Legally Pink and Blonde

For those who don’t know what my full time job is, I am a lawyer.

Yes, a real lawyer. One that gives legal advice and goes to court. That kind of lawyer.

Not everyone has believed that I am a “real lawyer”. I think it’s because I have a positive and bubbly personality, and I love all things pink and girlie. I suppose that I don’t fit the standard “lawyer” persona.

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Sign of the Times

I know it’s been a long time since I have posted – boy oh boy have I been busy!

I have been super caught up in work, trying to find a job as a solicitor, finishing my Masters in Legal Practice, organising travel over the next few months and trying to stay in touch with everyone! I also (finally) rejoined the gym and I’m trying to get my finances in order.

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Dressing Spiffy with St.Frock

I am absolutely in love with this online store I recently found: stfrock.com.au. It’s a great store with quality prices at very reasonable prices. Their customer service is also fantastic and I highly recommend them.

See my first post on St.Frock

I bought this beautiful maxi dress just before Christmas, but I have been trying to figure out when to actually wear it! It is a little long for me so I have to wear heels with it otherwise it drags on the ground. Plus I’m too lazy busy to get it hemmed up by a tailor.

So it is great for a special event, except I’m in a wedding/engagement drought right now so there’s no special events to wear a pretty dress to…

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The “Simone” Dress

I recently resigned from my casual job at Forever New. I loved working there and always had so much fun. It was a great company to work for, the girls I worked with were amazing people and of course, I loved the clothes at Forever New.

Now that my full time job is starting to push me towards my career goal of being a lawyer, I do not have as much time as I used to. I am often exhausted by the weekend and it started becoming a struggle to go to a retail job on Friday nights and over the weekend. So unfortunately I had to say goodbye to the job. But I know that I will always still shop at Forever New and especially go into the store to say hello to the lovely Forever New Girls.

When I worked at Forever New I was a typical Forever New Girl. I love pastels, pink, florals, lace, pearls, embellishments… Anything feminine was always right up my ally, and lucky for me it was always quintessential Forever New. These feminine styles are what Forever New is known for, and it made it easy to sell clothes that I loved!

In the summer of 2014/2015 Forever New released a beautiful sundress. It looked like it was inspired by late fifties/early sixties styled dresses, and had a beautiful floral print on a mint green base colour. When I saw it come in to the store, I fell in love with it. I tried it on and it fit perfectly. When I saw that it was called “Simone” – I knew I had to buy it. After all, how often do you find a dress with your name that is everything you want in a dress? The girls in store also said that it was definitely “a Simone dress” (okay, a lot of dresses were referred to as that, hence the reason I am a typical Forever New girl!).

The only problem was that I didn’t have the money for it that week. So I decided to wait until the following week to buy it. But someone else obviously also fell in love with that dress – when I went back in store after payday, the only size 10 had already been bought by a customer. gone in my size. I really wanted the dress, so I went online to buy it at full price… All the size 10s were sold out online as well! I was heartbroken!

Skip ahead to September 2015. I am on a Facebook group called Forever New Buy Swap and Sell. I randomly came across a post with my dress – someone was selling a brand new with tags Simone dress! I was so excited!!! I bought it, it was delivered a few days later and I was so so happy!

It’s definitely my style, and I always get compliments in it. I was even told by a stranger that I look like a vintage barbie doll in it – obviously I picked the right name when naming my blog!

Dress: “Simone” Dress by Forever New | Shoes: Wittner | Hat: Forever New | Sunglasses: Vintage (found on eBay) | Earrings and Bracelet: Devine Goddess (from jeweller) | Bag: Valleygirl

What do you think of the Simone Dress by Forever New? Post your thoughts int the comments section.

Bye for now,

Vintage Barbie xoxo

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Natural Force

I fell in love with a green boho inspired dress on www.showpo.com …It was one of those dresses that looked amazing on the model but I was unsure if it would look nice on me. Sometimes I feel so frumpy when wearing clothes that you have seen on a model…

This specific dress had 3/4 sleeves which can button up at the end. It also has buttons from bust to about knees, then it was a split straight down the front. At first I wasn’t sure about this, but when I got the dress I was so so happy with how it looked on me! I knew I had to snap some photos of me in this dress cos it was just so pretty on!

