Last night I had a nineties formal themed 40th birthday party. It’s harrowing to think that my formal was in the nineties, 22 year ago to be precise. For Year 10 I wore a sweetheart neckline, long dress with spaghetti straps, a crepey material in a dark burgundy. For Year 12 I wore a black, Grecian style halter neck, long dress. Both would not fit me today at all, but I don’t have them anymore (thank goodness).
THE HOST of the party wore her year 12 dress. Let’s collectively hate her. So what was I going to wear? I raided my wardrobe for as many 90s items as possible. I came up with:
- wrist corsage (a hair elastic with flower attached)
- patterned pantyhose (that I ripped up the bum and threw out after the event)
- sparkly earrings (though these aren’t super nineties, sparklies are a classic)
- A black stole (sheer scarf thing with tassels, I have had this since the nineties!)
- Vampy burgundy nails (Ulta3’s Rustic Red)
- Black sparkly high heels (I had a pair similar that I wore to my Year 12 formal, but a friend borrowed them on Schoolies Week and stretched them, broke one of them in the arch!)
- A burgundy gingham print dress with a sweet heart neckline (recently bought at SES clothes)
- A choker (but I didn’t end up wearing this, it was all a bit too much by now)
- Wore some nineties classic perfume, LouLou by Anais Anais
I over bronzered my face, threw my hair up and curled the pieces left out to frame my face. Classic nineties, we called them security curls, as girls always needed some hair out when their hair was up. Ta da!
I lasted all of an hour in my heels, but thought my efforts were pretty good!
I love the nail polish so much I’m carrying it into this week! Inspired by burgundy, maroon, oxblood etc. See below!
Loving this teal nail polish by Sally Hansen. A little glitter, a little sheen. Inspired to wear teal clothes too!
Peachy vibes today! I am wearing my new “Life’s a Peach” undies from MeUndies. These were a gift from a close friend who lives overseas! There are a few of us girls, travel buddies, that are nicknamed ‘The Peaches’ so this gift was so appropriate! We were ordering peach flavoured alcoholic mixers back in Vietnam, January, 2009 and the waitress was saying bitch instead of peach. So funny, to say, hello, another bitch please! So The Peaches were born.
I’m panda peach, and there’s puppy peach, kitty peach and monkey peach. So inspired by my peach knickers here’s a mood board all about peach fashion and beauty!
I’m back! Not quite Polyvore, but Fashmates is pretty much the exact same interface and concept. So here is my first Fashmates set. Tomorrow my work is having a funky Friday fundraiser, where we get to dress funky. But I am going out after work, so my funkiness needs to be toned down enough to be seen in public.
So i am wearing a number of items that are black with white stars, but most can be taken off so I can be a person who doesn’t get weird stares while in an Indian restaurant.
So here’s my first set inspired by tomorrow’s outfit!
Liking: One week to holidays! Yumi’s Hummus – so good on Pita bread, Beach walks around the headlands, proper sleep ins where I am not woken up by my partner, my cat or my brain…
Loathing: Not getting my weekend sleep ins, I mean seriously why I am awake on Sunday morning at 6am? Realising that the closure of Polyvore meant that all my blog posts that were posted from Polyvore are missing their images, making my blog look so sad. Appalled that they closed the site and app with NO NOTICE, over 20 million uses lost everything. I myself had over 100 polyvore sets. Gone forever!
Noticing: We have a bunny in the backyard! He(?) is so cute. A little brown one that eats the grass. I think I will call him Barry. Barry the bunny. I can’t believe it’s been a year since I was in South America! It was such an epic month. Today a year ago I was having a 17 course degustation menu at Central restaurant in Lima! My social media and website preferences come and go. Sites and apps I used a lot are now sitting idle. Instagram has definitely stood the test of time and is still my favourite social media platform! I may need to look into a Polyvore fashion flat lay alternative…
The final scarves! I have worn every scarf I own, except for 3 I’m getting rid of and one I will be travelling with for a month, so it will get worn a lot while I’m away.
This geometric print rarely gets worn. The print is of flowers.
A present one birthday, thin and silky.
Another Kmart number, orange and blue.
My mum bought this is New Zealand during Scarf-a-thon. So it had to get worn in the challenge!
A really old birthday gift, navy and pink knit.
I bought this from Accessorise in Vancouver in 2010.
A classic Kmart animal print that works as a neutral. Hence why I took it to South America!
This was another one bought in China, when I went Scarf crazy in 2014.
Another NZ gift, complete with paua shell!
So there, Scarf-a-thon 2017 is done! I can’t believe I committed for so long, impressive. Now what will next year’s wardrobe challenge be?