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Hey lovers

Most vintage dresses come from an era where clothes were tailored rather than mass produced.  Hence the unique sizing in each individual garment. On that note,  it also varies from decade to decade. Confused yet?! My tip is to not look at the sizing and just try it on. Then once you’ve tried it on, don’t be afraid to own it.

Having had a baby recently, my body now carries curves that I’ve embraced with open arms. I don’t give a shit that I’m weightier, feel absolutely no rush to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight and try to not let people get me down. After all I did just pop out a human being. My friends have commented on how great I look (thank you) and I believe that has to do with my confidence and dressing for my figure.  With this new body, I now also have the opportunity to strut in vintage outfits that would have otherwise been to large me a year ago. Score!

Hope you love the look.

Sovanny x
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I’m wearing: ‘Hey Devine’ vintage dress from Mode Madison || Shoes from Nine West || Hair clips from Kmart Australia || Necklace from Lovisa

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MODE MADISON X THE FASHION STIRFRY

Hello lovers!

The world of vintage fashion has exploded over the past few years and I absolutely love it. I come from an area thats hip, grungy, gritty, eco and full of culture. I won’t deny that this has certainly influenced my appreciation for all things old and vintage. If you come over the my house, you’ll notice it too is old and most of all the furniture thats in it is vintage and retro. Yes it’s indeed an acquired taste but the beautiful thing about vintage is the quality is unmatched, the pieces are one of a kind and it also means that fashionistas around the world can wear a piece that has’t been mass produced.

As owner of Mode Madison – an online vintage store, I didn’t just want to handpick my garments and list them online for you to buy & own. I also wanted to create a visual experience by showing you how amazing each and every piece can look on everyday women. So when you log on to http://www.modemadison.com, you will see that not only is each gorgeous girl featured on my website in a Mode Madison garment but she’s either also been personally styled or photographed by me, if not both. Our lookbooks featuring a diversity of women is also available if you are ever looking for some style inspiration. Adding to these personal touches, I invited Busola Coutts from The Fashion Stir Fry to collaborate with me and show the world how to style a piece from the collection. I was of course overwhelmed with excitement when she said yes.

Busola had no idea what I was sending her but I was confident that she would do it justice. She has an amazing, creative & colourful fashion sense. Once more she’s full of personality, engaging, insightful and confident. From the moment, we met on Instagram – yes Instagram, I fell in love with her style and contagious smile. Although having only blogged since March last year, this beautiful momma of 1 that comes all the way from Toronto, Canada has an enormous following on all her social media channels. She really is an inspiration and I feel very honoured to have her rocking our ‘Dance with Me’ dress. Head over to her blog now to read more about how she’s styled this piece and even better join the amazing community of bloggers that she has going.

Make sure you also head over to Mode Madison to see more our collection. Finally don’t forget, we are alway looking for collaborators so please get in touch if you are interested.

Thanks for reading all.

Sovanny xx

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Hello and happy Easter weekend! Never ever had I imagined that I’d be blogging about the things I do and posting pictures like these for the whole world to see. I’ve really embraced the accessibility of technology and through this connected with amazing people all over the world. This and the opportunity to express myself while building confidence is why I’ve loved blogging so much. To that end, I want to thank everyone who’s supported my journey. It means more than you know. Thanks for coming by and I hope to see your continued support. Sovanny x

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I’m wearing: Vintage blouse || Vintage Levis cut offs || Hat from Anthropologie

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LIEBSTER AWARD AND NOMINATIONS

NominationSo my girl Dez from The Style Bender recently nominated me for the Liebster award. Thanks hun and to all the readers, make sure you check her out because she’s awesome! Really, I love her personality and personal sense of style.

