Monday, December 28, 2015

What I Learnt In 2015

One of my favourite traditions at the end of the year is not making resolutions for the next one, but reflecting on everything I learnt this year. This has been the most personally challenging year so far (and hopefully ever) so I have collected a fair bit of wisdom to dish out...

  • Owning lots of things is stressful. Keep it simple metaphorically and literally
  • You don't have to like prawns just because everyone else does
  • Never be the one who stopped trying, being proud won't stop the 'what ifs'
  • Red is sooooo my colour
  • If you fail, try again. If someone else fails, support them, again. And again if need be
  • Family is EVERYTHING
  • Don't be a roadblock to someone apologising. Even if you can't accept it, let them say it
  • Comparing yourself to other people is a great way to drive yourself crazy
  • Doing the wrong thing by other people's standards doesn't mean it's not the right thing for you right now
  • Move to the city. Even if it's just for a little while
  • Every person is a human being with thoughts and feelings you know nothing about. So be kind, up front with your intentions and listen when they speak
  • If you look at someone's profile picture and think 'dayummmm', tell them. Even if you're not close, compliments are free
  • You won't get something if you don't ask for it. Except for bills
  • The ability to accept the things you can't change will allow you to sleep at night
  • Sometimes you will have to smile at people you genuinely dislike. It's called being an adult
  • Say yes to that beer

Dress: Boohoo, Earrings: ASOS

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Perfect Outfit For Sipping Margaritas

Playsuit, Mura Boutique (sold out, but similar here), Sandals, Bonbons

I've been thinking about holidays a lot lately. Yes, again. I'll always be dreaming of my next trip and this next one has to be a beach holiday. Sipping margaritas in this breezy cotton playsuit, casually reclined on a day bed, listening to the ocean, now that would be heaven! Off the shoulder styles are unbeatable for the warmer months. They're so easily dressed up just by adding a pair of heels and killer necklace. And yes I realise I am very pale, the only tan I'll ever get is out of a bottle, but I can still be in Summer mode without the stereotypical look!

Monday, December 14, 2015

My Fifth Piece (Second Round): Off The Shoulder Playsuit

This is my last piece for the very first year (and hopefully not last!) of the 5 Piece French Wardrobe challenge. I desperately wanted a new playsuit and I can't get enough of all things off the shoulder so when I saw this fresh, baby blue number from Mura Boutique I jumped at the chance. Even though it wasn't a quality piece, the spirit of the challenge was to add interesting, seasonal items to your closet so even if this playsuit isn't forever, I adore it. Plus, it's cotton and that's on the good material list for me!

I did a 6 month reflection piece a while ago and to be honest, that was a piece of cake compared to this second half! I have felt a bit constricted by the 5 Piece Wardrobe challenge this time around and I think it's because of the warmer weather and since I already had a very limited summer wardrobe I had a lot more trouble choosing the five pieces. I felt like I needed everything! That's probably evidence to stock up on the basics,which I might try and do in the Christmas sales. Can you believe I didn't own a denim skirt until recently?!

So, you're probably all wondering if I'll keep doing this challenge next year, and the answer is yes. BUT. There's always a but and that's because I do want to try some new trends and looks so if it's a very cheap item, I'm going to buy it. I also have an outfit challenge idea I want to do so I might have to be more flexible. Aaaaaan for the sake of honesty, I technically bought a sixth piece. Oops. Tripped at the finish line but as they say, I have #noregrets.

Monday, December 7, 2015

5 In 5: Things To Remember For Your Work Christmas Party

1. A killer outfit
As you may have seen from the pictures, a dress that is fun, festive and just damn pretty is essential. This red lacey number is from Boohoo (check it out, plus a hundred others, here) and they were kind enough to send it to me as part of their #WeAreFamily campaign, which is all about time spent with loved ones, parties and whatever else makes you feel sparkly! This dress is my new instant sequin feeling number.

2. Don't get too drunk
This is a no-brainer. Have as much champagne as you like at home or with your friends, but around coworkers be mindful of your limits (mine is 8). Never forget that the person who could be interviewing you for that manager position could be the person you spilled your drink on.

3. Get pictures!
Sometimes people feel awkward about being the photo taking one but you really shouldn't! Everyone wants pictures of when they're looking fly, so why not be the one who controls which pop up on Facebook? It's smart really...

4. A way home (alone)
I am a very firm believer in not shitting where you eat. Crass? Maybe, but it's a harsh lesson I know a lot of people have learnt. If you didn't think he/she was smoking hot the other 11 months of the year, then you probably don't think they are now either. Make sure you know how you're getting home for safety's and dignity's sake!

