Posts Tagged ‘glassons’

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Finally, I’m back!  It’s been a busy few weeks – the ball that I was organising (next post!), finishing school for the term and a host of many other things!  My brother and I as well as two other friends have been working on a short film which we are doing for a competition.  We just finished it so I will have the link in my next post!

This outfit is extremely girly but very me.  Pastels and lace really are just the best and the pop of turquoise adds interest also.  I want you to take special notice of the necklace though.  I spotted this bunting statement piece a while back and finally bought it when it went on special.  I’m not really one for bold jewellery (though it is working it’s magic on me) but this one struck me as vintage and very cute.  So, here it is.

Just a simple outfit for the go, this combination was perfect for the autumn day that we shot this, however winter is now upon us and I’m wearing much warmer clothes than these pieces.  Oh, and the skirt!  I made it – a rectangle piece of cloth sewn together quickly with an elastic waistband.  Simple!  Give it a go 🙂

One last thing before you continue on to the pictures.  Have a look at this shop – http://www.forevernew.com.au/  Isn’t it gorgeous!  I went in with my friends the other day.  The walls are lined and racks filled with pastels, lace, beaded items, sparkles and everything vintage and stylish that you could imagine.  :-O  I like it, a lot.

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That last picture is of me and one of my best friends, Ambley.  I’ve featured her on here before actually, and I might also be the one responsible for her gradual tendency towards blouses. 😉

My next post will be about that ball I’ve been mentioning.  Look forward to some lovely photos of glitz and glam.

~Esther

Photographer – Rhesa

Model and Stylist – Esther

What I wore:

  • Lace top – Glassons, $19 SALE
  • Teal cardigan – Gifted
  • Pastel Skirt – Handmade
  • Bunting necklace – Diva, $7
  • Shoes – Ezibuy, $20
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These are the first lot of photos from Lydia’s fashion photo shoot!  I’m very excited about these outfits because they are just a little bit different and classy.  I also have to say that the photography really is just too cool.  We took advantage of the backlit effect and used a reflector.  Yep, that was my job this time… holding the shiny thing.

Anyway, believe it or not, I (for once) had a stroke of genius in the creation of this outfit.  You heard right.  I put this outfit together!  At the moment, a group of us are having ballroom dancing lessons, and my goal has been to wear something different every week.  It’s been ten weeks…. and let’s just say that it’s starting to get a little difficult.  Recently, I’ve been given two new dresses (one of which will feature on here soon), so it’s been nice to wear a couple of new pieces.  I think I wore this dress on week 5 or 6?  We were given this strapless, fitted dress from a friend.  I’ve worn it a couple of times with a bolero, but I really wanted to try something different.  Thus the lace crop top.  I love it!  Lace, mint and vintage small print – who couldn’t like it, right?

This outfit is quite matchy matchy, but Lydia spiced it up with the addition of some arm candy and a cute necklace.  And doesn’t she look pretty stunning?  Enjoy the photos and I hope that this has again inspired you to mix and match your clothing.  You might be nicely surprised at the result, as I was.

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Like my 4 inch wedges?!  They’re my only pair of really high shoes, but I’ve been wearing them a lot.  Ok, it does make me about 6 foot, but hey, life’s too short to be ashamed of your height.  And when you live in a family of tall people it’s really not that bad.  😉

I’m just a little bit happy ’cause it’s the end of term!!!  Evenings will finally mean something other than school work, so I can get back to posting on my blog.  Here’s to the next couple of weeks!  Enjoy 🙂

Esther

Photography – Rhesa

Model – Lydia

Stylist – Esther & Lydia

Hair curling – Me!

What she wore:

  • Mint/aqua dress – Gifted!
  • Lace crop top – Glassons, $20-30
  • White wedges – Number One Shoe Warehouse, $35 SALE

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The second of my favourite shops to shop is Glassons.  As one of the more popular clothing stores, Glassons is always up with the fashion trends and has frequent discounts.  The quality of their clothes is not as high as Ezibuy, but definitely satisfying.  They should last you for several years, depending on how well you keep your clothes.   I particularly like their selection of cardigans and blouses.  One of my favourite tie-up blouses has come from there.  In love!  They sport bright colours and their prices aren’t that unreasonable for the clothes that they sell.  The only two problems that I have with Glassons are these.  Firstly, every girl and her mother wears their clothes, so I wouldn’t advise buying a whole outfit from that shop.  Instead, just a few pieces that you can mix and match with other items of clothing from places like JeansWest or Jay Jays (two other shops that I quite like).  The second problem that I have with them is in regards to their dresses.  They always seem to be at an awkward in between length where you kinda have to wear leggings to keep them modest but know that they really weren’t made to wear with leggings (also applies to some of their skirts).  Just a tad too short for me I’m afraid, which is a real pity as I do like some of the dresses that they sell.  Apart from that, I do really like the clothes that they offer and would reccomend them to anybody.

