hatspiration #inspo

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Hats seem to be all the rage this winter. And, well, I for one am super stoked about it. Usually, I’m too scared to wear them in fear that I will look silly or like I’m trying to hard. Which, if we’re honest is a possibility. The result of this is that my hat stand seems to wear more hats than I do (except during spring racing season when my hat boxes filled with feathery treasures come out).

Buying a hat? The trick is to find a hat that suits you, fits your head, is comfortable and goes perfectly with the type of outfit you plan to wear it with. Trial and error is the key, just pop into the store and try them all on. Perhaps take a friend with you who’ll give you their honest opinion.

Personally, I encourage you to do this when you’re pretty much wearing what you might plan to wear it with and make up on. It really is hard to gauge how you look in a hat when you’re looking pale and have your gym clothes on (unless you’re buying a baseball cap).

If you’re going to buy online, make sure you know what styles suit you first and that they have a sizing guide (for example, Lack of Colour have a great sizing guide). Finally, if you’re buying a wider brim hat, opt for a contrasting colour to what you traditionally wear so you don’t get completely lost under it.

Oh, and don’t be like me every other year. Be brave. Wear the hat! Just remember your manners and the appropriate occasions to wear it.

Turtle xox

Images sourced from web. Pinterest is great resource for finding your #hatspiration.

glitter friday #inspo

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It’s no big secret that I love Fridays. Most people I’ve worked with would know I have a (possibly annoying) habit of starting the day with the words “Guess what? Then, dramatically pausing for effect… “It’s Friday!”

I love Fridays for the obvious reasons, the weekend is on the horizon, everyone’s a bit more relaxed, there’s a nice cold glass of something waiting for me at the end of the day… etc. etc.

But, I also love Fridays because it’s the day I add an extra zing in my step by adding some fabulous bling to an otherwise casual outfit. Hence, why I also call Friday – Glitter Friday, Sparkle Friday and Giddiup Friday!

So, in the spirit of #glitterfriday… I trawled Pinterest for some sparkling inspiration. Enjoy!

Turtle xox

DISCLAIMER: Truth is bling can be for everyday… But not every day can be called Glitter Friday. 😉

excitement colours part 2: tickle me pink

Part two in my series on Edith Head’s aptly termed Excitement Colours, from her world-renowned book, How to Dress For Success. This post, Shocking Pink, which Edith calls “Schiaperelli’s gift to fashion excitement”.

Tickle Me Pink!

Shocking pink is not for everyone… yet this bold and intense colour is bound to capture everyone’s attention. Best suited to cooler skin tones (blue or pink undertones, pale white, yellowish or dark, brunettes and deep coloured eyes). So, if it’s not your shade… be the exception and accessorise!

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sass & bide Five Minutes Later pants – super comfy, super H-O-T

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Bobbi Brown Citrus, Cosmic Girl & Ultra Violet Lip Glosses
Neon & Nudes Collection launching February 2012

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The evian collaboration with Courrèges has produced a striking limited edition glass bottle for evian’s pure still water. Available exclusively from selected five star hotels and restaurants across Australia from the beginning of February. Also available from King & Godfree in Melbourne and Moncur Cellars Woollahra Hotel in Sydney.

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Emilio Pucci Neon Python iPad case

Tickle yourself pink this Summer… Oh so very cruise collection.

Turtle xox

Check out Excitement Colours Part 1: Purple Patch

Images sourced from the web.
Evian Courrèges image courtesy of PPR.
Bobbi Brown images courtesy of Bobbi Brown Australia.

excitement colours part 1: purple patch

In How to Dress for Success Edith Head eloquently enlightens us on ways we can… well… dress for success. In chapter seven of this popular book, Edith talks about the colours we can wear to suit our complexion and how we need to understand our colour aura (the colour of our eyes, complexion and hair). She also defines a range of colour groups, including, The Elegant Colours, The Young Colours, The Slimming Colours, The Excitement Colours, The Man-Pleasing Colours (men might be immediately attracted to red but they all wear blue. Single ladies, opt for blue), and The You Colours.

‘The Excitement Colours’ caught my attention because they’re fun and so very on trend right now! Edith says that they “never fail to get a second look.”

So with that in mind, I thought I’d do a series of posts on each of Edith’s excitement colours. Starting with purple in honour of Edith’s book.

Hope you enjoy!

Purple Patch!

Shades of purple, violet and lavender suit most colour auras – in particular fair to medium skin, blondes and brunettes.

Bec & Bridge: The Bianca Adventurer Fedora
Chosen by The Grand Social as the Most Wanted Accessory for Summer

Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow
Neon & Nudes Collection launching February 2012

Edith Head’s How to Dress for Success

Amethysts are said to be an extremely powerful and protective stone with strong healing, cleansing and spiritual powers. (The Crystal Bible, Judy Hall). They’re pretty too!

Turtle xox

Images sourced from the web.

Bobbi Brown images courtesy of Bobbi Brown Australia

mylookbook Spring Magazine online now!

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Looking for some inspiration for spring? Then check out mylookbook.com Spring magazine for some fab beauty, style and travel ideas. This online flip book mag also features some great blogger talent, including Mandy Shadforth from Oracle Fox.

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Check it out now and sign up for updates at the mylookbook.com blog

Turtle xox

What’s your May mantra?

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Wow! It’s May already. It’s come around so fast. We’re nearly half way through the year. Time to update my wall calendar.

For a couple of years now, I’ve created my own using kikki.K’s DIY Calendar

You can use snaps of your own, family and friends, or use it as a mini mood board for the month.

This month I’ve got one of the shots from the sass & bide papa sucre look book. And a quote I picked for the month:

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort!” – Herm Albright

What’s your mantra for May?

Turtle xox