Posts tagged city chic
Posts tagged city chic
Frocktober the Fourteenth
It was the most horrible day yesterday in the history of horrible days, at least in terms of the weather. 140 kms winds and horizontal rain, I thought I was going to get blown away to Kansas! So I wore a dress that wouldn’t fly over my head and flash everyone.
My Frocktober donation page is here - please help if you can!
dress - City Chic, jacket - Big Bang Boutique, tights - Walmart, shoes - Hush Puppies, necklace - equip, earrings - diva
Frocktober the Seventh
The long-awaited and coveted spiderweb Heidi dress from PUG is here and it is amazing. I had a 10 hour work day, and managed it just fine because I was wearing an awesome dress.
My Frocktober donation page is here - please donate if you can, I’m still a ways from goal and would really like to reach it if I can!
dress - Pinup Girl Clothing, petticoat - Domino Dollhouse, shrug - City Chic, shoes - Hush Puppies, necklace - gift, earrings - diva
Frocktober the Fifth and Sixth
I’m putting these two days together because neither outfit is exciting enough to warrant its own post. I mean, the grey City Chic dress is cute, but I didn’t even accessorize it. I wore the same cami, leggings and shrug both days. It’s been a blah weekend.
My Frocktober donation page is here, please help if you can!
dress - City Chic, cami - ASOS Curve, shrug - Pagani, leggings - Kmart, shoes - Hush Puppies
dress - gift, cami - ASOS Curve, shrug - Pagani, leggings - Kmart, shoes - The Warehouse
Happy Three Year Anniversary of I Like Pretty Clothes!
On September 14, 2010, I posted my first outfit photo on this blog. Since then, I’ve posted 424 more. So, that explains why, when I had the bright idea to do an anniversary post of some of my favourite outfits of the past 3 years, it was so damn hard. So here are 10 outfits I really like from the last year.
And here’s to a bunch more years and even more outfits!
I went to a circus-themed anniversary party for a magazine last night (too much wine on a Wednesday!), so I thought it was the perfect excuse to wear my sequined peplum top from ASOS Curve. The party was right after work, so I had to wear this all day. Sequins should be mandatory work wear, because you can only be in a good mood - and super productive - when you are sparkly.
The second photo is from the bathroom at work, because I realised that I didn’t get a shot with the cardigan on before I left and it looked super cute, so I had to show you guys.
Next time I wear this top, I’m going to go full boar and wear the matching skirt too!
peplum top - ASOS Curve, black top - City Chic, skirt - Pinup Girl Clothing, cardigan - community centre lost and found, tights and necklace - Walmart, boots - Overland, earrings - Kmart, brooch - equip
I lusted after Mode Merr’s denim pencil skirt for ages before I finally decided to take the plunge during last month’s 40% off sale. And I love it just as much in person.
This was my “I’m a Little Bit Fabulous” Thursday outfit.
shrug - City Chic, top - ASOS Curve, skirt - Mode Merr, tights - Walmart, shoes - Hush Puppies, necklace - Akaroa, NZ, earrings - House of Wolfgang
This is my closet. My most favourite area in the house because it holds all of my most favourite things - well, my favourite material things, anyway - my pretty clothes.
And in honour of I Like Pretty Clothes turning 3 years old very shortly, I’m going to give away some of the items from this closet to one lucky (at least I hope they think so!) winner.
Each of these things has either never been worn, or was only worn once and is therefore practically new. So I’m not giving away shitty things, in case you were wondering. :)
Here they are:
A bird necklace that I bought from Twisted Mind of Mine. It is super cute, but I only wore it once as I have another bird necklace that I tend to gravitate to instead, if I’m in the mood for a bird necklace, that is. So hopefully it will now go to a better home. (Ok, so the necklace isn’t technically from my closet because I actually keep my necklaces on hooks on my wall. But we don’t have to be super literal, right? )
This pink leopard scarf is from Dorothy Perkins and is super awesome, but I have NEVER worn it. I don’t know why, other than I rarely wear scarves at all. It really needs to go to someone worthy of it, because I’m just not.
This dress is from City Chic and is an XS (the top part is super stretchy, the bottom is lined). It was one of the special limited editions that they released around Christmas last year and only sold in store. I’ve worn it once. It is super cute, but … I just don’t wear it. It comes with a matching tie belt, as shown.
And finally, the crown jewel of this giveaway:
This jacket is really special - it is a handmade, 60s style swing jacket with a tie at the neck. So cute, so very well made, just beautiful. It has NEVER been worn - I bought it from the woman who made it because it is freaking adorable and she is super talented, and it has hung in my closet ever since. Which is a shame. It has 3/4 sleeves, a swing hem with back pleat, and is cropped. Would look adorable over a wiggle dress or pencil skirt and top. This is one of a kind, and is really my way of saying thanks to all of you who have supported this blog over the years.
So, that brings me to the important bits - how do you win this?
- you should follow my blog (I wouldn’t really make that an issue, but since the point of this giveaway is to say thank you to my followers, you should probably be one), and
- reblog or like this post.
I will use one of those random number generator thingies to draw a winner at noon on 14 September (NZ time), which is the official 3 year anniversary of my blog. I’ll send the prize anywhere in the world (yikes!).
And I might throw in a couple of extra surprises before I post it.
Oh, you only need to like or reblog this once.
That should do it. But feel free to ask me if you have a question or if I forgot something or didn’t explain something properly.
I’ve heard some people complain about peplum, how it’s ugly and not flattering. And to them I say, “Cool, you’re entitled to your opinion.”
But I love it.
top - City Chic, skirt - Pinup Girl Clothing, shoes - Hush Puppies, earrings - Domino Dollhouse, necklace - Twisted Mind of Mine (Elvira is a goddess, second only to the Queen herself, Dolly Parton)
As promised, here is my outfit photo with the best skirt ever. I wore it last night to the Miss Burly Q/Mz Burlesque competition (such a great show - the Mz Burlesque contest was for women over 40, and it was really inspiring. One of the contestants was in her 70s!). This skirt is high waisted, a lovely high quality stretchy knit, with the most beautiful pattern of rainbow sequins. I felt like a million bucks in it, and it got lots of compliments from people at the show. Of the three sequined skirts I now have from ASOS, this is my favourite. I want to wear it all the days.
skirt - ASOS Curve, top - City Chic, shoes - Number 1 Shoes, necklace - equip, earrings - Kmart
On Thursday I had a meeting with one of our big sponsors, so I dressed up kind of corporate.
And then I posed stupidly with a skull.
jacket - City Chic, cami - Shanton, skirt - Pinup Girl Clothing, tights - Walmart, shoes - Hush Puppies, brooch - Emerald City, earrings - Vintage-O-Rama