Outfit Of The Day : Lace & Mesh

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Due to the lovely comments from my last OOTD post wearing my ASOS dress (you know who you are!), I’m back with another outfit of the day post wearing another dress (I bought 3!) from ASOS. ¬†This is the ASOS lace and mesh dress $34.01.

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Obviously, the dress looks ten times hotter on the ASOS model. ¬†I really liked the straps which dropped to the side of my shoulder. ¬†I paired it with nude patent heels from Rubi Shoes which I bought last week for $15 and a red lipstick from Australis. ¬†Looking at the photos, I have realised that I need to wear more accessories…

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Anyway, the back of the dress reveals a large cutout section. ¬†Tr√®s risqu√© for moi as I am usually a conservative (read : frumpy) dresser, IMO. ¬†The Husband says it is uber-sexy. ¬†Unfortunately, it means that I cannot wear a bra with this dress…hence I have flatter-than-usual boobs…and I definitely have to wear nipple plasters; just in case it gets cold outside ūüėõ

I posed for these photos inside the house because even though there was sun outside, it was bloody freezing! ¬†Turns out the best light is in one of our bathrooms so that’s why I am posing with bathroom tiles and a towel rack in the last photo – LOL. ¬†Kudos to fashion bloggers who pose regularly outside for their blogs come rain or shine. ¬†I’ll stick with beauty blogging in my PJs ūüôā

So what do you think of this dress?  Is it something you would wear?  And do you want to see the 3rd ASOS dress I bought?

Outfit Of The Day : Winter Blues

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It’s been too long since my last Outfit Of The Day post! ¬†But that’s because I can’t pose for peanuts! ¬†And getting my Husband to take a nice, flattering photo of me is almost impossible. ¬†But I am determined to show you the new additions to my wardrobe.

I went ASOS crazy a couple of weeks ago and bought 3 dresses. ¬†That is a BIG deal for me because it’s my first time buying clothes online (this ASOS swimsuit does not count!) ¬†Anyway, this ASOS Blue Knitted Dress with Scoop Neck $29.75 was my favourite and the best-fitting out of the 3 dresses.

It’s perfect for Winter and I love this bright-ish shade of blue. ¬†On the top, it¬†is quite roomy so it can hide my food baby belly, but as it leads onto a fitted skirt, it isn’t frumpy. ¬†It also comes in black and pink and I am tempted to buy them too.

As we are in the colder seasons of the year, it’s time to bring out my boots. ¬†I love my boots. ¬†I have way too many pairs of boots. ¬†Do you love boots too?

Outfit Breakdown

  • Dress : ASOS Blue Knitted Dress
  • Lace tights from Forever New (similar here)
  • Boots : Sandler knee-high boots
  • Bag : Pink envelope clutch from Hong Kong
  • Accessories : Necklace from somewhere
I’m definitely not a fashionista, but what do you think of my outfit? ¬†Do you live in boots during winter too? ¬†And should I do more OOTD posts?

My Most Expensive Topshop Purchase Which I’ve Only Worn Twice!

Topshop has finally arrived in Australian shores! ¬†Melbourne is buzzing today with the new store opening in the Jam Factory on Chapel Street. ¬†I was out in the city this morning and I was really tempted to go and check it out as Topshop is one of my favourite high street shops in UK. ¬†Since I am from Scotland, I’ve worn Topshop since I was a teenager. ¬†Anyway, I didn’t end up going to see the new Melbourne store but will pay it a visit later. ¬†Instead, I am rushed home to dig out my most expensive Topshop purchase which is a Lulu & Red skirt.

I bought this Lulu & Red skirt back in January 2005 in the Topshop on London’s Oxford Street. ¬†I remember it was a pricey item back then…possibly close to¬†¬£100…?? ¬†I loved it for its uniqueness. ¬†It is made of suit material with a pictorial at the front and has gorgeous draping at the back with a purple ribbon and it’s got an under-layer of a shiny lilac material…. ¬†OKAY OKAY! ¬†I am rubbish at describing garments!!!

