Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sticks and Bones...

From Sea of Shoes



Luisa Viaroma

Aren't these just some of the most beautiful things you have ever seen?! Oh gosh. Now if they only weren't nearly AUD 1500......oh shoe lust. The horrible things you do to me!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Feeling girly - bit of Karen Miller

So I popped into the Karen Miller store today in Paragon mall, while in Singapore and this dress caught my eye in the window.

Silly me got the wrong size to try on, but the dress is still so gorgeous, it's girly yet proper and I adore the colours!

I loved a lot of other stuff they had in the store at the moment too, it's all very romantic and girly, as much as I want to like flower prints I sometimes find it hard to, but I was absolutely falling in love with everything in the store today...

That dress is so much cuter in person, it's got a fair bit of lining underneath the skirt, so it gives it a bit off 'poof'.

Hmmm...might go wait half a year for it to all hopefully go on sale in Melbourne...

Monday, June 7, 2010

Impulse Buying

I had been eyeing it in the Melbourne store for a little while and was sold when the assistant came over to talk about the bag with me and how perfect it was and how well it did everything. Except for the price which left me humming and aahing. Since as I stated before, I wasn't keen to spend more than $150 or so on a new bag.

Buuuut after expressing my sentiments online to my friends, I was convinced that if I saw it at the Mimco store in the airport, I would buy it.

And so I did.

And I looooove it.

I decided to break it in a bit during my one night stay in Singapore, it came out shopping with me. I'm so excited to use this back in Melbourne, I see it just matching like, everything!

I've wanted to had more time to shop in Singapore, but the way things have worked out I didn't get too much time today, although I did manage to grab this great ring for $9 from Forever 21

Hopefully I'll have a bit more time tomorrow...although my baggage space is kind of limited. ;s

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Vietnam - Melbourne - USA

Hey guys! Just letting you know I'm jetting off to Saigon tonight, or technically tomorrow since my flight is at 00:05!

I'll be there for a week for business and some pleasure too of course! I am totally excited to be feasting on rice paper rolls and mustard leaf rolls....mmmm!

Unfortunately though, sometimes the Vietnam networks do block blogger/blogspot, so I may not be able to retell my adventures until I get back to Melbourne on the 14th.

Now after the 14th, I'm back in Melbourne for a while then on the 23rd I jet off to the US for 5 weeks!

Yes I am super super excited! Popping into New York, LA and Hawaii...mmmm 5th Avenue...Tiffany is calling....

But I will remind you guys closer to the date, wouldn't like to just disappear on you all for 5 weeks with no notice!

So just a quick recap!

7th - 13th - Vietnam - Limited posting

14th - 23rd - Melbourne - Lots of posting!

24th June - 27th July - USA! - Sporadic postings!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Looking for labels, looking for love...

Dress - Zimmerman, Shoes - Tony Bianco, Belt - MNG, Sunglasses - Burberry, Scarf - Alexander McQueen

Mum had picked out this dress at a Zimmerman sale sometime ago, $50? No complaints there! I pretty much stole it from her wardrobe, left it in Philippines for a while then got dad to bring it back to me.

Went to see Sex and the City 2 last night. Ah, gloriously terrible film from a movie and plot line perspective. But, SAMANTHA IS FABULOUS. What more needs to be said?

Summer in Winter

Dress - Forever 21, Top - BCBG Girls, Cardigan - (thrifted) Banana Republic, Boots - Tony Bianco, Necklace - Topshop, Scarf - From Tokyo

Ah, it's nice to be able to wear your summer dresses in the cooler months isn't it? I discovered this boob tube dress at the back of my closet and thought the patterns would be really cute to wear in winter.

And I'm learning to thrift! I re-visited the wonderful op shop I mentioned a few weeks ago and the men's Banana Republic cardigan I had my eye on was still there! I've been wearing it everyday almost now, it's made of 100% merino wool and is soo incredibly warm. For $20? Not a bad steal I reckon.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Angelic Bite

Dress - Picked up from SM Mall in Manila, Scarf - Alexander McQueen, Jacket - White Suede, Boots - Zara

Just a quick change before I dashed out to go to the gym today. I've been wanting to wear this dress for a while actually, but whenever I ended up putting it on it never felt 'right', as much as I do love it. I find myself wearing it a lot during summer, so I suppose it's been a little too cool for it.

Today though was ridiculously sunny and lovely, so a pretty dress was in order I think.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Man It Up

Shirt - Country Road, Jeans - Dr Denim, Jacket - Max Mara, Belt - From Manila, Boots - Zara

Not feeling so beautiful today so kept it simple.

Grrrrr baby...

My Catwalk

Arrggh, I've been running around the stockists of Maurice and Eve in Melbourne trying to find this dress to try on and alas, I have not yet been successful.

And alas, there it is online. Where I can't try it on before I consider getting it. Sigh. Times like these I wish I was definitely a size 6 and everything looked amazing on me.

