Ripple in Time With Ruby Sees All

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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I can't wait for the release of this spectacular collection from one of my favourite Australian labels, Ruby Sees All. Stay tuned for more previews, coming soon to stores!

I promise you'll fall in love with the sleek silhouettes, classic colours but with a modern and edgy twist. I know I have!

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Dion Oversize Coat

Sunday, May 10, 2015

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Dion Oversize Coat by Trend Threads, Roll Neck Jumper by H&M || Photos by Tito-licious

Although I haven't missed the weather back home, I have missed the luxury of layering, oversized coats and jumpers and my greys on greys. 

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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In a few hours time I'll be boarding a plane on my way to Shanghai to witness a long and dear friend finally get hitched!!! I can hardly contain my excitement and hopefully I can take a few snaps when I'm overseas and upload my memories along the way.

Thank you Shilla the Label for keeping me nice and toasty in this oversized cardi for my trip. It'll be my Shanghai uniform, no doubt!

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Textured Stripe - Staple The Label

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Textured Stripe Top by Staple the Label, Tailored Pants by American Apparel, White Coat by Boohoo || Photos by Tito-licious 

I'm certain after putting this top on that this winter I'll be living in Staple the Label. Not only do they have a great range of rib roll necks, they haven't stepped a foot wrong in monochrome stripes their selection of monochrome stripes and layers... one of my favourite combinations!! 

To keep it simple and to let the stripes do all the talking, I've gone borderline labcoat with my white on white. What do you think, yay or nay? 

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Have you ever bought something you saw online only to realise that it doesn't look nearly as good on you as it did on the size XXS model wearing it on the website? Well, I'm a self confessed vertically-challenged-and-pear-shaped-shopaholic and I hear ya sista! I love online shopping for its convenience but it's hard to imagine how certain outfits will look on my body shape compared to the tall, leggy blonde who has probably never had to pay for a drink in her life, wearing it in the picture.

This is why I've come to love Sizeable. Sizeable recognises that all women come in different shapes and sizes, their website features a range of models with different body types wearing clothes available to buy from the Sizeable online store including some of my favourite Australian labels: Ruby Sees All, Keepsake The Label and Black by Geng.

When shopping on Sizeable, I simply click on "Pick Your Model", find the model that best fits my body shape (each model even has her own profile and measurements so if you're not sure you can measure yourself and compare it to the model's profile) and for the remainder of my shopping experience, I get to look at realistic representations of how certain outfits would look like on an average gal like me!

Now THAT is how all online stores should be, don't you think?

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Movin' in my Movers Stripes..

Sunday, March 29, 2015

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Ever felt so comfortable in your clothes that you could wear them forever? That's how I feel when I put on culottes, flat zip boots and 100% rayon tops. 

A perfectly covered but breezy combination, great for the unpredictable Sydney weather. 

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P.S Don't forget to follow me on Instagram: @annnieo and see the latest pics from the Reebonz Blogger Night at Park Hyatt 

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

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MeMO Pad 8 by ASUS 

So for the past 2 weeks I've been trialling the brand new MeMO Pad 8 by ASUS. We've had a hell of a ride together and I'm here to tell you all about it!

I guess I'll start on the positives and give you the pros:

  • Lightweight: I'm always a bit apprehensive to carry tablets in my handbag. I've had my fair share of broken bag handles due to heavy baggage but the MeMO Pad is extremely lightweight and only 7.45mm thin, I don't feel any added weight in my bag. It's like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders (pun intended).
  • Battery life: After taking the MeMO Pad with me on a weekend camping trip, I experienced the 9 hour battery life first hand. Needless to say, I'm so excited to take this guy with me on my plan trip to China next month without worrying he will die on me mid flight.
  • Durability: Sooo... when I first brought my cat home, one of our favourite pass times would be playing cat games (yes, there are games you can download for cats) on our tablet. Unfortunately this means I've unintentionally conditioned my furry friend to replace his scratch posts with tablets and yep, you guessed it, I left the MeMO Pad on the couch and he pounced at the opportunity (literally) and the pad fell to the floor. I haven't had time to grab any protective gear for the pad but was pleasantly surprised to see zero scratches and no screen cracks.

