Saturday, April 28, 2012

Keep calm and carry on...

Today I was rather sick.

I spent the day in bed. 
In Pyjama's 
reading my kindle and drinking vanilla tea 
(I felt the choice in mugs was rather fitting)

There is one upside to feeling this sick!
I literally could not leave my bed...
and luckily my nail polish collection is next to my bed...
you know what that means.

I decided to paint my nails blue... 
but what shade of blue to choose?...

I know!
every shade of blue! 
The end result some colourful nails.

Pinky: Bling Sea Blue
Ring: Revlon Ocean Breeze (scented)
Middle: Bling Bright Blue
Index: Revlon Mint Fizz (Scented)
Thumb: Revlon Midnight Affair 

Friday, April 27, 2012

A successful interview

So this morning I woke up after many dreams about what I would wear to my job interview.

These were the first few options (yes I took photos of each so I could compare them and of course show you guys!)

(yes the one on the right is what I wore yesterday with jeans)
I think any one of these would have worked, and the reason I didn't choose one of these exact outfits was because the skirt (which is beautiful in texture and colour) is actually navy blue and I didn't have a cardi to match (and didn't want to get cold in the rain)

I had ruled out wearing a blazer or jacket as I didn't want to look too corporate (well not until I feel more comfortable in my role in the organisation)

Here is my chosen outfit! 
I hope you like.

I felt comfortable - I could sit down and my tummy didn't show, and neither did cleavage when I bent over
I looked approachable - which is an important part of the area I want to work in.

and I was bright and memorable! 
so hopefully even if they forgot my name they could remember me as
"the nice girl in the bright top"

Thanks for all the help in decision making (both in person and via instagram)

Top: Glassons Pink and Orange spot blouse
Card: Glassons Black button up
Skirt: Max Black high waisted pencil skirt

Shoes: Shoe Connection
Bag: French Connection
Tights: Black Opaque

Oh I nearly forgot...
I did get the job!!!
(all thanks to my cute outfit... and hopefully me)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

All things bright and beautiful...

All things bright and beautiful... all stomach's will be small...

Today is a "fat day" ever have those days. You can only just cram your butt into your favourite jeans- and your belly is not going to stop hanging out anytime soon?
That is me. Today.

The best way (I find) to disguise a "fat day tummy" is with a loose fitting top. 
and this is one of my favourite tops!

It is super fun and bright, and hopefully will mean people will think "oh my, look at that girl with a lovely bright top."
not: "oh my, look at that girl with a HUGE tummy and ass!"

annnnnnnnnnnd... because I was in a bright mood I decided the best thing to do would be to team it with clashy colours. 

Pink, Orange and Red all in one outfit!?
love it! 

Here is the complete look.

Top: Glassons Pink and orange spotty loose blouse
Cardi: Glassons Orange knit Cardi
Jeans: Max dark denim skinny (with epic orange stitching) - A favourite pair!

Belt: Max Skinny patent red 

Rings: silvermoon and fair trade silver (gifts)
shoes: (unseen) chucks Black leather hi-top thin sole. 

I just really wanted to highlight the awesomeness of the bright colours together.

and look at my silver rings. 
(the one on the right is fair trade silver - a lovely gift from my cousins in England)

I thought I would also point out that to be honest I don't really love the sleeves on this top...
So I tend to keep them covered with a light-weight cardi or something.

They're a bit too bulky and ruffly - and that seems to make my arms look huge (which I know they most certainly are not)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Crackle polish?...

Today I had a wonderful time at a friends house. We did all sorts of amazing things!
Including (girlyest of all) painting our nails.

As you all know I have a hefty collection of nail polishes - but missing from my collection are the OPI (or any brand) shatter effects.

My friend had some black shatter, so I jumped at the chance to try it!

And this is the result. What do you think?

I'm still unsure if I LOVE it as I'm used to having precision and controlling the look of my nail polish. But I think I could learn to love it.
I really like the greeny colour under the black. And perhaps would prefer a silver shatter over the red.

I'll let you know if I decided to buy some for myself!

Red: red carpet by Sally Hansen
Green: Ocean Breeze by Revlon
Black shatter by LA girl (cheaper alternative to OPI)

Monday, April 23, 2012

outfit decision time...

