Sunday, 29 November 2015

City Escape

Last weekend, a much needed escape was on the cards due the intense 40 degree weather we experienced in Sydney. I love looking forward to small trips, especially when the place you can call home for the weekend is surrounded my trees and ocean. Although I have visited Palm Beach before, I have never seen it via a luxury white and wood home with one balcony facing Pittwater and the other facing the ocean. It seemed the perfect spot to shoot today’s look with the palms and mountains in the background. Stay tuned for my next post to see my photo diary of this dreamy residence, I promise it won’t disappoint! 

My wardrobe is slowly filling with more white pieces. It must be my British self making up for all those times I wish I could have worn white, but the rain stopped me before leaving a store with fresh linens in hand. How I don’t miss that weather! I also appreciate small detailing, whether it be a touch of lace or crochet. It adds substance to the look, and breaks each white piece up so it’s not all the same. I love the ribbon detailing on the shorts with the tailored wide sleeves of the shirt. How good is this trend right now? I picked up mine from Perth based boutique Out With Audrey.

To accessorise the look I have added some wooden club master styled sunnies and a pair of marble shoes. I don’t own any shoes like these and really like the minimal 2 strap. The black marble running through compliment this Celine handbag, which made introducing a darker tone into this look easy. Always love a harsh contrast with styling. My outfit today is a part of the Staple Stem styling challenge to be in with a chance of winning new pieces from Staple The label, Senso and flowers from The Bloombox. You can cast your vote over on the Staple The Label website so would love your support! 

As always, thanks for reading and hope this post inspires you to introduce more neutral tones into your closet.

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Staple The Label Vest: SHOP HERE (20% off with code “BOHOTAILOR’)
Staple The label Shorts: SHOP HERE (20% off with code “BOHOTAILOR’)

Photo credit to my love, Chris x

Monday, 23 November 2015

The White Off-Shoulder

I’m a habitual person at the best of times. When something works for me, I tend to stick to it. In the food department that’s sushi right now but in my closet it’s the off-shoulder top. There’s something a little sexy about tan shoulders. They are the first to be sun kissed in the warmer months so why not let them show! Plus, it’s flattering on most females. My collection is growing at a rapid rate, and I know it’s going to be my ‘go to basic’ coming into summer. It can be dressed up for those festive parties with a detailed skirt or tailored wide leg, or worn casual for your Sunday brunch dates with slouched denim or linen. Today’s look is one of my favourite colour palettes - Monochrome.

Fringing has been absent from my posts as of late, but after seeing the beautiful detailing on this skirt it was time to introduce it back into my summer wardrobe. I’ve actually had this skirt for a couple of weeks, but wore it in a way I wasn’t happy with the first time. It’s easy to over style, so instead of just posting a look I wasn’t happy with, I went back to the Pinterest board to figure out the best way to dress it that was more me. I’ve been on the hunt for an off-shoulder loose fitting top for a few weeks, and knew when H&M opened on Pitt Street I’d find one just fine! I also picked up this choker, which I couldn’t resist as it’s a little different to my usual dainty pieces. The look is finished off with a pair of retro round sunnies, which add that extra touch of 70's.

I've also had a hair refresh at Edward's & Co salon. Decided to stick with the subtle balayage, but opted for a blunter cut this visit to keep the thickness throughout.  Loving the texture it gives!

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Photo Credit to Laurie Young from The Rue Collective blog


Sunday, 15 November 2015

Those Tan Tones

When choosing my outfits, I tend to stick to the following colours: black, white, tan and grey. There’s something so effortless about styling these colours together, and if the slightest pop of colour sneaks in into my wardrobe I just can’t figure out how it’s going to work. I’ve had a monochrome wardrobe for nearly 2 years and wouldn’t want it any other way. It makes your mornings easier and less fussy, because all your pieces match. It’s win win! Tan has been the newest addition to my palette over the last 6 months and actually getting really into it. I am actually considering a neutral tone for my next designer handbag, instead of being swayed towards the safe, timeless black option. 

Todays look is very feminine with the full midi skirt paired with heels. I find it really difficult to wear a this length without heels, and honestly wish I wasn’t so conscious over looking swamped by a longer style skirt. I couldn’t resist these neutral toned lace up heels to add a bit of spice into the outfit. Although they have a heel, I think I will get so much wear out of these in the summer. Purely because of the block heel (which makes the shoes comfortable for walking) and monochrome hues, which guess what?? Match my whole wardrobe! Neck ties are still going strong in the accessories department and picked this one up in H&M for $5. The perfect addition to a ladylike look with tones that compliment the whole outfit. 

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Photo credit to Laurie Young from The Rue Collective Blog


Sunday, 1 November 2015

Harbourside in Black

This week, I’ve been exploring more of my new neighbourhood after moving suburbs last month. Being over the Harbour bridge and surrounded my pockets of water, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the cool new blog locations I have scouted for future posts! I am slowly making a list of streets in my phone with dream house galore! As today’s look is relaxed linen, it only felt right to find a spot that was near the water to depict the relaxed vibes. It’s been a while since I have worn flat shoes in a post (one where I’m not sitting down to hide my lack of height!) but when the dress fits perfectly with a kick flattering flare, these fringe beauties were the shoe of choice.

It’s spring racing season; and although the fashion for this event isn’t really my cup of tea, this dress could definitely be an option with a pair of heels styled with a glass of champers. I’ve finally got my hands on a 66 The Label boater, which has been on my wish list for the last few months. The bronze colour makes a nice change, and I took the plunge with the oversized style. Jewellery was kept to a minimum with gold, and there was no need for a handbag being only a 5 minute walk from my place. If I was to wear this to the races, I would more than likely style with an oversized  clutch to avoid a cross body bag taking the attention away from the slick horizontal neckline. 

I’ve also had a hair refresh with a cut and colour from Edwards & Co. Decided on a dramatic blunt finish keeping a caramel tone running throughout the ends. And for once, my hair is straight! Hope you all had a great week, and can’t wait to share some more style posts from my new neighbourhood in the coming weeks!

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Oskar The Label Dress: SHOP HERE or SIMILAR HERE or HERE
Charles & Keith Shoes: SHOP HERE (on sale) or SIMILAR HERE
Jolie & Dean Bangle: SHOP HERE or SIMILAR HERE
Oscar Wylee Sunglasses: SHOP HERE or SIMILAR HERE

Photo credit to Laurie Young from The Rue Collective Blog
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