Saturday, October 15, 2011

Lychee Sangria



Oriental print shift dress: Sportsgirl
Clutch: $10 from a dodgy Asia-based seller on eBay
Heels: ASOS Hysteric
Cuff: ASOS
Necklace: Vintage from Etsy

As soon as my wandering eye rested upon this pink floral shift dress hanging in Sportsgirl, my heart tattooed this dress and the words 'Be Mine' above its asscrack. I put it on layby on Wednesday thinking that I wouldn't pay it off for a week or two in an attempt to delay money being spent and wasted, but the very next day I received my first paycheck from Brent Wilson and the dress travelled home with me on the train that same night (the rest of the paycheck went towards Herbal Essences shampoo/conditioner...HOLY HELL DOES MY HAIR SMELL GOOD).





In love with how it hangs and the vibrancy of the print - although my sisters are adamant that it looks too "Asian" and I look like a "seven year old" (strong irony coming from my eight year old sister...)

I've got my eye on a bright floral Zara kaftan-esque dress and an Anthropologie floral shift dress on eBay...I hope you guys like dresses because I won't be wearing anything else. Minimal effort, maximal prettiness.





Met up with a bunch of beautiful bloggers today for some Saturday arvo lychee sangria at The Winery in Surry Hills. It was the first time I met some of them and all of them are such lovely girls. Good conversation and good sangria makes for a nice afternoon (I didn't even flush red...I moderated how much I drank. And by moderate I mean I drank about 1/4 of my glass of sangria while Em next to me chugged the shit down like it was water).


Today I had lunch with Elvis Presley and his two identical twins. He was pretty welcoming.



Yummy lychee sangria.



While everyone else ordered things like whitetail fish and OLIVES, Thu and I ordered Mac & Cheese. Trust me to go out to a fancy place to eat only to order something I could make at home in my pajamas.




Afterwards we all convened in some Surry back street and went a bit too camera-crazy. The whole time I couldn't get out of my head how ridiculous we must've looked and how gen y - seven girls all whipping out DSLRs simultaneously when the food arrived and seven bloggers running around an alleyway all brandishing cameras and taking outfit photos (Joelyne's Instagram photo sums it up).


Left image from Aprilia's blog (Aprilia Love) . (L-R: Lauren, [Your Only Black Swan] Thu [Original Number], Joelyne [The Sydney Girl])



Some random man passing by's amazing shirt. Upon my request to take his photo, he replied with "$5."



Brooke (Re:new Vintage) and Emma (Spin Dizzy Fall).



Emma and I.



Group shot (we balanced our cameras on someone's front porch). The sound of three DSLRs going off at the same time after self-timer was like technological gunfire.


45 comments:

Matthew said...

miiiiiiittttteeeeeeeeee

Deevan said...

You gals are gorgeous! xo
Check out my milf

gwenstella said...

holy crap that dress is amazing!!! i initially thought you thrifted it, because it has the 60s vibe oozing all over.

Aprilia said...

Love the post! <3
So lovely to meet you today - definitely worth getting out of bed for! Hah!
Stealing the last pic and adding it to my post! ;)

xx

Thu Nguyen said...

Loveeeee it Jess! Love what your wore today! Great seeing you and the girls again. :)
Chill out next time and we'll order more mac & cheese. :)

Originalnumber. xo

Wrinkle In Time Vintage said...

Prettttttty ladies

-Laura x

Estelle said...

Beautiful dress, the colours are so pretty on you! Sounds like such a good day, and I want to go to the Winery now! xx

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Pixie Elf said...

Your dress makes me wanna scream for summer!! love it :D

alannah. said...

hot dang i love your dress, that print is darn fine. i love your sisters comment too, priceless. it all looks like so much fun when you girls get together! i bet all the other observers in the cafe were envious of all your wares ;) x



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Brooke said...

The the coolest 16yr old portguese/spanish chick I ever did meet!

Umm and awful photo of me in the group shot!

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Nicole said...

So jealous of you girls gallivanting around one of the best suburbs ever being all classy and cool with your cameras.
And for so long I've wondered if you just wear dresses out of laziness/easiness like I do.. I guess you do! Gorgeous as always.
So crazy seeing your style evolve :)

Alice /// VESTIGIAL WINGS said...