I tried googling more about Lulu & Red but I couldn’t find much info…so maybe they are no longer a label…?? ¬†I don’t know…but in the words of Heidi Klum from Project Runway :

“In fashion, one day you’re in and the next day, you’re out!”

I’ve worn it twice! ¬†Yes, twice! ¬†I am totally not getting my money’s worth! ¬†I am a master of buying things I don’t use! ¬†I know it’s a skirt but it’s kinda too long for me so I wore it as a dress to my Farewell Party when I was leaving Scotland for Australia 2 years ago. ¬†I found some piccies on Facebook so have a look. ¬†I was much skinnier in those days – le sigh!

Quite a few of my friends turned up for my Farewell Party – maybe it’s a hint that they were glad to see the back of me?!! ¬†My sister also made me an awesome toothy cake because I’m a dentist.

I was planning to wear it again this year.  I packed it and took it all the way to Sydney for ABBW as my back-up dress for the Gala Night but ended up choosing something simple to wear because I had a bout of food poisoning as rushing to the toilet wearing this somewhat fiddly dress would not have been ideal!!

And here’s some full-length pictures of me…and my 3 sisters! ¬†Have I told you I have 3 sisters and 3 brothers? ¬†My parents were at it like rabbits! ¬†Hehe!!

Anyone out there who buys expensive items of clothing but has only worn it once or twice? ¬†Are you also a fan of Topshop? ¬†And have you checked out Melbourne’s Topshop – what is it like? ¬†And what do you think of my skirt/dress?

Outfit Of The Day : Maxi Factor

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Maxi dresses can swamp petite ladies like me. ¬†I picked up this black maxi dress with chain print at the front for¬†¬£1 – yes,¬†¬£1 from Primark, the last time I was back home in Scotland. ¬†It clings to all the wrong places, i.e. my belly, so I had to hide this with a loose-fitting off-the-shoulder top, which I bought for $10 from Valleygirl. ¬†Added a long chain necklace (50p from Primark) and some arm accessories and I was done. ¬†Done a “no make-up” make-up look with this outfit of the day and kept hair voluminous.

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P.S. ¬†The photos of this OOTD was taken many moons ago…and I’ve only just dug it out of the archives. ¬†Sorry. ¬†My outfits of the day have been uninspiring lately so this will have to do! ¬†Have a great weekend!!!

How To Wear A Bra Correctly

I liken wearing a bra to brushing teeth.  Being a dentist, I see many patients who think they know how to brush teeth correctly, but when I show them the proper way, they are flabbergasted.  Same goes with bra-wearing.  I thought I had been wearing a bra correctly for more than 15 years of my life, until one day whilst purchasing lingerie for my wedding, the bra fitter showed me the correct way to wear a bra and it changed the shape and the size of my boobs forever.


GASP Dresses – Are They “Cutting Edge”?

Following on from yesterday’s trending topic #GASPFAIL¬†and¬†after giving them a phone call (yes, I DID!!!) where they confirmed that it was not a hoax, I decided to browse through the GASP website and have a look at their dresses which, as they say are “cutting edge” and priced so that they are “inaccessible to the undesirable”. ¬†Let’s have a look at some of the dresses which are currently for sale in the GASP Collection and let me know in the comments what you think – are GASP dresses really “cutting edge”?

GASP Dress #1 : ¬†This is¬†GE01-RP priced at $300 AUD. ¬†It’s back by popular demand!

GASP Dress #2 :  This is EH33-BK priced at $200 AUD (originally $450 AUD!!!)

GASP Dress #3 :  This is G1059-PP priced at $190 AUD.

GASP Dress #4 : This is G200-WT priced at $100 AUD. ¬†(OK…I just realised this is not a dress!!! ¬†FAIL!!! ¬†LOL!)

GASP Dress #5 : This is GS118-WT priced at $200 AUD.

So…what do you think? ¬†Are GASP dresses “cutting edge” and priced so that they are “inaccessible to the undesirable”?

Images from GASP website and dresses can be purchased online to avoid dealing with a certain “retail superstar”!!

Personally, these dresses are not to my taste…but then again, I don’t have a “sixth sense for fashion”!!

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