that's all, whereas I read blogs and see all these photos on my newsfeed about various designers. I don't know about anyone else though...

I've been so inspired to do a whole bunch of OOTD's but I can just never get myself around to doing them! Charging my camera at the moment so by the morning it should be charged, hopefully tomorrow I won't be so lazy as i have been in the past :(

Toodles xo

12 June 2012

Realising that you need a new digital camera!

I've been sitting over this one particular post I wanted to do. It's a hair special, can't tell you what though until I actually post it. Before I even think about posting it , I have to make a video, but for that to look normal I have to take a video with a camera that doesn't skip bits, or fuzzy them up. Aah, the first world problems of fashion bloggers!
I think my iPad can take decent videos? If so then a video shall be up tomorrow! Yay, I can't wait, it'll my first ever video.
What the point of this post was to let you know that I haven't forgotten, or gotten lazy to write anything! I just have something really cool in my head, that I want to do and I just can't think of anything that great to write about meanwhile :)

xoxo Xeni

5 June 2012

Flowers 'Blossom', even in Winter

I always venture on Facebook to find new and exciting stores to be inspired by, to shop from, or to just recommend to friends. In saying this, a couple of months ago I bumped into a little FB store called 'Blossom' ran by a lovely university student. She hand makes amazing vintage look head bands, but I would rather call them hair pieces as they are so delicate and beautiful.

You know when you see a piece of clothing or accessory, and you can tell that they were made with love? Well whenever I see a piece made by her I can tell she really puts effort and love into every bit of it! I hope she doesn't get upset at me for posting her pictures (and I hope it's legally allowed, eep).

The floral head piece trend has been around for a while, yes, but I think her pieces are just so different and one of a kind. I love stores like Blossom, as they're small and inventive. It's always stores like this that make me take that second glance at them and buy things. Although I haven't bought anything from her yet (due to my lack of job, I am confident that she makes quality products by the customer feedbacks she receives. For international readers I'm not entirely sure if she posts world-wide, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
I was just going to post a bunch of pictures of pieces that she's posted on Facebook but they really don't do justice of how great they really look until you see it on someone.

I haven't written a post like this before, although I think I'm going to from now on. It's important for these
small home based, hand made stores to receive good advertisement as these are the ones that keep our (Australian) economy running and they're honestly so much more inventive, one of a kind and different than chain stores. It's difficult for a small store to stay in business for a long time, as large chain stores usually have more advertisement. They give your outfit more character, and people will no doubt stop you to ask where you got that interesting piece you have on from. These stores also inspire me to be more creative, to keep on sewing.

If you would like to find Blossom on Facebook just click here and a window will open up with all her goodies! Make sure to like like like :), also here is her Big Cartel Store, where you can also buy pieces from. She also sells at the Young Designer Markets in Southbank Brisbane on Saturday mornings, so if you can get there make sure you check these pieces out in person.

That's all for today, ciao for now :) <3

Ps. I was not in any way asked to or endorsed to write about Blossom, I did it just because I genuinely love her designs :)

