Friday, January 22, 2010


Happy 2010 everyone!

I'm so sorry for neglecting this blog for so long but now that it is a new year, I think that it is time for a fresh start (or restart) and I will try my best to regularly update =)

I was pretty surprised (and slightly guilty) to see that even though I haven't updated in a few months that I'm still getting some hits so thanks to those readers who have been coming back to check on styleoverdose!

I was feeling a bit uninspired in the last few months so I didn't feel as though I had anything worth updating with but I have just come back from a fabulous trip in Hong Kong and have many amazing purchases to share with you all so stay tuned =)

My favourite store in HK

I will also be writing up a guide to shopping in Hong Kong while everything is still fresh in my mind for those who plan to travel there soon.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I've always loved the effortless look of high waisted denim skirts with buttons down the front but I could never manage to find one that would actually suit me...until I stumbled upon this gorgeous skirt from Lover from their Electric Ladyland collection (A/W08):

It is so versatile and pretty - received mine in the mail today and I can't wait to wear it when the weather decides to actually act like it's Spring =)

Oh my pictures don't do it justice =( I need a better camera...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Diamonds in the Rough

Firstly, apologies again for the lack of updates, but I haven't been doing many blogworthy things lately because I've had exams and assignments to do =(

Luckily today I did something more interesting - I wandered into the renovated PaperScissors store (it used to be Temt) to kill some time during my lunch break and I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw - some decent items amongst all the cheap, generally tacky/nasty clothes.

Here are my beautifully constructed bargain finds:

White/Black Spots Chiffon Tulip Skirt with Black Grosgrain Waist Bow

Surprisingly, it fits like a dream and is very well made. I can see myself wearing this to everything from days out with the girls to fancy dinners =)

Next up:

Grey, champagne and black satin detail tee

I love the look of this tee, I usually wear very plain tops but the detailing on this is very subtle and classy.

Moral of my little story is that you shouldn't look down on stores with a certain reputation because you never know what you'll find there - at a very reasonable price too! So keep an open mind when shopping and you may just end up with some pieces that you and your wallet will love =)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Bandage Me Up

Isn't it strange how when you are actively looking for a certain something, you will never find it? Yet when you've given up looking, it falls right into your lap when you least expect it...

My latest obsession is with bandage dresses (or just more fitted dresses) after wearing flowy, floaty dresses for the past few seasons due to the comfort factor. But now, I feel like it's time to embrace my curves and make the most of them...but the shops are not cooperating with me and I can't find many fitted dresses.

The bandage dress trend started awhile ago with Herve Leger:

Now this look has been translated for the Australian masses by Bardot:
Spliced bandage dress on sale for $29.95
Wave bandage dress, on sale for $29.95

Unfortunately, both these dresses had sold out in my size so I had to look at Bardot's other offerings and in the end, I walked out of the store with this:

Origami dress, $89.95

While it isn't a bandage dress, it is fitted enough while still having gorgeous pleat detailing that gives it a more sophisticated vibe.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Taste of Harlow

I've always loved Nicole Richie's style but I didn't really pay much attention when she launched her jewellery line House of Harlow because I thought it would be ridiculously priced but recently I discovered that she actually designed very pretty, quality jewellery for a very reasonable price.

I browsed around and found this gorgeous ring and just had to have it:Antique Rose Gold Stack Ring (thin)

I love it because it is simple but not boring, it is made of rose gold (much prettier than ordinary yellow gold!) and last but not least, it was only $29!

I received this in the mail today (2 days after I ordered it) and it was beautifully packaged, making me feel like a lucky girl at Christmas time =)

I highly recommend for their fabulous selection of celebrity related jewellery and clothes, and their great customer service.

Also props to Nicole Richie for designing affordable but gorgeous jewellery!

Miijo currently has a code for 20% off at checkout: STYLEHUNTER, which is valid until 31st August 2009.

Happy online shopping everyone! xo

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Patience is a Virtue

Now that I've finally gotten over my fear of buying things online, I've decided to take the plunge and buy a cute spring dress now that the weather is heating up...

CKM Cream Crotchet Detail Dress

Can't wait until it arrives...that's the worst part of buying things online - you don't get the satisfaction of having it in your hands straight away. But then again there is the thrill of getting a package in the post containing your brand new dress to look forward to =)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

And the winner is...

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway, I enjoyed reading through your comments and will do my best to make them happen =)

Now, without further ado here is the winner of the Giveaway...


Dee, please email me at so that I can send your prize to you =)

I promise more posts will be coming up soon, I've just been completely overwhelmed with life lately and haven't had the time nor energy to blog.