Thursday, 18 December 2014

26 Outfits of 2014

This year was all about white shoes, heart shaped bags, and forced reinvention of previous looks. I don't have a whole lot of money to spend on clothes and after the closure of Dazzling Lolita (Sydney's only importer of brands like Milk, Katie and Candy Stripper) I had to get smart about the clothes I already owned; and how I could coordinate them with thrifted pieces while still following my favourite style trends. I made up for my inability to afford brand with mooks and friends second hand sales. I picked up items from Monascas Banana, Milklim, Swankiss and Drug Honey just from second hand sales this year, and scored items from X-Girl, Dazzlin and Liz Lisa from magazines and mooks. I continue to dream about returning to Japan and shopping at Bubbles and Kiki2 or being able to buy one of a kind pieces on etsy but until a time that that even becomes slightly close to reality I guess my routine of visiting op shops and sifting through sale racks will press on.

This post can be found condensed into 10 outfits on my tumblr. I plan to post my outfit photos on from now on. And if you want a throwback, here's my outfit wrap up of 2013!

Til next~

Monday, 15 December 2014

Cherry Cherry

Hello. Yesterday I was consumed by Hikapu mania and did something I don't usually do- wear red. This red phase (which I'm sure will be short lived) started with my red heart nails, and expanded when I picked up a tube of Revlon colorburst lacquer balm in Provocateur. I was impressed when I swatched it and had always wanted to try a bold red lip. Although it was hard to capture, I also used the lacquer balm as a blush. Because it's a balm and not a matte lipstick I found it did bleed a little, but my lips didn't get dry or feel waxy. I wore it all day at work and only felt the need to reapply when I had eaten. I wore two dresses, one over another, both of which were thrifted.

On a different note, today my city of Sydney was shaken by what has become known as #SydneySeige, in which an armed man has taken over 10 people hostage in a cafe. This has been going on for about 9 hours now as I write this, and 5 hostages have been released safely so far. Things like this don't happen in Australia often, and has scared the whole country. I worry not only for the hostages and their families, but the Muslim Australians that face prejudice every day because of these kinds of incidents, and are only set to face more as this situation unfolds. Already there have been incidents where people have formed crowds 100 metres away from the hostages yelling racist and xenophobic statements. Let us all be mature throughout this situation, even just on social media, and not alienate those whos religion has been twisted to support such a horrid cause.

As always thanks, and til next.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Something Borrowed Something... Pink

It was Adams sisters wedding over the weekend. I stressed out for a while about what to wear because I felt all my dresses were too casual but then my mum stumbled across this Kitten D'amour dress online by chance- and I knew I wasn't going to find a dress I liked more. (Trust me, I spent hours trying.)

Dress: Kitten D'amour, Bag: Sanrio Vivitix, Socks: Wanting, Shoes: Bodyline

The dress is number 60 of 120- right in the middle! It feels special to know only a limited quantity of these will ever be made. It's definitely the fanciest dress I own- it has tulle sown in and all that fun stuff. I originally thought about pairing it with my heart shaped Katie replica bag but I felt the My Melody bag was more me, haha. The teaming of my new socks from Wanting Collection with the rocking horse shoes was a no brainer. This was also my first time trying a hair down curled style. It's difficult to see but I had twisted my hair at the sides and tied with small pink ribbons.

The wedding was nice and the happy couple look lovely together! I received a lot of compliments on my look too~

After working a long shift on Friday and then going to the wedding on Saturday, I'm spending my Sunday having a well-deserved rest- no tight shoes, no makeup, just me and my bed. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Til next.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Inspirations 10

I've been spending hours on youtube watching Top Of The Pops, 80s toy commercials, Billy Idol interviews, The Clash documentaries, Joan Jett music videos and old episodes of Care Bears Countdown. Eating up all that retro goodness.
A lot of people have that retro fixation, most notably those who 'wish they were born in the 50's' but in the end they just like the pastel kitchen appliances, bell skirts and red lipstick. I am quite happy living in 2014, it's the age of information as they say so I can just simply go on youtube and consume 70s, 80s and 90s media without having to give up modern technology and the slight increase of tolerance for race, sexuality, gender etc. In fact if I could choose I'd probably like to have been born a bit further into the future. I love the bright colours and campiness/cheesiness that 80s/90s pop culture has to offer me (in the form of Saved By The Bell and My Little Pony Tales), and adore first wave 70s punk rock but will never have to experience the things punk rock was talking about. Am I making sense?

I have an enormous playlist that I'm constantly adding to that's full of this crazy mix of punk, new wave, toys, cartoons and more, you can watch it here. I like to put it on shuffle and autoplay then plug my laptop into the tv via hdmi (see? you couldn't do that in the 80s) and it's like you have your own retro tv channel!

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