Thursday, 26 July 2012

My week in pictures

My excessive shopping was making my room overwhelmingly messy

And yet I would wake up every morning feeling like I have nothing to wear to work 
So I did a wardrobe tidy and a mini-cull to make my closet look more like this^(I wish!)

Worked hard...
Got inspired by this and so I did...
 ...yes, I booked a ticket last week...
To Bangkok!
...for some much needed R&R&R (Rest & Relaxation & Retail Therapy!). Because that "Serious Shopping Ban" that I mentioned 2 posts ago, only applies in Australia :P.
And they say, "One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble", so imagine what 2 nights will do to a woman ;)!

And 3 nights in Phuket!
Yes only 5 nights - short (and sweet hopefully!) - because that's all I could get and its higher than 0! I leave tonight! See you when I'm back (and depressed beyond words because my impromptu holiday is over).

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Keeping warm

This one is going to be short. I've got the sniffles :(. Its not fun. So, all I can think of is staying warm and cosy. That's why I'm sharing these hot, winter inspirations...

Hopefully this cold will end soon - I'm talking about both the weather and my illness - although it was a lovely day in Melbourne today, the sun was shining all day and it was actually giving out some warmth and wasn't just a light-bulb in the sky ;). I NEED more sunshine and warmth!!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

A girl can never have too many shoes (or jackets, or necklaces)

On Friday night I was planning to go out with some friends and wanted a pair of shoes to go with my outfit. So I set off to Chadstone to buy a pair of shoes...but came home with three...and a jacket...and a necklace (although I had planned to buy the necklace, but the 2 shoes and jacket were unplanned purchases).

Lipstik New York Black Wedges - $40 down from $79.95

Lipstik Racey Black/Cobalt - $38 down from $89.95
Santini Glitz Black Bling Ballet Flats - $60 down from $120

Dotti Necklace in Gunmetal - $25
The Dotti Jacket is officially the most expensive thing I own and I normally wouldn't pay that much for a jacket but even a budget fashionista breaks her budget once in a while. Plus it was a Friday night, I had had a long, hard week at work, I was too tired to argue and reason with myself and decided I deserved a treat! Also, its so versatile and actually looks more expensive than it is and is quite warm, so I'm quite happy with it and know that I will get a lot of use out of it. And the Santini ballet flats as well, weren't something I needed either but they're super comfy and add instant glam to any outfit!

All in all I'm quite happy with my purchases. :) (But I will have to go on a serious shopping-ban for a while now. SERIOUS!)

Monday, 9 July 2012

Latest Obsessions

I've recently come across photos of the Elie Saab Fall 2012 Couture Collection and I am IN LOVE! Its ALL I can think about, so I just had to share it.... 


"Dreamy", "Ethereal", "Elegant" were just some of the words used to describe this Collection inspired by the Byzantine Empire. I'll definitely keep these red-carpet-ready dresses in mind the next time I'm going to the Oscars ;).

In the meantime, the things I'm taking away from this collection for my day-job are the soft fabrics, the colours and the detailing alongwith the hair and makeup-styles.

Speaking of obsessions, another one of my latest has been a fluoro necklace I bought from Forever New but when I got home found it was broken, when I went to exchange it it was sold out. On my hunt for a fluoro necklace, that lasted for weeks, I came across this Zara necklace on eBay (which was almost exactly what I was looking for). After 3 weeks of waiting, it finally arrived on Friday so I'm a happy-little-vegemite :D.
Not the best price I've paid for a necklace, but for something I've wanted so much and have had such trouble finding, I was happy to spend around $38 all up since its such a versatile, on-trend piece.

I wore it today to work with this Zara Printed Crossover Dress...
Photo courtesy:  Fashion Cap City
...because I couldn't wait ANY LONGER! ;) xx

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Brunch and the Born this way Ball

(Concert video uploaded, please scroll down to the bottom of the post. :))

Weekend was spent:
1. Brunch-ing with Mr_Pre (see his finger in the pic below?)
My Eggs Florentine and Cappuccino
Even though this photo is quite messy and amateurish, what with fingers on the lense and all, its still kinda nice :)
His Eggs Benedict 
2. Watching Lady Gaga live in concert at "The Born This Way Ball"!

It was C-R-A-Z-Y! In true Lady Gaga Fashion! Wish I could've taken lots of photos and videos but my phone had 20% battery when the concert hadn't even started and soon died - which, in a way, was good cause I could forget about everything else and truly ENJOY the gig, but here's a few photos I took of myself: makeup and what I wore:

My eye makeup (looked a lot more dramatic IRL) and Sparkley Top (from Valleygirl - $29.95; but its from a while ago) seemed demure compared to what some other "Little Monsters" had worn. There was sparkles galore, meat-dress-bodysuits aplenty, bow-hair, skeleton makeup, it I said...C-R-A-Z-Y!
I have a video to show from the concert, but it won't upload. But I won't quit and will keep trying so keep checking back...

ETA: Here's a video as promised. It's not the best quality but it'll also link to other videos at the end, those that were taken by people who remembered to charge their phones and cameras. ;) Enjoy!

Lady Gaga's entrance on a Black Unicorn