Magic Rose.

This dress yo. 

This dress is basically everything I love in a silky chiffon package. It's got lovely shape and movement, it's full of layers, packed with texture and is completely girly and over the top in the most palatable kind of way. It's also been sitting in my wardrobe since christmas, unworn. 

I wore this out for the first time last night. Ro and I had a super cute date night. We went to Reviver, which is the only classic cocktail bar on the central coast, and had dinner/drinks. It's been a good year since we were there last, and as places that serve consumables do, they changed their menu (for the better) 

Dress: Lady Petrova, Tights: Ebay, Shoes: Thrifted. 

Dress: Lady Petrova, Tights: Ebay, Shoes: Thrifted. 

Anyway, there are two reasons It's taken me so long to wear this beautiful specimen. 1) It doesn't fit the button collective uniform of brown, neutral and old time-y (Which is how I spent the majority of my summer) 2) It's not working with children/working at schools safe (Which is what I'm doing for work now. It shows off just a bit too much leg/everything else to be school friendly).  

I'm naturally inclined towards clothes that can be warn to school (i.e longer hems, covered tops) but, as I said before, this dress is perfection. The dress itself was a gift from my mum. One of our favourite pass times is window shopping our favourite designers on the internet. Anyway, I'd been eyeing this dress off for a good year and a half, and then my parents went on a holiday to Melbourne (and called in at Lady Petrova's Boutique, hence how this dress ended up on my body. Thanks mum <3 ). 

It's funny, before I saw the dress in person, I thought the applique detail around the waist was coral, but it turns out that it's roses! It's interesting how details get lost on a screen through a  photograph. 

Now i've worn it for the first time, It's going to be hard not to wear it all the time. I'm thinking I'll just have to sew a more conservative slip and some sort of tulle petticoat to go underneath it so it can be work appropriate...  

Green Hair, Don't Care

wpid-c360_2014-12-23-15-42-59-037_20141223220659905.jpg You know those days where you hardly leave the house? I had one of those today (I only left the house to pick up a few things from Coles)

I decided that I may as well dress up and take some outfit photos while I was at it, hence why I'm wearing a pretty dress.

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I also broke out my green wig. As well as having no need to leave the house, I was having a bad hair day, and I could not be bothered trying to wrangle my hair into an acceptable state, so I just shoved some fake hair on top.

 

 

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If I didn't have to be conservative at my job (and if I didn't have to wash my hair so often) I would totally dye my hair this colour (in fact, I had parts of it dyed this colour for a little while. The upkeep was wayyy to much trouble)

 

 

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I've also been experiencing what I like to call "Wardrobe Meh". I get like this when I haven't been sewing for a while. The symptoms include: Feeling bored with my wardrobe, Only wanting to wear pieces I've sewn then deciding that everything I've made is crap (except that one skirt that's in my wash basket), changing my outfit 3 or 4 times before I leave the house because it makes me feel; fat, frumpy, bleh, colour blind. I hate feeling like this (which Is why I'm currently with my sewing machine, gearing up for a late night of sewing madness.)

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