Blacksmith

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Today playing with black, white fringe textures and injecting a puff of blue. I feel like this bag is very Chiara and suits a certain mood. I originally had a black bag planned (story of my life) but sometimes you don’t wanna be so predictable so let’s all just enjoy ourselves and not take our OOTDs so seriously. Have fun, eh! Loving the Houndstooth inspired top from Donya Vogue as well.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Life With Bird

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It’s been a busy week in the world of Fashion and Sounds - I’ve got a kick ass mix tape to share with you soon & a few new collabs on the horizon. In this look I’ve put together my staple colours of navy, black grey and forest green together because why not. I’m still kicking it in the thigh highs because it’s chilly but not too chilly for the sweater on kinda vibe if you dig.

Jessie x

Photography by Jocelyn Nguyen

BNKR

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Being a BNKR girl means supporting Aussie businesses & I’m a huge believer in supporting local designers so I’ve teamed up with the girls at BNKR to give you all 20% off their online store* with the code JESSIE20.

Sometimes when I wear a tight white crop top I don’t always wanna wear something tight on the bottom so I’ve styled it with a pair of cropped trousers to even out the proportions & to feel less hoochy for a day to night look. I added the leather jacket, bag & mules detail because I’m still grunge at heart.

Jessie x

*valid until 29/7/15

Photography By Wes Tan

In or Out

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Proportions are a huge factor with your OOTDs. Having a top tucked out vs. having it tucked in can make all the difference with what mood and style you’re going for and whether is makes you look taller or shorter.

In the first couple pics I have my top tucked out – I feel like it gives off a more Margaret Zhang/ cool girl vibe, it’s a bit of a manrepeller (read about it here) look &  is a little more casual. In my look tucked in it brings in your waist and shows your body shape better, elongating your legs and vibing something a little more corporate.

There’s no wrong or right way to wear a look like this, it’s all personal preference and mood. Generally I’d opt to tuck in because I’m short and I like to accentuate shape but some days I’m a little more relaxed & cbf.

What do you prefer?

Jessie x

Photography by Jocelyn Nguyen

Saying Hey

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Neuw Marilyn Jean Hashbury Blue | Neuw Lulu Mohair Crew ON SALE NOW | Boohoo Heels


Hi All, just a quick one checking in and saying I’ve been busy and a little MIA. Just giving myself some time to breathe and re-coup and trying to figure out a way to make the second half of the year at least 2x better than the first! Here’s to wishful thinking, wish me luck lol.

Jessie x

Photography by Ramon Diamzon

Beach Tan

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Showing you a very standard winter look for me this winter… 5/7 days a week I’m in a knit, black leather jacket, black jeans and black boots just different cuts, styles, layers, heights and variations of each. Wearing these very neutral tones I threw on my fave pair of RayBans to add that pop of colour. Do you have a winter go-to outfit?

Jessie x

Photography by Helen Driscoll

 

Island

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In my last post I spoke about what I did day to day and vaguely what I’ve done to get to where I am today. I got a huge response via comments and emails and I’m really stoked I shared it. This is honestly why I got into this industry in the first place, to help out those around me – build them up and build the community. I love the blogosphere and the friends I’ve made along the way.

In addition to my last post another way I believe you’ll gain traction through your blog or to get into the industry is by networking. You need to engage with your audience, other bloggers and with those around you. The honest truth is that likes are free - why are people holding onto them like they’re currency? I don’t see the point in being stingy when it comes to liking a pic, it can make someone’s day and I mentioned before that it shouldn’t be about competing with one another but building each other up. This is a simple but necessary mentality I hope that this generation can grasp a hold of.

Even better is that it’s the middle of winter and I’m wearing a romper on the beach – didn’t even have to photoshop goosebumps out because it was actually warm. I love Sydney. <insert grateful hands emoji>

Ily, Jessie x

Photography by Helen Driscoll

Guided

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Missguided Maxi Fringe Crop Top | Missguided Cropped Trousers ON SALE | Olga Berg Satin Pod with Chain Tassel ON SALE | Missguided Heels


I don’t usually talk about too much more than outfits and clothes on this blog but I thought I’d share an update on my life and what I actually do day to day. Monday to Friday I work as a fashion consultant, forecaster and designer. Basically I make a living looking at blogs and online stores and translating them into commercial trends. Sounds amazing and glam but in all honesty, sometimes it can get stale and monotonous just like most other jobs, but at the end of the day I don’t know what else I would be doing. I love it, I love this industry and it takes a lot of rejection and a tough skin to make it through. Not just as a designer, but as a blogger, but I love it.

My blunt mouth has gotten me in trouble more often than not but I never like to sugarcoat things. So if you’re looking to get into this industry please be ready to be hurt, rejected, told (not just in words) that you’re not skilled enough, smart enough or creative enough. However, if you believe in yourself, if you go above and beyond to make your portfolio, your online diary, your blog the best it can be, not copying anyone or competing with anyone else but yourself you’ll be phenomenal & you can move mountains.

I usually hate cliche quotes (seriously), but I was recently reminded that you don’t have to wait around for people to believe in you to fulfill your dreams but you’re allowed to believe in yourself and there’s actually nothing more important than that.

Jessie x

Photography by Scott Lowe

Winter White

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It’s mid winter here and I’m completely disobeying the seasonal rules by shooting a very spring look indoors. In this whole post (except what I’ve got under the crochet dress) I’m wearing a very gorgeous designer label called Ixiah. Their flagship store is on Oxford street, right up the road from me so I’d walk past quite often, stop & stare at their gorgeous window displays and knew I had to work with them. Their pieces are so versatile and workable on their own but when you add the belts and body pieces it turns into magic. Check them out and support local designers.

Jessie x

Photography by Scott Lowe


Hey

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Missguided Ribbed Halterneck Crop Top | Neuw Denim Jeans | Ardell Lashes | Joico Root Lift Volumizing Foam | Joico Dry Spray Wax


I know I’ve expressed before how much I live in denim so I won’t rant about that anymore except for the fact that Neuw make the best jeans ever.

I tried a new shampoo/ conditioner combo from Joico it’s a volumising set that… well… volumises. I find alot of difficulty in this area as my hair is naturally very thick and heavy so anything volumising doesn’t usually stay lifted for long. I guess it helps that I’d just gotten a hair cut but using this shampoo/ conditioner alongside the volumizing foam and a blowdry it worked so well – even after I fell asleep on it straight away I still woke up with lifted roots! Magic. Perhaps was trick was sectioning the hair when applying the foam and section blowdrying instead of my usual “all hair in and head flip rampage.”

Jessie x

Photography by Scott Lowe