Hahah, so this is what happens when you’re bored and it’s close to Halloween. Me going crazy with dodgy photoshopping! Now while these are photoshopped out the wazoo, I want to say I didn’t photoshop my lumps and bumps, it was just changing the backgrounds and colours. I still tried to make it so you could see what this dress actually looks like.
I’ve been really loving Boohoo as of late (if you couldn’t tell, and no, this isn’t sponsored, I bought it all myself). I’d been looking forward to Halloween gear hitting online stores, mainly ASOS, but I’d been disappointed. Luckily, Boohoo have released a pretty decent selection.
Boohoo do great sales, there usually is some sort of sale on and if you’re lucky, you can get 50%. When I bought this dress is was $24 and I got it for $14.40 at 40% off. Though it seems to be $12 at time of posting!
I’d say that it’s true to size, I got the 22 and it fits great. It’s super stretchy and comfortable. With the stretch, I could have probably even sized down for a more body con fit, but this feels good on me. You can’t see it too much in the images, but there is slight VBO, but not much as black is pretty flattering.
Dress – Boohoo (size 22) || Boots – Jeffrey Campbell Lita || Earrings – ??? Similar
Lipstick – Mermaid Salon Tulagi Dive || Eyebrows – Sugarpill Poison Plum
Which image do you like best? Did you enjoy the silly photoshopping?
Confession, this top was a spontaneous buy. These days, I try and think through my clothing decisions. Is it something that is different from what I already have? Can I wear it numerous ways? Is it something I would really wear? I didn’t think at all when I found this, I just saw the statement sleeves and off the shoulder design and clicked purchase.
I love the shirt but it’s very out of my comfort zone! I had so much trouble trying to style it. I don’t wear shirts much, and this, while funky, still have a bit of an ‘office’ vibe to me. I think it’s the pinstripes. It wasn’t until I sat down and told myself to just style it my way, style it how I would style any other top, that I found an outfit I liked. Realising that I just needed to be myself made it so much easier.
This shirt is something I’ve been wanting in plus size since I saw similar ones months ago. Structured and statement sleeves. The off the shoulder detail is just a bonus. I’m really looking forward to wearing more off the shoulder tops when the weather warms up.
This skirt is sooo old and still a favourite! It’s over 5 years old now I think and still going strong. It’s amazing how some items are just timeless and you wear them over and over again. This is definitely one of those items.
For makeup, I played around with my Chloe Morello for Ciate palette. I am IN LOVE with the lip slick in Pin-up! I think I’ll be picking up some more colours. The mascara may have just bumped my 2nd favourite mascara out of its spot too! The matte shadows in the palette are beautiful and buttery whilst the shimmers are a little harder to work with. I found a little bit of setting spray on my brush helped with that and they came out beautiful.
How would you style this top? I’d love your ideas!
I live a hop, skip & jump away from Chadstone so when I heard that the new section was opening with a new Mecca Maxima store I decided I was going to head in and check it out. The first 150 people in line got to meet Chloe Morello and receive her new palette from Ciate London.
I’m kinda lucky the cats had me up half the night and I was up super early. Originally I was going to head over to Chadstone around 7:30, but after checking the facebook feed and seeing so many people had lined up, I figured I’d head over early. I arrived around 6:20am and was #112 in line. Walking in I met a lovely lady named Jasmine who ended up being my line buddy and chatting helped kill the time!
It actually flew by pretty quick, despite waiting nearly 3 hours! Mecca supplied doughnuts, coffee (or in my case, hot chocolate), as well as water & goodie bags. Oh, and pretty boy eye candy! Mecca staff also came around offering up setting spray, lipstick and festival dots, which you can see I said YES to!
Once Chloe was in store the line started moving pretty fast. The DJ was killing it and they had an MC who was trying to hype up the crowd. Chloe was gorgeous in person and so sweet. I really didn’t know what to say, I am actually quite a shy person. It was all captured in photos and I just have to laugh at THIS photo. It looks like she’s going for a boob grab, when in fact she was admiring my necklace.
Whilst in store, a lady came up to me saying she noticed me in line and LOVED my outfit, that my skirt matched the Mecca Pink and that my necklace was amazing. I knew she was *somebody* but not who, and it wasn’t until a few hours later I realised who she was. THE FOUNDER OF MECCA! *DEAD*
Mecca Maxima also had a gifting tree to celebrate the store opening. If you spent over $65 in store you could then go and pick an envelope off the tree and have the chance of winning big. I picked up the Too Faced x Nikki Tutorials palette and headed to the gifting tree and scored a Smashbox makeup bag and primer!
All in all, I had a wonderful day!!
What is your MUST HAVE beauty item?