Sunday, November 30, 2014

First Ever Aussie Christmas Party - and it's in the Arvo!

It will be The Guru's work Christmas party (he was invited to join one of Australia's most innovative companies after they heard raves about his past work - and yes, I am mighty proud of him) so I am just going as a +1, but I have been obsessing about what I am going to wear since I learned about it!
It will be in the afternoon, and I don't know the dress code, but the venue seems laidback and relaxed.
Here are my choices:
Forever New Pink Dress, size AU14

Dressing Room - Forever New Harbour Town
Forever New Orange-ish Dress, size AU14

Melbourne Coccoon (aka Home)
Forcast Hot Pink Halter Dress, size AU14

Dressing Room - Forecast Harbour Town

Portmans Party Dress in Magenta, size AU12

Portmans Party Dress in Ultramarine Blue, size AU12
Dressing Room - Portmans Bourke St
Or maybe this Forever New midi skirt, size AU12,, but with a different top?
Dressing Room - Forever New Melbourne Central

And for sandals, maybe this? Or this?
Pink goes well with my cool skintone, but the print of the orange dress is more summery. And the blue dress is, well, just so gorgeous. However, I think it looks more formal? Or maybe the skirt, but what top?
Oh to be a girl! Meanwhile, The Guru will probably decide an hour or so before the party, after showering. :P
What do you think? Which dress will be more appropriate for a not-so-formal workplace afternoon Christmas party? And how will you style it? :)

G'day Mates

First post.

I've been lurking the past few weeks reading blogs of awesome Aussie bloggers. I've had a couple of blogs in the past - my first was here in Blogspot back in 2001. No archives, unfortunately - Blogger decided to delete it. It would have been a hoot to read it now, more than a decade later, but I guess Blogger thought my med school and NBSB life musings were too uncool to immortalize. I actually met the love of my life (whom I shall refer to from hereon as The Guru - he's regarded as an expert in his field, and also because his mom calls him that :P) through it - he was my blog stalker. But I digress.

A bit about me - I'm new to Australia. I arrived on February 16 of this year. I blogged a bit but lost steam, and now I am back. I am a healthcare professional waiting for registration so I can start working in this country - it takes time, and I'd need to take bridging courses. I am also planning to go back to uni, but one step at a time. :)

This blog will be about:

* Dressing Room / Toilet OOTDs - I don't have a digital camera, so all my pictures will be taken by myself using my archaic iPhone 5. Kind of like this:

First Shameless OOTD: Full-length mirror at H&M Bourke St., Melbourne CBD. Jacket from Forever New, size AU14. Basic white tee from Big W, size AU14. Jeggings from American Eagle Outfitters, size US12. Chunky ugly sandals from Wandering Souls, size AU9.

And mostly with the help of dressing room/toilet mirrors - I also do not have a full-length mirror at home. I am also still getting used to calling toilets as toilets, because I referred to them as restrooms my whole life, so if I accidentally mention restroom, you know what I mean. :)

* Mostly Paleo / Low Carb Kitchen Adventures - our WOE (Way of Eating) is mostly LowCarb/Paleo with a meal (or a day!) or two of high-carb non-Paleo, so most kitchen experiments will be low carb. However, this is not a diet blog to promote the lifestyle, just some chitchat (and pictures!) about my recent kitchen experiments, successful (some - like this low carb pizza crust or not (a lot!) :)

* Retail therapy wishes and finds - I have been discovering the wonder that is Aussie fashion - I came from a country that had mostly US influence, although we do have UK shops and Forever New. Trivia: Forever New is called Ever New back home.

Would you forgive me if I start sounding like a schoolgirl and scream I love, love, love hipster fashion?

* Random Musings - I'm 36 years old, but maybe Forever 21 by heart. And I have been with The Guru since February 2003 - he started stalking my blog late 2002. This blog will be a bit about our bliss. ♥

Oh, and I named this blog after my favourite movie. It is also the name I will give my future daughter.

So there. Hi, and welcome to my world. ♡