To all of my Aussie (and non-Aussie) readers Happy Australia Day! My Australia day looks like I’ll be designing and working because what even is a public holiday? My dad’s worked for himself for a while and I always wondered why he’d go to the office on public holidays and on weekends… and here I am on a Sunday night before a public holiday at the office planning my week ahead… dad would be proud.
To be super patriotic I wore my Aussie flag/ Southern cross bikini (insert sarcasm emoji) under this gorgeous lightweight off-shoulder/ on-shoulder Faithfull The Label blouse and J Brand jeans. White jeans are always tricky when you have a little shape in your legs like I do but you know what: YOLO. SUMMER. Sometimes black jeans are just not an option when it’s thirty degrees.
I have a thing for sexy rocks. Sexy rocks and double denim. I love getting out and seeing natural formations and colours like the sandstone beneath the dirty greys. Maybe I’m looking into it a bit too much but that’s my brain (the kooky creative type?) Likewise with denim, it’s seems so natural, natural cotton fibres intertwined weft and warp, heavy, sturdy and durable. Seemed like a perfect place to shoot.
I’m a pretty big advocate for online shopping – there’s nothing better than comparing prices, seeing product on models, not having to wear pants while you click away and getting things sent to you than shopping online. I know it’s not for everyone but to those people I say – clearly you’re doing life wrong (joking, kind of, not really). So when I saw Beginning Boutique had this gorgeous playsuit well you know where it goes from there.
I love the new take on summer nautical stripes so of course I had to shoot it next to the wavy waves of the ocean. I also love teaming navy and tan, nothing against the navy/ black combo but I’d prefer to leave it to the cooler months.
I love going to the spa and getting pampered as much as the next girly girl but let’s face the reality of it… we don’t all have the time nor the means or money to get a fortnightly mani & pedi, make up done every time we have an event or a facial every few months so that’s why I love trying new at home products that are just as good as the spa. Especially when they’re natural and organic like this Detoxifying Facial Mask. I love how you can actually feel the clay detoxing your skin as it dries. Soo relaxing.
Another post from this series working with Scott channelling my inner Bond girl haha. I’ve never actually done shots IN the water for the blog before without getting swept off to the ER so this was a fun summer challenge to get back into. Now to work on the next challenge…
Wearing my fave Liberty Lee bikini top with the perfect summer white pants available from Target.
Something I don’t post enough of but wear the most of are basic tees with denim. In almost two years this is probably the first simple outfit I’ve put together that is the reality of my day to day wear (at least for summer). I’m not a fashion blogger that wears heels everywhere or pencil skirts to go grocery shopping. In reality I’m super down to earth, chill, and would rather we wearing less than more… especially since it’s been averaging 30 degrees the last couple weeks.. ouch. Buuuut I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this before
Welcome to Fashion & Sounds 2015! Kickin’ it off with some staple whites and denim. Scott and I shot on the last day of 2014 and it was the perfect way to end the year. We’ve had a great run of sun in Sydney and now that I feel like my skin is asking for a break I’ve finally got the ‘being at the beach’ itch it out of my system and this blogging hiatus can stop and I can finally resume my life as normal which is generally 12 hours in front of a screen. Bad, I know. But I’m super pumped.
Just a quick Hello from me at Fashion and Sounds. I’ll be taking a little holiday break from the #bloglife over the next couple weeks and I hope you get to too. But you can follow my daily adventures on instagram.
I just wanted to shout out and say how amazing this blogging world has been for me in 2014 including all of the other bloggers I’ve met. I’m 100% grateful to all my readers and supporters (which is potentially just my mum visiting my page hundreds of times a day) and especially my photographers this year; Jock, Wes, Ramon, Nicol, Ryan & Charlotte. You’ve all gone above and beyond and I can’t thank you enough.
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!!
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.