Monday, August 24, 2015

Fresh To Death Cherry Blossom

 Here I am chasing cherry blossoms somewhat unsuccessfully over the weekend. A friend told me that the Abbotsford Convent had a beautiful cherry blossom tree in bloom so I checked the geotag on instagram and saw that it was in full bloom three days previously and decided to hedge my bets and venture down to see it in it's full beauty for myself. Unfortunately it seems three days was enough time for it to start to wilt, but it still was a pretty sight to see. I wore my new ultimate dream outfit comprising of pretty pastel pieces layered under an amazing black sheer patchwork dress from Gorman's incredible latest SS15 collection.

Outfit details
Pink leather jacket Gorman
Pink skivvy Uniqlo HeatTech Fleece Turtle Neck
Pink pleather skirt Revival from Dangerfield 
Sheer black patchwork dress Gorman
Pastel pink tights We Love Colors plus size tights. Free shipping to Australia right now!
Pink Brogues Topshop
Pink pom pom earrings Poms Jewellery
Charm necklace Gorman
Flower hair clip A girl in the street in Tokyo
Pink dog bag Thrifted from Savers

 I found this bag at Savers for only $3.99 and just had to have it for all it's amazing silly cuteness.

Pink dog bag Thrifted from Savers

 Oh I dyed my hair pink using Fudge recently, it was meant to be a little more pastel but it will fade out and I kinda like this bright pink anyway. What do you think?

 WOW look at that, I'm not wearing glasses! Yes I have finally got contact lenses. I've actually asked my optometrists over the years for contacts but was always told I probably couldn't wear them, but my new optometrist said I definitely could. There's actually no reason why I couldnt. I am so confused and angry about my previous optometrists saying I can't, was it purely and simply fat shaming - like there was no point in me wearing them as I was already fat and therefore ugly? I actually can't work it out. Sadly contacts wearing means I can't grow my nails long, at least not just yet as I still am getting used to putting them in. It took me over two hours on my first try to get them in but now it takes me under five minutes for both eyes and is getting easier and easier with each try. This means I can wear all my designer sunglasses now and not just stick to the few pairs that I had prescription lenses put into. Also hello fake eyelashes which I'm wearing above. I could never wear them previously as they would hit my glasses constantly. My makeup also needs to change slightly as it's a little too bold perhaps as I needed it to be stand out to be seen whilst wearing my specs. I'm still going to be wearing my glasses most days, contacts are just for special occasions or for days when I want to wear my sunnies. It's so weird to be able to clearly see my face when not wearing my glasses for the first time in years, which means I can clearly see what I'm doing when I'm doing my makeup too.


 I can wear sunglasses and SEE! Thank you contact lenses!

Pink sunglasses Craig & Karl for LeSpecs



Charm necklace Gorman


Pink sunglasses Craig & Karl for LeSpecs
Pink pom pom earrings Poms Jewellery
Charm necklace Gorman


Pastel pink tights We Love Colors plus size tights. Free shipping to Australia right now!
Pink Brogues Topshop

 Bonus #pinkcore outfit underneath.

Rosette Brooch Lightning Heart
Pink skivvy Uniqlo HeatTech Fleece Turtle Neck
Pink pleather skirt Revival from Dangerfield 
Pastel pink tights We Love Colors plus size tights. Free shipping to Australia right now!
Pink Brogues Topshop
Pink pom pom earrings Poms Jewellery


 If you follow me on instagram you would know that Lena Dunham followed me on instagram and commented on one of my photos "You are so fresh to death!!!' which was maybe the best moment of my life so far! So when I saw this 'fresh to death' rosette brooch pop up on my friend Phebe's Etsy store a few days later I knew I had to have it to celebrate that Lena Dunham moment forever and ever.

