LMFF Style Notes – Penthouse Mouse Launch

K-Mart Top / Dotti Faux-Leather Pants / Zara Shoes / ASOS and Alicia Hannah Naomi Jewellery

I’m pretty excited to be heading off to the launch of Penthouse Mouse 12 tonight. Giving emerging and independent multi-disciplinary designers an innovative platform for promotion during the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, Penthouse Mouse combines exhibition and retail space in order to provide visitors with an engaging experience like no other.

As I manifested in my New Year’s Resolutionwhen it comes to my wardrobe, I don’t have a “I mix high street with high fashion” philosophy; it encourages over-indulgence. I simply shop wherever I can find what I need. This agenda is about being discerning, not discriminating. Every part of my outfit for the event (except for my rings) has come from a cheap and cheerful chain store – but they all speak succinctly of my style and that’s why they were purchased. I loved the chiffon top so much I actually bought it in two colours.

I’m trying out centre-parting my hair; slicking my fringe down flat while I decide if I’m going to grow it out. I’ve worn my hair with some kind of fringe since about 2003, so going for the middle part terrifies me a little. I’ve got a widows peak, an uneven hairline and a cowlick which the fringe did a superb job hiding… but sometimes it’s just so high maintenance that I can’t stand it. What do you think?

THOUGHTS ( 33 )



I love the center part and the lipstick.

Can’t believe you got that top from K Mart, it’s beautiful!

xox

Mez shared this comment on 02 March 2012 at 6:11 PM

this outfit is so succinctly you and i can’t believe you got that top from kmart! its amazing what you can find in department chain stores when you actually bother to look. love the zara heels the most though xx

chow shared this comment on 02 March 2012 at 6:29 PM

So beautiful

cristina rose shared this comment on 02 March 2012 at 6:58 PM

This outfit is beautiful. I love the way that top falls, the style is super cute – I can’t believe it came from Kmart! I think the center part actually looks really good on you.

Miss Peregrin shared this comment on 02 March 2012 at 6:58 PM

Cant believe the top is from Kmart too!
I am going to go have a look. I thought it was CG or something!
Looks lovely.
I can’t believe how different you look without a fringe.
I didn’t recognise you on instagram!
I think it looks nice though.
Fringe is so HM, I could never make regular trips to the HD for trims.
Bleughhhhh

cottonsocks shared this comment on 02 March 2012 at 7:04 PM

You look beautiful – this outfit is just amazing. I can’t believe that the top/pants are from K-Mart/Dotti either, they don’t look cheap at all. Your makeup is flawless as well x

Mary shared this comment on 02 March 2012 at 8:13 PM

I cant believe those pants are from dotti! I cannot get to a store fast enough!

fickle sense shared this comment on 03 March 2012 at 1:06 AM

I can’t understand why so many women are afraid of center parts- you look positively beautiful with your hair pulled back like that!

a stylized hysteria shared this comment on 03 March 2012 at 2:04 AM

I have always struggled with maintaining fringe when I decide to “try it one more time,” so kudos to you for maintaining it continuously for so long! I think your hair looks lovely with this style. Your outfit looks like it is relatively comfortable, easy, and functional (plus of course, it looks fantastic). Perfect!

Texy shared this comment on 03 March 2012 at 2:06 AM

Amazing outfit! Love the silver cuffs.

Nona shared this comment on 03 March 2012 at 2:41 AM

I love the centre part! I think it suits you. It’s very elegant & sophisticated — totally different but I think you should give it a shot! Changing your hair is so much fun, & if you decide you wanna go back to a fringe, you can! xoxox

Gala shared this comment on 03 March 2012 at 3:07 AM

I love this outfit, I’ve noticed my style is evolving into something quite similar and I’m much the same when it comes to shopping, often I like to save the pictures of the things I like then come back to look at them in a month or two to see if I still like them enough and they fit in with my style before I buy them xoxo

Cate shared this comment on 03 March 2012 at 4:02 AM

i almost always prefer a fringe but this actually becomes you. i’d stick with it for a while.

bixx shared this comment on 03 March 2012 at 11:55 AM

you look amazing, I can’t believe that outfit is from K-mart and dotti! love the centre part and the lipstick, the whole look is amazing x

aelie shared this comment on 03 March 2012 at 12:16 PM

You look amazing, i’m always flawed by how effortlessly chic you look. I love your hair like that, it set me back a minute, I was looking at the picture and thinking “somethings different” but couldn’t put my finger on what exactly. The fringe!

Natalie shared this comment on 03 March 2012 at 2:50 PM

You definitely look different without your usual fringe…but still gorgeous! I’m surprised the top was from KMart. Love what you’ve put together, especially those Zara heels.

Norlin shared this comment on 03 March 2012 at 5:48 PM

Another ‘like’ for the centre part! Looks great on your face and yes it is far less maintenance than a fringe. Could not believe when I looked to see which chain store your top was from – K-mart for the win!

jazziefizzle shared this comment on 03 March 2012 at 6:15 PM

It really suits you , you look very elegant and distinguished

Emma shared this comment on 03 March 2012 at 6:27 PM

You look so amazing, I love the little pop of red! New follower!

Lots of Love,

Lily from Red Brick Lipstick

Lily shared this comment on 03 March 2012 at 6:51 PM

I believe every choice of your styling is absolutely right and you’re beautiful!

Pinelopi shared this comment on 03 March 2012 at 10:24 PM

Your makeup and outfit look great and I love your wardrobe philosophy. Seems to be working out beautifully!

Nubby shared this comment on 04 March 2012 at 5:50 AM

the part suits you so so well, go for it! I love everything you wear ever, you should share some Melbourne shopping sites on your blog sometime because I plan on moving there next year!

Christina shared this comment on 04 March 2012 at 9:40 AM

Very great look!
I love!
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Ingrid // Pretty Harbor shared this comment on 04 March 2012 at 1:25 PM

I’m stunned about the top like a lot of other people, K-MART?! I work there haha. I never notice the clothes, I just assume that none of them will be that great. I’m impressed.

Magnet shared this comment on 04 March 2012 at 7:34 PM

centre-parting looks great on you!!! go for it, you can always cut it back if you change your mind :)
xxx

wobblinbetty shared this comment on 05 March 2012 at 7:11 AM

Girl, you rock that K-mart shirt! I’m so happy to hear you say that high fashion isn’t your priority, but rather your STYLE is. Amazing philosophy, and I definitely agree.

Also, I think the middle part suites you! Go for it :)

Hannah shared this comment on 05 March 2012 at 12:47 PM

This is amazing! Love the whole outfit!

Alessandra shared this comment on 06 March 2012 at 8:42 AM

Kmart! You look so polished lady, love the new do too

Sleekit x

Sleekit shared this comment on 06 March 2012 at 6:09 PM

I love looking at an outfit and thinking “wow i love everything about that”, and then reading it came from Kmart and dotti! You look wonderful and that top is gorgeous!!

xx

Bonnie Friday shared this comment on 07 March 2012 at 3:41 PM

Wowza, you look gorgeous, the centre part/no fringe really suits you! Loving the outfit too, what a bargain with the top. Wouldn’t have guessed that was from Kmart in a million years!

Frith shared this comment on 07 March 2012 at 10:33 PM

You look AH-MAZING! Love it all!

Laura shared this comment on 08 March 2012 at 9:19 AM

Here via The Fashion Nerd’s post.

This is a gorgeous outfit.

Kristian shared this comment on 13 March 2012 at 11:51 AM

Great read! Thanks!

Troy Richmann shared this comment on 22 March 2012 at 8:49 AM

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