Sunday, September 14, 2014

Purple Picnic

 Hello sunshine! Where have you been? It's so good to see you again, thanks for stopping by. So good infact I decided to spend all day yesterday soaking you up in the park. Being 'Fashion Hayley' I couldn't just head to the park in any old garb, no I had to dress up in a crazy all lilac outfit that even accidentally (on purpose) matched my bicycle! Oh, and with a perfectly styled picnic in tow too! My local park was full of people enjoying the sunshine too, which was lovely. Bumped into a few friends. I do love my little Melbourne bubble ever so much. I've been waiting for a chance to use my new picnic basket I bought at a local op shop, it's the cutest picnic basket I have ever seen I think.

 I am in freaking LOVE with this whole outfit from City Chic. Yes to the matching prints, yes to the lilac and yes to the painterly floral design. It's probably my most favourite outfit from City Chic ever to be honest, a big departure from their usual collections which I'm very excited about. They just keep on getting more and more bold and fashion forward which I think is needed in the plus size fashion arena. I have wanted a full matching print set for a while now, so I couldn't say no to these when I saw them in store. The best part is Julia Pound the ever stylish buyer and owner of hip Melbourne boutique Dagmar Rousset complimented me on the look and couldn't get over the fact that it was by a plus size brand. I love when that happens, when plus size fashion is coveted by fashion forward straight sized people because for once they can feel our pain of not being able to fit into something awesome. And awesome this look is!

Outfit details
Floral denim pinafore dress City Chic
Floral denim jacket City Chic
Lilac jelly heels Juju Babes from ASOS
Lilac glasses Bespecd Minsk in lilac
Lipstick Limecrime D'lilac
Bangle House of Baulch
Lilac ring Ambush from a sample sale in Tokyo
Pom pom earrings Gift

 I'm still loving my lilac Reid Cycles vintage style bicycle one year on, Mine hasn't had any of the mechanical issues that some people wrote to me about. Although we bought my sister a mint green one for Christmas and she did have an issue with the chain/gears but that was covered by her warranty. She also rides hers every day to and from work whereas I'm more of a casual weekend rider. Just to note that I did actually buy both of these mentioned bikes, they weren't gifted to me at all, so this is an honest and upfront review of them. For me it's perfect for getting around my neighbourhood AND is just so cute so really it's a win win situation. Cute and useful, what's not to love?

 I'm addicted to my shellac manicures. So much so that I've almost sold my entire nail polish collection. Why paint my own nails when shellac lasts so much longer and doesn't chip at all? I'm in love with Goddess of Nails and Beauty at the Emporium because they have the most amazing selection of colours I have ever seen as I shared over on my instagram. There is almost too many to choose from. I've been getting a pink base colour with glitter over the top for the past few months which is fun but maybe I need to change it up a bit. Not sure what to try next, any ideas?

Bangle House of Baulch
Lilac ring Ambush from a sample sale in Tokyo
Nails Goddess of Nails and Beauty at the Emporium

Spring means my jelly sandals are back in action. Hello lilac Juju Babes from ASOS, I love you (。♥‿♥。)


  1. love this matching lilac suit, and I practically drooled over the bracelet you wore with it, it's perfect

  2. Dreamgirl! You always look so good but this is iconic. Love your work!

  3. the dress is gorgeous! i love the park, it reminds me of savannah, ga. your bike is too cute as well!

  4. Love everything about this look, especially that you match your bicycle! :) What a fun post!

    <3 Megan

  5. Words actually cannot explain how much I love this post!

  6. Seriously, when I saw this set go up on the CC site, I did this weird little dance in my seat. It's SO gorgeous & you totally rock it! One of the things I want to get when I move to Melbourne is a bike, I miss bike riding.


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