I have never bought online from Glassons, as we have a store just fifteen minutes away from us.  They have shops in just about, if not all, the malls across the country and are generally very well stocked in sizes and colours.

Below are just a few of their clothes that I wouldn’t mind acquiring 🙂

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floral dress

(Still not quite sure of the short at the front long at the back thing… what do you think?)

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I’m still keeping my eyes out for a soft denim blouse and a nice white one.  Anyway, go check out Glasson’s website.  I reccomend their clothes and love how they add a pop of bright colour to any outfit. 🙂

I hope you’ve been enjoying these reviews on my favourite clothing stores and as always I’d love to hear your comments 🙂

Bless you over these Christmas and summer holidays!

Esther

P.S.  Another fashion photo shoot coming your way very soon!

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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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Alrighty, so what’s with the title you may (or may not) ask. Ok, I owe you an explanation, so here goes:

I always find it very hard to come up with names for my posts, unlike a lot of other fashion bloggers out there. When I come up to the part where I have to write the title, I procrastinate and to be honest, go and ask Lydia what she thinks, though, nine times out of ten I just name it anyway. However, today was different, I started off with the usual, “Oh golly, what do I title this post?!” and then, “Um, Lydia, what do you think I should call it?” Then, brain-wave, I think of something just as Lydia says, “I think you should call it Off to Work.” (This will become clear in a min). I say, “Hmmm, a bit boring don’tcha think?” Well, Lydia doesn’t think so, but I know you are all dying to hear what my brain-wave was right?! It is, obviously, Lacey Days! It’s lame I know, and deserving of a groan, but I was sort of proud of my title, however, to appease both of us, I put Off to Work/Lacey Days up there. It’s only now, as I look at it, that I really begin to see that it’s rather oxymoronic, you know, going off to work, then the play off using lazy days. There you go! You now understand why, and have wasted over a minute of your precious time as well as reading my rather pointless explanation.

This post features a lovely fully lace crop-top. You may have noticed, that at the moment, full lace dresses and tops are in fashion. Glassons features many lace pieces from lace crop-tops to long, lace singlets. These can be see through with only the lace layer or backed with a lining and featuring a collar in matching material. All are lovely and rather my style, so I’m thrilled what this season has to bring us. Ezibuy also features a large range of lace outfits and pieces. Their latest magazine entitled, The Allure of Lace, has something to say about this latest style. “With a romantic heritage and a thoroughly modern makeover, these stunning lace separates are sure-fire style winners.” The cover page features a beautiful, bergundy, three-quarter sleeved lace dress and some of the first pages are filled with models wearing romantic lace tops and dresses.

Although this outfit is noticed because of the lace top, it is placed overtop of a simple black, singlet-style dress which we have mentioned before in a few of our posts. A black dress is definitely a versatile piece to own.

Lydia wears this to work often and finds it comfortable and stylish and has received many comments on the lace crop-top.

Go into Glassons and have a look to see what I’m talking about, and do yourself a favour and buy something! 🙂
Esther

What I wore:

Black singlet dress – Cotton On, $10 SALE (You cant’ get better than that right?”
White lace crop-top – Glassons, $25 SALE
Silver heart necklace – David Tasker Designer Jewellery, $39 (You can easily substitute this for something a lot cheaper, but this necklace is used by Lydia for multiple outfits.)

Photographer – Rhesa
Makeup and Stylist – Lydia
Model – Esther
Photo editing – Lydia & Esther

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We are back from our lovely two week holiday by the sea and it was such fun.

This next post is worn often by Lydia and in my opinion looks very vintage. If you have read this blog long enough, you will have realised that I love the vintage style and look, (I must say that almost every post!)

The 50’s style dress combined with the lovely knit cardigan and matching heels stands out as a very stylish outfit. The simple pale pink combined with the darker blue creates a pleasing contrast. The long cameo necklace also adds another touch of vintage to this outfit.

These high necked 50’s dresses are very ‘in’ this season and are sold in many different colours and fabrics.

There is really no more to be said on the outfit as the pictures say it all. Enjoy!

Have a great week and check back here soon for another outfit in the Welcome Summer fashion photo shoot. It is a late summer I admit, so “Welcome late summer!”

Esther

What I wore:

Pale pink 50’s dress – Glassons $30
Denim blue cardigan – gifted!
Denim blue heels – Warehouse $14.99 (Now, is that a good deal?!)
Cameo necklace – Trademe $11.99

Model – Esther
Photographer – Rhesa
Makeup and stylist – Lydia
Photo editing – Esther & Lydia

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