Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Little Bit Of Fashion, A Whole Lot Of Awkward


Okay, this is an awkward one. 

I always LOVE it when my favourite bloggers do outfit posts. Reading about fashion and style is something I've always loved and seeing it here online in the blogging community makes it real and tangible. I've mentioned before that my wardrobe consists of cheap threads from glassons and that i'm no longer as slim as I once was. But that's okay, I'm real. So, at the risk of sounding self important I thought I'd give it a shot. 

 If this makes you cringe (hi mum and dad), don't worry- I'm cringing too. 






Wearing: 
scarf bought whilst holidaying in Arizona.
Insight polka dot shirt
super cheap 'redberry' cardi
Levis dark denim Jeans
flipping excellent, wear everyday shoes c/o Sole Society

Thanks Jess and Ana for indulging me and taking my photo's (and for only laughing at me quietly or with your backs turned).


so how'd that go?

Wearing A Floral Frock


Over the next couple of posts i'll be filling in some of the blanks in this story (with the help of my beautiful mum- she and I have shared a tear or two together today). 




52 comments:

  1. super dooper cute, great hair and a winning smile :) love everything.

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  2. Oh you style guru you!
    Love this post, keep 'em coming!!
    Angie xx

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  3. Your gorgeous - loving your hair and those shoes - I WANT THEM!!
    Hope they were happy tears shared not sad ones xx

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  4. Stunning Em! Love your hair and those shoes!! xx

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  5. I'm with Lizzy - the shoes and hair - hawt.

    The whole outfit is great...and Iove that it isn't too designer designer.
    x

    Ps. I'm laughing at loud at what an outfit post of mine would look like...It's so funny what you can get about in at home when it's just you and the bebe.

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  6. I LOVE the cardigan...and the plait in the hair...always wanted to be able to do that with my hair. x

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  7. You look gorgeous. The only thing missing is a little more confidence in yourself. Please keep posting your fashion. I am so interested.

    I especially love your hair and your shoes.

    P.S. I saw your pictures on a blog called Happy Families today. Did you know?

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  8. Dude, you know everyone is gonna love you! Duh!

    Smexy lady.

    Rach x

    Ps next time I want to see a post of you posing with crochet beer cosy, and matching outfit!

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  9. Oh you are just gorgeous and the outfit is fab- LOVE it- some more please! Jxx

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  10. my goodness you are exceptionally beautiful!

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  11. Love, LOVE that "super cheap" cardi. Gorgeous colours and pattern.
    You are truly beautiful, Em. You don't ever need to feel down about yourself.
    Thanks for your super wonderful comment on my blog just then - it made me smile deeply inside.
    And just yesterday, I took my first "outfit" photo for the first time in half a year! (Maybe we're in "blogging sync" or something completely irrational like that...)
    Ronnie xo

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  12. love your hair!!
    and all the colours
    you look lovely

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  13. I'm laughing at the awkwardness. I could never do a post on my outfit. Love it!

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  14. You're so pretty! Love your hair, mines short-short so I'm envious of that do and those shoes. Glad you felt awkward, just shows you're like... well a real person!

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  15. Great post. Love your braid and the hearts above the fringe on your Arizona scarf. I think it's pretty normal to feel awkward doing outfit posts at first, but that goes away with time. Well done.

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  16. You look GREAT and I lurve those shoes xx

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  17. i think ... gorgeous!and brave ... and v stylish! you're onto a very good thing. Hx

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  18. I love the polka dot chambray shirt and the shoes especially. If you're still feeling brave tomorrow you might consider linking up with Wardrobe Wednesday over at sailorspy.co.nz - there are prizes and I would so love so have some Aussie style happening there.

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  19. You look wonderful. honestly. hot. thank you for the 'real' posts ... no designer threads for me since we bought the house, and the dog ... oh, and started thinking about starting a family. butter you know what - i wouldn't change a thing. keep your wonderful posts a coming!

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  20. You did great! I remember my first outfit post (not that I've done so many nor was it very long ago). I felt like the biggest tool despite the fact that I adored seeing everyone else's outfit posts and never thought them the least bit foolish. It gets easier :).

