Wednesday, June 20

Casual Cocktail Dresses

Wearing: Stylestalker dress, Vintage boots, Topshop ruffle socks

As I sit here with my Facebook open, scrolling down on my news feed with my post open in another tab, I question as to why I haven't written anything in two weeks. Terrible right? What kind of fashion up-to-date blogger am I? After much realisation, I have noticed that I have actually taken on board a few too many jobs in the past weeks. If you currently follow me on Instagram @kateyess, you may have seen that I posted a photo of the Rachel Gilbert Head Office, this is because I am the new intern there and will be there once a week for the next few weeks. Stupidly enough, I decided that I could also uphold another internship as a Design Assistant at Romance Was Born which I also started the week before. Thus, the reason as to why I don't seem to have time for myself anymore. Oh and on top of that I also still have a casual job at Princess Polly and seem to go to class every week at FBI Fashion College. What I don't understand is how I manage to see my friends and go to ballet classes as well. Don't even step near the part of completing my assignments on time. I can definitely say, I'm not going too well in that department.
Anywho, enough of the babble. A few weeks ago, Blake and I decided to pop over to Circular Quay to see the newly refurbished Museum of Contemporary Art gallery. Fondly enough, as soon as I got into Blake's car, he said to me "You're not wearing that are you? You look way too over dressed!" (Well maybe not those exact words, but pretty much along those lines as he referred to my dress). My response was that, "well I'm wearing ankle boots and ruffle socks! It's completely toned down!", yet he still couldn't understand the concept and still felt I needed to get changed. Being stubborn, I said I looked fine and that wearing what may be perceived as a cocktail dress with ankle boots is completely okay and that people would not stare and look at me weirdly! (I actually don't think I got any weird looks that day! I probs did but...) But really is it okay at all? Have I simply read too many magazines filled with celebrities wearing cute and pretty hundreds of dollar garments with grungey boots or Converse that my mind has been polluted to think I can wear anything casually if I tone it down? Personally, I think my outfit looks normal and that I've put so much thought into it thinking it is okay. However, I shall leave the vote to all of you readers, please let me know whether I looked too overdressed to go to a contemporary art gallery and whether or not you think it is okay to wear a cocktail dress casually!

Photos by Blake Jones

Tuesday, June 5

Fashion Weekend

(Shopping. Doing what I do best...)
Oh my! The sales!
Louise Dwyer

Wearing: Blazer from some non-descript Asian store (which I'm certain I scored for $10!), Ladakh skirt via Princess Polly, Tree of Life top, Lovisa necklace, Ray-ban glasses

Recently, I was invited to attend the event Fashion Weekend, which was on at The Royal Hall of Industries, held by Shop Til You Drop. If you haven't been or heard of it yet, I recommend you check it out! This event is for those who adore shopping, love bargains, love being pampered and also enjoy the perks of being a guest at a Fashion show! What I specifically love about this event is the opportunity they give me to be able to afford high end labels. Designers ranging from Camilla and Marc to Ksubi to Shakuhachi where popular affordable brands such as Something Else, Ottomode and Motel still make an appearance. In the first picture above of the store 'Love Story', which involved a lovely old lady selling vintage clothes (mostly sourced internationally), I even saw items by Prada, Gucci and a bit of Josh Goot! (Aussie represent!... heh.) And my memory is a tad hazy, but I think I may have even had a glimpse of Chanel, where I definitely remember the owner donning a Chanel bomber jacket. (Whattahottie!) I actually have a photo of her looking incredible in vintage designer clothing, except they were a tad blurry so I decided not to add them!
Back to the event, I ended up leaving with a few goodies from Miss Unkon, Fleur Wood, Motel and Billion Dollar Babes with only spending about $50 which I was pleasantly surprised with. Patrick on the other hand left with nothing... (probably due to the lack on Men's clothing). Whereas Louise seemed to have made the most out of it by scoring two pairs of leather heels for $30 each. Which may I add, am incredibly jealous about as my size 5-6 feet seem to struggle to ever find discounted shoes! All in all, the bargains are great! 
Ps. I couldn't help but add photos of my lovely friends and their unique style. Loving the paisley on Patrick and the scarf print on Louise. If you hadn't noticed, we are a group of print lovers! Lastly, the girl at the bottom (which I terribly forgot the name of) is a girl I met at College who I absolutely think has the most adorable fashion sense. I couldn't help but say hi to her when I saw her working at the Bless'ed Are The Meek stall, doesn't she pull off the bralette and knee length skirt just so well?! 

Photos by Louise, Patrick and me.