Life & Reflections

Life & Reflections
Life and Reflections





Red, Gold and Velvet

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Black velvet dress from Target

Red Cardigan from Target

Gold snakeskin belt- vintage from Etsy

Floral Flats by London Rebel

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winter outfits

my modern vintage fashion blog

Just enjoying the last of the cooler days when these photos were taken last week.

You know how you rummage through your overfull closet searching for any winter clothing you haven’t worn this year? Well this dress was in that list for me. It is velvety and really nice but it is a little big since I lost weight but it doesn’t show when you layer.

Hope you had a great start to the week my lovelies!

XO Ilana


Spring Uniform Sorted

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Some outfits that you will see me wearing this Spring! Very light, airy and bohemian, just the way I like it!

XO Ilana


Spring Sings

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Famiy Affairs Cry Baby Dress

Studded belt from Dotti

Black Sandal Heels by Therapy

Black Lace Bralet (old)

vintage outfit ideas spring 2013

family affairs dress

Hi Friends hope you had a lovely week and even better weekend. Still cannot believe how fast time flies it is spring in just one week but pretty much feels like spring already. I think it is going to be a super hot summer as we barely got a winter here in Brisbane.

Sorry for the lack of posting just really in need of a break last week. I promise to get back to all of my lovely commenters soon!

XO Ilana


Nina Proudman Makeup Style

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Wanted to try to channel my favourite fictional TV character Nina Proudman from Offspring (played by Asher Keddie). I love everything about the character she is fun, quirky and has amazing yet effortless style.

nina offspring makeupnatural makeup day nina offspringAnyway here is what I used to achieve this natural look.


  • Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream in Light  (here)
  • Nude by Nature Mineral Foundation Powder in Light (here)
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium (here)
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC15 (here)
  • Loreal Bronzer
  • Nude by Nature Virgin Blush (here)


  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Primer (here)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Girlie (here)
  • Too Faced The Return of Sexy Eye Shadow Palette shades used- Pink Diamond, Icon, Hopeless Romantic and Innocent (as a liner) (buy it here)
  • Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Taupe (for eyebrows)
  • Christian Dior Iconic Overcurl Mascara in Black


  • Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in Spring Ball (here)

I hope you enjoyed this post and this natural makeup look inspired by Nina Proudman!


Purple not Blue

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Lace purple dress by Jeans West (no longer available but similar here)

Black studded tights by Pamela Mann from eBay

Silver flats by Diana Ferrari

Flower metal headband from Collette (buy it here)


Hi Friends hope you had a lovely weekend. I had a pretty boring one which always happens when I have no money. All that shopping the previous weekend was very bad for my wallet!

Anyway just like the title of this post says this dress is actually purple. No idea why it comes up blueish in the pics. It is actually one of my favourite dresses since I went blonde. It seems to suit this hair colour really well.

I have had my pixie cut for 4 weeks tomorrow so going for a much needed trim. Amazing how fast my hair grows!

xo Ilana


Put a Bow on It

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Smock dress from ASOS

black tights from eBay

Pink converse from Myer

Grey bow headband from Target




Hi friends hope you’re having a great week!

One thing I love about having a pixie cut is how quick it is to get ready in the morning. No more straightening and styling you just brush and go. To add a girly flair just put on a bow headband and a cute dress and you are ready for the day.

XO Ilana


Makeup Tutorial: Blue, Green and Purple Eyes

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Hi Everyone. Thought I would do a fun makeup tutorial today. This was so much fun to create. Basically it is blue, green and purple with gold shimmer and blue eyeliner.

