Friday, June 25, 2010

House in Tillford: The Final Countdown

These are last days before we fly off (this time next week I will be in Sri Lanka!), and our house looks a little crazy; suitcases everywhere as you can see. This is my outfit I will be wearing on the flight (minus a black cardigan), its comfy enough for the long flight, and pretty simple so I won't look a mess when I get off the plane. Plus its fairly transeasonal, I'll be warm here and on the flight but won't boil during our stopover in Singapore and our final destination (and I can always just take off the stockings).

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I like your style: Pandora

a.k.a Louise Ebel. I am a sporadic Lookbook user but everytime I'm on there Pandora is leading the pack with the number of "hypes" and looking at these images it is clear why. Louise is actually the first non celeb to feature in my I like your style posts but despite being a "regular"  person, I am positive that I am not the only one in awe of her style (and of the Parisian backdrop of her pictures). So my new style crush. These pictures are taken from her lookbook but you can also check out her style on her blog, Miss Pandora

Monday, June 7, 2010

Fashions on the field: MTV Movie Awards 2010

I think I must have been living under a rock made of textbooks and lecture notes because I didn't even know the MTV movies awards were on today. The looks sported on the red carpet were a mix of  fresh and young plus a few misses.

My Favourites:

No surprises Whitney Port is on the best dressed list, always looks great.  Also like the number Scarlett Johansson wore.

Missed the Mark:

I love jumpsuits and I like shiny things but not loving Linsday Lohan's outfit. As you may have noticed in a previous post, I'm quite a fan of Vanessa Hudgen's style but I was disappointed when I saw her nightie-like dress.

Other cute looks of note:

Stephanie Pratt ( I know not everyone will like it but I'm digging it), Lucy Hale,  Katy Perry (I didn't like this dress at first but I think it must have been the blue distracting me because it has grown on me) and Julianne Hough.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Fashion Rant: A love letter to beanies and berets

In the cold days you keep my head warm and add a touch of colour to my outfit. But it has only been in these past few days that I have truly discovered my appreciation for you, humble head accessory. In this week of grey grey skies and buckets of continuous rain you have gone beyond expectations. You have let me step out of the house with a sense of ease that I otherwise would not have. As I position you upon my head in the mornings I know that I can go about day with confidence that despite the rain that you will keep my hair dry and fight along side me against the frizz monster. From the bottom of my heart, and on the behalf of other curly haired girls partial to hair straightening, we love you berets and beanies.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Guide to packing and travelling to countries such as Sri Lanka

In exactly a month from now I will be on a plane on my way to Sri Lanka for a much needed holiday! My family and I go there once every three or four years and it may be globalisation or that fact that being different ages makes me see things differently but each time I go over it feels like its different. And this time in addition to my family, my friend B is joining us. With the departure date nearing we have been discussing what to pack, and I think a lot of the questions my friend has had (such as what kind of clothes to pack) may be similar to others travelling to Sri Lanka and countries nearing so welcome to this post where I shall attempt to clear some queries.

What to wear?
Sri Lanka is fairly conservative when you compare it to westernised countries such as Australia, that being said if you are travelling there there is no need to buy yourself a whole new conservative wardrobe in fears of being judged or offending. They are pretty accepting and won't be phased by your outfits and will just pass you off as a tourist (even people like me who are Lanks and look like locals). However if you are planning on visiting religious places such as temples I would highly recommend packing at least one outfit that is sleeved and goes to your knees. Religious places are more stricter about dress. And to stick out less like a tourist I would suggest wearing lighter colours as locals do tend to wear white to temples.Other than that I would suggest clothes that are light and breatheable because it gets hot (although apparently in the Hill Country it is cooler so pack a cardigan).

What else to pack?
I have naturally curly hair and the weather over there is my worst enemy and if you have curly hair you too may find yourself fighting the frizz. I've tried straightening it over there, but five minutes later it's crazy again so my best advice is try and work with it. So pack a few products that will help you embrace the curl, such as moisturisers and mousses. If that fails then putting it up in a bun will not only help you manage but keep you cool.
Another thing I would highly highly recommend you pack is insect repellent. They have coils and mosquito nets but your best bet for when you are out and about is spray. Go buy and pack right now! Another thing in relation to health I would suggest taking is something that works for you when you get food poisoning. Just for piece of mind so you can enjoy the food and know you have something in case it doesn't agree with you.

So I hope that was somewhat helpful, keep an eye out on my blog for more tip and to hear about my adventures in Lanks.