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  21. Oh, you are so bloody beautiful Em. Look at your gorgeous hair in these pics. Loving your super cheap cardi too. I think you make a gorgeous model and I'd be stoked to see some more of your outfits hitting the blog whenever you're up for it.
    I will wait to read the addendum to your About Me page. I still stand by my original comment on it, that it is one of the best About Me pages I've ever read.
    xo

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  22. You're. simply. adorable.
    I'm also diggin' those shoes.

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  23. Oh, that looks lovely. I'd like to make my daughter a scarf like that. You mentioned you bought it in Arizona - do you know what material it is?

    I love to knit and usually only make wool scarves out of this material: http://www.alacraft.com.au/yarns-and-knitting-cat5 but would love to try something different. Please let me know.

    Kind regards
    Betty

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  24. Style posts are always a little bit scary because everyone has their own opinion on style. I think you did great and you should do more! =)

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  25. I just stumbled upon your blog and it is beautiful! I love this outfit and would totally encourage you to do more! Especially loving the festive cardigan and polka dot shirt, adorable!
    Hope you are having a great Tuesday!
    xo Hannah

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  26. Yayyyyy, love the outfit post! Please keep them up : )
    Jude xx

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  27. You look great and you have such amazing eyes!! You should link this post in over at Sailor Spy with other wardrobe sharers. I love these kind of posts. and those shoes.....coveting

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  28. You look beautiful Em, as always! Love love love your styling. Well done. BTW your styling is always excellent (-to me as I know it's subjective). I always look forward to seeing what delight you are wearing every time I see you (That's a secret. Don't tell anyone).

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  29. You're such a gorgeous thing! I love how you keep it real - it's refreshing! Thanks for your comment on my blog - that pattern is here: http://sewing.patternreview.com/Patterns/44551. It's really great - elastic waist and all! Lin

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  30. you did great!! I still feel awkward taking pictures of myself. I doubt it will every go away. : ) but you should still do it! I love your braid!!

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  31. Everything about you is gorgeous Em! Yay for real people! And not to worry: my wardrobe consists of cheap clothes from the Warehouse and a shop for old ladies (which I am not), so you're one up on me!

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  32. Hot mama. Love it all, you super stylin woman, you! More please xx

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  33. Love it em! You look great!
    And how cute is your hair! Jx

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  34. you got a whole lot of lovely comments for looking so 'awkward' didn't ya? i think you look fabbo. esp that cardi/jumper/jersey/shawl...yeah, that one you're wearing.

    gorgeous!
    ~dee.

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  35. Love it! And yes, be confident in who you are - we're all loved, you know?!!

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  36. You look great! Love your scarf, looks awesome on you - I couldn't pull off that colour! Hope to see you back next Wednesday!

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  37. I love it! I really do. It's fun sneaking into others'sss'ss's wardrobes. You're a cutie patootie xx

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  38. I love it, your shoes are delicious.

    I do a lot of outfit posts and prefer to take the pictures on a timer because I cringe so much when asking someone else to do it.

    www.thesuburbanstyle.com

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  39. Love it all, but the hair is my fave! I can never get those braids right... x

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  40. Love it! I also love to see what other bloggers wear, makes them more real. I have never met you but judging by that photo you have a great figure and you look really pretty. Also I love that braid. x

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  41. Love your outfit and blog, the shoes are especially fab. x

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  42. I love the shirt (I'm a sucker for polka dots)and the sweater and the SHOES! I like how you mixed the prints. I'm a fan of the braid too.

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  43. You look great! So glad you joined in with Wardrobe Wednesday this week! I join in and ALWAYS feel awkward taking photos of myself!

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  44. gorgeous girl. you should do more :P

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  45. Your link on those GREAT shoes just send me to a facebook page (which I liked). It's an Australian line? I can't seem to find anywhere to purchase them. I think there may also be a shoe buying club that goes by the same name. Can you clarify? Maybe offer hints at acquiring our own wear everyday flipping excellent shoes? Thanks! And kudos to you for posting outfits- I love it!

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    1. yes, it's an australian line. I've just contacted them re your inquiry- hit me back in a coupe of days and i'll get you some answers.

      They are GREAT shoes, i truly wear them ALL teh time

      xo em

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    2. Will do! I'm in the US but just had a dear friend transfer to Australia- maybe I can get her to be my buying agent:)Thanks again! I always get wonderful inspiration from your posts!
      Jordann

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em