New Adventures

I have decided to move away from Atypical Look and start something a little different.

I have created a new blog: Queen of Acc (accessories) which is also on bloglovin.

It is still pretty raw since I only made it 3 minutes ago, but I have planned it out for a while and have so many ideas and future ambitions, so I hope you follow me while I take on a new cyber adventure.

Here is a preview of things to come on the new blog.

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Feeling Oriental

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Today there was the slightest ray of sunshine during the winter months so I thought I would go for a more summery look today – somewhat wishful thinking since it was still freezing outside.

I haven’t pulled out this Kimono from my wardrobe until today. I was always so afraid of wearing it because it looked so much like a oriental bed robe. But I remembered that’s what I loved about the piece originally. It’s the prefect accessory to dress up any plain t-shirt and jeans outfit. And with the wind blowing, as the cape flew up my back, it sure created a statement. With only basics to accompany it, I wanted to let the kimono be the shining element.

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Pink Stitch Kimono

Bardot Jeans

Portmans Basic Top

Portmans Waist Belt

Tony Bianco Platforms (similar here)

Hermes Inspired Cuff (eBay)

The Pros of Retail

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Today was the first day at my new job…in retail! I have been working in the hospitality industry for nearly 5 years – I was definitely due for a change. From cinemas, to juice, bars, restaurants and cafes to Bardot. I was a regular customer there, so being able to buy their clothes discounted and then claim on tax is perfect for me! I never really realised how dangerous it si to work in retail (regarding my hip pocket). When I am putting stock away, I am just hunting for my next purchase. And the list is getting increasingly long.

Today was my first day and I went for a more sporty look. These leather joggers were the best buy. They’re so comfortable, I feel like I’m wearing sweats. That was negated however by the shoes. I know I have worm them three posts in a row; but what can I say, I’m in love. And to get this look shop at Bardot! (not advertising, I’m just really excited about this new job). The change from black uniforms to basically the outfit of my choice is so liberating. I don’t know why I didn’t make the transition sooner.

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Bardot Singlet

Bardot Leather Joggers

Deena & Ozzy Heels

Lovisa Chain

Armani Exchange Watch

Assorted Rings

Baggy

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Today was another lazy day for me. I have to say I’m enjoying my time off, but I do miss being busy. To reflect my current mood I went for a super compfy outfit for today: boyfriend jeans and an oversized boys tee. Of course I needed to bling it up with a statement necklace and some cool shoes. I actually made the necklace myself – inspired by the Kids necklace in my “New Kids On The Block” post. They don’t stock the colour I requested so I decided to make my own. I loved the whole process, however simple it was. But it got me thinking about future DIY jewelry designs. I am feeling a little inspired. I was even looking up jewerly design and construction courses. Now that I have time off for the next month or so it would be the perfect opportunity. I guess we shall see….

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Thifted Boyfriend Jeans

Cotton On Mens T-Shirt

Deena & Ozzy Heels

Colette Hayman Bag

DIY Necklace

Winter Warmer

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There’s nothing more essential in a winter wardrobe than an oversized knit. I’ve taken a bit of inspiration from Aimee Song of Song of Style’s layering look: teaming a tartan shirt with a ribbed sweater. It’s also a great way to keep extra warm this winter.

Also, my Deena & Ozzy beauties finally arrived last week, and I am excited to parade them around. I was so hesitant to purchase them – sitting in my shopping bad for two weeks – but I’m glad I made the plunge.

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Boutique Oversized Knit

Cotton On Shirt

Wrangler Jeans

Deena & Ozzy Heels

Armani Exchange Watch

Claw Bangle from eBay

Assorted Rings

Feeding A Small Army

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A couple of nights ago my parents took me out to dinner to get me out of the house during my exam studies. I had been under so much pressure that a shouted calorie fest was just what I needed. Plus, I really needed to get out of my Addidas track pants and oversized soccer t-shirt.

Going to the restaurant with very empty stomachs, we did order one entree between us and a main each. Little did we know the portion size of each main was enough to feed three people. Just as the title suggests it was enough to feed a small army. But being an Italian family we were up for the challenge. Lucky my pants were loose.

Also, I am probably so behind but I am totally loving these Hermes cuffs that are on trend right now. I had seen a lot in black or white, but as soon as I saw an orange and gold I knew I had to get it. I probably have a little bit of an obsession with orange at the moment. I am currently hunting for an orange tassel necklace. The one I posted in my previous post seems to be a winner.

P.S. I feel bad that I waited over a week to do an outfit post, but exams have been a massive suck of time. But now I’m finished and hopefully updating outfits everyday.

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Topshop Pants

Stussy Tank (similar here)

Vintage Leather Jacket

Hermes Inspired Cuff

Sportsgirl Sunglasses

Kouture Wedges

ISABEL MARANT FOR H&M!!

H&M has had some spectacular collaborations over the past decade – from the luxury designer brands such as Roberto Cavalli and Versace to celebrity collaborations with the likes of Madonna and Kylie Minogue. But this newly announced collaboration with Isabel Marant, expected to launch on the 14th of November this year, is possibly the most exciting yet. With the celebrity and designer collaborations selling out within hours of stock being put on the shelves, Isabel Marant’s collection will surely adhere to the tradition – having created such a stir within hours of the collaboration being announced. This is definitely a monumental occasion on the 2013 fashion calendar.

The collection will feature clothing and accessories for men and women. Isabel Marant gave a short indication of the direction of her collection saying, “I aim to create something real, that women want to wear in their everyday lives, with a certain carelessness, which I think is very Parisian: you dress up, but do not pay too much attention and still look sexy. The collection is infused with this kind of easiness and attitude. Everything can be mixed following one’s own instincts: my take on fashion is all about personality.” Although she says she represents the “French girl”, Isabel’s designers has transcended national borders and touched the hearts and wardrobes of girls and women all over the world. This collaboration with such a successful and accessible brand will allow the whole world to own their very own Marant piece that they would have previously lusted over – I know I have.

Unfortunately, there are only murmurs of H&M coming to Australia in time for the collaboration. I think I might have to make a special trip otherwise to take a peek at the new collection for myself; hopefully bringing home a few.

Below are a few previews of H&M’s previous collaborations.

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Versace: www.fashiongonerogue.com

Marni: www.vogue.co.uk

Kylie: www.fanpop.com

Comme des Garcons: www.thefashionisto.com