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lilac dreams


Wearing: ASOS lilac coat, vintage blouse, Peter Jensen lilac metal plate belt, vintage reconstructed floral skirt & Minimarket buckle boots {Photos thanks to Jeremy Foo}

Lilac has been on my mind and in my heart for a while now so I just couldn’t hold this post any longer. This perfect breathtaking shade of purple has always caught my eye when I see the beautiful Springtime flowers beginning to bloom around my neighbourhood. I’ve been searching for a few staple coats for Winter and although it’s almost Spring, Melbourne’s consistently chilly weather is certainly justifying this purchase. I originally intended to acquire something with short sleeves, but then I stumbled across this particular lilac number – for a bargain, might I add – and decided it would be the perfect trans-seasonal piece. The bright shade reminds me of candy coloured Summers but it has the warmth to get you through the cooler days. The design’s simple yet structured knee-length cut and its retro stand collar mean that the colour really does speak for itself…and I love it! For some reason, lilac works so well with a lot of my wardrobe pieces and in particular, the creamy pastel colour palette I am adoring right now. So strong is my love for lilac that I also bought a gold plate belt in the same shade!

I wore this outfit when attending the media preview for the opening of Zara Chadstone (!!) and to check out the new Miss Shop Cosmetics range at Myer Melbourne last week. For those who follow me on instagram (search ‘kisforkani’ to find me!), you might have seen some of the new season pieces and beauty products I’m really coveting right now.

Anyway, say hello to my new header! I came up with this one myself the other day and really tried to convey the style of my blog in it – hope you like it :)

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58 Comments

  • Reply
    Meg
    August 13, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    I really like the lilac coat! Great buy!

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      kisforkani
      August 13, 2012 at 11:34 PM

      Thank you Meg :) It was an impulse purchase that I very much am in love with right now!

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      kisforkani
      August 13, 2012 at 11:34 PM

      Oh thank you Dian! <3 So nice of you

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    Jolien Van Daele
    August 13, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Those shoes are super cute! Lilac is a color I avoid wearing as it just doesn’t suit me. But you look great in this lilac outfit! 

    Love,
    Juliana

    http://julianaandthedaydream.blogspot.be

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      kisforkani
      August 13, 2012 at 11:35 PM

      Thanks Jolien!

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    Olivia Wells
    August 13, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Kani please which size are you wearing for the lilac coat? UK6 or UK8? Thanks so much, I really want to buy this!

    xx Olivia

    http://0liviaschoice.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      August 13, 2012 at 11:35 PM

      @google-569a1517647f3eec2373ec00007209ee:disqus  hope you see this reply! I managed to snag the last size UK6 and I’m generally a UK6 in all ASOS clothing. Hope that helps :)

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        kisforkani
        August 13, 2012 at 11:35 PM

        and if you happen to be a size 6, hope it comes into stock again :)

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    Kiera Lam
    August 13, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    I love your look xx

    • Reply
      kisforkani
      August 13, 2012 at 11:35 PM

      Thanks Kiera<3

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    Estelle La Mode
    August 13, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Such a pretty coat, the colour goes perfect with the floral skirt!

    Xx
    http://www.estellelamode.com

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      kisforkani
      August 13, 2012 at 11:36 PM

      Thanks Estelle! I didn’t realise I had a skirt with lilac floral accents already, or else I would have been all over it this whole seasonhehe

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    Jeline Catt
    August 13, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    love your outfit! lilac is one of my fave colours. it just looks so pretty <3 loving the new header as well! :)

    thedamselinadress.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      August 13, 2012 at 11:37 PM

      Thank you Jeline. Mine too :) I really want to dye my blonde ends lilac one day, but just haven’t had time to get around to it! And thank you for the header feedback, I’m so happy to hear :) I spent ages playing around with different images and fonts !

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    Lana
    August 13, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    I love this look so much, purple is the best colour :) Lana

    • Reply
      kisforkani
      August 13, 2012 at 11:37 PM

      Thank you Lana! It is indeed :)

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    Tannya Aditya
    August 13, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    ooh so so gorgeous of you! love the coat! pure love <333

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      kisforkani
      August 13, 2012 at 11:37 PM

      Thank you Tannya! <3

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    Annalise Lao
    August 13, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    There is so much I love about this – a) you have the most fantastic selection of coats ever and b) the shoes in this post are kind of exactly what I’ve been searching for when I head back to the US for fall. 

    anni-dot-elle.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      August 13, 2012 at 11:38 PM

      Oh not really! I only happen to have two coats at the moment that I really love :) My River Island burnt orange one and this one :) I’m still on the hunt as I feel like two just ain’t enough hehe
      And the shoes are old season Minimarket :) Hope you them, I spotted them on Modcloth a couple of months ago!

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    Fern Richardson
    August 13, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Such a perfect outfit as usual. Lilac looks great on you and that coat is so lovely x

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      kisforkani
      August 13, 2012 at 11:38 PM

      Thank you Fern! <3

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    Tilly
    August 13, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    I can’t believe yo found a lilac coat!!!! I’ve been searching for one everywhere and you’ve solved my problem. Go you!

