Archive for June, 2012

Hi readers! Here is the next outfit from our mini photoshoot. If you’re anything like me, and you love vintage and feminine style, then I think you’ll like this outfit. I LOVE wearing dresses, as it makes me feel so feminine, and my brothers love it when I wear them too 🙂 However, it’s so difficult to find a warm dress in winter! Tunics work to a certain degree, but what I’m talking about, is a dress that you can wear with tights, where the hem isn’t closer to your waistline than to your knees, something that I can feel comfortable wearing without dying of cold. It was a long and hard search (when I actually did search for one) but my Mum and I finally did find one which looked lovely on! Here it is, here is my Little Black Dress.

The reason for wanting one of these? Here is a list:

  • They are so versatile, you can style them with shoes in autumn, boots and tights in winter, and sandals in the spring.
  • You can do so much with it! Put a blouse underneath, or a long-sleeve with a coat, chuck a scarf around your neck, or a statement piece of jewellery, wear a cardigan when it’s warm, or a coat when it’s not. The range of ideas is endless!
  • If you suit black, then an LBD is the way to go, because black practically goes with any colour.
  • Buy a warm dress, and you won’t have to suffer for fashion.

Ok, so those are a few reasons to buy one, my decision was based on those actually and also inspired by this blogger, who wore an LBD and styled it differently for 100 days to raise money for orphans in India I believe. By the end of last year, she reached her goal of raising $50,000. I really enjoyed watching how she styled the dress differently and perhaps that is when I realised how useful an LBD would be. (The link I have provided is a video that compiled all the 100 outfits together).

In this outfit, I wanted to bring across a rather vintage feel. I did this by employing the use of a long cream coat. I aboslutely love coats, especially the ones that reach to your knees! The image that I wanted to give was of a girl living way back, waiting for the train to arrive, holding her suitcase, all dressed up warmly to protect against the warm cold winters day. (Ha, here’s me wishin’ it was warm :-P)

Enjoy the photos and the use of another vintage prop. Rhesa and I also used a beautiful rose in these photos.

It was raining!  This helped… sorta.

Also, I have to give credit to Rhesa for helping me style this outfit, and yet again being our amazing photographer!

Enjoy what’s left of your weekend and for all you Kiwis out there, enjoy the hols!

Esther

P.S. If any of you are on Lookbook, go and check me out by clicking on the button on the side of my blog. I would love to have a look at your outfits too!

What I wore:

  • LBD – Ezibuy, $50 SALE
  • Cream long – sleeve – Principals, gifted
  • Cream coat – Trademe, gifted
  • Black shoes – Hannahs, $20 SALE

Photographer – Rhesa

Stylist – Esther & Rhesa

Model – Esther

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Hi there, I hope you all enjoyed those style tips from Ruby Girl in the last post. I’d encourage you to go and check out her blog to see more of her outfits and style.

Recently, my photographer, Rhesa, and I got together and thought it was about time for another fashion photo shoot.  So, we both put together a few outfits which I’ll be showing and writing about over the next week or so.  Lydia, our makeup artist and stylist wasn’t available, so Rhesa and I put these together.  See what you think, they’ll both sport inspirations from both Rhesa’s and my taste in style.  We are also using a few pieces of Lydia’s clothing as well.

Lydia has had this dress for a little while and as of yet, hasn’t worn it.  I thought it would be great to have a go in styling it.  Since the dress is strapless, Rhesa came up with the idea of wearing a blouse over the top and employing the very popular tie-up style that so many girls are wearing these days.  You’ll see what I mean in a minute.  This is the first time I have ever done it, but I was happy with the result.

By using basically only two pieces of clothing, we created a very cute outfit.  Although I am generally not an advocate of mixing prints, I think that this works well, as both the prints are small, one being light coloured, the other darker.  It is a rather simple outfit, but by mixing these prints I don’t believe it needs much more, just add some cute shoes and some jewellery and you’re set to go.

These next three posts will all employ the use of vintage props, so you’ll see something a little different.  Hope you enjoy!

It was such fun posing with that old telephone!  Oh, and just a note, the watercolour picture that you see in the background of two of the photos was painted by my amazingly talented brother… it seems as though I have a few of those 😉  He is a great artist, and that is just one of several hanging up in our house.

Have a nice weekend everybody, and stay tuned for more outfits and a hair tutorial.  I’m very inspired with styling hair atm, probably because of some tutorials I saw on Youtube.  I even tried to do a small french braid in my hair today!  It turned out…. um…  ok :-/

Esther

P.S.  Those shoes feature in all the outfits, just cause they’re awesome and go with just about everything!  I love ’em.

