Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fashion Icon- Hills Special

one of my favourite TV shows was The Hills. Although the story lines were questionable, the fashion and style in the show were unstoppable. My personal favourite ofcourse were Lauren and Whitney. Special mention goes to Steph and Kristen. Below are my favourite outfits from all 4 of these stars. This is a special post as I am going away for the next week (and because I know Katrina is hanging out for this one!! haha).
Lauren Conrad


Whitney Port


Kristin Cavallari


Stephanie Pratt



Love Julz xx

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Trend- Tribal Print

One of the big trends this season in prints is tribal print. Its generally a trend that needs to be paired with a nuetral colour or denim. Below are some of my picks of some items with tribal influences.
Tribal

Tribal by Antzypants featuring platforms shoes

Love Julz xx

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Summer Nights

This is a carry on from the below post. I want to highlight what I believe are the key pieces for night wear this summer. Sequins are very big this summer for day and night. I love a nice white and sequin dress. I also am loving the sequin vests in Gold and Silvers. Lace is very big as well, but sticking with black lace is a nice change for evening wear. Even trying something unexpected like the gold lace blouse below. Shorts are very trendy for night time and a nice change from skirts and dresses. Try a dark shade and loose fitting for a more flattering look. Leather is still on trend this season with skirts and shorts. Try a high waisted leather skirt to make the look more current. Another skirt trend is a layered skirt, as well as a painted print. With dresses, I think it is important to have a LWD (Little White Dress) as well as a gem coloured lady like frock (ruby, emerald, sapphire, amethyst). With shoes, the pointed heels are back on trend and if you get a black pair, you know it will go with everything. A nude pair of heels are also a must. Statement jewellery is also key this summer. I chose the ring below, to match with the gem colour trend, as well as a new comer to the ring range, the muli finger rings. I am so loving a nice cream flower to put in my hair for both day and night.


Love Julz xx

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Summer Days

I have put together a quick post of what I believe are the essentials for this summer.
You are going to need a nice straw hat, preferably a fedora. My swimsuit of choice is a bandeau set, in light pastel floral prints (see here for my other summer picks). A maxi skirt will take you from the beach to the night, and a nice cover up for the beach that can also be taken into night like the a sheer blouse. Denim shorts are a staple as well as basic loose high waisted shorts for a more sophisticated look. Espadrilles are the shoe of choice and nothing finshes an outfits off this summer than a simple denim vest. Im loving the cotton slouch bag to carry my essentials for the beach, and then a basic leather slung purse for day to day use.
Summer Day

Summer Day by Antzypants featuring a sheer blouse



Love Julz xx

Trend- Sporty Spice

There is a big trend in the fashion realm at the moment. Its one that I am choosing not to partake in, because I just don't suit it,  but on the right person, I think that it can look pretty awesome. This trend is labeled Sports Luxe. Its pretty much a more sophisticated take on sports wear. Below are some of my favourite pieces that would suit this trend.


Love Julz xx

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fashion Icon- Rachel Bilson

I am often inspired by a celebrity's wardrobe choice. Whether it be for a big event or a paparrazi shot, they always seem to throw something amazing together (or have an amazing stylist).

Over the last year I have really discovered who my favourite icons are, and I often go on deliberate hunts for their latest creation on either their blogs or fashion sites.

From this, I dreamt up Fashion Icon. Through this new thread, I want to show you who my fashion icons are and why. I am always finding new people through the likes of Whowhatwear.com or general scouring, so I am sure that this thread will have many new additions.

I wanted to christen my first Fashion Icon post with the my favourite icon, Rachel Bilson. I first discovered her awesome style when she was on the OC as Summer Roberts. But it soon became clear that it wasnt just onscreen that she created a stir with her fashion choices, but also in the fashion world. She often graces the best dressed lists and is always leading the way in the latest trends. One of her favourite designers is Zac Posen, whom I also love. I would say that her style is Wearable Trendy. You know how you get those crazy people who wear trends to the extreme (which i also love), well she is not like this. She seems to make anything and everything look easy to wear, and the best thing is that she never looks daggy.