FRESH TO DEATH cos Lena Dunham said so!!! ✿♥‿♥✿

Rosette Brooch Lightning Heart

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28 comments:

  1. Oh my, the earrings are suuuuuuper cute, as is your outfit!
    In keeping with the theme, I'd name her Sakura! (insert cherry blossom emoji here)

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  2. Ahh I saw the Gorman collab with Doodad Fandango this morning and checked out the new Gorman collection (including those earrings) this morning and everything is so fun!
    Definitely would name the poodle Sassy, gotta love a cute pooch sporting a killer hairdo
    Btw I totally love your pick hair! :)

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  3. You are totes fresh to death, Lena Dunham is so right! I love your playfulness and positivity! Good inspiration for this new mom who often feels a little less than fresh to death lately ;). Oh, and I would name the pink poodle Stanley- no idea why!

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  4. Absolutely stunning as usual. You are a dream! I did see that Lena commented and followed, what a compliment! Truly jealous. Yay you got contacts! It truly helps with changing up the look and also with swimming, doing active things, without worrying about damaging your specs!

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  5. I'd call the poodle Nanette, because she looks French :P.
    @brittinboots

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  6. Love the blog Hayley! With help from my prep/one class I would name the poodle Mimi Sparklepants. πŸ˜•

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  7. Great blog Hayley! With the help of my Prep/one class I would name the poodle Mimi Sparklepants πŸ˜•

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  8. Such a cute look! That dog bag is superb :D
    Loving your pink hair <3

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  9. I would call her lady... Because she damn well knows she is

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  10. I can't believe how well someone can pull off pink. I have so much pink envy right now.
    I would name the poodle frenchie after the best pink lady !

    Keep up your fresh looks wonder woman !

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  11. Patricia the Poodle! Twitter @gocatgo1

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  12. Amazing look. That dress is incredible.

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  13. Love the shoes! I have a similar pair in lavender. I would name the little pup Principessa. This is one of the pet names I call my own apricot poodle. It means princess in Italian. Although my poodle is a male he has an effeminate nature

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  14. Such a sweet ensemble. I think the poodle should be called cherry blossom of course! XX

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  15. OMG I'm in love with this look especially your dress! <3 <3
    Let's name the poodle Kawaii which literally means cute :))

    Big Dreamer

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  16. Love the shoes! I have a similar pair in lavender. I would name the little pup Principessa. I nick named my own little apricot poodle this, it means princess in Italian. x

    eve.millington@hotmail.com

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  17. OMG! I just discovered your Insta and I am in love!
    I would names the poodle MΓΈ after my fav artist haha

    Twitter is: @mollyspink95 πŸ’•πŸ©

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  18. OMG, I love the last pictures! You look great! I know exactly how you feel about the contacts! I only wear them for special occasions or going to the pool. I have so many sunglasses yet unfortunately none of them are prescriptions so I can only wear them with contacts! The new hair color is amazing!
    Cookies, Chaos & C'est la Vie

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  19. I'd call a pink poodle Fairy Floss.

    That dress is such a winner :) Did you get given the clip just randomly by a girl on the street? I get given weird stuff by random people in Japan. The strangest was a wreath, a Christmas one not a funeral one! But it was in March.

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  20. Cute! Loving the Gorm & pink πŸ’•

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  21. That dress is so unique! And I really love all the pink.

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  22. I don't understand the link between being refused contacts and being fat. You have lost a fan.

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    1. Fat stigma is a real thing that fat people live with daily. The previous optometrists were all male. Contact lenses are considered a vanity product, if I am fat and already "ugly" in their eyes then there's no point in me trying to look beautiful to them. There was no actual medical reason for me not to be able to so it is honestly the only explanation.

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    2. Your optometrist refuses to do business because he is a male and you are fat. This goes deeper than I thought.

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  23. That is honestly the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Clearly you're not comfortable with yoir "curves" if you're so insecure as to link an optometrist with fat shaming. Get over yourself... Perhaps they were just a crappy optometrist? Not everyone is trying to oppress you.

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