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THE FIRST PURCHASE

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I'm wearing: Playsuit by Venom | Heels by Nine West | Bag by DVF | Head piece by Lovisa Jewellery | Necklace by Pam Hiran

I’m wearing: Playsuit by Venom | Heels by Nine West | Bag by DVF | Head piece by Lovisa Jewellery | Necklace by Pam Hiram

Hello gorgeous

Shopping for the first time in the new year feels both liberating and guilty. You would think that after an entire year of not shopping for any clothes it would feel incredible, however ‘retail therapy’ just doesn’t feel as good as it use to. I will admit that the latest shopping trip with my girlfriends was a lot of fun. Although if it wasn’t for having them around I’d be bored.

My very first purchase was this colourful playsuit and I have been itching to show it to you. I was feeling particularly glamorous that day so I decided that I wanted to dress it up with a gorgeous headpiece (reminding hubs of Caesar) and heels. For a more casual look, the playsuit is easily styled down with some sandals for the beach or a lunch date with friends. Best of all its comfortable and a perfect piece for our Australian Summer.

So here it is all and hope that you love it just as much as I do. Tell me what you think.

As always, thank you for reading.

Sovanny xx

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DARK ELEGANCE

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Hello everyone

Last week hubby and I attended our dear friends wedding which was set at a winery in Red Hill, Victoria. Since most of my photographs are set in my backyard, we thought that after the ceremony we’d have the perfect opportunity to take advantage of a different backdrop for my blog.

I am so glad we did, because, aside from the gorgeous scenery, this blog now features a post of me in evening wear with a pair of knock out heels that have been in storage for I can’t even remember how long now. As elegant as I felt, there was some behind the scenes touch ups that needed to happen before any photos were taken. Like every other women in heels at the wedding, my feet were muddy, and my heels kept digging into the grass at the vineyards.  As a result I had disgusting feet and the tip of my heels were dressed with big balls of grass. So at the first opportunity I got, I went straight to my car and got out my baby wipes to clean my shoes and feet. My husband thought it was hilarious but I tell you what, even if you don’t have kids, go get yourself some baby wipes and leave them in your car or bag because you never know when you will need them. I distinctively remember giving a total stranger some baby wipes during my last overseas trip. I won’t go into the details but it was just as well I had some on me!

Now to this dress! This beautiful vintage number is beaded from top to bottom.  I love it so much and it kills me that I don’t get to wear it very often. It was purchase several years ago and since then it has become my go to wedding dress.  I have now worn it to three of the four weddings I have been to in the last three years and every time I wear it, it feels like the very first time.

What do you think of this number? I’d love to hear your comments.

Thanks for reading.

Sovanny x

HELLO

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Hello all and welcome to the weekend.

Although I have been blogging for several months now, this happens to be my first WordPress post. Previously I had been using the Tumblr platform and whilst I loved blogging on Tumblr, WordPress is certainly the more appropriate choice for my written and photography content.

Since the WordPress platform is easily customised, I have managed to categorise all my content from fashion to food to all things mummy and baby related. Obviously, this is great for my audience and followers. As you can appreciated, some of my followers want to know how I am tracking along with my new years resolution while others are more interested in food ideas for the bub. So rather than having to go through my 100+ blog posts,  this new site allows me to segment all my content so I hope you love it.

Moving along, for those that are new to my blog, the inspiration to start my blog comes from my 2013 new years resolution – not to purchase any new clothing for the entire year and make the most of my existing items. Just to clarify, shoes and accessories are not included. I have a long list of my I committed to this so if you are ever interested in why…all you have to do is ask me and I can explain myself. So almost 9 months into the year, I have committed to this somewhat insane idea and I am so proud of myself. Believe me for any shopaholic this is an accomplishment. In fact, I’m so committed to this resolution that I haven’t even spent the Zara voucher that my bestfriends gave me for my birthday earlier in the year because it feels like I’m cheating. For those that are inspired by my commitment, I won’t lie, it’s been a struggle. These days, some reason, every time I walk past a shop front, there is always the most amazing displays of merchandise. Do I have sucked in written all over my face?! Yes I do. But as they say you always want what I can’t have and that’s how I feel just about every day. It’s getting better…easier and aside from the fact that I have been able to control my impulses, I have now also discovered my unique sense of style and ability to use some creativity for my outfits that I never thought I had. As one of my followers describes – my style is like fashion schizophrenia – you just never know how I’m going to look the next day. For the most part, what I wear depends how I feel, how much time I have and the dreadful four season a day Melbourne weather.

I wore this outfit earlier in the week and it really brought out the compliments in people. A sweet and ego building surprise. For me, it’s an average outfit, but for my casually dressed workplace it’s very well overdressed and not quite the look you see everyday on University grounds. Aside from the clothes, what I love most about this outfit is the handbag. I am a real sucker for the good old handbag. You will notice that I don’t tend to wear small ones either because of all the things I have to carry but that morning I thought, if I don’t wear it…why did I buy it. Besides it’s such a shame to have such a gorgeous DVF bag just sit there. What’s embarrassing and shameful was I still had the tag on it. Yep!. Just a good example of why its important to set shopping aside and have a good hard look at what you already own.

Thanks for reading my very first WP post. I hope you love it. Comments and likes are all appreciated and loved.

Also if you like what I’m about and decide to follow me, I will make sure to follow you right back.

Sovanny x

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Outfit breakdown (All items are old)
Top by Alice McCall | Coat y Leonard Street | Skirt by St John | Shoes by Zara | Bag by Diane Von Furstenberg

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PLAYFUL

Hello there

So during my trip to the Waikele Premium outlet I managed to pick up a new pair of coral heels and long strap handbag.

It didn’t seem fair if I didn’t take my new items out for a spin in my playsuit around town so before our much anticipated Luau tour thats just what I did.

I love these photos.  Credits to my friend Somany for the amazing photography.

Outfit breakdown (All items are old)
Black playsuit by Peter Alexander| Coral heels by Nine West| Black handbag by Diane Von Furstenberg

Thanks for reading.

xx

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