    ASUS x Corning Gorilla Glass 3 = Winning.
  • Multi-tasking: I'm the type of person that always uses more than 1 device at a time with 10 windows open in each browser and the most irritating thing when multi tasking is lag. The MeMO Pad has a great dual app function that allows you to use two apps side by side without any lag..perfecto!
  • Camera: The MeMO Pad features a 5-mega pixel rear facing autofocus camera for digital camera quality images and a 1.2 megapixel front facing camera for clear video chats and selfies -> extremely important of course.
  • Image editing: I'm a self confessed filter fanatic and love editing my photos. Currently my favourite editing apps include: Snapseed, Phonto and Photowonder and the new addition to my list is *drumroll* the ASUS Gallery suite of tools that are standard for every MeMO Pad 8, here is just a sample of the built-in features: 
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Amazing right? No need to download any extra editing apps! #ididnotwakeuplikethis 
  • Music: If you haven't guessed from the my huge headphones, I love listening to music while I work or just frittering away watching music videos. The MeMO Pad features dual speakers for the ultimate video music experience, a delight to my eyes and ears! (P.S Have you heard Sam Smith's latest song, Lay Me Down? Just incredible)
Now for the cons: 
  • Today was supposed to be an extremely efficient day dedicated to flat lays but as you can probably guess from the mess.. after shooting the MeMO Pad 8, we kind of became... inseparable. I binged on social media for the rest of the afternoon and as a result = very inefficient flat lay day. I only have the MeMO Pad to blame... 

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So I hope you liked my review! I've been adding different types of blog posts into the mix and would love to hear what you think.

Would you like to see more review posts or should I stick to the outfit posts?

Let me know in the comments below and have a beautiful weekend!!!

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My quest for perfect pearly whites

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ok I'll admit it, I've been naughty this year :( on weekdays I'm inseparable from the Nespresso machine and my dark chocolate flavoured coffee capsules and on weekends you can catch me starting the day with a nice tall glass of Vietnamese iced coffee. I didn't think 2015 would be the year of caffeine but with a new product launch, international site launch and company re-branding on my shoulders, it's hard to survive without it.

Unfortunately for me, my new found love has come at the cost of my once pearly whites and I'm now on a mission to get back my great white bite and I thought it would only be fitting to share my journey. 

So, I started off my quest with a few home remedies for teeth whitening including: using lemon and orange peels, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar and even baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. All of which to no avail. I also felt a slight increase in teeth sensitivity so I figured that some of these methods might not be good for my enamel in the long term. 

Which made me realise it was probably best to leave it to the experts! I did a lot of research online and found fantastic reviews and before and afters from successful teeth whitening patients that have been happy with the results from their in-chair treatment at Broadway Dental. Considering I'm turning a year older next week, I felt that clock ticking and decided it was time for a little confidence booster and booked myself in for my own teeth whitening experience. 

I was quite surprised at how many questions were asked before I started my treatment (usually its me asking the questions!) Dr Fadi was my dentist and he was genuinely interested to know the exact result I was after and my current knowledge of the teeth whitening treatment and its pros and cons. He talked me through the different options that I had and what results I should expect as well as showed me examples of the brighter shades his previous patients have been able to achieve, if you would like to see them you can view his smile gallery here

After checking that I was comfortable with the process, I proceeded to relax in the chair for about 20-30mins as the whitening gel was applied to my teeth. I didn't feel any discomfort or pain during the waiting period, probably because I was feeling cosy in my chair while watching daytime TV as the time flew by. Before I knew it, my session was over and it was time for a rinse! 

I couldn't believe how quick the process was and how white my teeth turned out! Dr Fadi and his team definitely underpromised and overdelivered and I couldn't be happier with my no longer coffee-stained white teeth.

Overall it was a positive, efficient, friendly and affordable experience for fantastic results and I can't wait to visit the team at Broadway Dental again. 

If you would like to book yourself in for an appointment or enquire about any of their general or cosmetic and oral health care solutions, simply click their logo below. 

Asilio Fierce Warrior Knit

Sunday, February 22, 2015

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Fierce Warrior Knit in Dove Grey by Asilio, Double Zip Skirt by Ladakh // Photos by Tito-licious

Hellllooooo zip town!! Just wanted to pop in to introduce you to my new fave knit ;)

Eternal Love Playsuit

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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Oversized flared sleeves... need I say more.

The Eternal Love Lace Playsuit by St Frock has definitely captured my heart. I'm in love with the sweet lacework, the fitted top and flared shorts and sleeves. It's perfectly shaped to give you the illusion of a smaller waist and strong shoulders. I could wear this alllll day ;)


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