New Years Resolution Diary

Hello all
The inspiration for these blog posts comes from my 2013 New Year’s Resolution – not to purchase any new clothing for myself for an entire year. No doubt this will and has been a real test to my discipline. So in hope to feel less of a need to compulsively shop, a show case of my efforts in maximising my current wardrobe items will be posted in the New Year’s Resolution Diary. These outfits aren’t about showing you the latest and hottest fashion trends but rather my own personal sense of style with clothes I already own. Hopefully these posts will provide you with some style inspiration and motivate you to look and feel your absolute best without the need to hit the shops. Be sure to follow along and show me some love if you are diggin my style – it will definitely help me follow through with my New Years resolution.

GREASE

GreaseGrease4
image image Grease3

I'm wearing:  Jeans by H&M | Tunic by Religion UK | Heels by Michael Kors | Clutch by DKNY | Necklace from Asos

I’m wearing: Jeans by H&M | Tunic by Religion UK | Heels by Michael Kors | Clutch by DKNY | Necklace from Asos

I wore this outfit last Sunday and too my surprise hubs had captured a women with an 80’s cool in an outfit resembling that sexy black number Sandy wore in Grease.

In between the all the happenings at home, swimming classes and my nieces birthday party that day, I had started off looking like this. Then by mid morning I ended up switching those heels for hi-tops and then the hi-tops for boots later that afternoon. It was an eventful day so my shoes changed based on the occassion. My clothes however did not, since it was versatile enough to dress up or down. This is why jeans make the perfect fashion staple.

Thanks for reading all and hope you are digging this look.

p.s Don’t blame me if you can’t get the Grease theme song out of your head.

Sovanny xx

DIMENSION

I'm wearing: T-shirt by DKNY | Jeans from H&M | Vest by Satch | Blazer by Georgiou | Booties by Boston Babes | Bag by Chanel

I’m wearing: T-shirt by DKNY | Jeans from H&M | Vest by Satch | Blazer by Georgiou | Booties by Boston Babes | Bag by Chanel

Era5Era4EraEra6

Hi everyone

This patterned blazer I picked up from Las Vegas a few years back never fails to add dimension to a simple outfit. I have worn the blazer several ways on the blog but the pairings and accessories in this concoction makes this a favourite.

Sovanny xx

TURBAN GLAM

Hello all

Recently while web surfing on Asos I came across the perfect snapback and also layed eyes on a turban with studs. I just knew I had to have them both so in the shopping cart they went.

Mid week I rocked in to work wearing an outfit that covered me from head to toe for our teams Christmas lunch. I knew I was going to look overdressed but really wanted to create a unique yet festive look for the occasion. My outfit reminded some of the older ladies in the office of Dianna Ross and the disco era, so naturally I started to sing ‘I will survive’.

Then last night while dining with some girlfriends I described my Christmas lunch outfit using the words all black, maxi skirt, long sleeve top and turban with studs. Coming from a corporate work environment they could’nt believe their ears let alone picture me in it so I gave them a sneak peek. Now I am showing it to you. Thoughts?

I'm wearing: Top by Zara | Skirt by Forever New | Heels by Michael Kors | Bag by Burberry | Turban from Asos | Necklace by Lovisa Jewellery

I’m wearing: Top by Zara | Skirt by Forever New | Heels by Michael Kors | Bag by Burberry | Turban from Asos | Necklace by Lovisa Jewellery

TurbanTurban3Turban6Turban4Turban5

Only 18 days until Christmas all. Send me your blog links in the comments section and show me what you are wearing this festive season. I’d love to see them.

Once again thanks for reading and lets bring on the season to be merry.

Sovanny xx

FLOWER GIRL

Hey there

Every now and again I decide to pull together the most adorable outfit like this one. This outfit reminds me so much of the daisy chains I use to make as a little girl and the cute flower girls that I’ve seen at weddings.

I’ve only ever come across flower crowns on girls with long hair but wanted to give it a go myself. Like a pair of aviator sunglasses I’m of the view that these pretty crowns look good on just about everyone. The trick is to find one that fits well with the shape of your head and blends with your hair. I had tried a few on before deciding on the dainty hot pink which complemented my dark hair. The larger crowns however just about hid all my hair so unless that’s the look you are going for perhaps steer away for them if your hair is short. The variety is huge so be patient because there is one out there for you.

