Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Madewell - a cartful for a pennie


Oops, I drafted this post a few days ago, only to find out the discount code I wanted to share with you has expired! Boo hoo, because I was about to place a second order!  Well, this is what I managed to nab before the code expired (bar the 'Paris' tee, which was one of the many items in my 'shopping bag' for my 'Madewell Shopping Spree' take 2 - doh!).

I have never bought from Madewell before (and it's such a shame they don't ship directly to Australia), so I can't wait to see how these items look in real life.  I went a little crazy with one sweater, buying it in three colourways, but I really loved its casual elegance and simplicity:

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 Vacay sweater
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 Ex-boyfriend Perfect Chambray Shirt in Ferrous Watch - as though 2 chambray shirts wasn't enough already...
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 How cute is this?
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pics via Madewell's pinterest and website.

Are you a fan of Madewell? Have you purchased anything during the sales? Or any favourite pieces you might have from them?

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Raf Simons for Adidas - Stan Smith


 If I didn't already have my green original Adidas Stan Smith, I'd be all over this bad boy...orange suede heel?

LOVE!

Available from Luisa Via Roma, and My Theresa.


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Monday, July 7, 2014

A night at the ballet with 'Cinderella'.


Like many other 'girls', I have always loved the ballet.  As a little girl, I dreamed of taking ballet classes, but since I had asthma I was sent to swimming classes instead.  I lived vicariously through my friends, and later on, through the ballet performances I watched.  It goes without saying that I love watching 'So you think you can dance (US)', and will even admit to loving the movie 'Centrestage' (oh, the shame!).  Unfortunately Mr Brigs didn't enjoy the one and only ballet I took him to, and it has it has been at least 4-5 years since I last watched my last ballet performance.
 
When the Australian Ballet Company kindly offered me a ticket to their opening performance of 'Cinderella', I ballottéd (well, in my head anyway) and said 'yes' before you could say 'arabesque'.

'Cinderella' got more than a makeover by fairy-godmother/father choreographer Alexai Ratmansky.  Fusing wit and flair with classical technique, the former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet and now resident choreographer of American Ballet Theatre created a modern-day fairytale with loveable characters, with a healthy dose of  freshness and humour.  Danced to Sergei Prokofiev's beguiling and melodious score (played by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra), against surrrealist-inspired sets and costumes by French designer Jérôme Kaplan, this new Cinderella is a fantasy land of 1940s glamour, complete with a lips-shaped sofa and Schiaparelli-esque shoe-hat, a nod to Salvador Dali's surrealist world.

'Cinderella' will be performed at the Adelaide Festival Centre from the 4th to the 10th of July, and you can still purchase tickets to most performances here

I wish tomorrow's matinee sessions weren't sold out, would have loved to have taken Lil' Brigs 1 to see this!

 The fringed dresses by Jerome Kaplan were amongst my favourite costumes of this ballet, the movement it created by the Australian Ballet dancers to Alexei Ratmansky's choreography was simply mesmerizing.
 
The 'not-so-wicked' stepsisters and stepmother were brilliantly entertaining, and their dancing so incredible! I absolutely loved their costumes for the Ball, do they come in my size? 
 My 1940's vintage dress and Assad Mounser 'tiara', Chanel Reissue and Valentino Rockstud pumps:
 Outside the Theatre
 Valentino Rockstud heels (available here), Celine knot bracelet, Balenciaga bow ring, Sarah and Sebastian Line ring, Trace Bud Ring, Petite Pearl Ring, Aurelie Bidermann Love Ring, Cos wrap ring, Serge Lutens Fleur D'oranger perfume, Chanel reissue bag (occasionally you may be lucky to find one here), Chanel nailpolish in 'ballerina'.

Thanks Carmen and The Australian Ballet for my lovely night out! I had a 'Ball'!
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Zara shopping spree - sale now on!


So today marks the start of the coldest month here Down Under...clearly I seem to be in denial about that fact as I have gone a mini-shopping spree at Zara, all Spring and Summer pieces! Bar the first and last piece below, all other items are/were on sale, and I have a few pieces for the little ones on their way too:


Ah, Instagram...I first saw this picture below on Zara's official Instagram page, fell in love, and quickly noted the item number and added it to my shopping cart.  One of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe is a silk chiffon hoodie jacket I've had for oh, well over 10 years.  Even though this lacks the hood, it has that same casual luxe sporty vibe I love:


Cardigan with patch pockets

I've had my eye on this jacket for a few weeks now, as it has been sitting in my 'shopping bag' for a few weeks now.  Another favourite piece of mine is a yellow D&G tweed blazer/jacket, but this sportier take on the yellow tweed is too much to resist.  Love that it looks like a Chanel boucle meet a sporty bomber, with the lovely white trims to freshen it up even more:





I plan on teaming the jacket above with this skirt below (and of course other bottoms).  I usually shy away from white, as much as I love it, because it gets dirty by me simply looking at it, but I couldn't resist this, I love that it looks feminine yet 'clean' and funky:




Flared skirts were my favourite items in my wardrobe, and this fabric reinvents it with a fresh funky minimal flair...



Adjustable pearl ring:

Ah, so I have the bracelet, I couldn't resist getting the ring too:

all pics via zara.com

Have you gone crazy at Zara this season too (this is my 2nd installment of purchases from this collection, yikes)! Which pieces did you get (or want to get)?

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Shopbop 25% off code - 3 days only!


Hurry! Until Thurday 26th of June (US PST), you can take off an additional 25% off all sale items at Shopbop (including from their designer boutique, which is often excluded), just type in 25MORE at checkout, you can start shopping here or by clicking on the image below.


Ok, I'm off to trawl through my wishlist to see if anything's left in my size...

Happy Shopping!

xx


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Monday, June 23, 2014

Poppy love (ah...Isabel Marant, how does she do it?)


I so wish I could find these again in the original red and black...There's something about that bow that is just perfect! Not to 'bow-y',  yet not too understated...Perfection!

 Friday night's essentials: Isabel Marant Poppy pumps (reissued version available on sale at NAP, Matches Fashion, Farfetch, My Theresa and Barneys), Clutch: Dries Van Noten (several season old - no longer available), Makeup: Giorgio Armani LSF, By Terry Touch Veloutee concealer, Hourglass Ambient blush, Chanel Mirifique eyeshadow, The Aromatherapy Company Therapy Range Hand Cream in Rose, Ylang Ylang and Patchouli, Rings: Cos wrap ring, Sarah and Sebastian Line and petite pearl ring, Balenciaga bow ring (purchased from Matches Fashion) and Aurelie Bidermann Love Ring (available at Shopbop)

Hm...now whether I should succumb to the reissued version or not, that is the question...I just wish the bow was the same as the original!

Reissued version available on sale at NAP, Matches Fashion, Farfetch, My Theresa and Barneys.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Net-a-Porter Sale now on - Asia Pacific site!


You all may already know, but the Asian Pacific Net-a-Porter site is on sale now! I can't believe most of my wishlist has pretty much sold out already!

You can start shopping here or clicking on the image below!

Please feel free to share your purchases here, I love shopping vicariously through others!

 Happy Shopping!

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