Pink and Purrrrrrrty

Pinky and Purrrty
 
I wore a navy dress on Monday with peachy pink shoes and a peach and navy fabric flower brooch. I bought the dress from Modcloth and hadn’t worn it yet as I just didn’t love it. I sized up, but the dress came with plenty of stretch so I could have probably gone a size down. It also was quite big around the shoulder and chest area (a common problem for me; seeing as if I order size 16/18 or 2XX I am supposed to have a large rack…uh, no).
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I finally decided I wanted to wear it to work as I was looking for something to wear with the bird print fabric brooch. I sighed as I got up and looked at the brooch, if only I had a plain navy dress to wear this with… hang on I do! (Occupational hazard of a female with over 80 dresses, you forget what you have!)
The dress looked cute with the brooch and shoes, as well as a peach bird print necklace – see below. But I was still not sure I loved my figure in the dress. Running out of time, I decided to go with it, it was only work anyway.
The dress was certainly comfy, a nice knee length and had pockets! So that made me feel better. Amazingly, I had 5 people compliment me on how I looked. It’s funny when you aren’t necessarily ‘feeling’ it but others ‘see’ it. And by ‘it’ – I mean that age old argument of look good, feel good, or is it feel good, look good? I certainly felt better about the dress after 5 compliments. I mean who wouldn’t?
West 4th Studio Noosa Heads and Eumundi Markets, Sunshine Coast | Long Chain Pendants:
Inspired by that look, I planned another outfit with the Modcloth dress, maybe this time with baby pink?
And cat accessories. Because cats always make things better.

How To Pack for 31 Days Away

What do you pack for a 31 day holiday? When you are traversing two continents? When you will encounter temperatures from 7 degrees to 37 degrees celcius, with snow and extreme humidity? When you will do 7 flights (9 if you lose your passport)? When you will be sunbaking, hiking, shopping, dining out, going to the theatre, visiting temples, attending conventions, trekking through jungles, walking on glaciers? When you can only take a backpack (as stated by the tour company)?

Gosh if there was such a simple answer. I feel I’m getting pretty good at packing for overseas trips now. Tip No. 1 – Check the forecast and climate details of your locations. I needed a thick warm jumper for the Canadian rockies, but also need soft light cotton dresses for South East Asia. I was covering all weather, all seasons and due to my tour company on the second half of the trip, could only take a backpack (much prefer a suitcase).

So I was limited in what I could take, for sure. And also wanted to do as much shopping as possible! Tip No. 2 – Sometimes it pays to send a box of goodies home through the post rather than paying exorbitant airline fees for extra bags. Especially if you are away for a number of weeks and don’t want to carry stuff around.

In terms of packing clothes, I chose the colour pink as my accent colour to go with a range of neutrals – black, white, grey and denim.

I took a grey knitted jumper, a black long sleeved top and a hot pink cardigan.

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For tops I took two black and white print tees, a dark pink singlet/tank top with a love heart in studs, a black textured singlet/tank, a plain black and a plain pink tank/singlet. I took a silky sleeveless blouse with a pink leopard print pattern.  

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For Bottoms I took a pair of dark denim shorts, dark denim jeans, black jeans, black leggings, a denim skirt and a pair of peacock feather patterned pants.

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I took my warm purple parka, a black cotton dress and a maroon and black patterned dress.

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I was lucky enough to stow the parka and one pair of jeans in my boyfriend’s bag after the first 2 weeks, before travelling to Asia as he was heading home early. Made some more room for shopping!

Accessories and Shoes – I took some black thongs/flip flops, pink patterned flats and sneakers. My first task was to buy a pair of converse in the USA, which I did. If not I may have taken an extra pair of walking shoes. I also bought 2 pairs of flats too. The clutch bag was used to store jewellery in it in my bag, then doubled as a handbag for dinners out. I took one scarf for sarong/wrap/scarf/blanket purposes. Bought lots more in Asia too.

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Colour Fest Day 13 – Vivacious

Vivacious Pantone
I have so many clothes in this colour range, love a bit of deep pinky fuchsia to brighten the day. Love my soft leather $15 handbag above, and my pink top with the built in necklace!
Can’t wait to try out my new love heart sweater from Mix@Coles!
This is the base colour for my 31 day trip, starting tomorrow, packing is a mix of pinks, blacks, whites and denims!

Today’s Outfit: Pink & Leopard

Today's Outfit: Pink & Leopard

Worn out for dinner and a spot of bowling! I learned the hard way that bowling and dresses don’t mix, so pants it is for the awesome red and white striped bowling shoes.

So pants it was, but to throw some fun in the mix, I went with my flowy leopard print top (Leo-Paard darling) with some pink accessories! The bracelet is the same colour as the necklace and earrings, but that came out more coral.

Did the colours help my bowling ability? Hell no. Especially as I was distracted by the glowing pink accessories!

  

Spring Shopping

 

 

My first ever Polyvore ‘set’… 

A Set = Fancy talk for bunch of stuff that looks like a magazine page!Spring Shopping

So I’ve discovered polyvore.com – online fashion spread making – I heart! (Plenty of wasted hours ahead…)

So I decided I would make one for the latest shopping ventures, today for some clothes and Saturday for beauty courtesy of primped.com.au ‘s LOOK BOOK event.

And yes, I bought more shoes, the exact same pair as my red kitten heels, now in nude!