Ah well. Time to turn on my detective shopping goggles on and hunt around those boutiques a little harder!

Something at the hipster...

I find myself with a random craving a draw string bag I can wear across my body, that gently bounces off my hip as I saunter around in my Dr Denims.

Whilst Witchery, Mimco and Oroton all have quite adorable ones that I saw while out and about, I'm not so keen to be spending $200 on a bag at the moment. But they're just so cute.




Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Top - Picked up in Hong Kong years ago, Skirt - Hollister, Shoes - Tony Bianco, Bag - Chanel, Scarf - Alexander McQueen

Oh dear I'm making sleepy eyes in that first photo.

Today whilst browsing an adorable op shop (I'm not usually fond of op shops but this one actually had really nice stuff), the shopkeeper said hi to me and then gave me a go over and said I looked great. Hmm. Really something about getting changed in 5 minutes that works for me at the moment.

Also discovered a totally adorable and HUGE vintage store on Smith st, with surprisingly reasonable prices (dresses for $35? yes please!) which I certainly plan to go back and ransack one of these days....

The past two days I've been getting some lovely things in the mail. The first of which is the beautiful scarf I'm wearing, which I bought off from ebay. I bought it on Monday, it was in my house on Tuesday. I am absolutely smitten with it.

I thought it would make a lovely alternative to my black scarf with white skulls that I've been completely whoring out.

I also just got my new Silver Spartans from blackmilk clothing today as well! I went up a size to large, which fit my thighs and hips much better, but unfortunately get a little bit looser around the ankle than I'd like. But not too badly I suppose at least.

I plan to get better pictures of these babies soon, as I was too lazy to get shoes that matched, but my brother commented on how I look like a super hero.

So looking forward to wearing these to go karaoke in on Friday!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Blog + life = ...?

The most lovely Soul Princess, posed me a question on one of my blog posts recently which I thought was quite interesting...and since I don't really feel like working I'll take a bit of time out to comment...

"Hi girl:)
I have a challenge for you...

How much does your online, and blogging life interact with your real life?
Is it a big part of it?
Is it really separate?
Or is your blog a mechanism to improve your real life or your business?

I will answer mine tomorrow:)

Have a great evening :)sp"

I think this question has come at an interesting time for me, as I find myself actively blogging more than ever and really enjoying the time that I do spend on it.

When I first started, it was due to me really starting to get into fashion and trying to involve myself more with the fashion world, being more creative with my outfits, what not. So through the internet, I stumbled on to fashion blogs. And I found it absolutely fascinating. But I found it quite a tiring thought to have to take the time to take photos and document what you're wearing etc. I gave it a try anyway, as some of my friends had commented on loving my clothes and my outfits (although I haven't actually shown many of them this blog) so it seemed like a good idea.

I was a very sporadic uploader and was pretty pathetic at doing it regularly. I think I was in a situation where I felt silly taking pictures of myself and was in the mindset that I wouldn't be popular enough for anyone to look at my blog.

But overtime and maybe with the starting of my second blog, one based on food, imsohungree, blogging started to become a thing I enjoyed personally. I used to write diaries as a child, and on deviantart used to write fairly long journal posts about how I was feeling or saying what I did during the day etc. So once blogging started to become something enjoyable and almost a habit, I started becoming far more regular. I really enjoy the time out from writing emails or thinking that I always need to be working to find pretty things, reflect a bit about food, share what I am wearing and even if no one is reading, at least I'm getting a point of view out there somewhere on the internet. Blogging is something for me to enjoy.

Nowadays how much is it a part of my life? I think it's actually become a fairly significant aspect, well not that important, but it does crop up a fair bit in my thoughts. Since I have the food blog, I make the effort to go out and try new places more often and be adventurous with my food, which leads me to reading more foodblogs and articles about restaurants to find out what's going on in the restaurant-sphere. Same thing can be said about my clothes, I think nowadays I try to wear something different almost everyday, so that in case I end up taking pictures for the blog, I have something different to put up! I get a bit nervous when I wear the same outfit twice now!

And I suppose, since I do make the effort to try and wear new things, I push myself slightly out of my comfort zone and force myself to pretend I'm confident in whatever I'm wearing!

So I suppose from that point of view, blogging is something that's improved my life, made me invest a little more time in myself, made me work a little bit on my self esteem and really helped me find a love of food!

Now if I could somehow transfer this from hobby to a career....

Two and Twenty...

Sorry I haven't been updating much guys! Life has been chasing up with me what not what not...

Oh and I turned 22 yesterday!

Had a very quiet celebration at home with my mother, aunt, brother and some of my favourite guys (Dad and grandma are off overseas). Sushi, cake, macarons and some Disney movies, what more could a girl (woman?) want? Although I am having a wild bash on Friday...

My mum and I got called sisters recently....this photo makes me understand why a little more...