Below are some of my favourite looks and some ideas on how to re-create them.

Rachel

Rachel by Antzypants featuring a dot skirt


Love Julz xx

Event- Christmas Party

I have my work Christmas party coming up on early next month and I am looking around for the perfect dress. The invitation says cocktail but I dont want to wear something too formal. Ive had a look around and found a few cute dresses. I really want to get something with some embellishments on it. Below are some ideas that I have found that I really like.


Love Julz xx

Monday, November 15, 2010

Peachy Dreams

This is just a quick post to show you an outfit that i wore last week. Picked up the shirt at an op shop :)




Love Julz xx

Proactiv- Day 16

Well it looks like I have a had a good reaction to Proactiv (Woohooo). Still clearing up some what but I think that in a week I could go out with no make up on. I cannot believe how smooth my skin is at the moment. I think Im going to need to book in for microdermobrasion at some point tho just to get the final look but I am very happy with the results. I guess it goes to show that it really depends on how Proactiv reacts to your skin type etc, and not everyone will get the same results. So my recommendation is to just try it. See if you get red skin or have a reaction of some sort, and if you dont in the first 2 days, then it should work. DID FOR ME!! :) Helloooo Summer.

Love Julz xx

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Proactiv- Day 11

I feel weird writing about this and sharing my issue with you, but I really feel like i should. Mainly because alot of the reviews I read on Proactiv looked fake and I didnt trust them. So I had to do a true review on it, considering so many people want to know if it actually works.

Well its Wednesday. Apparently by day 12 my skin is suppose to be dramatically improving.
I dont know if it is or not. Im still breaking out a little, but my skin has stopped being so dry and the redness is going away. On Sunday it was impossible to put make up on, and I had to pack it on to actually have semi normal looking skin. Today though, I actually didnt have to wear so much to cover up.
To be honest I am just tired of trying this. Its only been 11 days but I have the worst discipline with this type of thing. I was whinging about to my Mum on the phone the other day, and she is insisting that I keep trying it for another week.

Im hopeful that this slight healing of my skin is a sign that totally clear skin is only a few days away.. Come onnnnnnn Proactiv!

Love Julz xx                          

Bronzed Up

My last post, which I didnt realise until now, was my 60th post. Thats a pretty massive effort. I cannot wait to reach my 100th post. I wonder what it will be on. Maybe I should leave it up to you. You have 38 post to decided so dont stress!.

I dont have much to report. I have a Proactiv post that I want to quickly write after this but other than that I have just been focusing on work and looking forward to my busy, yet exciting, month ahead of me. If you are not already aware, I am going to Cairns in December to visit my friend Erin. She is taking me scuba diving (which I am terrified about) and I am just looking forward to taking a real holiday besides my awesome weekend siorees to Sydney or Melbourne.

I also have my sisters formal next Friday (she is featured here). I have the day off to do her make up for the big event. We had her trial run tonight and she seemed really happy with how it looked, so Im happy too.

Once I have gotten past Ainsleys formal, and then the Cairns trip, I then have my work Christmas party, Home Group Christmas Party, Church Carols night, and then actual Christmas and New Years. Pretty packed, and I cant wait. I am also upping my exercise to make sure that I am looking my best for the numerous parties and events coming up.

Anyway I just wanted to do a quick post of my outfit yesterday. It wasnt anything exciting. Im actually more excited about the Polyvore collage I made for it.




Love Julz xx

Saturday, November 6, 2010

All I want to do is Gossip

Ive been sucked into Gossip Girl once more. Having the first 4 seasons at my disposal isnt always a good thing. I am currently sitting in my room with all my necessities sprawled around me and by the end of my day today, I was actually craving to watch another episode. So here I am, season 3, Hilary Duff is guest starring I am absolutely loving the fashion!. My personal favourite is Vaness but the other girls grab my attention at numerous time per episode. This inspired me to have a look at each girls style and write this post.


Vanessa is from Brooklyn and her style is eclectic. I love her use of colour and patterns and she never shys away from mixing and matching random styles.


