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Hey all

Last Saturday these photographs were taken before I headed for a girls night out. When we were younger a girls night out would have involved clubs, lots of alcohol and bedtime in the early morning but now we opt for a chick flick followed by dinner. We aren’t old…we just prefer to devote our energy to other things in life now.

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I’m wearing: Boilersuit by Asos | Hi-tops by Nike | Fabric Oversized Bag | Coat by Emanuella Y. | Beanie from Asos
Tot is wearing: Dress by Carters | Top and leggings by Cotton On Kids | Shoes by Vans

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While baggy clothes and sneakers are generally the make up of my weekend style, it was easy to see that my look is unique within my close friendship circle. For instance they’d never wear hi-tops and a boilersuit let alone have a side shave hairstyle. I on the other hand could never rock a mini body con dress, get away make-up free or have waist length luscious locks to show for.

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Occasionally, an old photo of us comes out and we laugh at how daggy we once were even though it seemed so trendy at the time or more recently notice how much we have aged. As we have aged, our looks have matured and so have we. We are all so much more confident and comfortable in our own skin and what we wear. I love that we are all so different and if we were all to exhange wardrobes for a day I’d be certain that our outfits would still reflect our personal sense of style.

A vintage fashion themed photograph of my girlfriends and I taken back in July 2009. One of our more tasteful looks.

A vintage fashion themed photograph of my girlfriends and I taken back in July 2009. One of our more tasteful looks.

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Do you notice the style variety within you close friendship circle? I want to hear about it.

As always thanks for reading and I hope you love these photographs that I hold dear to me.  Now lets all enjoy the freaking weekend.

Sovanny xx

p.s Only 45 days of my New Years Resolution left. Let the countdown begin baby.

THAT SKIRT!

Hey all

I started blogging when my daughter was a mere 10 months old. She wasn’t so mobile at that stage so taking photographs without the constant photo bombing just never happened until recently. My little one now loves to step in front of the camera and say ‘cheeese’. At first, I found it a distraction but now, I love it and as you can see we get the opportunity to take some fabulous yet candid mother and daughter snaps.

Featuring Minnie Mouse and a rice cracker

Featuring Minnie Mouse and a rice cracker

Mummy can't have all the fun right?

Mummy can’t have all the fun right?

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I think these photographs are so wonderful (biased of course), that I may feature her more often on my blog going forward. What do you think?

My outfit, was all for the Master Chef High Tea experience at Crown Entertainment Centre yesterday. The sun was shining so it only felt appropriate to be wearing something with so much colour. I was also quite excited about giving this skirt a whirl for the first time. It was an impulse buy about 3 years ago and after I bought it, I fell pregnant so there you go. Excuses aside, buying clothes but not necessarily wearing them was an old habit of mine and thank goodness I have kicked it to the curb by committing to my new years resolution.

My blog does feature quite a few maxi skirt meets hi-tops looks as seen here and here. The sneakers are mostly for comfort and height (so perfect, it avoids having my skirt dragged along the floor) but I also love that it screams feminine meets street style when paired with a skirt.

Outfit Breakdown (All items are old)
Skirt by Finders Keepers | Top from Anthropologie | Hi-tops by Topshop | Bag by Diane Von Furstenberg

Thanks for reading and enjoy the week ahead.

Sovanny x

EDGY

Hello lovely

If you are reading my blog for the first time, I am proud to make mention that I haven’t purchased a single item of clothing for Moi since 1 January this year. Everything I’ve worn this year thus far are items I already own. There are clothes I have had for years and some that I purchased and just never bothered to touch. Now each day I become more fond of what I have and less of a need to indulge in compulsive consumerism. I am completely amazed at how I have managed to kick such an addictive habit.

So what’s new on the blog?! My hair! Truth be told, I made an attempt last week to do it myself and it didn’t turn out so well. So I have waited a week for it to grow out and slipped in to the hair salon today to get it done properly. When I arrived home and showed my husband, he got the shock of his life and then figured he would eventually get used to it.

In terms of styling, this hairstyle does come with a price. The cut is edgy and not so feminine therefore the clothes I have chosen to wear today are fine however, I am unsure how I would look in pretty floral dress or my work wear for instance. Speaking of work wear, fingers crossed my colleagues do not find this cut too inappropriate for the work place.

In the coming weeks, days and months, I am looking forward to all the new looks I can bring with this new hairstyle. Its the new me and I hope you will enjoy what’s to come.

Thanks for reading and hope you all have an ah-mazing weekend.

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HAPPY EASTER

Hello everyone and happy Easter. The best thing about this long weekend is that not only do you get to over indulge in some well deserved chocolate but its also a great time to rest up and spend quality time with family and friends.

Hubby and I hadn’t intended to have a family getaway for the long weekend but we made some last minute plans and managed to find ourselves some accommodation. We didn’t trek far but leaving home for a day was the best thing we did for ourselves. You don’t really think about it but staying at home during the holidays gives you the excuse to do as much as you can around the house, so rather than going back to work rested, most of the time you are exhausted. So we went somewhere where there was not much to do which forced us to do nothing and it was GREAT! Our little lady got plenty of attention from mummy and daddy too 🙂

I have done quite a bit of weekend travelling so when it comes to packing, I reckon I am pretty good. I am very low maintenance and all about convenience. I generally have 1 day/night time time outfit, 1 pair of shoes, pjs, undergarments, toiletries and very little skincare and cosmetics. Believe it or not, my husband packs more than I do! Yep thats right.

This weekend, I chose to wear denim with denim. It was comfortable, casual and makes a great day/night time outfit for a low key getaway. Last but not least, its the outfit I chose to celebrate the fact that I haven’t purchased a single item of clothing for myself in 3 months! One quarter down and three quarters to go.

Til next time. xx