Turquoise, gold and pearls

turquoise DIY dress golden bracelet Zoe Wittner heels

Turquoise is one of my favourite colours. I designed and made this dress myself as that’s the easiest way to get something that matches my vision without endless hours of shopping. I should say that each stage of my life has had its own colour. I remember a teenage obsession with black and coming after that pink and white periods. This dress was made during my turquoise phase in 2005. Its design encompasses everything I loved then (and still do) – stretch organic cotton fabric, V-cut décolleté, clean silhouette and open back.

I wore the dress last weekend for my friend’s wedding at the Coolum beach. Light yet chic it was perfect for such an occasion and the subtropical Queensland climate. Additionally, its A-line silhouette helped to camouflage my baby bump (6 months now!). To add some luxury – golden and sea pearl necklaces combined, golden bracelet and matching golden open heels. The only thing I had to buy to complete my look – Diva’s faux pearl earrings for $8.

Wedding at the beach outfit, stretch fabric, turquoise color, styling, golden heels, fashion blog

Golden jewelery, pearls necklace, fashion blog, crashingred

Golden necklace, pearl earring, Diva, styling, fashion blog

Yes dear readers, $8 was the cost of my entire outfit and that is what I love about styling – creating a million dollar look without splurging. The saved money went on the wedding present. So next time before you buy a new dress for a costly occasion, review your wardrobe once again and you may discover some treasures. Like I did with this beautiful DIY dress marked 2005!

Dress – DIY

Earrings – Diva, $8

Necklaces – mum’s present

Heels – Zoe Wittner acquired in 2007

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  1. Laura March 23, 2011

    I love your earrings! I’ve never thought of pairing turquoise with gold before, but I will now!

  2. Sarai March 23, 2011

    This colour looks gorgeous on you! xo

  3. Caramella March 23, 2011

    You look beautiful, love the shots and colors! :)

  4. Marina H March 23, 2011

    Beautiful dress and turquoise is one of my fav colors as well.!!


  5. chloe March 24, 2011

    what a beautiful dress..great design lady!! and the color is amazing! you look stunning!


  6. Pattieta March 24, 2011

    I’ve never done a DIY dress or anything. this actually inspired me to try to make one this coming weekend. You look so pretty! and the diy Dress is beautiful :)

    love, Pattieta

  7. Federica March 25, 2011

    You look amazing!!! You did a great job: the dress is beautiful!

  8. Lydz March 25, 2011

    you look beautiful, great pics!

    Lydz xX

  9. Jaime @ la vie...j'aime March 26, 2011

    love the dress- great color!

  10. margaritats March 28, 2011

    love the color of your dress!amazing look!!!

  11. monica March 29, 2011

    i cant believe u made this! great job babe :)