Blair is from upper east side and her look definately reflects this. She is very well put together and pretty much tried to finish each outfit with a cute headband.




Jenny is from Brooklyn but has been brought into upper east side royalty due to her Dad marrying Serenas Mum. Her style has changed so much from the beginning of the series. She was cute little Jenny Humphries and after mixing with the wrong crowd, and going through a mid teen crisis, she emerged a troubled rock princess with black panda eyes.


Serena is the star of the show (apparently pffft) and she was brough up in upper east side royalty. Living a life of luxury but trying to lead her own rebelious life has resulted in a pretty awesome wardrobe and style. She is always has a sophisticated streak but her outfits generally are smart casual street smart.

Love Julz xx

Friday, November 5, 2010

Being Proactiv

Most week while  I am watching TV I am faced with that over dramatised, and over lit ad for Proactiv skin treatment. I think I have counted 6 celebrity endorsers for this product so far. It started off with Jessica Simpson when it first came out. Since then I have seen Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry, Delta Goodrem and Julianne Hough.

So i took a step and bought myself a Proactiv kit. Now the women at the stall even said that my skin isnt that bad, but Im so sick of of having to wear make up in public. I just want to go into the summer months with clear skin and minimal make up :). So- here I go. I am going to let you know how it goes. I was given advice that it can take up to 12 weeks to see the final results of clear skin, but I was reading in the booklet that I recieved and this girls blog (still working out if real or marketing stunt) says that she saw results as soon as 12 days. So considering that I have "good" skin (pffft), Im hoping that my results will reflect the blogs results.

Right now I am at day 7 of trying Proactiv. I just started using it twice a day (have to use it once a day for the first week). My skin has gotten worse, which is what they say will happen, as the products draw out all of the impurities from your skin. So, at the moment my skin is cleaning itself. I have 4 days until my skin starts to even out, according to the blog. By then it will be Thursday- so i shall update you then.

Love Julz xx

4 days later....

So it took me 4 days to finally get my act together and  do a post. Ive been so focused on other things lately (other thing= Gossip Girl) that I just go to bed, check my facebook and then fall asleep these days.

However I thought that it was my duty to keep ontop of my posts. Ive only been doing this for 3 months so Im sure it will get easier. Ive also decided that I want to share my faith on this blog as well. Im a born again christian and stictly against bible bashing. I will not be forcing my opinions with you, but I simply would like to share my thoughts and some bible verses whenever I need some time to just journal about it, or just share a nice passage.

Anyway below are 2 outfits that I wore this week. I have been sticking to the basics alot lately (thus my lack of wanting to blog about it). Jeans and dresses have been a dominant trend, with sandals and cardigans. Very plain. Very boring. Although someone did say to me the other day that there is nothing wrong with wearing a summer dress and sandals, in summer! So TRUE!.

I just feel sometimes like I am given more leeway to design more unique outfits in winter, given the layering etc. So my aim this summer is to experiment with more daring summer outfits. I have recruited my Polyvore friends to help me find some new outfit styles for summer (still waiting on some responses/ideas grrr) and I am also exploring the web. I will post my outfits here when I come up with a good idea.

This first outfit is actually a romper/playsuit that I picked up at Valleygirl. Its actually suppose to be a black and white tribal print but I couldnt find anything like it in Polyvore. I mixed it with Bronze/Gold accessories like the sandals, earrings and necklace.


This next outfit I actually wore today. It was Friday, so casual wear in the office was acceptable. I wore a watermelon coloured blouse top from Dotti with my trusty JayJays jeans. Black Havaianas, a pink bangle, teal and bronze necklace and broze stud earrings finished off the look.




In both looks above I put my hair into a messy bun and attached a cream flower.

I promise to blog soon. Have a safe weekend

Love Julz xx

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hiaitus

Im sorry that it has been so long. I actually had a post all ready to go on the weekend but at the last minute it went haywire and deleted itself- so i shut my computer down :). I will work on something and post it tomorrow night. I promise.

Love Julz xx