4 June 2012

My undying love for Lauren Conrads Style

I honestly think Lauren Conrad is underrated, and even bashed on by online critics unnecessarily. She's so pretty, with great style (without showing too much skin) and she's never one of those celebs that get locked up for drink driving or anything. I loved her in Laguna Beach and The Hills, Whitney leaving that show was one thing, but when Lauren left I stopped watching it altogether. Lauren has always been a style inspiration to me, as she has such a romantic, girly style.
When I heard she is designing clothes I got butterflies because I was so excited to see what she has to share with the world! I haven't bumped into an online store that sells her clothes and sends them to Australia yet though. I just bumped into a Teen Vogue link to a Summer 2012 collection by her for Kohl's. I haven't heard of this brand yet (I'm guessing it's not the cosmetics brand she's doing a line for anyway hehe), but I like what I see so far. Especially because this line was done by LC. There are a lot of pastels in these clothes, and I love love love! She models them too, and she has such a lovely smile how can you not love the clothes?!
 The whole photoshoot has an 'afternoon tea party' feel to it. It's so sweet, and girly.
I'm especially loving the mint trousers, they're such a lovely fit and also a really trendy colour this season. The floral shorts in picture 4 also caught my eye, it's such a versatile piece to have in your wardrobe, you can dress it down or up.
I wasn't sure whether the blue dress in picture 3 was something I would wear, but then I thought about it and it's definitely on my wish list! If you read ahead, I also found the link as to where you can purchase any of these pieces for (hint hint: they're on sale right now, yay). I just hope they post to Australia, my biggest barrier when online shopping is that the good places never post to where I live.
 This maxi dress made my jaw drop! I love the fishtail detail and it's just so pretty altogether. Lauren has such great style, it's really great that we are now able to get a piece of her style in our wardrobes!
I'm not a really big fan of the jewellery, it all looks a little 'beachy' to me, with the beads and the type of flowers but who knows they might grow on me as well.
The heels are quite nice, but  they're nothing overly original, still something I would wear though.
I love the whole feel of picture 9, it's so sweet, they really nailed it with the hair as it gives it that whole 'LC' feel to it. The rest of the clothes were so sweet, romantic, and there are versatile pieces that you could either dress down or up.
If you're wondering where you can get a piece of Lauren Conrads' style into your wardrobe here's the link:
Shop 'LC' by Lauren Conrad
They're quite affordable, compared to prices here, but it all depends where you live. I just checked and they don't ship to international addresses, only to the U.S., which is so depressing as no good stores ship here or if they do their shipping costs something ridiculous like $70-$150.

I hope you like Laurens' line just as much as I do, and make sure to let me know if you purchased anything, I would love to see these pieces on. You can post pictures to All-the-Pretty-Goodness FB page , I set it up a few days ago so it's quite new but nevertheless make sure to like away, and send to your girl friends to like too!
Have a splendid day :)

31 May 2012

Big and Bright, how you can incorporate runway into your day!

This time last year, what we were seeing all over the runways were colours of top of colours! Colour-blocking took over the runways, and before we knew it our wardrobes too. I personally love it and I still cannot get enough of it. The more the better, and the crazier the better I sleep at night.
What are we seeing this year you ask? Oh...colours on top of colours, on eyes, lips and cheeks! And guess what? I'm in double love as I always like to mix it up a little with makeup, as well as my clothes. I'm not a big fan of winter (and right now it's as cold as it gets here in Brisbane), and as thrilled as I am to be seeing these makeup trends I'm not sure if I would be daring enough to wear these colours on my eyes. I may try though? Just start wearing it around the house, and get used to it.

(Philip Lim: fall 2012 RTW; picture source: style.com)
I usually get looked at for the trends I wear out and about, they're never too extreme that people should wear. I just like to think of it as 'people aren't ready for this yet'. For example, when I arrived back from Hungary last July, people looked at me like I was a lunatic for colour blocking, and boo them because now they're the ones wearing it!
End of my rant, let's get back to business. I would opt to wear this with freshly sugar scrubbed lips and no lip stick, just lip balm as this look is pretty OTT.

What's next? LIPS! I've been rocking bright lips for quite a while now, and I love them. I mostly use NYX lip sticks, as they have worked really well for me up to this point. They have perfect pigmentation and a really great moisturising effect.

If you're ready to be noticed, this look is definitely for you! I love wearing bright lip stick, partially because it allows me to spend less time on my eye make-up, and because it's effortless glamour. When done right, this trend looks amazing. Done with a flawless base on the face, a little contouring with bronzer and concealer (if you're not sure how this is done, there are some amazing videos on YouTube that show you step-by-step), tiny bit of eye liner on the top water line, a light matte brown eye shadow to accentuate the cut crease and mascara (it takes longer to read this sentence than to do the look hehe)

My fave look to wear with bright lip stick is the 60's cat eye liner, and flawless base. It's so easy, and you can incorporate it into your every day looks. It may sound a little OTT with the bright lips, but trust me that it looks amazing during the day too.

