What I wore Wednesday: Black maxi dress

I have been really slack in kicking off my blogging for 2014. Two weeks in and here is my first post. ‘What I wore Wednesday: black maxi dress’.

What I wore Wednesday will be a weekly series of fashion posts, where I will be posting one of my outfits from the previous week.

black maxi dress

 This week’s outfit was a black maxi styled for summer (in Victoria, for days when it’s not too hot).

The inspiration for this outfit came from my Big W Peter Morrissey shirt. Like many button up shirts, I normally stick to wearing them as part of a suit, but I wanted to try something different.

black maxi dress

I decided to make it more casual by leaving it unbuttoned and tying the end in a double knot. This particular shirt is no longer available, but the Peter Morrissey long sleeve shirt in the Navy zigzag print would work the same (they both have the button up sleeves too)

I pictured the outfit in my head before I went on the hunt for the maxi dress…I am pretty sure I already own a plain black maxi dress, but I have no idea where it got to (probably in my wardrobe).

The black maxi dress is from Cocolatte for just $7.99! I can’t find it on their site, so I guess it isn’t available anymore. There are many different black maxis at different stores at the moment, though. (Tempt, Cotton on, Factorie).

The shoes are the Thyme Patent Ballet Flats in Nude from Target. To dress it up a bit you could add a chunky statement necklace and some bracelets.

black maxi dressHope you enjoyed my first ‘What I wore Wednesday’ post, next week I will have a new outfit post…



Recent shopping haul-beauty, fashion and more!

As much as I like reading haul posts, I have never actually posted one myself. After some enthusiastic responses on twitter, I have finally decided to post my own shopping haul. It includes fashion, some beauty/skin care products and other things I needed/that were on sale (can’t resist a good sale!).

Most of the items were purchased last Thursday, but there are a couple of things that I had from earlier.

Beauty (and skin care)

I finally picked up the two new Maybelline color (metals) tattoos last week. I got ‘Inked in pink’ before I knew about the 1/2 off Maybelline sale at Priceline, but I used my quarterly sister club voucher, so it wasn’t so bad. The same day, I also bought a ModelsPrefer Infinite colour lip liner in ‘clearly sealed’ (for those lip gloss/lipsticks that don’t have a matching lip liner)

shopping haul

On Thursday, I picked up the other color tattoo that I wanted, which was ‘Barely branded’…I can definitely see why those two shades are so popular! I was lucky to get the last one of barely branded.

The other product I got from Priceline was a Maybelline color whisper in ‘Lust for blush’

shopping haulThe 1/2 price Maybelline sale is still on now, but you will have to be quick because it ends on August 26, 2013! shop the sale on Priceline’s online store

I have always had a problem with body acne, not severe, but bad enough to not want to wear anything backless or with skinny straps! I haven’t really minded, but I have a few things that I want to wear in summer and hopefully be bacne (back acne) free!

Anyway, I was going to buy the clinique body bar…but I decided to see if The Body Shop had anything specifically for body breakouts. The SA was really helpful and recommended the Tea Tree body wash. I also bought a pump nozzle for the bottle. Much easier to dispense (thanks to the SA at the counter for the suggestion!)

I will report back after a couple of weeks, to see if there is much improvement.

Shopping Haul


Last week I purchased 3 pieces from the new Peter Morrissey collection at Big W, I adore the collection and I can’t wait to wear them during spring/summer!

I will just skip to the photos, as I will be doing a separate post on the collection shortly…including me wearing the items and my thoughts.

shopping haul

1. Peter Morrissey V Neck satin top- Blue 2. Peter Morrissey contrast skirt- red 3. Peter Morrissey Lolita Stiletto heel- red

I also purchased the striped maxi, but I need to iron it, so I will add a photo of it to the collection post.

Target had buy one get one 50% off on all Free Fusion tops, so I purchased these two below

shopping haulI really loved the look of this top, it was on clearance for $15! It will be perfect for summer.

shopping haulThis is the other top I got (50% off so it was only $7!). I’m loving pop art things lately and because it’s neon, it’s a bit different.

The last fashion item that I got, was the blue belt below. It was on clearance for just $3 from Colette! Bargain!

Shopping haul

Other purchases

As soon as I saw the dog hoodies on the Peter Alexander facebook page, I knew I wanted one for my dog Ricki…except I couldn’t justify paying $30 for one! Luckily PA was having a 15% off sale last week and one of the hoodie styles was clearanced, so it ended up only costing $15!

shopping haul

Ricki wearing the hoodie
shopping haulThe last two items I purchased (last Thurs) were a Katy Perry Purr atomizer from My beauty spot for $6.99 (great for the handbag) and some European pillow cases from Harris Scarf for $15 each, marked down from $29.95ea

shopping haul
shopping haul
What have you purchased recently? any bargains?


PS. If you have read my blog before, you will have realised that it’s had a makeover…what do you think?