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Year of the Dark Horse

Published February 7, 2014 by itsachunglife

Dark horse

Life happens and slowly but surely I find myself deleting all the bright and colourfuls on my Pintrest to make way for my new moody blues (actually black) for what I think is going to hang over me for the rest of the year.  I’m not a big conversationalist and my way of expression is mostly portrayed through what I wear and write.

It’s Friday afternoon, I’m stuck at work ploughing through Pintrest in search of inspiration because my shining light a.k.a fiancé is taking me on a shopping spree for my birthday!

It has been such an emotional struggle these days, I’m not my usual smiley self.  There have been at least 2 topics I could, and have tried to post in the last 2-3 weeks but it’s tough to be passionate enough to post anything while in this downer bubble.  I’m normally quite good at putting on a happy-brave face, trying to be strong for others, and refusing to be a wreck because I know the worst is yet to come (not ready to talk about yet), but this week and the last have been tough.  So for me today I saw the UPSIDE to this new mood and it translates to new clothes.  All I want to be wearing right now are colours conforming to the dark spectrum – black, navy, grey mixed with leathers, stripes and spots.  It will be slow transition so I will probably need some white and leopard thrown in for balance.  Sounds rather trendy but did I mention I live in sunny, beachy Australia where the uniform here is more bright, fluro, cotton candy anything and everything!  Plus my Chinese background sets my default fashion choice to light and bright, as anything dark pretty much symbolises doom…

Anyway enough talk about doom and gloom.  Here are my faves:

Black  tulip skirt Black & White Kim Leopard Pleat Skirt Zebra Stripe

Doesn’t look so dark after all, but as I said still in transition.

Your lighting gave me hips!

Published January 16, 2014 by itsachunglife

Bridesmaids dress shopping is fun as, especially when your aim is to try on as many looks as possible so you can buy the knock-off online!  With 5 bridesmaids to cater for from the straight up girl who I’ll refer to as J, to the voluptuous hot mess aka P.  P&J tried the thick strapped, one shoulder, halter-neck, plunging neckline and more, and I feel genuinely happy to see the look on their faces when they realise how good they look.

In between taking sneaky polaroids of the girls in their gowns, I spot an ivory dress hidden in the changing room next door.  Since I hadn’t made a bridal appointment I thought I’d try my luck and see if I could try it on. Turned out I could, and it was lust at first sight!  Then as the veil was placed over my face my mind just fast tracked right to where my father gives me that look to say he’s so proud and thinks I look beautiful, and we link arms and walk down the aisle.  We arrive to my husband to be and he is looking at me like a stunned, cheesy-mullet as if it was version 2.0 of me e.g. if I was a gamer/Pokémon trainer walking down the aisle!

Day dream over and I was given 10 more dresses, hoops and veils to try on.  I’m a bit overwhelmed by now, and thank goodness the store was closing.  I ended up putting THE dress on hold and make an appointment to try on more dresses at the Louis Vuitton of bridal aka Winnie’s for the next day.  I mean you only plan to get married once, so may as well try on the dresses which cost 7 times more than the sale dress right?  RIGHT!  Off to Winnie’s we go and wow the dresses, they are Ah-mazing and transform me into a sexy, curvy thang!  The look on P the bridesmaids face is priceless, she’s never seen me in this light before.  P has her serious voice on, I must buy it she tells me,  I’d lend you “a few grand if I could” she tells me.  Trying my best not to fall for their dresses I grab the lookbook on my way out.  We skim through their lookbook expecting to be blown away by the dresses on actual models, but had no luck just page after page of dullness.  I look through again later on and that’s when I realise the gowns are there, but appear flat, plain no sparkle at all.  Where are the Photoshop skills at?  I looked better in the gowns then the gorgeous models in your Lookbook! Your shop lighting must be just too darn good! So good it gave me hips and ethereal-ness! (Hips are a good thing, when you have the hips of a 12 year old girl).  So to get this whole look I’d need to buy your shop lighting too? Unbelievable, that is just not going to work!

Next day we go to one more store then finally back to store number one to try on ‘THE’ dress one more time.  Only this time I wasn’t as impressed especially after trying on Winnie’s masterpieces.  Then the lovely store assistant handed me another dress, it looked ok and to be honest by this stage my mind was fuzzy and I don’t think I could take another day of this wedding dress search seriously.  Anyway to cut a long story slightly shorter, accessories made this become MY dress, and after a few mind games I convince myself I’d try my absolute hardest to save for this dress. YAY! A sigh of relief that the hunt is over and smiles for days now that I can visualise the big day.

Ok, did not think this post would turn novel-like.
So here i’ll throw in the favorite ones I tried:


MermaidLacylaceJA TrollJA squaresJA laceJA bejewelled

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