Last but not least....the winning hair! I literally just stumbled upon this look about two minutes ago and thought I would add this too since it caught my eye.

This hair was worn with vampy deep red lips, with that "just bitten" effect. It looks amazing. I love it! If you're loving this as much as I am, but you're not ready for it just yet, you can buy metal pony tail holders on ebay for about $7. I have one and they look great when on!
I just spent the last fifteen minutes trying to Google what exact runway those metal pony tail holders were from, but I was quite unsuccessful. I have a gold one though, and it looks superb! :

As difficult as this second hair would be, I'm in love and will practice until I succeed! Valentino really outdid themselves in this one. I'm a huge Valentino fan as is, but this really set me over the edge from love to in love. Why so amazing Valentino?

PS. yes this was extremely difficult! Do not try this at home unless you have at least half an hour to sit around and figure out which way the braids go, as I had to sit for about that long and couldn't even get it right :(

I could go on for years about what looks I'm loving right now but I really should stop as I have been sitting in front of my computer for a few hours now.
Ciao for now, have a lovely day :)

5 April 2012

Wasting time, like I have so much of it to throw around

I haven't checked in for a while :( There is a legitimate reason this time, I swear. I'm studying like a maniac for my final exams for this semester :(, and it's exam time again *sigh*. I have absolutely no idea where the rest of this semester went to! I swear someone just came along and stole weeks 5 to 8 because I do not have much recollection of  them happening hehe.
To top it all off, my studying is being interrupted by a lovely Easter trip to Sydney with my even lovelier boyfriend (although I'm not complaining, I can't wait). The only thing I hate is the packing, because the thing is that I'm only allowed on-board luggage, and that does not leave much room for things!
Anyway, here's my OOTD :) I hope you all likey!

This will definitely be a rushed post by the way! Unless I get to save it and finish it when I get to my boyfees' house , as I think I'm going to pack my things into a different bag. My post is on LookBook where you can find the brand names (and pleeeease hype me! I would love to be hyped). Here's the link:

I always hassled my mum to take my pictures, but hassling no more! I finally found a remote for my camera, and for only $10.65 :O including postage, I was so thrilled when I saw it as I've been wanting one of them for years but I always thought it was called a clicker not a remote hence me not being able to find it on eBay.

I haven't worn these shorts for quite a while I must admit, I got it from H&M while I was in Hungary last year and it was extremely cheap. So comfy and pretty, although when I bought it, it fit a little less than it does now. Which means I have lost a little weight since then :( actually I'm almost 100% sure I have, which I didn't care for, I liked my 56kg, it looked healthier than what I look like now that's for sure!

I bought my top from eBay, for very very cheap. Big yay to me! :) I didn't realise what it actually had on the top until it arrived, but it has a wolfs' skull on it, but the eyes of the wolf are so capturing...it's so amazing I fell in love straight away.

The reason I have my sunnies on inside (crazy, right??) is because I don't have any makeup on and that does not look good on camera haha. I'm fine with not wearing makeup when I go somewhere, just not on camera in pictures I put online, oh so not pretty.

I also styled a photo shoot on Sunday, which I'm quite psyched about because the photos turned out lovely! I shall upload them in my next post, I didn't think to do it today :(. Now I'm off to pack up in the little bag that I'm allowed to pack into :) But I hope you all have a lovely Thursday xoxo

Xeni <3

PS. I am completely over the state of my hair, so someone please tell me ideas as I am lost! It's as long as it has been since I was ten years old but I'm just so bored with it :( someone let me know what to do! Lost for ideas and inspiration

