Sunday, August 18, 2013

Caboodle Street...

it's finally here!
let's celebrate with virtual champagne!
the long hours have paid off (thanks Dave) and Caboodle St is finally a reality!

so it's time to say goodbye to dan dressed me at this blogspot location, and move forward in life. on to better things with more topics. there will be so many more things for you to enjoy at caboodle street. time to take a walk and head on over. thank you for your commitment to me and my hand made header photo, but it's time for clear text and a fancy new page!

for the whole kit and caboodle click..


dan xx

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

leather sleeves

bought this coat the other day. it's a couple of sizes too big for me, but i'm really trying to make it work. sometimes i'm just unsure when over sized is no longer stylish and just simply too big.

had a small interruption. heavy duty vehicle passing through.

boots: Topshop (alternatives here or here)
necklace: Sportsgirl

 this dress when not on actually looks like a big rectangle with these large triangles attatched to each side. kind of like a rocket. then you wrap the launch pad triangles and wrap them up, and ta-da. you have a super cute fited dress. i think the idea is groovy, as well as the pattern. the dress is totally adaptable to each season so i'm pretty pleased with the purchase. also, it would seem that i am not in new york. i am still here in perth. the trip has been delayed for anyone wondering. official departure date is dec 26th. i'm going to da snowwww. i'm excited. also excited about my new blog. its nearly done! working away as we speak.

dan xx

Thursday, May 30, 2013

last day of autumn

this last day of autumn was as though winter wanted to tell us it was really here. good thing i had my new scanlan and theodore jumper to keep me warm!

shirt: Vintage Country Road
jumper: Scanlan and Theodore
scarf: D-lux
boots: Soles

honestly. today was freezata! the loveliest thing (also most regretful) was visiting Rochelle Adonis for high tea. me mamma and me sister and i ventured through the ice only to find shelter in the cutest marble table-topped, sweet-filled, and tea-warmed room. it was pretty delicious. but as usual i over indulged to the point where i could no longer enjoy the food. still, it was a really nice experience and i will probably go back. now. on to the really great thing about today. it was, once again, wearing my pea soup / army green slightly mulleted jumper from scanlan. i have been mildly obsessed with scanlan lately, and it really has been detrimental to my savings. but really, when you have genuine love for a piece of clothing, cost shouldn't get in the way. ha. i wish that's how it worked.
dan xx

Monday, May 20, 2013

makeup talk...

here are some photos i took of my sister a while ago to build my makeup folio and her modelling folio. it was a lot of fun, but almost impossible to make her flawless skin look bad. so you could say it was easy. nonetheless, i think the makeup is pretty snazzy...

if you're in need of a makeup artist / photographer / stylist, i'm your girl.
dan xx

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

asos lace

i've recently had to slow down on my asos addiction. but this shirt is just one of the many (black) items i have purchased on sale!

blouse: asos
dress: vintage
necklace: asos

so. asos. i've been like a crazy person scrolling through their site almost every night. not necessarily purchasing, but just being annoying. like putting things in my basket and taking out the things that i don't really need until it becomes empty again and i restart my search. i feel like every time i get asked where i got this new item, my answer is asos. yet it only applies to black. honestly. i have bought SO many black things. it's kind of sad. it's also sad that i have even been spending, seeing as i am off to new york in just under two months. it's like two months seems like so much time, but i know it will disappear. i need to get on the dont-buy-food band wagon and seriously save. but is it a problem that i feel like i can socialise unless it's over some sort of mutual meal? anyway, how did i manage to get back on the topic of eating? goodness. in my new blog i must post about delicious things that i have been eating. and speaking of the new blog, it is getting there. it's going to be a whole new world of awesome things, and hopefully in somewhat of an organised, easy to navigate, but super cool looking site. i tell you, the more talk about this new blog the more work i have to do to actually make it half of how i am describing to you! have fun pretend online shopping.
dan xx

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

birthday louis.


i have been the world's luckiest 21 year old this year. amazing gifts. but the best of all, my sister's engagement the morning after my birthday. will tell you more...

top: vintage
pants: big w (don't judge)
shoes: scanlan and theodore
bag: louis vuitton 
cuff: balenciaga 
necklace: lovisa

so in my absence, i have had a 21st birthday party which resulted in a great night with friends, much money for my NYC endeavours, a louis vuitton with my initials monogrammed into the strap, scanlan and theodore silver platforms, a plummy zimmerman jumpsuit, and a balenciaga cuff. um. did i mention i was the luckiest 21 year old in the world? i'll show you a photo of the night where i will display to you the amazingness that is my silver shoes, and my jumpsuit! and i must say, i faired the night well considering i had nightmares about looking like i was sporting a grill in my photos. and by that i mean, the ridiculousness of my braces, which now have gold hooks either side. i was afraid of them being too 'bling-y', if that's even a way to describe orthodontic accessories. anyway, the night was a great success! and to top it all off, my sister got engaged! you must understand that her and her boyfriend fiance have been dating for over 7 years, so let's say i was more than waiting for it to happen. i think i was more emotional than she was. not really. but honestly, i was bad. when she walked up to me that morning and said hello with a cheeky grin, i thought she was just happy about how much cleaning up we had left to do from the party. but no, oh no. she quickly pulled her hand out in front of my face to show off her ring, to which i responded by quietly screaming, jumping up and down and then throwing my face in my hands as i burst in to tears. looking back it was pretty dramatic. but honestly, i couldn't be left alone that day without wanting to cry with sheer joy. i know. lame. but seriously, it made my weekend one of the most memorable weekends of my life.
those of you who'd like further detail in to the accounts of me finding out about the engagement, and a 1000 word essay on my euphoric feelings on the matter, please, leave a comment. lol. jokes. but really i could. lots of love and wedding planning.
dan xx

