I absolutely love this Neck-Tie Blouse I found at Mango. It feels so fun even though it has that professional look to it (it almost feels like something I’d wear to work for my waitressing.) The black on white makes such a dramatic statement that I choose to leave the rest of the looks quite simple and clean so that it remained a feature. I’d love to see how it would look layered with a jumper or jacket too (I bet it would look great).
The first of the spring poppies to open.
Even though we don’t really celebrate Halloween much here in Australia, I’ve always loved taking part in the tradition of pumpkin carving. Usually I’ve just stuck to simple jack-o-laterns, having them in the garden at night with a few candles, but after seeing so many wonderful no-carve ideas on PInterest over the past year, I decided I wanted to do something a little different this time. As I recently got some new gold spray paint and sheets of glitter paper, I knew I would have to include both of these things in the project!
It’s been years since I’ve pressed and dried flowers but since our garden is completely covered with them this Spring, I thought it was about time I gave it a go again. These little blue forget-me-nots are particularly prevalent and I’ve always thought that they make the garden look like it’s covered in confetti – so I thought it would be a fun idea to try and actually make some!
Here’s both an outfit idea and shopping post in one today. Most of the shops I shop from are US based and I still find it strange shopping new season Fall fashions at Spring time – but they usually seem to work pretty well. I approached these as going out to dinner sort of looks. I know I did red and black a couple of weeks back but it really is a favourite!
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* Not sure how the Mango links are working as the shop seems to be down for me today – the two items are called Slim-Fit Cotton Trousers and Floral Print Blouse if you needed to search for them.
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