I've had my eye on that ASOS cuff! and you should share the $10 dodgy ebay seller haha, i looove orange.

Rocket Fashionista said...

Lovely photos, that bright pink dress with the floral prints is the win! The food looks so nice...hmm

x

The Fancy Teacup said...

You look so remarkable in that exquisite dress, and I love how Emma dresses, too!

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hollypop said...

great photos!
it's sooo crazy. my friends and i did the same thing a few weeks ago and took pics in the same alley. my photos most turned out poo coz i'm a spaz!
i go to the winery way too much, it's a bad/good habit.

eggtartbox said...

Pretty dress and some pretty amazing colours! (Spring is really finally coming to Aus, eh?) The blogger meetup looked like it was so much fun (:

Cristiana Nunes said...

I love your look. Love that necklace!

Amy said...

Lychee sangria sounds like such epic amazingness!

j. said...

all your blogger meet ups are making me so jealous!
looks like so much fun :D
jessie x
the weekend project.

Vonny said...

i love your heels

Theresa said...

How fun!! I love your outfit! Very colorful. (:

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Amanda Nguyen said...

oh my gosh...what a fun time!!
you look fantastic..and everyone just looks like they're really enjoying the food and each other's company...jeaaalous.

<3Amanda
feast.fashion.faves

alexandra said...

Yes that dress is GORGEOUS!

Francesca said...

I so wouldve ordered the mac & cheese too.. Or the most unhealthy option on the menu! Im a fat chick on the inside muaha. Looked like a fun meetup yay!

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Bang and Buck said...

you all look lovely!

xo

Bang & Buck

her persona said...

love all the colours. and your cuff

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E (le rĂªve) said...

LOVE THE COLOURS OF THE DRESS & CLUTCH OMG and the lychee sangria looks amazing!! xx

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Blackswan said...

oh em gee, that Mac and cheese is making my mouth water! i could so do with a late night meal right about now, and that would be my first option!

was a pleasure and super fun meeting you!! hopefully i can catch you sometime soon! (gooo Maccas!!)

x Lauren
youronlyblackswan.blogspot.com

Laura. said...

loveeeeeee your dress <3

Lesbelles said...

Such a pretty outfit ! I will show it as one of my favourite in my blog next week !
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Mai said...

the dress is beautiful (: nice shots..!!
great accessories !

CMPang x
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Nixie Pyrena said...

your dress, clutch and heels are nice !
thanks for dropping by my blog anyway, enjoyed my stay here reading your blog and now following. you have such a great blog dear !

have a nice day Jessica :)
The Endless Wishlist

Musings by Di said...

hahaha love how you describe everything. Seriously gen-y overload, but love the results! Whenever I take photos of food and stuff I get this slight uncomfortable yet enjoyable feeling when I start thinking "I gotta blog this." But it's gotten me really into taking photos!
anywho, love the post!
xoxo Diana

I V Y said...

2 coot.

xo zebra and meerkat

Hannah said...

I love the orange accessories you've paired with that dress, it looks amazing! Thanks so much for your comment, it means a lot coming from somebody who obviously has bucket loads of style!

janwqwer said...

hello, love ur necklace, can i hv the link of it ?? or can u tell me the seller name ??

thx

Severine said...

Looks like a fun day meeting up with fellow bloggers. Love that dress on you, so gorgeous ! I like how you accessorized with that gold cuff too.

Paula said...

Such a cool post, seems like you guys had loads of fun!!!!

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xx

Anonymous said...

Too Asian was the precise reason I didn't buy that dress actually x_x

Zoe said...

your outfit is cute.

and omg Lauren in that shot with her head facing away from the camera is amazing!

thestyleflux said...

What a lovely look! love your floral dress!

Kaye
Fashion Blogger
http://thestyleflux.blogspot.com

Gaby said...

Your dress is amazing how do you find such amazing things on Ebay? I never have luck on Ebay! This outing looks like so much fun
- Gaby

From Rags to Glam

Goldilocks Fashion said...

love all your outfits!!!

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bee said...

OMG saw you at central station on saturday, you looked so good/cool haha & i was about to ask for a photo..but would that be creepy?! i saw you on lookbook like ages ago and then in real life. omg.... your the best :) . have a nice day aha lol ♥

Chrisellala said...

where did your friend in the red get her white lace skirt from? its gorgeous!!