Here is what I used:

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream in Light (for Oily skin)
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium
MAC Peachy Keen Blush
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC15
Max Factor Bronzer

Too Faced Shadow Insurance (eye primer)
Light green Australis eyeshadow for base
Revlon green and blue eyeshadows (old wet/dry kind)
Too Faced Hopeless Romantic eyeshadow for crease(purple)
Too Faced New in Town eyeshadow for under eyeliner (gold shimmer)
Too Faced Perfect Eyes waterproof eyeliner in Black (upper and lower lash lines)
Stila Sparkle Waterproof eyeliner in Bora Bora (bright blue) Dior Iconic Overcurl Mascara in black

Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Taupe

YSL Sheer Candy Lipstick in No. 7

So basically you put on your eye primer, let it dry then a light green base. I then added a darker green to the outer corners or the eye (both sides) and a blue in the middle of the eyelid. Next I created a cut crease using my Too Faced Hopless Romantic eyeshadow and blended this out using an angled fluffy brush. I then added eyeliner to the top lashes and to the bottom lashes and waterline. Next I added a some gold shimmer eyeshadow under the black eyeliner.

I then added my Stila spakle eyeliner in Bora Bora which is an electric blue colour. I added this just above the black eyeliner on the top lashline. I then curled my eyelashes and added my mascara.

That’s all. Let me know if you try this out or any other colours you want me to do!

XO Ilana


Back in Black

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Black printed pinafore dress from Sportsgirl (old)

Black long-sleeved top from Jeans West

Black tights from eBay

Ballet flats by Diana Ferrari Supersoft




Hi Friends. I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I had such a busy one with plenty of shopping. Actually too much I ended up at the shops two days in a row and spent way too much money very naughty!

Have a great Monday people!

xo Ilana


Paisley and Navy

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Purple paisley dress from Jeans West (buy it here)

Navy cropped blazer by David Lawrence (on sale here)

Burgundy wedges by Naturalizer (old)





Hi Friends. Just a little outfit I wore to work. I am obsessed with my new navy cropped blazer it is perfect and goes with everything! I am so looking forward to wearing this with jeans and cute dresses throughout spring. Definitely a staple wardrobe piece and the quality is amazing!

Have a great weekend! XO Ilana


What I Want: Makeup Edition


NARS Ltd Edition Eyeshadow Palette in New Wave

Ok so I haven’t done a “What I Want” post for a while now but of course there are always things a girl wants right?

My current obsession? Not shoes, not cute dresses, not expensive leather bags, but the wonderful world of makeup.

Having recently discovered a love/passion/obsession with Dior Addict Lipstick (I now have 3!) I have now moved onto other things like pretty eyeshadows, primers and blushes. The world of makeup and the wonder Mecca Cosmetica have become my best friends!

Heatwave Eyeshadow Palette         1-toofaced-shadowinsurance

Smashbox Ltd Ed Eyeshadow Palette in Heat Wave                Too Faced Shadow Insurance

I am obsessed with Too Faced cosmetics. I recently bought the Bringing Sexy Back Eyeshadow Palette and haven’t looked back. The eyeshadows are amazing quality, the liner that comes with the set is great and the best part is the eyeshadow primer above. I seriously cannot live without this now!


Last but not least I am eyeing off the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer due to the great reviews (recently bought a Loreal Primer which sucks!) and a new Kabuki brush as my Nude by Nature Kabuki brush was ruined after I cleaned it. I found a Dior one on the weekend at David Jones which I am thinking about getting.

So what are your faves?


Blonde and Blonder

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Floral dress by Jeans West

black tights- eBay

black ballet flats by Diana Ferrari Supersoft

diamanté headband from Diva




Hi Friends. Sorry for the lack of regular posting I am just behind on schedule and incredibly busy. It is so hard working full-time, studying part-time and blogging too! I honestly don’t know how so many people do it but then time management has never been my best skill.

So I am now blonder yay. It is exciting because it was one my Bucket List to have a blonde pixie cut so something else I can cross off!

I hope you are all well and will get back to your comments soon. Also don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin if you don’t already to stay subscribed to my blog.


Weekend Casual Style

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Skinny tube jeans from Jeans West

Diamonte headband from Diva

Black flats by Diana Ferrari Supersoft

Striped singlet from Target

Black lace top from Valleygirl (old)




Hi Friends. Still catching up on outfit posts this was actually taken 2 weeks ago today hence the longer hair!

I just love layering and going casual on the weekends. Nothing better than throwing on some jeans, flats and some simple tops with accessories.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

XO Ilana