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< HERE ARE THE RULES >

1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you and display the award
2. Answer the eleven questions the blogger gives you
3. Give eleven random facts about you, they can be anything!
4. Nominate eleven blogs that you think are deserving of the award (they must have less than 200 followers)
5. Let the bloggers know you nominated them
6. Give them eleven questions to answer

< NOW THE ANSWERS TO HER QUESTIONS >

What made you want to start blogging?
In 2013, I committed to not shopping for new clothes for an entire year and wanted to keep tabs on my journey. I found that blogging and showing the world all my outfits gave me the extra will power to see this commitment through. I enjoyed blogging so much that I decided to continue to do. The focus of my blog has changed however most of my fashion & style posts still see me in all things old which I’m very proud of.

What do you do when you are not blogging?
I work 4 days a week and have a 2 year old so there goes most of my time. Aside from that, although I don’t particularly enjoy cooking, it’s what I do and oddly enough I am pretty good at it. At least everyone that eats my food tells me so. I also love watching TV and when I do get a chance to catch up with my girlfriends it’s usually over high tea or dinner with a chick flick.

What are your thoughts on shopping high end brands versus low end brands?
I love the quality of high end brands and the price tag on low in brands. When I shop, it basically depends what I’m looking for. Am I looking for a fashion investment or can I just settle for something that’s cheap and fashionable like H&M? These days I tend to swerve towards thrifting and vintage pieces. It’s unique, versatile and eco and economical.

What is the best moment so far on the journey of your blog?
Every time, I connect with a blogger across the world, I feel a sense of happiness. I’m not sure what it is, but there’s something very special about developing friendships virtually.

Where/Whom do you pull most of your inspiration from?
I’m forever inspired by other bloggers and their personal sense of style. After blogging for a little over 12 months, I’ve developed an appreciation for peoples ability to experiment with fashion and it’s something that I’ve definitely done, especially over the past year. When it comes to celeb style, I’m loving Olivia Palermo, Kate Bosworth and yummy mummy Gwen Stefani.

Most expensive clothing item you’ve ever purchased.
This is a real crying shame but I have thousand dollar suits that just sit in my wardrobe. My workplace is business casual so suits are not required if that’s an excuse.

Most expensive beauty product you’ve ever purchased.
I love love love beauty products and always like to try the natural non-animal tested ones but they are hard to come by. When it comes down to it, I spend it on moisturisers. Jurlique skincare is a favourite but I also love brands including Clarins and Bobbi Brown.

Have you ever been to another country? If yes, describe your experience.
If there was anything I could do for a living, it would be travel so yes I’ve been fortunate enough to go to places in Asia, Europe & America. The flights are hideous but once I’m at my destination, I have a blast and there’s never a time where I’ve wanted to return home. Ever! The experience of travelling with and without kids is extremely different but I make the most of it either way.

What advice do you have to give for someone who is just started out on their blog
Blogging is an amazing way to reflect and express yourself no matter the topic. It’s also a huge confidence booster and you will be amazed by how many people all over the world you connect with. My only advice would be to not be discouraged by the small number of followers you begin with and keep going at it.

Favorite TV Show
At the moment, its the Vampire Diaries. Yep, I am a total sucker for Vamps.

You have to Kiss one, Marry one, Kill one: Tom Hiddleston, Ryan Gosling and Joseph Gordon Levitt
Really Dez! I’d do all 3 to Ryan. He’s just that kinda guy.

< 11 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME >
1. I met my best friend when I was 11 years old. I wasn’t very fond of her at first but grew to love her.
2. Shortly after I got married almost 5 years ago, I committed to become a vegetarian. I’ve never felt better and it’s honestly one of the best lifestyle changes I ever made.
3. I’m arachnophobic. Just thinking about spiders makes my skin crawl.
4. My daughter was named after a street in New York and the inspiration for my blog name comes from her name.
5. Royal blue is my favourite colour but the majority of what’s in my wardrobe is black because it’s much more versatile.
6. I have a tendency to spend money and not just on clothes.
7. My favourite past time is eating and watching television.
8. When I finished high school I wanted to become a flight attendant but lucky I didn’t pursue that career because I get terribly plane sick.
9. Theres just something about pizza that makes it the ultimate meal for me.
10. I have a soft spot for old houses and old furniture.
11. I have an e-boutique that I’m yet to launch but it’ll get there and I can’t wait.

