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Hi there everyone!
This is the last outfit that we have stored up to write about.  But never fear, ’cause I am here, as is my awesome photographer Rhesa.  We will be getting together next week for a fashion photo shoot!  Oh yes, and she has a new camera, so you’re in for a real treat, as I have no doubt that our pics are going to get even better.

When I first put this outfit on and saw the photo, I LOVED it!  Absolutely!  As you all know, I love those gathered skirts tucked in and brought together with a belt.  And long strands of pearls and pretty pumps? Yep, just my style.

I often wish that we dressed like this these days.  Mmmm, I would love to go back to the 50’s for the single purpose of being able to buy all these beautiful clothes and wear them any and everyday.

Ok, so that’s not gonna happen, but I will never turn down an opportunity to wear it in this era, even if it’s not particularly “in” at the moment.  Join me!  You never know, we might just start to change fashion.  After all, it all comes back eventually doesn’t it?  I’ll just keep hoping.

Haha, ah well, let’s just enjoy the photos shall we?

Please forgive me for the lack of photos.  Somehow, the rest were deleted…  Thus the fancy drop shadow and polaroid effect.  For most of the last few outfits, it was raining outside, and so Rhesa and I had to become creative with our inside locations.

Anyway, have a lovely week!  It’s holidays over here in NZ, so I’ll be having a bit of free time… might do a few more posts in that time.  Stay tuned…

Esther

Stylist – Lydia

Model – Esther
What I wore:

  • Gathered skirt – JacquiE, Thrifted
  • Cream long-sleeve – Principals, $49
  • Black belt – Pagani, $19.99
  • Nude pumps – Rubi Shoes, $30
  • String of pearls – Gifted
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This outfit, in my mind, is amazing!!! Just cause it combines three of my favourite things – lace, floral patterns, and pastel colours!  Very feminine, and lovely.  Bad news though… everything, and I mean, abosolutely every item of clothing in this outfit, is Lydia’s… 😦  So, she now has an aboslutely awesome outfit, while I have to be content to look at it.  No, I’m not jealous at all… jokes, I was happy to at least wear it for this photo shoot.

In this outfit, we’ve layered two dresses on top of one another.  Both are sleeve-less, so that’s why I’m wearing a long-sleeve underneath, which happens to be a very similar colour to the bottom dress.  By layering two dresses, we’ve added a bit of length so that I don’t have to wear leggings with this oufit.  I also love the look it creates.  And that scarf… well, my goodness, it’s so beautiful!  Lydia has been wearing this over a cream top with a lovely light pink/apricot coloured cardigan with jeans.  It looks very nice.  I also think that long necklaces go very nicely with dresses, especially ones with minimal detail on the front.

These nude pumps are also very useful.  I reccomend getting a pair, because they go with almost everything, and it’s very useful to have a pair of these kinds of versatile shoes.

Alright, enjoy looking at the following photos of this dreamy outfit!

I apologize for being away for a long while, we’ve been super busy with so much, but now that the hols are coming up, I should have some more time to blog and take some more photos.  Our purple flowers are out again, so I anticipate some lovely photos – look here to see what I’m talking about.

Have a lovely rest oof your week!  I’ll be back soon 🙂

Esther

Photographer & Editor – Rhesa

Stylist – Lydia

Model & Blogger – Esther

What I wore:

  • Light pink dress – Glasson, $30 (see this dress here)
  • Lace dress – Glassons, $20 SALE
  • Peach/pink long-sleeve – Dotti, $20?
  • Floral Scarf – David Tasker Designer Jewellery, $19
  • Heart necklace – David Tasker Designer Jewellery
  • Nude pumps – Rubi Shoes, $30 (which in my mind is a pretty good price!)

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This and another post will be on the topic of transforming your summer dresses so that they are appropriate to wear for the winter.  I know that we’re coming into spring, but to be honest, in New Zealand at least, our springs aren’t much better than winter.  Americans out there, you’ll be coming up to fall soon, so you’ll want to note these tips as well.

The basics: You can layer long-sleeve shirts underneath the dress.  This works very well with sleeveless dresses, like the one in this outfit.  Use a colour that complements, but doesn’t stand out too much.  The feature of the gathered sleeves on mine adds a little variety to the outfit.  Thick tights or leggings also adds the extra warmth that you legs need in the winter.  Blazers or coats are a must in the transformation of your outfit.  They add warmth, and a formal feel also.

