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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

SIXTY/ cheers to new beginnings

September was such a stressful month for me and I'm so glad that it is finally over. It was so stressful in fact that I have officially dubbed October as my 'month of new beginnings'. Out with the old, in with the new / what happened in September, stays in September / kill them with kindness - these are things that I keep repeating over and over in my head until it seems like second nature.

So far October is looking pretty promising. Keeping in tune with the whole 'new beginnings' motif, this past weekend Laura and I went to our good friend's wedding reception. It took everything in me not to burst into tears when we first saw the bride - she looked like a princess. Her strapless dress was nothing short of perfect, her shoes were white Converse-esque that donned her new last name in silver rhinestones and she even wore a tiara. Laura and I had a blast dancing, eating and toasting to the newlyweds. I wish them a world of happiness and a wonderful life together. Cheers to new beginnings!

Getting ready for the reception was an absolute nightmare though; I just about tore apart my closet trying to find something perfect to wear. I was under the impression that you weren't supposed to wear black to a wedding (I don't go to very many of them, okay!) so I was trying to find an alternative. Thanks to my family, specifically my sister-in-law, I decided to wear black anyway and decided on this outfit. Looking back, I couldn't be happier with the outcome. The pictures don't really do this jacket justice, the fit is just divine and the colour combination is something that dreams are made of. I decided on flats vs heels because I'm totally a flats girl, and I decided to wear my hair up for the first time in what seems like forever.

BLAZER/ Burlington Coat Factory (not sure of the brand) DRESS/ Forever 21+
SHOES/ No Angel (thrifted) BAG/ 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target ACCESSORIES/ Various
* Photo credit: Laura Kidd


  1. I still can't get over how classy you looked! I love you're hair up so so much!

    1. Thanks love, you looked pretty damn fancy yourself!