23 March 2012

Sequins, glitter and all things pretty

I must admit that I am obsessed with glitter, sequins, shiny things right now! I was browsing through eBay tonight, and I bumped into this amazing gold sequin top, which in my opinion was so over priced considering that it was going to be shipped over from a factory in China and was going to cost me $50 with postage.
Then I had an amazingly DIY idea, why not make my own? I could probably buy a simple top similar to that one, and just sew the sequins on. I hardly have any time right now because my finals for subjects at uni are coming up :( but what do they always say?
"You only make time for what you want to make time for."
Therefore even if I don't get to work on it too much I'll try finish it over the next month :) I figured if I posted an entry about it I'm bound to commit to it and get cracking on it! I just need inspiration I think :) so I've gathered a few photos, including the actual top I was going to buy ;) but to avoid any discrimination I won't tell you guys which one it is :)
Most of these, I just Google-d so they're completely random and just ones I saw and loved so I saved pictures. Number 1 caught my eye first, it's casual...but not too casual. Does that make sense? I could wear it to uni during the day, or even out to dinner...or if I was to dress it up a little more I could even wear it out clubbing. Looks like a dress with a lot of potential! But since we're girls, we hardly ever use our clothes to their full potential.
Three is just simply amazing, I fell in love the second I saw it. I want it, better yet, I need it!
What I'm planning on DIY-ing is very similar to number 5 that's why I saved that one :)
How interesting is 6? It would be a toughy to wear, but I still like it. It's an interesting piece, something you would see on the rack and think "hmm, yes or no?" but then you try it on and you like it.
Number seveeeen! It's so original, I bet it was a vintage piece :) can't get stuff like that unless you pay some ridiculous price for it, either way it's beautiful and individual. I love cardies, but this goes beyond any cardie I've ever owned. Simply beautiful! It could transform an average outfit into a head-turning-jaw-dropping phenomenon.

Sequins.. glitter.. sequins.. glitter! I love it :D I see so much on tumblr as well. I've been obsessed with all things glittery and shiny for a while now, but I think my tumblr addiction has added another lot of obsession onto that (along with my hello kitty obsession, oh gosh).

I'm going to end this post with this pretty little outfit. It's a little out there , I know! But for the sake of this shoot, whatever it was for, I think it goes really well. I'm in love with both pieces of clothing. I would love to find out where they were from, unfortunately I didn't think of that last night when I was searching for these pictures :(.

Hoping you all have a splendid Friday :) xoxo

PS, I have my BellaBox coming in the mail this week coming (jumping up and down on the inside right now hehe), if you have absolutely no clue what I'm yapping on about please proceed to opening a new tab and google it :P. They have something similar in America as well (except they get full sized products and not samples), and I'm quite excited. I shall post about it when it arrives! Ciao for now :)

19 March 2012

Little black dress went for a night out...

Does anyone else have an excessive need to shop? If I see those special four letters next to each other       "S - A - L - E"...yep those letters, my face lights up, my heart starts beating faster and I automatically have this massive smile on my face like I just won a brand new Ferrari. I'll even admit it that I got a little excited now, and I have a cheeky little grin on my face just at the thought of it :).
I was browsing through Facebook last Tuesday morning, and I happened to see a post by a Melbourne store called Venus & Mars who sell amazing clothes. They had a small quiz posted and I thought I might check it out.  
It was a picture of Rooney Mara at a Film event in a dark green Louis Vuitton dress (I have the exact picture but for some reason I can't find it on my lap top), and I remember seeing that exact picture the day before on-line somewhere. I guessed right and I received a discount code I could use on their online store, I didn't have much to spend last week, so I went into the sale section (yes here we go once again with the sales hehe), and I found a lovely "Bebe Sydney" (make sure you don't get it mixed up with the American brand Bebe, the brand they often sell in Europe as well) dress that I thought might be nice as I was going to go out on Thursday night anyway and I wasn't sure what I was going to wear. The dress was already down from $130 to $65, and my code got me an extra 10% off, and if you ask me, a $71.50 discount on a dress is quite impressive (especially when it's so pretty).
  Excuse the terrible quality of the photo (I had to resize them), and my boring boring face in these :), there were hundreds of other girls in the club and I didn't want them to look at me weird for having photos taken of me haha. The dress is so pretty! It's nothing flashy, it's more timeless and classy. It also has a cut-out back which I didn't get a photo of. The hemline of it is quite flattering considering black lace dresses always fall so heavy on me. It has a layer of a mesh material under it so cover up of course, but that's a little shorter than the lace, it looks a lot more flattering like this than dresses that end both fabrics the same length. I teamed it with a pair of silver glittery high heels.

