Get the look: The Cape!

Monday, November 25, 2013



Whoever said capes were just for superheroes?! Not me! 'The Cape' is the perfect item to allow you to feel like a Heroine and battle a confused Mother Nature... it seriously feels like winter one day and summer the next at the moment so the cape is perfect for keeping your shoulders warm whilst not taking away from the summery look of your outfit. I purchased this gorgeous and cleverly designed Ivory Cape online from To The Max (their store is based on Lygon street in Carlton for all you Victorians) and they also ship their items internationally too! Be sure to check it out as they seriously have a huge array of stunning and affordable clothing! All other items are listed at the bottom of this post. Happy shopping my friends! x
 

Get the look:

Finders Keepers Santuary Cape from To the Max
Tony Bianco Krystle Heels from Wanted Shoes
Coral Skorts from Witchery
Gloss in 'Orgasm' from Nars Cosmetics

Gold 'Hide and Seek' bangle from Louis Vuitton
Nail Polish #361 from Inglot
Crystal Tab Earrings from Witchery
Sunglasses from Sportsgirl (they are current stock although they weren't listed on their website).

18 comments:

  1. Please get your blog back on track - it used to be awesome - decorating, cooking, DYI, family. The pretend modelling shots look silly. The standing on tiptoes (???) to show where thigh veins were, but actually posing hard to show muscle looks like insecure attention seeking. I hope this isnt the true you. Back to your subjects that you do so well. Please.

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    2. Hi anonymous. Firstly, thanks for your comment, I do value your feedback. Secondly, do you have a name (either here in the land of the blog or on Instagram?! There is something about people commenting as 'anonymous' when I perhaps know them (either in person or via blogging or Instagram) that makes me feel a little uneasy. And if we do in fact know each other, I find it a little cowardly. I would love to take this offline but unfortunately you haven't really left me much option. I always try to be as honest as I can be so I will try to reply in that fashion. I was actually asked to do a little collaboration and feature this cape hence the pretend modelling shots (although I take on board that you think they look silly) and I orginally started doing the 'Get the look' posts after a number of blog/Instagram friends requested I share where I buy bits and pieces from. The overall feedback of the 'Get the look' has been positive so I am sorry you don't share that opinion. As for the insecure attention seeking, you probably have half of that correct. Do you have children?! If you do I would hope you can appreciate the changes that a womans body undergoes both pre and post pregnancy. As I have mentioned, until recently I have spent a whole year and a half feeling too self conscious to wear shorts/skirt/dresses due to some truly horrible veins that appeared during my second pregnancy and it is only now that I am starting to feel 'ok' about myself again, Despite how it may come across I am just like a large majority of the female population. I too have (many) insecurities (and not just physical) and those who know me well enough would know this about me. So much so that whilst I respect that your comment is your opinion and I know I should shrug it off, it does leave me feeling a little like rubbish. I am a stay at home busy Mum (with a husband who is away for work more than he is home) trying to do my best. I have very little time to spend on my blog these days and if you read the posts since I returned to blogging you will find that it is indeed a mix of fashion, recipes, decor and DIY. Like I said I've tried to respond as honestly as possible and without getting too defensive. In all honesty, perhaps my blog and Instagram pages aren't the right fit for you... my true friends (virtual friends included) don't seem to have a problem seeing the 'true me' so if all you see is an insecure attention seeker than best to hit the 'unfollow' button. Thanks for stopping by.

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    3. Sonja,

      You don't need to justify yourself to anyone, much less an Anonymous essentially demanding you to be something they want you to be. This is your blog (which the header clearly suggests) and therefore you can fill it with whatever on earth takes your fancy.

      The fact that you even gave a response to someone who didn't deserve one is evidence of what a lovely person you are.

      And to Anonymous, if you're still reading, most of us think that along with DIYs and decorating, Sonja (being drop dead gorgeous AND fashionable) makes quite a lovely model indeed. I think I speak for most of her readers when I say that the Get The Look posts are very much something we enjoy.

      A word of warning, Anonymous - you really shouldn't put anything online that you wouldn't like to be traced back to you.


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    4. Hi lovely Anna. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a supportive comment. I truly appreciate every word. It's so nice to know that my bloggy/Insta friends have my back :) I love your 'word of warning' :P Much love to you xxx

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    5. Pretend modeling shots? Hell no, Sonja looks like a legit model and is clearly beautiful on the outside with a figure of dreams not to mention a clearly dedicated mother and wife, and sweet to boot.

      Keep up the good work Sonja.