So I have a job interview Friday... 
and well WHAT DO I WEAR!!?
I tried on this outfit today...
I'm not sure, perhaps a bit TOO corporate?

I feel like it's not quite the look I want to convey. 
I need a I'm-lovely-and-friendly-but-also-serious-sometimes-and-can-get-on-with-my-work.
I feel this is a bit I-AM-SERIOUS!

They are lovely pieces of clothing separately 
(you've seen my Jacket with those cranberry pants, and the shoes with denim jeans...) 
And perhaps in a different setting... 
but for my job interview?

What do you think!?

Dress: Max Black leather trip
Jacket: Max black blazer with cranberry trim

Tights: Black
Shoes: David Elman deep red patent leather bootie

yummy golden nails...

some new scented nails.

Today I decided to opt for an "orange" look (as requested by MyLove)
(I secretly think he only said orange as he was looking for a way to avoid my spending time painting my nails, he thinks I don't have orange nail polish... I showed him!)

But why be boring and stick to one colour?
So I opted for a brighter red base coat (to match my top) and did an Orange top coat.

This look turned out beautifully! 
I really love how the orange shimmery flecks look golden and magical against the red.
(I must add that although the nails smelt yummy, it was more of a gummy lollies scent than oranges)

Base coat: Sally Hansen: "Strong Nails Now"
Base Colour: Revlon: Revlon Red (2 coats)
Top Coat: Revlon: Orange Fizz (1 thick coat)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Konad criss cross - with a bit of Fizz

A second Konad attempt, and I think they worked quite well.

I really wanted to try some of my new scented nail polish (to see how they look and how long the scent lasts)
I began with a Revlon "Midnight Affair" base coat
White Konad special nail polish with Criss-Cross design

Three nails have Colada Fizz (by Revlon) as top coat
and two have Mint fizz (the darker blue)

Overall love the look! and the sheer-ness of the Fizz nail polishes meant it only tinted the criss-cross slightly, so the pattern was still really visible.

The middle nail polish is Midnight Affair (I used as base coat)
left: Mint Fizz
right: Colada Fizz

Update on the nail polish.
The mint fizz scent lasted really well and was still minty fresh after about 3 days.
The colada fizz smelt ok up close for about a day and a half... Towards the end it started to smell a bit stale.

But luckily I had the mint fizz to cover the scent. I will try the colada fizz alone sometime in the future to see how it smells on its own.

Corporate Brights?...

A bit of formal fun.
What better way than to personalise corporate wear than with a bright jacket and colourful beads?

Dress: Max Tweed and black trim
Jacket: Dotti Orange crop blazer

Shoes: Hannah's Gold and Red ballet flats
tights: Black
Necklace: Topshop (ages ago) Multicoloured plastic beads

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A cute outfit for a fun day.

I didn't get up to too much today.

I actually spent most of the day playing Harry Potter Cludo with some friends.

I absolutely LOVE this new top from Max, the back is beautiful and lacy and the front is a really nice simple cowl neck.
I think this is the kind of top I could wear with jeans (like today) or wear with a skirt (and Blazer) to work.

overall, GREAT buy!

Top: Max cowl neck black chiffon with lace back
Jeans: Forever New Motor-cycle pale wash jeans

Hat: Hartleys Black sequins 
Belt: Max red thin leather look waist belt
Shoes: K-mart (BARGAIN) plain black heels

MyLove has been calling me "French Girl" haha. 
(I think he likes the outfit too)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

my new Konad nails

This is my first attempt at Konad nail art..
I first chose two bright colours (I wanted to make a statement)

Blue: Bling Bright Blue
Red: Revlon Raven Red
(this wasn't my best paint job - but I will be tidying it up later anyway)

I then found my Konad supplies...

Special Polish: White
Image Plate: M57
Konad Scraper
Konad Stamp

This is actually really quick and easy to do.. at first I was pressing too hard when scraping (so I scraped off too much nail polish) and nothing was transferring to my nail. 
I finally figured out the right amount to pressure to apply when scraping and the nail polish pattern transfers really easily...

It is sort of like applying a film of dry nail polish when you stick it on your nail.
There is no need to wait for it to dry once you stick it. 
It is also really good because the nail polish just wipes of the skin (if you scratch with tweezers or something).
I used a cotton bud to press the pattern into my nails at the edges (as you can't really get the stamp completely against every part of your nail).