I was so suprised that my dress arrived in the mail the next day, I don't normally order things online so I thought that express postage meant two-three days (might I mention free express postage Australia wide, yippee). They must have sent the dress the same day :), how lovely of them! I ordered the dress around 1pm, so it wasn't in the morning either, I was so happy! I messaged them on Facebook to let them know I was doing this post as soon as I got to wear my dress out and I have a few pictures, and they were so positive about it and very lovely :). I hope to shop at Venus and Mars again soon! There are so many things that I would love to buy but I don't have a job at the moment :(, although I hope I helped all you out a little today.
I highly recommend them as I was treated so nicely during my shopping and I guarantee that you won't regret your purchases :), which I can't say often for many stores both online and in store. I just had a look and they also sell mens clothes, which means if your boyfriend isn't the most stylish guy on the block you can always help him out a little ;) just blame it on me recommending the store.

I made a list of their Facebook, online store etc, so you can have a look at their collection :)

This was a little different than what I usually would post about, but I hope you all enjoyed it :) I sure did, I love the dress and I love Venus and Mars! Please check their store and facebook out :) it's definitely worth your time.

Have a lovely day :) xoxo

14 March 2012

Versace Resort 2012

Donatella, I bow in front of you. 
I can say that more than 3/4 of this collection says "ME". These pieces are so chic! Don't you agree? Especially the white mini dresses with the colourful patterns of them, they're so colourful, summery, but they look clean! I love going out in a white, it looks amazing and I feel so clean and fresh. I fell in love with this collection the second I saw the first piece :) I sure didn't need convincing. This collection is like ice cream on a hot day with whipped cream and two cocktail cherries on top (because one is never enough). Words cannot describe how yummy it is :)

My most favourite one is.........
Ta-daaa! This little beauty was head to head against the other white dress, that has the green, blue, black, and mustard pattern from halfway down. This was my fave because it's just so chic, summery (I love love love summer, but who doesn't?!) and the cut of it is so individual. When I saw this one, I felt like a little girl, let out a little squeal and went back to my first reaction, the dropping of my jaw. The belt and shoes break the dress up a bit in my opinion (in a good way of course). The belt was necessary I think, simply to emphasize her waist just the right amount. Designers are really cheeky...did you see the shoes she's wearing? I don't think I would go into my wardrobe and team those shoes with that dress, it looks really good but I just wouldn't think to pair it.
Jewelery is minimal, which in my opinion looks great for this shoot but I may have put a gold bangle on the model but left the neck area without any jewellery.

I love dresses that make my hips and waist look curvy and feminine! So naturally, this made my jaw drop. I can sort of see a fashion emerging from this dress, if you've seen body suits and leggings by Black Milk they have the skeleton patterns on it. I'm not sure if this is what Donatella was going for, but to me it feels like it. There is no other dress a woman can feel sexy in other than a body hugging sweetheart neckline strapless dress. That's just my opinion though. This piece would definitely be a showstopper anyone, just as must as the rest of the collection (and if I saw correctly, the black parts have sparkles on them and omg I love sparkly garments right now).

These were my two faves of the collection but I could go on and on and on.....
Those pants look like they were drawn into the picture! So amazing, I love these. The interesting neckline just works so well with it, there is definitely nothing ordinary about this dress. I wish I could just try one of these pieces on :(, I'll probably never get to though.

