Archive | April 2012

Braids and flowers

Hi all,

I have been meaning to showcase this dress I bought – super cheap too I might add but it’s a great addition to my wardrobe as I think it would look great in Winter or Summer πŸ™‚

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Also recently I have been sporting my hair in this braid πŸ™‚

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Recently I went ice skating! I was soo bad at it haha but it was a whole heap of fun plus sore ankles πŸ™‚

Have you guys tried something new or something old but haven’t tried in ages?

 

#photoadayMay

Hi all,

I didn’t do a very good job of doing April photo a day challenge πŸ™‚ So many things were going on this month – so hectic!
But if you guys want to : photoadayMay is out πŸ™‚

Here are the last couple of photos I did for April πŸ™‚

19. Orange – These were cute teapots in T2.

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23. Vegetable – What we had for dinner one night πŸ™‚

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25. Looking down – Checking out my shoes πŸ™‚

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26. Black and white – Melb buildings πŸ™‚ I think buildings always look good black and white

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I’m going to try and do a better job in May – mainly via instagram πŸ™‚ ID: katatak99 if anyone wants to follow πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

Petite Fashion Challenge #15: Chic Pin-spiration

Petite Fashion Challenge #15: Chic Pin-spiration

This time the PFC challenge was hosted by Long live classy. Check out her site to see the other entries.

The task was to :

Chic Pin-spiration– Find a pic of an outfit you love on Pinterest, and re-create it the best way possible!
Be sure to post the pic of your outfit inspiration in your post as well!

This is my pinterest inspiration – Cee from Brighten my day. I love how the outfit is quite simple yet stylish and I had most of the items to recreate this outfit.

Here is my take πŸ™‚ It’s colder where I am now so I threw on a cardigan and added some accessories. I actually had a scarf too but left it back in the office πŸ™‚

Wearing: H&M striped top, Cotton On Black cardigan, H&M skinny jeans, Valley girl loafers

This was a fun challenge and I am obsessed with Pinterest!!

Check out the other entries at Long live classy.

Leopard and pleats

I have been shopping on my lunch breaks – what else will a girl do?

Tried on this pleated black and pink skirt but very unsure with it. Probably need a more fitted top to see if it would go but didn’t scream out to me buy me – so returned

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Tried on this leopard and black dress. I really like the peter pan collar but I don’t think I like the overall fit of the top part. Verdict: Return and think about it.

How have you been shopping lately? Bought anything good?

Somewhere over the rainbow

Today was one of those rainy days – so dreary and wet and plus the fact that I left my umbrella at work which means I got soaking wet in the rain. But the thing that brightened up my day is 1. It’s Friday! Who wouldn’t be happy on this day? and 2. There was a beautiful rainbow shining in the sky.
There were actually 2 rainbows! DOUBLE RAINBOW! (Cue funny youtube video)

Today I’m wearing my new polka dot scarf πŸ™‚ I would say the color is Aubergine with grey peach dots. It is super warm too! I think I will be using this a lot in winter. Paired with my plum dress and denim skinnies πŸ™‚

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Β Β Happy Weekend everyone! I’m so ready for this one πŸ™‚

#photoadayApril Progress

Hi all,

Even though I posted about #photoadayApril I have actually been really slack with posting up photos via instagram. I think April has just been one of those crazy busy months where you don’t know where time has gone. I was very disciplined for March and was able to participate every day but April I have just been posting photos when I could.

Here are the ones that I have done so far πŸ™‚

2. Color – One of the many mugs I use around the house πŸ™‚

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5. Tiny – This is something I have in my room – It is totally cool and minature. I love all the details and how it’s very ancient looking.

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6. Lunch – We went to a picnic and this is what we ate πŸ™‚

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10. Cold – Weather has been cooling down so this is a pic of my sis scarf

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13. Something I found – I just spotted this in a random place near my desk – new fave accessories

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16. Flower – When I went to a wedding last month, one of the gifts for the guests was this flower with a ferrero roche in it πŸ™‚

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2 more weeks to go – see how I do πŸ™‚ Need some more time this month! Time is flying sooo fast πŸ™‚

Interview – starcrossedsmile

Hi all,

Time for another interview. Today we have Nnenna from starcrossedsmile. I recently stumbled across her blog through another blog and joined up with her correspondence club.

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1. Tell us what your blog is about and what inspired you to start blogging?

My blog is about fashion, beauty, knitting, and really anything that makes me smile!Β  I started it in the summer of 2010 when I doing an internship abroad in Spain and I thought it would be a fun way to chronicle my adventures.Β  That was also around the time that I first discovered the world of fashion blogging.Β  I was really inspired by seeing real girls wearing clothes I could really get myself, so I hoped I could also inspire someone else in that way πŸ™‚

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2. How do you choose what you blog about?

Oh gosh, it really varies from week to week!Β  I keep meaning to have an editorial calendar where I plan everything out in advance, but that doesn’t always happen πŸ˜‰ My outfit posts are not as frequent as they used to be, because I no longer have a good indoor space where I can take them if I don’t have my photographer friend to help me, but I try to get up 2-4 outfit posts a month.Β  I’ve transitioned into more of a lifestyle blog since I started, so that means I’ll also share things around my home, meet-ups with other bloggers and friends, events I’ve attended recently, and more!Β  Then since I’m a nail polish addict, I like to share my weekly manicures and since I’m also an avid knitter, I also share personal projects I’m working on or things I sell in my Etsy shop.Β  So as you can see, I’ll blog about anything and everything that’s related to my life!