Don't forget to apply your topcoat.

Overall super easy process!

This is my end result.

My new giraffe top :)

Well here we are, my (new) favourite top.
It fits so comfortably... hiding the bits I want hidden (my tummy)
I did by a size a bit bigger than I thought I'd fit because I wanted that looser look, and boy do I love it! 

(and it matches my (new) favourite pants my cranberry jeggings!)

Top: Romeo and Juliet Couture foil giraffe T-shirt
Pants: Max cranberry Jeggings

Shoes: Hannah's Gold and red ballet flats
Necklace: a gift from MyLove
Ring: a gift from MyLove 

AND: my nail polish even matches my pants perfectly!! 
Blue: Bling bright blue
Red: Revlon Raven Red
Zebra pattern: Konad Special polish white

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

the Dream Bag...

Isn't it beautiful.
An Orange Crocodile Hermes Birkin.

there's just something magical about this bag... I think if I owned one I would just sit and look at it all day...

And for once Lilly (from Gossip Girl) got it right...
(apparently Kelly Rutherford is a Birkin collector and often uses her own bags as "props" on the show...I wonder if this one is really hers?)

agirlwithsomeclothes will Keep Dreaming...

Monday, April 16, 2012

Orange of the day...

Today was quite nice and sunny.
So I thought 'why not have a sunny outfit to reflect the day and my mood'

and here it is. 

Top: Glassons loose orange spaghetti strap top
Cardigan: Glassons Red plain V neck button up cardi
Jeans: Jay Jays pale was denim skinny jean

Belt: Max
Shoes: Hannah's
Ring: Silvermoon
Necklace: Gifted from work (For Christmas)

This top I'm wearing has been in my wardrobe for quite sometime, I hadn't really been too sure how to wear it, the straps are very fine and the under-arm hangs a little low... so I am wearing it with a fitted black singlet underneath- to avoid any bra showing. I've also added a cute bright waist belt as it was a bit "sack like" without it.

Bonus: Today someone asked me if I'd lost weight! :)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Gossip Girl Fashion "It Girl Interrupted"

Now, One thing I forgot to mention is that I am a pretty big Gossip Girl fan! 

I actually first discovered the Gossip Girl books in about 2005, then was incredibly excited when I discovered they were creating a TV show. 

I eagerly waited for the show to air here in New Zealand, which took forever, But finally it did. 
after seeing the first episode I wanted more so I check on the every reliable Amazon, and pre-ordered my DVD of season one (Due to be released in 2 weeks - that's right 2 weeks after it aired in New Zealand talk about being behind the times!)

So the DVD arrived, and my endless love for the show began. 

My favourite character has always been Blair Waldorf.
I not sure if I could pin-point why but I think it has something to do with her attitude, her presence, and her clothes.

This latest episode did not let me down! (check out her two beautiful dresses)

This here is the dress Blair is seen in near the start of the episode, and when I first saw it I was amazed at it's beauty, I immediately found my iPhone and began the Google search of where this beautiful work of art had come from...
low and behold I found it! 
from Peter Som...
for $1,594...
that's $1,936 New Zealand...
(I did begin trying to justify this cost to MyLove... he wasn't convinced a dress should ever cost that much)

and then I saw...
The (almost) final scene...
(It is rather cute - and if you haven't seen it yet you should go and watch it right away- no spoilers here (except in terms of the clothing - sorry))

Blair's pink princess dress....

So again the Google search began, but I didn't have far to look as I suspected the designer... 
and indeed it was Oscar De La Renta

This beautiful gown is yours to own from only $18,475...

Safe to say MyLove said NO.

But hey, agirlwithsomeclothes can keep dreaming...

Ruffle Zipped Tunic

Going out for dinner with my GirlFriends.
I decided to give my reversible dress a whirl! 

This is the "V-neck" side

Dress: stitch ministry from Farmers
Tights: columbine from Farmers
Shoes: Footloose Purple and grey suede  

I tried the dress out with a black beaded necklace (MaxShop) but I think it looked too much with a necklace and ruffles (Left photo). 
ended up tying up my hair, no necklace, and some RED lippy! 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Orange fizz

This is the first of my new revlon "fizz" polishes I have tried. I felt like a bright splash of colour and boy does this provide.

