Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Black & White Alternative

It’s been a while since wearing grey, so thought I would give it some love this week. It’s a nice alternative to monochrome, and fits well with the crazy weather that Sydney has been experiencing  this week. It's currently 10 degrees colder than this weekend which means I have reverted back to knits. Although the thicker threads are my favourite kind, I have actually started to enjoy styling spring looks. Todays combo is a good transeasonal style. This two-piece is a great look for those “what’s the weather up to?” kind of days, and you can layer it if the storms roll in. The bell bottom flares are also on trend for this season, and make a good change to the denim and floaty styles that are filling store rails right now. I love a good two-piece for back and forth to work. It’s smart enough to pass as a relaxed tailored set, but comfortable enough to sit in all day. Plus, Boohoo is a Northern hemisphere brand so always feel as though it’s a bit more fashion forward. For added grey notes, this jacket effortlessly matches the outfit perfectly, and with the wind picking up it was a smart styling choice. 

White fringed mules and my Alila The Label bag were the accessories of choice. If you follow my Instagram, you would already be aware that I have a slight obsession for anything marble so instantly fell head over heels for this bag. It’s a great design with an option of 3 straps, which is always handy depending on whether you want to wear on your shoulder or cross body. I also used this bag for brunch on the weekend, and received a few compliments surrounding the print.

This week, I've been introduced to Cloud Nine Hair styling range. I've become a fan of their new micro wand which I achieved todays tousled waves with. It’s so easy to use, and added bonus it’s super lightweight which will be a blessing when travel time comes around for my new job! It will definitely be coming with me! It’s halfway through the week, and can’t figure out where the time has gone. As mentioned, I started a new job a few weeks back, so between settling in and focusing on my blog more, it’s a tiring cycle. But I’ve made a promise to myself that I won’t let either suffer. If you love what you do, you make it happen regardless. Hope you all have a great week!

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Photo credit to Laurie Young from The Rue Collective blog


Sunday, 25 October 2015

Broderie Anglaise

Although I am a sucker for winter fashion, an all white look makes me think of summer and I’m liking it! I forgot how much I love the beach and the warm breeze that makes Sydney all the more liveable. When the warm whether ticks over, I usually struggle to know what to wear. I think it’s the British in me, where layering is ingrained from a young age. If you can’t master styling multiple waterproof layers, you are shunned from the fashion world….just kidding. But I’m honest when I say that summer isn’t as fun for styling when wearing a couple of clothing items due to sticky 30+ temperatures. Thankfully, Karen Millen are making my transition into summer that touch easier.

I remember when I would save a month on my part time retail wage to purchase a posh new dress from Karen Millen in my late teens. They were always so well tailored and fit like a glove. Then I was blessed with the company merging with the brand I worked for, hello 33% discount! In my student days, this was a massive deal and converted me into a Karen Millen shopaholic in no time.

I’ve recently been reintroduced to the brand, and have been pleasantly surprised by some of their less formal pieces. Broderie Anglaise is a style that I like to revert back to most summers, but this season I'm drawn more towards the midi length. My legs are no way tan enough yet to wear a version of this dress with a shorter hemline! But I actually really like this floaty style, especially when styled with killer gladiator sandals. I am still obsessing over anything Chloe this month, and if there are similar alternatives available, I'm in. The lightweight biker jacket is a perfect addition to the all white look as I’m always reaching for that extra layer early mornings.

It won’t be long before the temperatures crank up, but this year I am challenging myself to stay true to my style. I’ll be doing this but finding lightweight tailoring, and floaty pieces to channel a touch a boho on my more relaxed days. Bring on the sunshine!

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Photo credit to Laurie Young from The Rue Collective Blog

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Classic Black

It’s been a while since I have worn a tailored black look. Although the temperatures are rising in Sydney, it’s not going to phase me to wear this darker colour option with the help of contributing warm tones. I am drawn more and more to camel and beige this season, and loving the burnt orange vibes that are popping up in great fabrics such as linen and suede. It’s a great colour to add to a basic foundation such as black, white and navy, and think it will be my ‘go to accessorising colour’ as the year comes to an end. Culottes are a great tailored piece to take you through to summer, especially in wide legged styles and floaty fabrics. I love the satin feel, and the monochrome detailing which add a bit of cutesy to what could be viewed as a serious business look. Anything neck detailing is a winner at the moment, whether it be pussy bows, bandanas or even just a recycled piece of fabric to give that French feel to any look. I am really on the hunt for a beaded one so if you guys know of any I’d love to hear some options.

As mentioned, camel is such a big hitter this season with the 70’s revival still going strong. I’m a fan of matching my shoes to bag, and opted for a tan cuff for extra styling points. Whenever I wear wide legged pants, it only seems right to add a killer heel. If I was a little taller, I would definitely rock this look with sneakers, but feel the culottes can look swamped without height. Lightweight tailoring is the way to go this summer. Don't think I will ever get bored of this trend, especially with all the yummy earthy tones coming through.

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Staple The Label Culottes:SIMILAR HERE (on sale) or HERE
Daniel Wellington Watch: SHOP HERE (15% off with code "bohotailor") or HERE

Photo Credit to Laurie Young from The Rue Collective Blog

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