High Summer

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Dannii Minogue Petites Relaxed Roll Up Sleeve Shirt | Target Straw Fedora (similar here) | Target Stripe Beach Bag | One Teaspoon Denim Cut Offs | Silent D Silver Crack Vinetto Sneakers (On Sale Now!)

Summer’s really not that easy to dress for, let alone high summer (the peak of summer as they call it in the fashion world) because more often than not I’d rather be wearing less if anything at all. How I go about this is going for 100% cotton and natural fabrics such as this white shirt from Target, I love the split detail in the back, making it a little different from all of my other white shirts. (Just a tip I got this shirt from the Dannii Minogue petites collection and bought a size 12 because I’m not petite and I like shirts oversized) I’ve put it back with my fave pair of denim shorts from One Teaspoon because I find the Hawks are the most flattering for my body type.

Hope you’re all well and having a good start to the holiday season!!

Jessie  x

Photography by Charlotte Bridgeman

Lace & Flair

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Ok, some outfits are a little more experimental than others I’ll admit. I designed these lace flares because I felt maybe they’d come in handy or look fun for a boho look, but then I went completely left of center and paired it with a black bustier, fedora and black leather booties? Even looking back I’m confused but I still think it’s fun. What even is the point in life if you feel compelled to stick to the social norms of dressing, or wearing what every other blogger or person is wearing.

Live a little!

Jessie x

Photography by Jocelyn Nguyen

Shop Indie

jessie-khoo-fashion-and-sounds-pitchi I came across this cute site called Pitchi. It’s a new platform for entrepreneurs to sell their unique items with a short film. This helps connect buyers to their sellers via a medium which isn’t explored enough yet in the way of e-commerce. What a new and exciting way to shop! Check out some of my faves below which I’ll be buying for my friends and family over Christmas.

Jessie x


Non-stick sand beach towel


Leather bound, refillable, hand made journal


Recycled, hand loomed Moroccan rugs


Hand made, unique designed bench

Liberty

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Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Vinetto

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Keepsake The Label Follow The Sun Shorts | Kardashian Kollection Cami | Silent D Vinetto Silver Crack Sneakers | Coach Mini Messenger Bag | Ray-ban Aviators


Today and everyday until it’s Christmas day I’m going to be freaking out about Christmas. I love Christmas but I am not a gifty person whatsoever, I blame my parents. My mum’s the type that would buy herself a present way before Christmas and just ask for money. I don’t let my dad buy me presents without me specifically tell him what it is to be, and even then it always comes in the form of cash, joint with my mum. Not to say that my family isn’t above board in the love each other department, I’m just saying, I was never conditioned to love giving or getting presents. This can also do with the fact that I hate surprises. I can’t act, I hate pretending that I love the present that I don’t like. And if you’re buying me a present you’re close enough to me for me to say I don’t actually like or need it. So it’s awkward for everyone.

I’d rather spend my days out of the shopping centres or not shopping online and in the sun like I am here in my Keepsake shorts & Kim Kardashian knit tank, (in one of my previous posts I might have gone OTT for my love of KK and this is the closest I can get to the megababe) I like the knit tank because I love texture in outfits mixed with prints.

Happy shopping lol

Jessie x

Photography by Jocelyn Nguyen

Bella Box

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December Bella Box


Sometimes I buy products and am seriously disappointed with them – and then am stuck with them for months or end up throwing them out because they don’t work for me or I don’t like the formula. This is why I’ve partnered up with Bella Box to offer you guys an exclusive discount for Christmas. Bella Box sends out monthly sample products of great tried and tested products to your door, try the products and if you love them then you can buy the full size off the site. They send out great brands like Kora Organics (Miranda kerr’s beauty line), Lime Crime, ModelCo & Butter London as well as other indie brands you might not easily find in drug stores.

Jessie x

Glam

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Glam by Manicare lashes | Keepsake Come A Little Closer Dress | Missguided Clara Heels | Wool Hat | Bondi Sands Tan


Over the last month I got to take part in a sneaky social experiment which involved a pic on insta wearing Glam by Manicare falsies and one without alongside a bunch of other fashion and beauty bloggers. The results are fairly solid showing that across the board you get more engagement with the lashes. As someone who sucks at putting on eye make up I’ve really relied on falsies (and coloured prescription contacts) to pick up my make up game. You can stock up on 3 for 2 of these lashes here.

