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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

FRESH

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Hello lovelies and happidy humpidy day

I hope everyone is enjoying the week thus far. Over here in Melbourne it’s gone from sunshine to stormy weather. I keep up with the weather by wearing my Summer clothes during Winter and vice versa. What’s that called? transition fashion? adapting? or simply confused?.

We took these photographs over the weekend just passed. I remember feeling fresh and manicured that day after my trip to the hairdressers. Frequent trips to the hairdressers seems to be the story of my life at the moment and I’m a little sick of it. I will see how long I last but, my aim will be to avoid the hairdressers for as long as I can and grow the shit out of my hair. Sorry to those that love this hairstyle. I will miss it too.

As per most weekends, I am in my natural casual style since I spend most of my time catching up on life. I did however bring my outfit up a notch by throwing in my leopard print booties and a red clutch to break up that black and white.

I know it’s taken a while for me to post these photographs however, that same day I made a commitment to spend less time blogging and more time with my family. My little darling is growing up so fast and I’ve realised that blogging is just eating so much into my precious family time. So as a heads up, you will be hearing less of me, but you can always keep up with my Instagram if you have yet to go there.

Thanks for reading my post. xx

Outfit breakdown (All items are old)
White Miami t-shirt dress by Surface to Air | Leather biker jacket by Topshop Leopard print booties from Asos | Clutch by DKNY

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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THE SUNNY SIDE

Hello lovelies

It feels great to be on the warmer side of Winter here in Melbourne. I can now expose some skin without feeling the chill. Awesome!

Some key items I have on today are my black short sleeve blouse and blue lace jacket. Both from Alannah Hill and both years old yet timeless and so very cute. I’ve teamed it with a floral cardigan, red skirt and lime patent pumps for that pop of colour from head to toe.

Hope you love this look and that it’s inspired you experiment with the colours in your wardrobe.

Depending on where you are in the world have a great day/night.
Thanks for reading. Much love xx

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

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ONE FAUX FUR GILET, FOUR WAYS

Hello everyone

I hope that you have all been well this week. Here in Melbourne it’s fabulous since there’s a slight hint of Spring in the air. Although this now means I’ll soon be packing away those Winter warmers and making more room in my tiny closet (that I share with my husband) for my spring and summer gear. I love this thought but wish I had a massive wardrobe so that I wouldn’t have to pack at all….right?!?!

As featured in this post, I’ve absolutely adored my red faux fur gilet which I’d been so lucky to get a hold of during an asos sale last year. It’s been so good to me and I’ve loved how it’s versatile enough to dress up and down. Before I pack it away for next year I wanted to do another 1 item 4 ways challenge (as seen here, here and here) featuring this gilet. So here it is.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post.

Xxx

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CASUAL SUNDAY

We took the opportunity to snap some pictures before heading out to a friends place for lunch today.

I love wearing casual sports hooded jumpers and hi-top sneakers. Also…notice the matching mummie and baby outfit. Totally coincidental!

Thanks for coming by and I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Xx