Unfortunately in my hunt for The Rachel Zoe Project, my computer decided to catch itself a brilliant virus.
I hate this malware in particular. As it masquerades itself as a anti-virus program and cons people into giving out their credit card numbers to get it fixed. Pftttt, I am too much of a savvy Gen-Yer to fall for that. The annoying part of this virus is that it basically freezes any applications I open. No internet, No MS Word, Nno Photoshop.. No nothing.
Very very annoying. However it has been picked up this morning to go and get itself sorted. Yewwwww...
As I am still waiting for my new MacBook Pro, I have been without the internet and blogging world for quite some time now.
Ekka Races is all about, I decided that I would quit being such wuss and actually attend this year. And being one of prioratising my closet before much else , I had to make sure that I had an outfit (case in point, I made sure I had a whole outfit even before I bought tickets to the races). Although, the races is infamous for its atendees in tacky shiny material and short short dresses combating high high heels, I decided that I would definitely take another approach if I wanted to feel comfortable.
Hey if this is your thing, then go for it I say. But for those who want to take a less lazy option, try going for something else!
I tried the soft girly approach. Even the "oh, I just turned 18" cocktail dress approach. And honestly I just cant bring myself to wear something like that, cause its not me, PLUS I couldn't pull that off even if I tried. My first outing as an 18 year old, I was wearing skinny jeans and a kaftan with beads. Very far from a cocktail dress. Hahaha...
After trawling through my wardrobe, there it was sitting there ready for me to present it to the world. Its a vintage checkered turquoise 70s dress that I bought a while back which has a simple cut and ruffly shoulders. And I started to style a whole outfit around this dress. And I realised last night, that these pictures (below) from The Sartorialist definitely played an important part in the styling.
LESS CHEAP AND SHINY AND MORE MAD MEN.
I paired the turquoise dress with a matching cardigan, belted together with a black slim belt from Sportsgirl + red clogs from Sportsgirl and some cooooool bohemian turquoise/coral and silver jewellery from Tree of Life. Also wearing my faux Alexander Wangs and probably a tan bucket bag :)
The first three images from The Sartorialist that inspired the Kentucky Derby esque ensemble.
So really the 40s in general.. haha with a Bohemian Twist.
Hopefully I can get a picture up here before I leave tomorrow morning for my champagne b'fast... where it will just be messy lets say.
AND YOU CAN DEFINITELY BET ON ME WEARING A WINGED EYELINE AND CORAL RED LIPS :)
cheers, untill another day! :)
thank again for reading.
kazz; xo amped+dangerous.
sources: cnet.com.au // jollypeople.com // fashionscene.com.au // sportsgirl // designyoutrust.com // The Sartorialist // swingfashionista.com // seafoodcruise.com