Collaboration: The Polished Edge

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I thought it would be appropriate to start today’s post with this particular picture because it rather accurately describes my weekend. It was wonderful, the best I’ve had in an extremely long time. On Saturday I went to the park with my sisters in law from the Polished Edge. It was a  lovely warm and sunny day, just perfect for a picnic and taking blog pictures. I adore this particular park, I’ve featured it on my blog a number of times and; it’s always very beautiful especially at this time of year with the autumn leaves. It’s also great to take pictures somewhere other than my usual location. We have many fabulous pictures together for a blog collaboration. 

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Firstly,  I’ll focus on the outfit I wore on Saturday. I always say it’s interesting the way outfits come together. I also believe it’s very satisfying creating new outfits with pieces I’ve had in my wardrobe for a long time and maximising the versatility and potential of my wardrobe. Last week I was thinking of outfits that would possibly be appropriate for work during the winter. Even though I am yet to start full time work, it is always good to be prepared. While in the process it gave me many ideas for everyday outfits that I wouldn’t have thought of otherwise.To me, this outfit represents my usual girly and dressy style but in much darker colours. I don’t think I’ve worn a pair of black tights since I was in high school and for once I actually felt dressed appropriately for the colder months. I actually felt quite classy and well put together dressed in this colour scheme; although don’t get me wrong, I will always love excessively colourful outfits too and often one of my main objectives for winter dressing is to look as colourful as possible. I was thinking the other day about what a fantastic dress this has been over the years. It is so versatile; I’ve styled it here and here before (almost time for a remix post I think) and I like how it can look like both a skirt and a dress. I like how it is slightly more unique than many dot dresses; I remember Modcloth describing it as a bubble dress and I’ve always found that very sweet. I love how the collar and tie bow looks with a cardigan. Yet again I’m getting more use out of my ‘From Pair with Love Bag’ and black Alannah Hill cardigan.

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It was extremely fun to work on a blog collaboration together; a very welcomed change to always taking blog pictures on my own. I’m very happy with the way these photos turned out. I wasn’t aware we were doing this until after I’d met up with Sara and Tori so I thought it was rather coincidental that our outfits were so well coordinated. I love how they both have their own individualistic style, as represented by the Polished Edge. It was fabulous to be able to share my greatest interest, which is obviously fashion, with my sisters and best friends. Our other sister in law kindly took photos for us all day; I hope my husband, who has taken about 90% of the photos I’ve posted on my blog, appreciated a break. She had some great ideas for photos that I probably wouldn’t have come up with myself. I particularly  liked the concept of pairing my hair flower with the pretty flowers in the trees which appears further down. Thanks for a fun weekend girls, I hope to do it again soon.

Another enjoyable aspect of the weekend was the opportunity to see and drive  the most incredibly pretty car in the whole entire world which my in laws recently purchased. I felt so cool. Sara is going to  learn how to drive in it very soon and I know she is very excited for the day when it officially becomes hers!  Head over to the Polished Edge for more on that.

Lovely rainbow butterflies…yes, I have too much free time.

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Autumn leaves are so great; they look cool and make fantastic photos. This was so much fun.
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I went a little crazy with photoshop this time
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I’m the only one without a Guess bag…I feel excluded LOL. There’s a Guess bag that I really want to buy at the moment but I’ll have to add it to the ever growing ‘after I get a full time job’ list. Whenever I walk past this particular bag at the shops and someone else is admiring it, the voice inside my head instructs them to “put it down, walk away, that’s my bag’ Then I daydream about the exciting pretty bag magically becoming mine.
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I’ve rediscovered these shoes after having not worn them for quite awhile, anyone remember them from here and here? The small heel makes them very comfortable for daytime wear, I like the cut outs and I love how they can tie both black and navy blue into an outfit. My favourite part about these shoes is the vintage aspect; I just love how many times I’ve been asked whether these shoes are real vintage which is an ultimate compliment.  I also bought this amazing sparkly nail polish from Revlon late last week. It took many coats to get this effect. I wanted some variety since I only seem to use pink, red, purple and very occasionally gold nail polish. I wasn’t sure if blue would suit my style but in a girly and sparkly shade I believe it does. Wow…I can’t believe I just wrote so much about a few items of clothing…but clothes are exciting!

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Who else watched Eurovision this weekend? Is it just me or does Emmelie de Forest look incredibly similar to Isla Fisher? (AKA Rebecca Bloomwood!) I thought both Denmark and Russia were very beautiful performances. When I said earlier that the top picture in this post represents my weekend very accurately, I was also referring to Eurovision; my facial expression pretty much represents just how entertaining I found Romania’s performance. It was epic. Just wow. I’ve watched it so many times since. We love it here in Australia. The next time I feel sad, I’m going to listen to it on repeat; I’m sure it would be capable of lifting my mood.

<Don’t forget to check out The Polished Edge for more about our exciting weekend.

Alannah Hill I’m a Little Fusspot Cardigan
Modcloth Serene Bubble Dress
Kmart Hair Flower
Diva Earrings
Prouds Pearls
Sachi Heels
Forever New ‘From Paris With Love’ Bag

Linking to What I Wore Wednesday

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