The difference between white a saffron dress (from Modcloth buy it here)
Black tights- eBay
Orange floral wedges by Django and Juliette (same here)
Hi Friends! It feels like forever since I have posted an outfit post but here you go. This dress is definitely one of my favourites from Modcloth goes with so much and I always get compliments when I wear it (which is always nice!)
Anyway this will be my first and last outfit post for another week. Next week I start uni prac (radio journalism) so will be out of action for next week. However I have lined up a host of wonderful guest bloggers that I do hope you will enjoy!
Once I am back I will also give you guys an update on the refurbish/redecorating that has been keeping me too busy for my blog. I am really excited to share this with you all!
Talk soon XO Ilana
Now that summer is pretty much well and truly here (at least where I live!) I am in the process of organising my summer wardrobe sorted. Brisbane is really hot and humid during summer which calls for open-toed shoes and of course sandals!
I recently came across Brantano which stocks an amazingly diverse range of shoes for everyone in the family. Great for those Christmas gifts when you are unsure what to get your brother or father!
Here are some of my favourite summer shoe essentials:
Hope you liked this post! Which shoes do you like best?
With the recent release of the film ‘The Great Gatsby’, wedding stylists across the nation have been gathering ideas for channelling your inner flapper for the big day. When it comes to a dress, this inspiration opens the door to so many unique and vintage looks that will bring the Fashionista in any bride to be.
Look for dresses in various neutral shades (white, off-white, grey, and natural), with a lowered hem lined, vintage lace details or sparkling sequins. Once the dress is settled on, now you have the fun of selecting the perfect ring or bridal set. Paired with a long pearl necklace and the right hair accessories, you are halfway there to completing a Gatsby themed bridal look.
When it comes to diamond engagement rings, there are so many styles out there. For Gatsby inspired jewelry fashion, look for a ring that mimics the quirky components of the dress you chose. If the dress has a fabulous lace overlay, look for a ring that has a lacey feature. The use of millgrain or beaded edging can give a piece of jewelry a lacey look. One other idea for rings pulled from 20’s style, is to incorporate gemstones with diamonds. The overall effect will be alluring.
Vintage diamond engagement rings are some of the most sought after styles. The sophistication of the designs has improved through the decades, which ensures you get a highly crafted design with superb quality standards.
Silk top worn as under shirt from Sportsgirl (bought on eBay)
Green floral dress by Quirky Circus (Spring 2013 Collection)
Brown tights from eBay
Nude patent shoes by I Love Billy
Dear Blog, I am so sorry for being so slack with updating as of late but I suppose sometimes life does get in the way. Strangely enough I have just started working part-time again (still 32 hours though) and I seem to have even less time!
At the moment I am in the middle of making over my living room. I have had the same furniture and decor for almost 4 years now so need a change!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Hi Friends. So after much debate I decided to add to my growing brood of fur babies. Pictured here is my new guinea pig named Asher (after one of my favourite actresses Asher Keddie). Asher is about 7 weeks old and she is a red-eyed white guinea pig. She is really bossy and talks a lot but is still very scared.
She is just too cute!! I have also just bought another little girl guinea pig who I have named Matilda (Tilly) but she is only 4 weeks old and a little too scared for photo time just yet.
More to come in the next few weeks!
Best of luck!
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Blue cat print dress- thrifted
Flower headband from Collette
Earrings handmade by me
Hi Friends hope you are having a fab week. This has been a much better week for me. I really just think now that I am the sort of person who is not built for traditional study as I just put too much pressure on myself and get way too stressed. Do you ever feel like that? I know a lot of you are also studying so what do you do to de-stress and stay on track?
Also these are my new wedges! You might see them featured a lot over Spring. I love them!
Hi Friends. I am back on board this week hopefully. After a terrible week last week of stress and migraines due to my study I am hoping this will be a much better week!
Anyway here is my latest Nina Proudman inspired outfit. However as it is getting too warm now I will be retiring my boots till June 2014. Sigh, I love my boots so much!
You will need: Something to tie-dye - for beginners, I’d recommend something 100% cotton, you’ll get the best dye – a plastic table cloth, a bucket, fabric dye, salt, rubber bands, rubber gloves, washing line or drying rack, squirt bottles and sealable plastic bags (optional).
Not only have tie-dye pieces come right back around again in terms of fashion, but it’s super-easy, and extremely addictive to make them at home. Tie-dyeing something as pathetic as a pair of tired, mismatched socks can give them a whole new lease of life.
Love the tie-dye look? Then take things one step further and give your home a 1960s vibe with a piece of statement hippy homeware – the room will never look dull again!
Step 1. Choose your items
What you tie-dye is totally up to you – give an old white t a brand new look or pick up a set of these pastel-coloured Christy towels for the bathroom and make them over with a tie-dye twist. You could even go all out and tie-dye some fabric before you attempt the DIY cushion covers we featured back in November.
Then lay a plastic table cloth over your work space – tie-dying can sometimes get messy. Make sure you have all your supplies ready on the table too.
Step 2. Create your design and secure rubber bands.
You need to decide what pattern you’d like to end up with before you start. Some of the easiest include chic stripes, a central spiral, or small rosettes. Then secure your rubber bands accordingly – this guide shows you where you need to place the bands for each design.
Alternatively you can just knot and tie your item randomly, this turns out surprisingly well!
Step 3. Soak in soda ash and prepare your dye baths
Lots of dyes come with soda ash, which helps the dye and the water to bond. If yours is one of these, then soak your tie-dye item in the soda ash solution for around 20 minutes. Then dissolve one cup of salt in hot water in your bucket, and add the dye.
Want a pastel shade? Add slightly less die than the manufacturer recommends.
Step 4. Dye away
Soaking your fabric item in the bucket of dye for a few hours (up to eight) will give you a gorgeous two-tone effect.
For something more multi-coloured, use squirt bottles (a recycled tomato ketchup or shampoo bottle, for example) to dye different sections, and then leave the items in sealed plastic bags over night.
Step 4. Rinse
This one’s pretty self-explanatory; once the dye has set, rinse your shirt in a sink. Alternatively, to avoid mess and keep all operations outside, pick up one of these retro-looking watering cans online from Bents. They’re perfect for rinsing out a tie-dye t or two and double up as quirky vases.
Step 5. Reveal and dry off
It’s time for the big reveal. Release your rubber bands and check out your masterpiece, guaranteed to have turned out better than you expected! Then hang or lay to dry on your cooling rack or washing line and you’re all but finished!