Christmas Wrap (Dress)

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In my quest towards perfecting my personal style I’ve come to realise that the only way to truly evolve is by going out of your comfort zone. The best way I know how to do this is by trying on things I may not have thought would work for me. Case in point: this wrap dress. I saw it hanging on a rack at Dotti, thought it looked more “meh” than cute but decided to take it to the changing room with me anyway.

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Match Made In Heaven

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I can’t believe I ended up forgetting to blog about my Christmas outfit, especially because it took me forever to decide what to wear. I went a little crazy with the whole “early Christmas gift to myself” thing and had about four different looks planned out for the festivities. Sadly, I didn’t have four Christmas parties to attend, so I had to pick one.

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Lime Crime Velvetine Giveaway!

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I hope you are all getting as excited as I am about Christmas being two weeks away! This is my favourite time of the year and I thought it would be nice to spread the Christmas cheer by hosting another giveaway. Thinking about what I could use to say thanks, I figured choosing a couple of my favourite lip colours might be a good idea. The winner will receive two Velvetines (valued at AU$52 + postage), the best-selling lip product by the amazing US brand Lime Crime, in the shades Utopia and Pink Velvet. Velvetines are my go-to because as you apply them, it feels like you are putting on a lip gloss, but soon it dries to a great matt finish that lasts all day. I’ll tell you more about them in the next few days. For now, here’s what you have to do to be in the draw:

  1. Follow @brendanepomuceno on Instagram
  2. Like “Brenda Nepomuceno” on Facebook
  3. Follow @brenepomuceno on Twitter
  4. Leave a comment on this blog post here with your name, Instagram and Facebook

The giveaway is open worldwide. Entries close at 11:59pm (Melbourne time) on December 25th, 2014. The winner will be picked at random and I will then check if the entry is valid. I will announce the winner on Boxing Day, December 26th, 2014, and they will have three days to contact me via e-mail to claim the prize.

Good luck! :)

          

Belated Christmas

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Wearing Cue dress, Tilkah sheer silk studs, Jolie and Dean love ring and Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Lady Dragon Heart shoes. Photos by Gabriel Herrok.

It’s almost February and I’ve only just gotten around to sharing with you what I wore for Christmas. I got my hair coloured for the first time ever that day (another blog post that has been sitting on my drafts queue for a month), so I was still feeling very… not myself. Thankfully this dress was very me, because it was only when I put it on that I felt a little bit more comfortable. And since I had been saving it for weeks I couldn’t wait to finally take it out for a spin. I had gone into Cue one day when they were having a sale and just had to have it as soon as I laid my eyes on it. I’ve been a fan of the brand ever since I moved to Australia but never bought anything from them until now. I just couldn’t resist this little black dress made with beautiful fabrics, a Lady Petrova-esque tulle skirt and modern zipped corset. So pretty! And as soon as I got home I realised these shoes would be the perfect complement for my Christmas Eve look.

As you have noticed, I’ve changed the blog’s layout. The other one still had something not quite right about it – even though I couldn’t figure out what it was exactly. This new theme that WordPress started offering was the answer for my problems and just about everything I wanted. There is a little more work to be done, but very minor, and I’m sure this time I’ll be very happy for longer with the way MissMatchy looks now. Did you like it too? Just let me know if you experience any issues with it, okay?

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Já é quase fevereiro e só agora eu consegui compartilhar aqui o que eu usei no Natal. Pintei meu cabelo pela primeira vez na vida bem naquele dia (este é um outro post que está na minha lista de rascunhos há mais de mês), então eu ainda estava me sentindo um pouco… não eu mesma. A sorte é que esse vestido é bem a minha cara, porque foi só quando eu o vesti que comecei a me sentir mais à vontade. E como ele estava guardado há semanas, mal podia esperar pra dar uma voltinha com ele. Eu tinha entrado na Cue num dia em que eles estavam na promoção, e assim que olhei pro vestido eu soube que precisava comprá-lo. Sou fã da marca desde que me mudei para a Austrália, mas nunca havia comprado nada deles até então. Não consegui resistir a este pretinho básico feito com tecidos lindos, uma saia rodada de tule à la Lady Petrova e este corsete moderno com zíper. Achei tão lindo! E foi só chegar com ele em casa pra perceber que esses sapatos ficariam perfeitos na minha produção natalina.

Como vocês de fato já devem ter notado, acabei de mudar o layout do blog. Ainda tinha algo me irritando no anterior, apesar de eu não saber exatamente o que era. Este novo tema que o WordPress passou a oferecer foi a resposta para os meus problemas e praticamente tudo o que eu queria. Ainda preciso consertar algumas coisinhas bem pequenas, mas acredito que vou ficar feliz por muito mais tempo com a aparência do MissMatchy do jeito que ele está agora. Vocês gostaram também? Por favor me avisem se tiverem algum problema com ele, tá?