What I wore:

  • Aqua print dress – given to my sister
  • Floral blouse – Cotton On, $10 on SALE
  • Black shoes – Hannahs, $20 – 25 on SALE
  • Earrings – gifted
  • Necklace – David Tasker Designer Jewellery

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Hello friends! I’m Lindsey, comin at ya from Ruby Girl, where I post a few outfits a week and share style tips and tricks, insights on faith, and some lighthearted banter on the in’s & out’s of life. My style aesthetic is ladylike glam, a happy hybrid of feminine romance and urban edge. Goodness there are so many things I love about style blogging, but one of my absolute favorites is getting to know so many amazing women, beautiful inside & out, who I would never have met before! Esther was so kind to reach out and invite me to share a few thoughts on style with you. Thought I’d share with you how I keep things modern but modest over at Ruby Girl, by taking you on a little tour of my wardrobe. Here are some of my summer staples, from head to toe!

I’ve been crazy about headbands since I was like 8, it’s one of those timeless accessories. This fun printed hair wrap is super easy to throw on and makes for a beachy casual look.
I’m all about color blocking, and especially when it comes to pastels. We are talkin over-the-TOP dreamy and feminine! This blush blazer pairs well with so many hues!
I cannot get over how darn comfortable long dresses are, just crazy flowy and light! I’m definitely a proponent of every girl finding her perfect maxi, this one has a fun tribal print that adds a bit of flare.
Summer would not be the same without a Go-To Skirt, you know, that one you can throw on a white tee and gladiators with and you feel like a million bucks? I love the scalloped finish on this one!
You gotta throw a little pow, a little 1-2 punch in there somewhere, nothing like neon heels to add that pizzazz!

So glad to have “met” you! I’d love to connect more, here are a few ways to keep up with Ruby Girl:Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Note from Esther:  Thanks so much Lindsey for doing a superb job on your guest post here at Creative Touch.  I really appreciate it.  Just a note, it’s summer over there in America, so for all my NZ readers, keep this post in mind for our summer to come!

Esther

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I’m really excited to announce that the next post on this blog will be one from Lindsey over at Ruby Girl!

I enjoy looking at her blog often and seeing what unique and cute outfits she comes up with.  As a Christian, she believes in modest fashion too, and that’s what I’ve asked her to talk about in her post.  I’m really looking forward to it and I hope you are too.  I thought a guest post would be interesting for you readers to look at.  You might possibly learn something new from her style and I think it’s a good opportunity to have a look at someone else’s view on fashion.

You may have noticed my Fashion & Faith button on the side.  If you ever clicked on it, it would have taken you to a page on Ruby Girl’s blog which has a whole list of ladies’ blogs who are also Christians and post about fashion.  She has a whole network of people joined up to this.  So, if you ever feel the need to go have a look at a few different blogs, then click on my Fashion & Faith button, and you’ll have a whole lot to choose from.

These photos are just a few that Matt (my twin brother) took of me in Autumn before the weather turned cold.  Yes sir, it’s cold here.  We don’t get snow, but frost and it got to 1 degree last night!

I love seeing the beautiful scenery reflected in the window!

Aaaand, I know that the foreground is in focus for two of these, but just keep in mind that this shoot was more technique than fashion.  You know the, “Wow, I bet having the less interesting foreground in focus would look much cooler than having the subject in focus…” kind of thing. 🙂  Just joking people, it was purposeful!

Blessings,

Esther

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Happy Queen’s Birthday Weekend!  I hope you’re all enjoying the extra day off.  I sure am, which is why I’m here posting on this blog.  Actually, I’m posting more because it’s a holiday not cause I’m enjoying my day off… not that I’m not enjoying it, but… well, nevermind.

The inspiration for my alliteration came from a writing course that I’m doing at the moment.  At least, I’ll blame it on that.  If I don’t blame it on my writing course, I’d be blaming it on my ‘title conundrum’ but you really don’t want to get me started on that again, do you?

A few weekends back, a good childhood friend of our familys’ got married to another friend of ours’.  It was a really lovely wedding, and while we were there, Rhesa, my good friend, snapped some pictures of me in the outfit I was wearing.  The outfit consists of a lovely simple teal dress with a nice short, black cardigan.  I really like the embroidery sewn onto it.  It was a really simple outfit, but I thought that best for a wedding – simple but elegant.

Enjoy the lovely photos that Rhesa took and edited!

That last photo is the perfect example of how to smile too much!  🙂 I must’ve found something funny!

Oh, and what did you all think of our hair tutorial last week?  Anything else you’d like to see?

Enjoy your week!

Esther

Photographer & Editor – Rhesa

Model – Esther

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