      P.s - did Matthew take these photos? I wish my husband would put in more effort, I get one photo and that's that haha.

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    6. Hi gorgeous! Well you know I (and every one of your other followers) think the same of you but thank-you for your sweet words!

      And lol re: Matt taking the photos! Whilst he usually does (poor man haha) my camera enthusiast father-in-law happily took these for me! He actually got a real kick out of it :) xxx

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  2. I'm not a mother, but I totally understand not feeling confident in your own skin. I haven't worn sleeveless tops since I finished school as I am uncomfortable with my arms. When I reach a place where I am, I will shout it from the roof tops. I applaud your honesty in showing how someone as beautiful as you can too have insecurities. You have inspired many women and if anonymous has a problem with your posts they should stop following you. Your life has changed direction, I'm sure you would love more time with the glue gun! A great, measured and mature response to someone who can't even take responsibility for their own comment. ~ X

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    1. Hi darling. Thank-you for your measured and mature response! Thank-you also for acknowledging that my life has changed direction, I couldn't have put it better myself, and I do try my very best to wear all the hats! I hope you too can reach a place of happiness within yourself where you feel comfortable in your own skin. It's a simple concept but easier said than done isn't it. Sending you much love xxx

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  3. Hi Sonya, I have been following your blog for a number of years now, although i haven't ever commented (been a little too shy) i felt this time that i had to given the comment you received. I am not sure what 'anonymous' seems to be on but the kind of posts you have been doing since relaunching your blog have been inline with things you have always posted about....parties, DIY/craft, baking, family, fashion etc. I for one, personally enjoy your 'Get the Look' posts. I really can't fathom people who feel the need to post negative comments on people's blogs - and don't even get me started on posting such comments as 'anonymous'. If you don't like it...unfollow or don't read. It's not hard! The response you gave was both eloquent and classy, (although it really deserved no response at all), exactly the kind of person you are. I thought your post on Instagram about your recent procedure was brave and i know there are many of your readers who are interested to hear more, because just maybe they are going through similar stuff and feeling low about the way they look. Please don't let this one person get you down...there are so many of us who love reading your posts and look forward to them! Keep smiling x

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    1. Hello darling Megan. Oh you are too sweet re: feeling too shy! I always love hearing from bloggy and Insta friends and am always happy to have a chat or answer any questions you may have! I'm so happy and appreciative that you decided to comment today. Thank-you for your words of encouragement and for putting 'anonymous' back in their place. Much love... Son xxx

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  4. Hi Sonja, I too have been following your blog since before you were pregnant with little Allegra. I love these 'get the look' posts as it helps me think of different ways to style pieces and of course, what to buy in the first place.

    You are stunning and there is no need for you to stop doing what you are doing. The problem with lot of spiteful 'anonymous' blog readers is they have a sense of entitlement and think you can't change as a person or blogger because that's not what they like. Unfortunately, that is not how life goes, so again - keep doing what you are doing.

    For every horrible commenter or negative opinion there are many more positive!

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    1. Thanks so much for your gorgeous words lovely, I truly do appreciate it. And I love that you have been with me since the start of my bloggin journey :) xxx

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  5. Hey Son,

    did you get my comments re this post?

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    1. Hi gorgeous! Yes, and I responded a few days ago but just checked and it's not there?! Strange! I'll PM you on FB :) xxx

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  6. I've only 'discovered' your blog after your blogging break and for what it's worth, I like what you are doing now!

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    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment... I really do appreciate it and am so pleased you are enjoying my posts :) xxx

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  7. Excuuuuuse me Ms ' Anonymous’??!?? Who are you to judge Sonja on what she does or doesn't post?? Just because you don't have the self-confidence to post beautiful photos of yourself online doesn't give you the right to shoot somebody else down for doing it?? I mean seriously what’s your problem???
    Sonja is a beautiful, creative & inspiring mother of two drop dead gorgeous girls and just because you’re jealous of her doesn't mean you have to be rude?
    And (if you haven't figured it out already) this is NOT your blog!!! If you don't like what’s being posted, simple DON'T LOOK AT IT!
    The LAST this this gorgeous lady is doing is attention seeking. She doesn't need people like you to come in and wreck her day.
    I can proudly say that I have known Sonja for (almost) all my life and she is still the same beautiful Sonja from the chicken shop! :)
    And Son, don't let beeeotches like this ruin your day, you are amazing ;)
    Love you Sonja, Lily xxx

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Hi there :)

Thanks so much for stopping by to leave a comment... I always love hearing from you!

Son xo

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