Daily outfit: 23/12/2014

Do you ever watch a TV show or a film and immediately want to copy all of the outfits?  Well, that’s what’s been happening to me lately with American Horror Story, Coven.  I am obsessed with the style of the witches in that series, and I’ve been pining after black layers and floppy hats.

So you can imagine my glee when I stumbled across a black felted hat in Pulp Kitchen last Sunday.  And the fact that it was on sale for just $19 was an added bonus.  I can see this hat topping so many of my ensembles in the months to come.  But for today, I’m wearing it with witchy flounces and tough tights.

I am wearing:

– Black felt hat from Coo Ca Choo

– Black rose top (bought so long ago I don’t even remember where from)

– Black gypsy skirt from Temt

– Black fishnet tights from Dangerfield.

– Black and cork flatforms from Big W

– Emerald ring (inherited from my great aunt)

– Silver cross necklace (gift from my parents)

– Silver filigree bangle (gift from my parents)

– Round sunglasses from Factorie

 

 

Getting some awesome lens flares on my photos today.

 

I’m all ready for my admission to Miss Robichaux’s Academy.  I could have great fun hanging with the witches.

 

 

 

 

 

I went with smoky purple eye makeup with a big ol’ flick of eyeliner.  Unfortunately, you can’t see my handiwork when I’m wearing my big sunglasses.  And I feel that the sunglasses are an essential part of this look, don’t you?

 

Have you ever been inspired by the costumes in a television show?  Have you seen American Horror Story?  And if so, did it make you want to dress like Stevie Nicks?

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Daily outfit 28/2/2014

I think that Fancy Friday was just what I needed this week.  I’ve been feeling really depressed, and most days it’s been a struggle to get showered and dressed.  A lot of the time, putting together a presentable outfit is more than I have energy for.  But today I really pushed myself to wriggle into something a bit more special.  And you know what?  I really do feel better for it.

I am wearing:

– Black sequinned wiggle dress from Living Doll

– Black cutout leggings from Rubi

– Betts comic book platform heels

– Skull-print cotton scarf from Sportsgirl

– Star hoop earrings

– Vintage cocktail ring from Faye Bella


 

Fancy Friday is a concept that was dreamed up by Dapper Dolly to encourage people to dust off their glad-rags and see the week out with a bang!  It’s all about dressing up a little bit on Friday, in whatever way you choose.  Anyone is free to join in, so I’d encourage you to give it a shot.

I had a bit of a hiccup while I was taking my outfit photos this morning.  It seems that Miss Jelly didn’t want to be left out, and she kept photo-bombing me.

Even after I explained to her that I was trying to take photos, and that although she’s gorgeous she didn’t need to be in every shot she still continued to leap in every time the camera clicked.  Earlier in the morning she’d been sitting in front of my mirror, purring loudly at herself. Obviously she thought that she was looking pretty amazing and she wanted to share her gorgeousness with you.

So I packed up my tripod and took a few pictures outside, where she couldn’t steal the show.

What are you wearing on this fine Friday?  Feel encouraged to share a link to your own Fancy Friday post.

Daily outfit 21/2/2014

Thank goodness it’s Friday.  This week has been exhausting and I’m pleased to see the end of it.  Today I’m linking up with Dapper Dolly for another Fancy Friday post.  The idea behind Fancy Friday is to dress up to celebrate the end of the week.  It’s like the opposite of Casual Fridays, with a lot more sparkle and glitz.

Today I was feeling a definite 80’s vibe as I got dressed.  I’ve been listening to a lot of Cyndi Lauper and early Madonna tunes, so that might have something to do with it.  I decided to just go with my instincts and put together an outfit that draws a bit of inspiration from the 80’s, with a few personal touches thrown in.

I am wearing:

– Black corset dress from 7 Angels

– Pink leopard print leggings from Diva

– Hot pink flats from Rubi Shoes

– Pink sequinned hair bow from a junk store

– Black bangles

– Black flower ring (gift from my parents)

I teased my hair into a beehive to go with this outfit.  I had originally wanted to leave the back of my hair down, but in the end I decided to twist it up into a french roll. I really love the effect, and I had so many compliments on my hairstyle throughout the day.

When my hair was long, my beehive would deflate by the middle of the afternoon.  The weight of my hair would pull all of the volume out of my do’ and the whole thing would collapse.  Now that my hair’s shorter, elaborate styles like this will last all day (with a decent spritz of hairspray!)

 

I’m considering making a tutorial to show you how to do this hairstyle.  Let me know if you’d be interested.

I hope that you have an amazing Friday.  If you’d like to join in with the Fancy Friday fun, feel free to include a link in the comments to your own outfit post. I’d love to check out your end-of-the-week outfit.

Daily outfit 2/10/2013

As this is the first outfit post for October, and for me October is all about exploring costumes and alter-egos, I thought I would put together a rather un-me outfit.

I usually wear quite a lot of colour.  I’m not afraid of brights or wild prints and it’s unusual to see me in blacks and neutrals.  If I do wear black, it’s usually with a pop of colour on top of it.  But not today…

DSCF8819I am wearing:

– Black merino wool jumper from Cue

– Black maxi skirt from Target

– Black cotton tights from Target

– Black brogues from Rubi shoes

– Floral burst hair slide (gift from my friend Adam)

DSCF8820I do need to apologise for how grainy these pictures turned out. I’m still experimenting to find the best place in my flat to take outfit photos.