I hope I inspired some of you to open a new tab, go on Google and search some more of the collection because it truly is amazing. Have a lovely day ladies :) xoxo

Back...for good this time

The other day someone very smart said to me "you make time for what you want to make time for", and to be honest I've been making up excuses as to why I don't just sit down here and make a post already! I have so much to talk about, so much to tell the world. I have tried other, what I thought easier means of getting my thoughts out there about the topic I love the most...fashion of course :), but they just didn't work out. I thought about YouTubing, I got so inspired by some people on there that I wanted to do the same but my little digital camera is just not up for it :P. Either way, I liked writing, editing was just too much for me it was so complex amd I had no idea how to do it. I wrote this all in a flat half a minute, so you can just tell how much I needed to write.
Anyways, back to my big news! It wasn't so much big news as much as me being excited on working on new projects. I have a friend, a lovely friend, who happens to be an aspiring photographer and she asked me to style one of her photo shoots and of course I accepted the offer (I would've been silly not to). I had to use my wardrobe, but that wasn't too bad, it made me realise how many times I haven't worn some of the items hiding in there. I dressed both girls head to toe in my clothes, it was pretty fun but I didn't imagine that an amateur styled shoot would take this much effort to plan.

Now...for the pictures ;)
 My inspiration for this outfit was a  weekend road trip somewhere beachy. Byron Bay? If you're not from Australia and you don't know where that is, make sure you google it because it's worth a look :) and a visit! I love the necklace I teamed with the dress, I've had the dress way before I got the necklace and whenever I wore it, it felt a little empty as if it needed something extra, and I found it! Finally :) The bag I got while I was in Europe thinking I would wear it heaps, but I never get the chance to, I've probably only worn it about twice in the last 8 months. It's a lovely bag, but it never fits my uni stuff into it :(
The wedges I paired with this outfit I was completely in love with the second I saw them, firstly because it was just perfect nothing over the top but nothing too plain either (if you saw the back of it you would know what I mean), and secondly because they only cost me $17.50 :O and I'm always up for a bargain when I'm strapped for cash. The bracelet you see on the model was handmade for me by a lovely friend back in Europe :) I love it, and I've paired it with so many of my outfits, it's a simple wooden bangle wrapped in a thick white crotchet ribbon.

 Our second model had a completely different vibe to her, she was a little more delicate a little more shy, therefore I decided to put her into more romantic and vintage clothes. I love this outfit! I got the top from my best friend for my birthday, and I wore it out that night to dinner with a pretty high waisted skirt :) you can't see properly but it has a lovely pearl detailing at the top. These shorts are also from the same shop (forever new, my weakness!) and the 'belt' was originally bought as a necklace about a year ago now :P, I put the same shoes on her as I did with the previous outfit, how clever?! :) Our hair stylist never showed up to the shoot, without any notice and we couldn't even reach her mobile so I had to make do with what we had. By that meaning, we had no combs or bobby pins, and we didn't think we had any hair ties. So, with my trusty YouTube knowledge I did a side braid which actually started from the other side of her head all the way down :) I wear this hairstyle heaps actually, it's my go to when I woke up way too late or I just want to give my hair a break from any heat styling. The pearls I paired with this outfit were a birthday present I got from my mum this year, aren't they sweet? I already had a pearl necklace, but a girl can never have enough pearls...or gold, or diamonds for that matter ;)

This outfit was shot last, and we really rushed the photos because our model had to go to work :( she already had to be late because of this. As much as we rushed it they turned out really well! I love this outfit, I wasn't sure if I was pushing it with the necklace, but afterall the look I was going for was really blingy and out there. Colour-blocking was a huge trend this season, and I wanted to elaborate on that. I always see girls colour-blocking but they always have the most minimal jewellery on it. I wouldn't wear the necklace out with the clothes but in the shots they looked really well :), the top...okay so let me just explain that we had some problems with this top. It's a size 6, as it's mine..and the model is a size 10! Lucky I took safety pins with me, so the model (and my top) lived on after this shoot.

I had so much fun with this photo shoot, and I think I get to style another one next weekend. We haven't figured out any models yet, but we have a few girls and boys in mind :). I have a fair few new pieces to my wardrobe since then, as winter has let us know that it's back and here to stay for a little while :(. My time spent on eBay have gone up (I haven't realised how many good deals there are on there until now), and the temperature has decreased. I love summer! I hope I'll somewhat enjoy this weather with my new forever new coat though ;)

I better wrap it up :) I'm at uni, I just really badly wanted to finish this entry as it has been sitting in my drafts for a week now.

xoxo <3 have a lovely day :)