Fashionista Friday – Royal Ascot 2014

It’s Royal Ascot time again and that means tradition, pagentry, and over the top hats. Oh sure, there are also horses racing, and don’t get me wrong I love the ‘racing’ aspect of Ascot, but the fashion demands just as much attention, if not more, than the horses!

Here are some my picks from this year’s event. There are plenty more online and very hard to choose just a few.

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You’ll see that I’ve actually chosen a pant suit as my feature outfit. If you dissect all the pieces there are so many ‘wrongs’ and get together the whole outfit works, even the rather odd headwear.

Of course I had to add my favourite quirky hat and I love the moss and horse, esepcially teamed with the horse neckalce.

The asymetric hat with the negative detail is so simple and yet very effective.

The red and white outfit just cute, lots of personality without being outrageously attention seeking.

The cream dress is again an example of simple and elegant and whole ensemble just works beautifully.

The style of the black hat is my current favourite, with an angled hat and flower detailing under the brim.

Finally, it’s not Royal Ascot, with a royal, and although I’m no fan of Camilla I simply love her hat! Well her outfit really, beautifuly tailored (of course), and the hat is stylish with a bit of fun.

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Fashionista Friday – Hats

Go me, two blogs this week! Lol

We had a business networking event last night and my gorgeous friend Charlotte turned up looking very metropolitan in a hat. I love hats although I don’t wear them very often. I emailed her this morning to reiterate the fact that I thought she looked fabulous and her reply was “you never have a bad hat day with a hat” and  how true is that!

So here are some hats from the Fall/Winter 2014/2015 collection (Northern Hemisphere).

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I bet you can’t guess which one is my fav! 😉
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These are cute too!

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Fashionista Friday – Nude Heels

Haven’t done a Fashionista Friday post for such a long time, but when I saw these heels I just had to have them! (in this blog post at least lol).

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I just love these, I think nude is such a safe colour to choose, it elongates your legs, goes with any colour, and I love the height of these. These are not only tricolour but also have three different types of material adding to their attraction.

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Fashionista Friday – Chevron

Two trends I am really noticing coming through for Summer are the pattern known as Chevron, and also the strapless maxi, ala 1970’s – both of which I think are fabulous and combined even better!

I wouldn’t feel confident wearing a strapless on a race day, mostly because it’s probably a bit casual for me at work, but would definitely wear out and about over the Spring and Summer. I hope the stores in town bring in this style.

What do you think? Do you like the Chevron pattern? Are you a fan of the strapless maxi?

chevron maxi dress, summer fashion 2013

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Fashionista Friday – Fitness

Oh yes I’m on a total fitness/weightloss roll at the moment just in case you hadn’t already noticed) so I thought I should dedicate this week’s Fashionista Friday to fitness fashion. I definitely think that having cute workout clothes motivates you to work out and makes you feel better when you are. I’m in need of a decent sports bra so that is going to be a reward to myself this week. I also really need a new pair of track pants because the ones I am currently wearing are too big, however I have a pair that are new that are too small so they are goal pants for this month. I’m hoping to ditch the big ones and be wearing the smaller ones by the 30th. The next goal will then be for them to end up being too big and move into an even smaller pair.

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Fashionista Friday – Goal Dress

Last year I went to the Hooker Pacific Taranaki Cup Day as a guest of a dear friend who was a sponsor of the Fashions On The Field (yes, that is actually the correct name – trust me I did a lot of research), I sat with her and her gorgeous friends and felt ok about being there until the photos were taken and then I realised how fat I looked. So I promised myself that in a year’s time I would fit into my favourite (and smallest) dress, I would be happy with how I looked, and I would cut it with the others.

This past year has been a battle. It’s been a hell of a battle, I’ve battled my emotions, I’ve battled my body, and I’ve battled my demons. I’ve had set backs, I was tracking along really well when a family incident threw me and I resorted to comfort eating and not giving a shit. My weight crept up again and soon enough I couldn’t fit into 3/4 of my wardrobe, again! I was feeling like shit but then another incident, at a party just before Christmas (where I really was at a low because I’d had such a damn wardrobe meltdown trying to find something to wear anyway!), and then a comment – a mean comment – a rude comment (one that still rings in my ears) really had an affect on me and I decided no way would someone say that to me ever again.

I resolved to start a VLCD and lose as much weight as I could before the next Hooker Pacific Race Day so I could fit into my goal dress, and so I did, I worked hard, and believe me some days those cupcakes were calling! But I persevered and lost of 11kgs in the 8 week time frame. Not only can I now fit into almost everything in my wardrobe (see my wardrobe blog here) but I fitted and wore my goal dress!

I guess I should thank that nasty person (even though at the time I wanted to punch him in the face) as it turns out that was my motivator, that was my ‘low point’. The place where you can only go up from.

I’m still  a little way from my goal weight, but I’m happy with my progress and I feel like I finally have this under control now.

