Daily Outfit – Cream Dress and Giant Hoop Earrings.

* Dress from Veronika Maine (circa 2010) * Shoes from Zomp * Bag made by my gorgeous reader Tina based on this bag from Design Sponge *

Sunglasses from The Cancer Council * Earrings from India

* Bangles from India, Vietnam and gifts from Mama Smaggle * Charm bracelet 18th birthday gift from my parents * Silver Celtic bracelet graduation gift from my parents * Watch from Daniel Wellington *

* Dermalogica Matte Sunscreen * Rimmel Primer from Big W * Stila All Day Eyeliner from Sephora * NARS Blush in Orgasm gift from a friend * Revlon Lip Butter from eBay * Great Last Mascara from Big W * L’Oreal The Falsies Mascara from Big W *

This outfit was worn for a casual wander around the city on a very warm day.

Style Notes

* You don’t always have to wear an article of clothing the way you were meant to.  This dress is quite formal and came with a belt but I wear it loose in summer for a more casual vibe.

* If you don’t want to look completely boho when the weather is warm, ditch the sandals and try covering your toes. It gives a summer outfit a little more polish.

* If your dress has a voluminous or fussy neckline keep your earrings simple.

* If you wear black shoes make sure you have a little black somewhere else on your outfit to ‘anchor’ the contrast – like the black leather on my watch.

* If you’re wearing heavy eye make-up in summer (because clearly you’re an idiot like me) make sure you use an eye primer like Urban Decay Primer Potion to stop it from sliding all over the place.

Carly is the founding editor of Smaggle which launched in 2007 back when blogging was weird. She has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Cosmopolitan and Cleo magazines. Hoop earrings are totally her thing and she almost got run over by Myf Warhurst while out jogging one day.


  1. Tara 3 years ago

    Bag looks great – still going strong. Oh, and it’s Tara…

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      Smaggle 3 years ago

      RAGE! I’ll fix it love… it’s because you’re Twitter handle is Tinverarity. I have ‘Tina’ on the brain! x

  2. edenland 3 years ago

    Damn STRAIGHT they’re giant hoop earrings! I was there when you found them, in that hot poky shop where we were in everybody’s way.

    I just got home last night after almost a month away …. LOVE, LOVE MY PRESSIE. So much, thank you SO much!!! Dave thinks it’s the coolest thing ever too. Can’t believe you can just whip up shit like that. You are amazing and beautiful.

    Xxxxxx Lady Turd

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      Smaggle 3 years ago

      Oh yay! Glad you like it! I didn’t actually make it though… I was lazy and just designed it and had it made in Vietnam! 🙂 Miss you Turd face!

  3. Anonymous 3 years ago

    looking fabulous. Love the dress and love the hoop earrings. Make up just gorgeous.

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      Smaggle 3 years ago

      I’m trying really hard to make more of an effort everyday with makeup! x

      • Anonymous 3 years ago

        I am trying to do that as well. I feel better and my skin looks better too. Like to add a little eyeshadow and mascara to open up my eyes.

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