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JUST A LITTLE FUN

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Hello there

This year, I have had so much fun re-discovering all the hidden pieces in my wardrobe and wearing them again. In fact, I haven’t just been wearing them but creating unique outfits and pairings that I wouldn’t have otherwise thought about 9 months ago.

Take this origami inspired dress for example. About a decade ago, I remember heading out to Subiaco, Perth for an early morning shopping spree (as you do) and instantly falling in love with it.

I’m so pleased that I snapped it up because I don’t think the shop even exists anymore. Over the years, I have worn the dress for fun flirty occasions, but when I caught sight of it the other day jammed in my tiny wardrobe, I couldn’t help but pull it out and wear it to work. I’m just lucky enough to get away with it.

Enjoy whats to come this week, take risks, be happy, appreciate what you have and as always thanks so much for reading my post.

Sovanny x

Outfit breakdown (All items are old)
Dress by Ngami | Coat from Modcloth |  Shoes by Nine West | Vintage bag

HELLO

Red

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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FLORAL OVER FLORAL

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Hello hello

I have been very active on the blog of late. For me I find it quite therapeutic to sit down after dinner and write a blog post about what I wore on the day so I hope you enjoy reading them.

You may have seen this very dress on my black and white challenge in March this year. Today I’ve decided to layer it with a floral cardigan and a cute pair of ballet flats. Despite my hairstyle this outfit made me feel very lady like.

Outfit breakdown (All items are old)
Dress by Cue | Cardigan by Maxim | Ballet flats by Qube

Have a wonderful Friday and thanks for reading my post. Xx

SHOES MAKE IT ALL THE MORE BETTER

Hello lovelies

After a rough night I felt pretty average in the morning and quickly threw this outfit together as I was running late for work. Definitely not my best ensemble. In fact, without my green patent pumps I would have looked extremely daggy.

Lesson of the day. Shoes complete the outfit.

Outfit breakdown (All items are old)
Long sleeve top by Anne Taylor | White fringe shirt by Warehous | Leggings by Zar | Cardigan by Alice McCall | Pumps by Nine West | Bag by Burberry

Thanks for reading.

Xx

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INSANELY BEAUTIFUL

Hello lovlies

The title I use in this post describes all the natural beauty Oahu has to offer.

I had high expectations for the day tour I booked to see Oahu and it did not disappoint. Since I was in Oahu for such a short period of time, a tour worked as it allows you to get a beautiful glimpse of the island while bookmarking all the many places to see more of. The next time and there will be a next time, I’ll be sure to hire a car and go see all my favourite scenic spots.

Love this post if you love these amazing photographs.

Outfit breakdown (All items are old)
Peacock singlet from Anthropologie| Denim shorts by Topshop| Boots by Spurr| Black vest| Black vintage bag

Xxx

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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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POSTCARDS FROM OAHU, HAWAII

Kuhio Beach, Waikiki

Kuhio Beach, Waikiki

Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach

View from Sea Life Park

View from Sea Life Park

Haunamu Bay

Haunamu Bay

La'ie Point, Oahu

La’ie Point, Oahu

Waimea Falls Park

Waimea Falls Park

The Secret Island

The Secret Island

The Hilton Hotel Village Beach

The Hilton Hotel Village Beach

Ala Moana Beach Park

Ala Moana Beach Park

Hello gorgeous

I have recently come home from a whole seven days in paradise without my little family!

Agreed that taking a holiday with your friend instead of your family is not everyones idea of a relaxing holiday but it was a simple decision that my husband and I agreed on months before I returned to work earlier this year. That is, I would take time off while hubby looked after our little angel and vice versa. We both felt that it would be healthy for all of us. Trust me, I know how extremely fortunate and lucky I am to have this just work for us. As my friend mentioned on the trip – your husband is one in a million.

On the trip, we spent most of our time in Waikiki and both had so much fun finding it to be one of the best trips. During the day it would be a little time to relax then go, go, go and in the evening before dinner, I would Skype home to check in, say hi and good night to my little one.

There was so much to love about Oahu. The kind people, strong cocktails, warm weather, gorgeous beaches, blue water, green flora and never ending amount palm/coconut trees in full view. To my surprise, I found Waikiki to to be unbelievably family friendly with late sunsets, space for prams, kid friendly menus and loads of water activities to keep the little ones occupied.

Independence day happened to be our final day in Hawaii and my friend and I decided to do not much except hang around with the locals and lay under palm trees at Ala Moana Beach Park. The day ended with a fireworks spectacular which was amazing. It was the most wonderful way to top of our trip. We didn’t however look forward to our 3.45am wake up call for the flight home the next day.

Until next time.. and next time, the whole family will be going.

Thanks for reading. xxx

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