When travelling you’re often forced to wear the same items, I also wore this coat in this look I posted here while in Melbourne but styled it completely differently from bodycon dress vs. this look today with split open palazzo pants and high neck crop. An easy fix when you have to item repeat without outfit repeating #firstworldfashionweekproblems.
Another item I have on high rotation are my ‘default’ heels, stiletto sandals, literally the perfect heel I can wear with anything for events or going out. You can get heels like this from Surfstitch and as an avid online shopper to another you can check out any promo codes from Surfstitch to get this item for even less.
Keeping it in the pastel family I paired my new fave crop/ skirt set I wore here with flats, a turtle neck knit, hat and cape. I’m a pretty firm believer that almost anything can be dressed up or down. Because whose really going to events every day? Noone. And dressing up gets exhausting.
Happy Friday my lovely readers I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
This is a look we shot on the last day of VAMFF by the water at Docklands. There definitely was no shortage of wide leg culottes at the Fashion Festival. In fact, I read an article that fashion conscious girls don’t dress for boys, they dress for other girls. Because if all girls dressed for boys everyone would be rocking a bodycon dress or skin tight jeans and tight tanks because men are purely visual creatures. Probably why Man Repeller has such an amazing style (in my opinion):
she who outfits herself in a sartorially offensive mode that may result in repelling members of the opposite sex. Such garments include but are not limited to harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls, shoulder pads, full length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry and clogs.
I straddle between the two. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not afraid to dress a little Kim K tight af in a midi dress but I also love drapey black layers that do in fact repel men and have been described as the Nazgul. So I give you here; My Sexy Nazgul Look.
I really downplayed the sexiness of this LBD by adding the layered flannel and flat ankle booties for a more ‘street look’ over ‘event’ look because basically we had time between shows and I really needed a break from heels – blisters and bandaids is the most unsexy look possible (although inevitable at Fashion Weeks).
Hoping your week is kicking off to a killer start!
Spent the day meeting up with some amazing Melbourne bloggers today, such as What You Want Blog, Two Halves and Twice Blessed Bloggers for some (surprise surprise) coffee, brunch, lunch and dinner, taking photos and hitting up shows. All in all a very productive day. I never thought that talking about blogging, bloggers and the difference with Melbourne and Sydney bloggers could encompass so much time but it does, and apparently I and every other blogger I’m with can keep talking about it non-stop 24/7. I’m thinking this is what it’s like when guys talk about sports. I finally get it.
In this look I’ve jazzed up this LBD with a long line faux fur vest because the weather was weird today. Literally 4 seasons in a day type thing in Melbourne. Overcast – light rain – sunny – more rain – tornado – sunny.
Checking in from Melbourne Fashion Festival! Spent the day perusing the city before the Frankie show not understanding the geography one bit. I’m from Sydney where there are no grids and nothing makes sense, there are loops, and diagonal streets as well as heaps of one ways which are heaps of fun for people with road rage so it has been nice getting to know a city that makes a little sense. Although they have trams, busses, sky trains and normal trains.
In my look today I am wearing a gorgeous blush/ mushroom number by Denisse M Vera – a fantastic new designer which explores amazing new textile techniques and weaves them into her collections seamlessly. I have layered this look with a floppy Asos coat which I am obsessed with, mainly because of it’s coziness and colour and it makes any outfit ook killer.
After having the most mentally draining week with back to back events and meetings after work I have come to realise why I ever started blogging – because I love it. I love sharing with people what I’m wearing, sharing my love for style, creating a shoot by putting together a look and finding beautiful locations to suit, and I love meeting likeminded people. Tonight I caught up with a few girls that reminded me of this after I might have gotten a little bit slack on the blogging end of things.
A few days ago Jock and I drove out to the beach after work and caught the sunset (on the east coast, mind you) and free people danced ourselves along my fave little beach tucked away between two of Sydney’s busiest beaches and just enjoyed our time away from the city and away from our daily grind.
I think taking time to enjoy your life and realising why you do what you do, realise what you’re passionate about is going to really ice the cake on your day, your week, your month and your overall mood. Easier said than done but when you’re doing what you love it makes all the difference. So go get ‘em.
I do all of my own make up for all my shoots so now I’m a whiz and can do my face up in about 5 minutes (add on 5-10 minutes for lashes depending on how coordinated I am on the day). So I love sourcing new and easy to use make up like Musq. I love their products because they’re oil free and lightweight. The mineral bronzer is easy to build up with a shimmer and light enough to dust all over the face (nose, under the chin and forehead) just make sure you’re using the right brush. I use a kabuki brush for my cheeks and a powder or blush brush for the face.
On my lips I’ve used a very moisturising and bold lip colour from Stefan make up. I like the formula of this lipstick because it doesn’t need too many layers to build up and it stays on for a long time (WARNING: it comes off bright red and shimmery when you kiss someone haha)
I forgot how challenging it is to have a full time job, a blog and all of the blog things that come with it and on top of that any relationship of any kind – I don’t think I’ve seen or spoke to my parents for weeks! <insert teardrop face emoji>. I’m not complaining, I know I chose the #bloglife, I’m just giving mad props to anyone who has to study on top of it.
I designed this maxi for Ladakh using an embroidered cotton for it’s vest and a stunning crinkle rayon for it’s skirt. I think a combination of these natural fibres are the only way you can achieve a bohemian look. You don’t see gypsies in polyester. Sticking fairly true to my summer form I paired it with my fave denim shorts, something I’ll slowly and reluctantly start phasing out of come Winter.
Until then… faux tan and shorts shorts are going strong!
Everybody’s been using the ‘Sports Luxe” term pretty loosely, but it’s honestly so easy incorporating your performance wear in with your everyday wear. I put this Nike sweater back with my old house mate’s hand me down stripe shirt and leather shorts and boots for a kinda-casual look.
Don’t ever be limited to your ‘active’ wear as a gym only piece – where’s the value in that? Today’s exciting because coincidentally I am doing a training session with Nike! Beyond excited!! So stay tuned on instagram for updates.