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(Unfortunately I sprained my foot two days before this event and couldn’t wear my heels – hence no full body shot – but I will post one once I can get my heels back on!).

Fashionista Friday – Goal Dress

Last year I went to the Hooker Pacific Taranaki Cup Day as a guest of a dear friend who was a sponsor of the Fashions On The Field (yes, that is actually the correct name – trust me I did a lot of research), I sat with her and her gorgeous friends and felt ok about being there until the photos were taken and then I realised how fat I looked. So I promised myself that in a year’s time I would fit into my favourite (and smallest) dress, I would be happy with how I looked, and I would cut it with the others.

This past year has been a battle. It’s been a hell of a battle, I’ve battled my emotions, I’ve battled my body, and I’ve battled my demons. I’ve had set backs, I was tracking along really well when a family incident threw me and I resorted to comfort eating and not giving a shit. My weight crept up again and soon enough I couldn’t fit into 3/4 of my wardrobe, again! I was feeling like shit but then another incident, at a party just before Christmas (where I really was at a low because I’d had such a damn wardrobe meltdown trying to find something to wear anyway!), and then a comment – a mean comment – a rude comment (one that still rings in my ears) really had an affect on me and I decided no way would someone say that to me ever again.

I resolved to start a VLCD and lose as much weight as I could before the next Hooker Pacific Race Day so I could fit into my goal dress, and so I did, I worked hard, and believe me some days those cupcakes were calling! But I persevered and lost of 11kgs in the 8 week time frame. Not only can I now fit into almost everything in my wardrobe (see my wardrobe blog here) but I fitted and wore my goal dress!

I guess I should thank that nasty person (even though at the time I wanted to punch him in the face) as it turns out that was my motivator, that was my ‘low point’. The place where you can only go up from.

I’m still a little way from my goal weight, but I’m happy with my progress and I feel like I finally have this under control now.

sonya cole goal dress

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(Unfortunately I sprained my foot two days before this event and couldn’t wear my heels – hence no full body shot – but I will post one once I can get my heels back on!).

A Peek Inside My Wardrobe

So this blog is late, very very late actually! It was my idea a couple of weeks ago that a few of us bloggers from Twitter should blog about our wardrobes, an easy enough task except that I forgot one of the bloggers has a shoe store and the other a clothing store – cue wardrobe shame from little old ‘big mouth’ over here lol.

Anyway, time to put my wardrobe where my mouth is!

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First up a declutter. My bedroom has two wardrobes either side of a built in dresser. In the middle of last year I divided the clothes up into the the ones that fitted then and the ones I wanted to fit into. Having recently lost 11+ kgs I had plenty of clothes that no longer fit so time to get rid of them and move the clothes from wardrobe two that now fit into wardrobe one. sonyacole.com wardrobe

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So this is the new wardrobe one. the clothes are mostly lightest to darkest and then colours, with skirts, pants and jeans hanging at the end. Both wardrobes used to be about this full.

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sonyacole.com second wardrobeThese are all that is left in wardrobe two now, not too many left to fit back into. pretty stoked!sonyacole.com favourite jumper

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This little green number used to (and kind of still is) one of my favourite items in my wardrobe. I’ve had it for over ten year (possibly closer to 15) and I don’t wear it in public any more because a) it’s too big, b) it’s pilled, and c) it’s lost it’s shape but I do still wear it around the house because I love how fluffy it is and it’s sequinned bling!sonyacole.com goal dress

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This is me, yesterday wearing my goal dress and new fascinator. Unfortunately due to my sprained foot I couldn’t wear my new shoes. There’s a blog about this outfit that I will post up in the next few days. It’s mostly written, I just have to edit out the pain.

So there it is in all it’s glory my wardrobe (well, wardrobes actually)!

Fashionista Friday – Golden Globes 2013

This week fashion was all about the Golden Globes.

As always there were some fashion stunners and fashion disasters, below are some of my favourites.

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I like Amy Poehler’s tuxedo suit jacket, however I think it would have looked better with full length pants. The necklace is a perfect finishing touch.

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Anne Hathaway in a white Chanel column gown, such a low key and stylish outfit, works perfectly with her pixie cut.

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There was a lot of comment on Twitter about Claire Danes’ make up but I actually like it, she looks gorgeous in this red Versace gown, which would be perfect for for just about anyone due to it’s flattering style.

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Heidi Klum’s is my favourite dress, she just looks stunning in this asymmetrical dress, balanced with one long sleeve and a thigh-high split on the other side. Her gold Christian Louboutin’s finish this outfit off perfectly!

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Fashionista Friday

Welcome to the first Fashionista Friday for 2013.

I found this pic on Pinterest, but it’s actually a Polyvore story.

With my new role at TTR I wanted to find something that you could wear to the races and although there’s no hat or fascinator in this outfit I do thing it’s so classy and classic that you could easily pull this outfit off without it.

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What do you think? Would you wear it?