I decided to go with a very minimalist outfit today.  I love the combination of this jumper and the long skirt.  I was worried that they’d look a bit conservative together, but the overall effect is pleasing.  The form-fitting shape of the skirt and the fine knit helps the outfit to look sophisticated and chic rather than Amish.

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To offset the starkness of my outfit, I added a little bit of bling in my hair and a swipe of red lipstick.  Defined brows and polished skin finished off the look.

DSCF8822This jumper was a gift from my grandmother.  She bought it for herself a while back, and when she gave it to me the original tags were still on it.  It’s a beautiful fine knit, and the price was more than I paid for the entire contents of my knitwear drawer.  It’s such a gorgeous addition to my wardrobe, and I imagine that I’ll be getting a lot of wear out of it.

DSCF8826Although I love my heels, I have quite a collection of flats as well.  I like finding flats that are cute and fun, and these brogues are one of my favourite pairs.  They were really cheap and they go with everything.  Every girl should have a pair of sweet man-style shoes, I think.

Today, I challenge you to wear something that you wouldn’t normally wear.  If you’re normally a pants person, try a dress for a change.  Experiment with a colour or a print that doesn’t usually find it’s way into your outfits.  Wear an incredible piece of jewellery that you’ve been saving for a special occasion. Go on, try something different.  I dare you!

Daily outfit 7/8/2013

I’ve been making an effort to wear more dresses and skirts lately.  When winter rolls in, I have a tendency to hang out in jeans and pants because they’re warmer.  But I did a wardrobe clear out last week and realised that I’ve got a drawer filled with stockings and tights that I just don’t wear often enough.  So I’m trying to branch out in my winter wardrobe.

 

DSCF8682I am wearing:

– Red dress from Free Fusion at Target

– Black cardigan with red flowers (swiped from my friend Kate’s wardrobe)

– Black herringbone tights from Big W.

– Red and black satin stilettos (thrifted)

– Giant black flower ring (gift from my parents)

-Red rose stud earrings

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I am a huge fan of herringbone tights.  They’re a great pattern which lengthens the legs and looks a tiny bit classier than fishnets.  They’re perfect for pairing with vintage outfits or for dressing up an otherwise plain dress.  If you like to wear all-black outfits, textured tights are a great way to break up your ensembles and add a little bit of pizazz.

 

DSCF8685Another reason that I’m sticking with skirts and dresses is that I’ve lost quite a lot of weight lately.  Not intentionally, but I’ve been under a lot of stress and I tend to shed kilos like crazy when I’m under pressure.  My appetite has disappeared too, and I seem to be suffering a case of break-up-orexia.  It really sucks because all of my pants are now fitting too loose.  Hopefully I’ll be back to my usual size soon.  I’m not loving being so teeny-weenie.

 

DSCF8686Do you love textured tight too?  What’s your favourite pattern?

 

 

 

Daily outfit 12/6/2013

This outfit was worn on a very cold and gloomy day.  On most cold and gloomy days, I will try to wear something bright and cheery to counteract the grey blah of the outside world.  But on this day, I felt like wearing something a bit darker.  So I let my inner goth take over.

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DSCF8321I am wearing:

– Black lace corset dress from 7 Angels

– Grey velvet blazer from Tree of Life

– Black lace-up boots (thrifted)

– Vintage mother of pearl earrings (thrifted)

– Yin-Yang mood ring (gift from my parents when I was 7)

– Owl knuckleduster ring (gift from my dad)

– Black leggings from K Mart

– Dark green bangle (thrifted)

DSCF8325So as not to bee too dark and gothic, I kept my makeup fairly polished and simple.  I love wearing my hair like this, because it keeps it out of my way and this style looks way more complicated than it really is.

DSCF8323I’m sure you’ll hear it again before winter is out, but I love these boots.  They are a perfect fit and they’re great for wearing with some of my floatier dresses to make them more winter-appropriate.  For $7, you can’t go wrong!

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DSCF8327This owl ring was a gift from my dad.  It’s slightly too big for me, but I wear it anyway because it’s just so spectacular.  I have a bit of a thing for owls, even though I’ve never seen one in real life.

So that’s what I wore to embrace the cold, rainy winter.

Daily outfit 31/5/2013

Oh my gosh!  It’s the last day of the month already.  Where the flip did May go?  Well, tomorrow is officially the beginning of winter and I’m not too thrilled about that.  So I decided to wear a cute outfit to counteract my foul mood.

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DSCF8242I am wearing:

– White fuzzy scarf handknitted by me.

– Noodle Scooter tee shirt from Target

– Black and white print mini skirt (thrifted from the Mill Markets)

– Black cut-out leggings from Rubi

– Black motorcycle boots from Big W.

– Black and white armwarmers from Cotton On

– A bunch of rings which are hidden under my armwarmers.

DSCF8251I really love this little shirt. I bought it about eight years ago and it’s still going strong.  I once made the mistake of washing it with a very new pair of dark-wash jeans and it turned purple.  After many years of washing and wearing it’s returned to it’s original colour.

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I told you that you’d see a lot of these boots this year!  They are so comfortable and warm.  I love that I can pull them on with ease, even over the thickest socks.

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I love mixing and matching pieces like this.  I think this outfit has so many sweet elements and several tougher touches too.  This mix of hard and soft is just my style.

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DSCF8246So I might not be looking forward to winter, but there are a lot of great things about winter than I can smile about.  Funky boots, cute scarves and the fact that my birthday is less than two weeks away.  So it’s not all bad, not even half bad really.

What are you looking forward to this winter?