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Sparkle and Suede

9 June 2010

Clothes from Birdnest and Shoes from Betts

Glossy magazines with pages and pages of fashion spreads and outfit layouts (like the one above)… are always a lot of fun to browse. It’s like window shopping, by outfit – ON SPEED. I like.

When you flip through a magazine, there is always that magical, silly-girl moment as your eyes fall on an outfit and you go, OMG THAT IS AMAZING! WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT YOU COULD WEAR A MILITARY VEST OVER A FLORAL DRESS AND STILL LOOK SO GOOD!!

Then after 5 seconds of drooling, you realise, “Hang on, that would look absolutely crap on me!”

And then you sigh “Ok. Someone show me what real people are wearing please.”

Thus I thought it might be fun to create a simple outfit layout of what I wore the other night.

Clothes from Birdnest and Shoes from Betts

My husband and I went out to dinner and then out to a bar for a drink, for our weekly date night. I thought I’d dress up a little more than my usual jeans and boots!

Dress: Living Doll Dark Night Dress from
I wasn’t too sure about this dress when I saw it online – in particular, the quality of the sequins. But Living Doll is a pretty good brand (the label is stocked at David Jones) so I took a punt. I was SO HAPPY that I chose it in the end! It is such a pretty and easy to wear party dress.

Jacket: Living Doll Epic Shoulder Jacket from
I love the sharp shoulders! Again a really easy to wear jacket – dress up with dress and heels, or dress down with jeans and a top.

Shoes: Purple Suede Pumps from
These shoes are simply stunning for winter! They come in black and purple suede, and black leather-look.

Earrings: I couldn’t find the earrings I was wearing online, but they looked similar to these Samantha Wills earrings.

View all jewellery from Birdsnest, including brands like Samantha Wills, Adorn, Polli and more.

Don’t forget to check out the Winter Sale Page at Birdsnest.

Happy shopping everyone!

( See all my Daily Outfits here )

Check out more of my favourite online shops in my Women’s Online Fashion Shopping Guide.