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January 28, 2015

Sushi Planet Opening Launch

Alright, so if you have been following my blogging journey for the past few years, you will know for a fact that I have a passionate interest in fashion, or more so, dressing in style. In saying that, I also have a strong interest in eating good food. When the sweetest ladies from  Girl About Town sent me an invitation to the grand opening of 'Sushi Planet', I could not hold in my excitement. I mean, who will say no to free sushi samples? Definitely not me.
Photography by yours truly

When arriving at Sushi Planet, I was overwhelmed by the amount of VIPs that were scattered around the restaurant, as their eyes stayed glued to the long table. There were an abundant amount of assorted sushi pieces that kept coming from the busy kitchen, as the chefs cooked up a storm to cater to everyone's needs.

I had a fantastic time sampling some of the different dishes available, whilst simultaneously trying to capture images for the blog. There was also a pop-up bar outside, serving tasty alcoholic beverages - think fancy cocktails etc.

In terms of food, everything tasted really fresh. There are also options that further cater towards a healthier meal. For example, there were quinoa and brown rice alternatives, which is always a bonus for individuals who don't fancy white rice. But really, anything with (aburi) salmon involved is a big yes for me.

But do you know what gives this place an extra tick of approval? If you ever feel lazy to grab yourself something to eat, Sushi Planet will kindly serve you by delivering your personal order straight to your house at no cost in their cute cars. I actually giggle a lot whenever I see the cars. Imagine that... fresh sushi right at your door. To be honest, this might be my dinner tonight.

Sushi Planet
1/60 West Terrace 5000
Adelaide, Australia

Jody x

January 19, 2015

Coral for the weekend

Now that I am getting older, I try to experiment with items that I would normally avoid wearing. Tight fitting dresses were definitely under such category, as I had the perception that I would not do the style justice. Granted, I am still quite selective, as I need to make sure that it flatters my figure, and not make me look like a two- dimensional stick.

I love a good, backless cut and whilst this is a rather simplistic dress, I felt that it was most appropriate as I wanted to accompany it with a few of my favourite jewellery pieces from Tomassa. Back then, I would be too lazy to even layer on any outfits with accessories, besides a watch, as I tend to lose/ misplace them after wearing it on several occasions. However, I gradually realised that wearing accessories (to an extent) further create a personal, and individualistic element to every outfit. You therefore will stand out from someone who may well be wearing a very similar outfit to you.
Necklacebracelet, and bangle c/o Tomassa, coral dress (similar here or here), black heels (similar here or here)
Photos by Jing Khuu
As for a more personal update, I have finally re-dyed my hair to a more brown/ grey colour using this Japanese hair product. I was getting sick of seeing that red/ orange undertone in photos (and the mirror) since I've just had the same colour for months, and felt the need for a change. Hopefully the colour won't fade too quickly, otherwise I'll have to dye it again because I am actually in love with this shade of grey.

In regards to updating this blog, I have the intentions to document my recent interstate trips (mainly Sydney, Melbourne, and a bit of Perth) for you. I am planning to do a few holiday photo diaries with restaurant recommendations along with it, as you all know that I am a massive foodie when it comes to travelling. Hopefully, you like this idea as I don't want this blog to be solely based on my personal style. Likewise, I am also considering to do my 'Everyday make- up tutorial' when I am actually satisfied with the way I apply my make up products. If you have any other suggestions, feel free to hit me up on here as I would love to know. (I'll promise to actually grant your wishes if they are feasible).

Have an enjoyable week,
Jody x

January 13, 2015

Twenty

Hey everyone. It does look like I've been M.I.A again, and I suppose you are right. Over the course of late December to early January, I have been thoroughly enjoying my time off to celebrate the festive season with my family and friends. However, in saying so, I did try to make up for the lack of blog updates by frequently posting on my Instagram and Twitter feeds instead.

My close friends and I spent a few days celebrating New Years in Melbourne. It was such a memorable trip. Each day consisted of us eating delicious food (Melbourne, you guys have amazing brunch game), and good vibes when partying/ chilling at night. Fast forward a few days of  catching up on sleep when I was back in Adelaide, and it was already then my 20th birthday. Time flies, and now I can finally say good bye to my teenage years. As you can see through these images, I was rather happy realising that was the case. Kidding.
Alex Perry dress c/o GlamCorner, Strap heels (similar here or here)
Photos by Karen Nguyen
I have never been the type to 'over- hype' my birthday and I stopped throwing big party celebrations since I was 13. I much prefer an intimidate dinner/ casual plan with my close friends than have to deal with the level of stress in trying to cater to the needs of other friends, and acquaintances. Thus, this year my little sister and I had a cute dinner at the currently- raved about 'Sean's Kitchen'. The subsequent day was spent having dinner at Mesa Lunga with my friends, where the night was filled with a lot of laughter, whilst drinking sangria and eating appetising tapas before we headed out.

As the occasion did come up,  GlamCorner and I decided to collaborate again to celebrate the fact that I've aged another year. Not really, but I do love GlamCorner's service. Considering that I do blog and document about my personal fashion on a regular basis to the public sphere, I now have multiple reasons as to why I spend a lot of time contemplating before I actually make a clothing purchase. 

For instance, I have stopped buying things with patterns on them (besides stripes) as I understand that everyone will get sick of me sporting it. There is the odd exception that if the pattern was beautiful, I might just have to buy it after all. Moreover, with social media being so prominent in our lives, I get a little conscious if I wear the same item, usually a dress, to an occasion or celebratory event knowing that a lot of photos with be taken that night. Not only do the guests at the event know that you've worn that dress tonight, all your friends, and even strangers on social media will also know that you've worn it too. Thus, you will most likely never want to be seen in the same item again. And in all honestly, it is a waste of money if the dress was expensive (subjective topic), and you chose to only wear it once. Don't mind me, there are exceptions, especially if the dress is of a neutral colour etc. but most girls will unfortunately understand this superficial mindset that I've just proposed. That's why GlamCorner is great. You get to 'hire' a beautiful dress at a much more affordable price, and not have to deal with the aftermath of leaving the dress unworn. 

I got to select this beautiful Alex Perry one and I just loved the elegance that it gave off when I wore it. I've been gravitating to more items that display my collar bones, and being the flat chested girl that I am, wearing a strapless dress can still appear somewhat conservative and sensible. I paired the gem with my go- to strap heels because you can never go wrong with such a staple, right? 

Whilst writing this post, I was reminiscing on my other birthday years and observed what I wore, and how I looked as I turned one year older each time. Here's 2014, and here's 2013 if you want to have a cheeky look to compare as well.

I will talk and update on here again soon, but until then, enjoy the rest of your week! 
Jody x