Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Why I Can’t Let Go Of Good Denim

Last weekend, I sorted through my closet to make way for a new season. Because let’s be honest, here in Australia it’s a sensible time to start thinking about spring. As much as I love to cull, I really struggle with shifting denim. It’s the one category that I can justify spending money on. Why? I wear denim every single day. There’s two fits that I’m drawn to this season:

1.The Boyfriend Crop Jean

2. The Kick Flare

These 2 styles probably take up 70% of my jean collection. Today’s denim of choice are from Melbourne boutique, Order Of Style. The boyfriend crop is high waisted (a must for anyone with a small waist) and is a roomy in the leg. They are flattering - tight in all the right places and look fab with a heel. If you’re on the shorter side like me, the added height will really elongate you.

My second jean of choice would be the kick flare. It’s my first pair of fresh white jeans of the season, they are a must for spring in Australia! Love the added detail of the step hem. Dress them up with a pair of open toe stilettos or for a laid back weekend vibe add a pair of trusty Connies.

You can’t go wrong with jeans and a tee. Is anyone else finding themselves wearing this combo on a night out? The trick is to style with gold jewellery (my favourites at the moment are my Reliqua pair), add a heel and rock a red lip. I guarantee this won’t look as casual as you might think. Try it!

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Look One:

Look Two:
Extended Cuff Tee: Frame Denim
Nalokie Jacket: Iro
Henly Sunglasses: Elizabeth And James

Photographed and directed my Yours Truly, in collaboration with Order Of Style

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The Blouse You Can’t Ignore This Summer

Warm tones and peek a boo blouses - sounds like summer is on it’s way. I think it’s safe to say that the coldest of winter is over. Us lucky ones in Sydney have been teased with 26 degree days in August and our Instagram feeds are begging us to consider spending an Aussie winter in Europe. Yes, I was tempted to pack my bags for eight weeks to say the least. 

The tie front blouse is the new button up, but for the more daring. I think the only way to rock this is with denim or wide legged pants. It’s definitely the perfect style for the smaller of cup sized ladies amongst us (wishing I could join that club already) but until then, I will settle for a lace bralette and delicate gold jewellery

Once my six pack gets here, I’ll brave this style with low slung denim shorts. Wish me luck!

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Photo credit to Jo from Jo Hombsch blog


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Euro Summer Feels

Is it winter you ask??

Even though we are in the height of winter in Australia, it definitely doesn’t feel like it when treated to 26 degree days. Time to get your pins out ladies, and what better way to flash some skin than with a cute mini skirt. I recently discovered the brand By The Way’ which is easy on the eye and bank account. I am already prepared and excited for an Aussie summer, but before then I am bookmarking my favourite pieces for a trip to Europe next month. I haven't seen my family back home for nearly three years so can't wait! 

Today’s look is a very Euro summer inspired. Parlez-vous fran├žais? Me neither, but you get the gist. Motif tees and printed minis will probably dominate my summer closet (and of course denim) but until then I've opted for a trusty blazer to keep my look in check. I couldn’t resist the straw addition which was a good find on my recent trip to NYC. I can feel this style bag being a key piece for next season, so I have linked some of my favourite at the bottom of this post.

It may sound optimistic to suggest that winter is well and truly over, but I’d like to remain with that notion. I’ve put a stop to investing in winter clothes for the sake of closet space and my bank account. Summer style is definitely on my mind, and Revolve are helping me ease into the coming season nicely. It’s great to stay ahead of the trends shopping Northern Hemisphere.

It’s always difficult shopping online, especially from overseas because you always want to buy a few options to try on at home, but then stuck with a return postage bill which is all 5 of your morning coffees for the week. 

Not cool. 

No need to worry about return shipping costs anymore! Revolve offers free 3 day Express shipping and free returns. Your caffeine fix will not be taken off you I promise!

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Photo credit to Jo from Jo Hombsch blog

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

How to Style A Blazer

Stripes styled with tailoring is a classic combination. And I think it’s safe to say, the blazer is definitely the most coveted piece amongst fashion it girls right now. Today, I opted for a Viktoria Woods strapless dress and tweed jacket to add texture. 

Here are some of my favourite blazer looks which give off the same vibe, but dependent on your mood and the day you have planned ahead:

The striped blouse and blazer
This is a great option for office to dinner drinks. Add a straight leg or kick flare jean and kitten heels to add a touch of cool to your evening. 

The slogan tee and blazer
If you follow my Instagram, you may have noticed my love for any kind of tee with writing on. As a lover of tailoring, it only seems right to style casual with smart to give off instant Euro girl status. This combination looks awesome with a striped or checked blazer.

90’s slip and blazer
Because lets be honest, you can’t avoid all the 90’s throwbacks right now, and those linen slip dresses are giving us girls in Australia major European summer FOMO. Unfortunately, it’s not quite warm enough to brave one without that added layer. That’s where the blazer comes in. Stick to sneakers or a small heel when styling.

When walking around NYC hours on end, sneakers seem the only sensible option. It’s been a while since styling a pair for my posts, but they are probably my most worn shoe of choice in winter. Purely down to the fact I am up so early to commute to work, and it’s currently 7-10 degrees before 7am so all I want to be is comfortable! Thankfully, when shooting this post in Soho, New York was much warmer. 

It’s been amazing sharing all my New York content with you and receiving such a great response to my self portrait posts. It was a little personal challenge I set myself before going, and a way for me to step outside my comfort zone and regain some of my lost confidence. Thank you for always reading, and I hope you feel inspired to go out and push your boundaries however that may be, or on another note - invest in a blazer! Whatever makes you happy!

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Photo credit to yours truly. In collaboration with Viktoria & Woods

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