Sunday, September 9, 2012

Aussie Curves: Sparkle in Las Vegas

Hello lovely ones,
How are you all? So I'm back again with another submission for the Aussie Curves challenge. I'm stuffing up my own rotation because in my head I wanted to share all my USA holiday posts in order (see Harlem post HERE)  because that way I will actually get it done this year (fingers crossed). Since this week called for sparkle I knew what I wanted to share with you all. 

But for one moment; let us forget about the challenge so I can talk to you about someone else.

This lady is someone who I admired ever since I was a little girl. She is perhaps (and I know I'm making a big call) one of the last standing divas of my time because I love singing and when I was a little girl I would try and emulate 3 singers: Whitney, Mariah & Celine. Sadly Whitney is gone, Mariah lost her sparkle (lol thinking of her movie Glitter) so that leaves one lady standing. 

Now you must understand that I am not crazy, but I basically extended my plane ticket to head towards Las Vegas instead of Sydney after New York to see her in the flesh after I found out her show was back in Vegas. I had to let that heavenly voice bless my ears. To hear her sing for real. 

 I may blare her 'Think Twice' and 'The power of love' when I'm cleaning. 
Even though I try to belt it out with her power and finesse and even though I never will be able to do what she does, at least I can say that I saw Celine Dion and I heard her sing her songs even better than I could ever have imagined.

She is flawless, effortless, humble, warm, talented and blessed.

And I got to see all of that.

And I am blessed because of that.

So while my dress may sparkle in the photos; honestly and as cheesy and silly as this may sound......my heart sparkles because I remember the glorious melodies she shared with us on this night.


Thrifted: Chain $2 Earrings $2 Dress $20

Bag: Thrifted for $2 / Shoes: Target $30
What I wore: 
I picked up this FABULOUS sparkly number from my favourite Op Shop Mickey and Mallory (Nowra, NSW) for only $20. Jess actually said she put it aside for me because she thought I would like it. Don't you love it when shop owners/assistants get it right!

I wanted to look cool when I went to see Celine and this event took precedence over all other events. This outfit was chosen first and saved till last.
When packing for this trip I had to be sensible and pack a pair of comfortable shoes that went with a lot of outfits. So these Target wedges won out (I really do love them anyways but it sucks when you can't take everything that you want to). I kept everything else simple and let the dress do the talking.
Also had big dreams to style my hair in may different ways but I kid you not EVERY TIME we had a show on or an dinner date to meet up with others we were ALWAYS LATE. That combined with the heat (and uncooperative frizzy hair) I always ended up throwing my hair back into a bun. Boring I know, but it was reliable and slick so I will not complain about it now because that's what I had to work with ;)


 I got ready in 15 minutes! Literally ran off the strip had 2 minutes in the shower to rinse of the dirt. Throw the hair up and douse it in hairspray. Bronze the face, apply eyeliner and a lick of my favourite matte colour. Perfume, moisturiser and I'm ready to go! Ruthy decided to rock the bed hair look with her pretty Forever 21 dress that she picked up in Times Square. My sister Theresa looked adorable too but I think she is saving her post to share with you lovely ladies herself. Caesar's Palace was cool but it was basically like all the other casinos in Vegas; big, smokey, kinda tacky, packed and well used.


Big Love,


Falala Mele xo



24 comments:

  1. You look amazing! I love your dress, it's so simple yet it makes a statement! <3

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  2. hiya mele,
    i've been looking high and low for a sparkly dress for new years and what i had in mind was exactly like yours! its my dream dress lol and you rocked it :)
    luv, jijixx

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    1. I actually think this dress was homemade. Now that I know you are looking for one I will join the hunt too or make another one or give you mine. Either way you WILL get your sparkle on! xo

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  3. Totally fabulous! You must have THE best local op shop! You find amazing things!

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    1. Come to Nowra and I will take you for a little looksie Amanda!

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  4. Amanda if you ever head down to Nowra we have a lot of GREAT op shops....I totally miss them now that I have moved :(

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  5. So cool that you have the shop owner watching out for special things for you!! You look gorgeous in this dress, and I would never of known that you just threw it all together.
    btw - I'm a Wollongong girl...we're practically neighbours. lol

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    1. Do I feel an opshop day coming on? What are they like up the Gong? I am always on the hunt for new spots :D South Coast represent :)

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  6. Ooh! I love this - such a gorgeous piece. I never seem to find anything that fabulous when I venture into Op shops lol! And I totally get your obsession with the three 'divas'. I want to see Celine SO badly! x

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    1. Celine was worth every single cent. She was totally freaking fabulous!

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  7. This dress is just amazing! Dressy but totally up you ally style wise. It has the cool, casual look without being casual. If you know what I mean? Haha.

    You look AMAZING! Short version ;)

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  8. I want that dress and I think your hair looks fab in a bun.

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  9. OMG you total fox!!! The dress looks amazing!!!

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  10. OMG i love this dress! You look absolutely gorgeous babe! x

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  11. That is an incredible op shop find, you lucky thing! You are totally rocking it :)

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  12. Your outfit is a stunning statement of FABULOUS! I love when a Sales Assistant gets it right too. Great outfit, you are sparking from the excitement. Great story to go with your outfit.

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  13. That is such a gorgeus dress, babe! An awesome find!

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  14. As someone who frequently drives through Nowra to Sussex Inlet/Cudmirrah - I will have to check out the op shops next time, because if this is a sign of what is available........bring it on. Love the dress.

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    1. Let me know when you head down next and if I'm home we can definitely go looking together! I will let you have first dibs on everything :D

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  15. I'm a bit sad your dress was an op-shop bargain because I LOVE IT!!! Oh how I would like one just like it. You really looked stunning for a 15min get ready session. Well done. xox

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  16. HOLY TOLEDO! You look incredible girl! LOVE IT! Kiah

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