Thursday, September 29, 2011

shopping haul: dress smart (again) & the warehouse

COTTON ON leopard cardigan and black brogues; GLASSONS dress and tank; THE WAREHOUSE floral brogues and wedges

This shopping ban is killing me! Over the last two months I've been shopping twice. TWICE! I went from going almost every week to pretty much nothing. I knew I would have to cut back while we saved to move, but this is torture. My own little version of hell. It doesn't help that Dotti and Glassons have some really really nice things in store either.

Whinging aside...this is the haul from my jaunt to Dress Smart and The Warehouse in August. The Warehouse have some amazing shoes lately. When I saw these I had to have them. They remind me of the 70s so much. I have yet to wear them as the weather has been a load of wank and I haven't been going out much. Our weekends lately have consisted of bbq's and getting the flat presentable for the every sunday open home.

The floral brogues only left my feet during the week as I can't wear them to work. They are the best shoes ever, and only $6. Result! I got the black brogues from Cotton On's faulty section all because they were missing the laces. Truth be told, I didn't care for them with the laces so it was a win-win situation. Only set me back $5. The wedges were around $40 I think. I can't remember if that's the price of them or the other wedges I bought from there, pretty sure they were the same.

The clothes! Oh my god, I was in heaven when I found this cardigan! I have been searching for a leopard print cardi for ages, but most stores were carrying the ones that are that tacky gold-tan colour, which I hate! Saw this one and went straight to the changing room. It was a little pricey for a cardigan, $25 ON SALE! But I knew if I left it I would regret it.

The top and dresses are two of my favourite things ever. I'm not sure if the blue one is meant to be a dress, it is a weird length. Too long to be a top and a little too short to be a dress. I prefer it as a dress, just chuck on a pair of lace shorts underneath and I'm good to go. They are both so comfortable, but oh so sheer. Not really suitable for the winter, but that didn't stop me from wearing them loads. I chuck the cardigan over top, and even wore the floral brogues with the top and cardigan and skinny jeans...clashing patterns and all. They were on the end of line rack at Glassons, which happened to be BOGO free. It was definately my lucky day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

what i wore: hazy daze

WAREHOUSE dress; SHANTON cardigan; DIVA rosary; LOVISA bug and bird rings; EQUIP love and flower rings

Actually forgot I had these photos on my camera! Also seemed to have recycled the whole outfit almost a month later, with different shoes. I bought this dress months ago at a massive clearance sale at The Warehouse for around $15. I had almost talked myself out of buying it cause I knew I would hug my body and I tend to shy away from that. I'm glad I didn't thought as it is an amazing dress! It has to be one of the most comfortable things I've ever worn. It can be a bit short when you sit down, but that's easily avoided. Also loved that when I put it on I had lost weight since buying it and it fit better than ever.

I want to wear this loads during summer, but it's a tube dress and I am so not a fan of my upper arms and back. I'm always in a cardi or something, might have to look into getting a summer one just for this dress. The shoes I wore with it are some awesome peep-toe wedges that I bought at The Warehouse, but I wore it with a pair of high heeled clog boots on Friday...they both went great with it. Unfortunately I don't have a pic of the wedges, which I must do as they are so cute!

I have a haul post from some shopping I did last month to come, as well as taking pics of the few things I bought at the weekend. I am so over this whole shopping ban! I went from shopping almost every weekend to two trips in the last two months. It is literally killing me! Cannot wait to get the bond for a flat saved so I can splurge like no one's business!

Monday, September 26, 2011

phoneography: august


breakfast with the boy @ trevino's; stuck in traffic on blenheim; ugly boots that need to be binned; clouds rolling in before a snow storm; fantastic fonts and colours in an old tatty gig poster; smoky bacon chips dipped in sweet chili sauce = new favourite snack; at nomad's for a lamb kebab meal with heaps of sauces; game of pool with the boys @ filadelfio's; at dimitri's stall for a lamb souvlaki (august was a kebab heavy month); strawberry whoopie pie from theobroma that wasn't as good as the classic choc; the boys icy tower from jels looked disgusting; graffiti on the wall @ nando's

God, I have been utter rubbish at updating this at all. Kinda hard to do a fashion blog when you are on a shopping ban and saving every penny towards moving. I do have a shopping haul post and a review post on bb cream that I need to do, but I've gone and lost my camera cable (again). Will have a massive search for that and hopefully get a few more posts up and some scheduled soon.