30.8.14

Our Life in Pictures

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As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, something we entirely agree with. We love that you can capture moments in your day whether they be trivial or life changing with one snap.

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26.8.14

Outer Inner: Let's Go to the Beach

 
There's only 5 days of Winter left, and to say we're excited would be an understatement. We can't say goodbye to our sweaters and Winter warmers quick enough! This post is probably still a bit premature, because as we're writing this, it's chilly and bucketing rain outside.

If you read our previous post, you'll know that we recently got the opportunity to pick out some pieces form the Outer Inner site. In this post, we'll be styling the second dress we picked out.
 
Mint is the quintessential summertime colour. So when we spotted this scoop dress, we couldn't resist!

  *Dress: Outer Inner
Cardigan: Zara
Necklace: So Good Jewellery
Sandals: Sandler
 
Unfortunately, as we mentioned in our previous post, the sizing is slightly strange. The body of the dress was very fitted and felt at least 2 sizes too small despite being a size small, which is our usual size in clothing. The funny thing is that while the body of the dress was too small, the straps were quite long, so we actually had to pin them back to avoid showing too much (if you get our gist!).
 

Once again, we were also disappointed with the make of the dress. Mint is already such a light colour, but then without an inbuilt slip, we'd definitely be stopping traffic in this sheer number! 

One of the things we were most excited about with this dress was the floral straps, but as you can see in the photos, each flower is linked by a thin thread. So when it's on, the straps don't feel very secure at all. They felt like they were going to give at any second, and as we mentioned, they are far too long.



 
To be honest, we are quiet pleased with how the outfit turned out in the photos, but whether we'd be brave enough to wear this dress out in public? Probably not...definitely never without a cardigan, that's for sure! We'd be lying if we said we weren't disappointed, we really do like the concept of the dress, but we just think that a little more thought could have been put into the design and make of the dress.

 
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DISCLAIMER: Products marked with a * were kindly sent to us for consideration, but as always, our reviews and opinions are honest ones.

19.8.14

Outer Inner: For the Love of Lace

 
With the online shopping world growing ever so quickly, stores need to be smart to win shoppers over. We did a little brainstorming and realised that most of the successful online stores today are what we like to call 'one stop shops'. That is, instead of just selling one thing, these stores stock a range of clothing. In a world of convenience, we can see why this is so appealing.
 
We are always looking for new online stores to trawl, so we were excited when Outer Inner contacted us. This little site definitely falls into the 'one stop shop' family. As the name suggests, Outer Inner sells pieces ranging from inner wear to casual clothing and cocktail dresses. As advocates of all things bright, we were particularly impressed with their selection of casual dresses. All the florals and loud prints definitely made choosing a chore.

We had a little hiccup with the delivery company, but the people at Outer Inner were extremely helpful in helping us sort it all out.


Now to zi dress...
 
We've been going through a bit of a phase with shift dresses and have been eagerly hunting for more to add to our collection. What caught our attention with this particular one was the contrast eyelash detailing on the sleeves.

*Dress: Outer Inner
Boots: Miss Shop
 

The length is perfect for us, but we like our shift dresses to fit more loosely. We picked out 2 dresses from the site and found that both were small, so if you do decide to pick something up from Outer Inner, we suggest ordering 1 or 2 sizes bigger.
 
With chiffon dresses, we always look for one with an inbuilt slip because they can be on the sheer side. This dress did have a slip, but considering how thin the dress is, it doesn't make much difference.This is probably another reason why ordering a bigger size is a good idea.
 

One our favourite things about this dress is the keyhole cut out (which is crooked in this shot because of the little pose!).
 
 
We'll be styling another dress from Outer Inner later this week, so watch this space!

In the meantime, what do you look for when you're shopping online?
 

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5.8.14

OOTD: TIC-TAC ANORAK

 
This season, we have well and truly worn out our anorak, and we're not about to pack it away! With its pockets, hoodie and layering potential, it's obvious why we can't get enough.
 
Now that the weather is starting to warm up a tad, a coat or jacket, like our Cotton On anorak is the perfect transitional piece for layering on top of your favourite summer dresses. With something like an anorak which can often be slightly masculine and boyish, opt for a skater or a fit and flare style dress which synches at the waist to accentuate those feminine curves and give you a bit more shape.
 
  ANORAK: Cotton On / DRESS: Paper Scissors / STOCKINGS: Razza Matazz / BOOTS: Penny Boot from Miss Shop
 
 
 
 


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23.7.14

STYLE SNAG: TAYLOR SWIFT

 
Just like her music, country sweetheart turned pop diva Taylor Swift has undergone a massive style reboot. Since the last time we snagged her style, Taylor has ditched her preppy hipster ensembles for a vintage and retro look. Like something straight from a 1950s catwalk, her outfits are dominated by floral prints, polka dots, A-line cuts and shoes  cute to boot!

Fortunately, looking like a vintage pinup doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. In this post, we've recreated one of Taylor's looks for under $30!!

SOURCE Just Jared Jr. 
 
 
The first rule in Dressing Vintage 101 is florals and polka dots are your best friends! These timeless prints are the key to retro glamour. We managed to pick up ours for $10, a very small fraction of what Taylor's would set you back.
 
 
 
Now onto shoes. Let's be honest, we aren't seasoned runway models, so we can be forgiven for being less then graceful in heels (right?!). But there's no doubt that Taylor loves them, and she clearly has the runway walk down pat. For those, like us who prefer more comfy foot attire without compromising style, opt for a pair of flat loafers.
 
Go the extra mile and curl your locks, and smack on the reddest lippie you own for a true vintage look with a T Swizzle twist!
 
DRESS: Dotti / LOAFERS: Valleygirl / EARRINGS: Lovisa

 


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