Friday, December 31, 2010

Dear 2011




 Dress: Vintage, Thrifted (thanks to Caleb)
Shoes: Vintage, Thrifted

I took a few snaps before going out last night. It was almost nightfall and I'm so glad they didn't turn out too horribly. I have been so incredibly busy lately that I have been struggling to keep up with everything this blog included, I will try harder though. I haven't made any resolutions, I never do I have always had the mindset that if I don't like something I change it right away, that way an impatient person like me doesn't have to wait for results. I just hope for this coming year that I continue to live a happy life, filled with all the people and all the things I love. What more could I want than that?

Caleb was so sweet yesterday. He had a very long day and still didn't whine about me asking for this dress to be altered for me, he is much better at sewing than I am- hope he doesn't mind me saying that-. It was huge when I thrifted it, so he cut it short and took it in, in just a matter of minutes! Now I can proudly say it is one of most favourite dresses, If just for the collar alone!

I got my hair done too, It is much darker with thicker bangs, my never ending quest for Zooey Deschanel's hair is finally getting closer to what I want. Now if only I could magically make it grow long and elegantly tangled. Does anyone know how to make a blunt cut fringe not so blocky (bangs for the Americans reading) I often worry mine has a sort of lego hair quality about it.

Hope everyone enjoyed their New Years! Mine was quite short lived and I got to bed pretty early for me, like the wee nana I am sometimes. Happy 2011!!

P.S I would just like to introduce you all to my friends the hose and the potted plant (pictured) I hope they don't make regular appearances in the blog. I am a little confused as to why we have a hose anyway, our little courtyard is all concrete...

50 comments:

  1. That dress is so gorgeous! The collar is perfect, and if you don't mind me saying, you actually look incredibly like Zooey Deschanel. Best wishes for 2011 x

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  2. You look so lovely, that dress is mighty pretty. I am on the same hair quest as you and I have the exact same issue with my fringe. If you ever find out the answer please tell me!

    xx

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  3. Oh wow - that dress is adorable, such a pretty colour and style. And that was so nice of your boyfriend. He sounds like a keeper for his sewing abilities alone! Heheh.

    Thank you for your sweet comment (as always). I really love your style of writing too, and the fact that you are a fellow New Zealander!!

    X

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  4. The dress is amazing! I'm very jealous. Also I love the colours of these photos, they seem very warm and summery. And your hair looks lovely; don't change a thing!

    Charlotte
    ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES

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  5. The photos are so adorable! Happy new year! :)

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  6. that collar! my oh my, what a find. your hair looks absolutely wonderful by the way.
    xxxx

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  7. I'm just jealous that you seem to be able to grow your hair past your shoulders... that never happens to me. I think I need my boyfriend to learn how to sew! The dress has turned out wonderfully! Happy New Year Ayesha!

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  8. wow.. love ur dress. it's so cute!:3
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  9. That dress is adorable! I am in love with the huge collar, and it's such a nice colour also!

    xxxx

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  10. Hiya Ayesha,

    Cut your fringe with the scissors pointing upwards to the top of your head, at a slight angle. Sounds crazy but that's how the hairdressers do it and there's a nice subtle feathered effect on the blunt cut. Do a little at a time and you won't get it wrong!

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  11. loving the hair! hope you have a great New Year!
    xxo
    CESTDEMODE.blogspot.com

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  12. I was just thinking about how much you look like Zooey Deschanel when I first saw these pictures! Your dress is so cute, I love it.
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  13. such pretty photos. i love that dress! anyway, just found your blog and it's so inspiring. the graphics and layout is so adorable! definitely following.
    happy 2011!

    xx

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  14. I can't believe Caleb does sewing work on your dresses for you! That's wonderful. What a lovely lovely dress . . . hope you have a great weekend and lots of time for blogging (fingers crossed!) :)

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  15. too cute :) i love it

    http://escapetotoyland.blogspot.com/

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  16. This dress is so gorgeous! The color is pretty and that collar is fabulous.
    Happy 2011 lady!