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

beauty obsessions

i've been getting some questions in regards to makeup and brands that i use. so here are a few of my favourite products. my obsessions do sway, but this is currently where im at.

it removes makeup really easy, but doesn't leave any residue on the face. being water based it's fresh and infused with natural flowers to tone also. win-win!
it's such a luxurious mascara. i wear it every day mostly because it makes my lashes long and even, but also mostly because it smells like roses and is GENTLE on your eyes!
i use this on my cheekbones underneath foundation, and then press it in over the top too. it adds such a beautiful glow, even when you're not wearing foundation.
the. best. liquid. liner. i. have. ever. used. nuff said.
such a fun colour and it's really opaque which means you don't have to layer it to get the effect.
i wear this as a night cream. my skin is pretty normal but definitely tends to get dry so this super thick hydrating magic is so delicious for my skin to sleep in.
love the colour of this. it's a little less plum and little more wine. and the texture of these lip pencils is creamy to apply, but they dry to your lips and last quite a while.
honestly, this stuff works. i was born with long enough lashes already, but using this has made them conditioned and really just even. it curls your lashes too which means you don't have to wear as much mascara to make your lashes long. i swear by this. you probably won't notice anything for a couple of weeks, but after about a month you'll be obsessed too.
it lives up to what it says. i wear this as a primer for full foundation, or alone as foundation. also use it to highlight my cheek bones or hydrate under my eyes. it's such a good product and looks incredible by itself or to compliment other products. for those of you who like a glow-y finish, you need this.

dan xx

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

summer sneaker

something a little casual for those warm, relaxed, dirty hair type days.

shorts: Oh Henry!
shoes: somewhere in Paris

this is a pretty typical outfit for me in the warmer weather. and lately i've been thinking about sneakers a lot. i find that they just somehow have the power to make any outfit look complete and that little bit more cool than just a sandal or thongs (flip-flops) would do. mum bought these from somewhere in paris on our trip 2 years ago and i only just remembered they existed. i love it when that happens. you buy something and wear it and love it, then forget about for a prolonged period of time, and in some event (usually cleaning out cupboards) you find them again. it's like getting new clothing. yet more like an old love. rekindling a flame. it's kind of special and romantic. well, as romantic as inanimate objects can be. if at all. 
speaking of an old love. new york. yes. new york. and when i say old love i am referring not to the fact that we have held each other in one another's arms, but the fact that i have dreamt of the moment that we would embrace for years now, which by my standards makes me pretty much in love. and the time has finally come for this union to become a reality. and in the best way possible too - with my best friend. i'm literally freaking out every time i think about it. there is this part of me that is nervous to go because it won't be like a movie or like any of the dreams that i've conjured during countless sleeps (not to mention all the day dreams). but it will. and i repeat, will. be incredible! i'm utterly excited and additionally nervous as to how i am going to save enough money to buy myself a pair of manolo blahnik's. okay maybe not manolo's. i'm no carrie bradshaw. but i think i can sacrifice a couple of meals for a bit of fashion food. then again, this vego thing hasn't been exactly swimming...
to equal amounts of fashion and food.
dan xx

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

cross my leather heart. again.

so here are the rest of the photos. maddy and i were quite the hilarious park-goers on this day, running and jumping from various things.

tshirt: gorman
skirt: asos
necklace: lovisa
shoes: converse
lipstick : nars 'dragon girl'

i got this leather skirt while asos was having a leather promotion. which also meant i bought a pair of shoes a jacket a belt and a dress. i find it hard to resist a good deal. especially those petrol station ones. i mean why buy one bar of chocolate when you can get two and cut costs. it's a no brainer. anyway. on the topic of chocolate, that is something i'm not eating for a little while. i am noticing myself thinking about food at all hours of the day, and i think it has to do with my sudden realisation that i no longer am studying anything and i am at home more than usual. therefore i am nearer to the kitchen and susceptible to it's undeniable availability. so. in order to bring me back to the old dani, the one who didn't check the pantry obsessively in hope to find a mysterious item that was not there five minutes ago, i am being a vegetarian for a week. so it's day 1 and i'm blogging in my otherwise eating time. i feel like this could be a great thing for all of us. but please, tell me i'm not alone in this? 
another post is under construction so i shall see you soon.
dan x