< BLOGS I’VE NOMINATED > Unsure if you have less that 200 followers but I read you blog, hence the nominations.
Be Wolf Fashion
Fashion Pastry
Girls Just Wanna Have
Leekpie
Meet Me in Paree
Milk N Honee
Mummy Fashion Blogger
Petite Glam Girl
The Fashion Stir Fry
Karma T. Dolma
Symphony of Silk

< MY QUESTIONS FOR YOU >
1. What would your ideal job be?
2. If there was anywhere in the world you could live, where would it be?
3.  Do you have a favourite cocktail/mocktail?
4. Who is you absolute favourite fashion designer and why?
6. What’s the oldest item in your wardrobe and why can’t you let go of it
7. What’s your biggest aspiration in life?
8. Your preference. Short hair or long hair?
9. Can you play a musical instrument?
10. Whats your pet hate?
11. Who is your style icon?

I know thats quite a list but I really can’t wait to read all of your responses.

Thank you all and until next time keep smiling.

Much love, Sovanny xx

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GREY THIS AND GREY THAT

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I'm wearing: Dress by Monki | Top by Asos | Suit jacket from Satch | Heels by Zara | Necklace from Anthropologie | Canvas bag

I’m wearing: Dress by Monki | Top by Asos | Suit jacket from Satch | Heels by Zara | Necklace from Anthropologie | Canvas bag

I often wake up in the morning droopy eyed from lack of sleep, with no clue on what I’m going to wear that day. On one of those mornings, this is what I came up with for work. I remember feeling like shit and a little all over the shop but there’s nothing a little effort and make-up can’t fix.

From now until Christmas, this will be my final post so I want to take the opportunity to wish you all a wonderful, safe and happy holidays.

Sovanny xx

           

AN OUTFIT FOR CHAMPIONS

Hello all

I’m off on a course today and although it’s work related, all participants were encouraged to wear hoodies and comfortable clothing. It’s still extremely cold so the hooded attire worked a treat and this black trench coat that I pulled out of storage also came in handy. Feels good to be in casual form for work.

Outfit breakdown (All items are old)
Jeans by Grab | Hooded jumper by Champion | Trench coat by H&M | Boots by Spurr | Bag by Burberry

Thx for coming by this post and good night xxx

PATTERN UP

Hello everyone

Welcome to the weekend!

The weather has been crazy windy in Melbourne. So during the week I have made sure to avoid wearing skirts and dresses that could potentially blow up and expose my knickers. Sounds insane but imagine this….I work at a University and one lunch time as I’m walking across the grounds to grab a bite to eat the Marilyn Munroe scene happens- to me. Feeling mortified and embarrassed about the bunch of students that saw what they did I knew never to wear a dress on a windy day again.

On Thursday I wore this particular outfit to work. This feminine style incorporates a mix of tasteful clashing patterns and pop of red to brighten up the colour palette.

Take note of the wind proof pencil skirt. The skirt is also elasticated making it very comfortable and versatile enough to wear during and post pregnancy. Since becoming a mum I’ve grown to appreciate all my elasticated trousers and skirts. Even if you don’t have kids I’m certain you can see the value in elasticated items.

The velvet patterned jacket featured is a purchase from Las Vegas back in 2010. I have worn it several times this year however this happens to be the first opportunity I have had to blog it. The jacket is tailored around the waist and has a peplum bottom perfect to give a bit of shape to the outfit.

As for my green and white floral top, this happens to be from my absolute favourite store-Anthropologie. It’s my go to, everyday wear top. Aside from the fact that its quite pretty the top is another item that I had worn all throughout my pregnancy. It isn’t maternity wear but like Seed Heritage, Anthropologies is stocked up with a variety loose fitting items. Unfortunately Anthropologie is not available in Australia but they do ship internationally if you are interested.

Outfit breakdown (All items are old)
Top by Anthropologie | Pencil skirt by St John | Jacket by Georgiou | Heels by Zara | Bag by Burberry | Necklace from asos

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks so much for reading.

Xx