24 November 2013

Kimono Cardigans!

Summer is in full swing here in Perth with solid 30 degree + days and I'm obsessed with kimono cardigans to get me through the heat!

It's so great to see them finally popping into stores with new prints, styles and competitive prices as well! I haven't purchased one over $50, which is amazing.

My absolutely favourite store at the  moment is Ms Demeanor Boutique in East Victoria Park in WA. They have such a fun collection updated nearly daily and all at fair prices! I've liked them on facebook and I now see myself heading there once a week grabbing a new item. What's even better is their customer service.. So lovely.

Anyway back to my obsession of kimono cardigans, my first one was from this store! I matched this light grey kimono cardigan with a simple skater dress and a bucket hat. I find this kimono can be matched with corporate wear for work as well as casual for the weekend. Love it!

My second kimono purchase was this beauty! It was an amazing price at $19.99 from Ally Fashion. Absolutely love that store as they go up to a size 16 which is quite generous! I've added two outfits I rocked the gorgeous purple/blue cardigan with. The first one I paired with a black peplum top and Kmart 7/8 jeans. The second I paired with a chambray Cotton On dress.

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Until the next time :)

- N

5 November 2013

Melbourne Cup 2013

The race season is among us! Melbourne cup marks the start of the summer for me - its when the bright and loud outfits begin to emerge as we launch into the full swing of summer! I love the Melbourne cup purely for the fashion - the race ehhhh don't really pay attention to it, but the excitement of picking an outfit and getting a little dolled up for only an hour is thrilling. Goes to show how exciting my life is hey! 

Now in a mission to curb my intense shopping addiction, I decided to use something I already owned. So I began rummaging through my cupboards, and what shocked me was that I had easily come up with 10 outfits of which 6 still had tags attached. Absolutely disgraceful ... I'm officially putting a stop to shopping until the end of the year (maybe! Ekkkk) 

So out of all the outfits, I decided with this cute number below - a Portmans floral blue peplum top that I got for a bargain at $18 and a Cue skirt that I practically stole for an amazing $28, originally it was $169! I didn't do the traditional fascinator, instead opting for a floral headpiece. Overall, the outfit was comfy and still suitable for a full days work! 

Also featured is my snazzy work colleague and friend, Jacinta, who is channeling the 1980's race style. Absolutely love her style, you can follow her at perthundiscovered! 

Until next time amigos!