Of Styling Sessions

This Friday I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to try out a styling session at Westfield Doncaster.  I have always wanted someone to tell me how to dress for my lifestyle and shape – more so since I’ve discovered blogging has added a few kilos – so when the email came through I thought about it for, hmm 20 seconds.

I am trying to keep a lid on my excitement.  I really don’t want to scare my stylist since she looks awfully fashionable but I’ll be honest – I am pinning the ABSOLUTE crap out of this thing.

I’ll be speaking to my stylist before Friday to talk over my objectives for the session.  With no more swanky CBD building to work out of but plenty of vegemite-encrusted hands to run from – my wardrobe has become a staple of denim, long tops and flat shoes.  Flat boots, flat sneakers, flat ballet flats.  I need to put a fresh spin on this whole casual thing.

This is just a small example of my pinning frenzy.  If you’d like to check out the rest of my styling session inspiration you can find the board here.

I have promised my husband that this will NOT culminate in the spending of (too much) money.  He has nothing to fear except for one unhealthy obsession with a pair of boots.  An obsession that is the very axis on which my pinterest board spins.

Isabel Marant Dicker Boots

I cannot tell you the amount of time I have spent on the internet looking at these boots.  It totals days.  Possibly weeks.  It’s a sickness.  I don’t know why I can’t complete a 2000 word essay on the state of the Australian film industry but literal hours melt away while I put these shoes in multiple shopping carts without actually purchasing them (that trick only works to sate an addiction for so long).

I love them.  They will make me happy.  In my mind my legs will look like Kate Bosworth even if the reality is less ankle and more cankle.

Do you have any tips for convincing your husband that shoes are an investment?!


  1. Kimberley M says

    Ooooooh, nice score on the styling session. I mention in passing to Husband whenever I’ve bought a new pair of shoes but to be honest, even if I didn’t tell him, I doubt he’d notice if I kicked him in the face with them. I usually buy my shoes at outlet stores though (we have a few of those in Alphington) – I love a good cut-price shoe! You totally deserve a brand new spanking pair of those boots – Husband should consider them a late gift for expelling his child from your womb. Or you could accidentally “lose” some money from your Credit Card. Kx

    • says

      I am loving your line of thought but unfortunately I have been “gifted” with a husband that spots every item ever purchased, I think I’ll just keep whingeing about it on here until he caves!

  2. says

    Ooh I had a styling session last year. It was soo cool. I am the least stylish person I know and the session taught me about a million things. No more post purchase regret. Everything I have bought from the shops since then has been spot on and now when I try something on and it doesn’t look quite right, I know exactly why :)

  3. TwitchyCorner says

    Oh lucky thing Carli – enjoy that styling sesh! I agree you should indeed have those boots. Not only do they look great, but seriously how much would you love to tell people to check out your ‘Dicker Boots’. Dicker boots. DICKER BOOTS! :D

  4. says

    Can’t help with the boots – my husband just rolls his eyes and says “if it makes you happy…” when I bring home a new pair of shoes. Which is pretty often. ;)

    You’ll LOVE the styling session. I had one back in March and threw out three-quarters of my wardrobe as a result. I picked up a handful of new things (many from Big W or Target) and found that I had squillions more options, all of which suited me, with my pared-down collection.

    So I really have no excuse for the fact that I’m sitting here in a pair of flannie pj pants, fluffy socks from the $2 Shop and a stained hoodie….

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