Friday, October 24, 2014

Dress Like Dita - Week 5: White, Blue and Cherries

This weeks dress like Dita features this fab almost nautical red, white and blue outfit. I love the details in the outfit such as the rimless sunglasses with the starburst design on the lenses and the red tooled leather hobo bag but my favourite thing is the cherries brooch which is probably vintage bakelite.

Here is how you can recreate this outfit:
Dress Like Dita - Week 5: White, Blue and Cherries

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Weekly Buys - 22nd October 2014

At the beginning of this year I made the decision to be more mindful of where my clothes come from and how they are made. I decided that I wanted to buy more clothes that were thrifted or vintage rather than purchasing cheap throwaway fashion. This year I have found a whole heap of fabulous finds in my local Op shops so I thought I'd share a couple recent purchases with you.

The first one is this fab bird print dress which was originally from Crossroads. At a size 16 it is rather to big for me but it looks great belted.
The second is this cute 50's style tropical print halter dress. The label says Mei Mei which I have never heard of but I will be looking them up if they make fab style dresses like this.

Both these dresses were $5 at my local Lifeline op shop which in my opinion is an absolute steal!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Purr by Katy Perry Perfume

I have to say I'm not normally a fan of celebrity scents (except Dita of course but that's different!) so when I was gifted Katy Perry's Purr perfume I didn't think I'd like it. I expected the perfume to be as sickly sweet as the singer herself but I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised.

The composition of Katy Perry Purr is developed by Firmenich perfumer house, combining top notes of peach, forbidden apple, gardenia and green bamboo with the heart of jasmine, pink freesia and Bulgarian rose and the base of vanilla orchid, creamy sandalwood, white amber, coconut and musk.

I was expecting a sickeningly sweet perfume that smelled like a mixture between lollies and vanilla but whilst the scent is a little sweet it is not overbearing. Purr is a floral fruity scent that is quite musky with a subtle (but not sweet) vanilla scent. I would say that this scent is more suited to an evening scent, it you like me prefer to wear a heavier scent in the evening and a lighter in the daytime. Although Purr is an EDP I have noticed it is not very long lasting.

Whats more the perfume comes in this super cute purple cat bottle which would look fab on any dressing table.

Purr comes in 30, 50 and 100 ml EDP which retail between $35 and $65.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Bookworm presents: Style Me Vintage - Accessories

Style Me Vintage Accessories is the latest offering in the series by Naomi Thompson and Liz Tregenza. It features a range of accessories from the 1920's to 1980's including hats (and headpieces), shoes, bags, costume jewellery, sunglasses and gloves

This book is much thicker than previous titles in the series and unlike its predecessors it is not sectioned up by decade but rather by accessory type. The book details brands to look out for in each accessory and also has sections highlighting certain designers.There is also helpful sections on where to buy vintage accessories and how to look after then.

The book is filled with stunning photographs of some beautiful vintage accessories and would make a great gift for any lover of vintage.

The next book in the series, Style Me Vintage - Home will be released in March next year and I for one can't wait for this one!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dress Like Dita - Week 4: Feminine Florals

This weeks Dress Like Dita outfit continues of the floral theme. This simple summer outfit features a stunning floral dress and a great pink turban for lazy hair days. Dita carries a Dolce & Gabbana ‘Miss Sicily’ bag and wears lime green Louboutins.

Dress Like Dita - Week 4: Feminine Florals

Sunday, October 12, 2014

What Emma Did - 12th October 2014

This week I have been:
♥ Shopping for beach inspired homewares for my beach themed dining room
♥ Playing Knack on the PS4 with the Hubby
♥ Watching Dancing with the Stars and Beauty and the Geek (my reality TV show dirty secrets)
♥ Packing for my Sydney trip tomorrow
♥ Picking up a new fridge for our kitchen 
♥ Getting pampered at Honey Bee Beautiful
♥ Planning to get up to see the sunrise with the Hubby but then sleeping in! 
♥ Cutting my hair after planning to grow it out (at least its all the same length now)

Just a quick note to let you know that I am going down to Sydney next week so won't be blogging at all but I will be back the week after with news of my trip.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Dress Like Dita - Week 3: Yellow Floral

This weeks 'Dress Like Dita' post features this fab yellow floral outfit. I'm fairly certain that Dita's dress is probably vintage but you can recreate the look with one of many yellow floral vintage style dresses that are on the market.

Dress Like Dita - Week 3: Yellow Floral