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Weekend Perv: Nike Air Max I VT WMNS

full bodyWhen Nike came out with the Air Max 90 I’d just started high school, was super impressionable (find me a 12 year old who isn’t) and they were what all the cool kids wore.  I desperately wanted a pair. Desperately.  They looked so cool with their fat soles, big window (so hi-tech at the time) and the super bright colours they came in. Not blessed with the legs required to pull of a pair of Reebok Pumps, I thought maybe the Airmax 90 was the answer to my sneaker problems. Sadly it wasn’t (my legs still wouldn’t co -operate and neither would my parents), but I loved them then, and I still have a soft spot for them ’til now.

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Fast forward to 2013 when everything 90’s is cool (well, except pencil thin eyebrows, brown lipstick and my collection of mixtapes) and “Sports Luxe” is like, an actual thing. I came across these beauties on net-a-porter during the week, and seriously, how cool are they? Yes I admit they are a little weird, but awesomely so.  Beige trainers whoever would’ve thunk it, the unusual colour combination gives the illusion of a chunky two-tone-brogue / sneaker hybrid. And that yellow, pure genius that is. These also come in a hi-top wedge version which look cool too, but they’re no Air Max if you know what I mean.

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The high school version of me (and my inner homegirl) is in love with this classic Nike shoe in a new edition.  However the grown up version is annoyingly reminding me of the distinct “lady power walking home from work” look that happens when I try to wear sporty shoes with my conservative outfits. Sigh.

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Oh well, a girl can have a Weekend Perv! I’ll dust off my big hoop earrings, put on one of those mixtapes, channel my inner homegirl and dream about some new kicks.

All images sourced from Net-a-porter.

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Accessories, Women

Loved It To Death

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When I find something I love, I want to wear it all the time. Like many other creatures of habit, I have to consciously stop myself from flogging my favourite things to death. Like my favourite plaited chain wreath necklace. I wore it with everything from a crappy t-shirt to an evening dress and people always commented on it. It even dressed up those lazy day outfits, you know the ones. It was the perfect bit of added excellence. Oh how I loved it!
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Spring Palette: Pale Blue

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Pale blue is a seriously underrated colour in a girl’s wardrobe…why is that? are we conditioned not to wear it from our baby girl days? Is it still a “boy” colour? Well forget that, it’s time to get some pale blues in your wardrobe. It looks good on blondes, brunettes and redheads (in fact, redheads + pale blue = perfection), and works with tan or no tan (so it’s perfect après-winter when you’re a bit pasty…hooray).
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Casual Friday Part II

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Stores have started receiving their Spring ’13 ranges (yay! finally!) and I’m sure you’ve noticed an obvious pattern…patterns! Big or small, bold or sedate, colourful or monochromatic, they’re everywhere. It’s true they can be a tricky…but a little sharp tailoring, quality fabrics, subtle colour combinations and neat accessories means you can definitely bust out some excellent patterns at work on Casual Friday. Yeehar.

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Different Strokes

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If you believe what we’re fed by advertising companies then you’d expect to see models everywhere. Doing the groceries. Picking up the kids from school. Being a kid at school. Using anti-aging face cream (wait, what?). Driving a jazzy little car about town with their model friends. Wearing stuff from every place from Kmart to Chanel. Ahhh models…all legs and arms and cheekbones with not a wrinkle or wobbly bit in sight.

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Casual Friday Part I

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Let’s talk about Casual Friday. Seriously the way people freak out about this concept, you’d think that it was thought up by evil HR types out to torture innocent hard-working people. It’s actually a nice last-day-of-the-week where you can relax the formality of the workplace a little and maybe head out for a nice drink somewhere straight after work without looking all suit-y.

Even though Casual Friday can be a bit tricky, there are some rules you can follow regardless of where you work so you can always look the business (heehee).
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I feel pretty, oh so pretty

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So I should probably say that this little blog is a “work in progress”…it’s only taken me a thousand years (well, at least 5) to get this happening and now you’ll have to bear with me whilst I make it pretty.

I can make outfits pretty…but computer things are another story! Yikes.

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