I was super sad when five minutes into wearing it/taking photos, I realised it was faulty: it had loose stitching around the hemlines. I’m not sure if it was just this dress or if other dresses would be the same, but to be quite honest, I didn’t want to risk returning it and getting back another one that was the same. I know that this could be probably be easily fixed but I honestly don’t have the time to mend my clothes at the moment. So I reluctantly took off the dress and sadly returned it to Showpo.

I have to say that Showpo has really great customer service and happily took my return. They were great with their email correspondence and fairly quick with responding. The customer service representative made me feel valued as a customer and I find that so very important in any customer related experience.

Because of their fantastic service, I bought a pair of jeans and a new top the next day – post to come on that too!

But for now, I want to share the pics of the pretty long sleev dress I bought, called Natural Force.

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Details: Dress – Showpo | Belt – ICE (old) | Snake Ring – unsure | Gold rings – eBay | Boots – ICE (old) | Flower Crown – My own DIY

What do you think of this dress? Have you bought anything from Showpo? Be sure to leave your comments!

Vintage Barbie xoxo

 

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Step Back in Time: Black and White Barbie Girl

I had lots of fun doing my photo shoot in Vintage Barbie’s signature outfit.

Even though it was freezing cold outside and the wind didn’t always agree with my clothing or hair, it was still nice to get out and do a shoot in a dress I have loved since I first saw it.

I thought that it would be very appropriate to share some black and white photos of this shoot as well – it really makes me feel like I’m stepping back in time!

For all the details on my outfit, go to my She’s a Lady post.

 

 

Denim, Pink and Sand

I love going to the beach. The relaxing sound of the waves, the smell of salt in the air, the sand between my toes… even when the temperature is cold, I will still head down to the beach. It makes me feel relaxed and happy.

During my recent trip back to hometown to see my parents, we went for a quick visit to the beach after brunch. It was so nice. My sister and I ran around the beach taking photos whilst my parents sat and relaxed on the sand. It was a really nice afternoon.

I wore a simple but cute and casual outfit this day. I am so in love with my pink dress from Forever New – it fits so nicely and can be dressed up or down. I styled it with my wardrobe staple – my denim/chambray shirt. I lived in this shirt when I travelled around Europe, and I've continued to live in it since I got back! I finished off the look with a printed headband and my cat eye sunglasses. I was wearing some cute pastel kitten heels to brunch, but took them off so I could run around in the sand 🙂

 

Forest Fairy Princess

The few hours before sunset are called “The Golden Hours” by photographers. It's when the sun is getting ready to set and the light is perfectly golden. It's a great time to shoot photos because the sun isn't harsh on the skin, eyes or background. There are no stark shadows – instead soft shadows make photos look blissful and romantic.

As day light savings time comes to an end in Australia, I knew that I would not have many more chances of being able to capture beautiful photos at this time in my summer clothes. So I ventured out to the park next to my house and had some pretty photos taken under the trees. The trees are starting to lose some of my their leaves and I knew that this would be a perfect setting to wear my new maxi dress in.

I felt like a fairy princess in my flower crown, wandering around the trees. As the the chiffon fabric blew in the cool autumn breeze, I knew I had chosen the perfect time to shoot some photos of this outfit…

The beauty of this dress is that it can be styled to represented a pretty, fairy princess, but then it can be transformed into a glamorous outfit for a formal event:

Dress: eBay | Earrings: Forever New | Flower Crown: Lovisa |
Flower Ring: Lovisa | Heels: Novo Shoes

I hope to be bringing more outfit posts to you shortly, so stay tuned for some more fun and fabulous outfits!

 

 

 

 

 

Rose. Rabbit. Lie. Vintage Style Challenge: the colour edition

My last outfit post on the Rose. Rabbit. Lie. Vintage Style Challenge was so much fun! I loved creating a look for the club in the Cosmopolitan Resort in Vegas. The outfit I picked reflected a 1920s vibe with modern items.

I decided to move away from the stereotypical gloves, fringing and strand of pearls. Instead, my look consisted of neutral colours and embellishments of pearls and feathers. This gave the outfit a glamorous Gatsby look.

I think this kind of outfit would be perfect for a night out at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. In fact – it’s now my go-to outfit for my next 1920’s themed party!

Because it was a lot of fun doing this post, I decided to do a colour photo post. My previous post had the photos in black and white, as I felt this went along with the theme. However, to truly capture my outfit and makeup, I want to share the colour pictures. Enjoy!

For the original post on the Rose. Rabbit. Lie. style challenge, please click here