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  17. ah! Such a PERFECT post. I just found your blog, and its lovely. I am in love with that dress - the collar is amazing. I wish more shops were selling this sort of design. Love it all, and following! panda xo

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  18. Zooey Deschanel is an amazing style icon to aspire to....and beautiful dress!! I love the collar and how bold it is....I just thrifted a dress that reminds me of Zooey Deschanel in 500 Days of Summer!! I've been meaning to alter it for ages- it just needs a bit of hemming. This post may just push me into finally doing it ;)

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  19. ahh i love all of this. the collar on that dress is amazing! and your new haircut is perfect!

    FASHIONMADEMEFUNKY
    www.fashionmademefunky.blogspot.com

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  20. That dress looks lovely on you. The collar is quite spectacular indeed. As for a less blocky fringe - maybe try snipping at the ends with the scissors vertically. If that makes any sense. But don't take my word for it! I wouldn't want to be responsible for massacring someone else's hair! haha

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  21. I absolutely love your blog! Finally another kiwi blog :) And not only that but I've bought so many beautiful vintage items of you on trade me! I've always been in awe of the amazing clothes you're wearing.
    Am definetly following :)
    Anna xx

    http://thedandelionbreaker.blogspot.com/

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  22. The dress is so darling! I love it on you! The color is gorgeous. HAPPY NEW YEAR! You remind me of Zooey Deschanel!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  23. Your hair and style is always going to look so pretty. The only way to make it less blocky is by thinning it out? best solution is to go to the salon or buy a razor and thin it out yourself :)
    And its amazing how you got your bf to sew your dress! My bf cant even pick up a needle

    xxx Happy new year

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  24. I love your dress, it's theatrical. Thanks for sharing the photos and drop by me too when you have time.

    Cheers.

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  25. That's so awesome that he did that for you!

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  26. Adorable dress and happy new year!

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  27. You look so much like Zooey Deschanel in these pictures :)

    Hope you have a wonderful 2011!

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  28. happy new year! the dress looks gorgeous - wish i had someone to do my alterations :) x

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  29. Cool dress, love the color!

    Following your blog now, hope youll like to follow mine too : )

    www.baublesandbangles.blogspot.com

    -Stephanie

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  30. These photos are just perfect :)
    Happy New Year !

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  31. You are so so pretty! I love the dress, such an adorable treasure.
    Have a lovely new year ;)

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  32. Great dress, it reminds me of Rachel Antonoff's SS11 collection.

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  33. such a lovely dress! A great color on you!

    Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! I hope that 2011 is an amazing year for you and yours!

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  35. P.S I just added your to my list of favourite reads, on my blog www.shesgotaspassionforfashion.blogspot.com x

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  36. i love the dress! just came across your blog its so lovely! ill definatly will be following. x

    http://peaceandloveand.blogspot.com

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  37. Your hair looks really nice. However, I have no advice on the bangs front since I really only tried it once, and it looked so terrible that I grew them out right away. Maybe mouse would help? I just use that shit all the time, I love it.

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  38. Love the collar of the dress! :)
    Hope you will have a Happy 2011:)
    xx

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  39. such a cute dress, great collar.

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  40. gorgeous, i love your blog im following!
    loadsofashion.blogspot.com

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  41. Adorable dress! Absolutely love it, and you look amazing :)

    http://style-palate.blogspot.com/

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  42. Wow ! The collar of this dress is so original.

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  43. Beautiful dress! Love the statement collar!

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  44. this dress is lovely.. the collar is huge! x

    http://umybrowneyedgirl.blogspot.com

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  45. amazing dress!! I think the blockey fringe is all in the blow wave. Get one of those round brushes and roll it on under :)

    Awesome blog
    http://bruisesandbellcurves.blogspot.com.au/

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