Friday, 18 December 2015

Layered Workwear

This week has been a scorcher in Sydney, but that hasn’t stopped my summer layering goals to be dampened. As you may have read in previous posts, I am determined to stay more in line with my style this year despite the rise in temperature, and plan on doing this by experimenting with lighter fabrics. Off-shoulder tops are still on high rotation in my wardrobe, and this one in particular has a 70’s boho feel that’s on trend and a little sexy. It’s cool to mix up my tailored pieces with something a lot more casual and that’s exactly what I’ve done today. Who would have thought this style of top could be layered? It surprised me too, but when I saw the navy pinstripes compliment the tone of the utility vest (may I add, this is actually a dress) I just had to try it! I’ve never attempted this kind of styling before but was pleasantly surprised. I assumed the frill just wouldn’t sit right, but I couldn’t have judged that more wrong. The top and vest fit nicely together with the high waisted skirt drawing everything in a little to give the look more shape. Would you believe that all three pieces are from Target? They have a great selection of work wear at the moment if you are after something smart but not too corporate.

To lift up the darker tones in this look, I decided to keep the accessories neutral. I’m a bit of a sucker for more luxe pieces this year, which I fully blame Pinterest for! I love how to shoes have that snaky texture and can’t actually remember the last time I wore dolly shoes. Come to think of it I was about fifteen! But there’s something classic about the style and paired with this Valentino bag it seems a match made in heaven! Plus, it’s nice to wear accessories that aren’t black for a change.

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Photo credit to my love, Chris Bray

Saturday, 12 December 2015

The Summer Jumpsuit

Who would have thought that layering was still possible for the middle of December? That probably sounds like a crazy line to you readers Northern Hemisphere, but for a stifling Sydney I was pleasantly surprised when styling this look a couple of weeks back. A black jumpsuit in summer is still doable, it just means you have to be smart checking the fabrics to make sure they are breathable. The detailing on this one is impeccable, with the open back and split ankles it's made for the warmer months whilst staying structured. Off-shoulder is still a big hitter this month, and seemed a perfect accompaniment to make a comfortable, yet stylish monochrome daytime look. 

I don’t wear flats in the majority of my blogposts, but wanted to keep the look a more relaxed one; especially when adding the straw wide brim hat. Don’t you just love swapping the felt variety for something more resort and coastal this time of year? So far, I think I’m doing better for summer styling than I did last year. I’ll put that down to finding my true style earlier this year, and not steering away from it regardless of the weather. I used to perceive as Australia as a denim cutoff boho loving country, which I was fully getting into last summer. This year, I’ve decided to pull my winter wardrobe through to the warmer months swapping out the heavier pieces for lighter fabrics and it’s going well. I still love boho inspired raw looking pieces, but trying to channel that more in my accessories. It’s a great mix, and takes me from the office Monday-Friday onto the beach or destination for the weekends. My wardrobe is slowly becoming more wearable for all occasions. 

Would love to know how you are changing up your wardrobe coming into the New Year. Stay tuned for a few more style posts and a couple of special ‘Boho Behind The Lens’ shoots that I can’t wait to share with you guys. It’ll be Christmas before we all know it!

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Photo credit to Laurie Young from The Rue Collective Blog

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Summer Layering

White and camel have been a complimentary duo these last few weeks, and feel swayed towards these neutral tones as I’m getting sun kissed coming into summer. It’s nice to wear a combination that isn’t black and white for a change, and think these two colours will be big hitters for me over the warmer months. Linen is definitely a fabric that I’ll be investing in more with the temperatures reaching 40 degrees! It’s also an alternative to the heavier tailoring pieces I style in the winter. 

edt. by Glassons is a bi-yearly limited edition collection that features easy to wear pieces with touches of high end  throughout. The neutral palette is very much my style, it was difficult to keep my bank balance in check after seeing the collection! So may great pieces including a white linen shirt that's also on my wish list! The one time I find styling at it’s hardest is peak summer, purely because in Sydney I have also thought layering is out of the question. This is my go to style and kind of freak out a little when I can’t add a few pieces of clothing to a look. I’ve already had one summer in Sydney to find my feet and figure out how to dress for summer without losing my personal style in the process. Layering is still possible when done right. And for me over the next few months it’s going to mean teaming soft, light fabrics together. This camel vest ticks that box, and it’s not too heavy for a hot day. I can also see myself wearing this with some cute denim shorts and a plain white tee for a relaxed weekend look for brunch. Add a touch of gold jewellery and small heels and hey presto, that’s an evening look sorted! 

So my basic rules of jewellery are as follows:
  • If wearing grey or cool colours, opt for silver
  • If wearing camel or warm colours, opt for gold.

I couldn’t resist checking out the new range of timepieces from Marc Bale, where I picked up this stunning black and gold number. As you have probably seen in previous posts, I love to style my watch with a nice bangle to make my simple neutral looks pop a little more. Plus, it’s nice to stick to one site for both the watch and accessories to save shipping costs! Just what you need in time for Christmas. I haven’t even starting my Christmas shopping, but will be smart this year buying most of my presents online for my family back in the UK. Only 19 days to go! 

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Photo credit to Laurie Young from The Rue Collective Blog

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Weekend Luxury: The Palm Beach Collection

Last weekend, Chris and I headed to the Northern Beaches for a city escape like no other. Tranquility listening to the afternoon storm post 42 degree temperatures are those kind of days I love. A space to clear your mind and relax. A clean bright home filled with white walls and wooden touches throughout. Pittwater from one balcony, Palm Beach from the other. And now it's back to reality. A much needed break where memories were made. This property is the newly listed property from Contemporary Hotels Palm Beach collection. 

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