Friday, 14 December 2012

Spend or Splurge

I must have some kind of magical powers or something, don't you think? I'm getting really good at disappearing into thin air! ;) 'Tis the "silly season" after all. And I'm going overseas next week, so its fast-tracked silly season on steroids for me. Anyway, whilst I've been shopping (more like window shopping because I've already blown my budget) online and instores, I've found a few perfect-for-party-season pieces. And since I'm not buying anything for myself anymore, I thought I would share it with all my readers - 'tis the season of spreading joy after all ;)...'tis also the season of legitimately getting away with wearing bright red, gold/silver, green or all 3 together - okay, may be not all 3 together but you know what I mean - of looking festive! So, whether its your end-of-year work party or a Christmas dinner with the family, it's all about being bright and bold but elegant. In my quest to find these perfect outfit, I came across styles for different kinds of fashionistas - the Spenders and the Splurgers! So, here's my very first compilation of a Spend or Splurge list...

The Dress:
Spend: Asos Lace Dress - $76.50
Splurge: Lover the Label Dress - $740

The Clutch:
Spend: Witchery Paris Sparkle Clutch - $89.99
Splurge: Jimmy Choo Candy Clutch in Champagne - $525

The Shoes:
Spend: Forever New Misty Diamante Platform - $89.99
Splurge: Peeptoe Miss Indulgence Heels with Swarovski Elements - $599
 The Jewelry:
Spend: Lovisa Crystal Chandelier - $29.99
Splurge: Kate Spade Fragment Pearl Earrings - $78
Hope you find your inspiration in these! And no matter what you do, say or wear, I hope you enjoy the Holiday Season!!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Date Night

After a busy few weeks and weekends, both Mr. Pre and I decided to take some time out to enjoy a nice, quiet dinner - just the 2 of us - and brace ourselves for the silly-season. A Groupon Voucher I had for a 3 course dinner for 2 at an Italian restaurant in Port Melbourne (Pane E Tulipani) came in very handy at this time. It was the perfect summer's (date) night!
A glimpse of my outfit...

We started off with an Antipasto platter to share.

Followed by Mains
Gnocchi in Napoli Sauce (not great, unfortunately :( )
Linguine with Prawns (not bad)
 Desert to share (thankfully, as this is bigger than it looks!)
Tiramisu (yummmmm!)
There was also a Salad to share and a glass of Wine each. All this for $29 and I had bought the voucher with a $10 promo code - so all this for $19! Not bad, eh? The food at that restaurant was decent, their desert was fantastic! Although, I probably wouldn't go back there as we don't normally venture out that way, but the voucher was a good excuse to go some place different. Plus the perfect balmy weather made it all worth while. All in all: I'm not complaining.

More about what I wore...

Maxi Skirt with Slits: *$29 (Forever New)
Black Silk Tank: *$5 (Dotti DFO)
 Gold Sandals: *$10 (Rubi)
Clutch: *$20 Colette
Earrings: *$12.50 (Portmans)

Date Night Outfit Total: $76.50 
* = sale prices