The accessories: Scarves are an accessory that are essential for me.  I love them, they add colour, variety and warmth for the winter months.  Add a pretty pair of pumps and you’ll be away.  Oh yes, and funky cardigans can be fun too, but may not be everyone’s cup of tea. 😉

If you’re trying to save a bit of cash like me, you’ll find that these tips are very useful.  You won’t need as many dresses for all the different seasons.  Just put a bit of this into action and your dresses will be set up for the whole year long.

Enjoy!

I haven’t actually worn this dress very much, but when Lydia and I put this outfit together, it held a new interest for me, and to be honest, I liked the look of this summer dress far better after it was transformed into winter wear.

Hope this inspires and helps you!  Of course, this may not work for all dresses, but have a go, you’ll be surprised 🙂

Esther

P.S.  I have a new hair cut… stay tuned… for the next photo shoot!

What I wore:

  • Retro dress – Shanton, $30
  • Black long-sleeve – Glassons, $20 SALE
  • Tights – Kmart, part of a pack (cheapo)
  • Dotty cardigan – Pagani, $20 SALE

Photographer & Editor – Rhesa

Stylist – Lydia

Model & Writer – Esther

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I know right!  This is such a different outfit.   What with the bright tights and cow-boy boots, I’m sporting a rather ‘country gal’ look.  This would be perfect for Autumn, but also can be pulled off in the winter.  With the addition of a few wooden and bright bead bracelets, this outfit is certainly fun and hippy.   Is that the kind of look you want to wear?  I don’t know, but I do know that it looks super cute.

This lovely knit cardigan from Glassons has a heart pattern all throughout, which I think looks lovely, and the tights bring out the p0ps of colour in the skirt.  A couple of these items of clothing have been tucked away in our wardrobe for quite a while now, but we pulled them out and put together an outfit using them.  It’s possible girls, it just requires a bit of imagination and creativity, which we hope to provide on this blog.  I had a friend say recently, that this blog has helped her put together some outfits, which is awesome!  Just the feedback we want to hear.  Hope we’re helping you.  Go bold, go bright, and replace those winter drabs with a bit of colour!

Enjoy, (I’m learning how to play the guitar at the moment!  Good times… after you get over the pain in your fingertips)

I hope you all have a good week and a fun time watching the Olympics.  I sure am.  Go New Zealand!!!  Sorry, just had to throw a bit of Kiwi patriotism in there 😉

Blessings,

Esther

Photographer and Editor – Rhesa

Stylist – Lydia

Model and Writer – Esther

What I wore:

  • Skirt – Urban Angel, $50
  • Heart Cardigan – Glassons, $20 SALE
  • Red Tights – Farmers, $12.99
  • Black Boots – Hannahs, $100

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Hey there folks!

Alrighty ho, so this is the last outfit, OH NO!  But not to worry people, on Sunday, Rhesa is going to photograph another six outfits, and personally, I reckon that these outfits are some of my favourite so far.  I’m just terribly disappointed, because two of my favourite outfits consist of Lydia’s clothes.  She has awesome clothes.

Ok, so you folks may be very happy that this time, Lydia (the mysterious stylist behind these posts) is back to styling for us.  She once did make an appearance here in summer.

Alrighty, back to this outfit.  That vintage camera sure does make me feel like a business gal going off to do some photography for the afternoon.  When I picture a business outfit, sometimes the rather boring combination of black and white comes to mind.  But it doesn’t have to be like that!  It would be awesome if the image of a trendy chick wearing a plain blouse tucked into a simple smart skirt covered with a very business-like yet fashionable blazer came to mind instead.  You don’t have to wear black and white to give off the proffessional business look, in fact colour, even if neutral, looks a whole lot better!  Unfortunately, where I live, everyone wears black in winter, no wonder winter can be so depressing.  Wear a bit of colour and brighten up your cold winters afternoon!

The use of some vintage accessories adds a more old-fashioned feel to this otherwise modern outfit.

Enjoy these photos, and the use of that awesome vintage camera.

Oh, and did you notice my retro striped nail polish!  Just havin’ a bit o’ fun. 😉

Enjoy your weekend!

Esther

P.S.  Awesome upcoming alert people!  We’ll be bringing you a couple of male fashion posts.  That’s right, my brother Matthew (who I have mentioned a few times) will be modeling some trendy and up-to-date fashion for guys.  The aim, to give you some ideas in order to encourage your brothers and/0r boyfriends or even husbands to dress up a bit more and look classy.  You’ll thank me, trust me 🙂

Photography – Rhesa

Stylist(s) – Rhesa & Esther

Model – Esther

What I wore:

  • Beige striped skirt – Glassons, $40-50
  • White blouse – Shanton, $25
  • Smart blazer – Trademe, $15

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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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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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