What a Spectacle

 

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If there is one thing I love about my current wardrobe is that it is full of fun colours and prints. I have always loved bright colours, so when I first laid my eyes on the Connie dress from Voodoo Vixen, I knew that the novelty print would be the perfect addition to my wardrobe. Not only is the print gorgeous but the fit and fabric make this style beautiful to wear.

One of my favourite features of the Connie Dress is the neckline – I am not normally someone who likes to have a higher neckline, but the criss-cross front is a feature I really like on this style. It meant not having to wear a necklace and leaving the focus on the print!

The dress comes with a matching belt but I decided to add a pop of gloss with my patent bow belt, available from my store. I love these belts as they really bring an outfit together!

This is the first of a series of posts for Voodoo Vixen – I love this brand and I am so excited to share it with you all!

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Silent Hour

 

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“I love the silent hour of night,
For blissful dreams may then arise,
Revealing to my charmed sight
What may not bless my waking eyes.”
― Anne Brontë

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Petals – Lauren Horwood Photography

 

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While I’ve been a huge fan of pinup and retro photography I’ve not had the chance to actually have a pinup shoot. I have always wanted to shoot with Lauren Horwood, so when the chance to shoot came about, I jumped at it. We set the date and I am so happy with the results. I can’t wait to book in for another shoot with here again soon. This post features some of my favourite shots.

For this shoot, we met at the Camellia Gardens in Caringbah, NSW – a place that I have always had a soft spot for. My parents had their wedding photographs taken there over 25 years ago so I was excited to shoot in the beautiful space. I knew that this dress would be perfect and it is one of my favourites to wear from City Chic. My beautiful hair piece was a custom design from my friend Danielle who’s brand Daisy Jean is one of my go-to for hair flowers.

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The secret is out.

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Pssst.
There’s no denying that I have been a slack writer, and I have been terrible at sharing my life for the past few months/year.
But there is something I need to share with you, and it’s about denim.

A few months ago Australian retailer Autograph contacted me about reviewing their new range of denim. At the time, I was extremely excited as I was due for some new jeans but I’ve always struggled to find a good pair to fit. I jumped at the chance and when the deadline to post came, I decided to not just give you a “post” but I decided to give them a real, true review.

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New frames with Vision Direct

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A few weeks ago I took the plunge to sign up for a Masters course. It was scary and I was worried I wouldn’t have enough time to work and study at the same time.
But signing up to the Masters of Education Course also put my head into perspective: I needed to ensure I was ready for study again and the first thing I did was get by eyes tested.
During my first university course I wore glasses when I was completing my assessments and while I should have been wearing them for all reading and study, I was lazy. Signing up to the Masters of Education Course meant I would be reading and reading ALOT – most of my content is online and I knew I needed to get my eyes in check and keep them healthy for reading.

It must have been a stroke of luck because the team at Vision Direct contacted me around the same time. It meant I could get some beautiful frames for my reading glasses that would have me feeling fabulous and fun while studying.

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