Sammydress Review

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Recently the lovely team at Sammydress sent me a dress and two tops (as seen above). I was so excited to get the items in the mail, which came in a little under two weeks.

I chose this dress because it reminded me of Self-Portrait designs with the layered and textured fabrics. The material of the dress was just what I had imagined, it was gorgeously designed and made. Although I would definitely recommend going a size up, as I am usually a small, however the top half of the dress was quite tight (and I barely have boobies haha). Also, going a size up would also help with the bandeau design of the top. The bandeau section is gorgeous, although a little impractical as big chested girls would be popping out all over the place. All in all, the dress is gorgeous and very impressive for the price.

So I accidentally wore the blue off the shoulder top incorrectly but I still loved it (the part I wore on the inside was meant to go on the outside - but hey it's one top with two looks, even better!). Both the white and blue tops were great material and fit really well. They are both perfect tops for summer and I can't wait to wear them more often on hotter days. Additionally, they are both incredibly inexpensive!

What do you guys think about these designs?


You can find Sammydress on facebook here.

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Winter Dress

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Dress: Cheap Monday (similar here and here), Boots: Asos (similar pair that I love), Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Beanie: Asos (the same look and cheap similar one)

Madison Square Park, New York City

Don't mind the fact that I'm not wearing any make-up in these photos, but this is my favourite winter dress. Woolen, black and white, comfortable, flattering and on sale at urban outfitters - yes please. It was perfect for the climate in New York when we were there and also perfect for Melbourne's current chilly winter.

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The Grand Canyon

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Grand Canyon, AZ (USA), February 2016
Coat: Burberry

Our drive through Grand Canyon National Park had an abrupt stop at the local store. We all wondered what our tour guide was “quickly picking up”. Next thing we know we all had brown bags over our heads, holding each other’s shoulders and walking in single formation towards the glory hole (lel, I mean the Grand Canyon).

When we were allowed to take the bags off our heads, I could not comprehend exactly what I was looking at. The canyon was so large in every direction, with thousands of trees resembling grass fields and the Colorado River looking like a mere creek. 

We visited various viewpoints to take in the Grand Canyon and even came across a rubber ducky rock formation (see second image). The greatest sight during our stay was the sunset over and below the canyon, I wasn't able to photograph it due to poor photography skills. Hopefully my brain will remember the beautiful rays of sun and suppress the memory of being bitterly cold. 

If you have visited the Grand Canyon let me know what you thought down below!

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Tuxedo Dress

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Dress: similar, Heels: Zara (similar), Sunnies: Karen Walker, Bralette: Target (similar), Watch: Marcby Marc Jacobs, Lipstick: Nars, Bracelets: Tiffany and Co and similar bangle
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Classics in Kings Park

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Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger, Sunnies: Karen Walker, Jeans: Gap, Bag: similar, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Shoes: Asos (similar)

Kings Park, Perth WA

I’ve probably mentioned it before on here but my classic go-to look is jeans and a shirt. It’s easy, comfortable and smart. I’m always on the hunt for simple but different blouses and shirts. It sounds like a contradiction but what I mean is solid colours or stripes but with interesting cuts or textures and guess what Stylewe.com has provided the goods!

Here are some of their lovely shirts/blouses:

Pierced Elegant Lace | Blue Stripes (with an awesome tie on the front) | Asymmetrical Work Blouse | Causal¾ (love the shape of this one) | Blue Work Cotton Shirt (amazing print on this one)


Also, if you’re a keen bean and already prepping for spring here in Australia, they also have a great range of floral print dresses.

Photos by Ivor

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Death Valley National Park

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My outfit at Death Valley: 

Death Valley National Park, CA (USA), Feb 16'

From the ice and cold of Yosemite National Park to the hot desert of Death Valley. My suitcase was not ready for this climatic change. As soon as we arrived into the park and I saw the sizzling air and red dry desert landscape, I realised I made a mistake only packing one t-shirt. Do not underestimate Death Valley’s winter days.

My usual sights of nature are forests and beaches; I have never visited a desert before. Losing my desert visit virginity at Death Valley was spectacular. It was the first time I had seen sand without the coast in sight.  The tall wind shaped ridges, limitless sand dunes and barren land looked like a landscape out of Star Wars and guess what, we found out some of the films were set in Death Valley.

Driving through the boundless red lands I saw no sign of life (other than tourists), however I was still shocked by the silence amongst such immense scenery when we stepped off the bus. There were no bird calls, no creaking of insects, just quietness. Now I get the name – barely any life, boiling temperatures, no water in sight – this is Death Valley.

Have you guys ever visited Death Valley or a desert before? What did you guys think?

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Yosemite National Park

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Driving through the national park we were surrounded by thousands of trees that looked like they never ended in every direction. Deposits of snow and ice on the side of the road signalled that we were getting closer. We pulled over to a visitor look out and there I saw the real life version of the my Macbook's desktop background. There it was with the sun shining right on it; El Capitan, Half Dome and the other rock formations, all of which seemed too good to be real. I'd never seen anything like it before.

During our couple of days in Yosemite National Park we did a couple of the easy walking trails (however I still managed to fall). My Nike free runs were not well equipped for the environment at all, lets just say I would have broken a hip if I had been a couple of decades older. 

One of my favourite sights was Mirror Lake. Once you see the lake you realise how literal its name is. The lake captures amazing reflections of the rocks, trees and sky and is surrounded by more trees and rocks and also never-ending beautiful white snow. 
Whenever people ask me what was my favourite place that we visited in the US, my response always includes Yosemite. It was nothing like I'd ever seen, including the deers!!

I'd definitely recommend venturing out of the big cities while travelling in the US and visiting a few of their national parks. I never though I would be so enthused by nature, but the beauty of these sights were unforgettable. 

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