I love tunics and this one would be great for both casual and semi-casual days at work. I love the modest length and the cute reference to Indian embroidered fabric.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
These are gorgeous dangly earrings with a star shape in vermeil with a little aquamarine rondelles to balance out the gold color. They are so beautiful, I'm generally pretty conservative with earrings but I love these.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wow this notebook is really gorgeous. I sometimes write a journal but up to now I've used an ugly 1B5 exercise book that cost about a dollar. I've never found a note book I really liked but this is gorgeous. The agate print in silver is so pretty against the really dark book and the recycled component to the book is a plus.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
I was just saying today that I wanted a casual jacket rather than a suit jacket to wear to work on casual Friday. This would be perfect! I love the sort of take off of the traditional thin white on black vertical pinstripe.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I don't like most studs, in fact I don't have any and I'm pretty unoriginal with earrings, I love my thicker gold hoops and don't wear anything else. I could definitly wear these lots, maybe with a fresh water pearl necklace.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
This dress is just gorgeous. The ruffles are almost fish like and the buttons are so retro. I wouldn't wear it by itself as its booty-flashing terriroty. I would wear it in a less body fitting size over white wide leg trousers.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I love this shirt, it is so gorgeous. I can't help but liking slightly quirky screen printed tees although I'm no fan of shouting words or wearing 'vintage' tees which were purchased new last week.
This screenprint is available on a range of tee styles, tanks, thermals, hoodies, in different colors and on both organic and non-organic cotton and polycotton.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
These patterned shoes create an optical illusion, the silver triangles look almost like raised studs.
Pair them with some great socks or stockings:
American Apparel's Solid Thigh-High Socks in Taupe for $15
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Very pretty fruit tinsane, smells like apple, pineapple and coconut but major flavour are the base ingredients of hibiscus and rose-hip peels. I like it with sugar, I will try making it as Iced Tea in the weekend.
I bought costume earrings like these today.They go great with a colorful babydoll top over jeans on a lazy Sunday. They aren't phone friendly though, they clank like mad against the receiver!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
When wearing purple clothes or purple eyeshadow I always want to wear purple lips too. I know its a bit matchy-matchy but whenever I put on pink or brownish nude I think it looks ok but not quite right. This is the best purple lipgloss I've swatched, it took going outside and looking at it in natural light to see it was the only true purple around, while not being too extreme. I'll go buy it at soon as I walk by a drug-store.
Principals dresses are gorgous and fit really well. You could wear this over black leggings/skinny trousers and shiny taupe flats or wear it out with sky high patent heels.
My Shape is a pretty innovative site that combines your body measurements to categorise you as one of their seven body shapes and clothes are suggested to you based on that shape.
My new friend in the world of tea, earl grey plus some. Black tea flavoured with pear and bergamot, mixed with a few jasmine leaves. I drink this tea before bed very milky and it makes me feel like I'm being hugged.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Still loving the purple and this clever screen printed tee has the accessorised look without the bulk, or extra cost!
Xhilaration® Faceted Beaded Necklace - Black for USD $12.99
Love how they've styled this photo too, try this beaded necklace from Target
These are absolutely gorgeous, I love purple and in satin its completely luxe. They have a small heel so there is a bit of lift and as Diana Ferrari shoes are very comfortable these are perfect shoes for wearing to a formal event where you have to stand (or dance) for long periods.
I love this tunic its from one of my favourite mail-order companies - J. Peterman
What is wonderful about J. Peterman is their quirky style, not only are the clothes often reminiscent of yesteryear in romantic locales, check out their Out of Africa Line for some options but they have a beautiful catalogue full of drawings and poetic, evocative writing.
Isn't this a wonderful description
"Japanese Print Tunic (No. 2255), from an original found in Florence. Flattering calf-length cut of silk crêpe de Chine with shawl collar, side slits. Just slip on for instant metamorphosis into an exotic and arresting creature."
To get the full look match with Black Silk Pants for USD $129
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
This gorgous and fun heather grey top is handmade in the USA from organic cotton. I love the versatile ways you could style the cowl neck and the pins on the side.
I love grey, its such a versatile colour and this is such a distinctive piece you wouldn't look bland at all.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Damascening is the application of gold on iron or steel to produce a decorative pattern which is a art technique synonymous with Toledo. The design on this piece is based on Moorish damascene but is a modern examples using 24ct gold. I like the design on this bangle, intricate but not too complicated. Wearing this bangle with a black dress, the gold would glow from your wrist.
I love ruffled blouses, this one would be a lot easier to style that the J. Pertman floral one. With dark jeans like in this image or with a suit. The three colors - black, white and grey would all be great.
I'd don't know exactly what I'd pair it with, its difficult to tell from a drawing rather than a photo. It would probably look better with something understated but I'm not sure if you'd want to go with darker or lighter colours. I love the J. Peterman catalogues - here's there blurb about the blouse.
"Those little nosegay bouquets Victorian women carried were a kind of code. Really. Well-brought-up ladies and gents actually studied dictionaries of floriography, or the language of flowers.
The vocabulary of this blouse would have been clear to an 1880s suitor who had done his homework. Coral rose for desire. Peony for happiness. Pink tea rose for gentility and grace. Peach rose—modesty.
“Yes, I’m a woman, but don’t be a caveman about it.”
Your gentlemen callers will still get the message.
Floral Ruffle Blouse (No. 1853). A sheer breath of crinkly silk chiffon with ruffles around the low V-neck, down the front, and at the cuffs. Mother-of-pearl buttons to be slowly looped and, eventually, unlooped.
Wear with a camisole or flesh-colored bra and enjoy the results."
I really like the look of shirt dresses, but I have never found a really nice one. I think this is it. I love the four pockets, the high contrast gold buttons and oh the belt gorgeous. The belt it comes with and the plaited cuff would go with lots of everything and who doesn't have a pair of opaque tights or dark trousers to throw this over!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Miss Safari Bra NZ$49.95 and Mis Safari String NZ$24.95
Really cute and comfortable bra and underwear, the boy shorts aren't that flattering so I'd skip those. Unusually this lingerie comes with plastic stone jewellry or detailing, the stones around the string are actually a bracelet that you can take off - which you definitly will unless you want VPL. The bra color is great though as it matches white skin tones if you are wearing something a bit see through. The string color is a bit sheer for my liking (not reflected in this image) so don't wear them under a see-through skirt.
I've already got a black wool coat but this is significantly different from the one I have. It has a double row of buttons, a hood and is almost skirt-like in the way it comes down from the waist. I'm not sure you'd wear the hood that much, unless it was really cold but I'm sure it would look funky hanging at the back. I'd pair it with black leather boots like in this picture and would wear it with both dark jeans and black trousers.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Duo boot's are quality boots from England which not only are fitted to your feet but to your thigh, which is great as boots should always fit through the ankle and thigh. The pointy toe and heel are gorgeous and I don't have any boots like this. The military like straps around the boot shaft are very different and could either be shown off or hidden under trousers and worn to work. They are black leather, fabric lined and have a 9cm heel.