3. Your blog has a lot of NOTD’s – what is your current favourite nail polish?

Eesh, that’s a tough one!Β  Well, right now I’m really loving bright/bold colors that really stand out, so I would have to say that I love Zoya Creamy.

4. I love how you started up correspondence club – what made you come up with it and how has it grown?

Well, a few months ago, for some reason I started thinking about this pen pal I used to have and wondering about how she was doing.Β  Then I thought about how fun it would be to connect with bloggers around the world in another way, through the art of letter-writing!Β  Also, I love stationery and sending/receiving mail so any excuse to do more of that seemed like a good idea to me!Β  I was really nervous about posing the idea on my blog because it wouldn’t really work if no else wanted to participate.Β  Luckily, several people signed up for the Correspondence Club that first month, and we’ve been growing a little bit in the following months. We’re now at 13 members and I would love for us to just keep growing and growing! πŸ™‚

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5. Makeup, shoes, nail polish or bags?

Nail polish! Shoes would be my second choice, but I think I show a lot of expression in the way my nails are painted πŸ™‚

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6. I have to throw in a random question – what is the scariest thing you have done?

Hmmm, the scariest thing for me to date was being a senior in college and having no idea what I was going to do after I graduated! The whole job-hunting process was really long and tough, but I was so lucky that I got offered a job the Friday before I graduated (I know, seriously cutting it close!).Β  The second scariest/toughest thing was apartment-hunting in New York City.Β  I’m not sure I’ve fully recovered from the stress and I’m so not looking forward to the next time I have to do it!

7. What’s your favourite destination to visit?

Hands-down it would have to be Spain!Β  I’ve been twice- the first time I went with my best friend and we spent a month studying n Madrid and then about a month visiting her family in a different part of Spain.Β  My best friend’s family was so warm and welcoming and really made me feel at home in a strange country.Β  I then went again the following summer to work an internship and it was just as amazing being there again.Β  I love the language, the food, the people and the different feelings of each of the cities in Spain I’ve been to.Β  I could seriously go on and on about how much I love Spain- I’m dying to go back!

8. What is on your latest wish/lust list?

Fashion-wise, I’m so ready to pick up some new pieces for spring!Β  I would love to add some colored denim, more florals, mint colored clothes, floral denim, and bright/fun shoes to my closet!Β  Also on my wish list is a new computer and/or an iPad- I’m so ready for an upgrade!

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9. What advice do you give new bloggers who are starting out their own blogs?

My advice to new bloggers would be to remember that it’s your blog.Β  It’s so easy to get caught up in what other people are doing or to blog about something in particular because it’s popular and that’s what everyone else is doing, but if it’s not you, then there’s really no point.Β  Your unique perspective and your unique voice is what will separate you from other bloggers, so you should focus on cultivating that.Β  My other piece of advice is to connect with other bloggers in real life.Β  Not only is a ton of fun to meet up with other bloggers, but it’s a great way to make new connections and get advice from other bloggers who’ll know what you’re talking about when you say “OOTD!” πŸ™‚

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10. Lastly, tell us something about yourself that most people wouldn’t know?

Something that most people wouldn’t know is that I’m the pickiest eater!Β  My friends make fun of me about this all the time and claim that I only have one food group- white foods (such as bread, rice, pasta, etc…)!Β  There are a lot of foods that I don’t like, but the ones I do like I could eat for days and days! πŸ˜€

Thanks Nnenna for letting me interview you πŸ™‚ For those who haven’t checked her out. Go and join up the correspondence club πŸ™‚

Leather jacket and polka dress

Hi all,

Been hunting around for a leather jacket especially since the weather is starting to cool down. I think it will be a versatile piece. So tried this one on.

The lining is pretty cool with a paisley like pattern.

Just received this in my email! I can finally try Revlon lip butters! Though not sure how much this is going to cost me!

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Hope you all have a happy weekend! Anyone tried the lip butters and which do you recommend?

Pastry snack attack

Sometimes I get hungry and need a quick snack so i will whip up something quick. Usually I raid the freezer first. The beauty of this recipe is that it’s super quick and you don’t have to be a masterchef to make it.

Ingredients needed:

Puff pastry
Toppings:
Savoury : cheese, oregano, bacon, ham
Sweets: Brown sugar

It’s so simple. All you need to do is slice the puff pastry in long strips and then put the toppings you want on top of them and onto an oven tray and into an oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.

The ones I made I put brown sugar for sweet ones and for savoury I put mustard on one and a cheese dip and oregano.

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They turned out delicious and it was a quick snack πŸ™‚ You can always make some dips to dunk them into to.

What do you like to make when you want to whip up a quick snack?

Jewellery haul

Just went shopping and picked up some great jewellery pieces. I’m already in love with this peacock ring and have been wearing it often πŸ™‚ It actually goes well with my minty polish πŸ™‚

I also picked up 2 necklaces. One is blue and green with different charms on it and the other is a little more feminine with charms on it too.

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I also picked up this bangle collection with a heart, bird and pearl charms. The label said Antique Rose. It actually does look quite vintage and feminine. I can see it paired with a feminine dress.

Happy Tuesday to you all and hope that yourΒ long weekend break has given you the motivation to work harder πŸ™‚ Hehe at least its aΒ short week!