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.
In the rush (and joy) of these weeks of Christmas and New Years, it’s easy to start wishing for the year to be over already so it can take away with it all the bad things that happened in 2016. A lot of the time we end up forgetting to stop and think back on all the good things that the last twelve months brought us, so in today’s video I wanted to share an exercise that helps you face the holidays with a grateful heart.
Once upon a time – and by once upon a time I mean up until last December, when I took these pictures – this was my favourite dress. There has never been another piece of clothing in my wardrobe I cherished more. Whenever I needed a little pick-me-up, felt happy and wanted to celebrate, or just wanted to feel pretty, I’d wear my “pony dress”. If you walked past the store I used to work at on a day when I had it on, I’m sure you’d spot me mindlessly petting the fluffy horses.
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?