I really love the colour it has slight flecks of glitter in (which are more like tiny tiny bits of foil - as they stay flushed with the nail, not risen like some glitter, and it gives a more shimmery look than chunks of glitter)
They shimmer most when they catch the light, but when you look at them you can tell the nails are shimmery because of the slight textured look.

And the smell is spot on!!! I love the smell of citrus, this is the best nail polish to wake you up in the morning.

Minor downside:
The nail polish is quite sheer so you do need to paint a few layers if you want a solid colour look.

This is the finished product.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Revlon "fizz"

Yay! Today I received my order of some of the Revlon 'fizz' collection.
This is one of Revlon's Scented collections. each nail polish has a glitter/shimmer to it, and I think Revlon brought out "matching" lip-gloss for each polish.

from left to right
Colada Fizz (coconut)
Grapefruit Fizz
Mint Fizz

(reviews to follow)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ah, the arrival of online shopping goods...

It feels so good when the items I've been waiting for finally arrive!!! 

Previously I mentioned some of my favourite websites which included NZsale and buyinvite

today I received items from both sites! 

You see that big box?
this is what was in it... My yummy scented Revlon nail polishes. purchased for only $8

And that white bag.. contains this...

One of my now all time favourite tops! 
It is Romeo and Juliet Couture.
The giraffes are foil printed and it has epic bat-wing(ish) sleeves. 

Check back to see when I have it as my outfit of the day (OOTD)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Nail polish

So I'm some what a nail polish fiend.

If I see a new colour I just have to have it.

Now most people rave on about OPI and yes, sometimes their colours are cooler and admittedly they do have a pretty darn awesome iPhone app.

But my nail polish love is Revlon.

That's right the iconic shaped bottle the gold printed letters around the base of the neck.

I find revlon nail polish to be smooth and easy to apply. It doesn't clump up over time, and they're the provider of my favorite top coat "999 colorstay top coat" (GET SOME)

Now I'm no nail technician, and I don't think I'm an expert on nail polish. But I love the stuff, and I like to try new colours/patterns/styles.

After Revlon my other favorite nail polishes would have to be:
Australis: they usually have quirky different colours and come in a cute cylindrical bottle. The formula is easy to apply, doesn't get clumpy overtime and tends to dry smoothly (admittedly I ALWAYS use a topcoat)

Sally Hansen: (mostly "salon effects- real nailpolish strips") these allow you to do patterns you never though possible. They're similar to minx nails worn by many of the celebrity's but don't require a UV lamp to set. They say they'll last up to 10 days; and I'd agree. I can usually keep mine on for a good week (with a few chips at the end)

More on each brand and colour later.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Saturday Fun

Saturday fun.
I didn't get up to much today... just looked at my Easter eggs longingly.
and made an Easter cake
(it was meant to be a chocolate nest, with chocolate eggs)

and encouraged MyLove to do his uni assignment. 

While doing all this I felt fab in my new pants! (I just really love these!)
T-shirt: Bardot button white t-shirt
Cardi: Glassons Merino red and grey cardi
Jeans: Max cranberry jeggings
Shoes: Hannah's gold and red ballet flats
Beads: Cheapo-shop Plastic red beads

Friday, April 6, 2012

A complete max outfit...

Just another day at Uni...
Totally love my outfit today! 
I finally got to wear my black jacket with my cranberry pants which match perfectly!!

But I have to point out that it is a fully max outfit... (which shows how much I love the shop haha)

Jacket: Max Black blazer with cranberry trip
Top: Max Stripey knot t-shirt
Pants: Max Cranberry Jeggings

Shoes: Shoe Connection nude heels (not Max)
Earrings: max red and gold drop
Bracelet: gifted from my father...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

some more nail polish fun

So I got a new nail polish today (no shrinking violet) the ring-finger purple one.
I decided I wanted to do something a bit different and exciting, so I decided to do a DARK mani! 
Each of the nails is a different dark colour
Green: australis: Here today gone tomorrow
Blue: Revlon: Midnight Affair
Purple: Revlon: No Shrinking Violet
Red: Revlon: Vixen (one of my very favourite nail polishes!)
Black: australis: Blackmail

Later on today I painted my friends nails for her 21st party.
(this is a photo I took yesterday to show her different options)
we ended up doing a silver tip with a pale pink stripe similar to
this nail \/