Thursday, 29 August 2013

Shoes | Jeffrey Campbell Siobhan

Jeffrey Campbell Siobhan in Black (available here)

Hi lovelies! Welcome to the latest episode of 'Jess is addicted to buying things'. Alright so it isn't the catchiest of names, but it is fairly appropriate. Recently Karmaloop were mean and sent a 40% off coupon direct to my email inbox. What's a girl supposed to do? These shoes were already on sale and with the added discount were a downright steal. 

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

OOTD | Sea Me Horsing Around

Blue Seahorse Embroidered Blouse - Thrifted / Pink A-Line Skirt - Barkins / Brown Belt - Thrifted / White Bobby Socks - eBay / Brown Loafers - Shag Vintage / Sunglasses - Sportsgirl

How I wish I was horsing around at this time of the week. This shirt is one of those garments you discover, fall in love with, can't live without but hardly ever wear. When I found this piece in one of my most rummaged thrift stores I could not let it go. The fabric is beautifully soft, light and well made. The embroidery is equally as stunning with what looks to be delicate beads that have lasted quite well (although, I haven't worn it a whole lot). Also, the buttons down the front are gorgeous gold seashells tying the marine theme of the item together very nicely. 

Monday, 26 August 2013

OOTD | The Canadian Tuxedo

Hat UNIF Concho Hat via NastyGal / Jacket Vintage Levi's / T-Shirt The Mountain via Dollskill / Belt American Apparel / Shorts American Apparel / Shoes Jeffrey Campbell Meyer Sneakers

Hi lovelies! After Erin's last OOTD post with her The Mountain shirt I've also decided to jump on the bandwagon. Usually I am a big fan of an oversized tee, but when I saw this one on DollsKill, I opted for a shirt that's actually my size. 

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Recipe | No Regrets, Just Lamb

A few Sundays back Jess and Honor joined me for a true Winter warmer before the weather took a turn and it was too hot to cook such a slow-cooked house-warming dish. Probably one of my all time favourite things to eat this was the first time I had attempted cooking lamb shanks. I know they taste best cooked slowly and a fairly simple tomato sauce works to complement and not overpower the lamb. We also decided that for some added bulk to the meal we would cook up a small portion of brown rice; it also helps to soak up the sauce. 

Friday, 23 August 2013

Review | Lime Crime Velvetines

 Lime Crime Velvetines (L to R) Suedeberry, Red Velvet

Hi lovelies! How many red lip products can I buy before it's classed as an addiction? Or am I well and truly past that point now? The Lime Crime Velvetines are the latest addition to my collection and it's love. 

They meet all the criteria that I want in a lipstick: matte finish, long lasting and bold colour. Now I'm new to Lime Crime as a brand. After all the scandals revolving around the company I was a tad wary. However temptation outweighed the potential negatives and I am so glad it did. I've never tried any of their more "traditional" lipsticks so I can't comment on those, but the Velvetines are fantastic quality. 

Thursday, 22 August 2013

OOTD | Dalmatian Designs

Dalmatian Shirt - The Mountain via ASOS / Multi-coloured cardigan - Handmade / Knee-high black socks - Voodoo / Black 8-eye Dr. Martens - Thrifted / Sunglasses - Sportsgirl / Apocolips Lip Laquer in Galaxy - Rimmel

I recently made the mistake of vastly overestimating the sizing in an online purchase. I bough this dalmatian t-shirt by The Mountain with the intentions of it being slightly oversized. As you can see it is much more of a dress than a t-shirt on me and I'm internally torn between wearing it everyday around the house (because it is extremely comfy) or being brave enough to wear it out with a pair of bike shorts underneath. 

Monday, 19 August 2013

OOTD | Suit Up

Jacket NastyGal / Crop Top Reverse / Belt American Apparel / Jeans NastyGal / Shoes Jeffrey Campbell Meyer Sneakers

So as winter is drawing to a close I am finally getting around to wearing this matching suit that I bought at the beginning of the year. Like every other blogger I have a bit of an obsession with matching pieces. They make for a quick outfit that still packs a punch. 

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Review | Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow

Sometimes it may appear that we have similar tastes but generally Jess and I have radically different styles (probably obvious). However, one thing we both generally tend to gravitate towards and enjoy experimenting with is eye makeup. Jess can produce some amazing things with a handful of brushes, a few eye shadow palettes and a wee bit of a time. I too love a dramatic eye but when the colour combination in a palette makes it incredibly easy to achieve an effective look quickly, I'm keen as mustard. Jess and I have recently had the pleasure of experimenting with the Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Fascination (41)* and thought you'd like know how we went.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Shoes | UNIF Grail Platforms

 UNIF Grail Platforms (available here and here and also here)

Hi lovelies! You remember how I mentioned I've been splurging on shoes lately ...yeah here's the latest damage. As soon as I saw these shoes on UNIF's instagram I was obsessed. Sadly there was virtually nothing written about them online, even the UNIF website didn't tell me how tall the shoes were. Eventually Solestruck came to my rescue and the shoes a 4.5 inches with a 2.75 inch platform. 

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

OOTD | I-Died (When I found this Maxi)

Tie-Dye Print Maxi Dress - Vintage sourced via Box Vintage / Off-white blouse - Thrifted / Cherry Dr. Martens - secondhand via GumTree / Straw Sun Hat - Thrifted / Sunglasses - Sportsgirl / Lipstick Shade 106 - Lasting Finish by Kate for Rimmel

If you read Jess' post on Monday you'll be aware that we took advantage of a beautiful Sunday afternoon this week and got some outfit photos done in my new backyard. This weekend was also fairly warm and (I hope) signifies the end of a seemingly never-ending Winter. I took the chance to whip out this gorgeous tie-dye print maxi dress that I purchased the day before on a fairly regular whimsical journey around West End. Box Vintage is a Brisbane based (but also online) vintage store that I never enter unless I am ready to empty my wallet. I have never managed to leave without buying something and they're always beautiful staple or statement pieces in my wardrobe for years to come. This maxi dress is no different.


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