I got glammed up in this look with this sequin number by Keepsake. Some simple silver accessories and shoes to keep the focus on the eyes and simple but effective detailing on the dress.

Photography by Wes Tan 

You can watch the social experiment below:

Next time you’re getting glammed up make sure you enter the #getyourglamon competition. All you have to do to enter is tag your next glam pics on Insta with #getyourglamon and @glambymanicare (and follow that account). Visit the website getyourglamon.com.au for prizes and details. 

Black By Geng

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Noisy May Jersey Midi Skirt (similar here and here) | Black By Geng Bandage Crop Top | Missguided Clara Heels


So I’ve been looking at Kim Kardashian’s instagram way too much. I didn’t think much of her a while ago until I started to see that that girl really knows how to work her body, she knows her curves and she knows how to dress (ever since Kanye TBH). And I’m into it, I’m way into it. Bodycon midi skirts, nude jersey and heels everyday. I love the confidence someone can immediately get when they are in an outfit that they love, I am also intrigued with how much someone’s self-confidence and motivation lowers as soon as they’re wearing something that they don’t feel comfortable in.

This is partially the reason why I got into blogging – to inspire people to wear something that can make them feel more confident and comfortable. That make’s them who they are. That’s what makes us individual.

So this outfit was inspired by the sexy as KK, I don’t nearly have the ass to waist ratio but I do what I can & it was just a bit of fun.

Jessie x

Photography by Ramon Diamzon

Pursuit

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Missguided Nicole x Scuba Biker Jacket | Finders Keepers Pursuit Dress Missguided Clara Strappy Sandal | Ted Baker Savannah Quilted Top Handle


As it’s the first of December and we’re heading into the Christmas period (GD, how did that even happen?) I was asked by Missguided to start a blogger friend project which worked around the theme “Go Hard or Go Home” which is a choice of either styling an outfit around going out over the Christmas period, or staying home and chilling out.

Naturally I’d stay in 92% of the time, but you lot are yet to see my in my undies and a XXL tee (quite literally what I’m in now) so I decided to style this LBD with this rediculously comfy neoprene Missguided biker jacket taken from the Nicole Scherzinger range. To keep it festive without looking too gnaff I styled it with these Missgudied crimson heels because hey, I love red.

So I nominate Charlotte from Winston and Willow to take the challenge next. Charlotte’s recently moved up from Melbourne to Sydney & we work a stone throw away from each other so can’t wait to do more collabs with this blogger babe!

Jessie x

Photography by Charlotte Bridgeman

Edits by Jessie Khoo 

Lace

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Keepsake I Will Wait Dress | Missguided Isabel Pointed Stiletto


Welcome to my ever dreamy world of flowers and lace, an ethereal land of dreams and perfect harmony. That’s a lie. A huge lie. The preconceived idea that bloggers don’t spend most of their day behind a computer editing, uploading, writing, organising their next shoot is amazing. The fact that viewers call bloggers ‘lucky’ to have this or that opportunity is beyond me. Call me a pessimist but I don’t believe in luck. Nothing you ever want in this world isn’t going to be given to you (unless you’re apart of the few via natural selection to indeed, literally, have things given to you) and you have to work to achieve your goals. This isn’t news to you though.

And I’m not angry, I’m just ranting. I am looking at this series of photos thinking ‘My God, I hope people don’t think I just walk around all day in lace and stilettos eating brunch and take photos of flowers”. I just don’t think I’d get any views if you saw me in my black tee, black jeans, black boots day after day.

In saying this – I do love this look, if I didn’t have to walk up a big hill to get to work I’d wear shoes like this more often. And if I didn’t have a fear in wearing the same dress more than a couple times I’d wear this Keepsake one everyday. I love white. I love white lace. There’s nothing sexier (unless it’s black lace).

Jessie x

Photography by Jocelyn Nguyen

Edits by Jessie Khoo