Then theres the dilemma of what to pair it with. I had in mind to create a simple and feminine look but for something more casual it could work with denim shorts and a singlet. Here are celebrities wearing flower crowns for a some style inspiration. You will notice that these gorgeous celebs all have long locks so I’m feeling proud of myself for styling a piece of fashion for all the women out there with a shorter hairdo.

While the dress, skirt, shoes and bag are all old, the crown and earrings are both still available for purchase from Lovisa. Do you love the look?

I'm wearing: Dress by Review | Skirt by French Connection | Shoes by Zara | Floral crown & earrings by Lovisa Jewellery | Vintage bag

I’m wearing: Dress by Review | Skirt by French Connection | Shoes by Zara | Floral crown & earrings by Lovisa Jewellery | Vintage bag

flowergirl5flowergirl4flowergirl3flowergirl6flowergirl1

Thanks for dropping in.

Sovanny xx

SHORTY SHORT SHORT

Hey beautiful

To kick off our Australian summer, I wrote a post titled ‘Bring On the Heat’. This particular piece has me revealing a little more skin than usual. After all, I wanted to give you a little of what Summer is all about. While this outfit makes for a suitable Summer outfit, I wanted to layer it up for my International readers who live in parts of the world where it isn’t so warm right this moment. So here’s what I came up with. Tell me what you think.

Shorty3Shorty4Shorty2Shorty6Shorty5

image

Im wearing: Lingerie top | High waisted shorts by Valley Girl | Jacket by Marc by Marc Jacobs | Red felt floppy hat from Anthropologie | Statement necklace by Pam Hiran | Heels by Zara | Microfishnet pantyhose by Rede Classic

For some extra warmth there is always the option of switching it up with a lovely oversized coat and booties. Finally if you love the hat and necklace it’s still available for purchase on anthropologie.com!

Thanks all. Sovanny xx

PRETTY

Hello

In these final weeks of this year, I have decided to go all out on the accessories. You have all seen the amount of clothes I own so now it’s time to show you my bling. Hopefully I will provide you with some styling ideas.

Like most girls, I’ve always loved accessorising. However, since becoming a mum, it’s mostly been with hats, bags and shoes. Apart from the odd occassion, I didn’t bother with jewellery since I gave birth to my daughter until recently. She’s now 20 months old.

Yesterday, I decided to pair a beautifully beaded gold and turquoise statement necklace with a feminine floral dress and some chunky heels. The outfit reminded me of when Jessica Alba stepped out in her Dolce and Gabbana dress. Obviously I look nothing like her but I hope you can see the outfit similarities?

I'm wearing: Dress from Asos | Heels by Michael Kors | Statement necklace by Pam Hiran. Tot is wearing: T-shirt & Shorts by Best & Less | Shoes from Big W

I’m wearing: Dress from Asos | Heels by Michael Kors | Statement necklace by Pam Hiran.
Tot is wearing: T-shirt & Shorts by Best & Less | Shoes from Big W

Pretty8Pretty2Pretty4Pretty7Pretty6Pretty10

Thank you for reading my post.

Sovanny xx

CUTE

Spice2

Im Wearing: Top by Leonard St | Skirt by St John | Booties by Asos

Im Wearing: Top by Leonard St | Skirt by St John | Booties by Asos

Each morning, my husband takes the time to photograph me in outfits for my blog. He’s commitment to be my photographer and supporter throughout this years no shopping ordeal has been incredible. He is no photo-pro but with the pictures he has taken of me, I bet you thought he was.

While the photo taking process hasn’t always been easy with a little girl to look after (makes sure shes changed, fed, you’re dressed etc), I must admit, that since the squirt started walking, taking photographs amoungst everything else has become easier. She absolutely loves stepping out in the garden with us for a squeal, play and pose and we love having her in the photos.

As for my outfit, I don’t have much to say except that the combination of red and leopard print rocks! What do you think?

Much love

Sovanny x