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      kisforkani
      August 13, 2012 at 11:38 PM

      Oh I’m so glad I helped you! I wasn’t particularly searching for a lilac one, but I was indeed searching for a nice coloured one: )

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    Elena Vasilieva
    August 13, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    that lilac colour is just so addictive. obsessed

    http://www.vasilievablog.com/
    x

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      kisforkani
      August 13, 2012 at 11:39 PM

      It is indeed. Someone also happened to acquire a pair of lilac jeans today..!

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    katy vess
    August 13, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    love your huge cardigan and skirt so much! :)

    http://katyswardrobe.tumblr.com/

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      kisforkani
      August 13, 2012 at 11:39 PM

      Thanks Katy :) It’s such a comfortable piece!

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    sponge
    August 13, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    the coat looks amazing on you! such a great colour!

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      kisforkani
      August 13, 2012 at 11:39 PM

      Thank you! <3 I really love the colour as well <3

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    Audrey S
    August 13, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    Perfection <3

    &A

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      kisforkani
      August 14, 2012 at 6:39 PM

      <3 aw thank you !

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    ficklefairydreams
    August 13, 2012 at 11:50 PM

    oh wow i just found your blog when googling this lilac coat and your sense of style is soo inspiring! i love this coat so much more already, on my way to snagging one of last ones in my size! 
    kelise

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      kisforkani
      August 14, 2012 at 6:39 PM

      Hope you managed to snap one up, it’s a lovely little coat! :)

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    Ahoymichelle
    August 14, 2012 at 1:48 AM

    You are so gorgeous, Connie. I absolutely love how you pair lilac with floral and with other colors! I am STILL in love with your booties!

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      kisforkani
      August 14, 2012 at 6:40 PM

      Thank you Michelle! You need a pair!

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    Rosa Nguyen
    August 14, 2012 at 1:49 AM

    I’m pretty jealous of your wardrobe. I definitely wish I had an extensive and colourful closet like yours. All your coats, and so many items that I’d just have so much fun with layering during winter! :O

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      kisforkani
      August 14, 2012 at 6:40 PM

      <3 mixing and matching is the best :):)

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    ish
    August 14, 2012 at 4:59 AM

    love the look, lilac is my fave color, and the coat is amazing, also adore the tights <3
    xx ish
    http://tiny-heart-beats.blogspot.com/

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      kisforkani
      August 14, 2012 at 6:41 PM

      Thank you Ish! It’s one of my favourites as well and I’ve just acquired some lilac jeans as well to add to my collection!

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    Andrea
    August 14, 2012 at 5:39 AM

    i love your coat and the shoes!

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      kisforkani
      August 14, 2012 at 6:41 PM

      aw thanks andrea! :) they are helping me get through winter this season

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    Pauline.pc
    August 14, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    I’m so jealous because of your sense of style ! Nothing is too much, all is perfect ! 

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      kisforkani
      August 14, 2012 at 6:42 PM

      <3 pauline!

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    Handsome Greta
    August 14, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Love it!!

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      kisforkani
      August 14, 2012 at 6:42 PM

      <3<3<3

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    Christie Lin
    August 15, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    Hi Connie!
    This is so cute!  Loving the skirt and heart dotted tights.I recently did a drawing from a post of yours, I hope you don’t mind!  I would really appreciate it if you took a look http://christieashley.tumblr.com/post/29252315889/kani

    Best,
    Christie

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      kisforkani
      August 15, 2012 at 9:43 PM

      Hi Christie, aw thank you so much! It’s amazing, I think I saw an email pop through from you, will reply to it asap <3 much love!

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    Krys
    August 15, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Zara is coming to Chadstone! That’s so excitinggggg (and the few times I went there, I really liked what they had to offer so yay, haha.) I love how the lilac colour makes the coat not seem as heavy as a darker colour would’ve, considering the season. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a good week! xx

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      kisforkani
      August 15, 2012 at 9:43 PM

      Thanks Krys :) And that’s what I love about this coat! Definitely check out Chadstone when you have the time xxx

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    Mitha Komala
    August 15, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    your coat and boots are major love! you look pretty! <3

    Letters To
    Juliet

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    Beryl
    August 15, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Hi Kani! Your coat is gorgeous, and the colour is exactly what this dreary Melbourne weather needs!
    I have a question about your hair! I have black hair and am thinking about bleaching the tips.  Did you go to a salon to get yours done? :)

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    Nici
    August 16, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    Love your look, girl! And you a so pretty!
    Following you now via bloglovin!

    Nici
    http://electric-cats.blogspot.de/ 

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    Kristen
    August 16, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Great outfit! Just found your blog! Love it! Love for you to check mine out if you have time!!

    Kristen
    http://www.everydaywitharedhead.blogspot.com

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    iris
    August 19, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    love those boots!
    http://www.irislovesfashion.com

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    Sarah W
    August 21, 2012 at 2:49 AM

    You said a bargain…not ASOS sample sale by any chance? :P That’s where I picked mine up xx

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    The Silver Bunny
    August 24, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Great outfit ; the colour of that coat is perfect, bright without being overwhelming !

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