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Tops that work with trousers!

I invested in this top for my new trousers (it’s Conni Kaminski) I think it works well, you tell me…

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Belts and scarves
File this one under not fashionable: my recent craft projects for the kids.

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Yves Saint Laurent the movie

I was recently was lucky enough to go to a premiere of the movie Yves Saint Laurent.

The film’s opulence was astounding and I loved the costumes.It really encapsulated the eras in fashion from the 50s til the 70s. It shows the  loosening of social norms personified by the character of Yves.

My favourite scenes were the fashion shows.


I don’t know if the film itself is great, but the costumes, the sets, the fashions that you see in the movie really were enjoyable. I was definitely mesmerised for the entire running time. I would recommend it just for the costumes.

Check out the trailer

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This weekend’s craft: iPad mini case 

Recently at work I got an iPad mini. I had a tendency to take it with me everywhere but then I realised that, in my bag, it was getting scratched, so I decided to make a case to keep it safe. 

It’s made out of gray felt with a turquoise ribbon and an elephant button. I’m pretty happy with it. And now I know the iPad mini will be safe :-)

Also it’s nice to have a weekend project that doesn’t take up the whole weekend.

But, what do you think, this could even be a clutch, no?

This weekend’s craft: iPad mini case

Recently at work I got an iPad mini. I had a tendency to take it with me everywhere but then I realised that, in my bag, it was getting scratched, so I decided to make a case to keep it safe.

It’s made out of gray felt with a turquoise ribbon and an elephant button. I’m pretty happy with it. And now I know the iPad mini will be safe :-)

Also it’s nice to have a weekend project that doesn’t take up the whole weekend.

But, what do you think, this could even be a clutch, no?

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New glasses!

I haven’t bought new glasses since I lived in Japan, which is about 10 years ago now. But a few weeks back I lost my glasses and I had to buy new ones. After   quite a search I found these by DKNY. They are a great update.

New glasses!

I haven’t bought new glasses since I lived in Japan, which is about 10 years ago now. But a few weeks back I lost my glasses and I had to buy new ones. After quite a search I found these by DKNY. They are a great update.

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This week’s fashion project:

A skirt with a zipper AND pockets - super ambitious for my sewing skills. Here’s hoping it comes out ok

This week’s fashion project:

A skirt with a zipper AND pockets - super ambitious for my sewing skills. Here’s hoping it comes out ok

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Best Christmas present: Okay it’s a bit late, but I love this super cute multi layer bracelet (even though I know that ‘arm parties’ are technically over).

Best Christmas present: Okay it’s a bit late, but I love this super cute multi layer bracelet (even though I know that ‘arm parties’ are technically over).

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I’ve written many times on this blog that I’m not a fan of trousers. I almost never wear them and I don’t even own very many pairs. Then I was convinced to buy this pair. The best thing I can say about it is that pockets are awesome. They give a lot more flexibility for movement and comfort. But I do have a feeling they’re a little tight. So I’m not sure how I feel about them, I guess on the weekends and days off they are okay. 

Also I think there’s a certain type of top that you wear with trousers that you don’t wear as much with skirts. I don’t seem to own very many tops that look good with trousers. So putting together outfits can be a bit challenging.

Not a convert yet.

I’ve written many times on this blog that I’m not a fan of trousers. I almost never wear them and I don’t even own very many pairs. Then I was convinced to buy this pair. The best thing I can say about it is that pockets are awesome. They give a lot more flexibility for movement and comfort. But I do have a feeling they’re a little tight. So I’m not sure how I feel about them, I guess on the weekends and days off they are okay.

Also I think there’s a certain type of top that you wear with trousers that you don’t wear as much with skirts. I don’t seem to own very many tops that look good with trousers. So putting together outfits can be a bit challenging.

Not a convert yet.

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Hair colour woes

Over the holidays I made the mistake of trying to touch up my roots myself. I chose a color far too blonde for me. It ended up turning my roots orange and frying the ends of my hair. Right after that I visited my family and in all of the photos I have this overly brassy blonde bad dye job. I consulted a hairstylist, but he didn’t give me any advice. I thought I was just going to have to wait it out.

Then I saw myself in the lights at my office: my hair was really awful. The next day I bought more hair dye this time light brown, dark enough to cover the bad blonde dye job. My hair looks much better.

Next time I’m definitely going to professional.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs bag!!

I have idolized the leather bags by Marc by Marc Jacobs for ages. I finally broke down and bought this one in the January sales. It’s a beautiful rust color and I feel super stylish wearing it. It’s also the perfect size. I have the feeling I’m going to be using this all the time so I hope it stands up to my everyday use.

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