Category Archives: Random Ramblings

MOTHER’S DAY COMPETITION

There is no greater challenge than being a parent- the weight of responsibility that rests on your shoulders is overwhelming, as you are charged with the care and protection of this human being (or multiple human beings) you love like nothing else in this world.

For me, Mother’s Day is the day I look forward to most- more than Christmas, more than my birthday- more than anything!

While it’s great day to get spoilt, the best thing about Mother’s Day is that finally, for one day a year, all the mums of the world get a THANK YOU and a nod of appreication for all the hard work they do.

The level of self-sacrifice a mother has is astounding- there is nothing a mum won’t do for her kids.

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To celebrate Mother’s Day we have teamed up with MISS MINIT  to give you the chance to win this amazing gift pack worth $120.00! The prize pack  includes cushions, gel pads and heel grips to alleviate discomfort, as well as a bottle of water & stain protector, polish pens and shoe shine cloth to help you maintain the lustre of your precious shoes and handbags.

TO ENTER:

  • Follow me on my Instagram ALLDRESSEDUPBLOG
  • Regram the below picture with hashtag #missminit #mothersday and tell us in 15 words or less what Mother’s Day means to youIMG_5965
  • Entries close midnight 11th May.
  • The best answer will be announced by Friday 16th May via my Instagram so make sure you follow along to see if you’ve won!

Good luck lovely ladies!

T xxx

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1st MILESTONE

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We went along to my god-daughter’s 1st Birthday party today- how time flies! I remember we were just at her christening and now she has reached her first birthday milestone!

The sun came out and made it a perfect day for face painting, playing and eating good food in the company of friends- all things that make a fantastic 1st birthday party.

Millie was such a good little lady, sitting still enough to let fairy Amanda paint her face, and generally getting passed from person to person for squishy cuddles without complaining or crying… my kids were not that well behaved at their 1st birthday parties for sure!

Happy Birthday Millie Moo! We love you!

Hope you had a fab weekend!

T xxx

TOP: super old

SKIRT: Zara (available in stores now)

SHOES: Valentino

SUNGLASSES: LeSpecs

 

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NEUTRAL

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My love for leopard knows no bounds- Jenna Lyons of J Crew pretty much sums up how I feel… Leopard IS a neutral!

T xxx

T-Shirt: Bardot, Skirt: One Teaspoon, Boots: Chloe, Sunglasses: LeSpecs

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WORD!

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Words I live by!

T xxx

All images taken from Pinterest

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Getting The Creative Juices Going

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Got to catch up with my friend Kitty tonight to talk all things blogging/creating/fashion- she’s given me great encouragement from the beginning and tonight it was so awesome to get good advice and have an understanding ear to vent to!

We also got our creative juices going- As I’ve mentioned before in this blog, Kitty is the amazing talent behind MARIKIT BY KITTY CHOY– lush hand-knitted pieces made to order using vintage yarns sourced from all over the world. I’ve asked her to create a couple of pieces for me… But she’s so bogged down with orders it may be a while until I can show them off… All good things come to those who wait I guess!

Thanks for listening Kit xx

T xxx

Denim Vest: J Crew, T-Shirt: Cotton On, Skirt: Witchery, Shoes: 3.1 Phillip Lim

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Finally

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I finally got my hands on a copy of PORTER magazine and sat down yesterday while the kids had a nap to relish every beautiful page… BLISS…

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Renegade Collective

Last week on my lunch break I went to my local Woolworths for sushi and a magazine.

Normally I buy ELLE, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and Instyle- but on this particular day I found myself buying a title I’ve never looked at before- RENEGADE COLLECTIVE.

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The cover drew me instantly- Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl, ultimate blogger success story, looking as beautiful as always. I wanted to buy it just for the article on Nicole, but I also wanted to see if there were any other stories in there that would be of interest. Flicking through I found myself getting a bit excited at what I saw:

– an article on Kristie Kahler, creator of one of my fav labels Winston Wolfe

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– an article on Blog School

– an article on Beyonce

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DONE! I couldn’t wait to get home and start reading.

You all know about my episode last week on The Universe. Well, I think this was another one of those moments when The Universe was talking to me.

This magazine is AMAZING.

I normally skim through the articles, only reading the ones that interest me (normally trend/collection related) and I’m really more drawn to the pictures/fashion editorial content.

I read Renegade Collective from cover to cover- I mean I read EVER. SINGLE. ARTICLE.

I’m one of the freaks of the world that love high fashion magazine ads. This magazine has NONE of those.

What this magazine is about is INSPIRATION.

It’s jammed packed with entrepreneurial success stories from all over the world, covering industries from fashion to technology to travel.

From well-known personalities to those just starting out, it was a wealth of information with one clear message:

IF YOU LOVE IT GET OUT THERE AND DO IT. YOU CAN MAKE IT WORK IF YOU WANT IT ENOUGH.

Throw into that a page here and there dedicated to inspirational quotes-

movers and shakers… only those who risk going too far can possibly find out just how far one can go. T.S Elliot

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and you’d have to be dead to not feel inspired.

And while I will always love my glossy fashion bibles (I am highly superficial after all), I must admit, it was refreshing to read, I mean really read a magazine for a change.

I can’t remember the last time I went to bed with my head so full of ideas, and dreams and hope.

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The magazine tag line reads:

game changers | thought leaders | rule breakers | style makers

Enough said.

T xxx

 

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