5. Deodorant
You'll be dancing, there will be plenty of people jammed together and there will be 'see you next year' hugs. Don't be the stinky one.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

My Fourth Piece (Second Round): Bardot Suede Skirt

So I have a story about this purchase... for Halloween I decided that Kylie Jenner was the ONLY costume for me and I don't like to do things by halves so it had to be perfect. I got fake nails, I got a long dark wig (and mate my coworkers vote on which one was most Kylie) and while I didn't get botox, my lip liner game was strong. But when it came to her clothing I hit a hurdle: I don't particularly like wearing tight clothing. After much Instagram research I settled on a King Kylie outfit I was 67% happy to wear and started the hunt...

But it wasn't as easy as I imagined to find a tan midi skirt! White crops aplenty, but no skirt. Then I was doing one last rounds of the shop before buying my backup option and found the Blondie Midi Skirt in Bardot. It was love at first sight! Of course I was super reluctant to spend so much on a costume but my sister talked me into it, pointing out I can wear it in winter too and my niece convinced by further by running her hands up and down it going "Wowwwwww". Neither of them will ever be my choice for an AA sponsor but I am so happy I bought something a little different than my usual style that makes me feel damn sexy!

Plus, it's 100% leather so I stuck to my material rules and that feels pretty good. It's currently marked down! Don't you hate it when that happens LITERALLY the week after you buy it full price?! Never mind, get yours right here.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Shoe Review: Dune Jaxon Heeled Sandals

A pair of tan heels is a wardrobe staple. And it's one that I'd somehow managed to overlook until recently. I always associate tan shoes with Summer so I think we can let it slide that I'd forgotten about them during Winter. Nonetheless, welcome the Dune Tan Jaxon Leather Heeled Sandals (what a mouthful) to my closet!

The best part about these shoes is that they're light! Most wooden shoes weigh a tonne and you're left feeling like a horse clip clopping around! I also LOVE the colour match between the wood and tan, spot on! The upper is leather and the straps are nice and supple. The foot bed is cushiony but kind of cheap plastic which is a shame. The bottom is also a weird plasticy material that I can already tell won't stand the test of time.

The parts I find most challenging about these shoes is the lack of adjustability. The main strap does up across but the matching cross strap for it doesn't change, nor the one across the toes and being between sizes... well I find them a bit big. I've already had a couple blisters from flopping about in them!

Overall, I'll give them a 6/10. I adore the way they look but they're not the greatest quality and they'll be a one Summer wear. On the plus side though, they're bringing out my 70's chick in the greatest way!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Back To Basics

Skirt: Missguided, Denim Jacket: Levis, Heels: Spurr, Shirt: ASOS

I'm alive! Why have I been M.I.A lately? I moved house! And anyone who has moved house will tell you that it is a huge, exhausting job. While I'm unpacking my life and adjusting to my new surroundings (Which is much closer to Sydney CBD) I've been struggling to post, take photos... breathe!

But my lovely coworker/photographer/Video Ninja Justin and I found time to run outside and take a couple happy snaps in the car park. #FashionBloggerLife

Monday, September 28, 2015

My Third Piece (Second Round): Botkier Soho Satchel

I know what you're thinking... "Oooh this chick be dropping 100's and fiddys like there's no tomorrow". But I was a month behind on the 5 Piece French Wardrobe and I saw this baby blue in Shopbop's (online) window and couldn't resist!

Technically accessories aren't supposed to be part of the 5 Piece but since this was a little on the exxy side and I didn't especially need a new handbag... the Botkier Soho Satchel goes on the list! I mean, if I was going to buy a staple I'd buy it in black right?!

This bag is everything I ever dreamed of, and this is actually my first proper designer handbag purchase! Self high five! I can see why women get addicted to bags now. The smell of the leather and it's softness... even the dust bag for it is adorable! Seriously considering adding another bag for my next 5 Piece item.

Unfortunately it is sold out now but I cannot recommend Botkier enough! They're at the lower end to so great for handbag collector newbies like me. Also, the colour... I can't explain how amazing it is. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

What To Wear From Work To Drinks

We all like to make the most of our time and one of the easiest ways to cut down 'time spent' is by not going home between events. The most common event being: Friday night drinks after work. But how are you going to look presentable after a hard day sitting in front of the computer or telling customers "No, sorry, there really are no size 12's left. Yes, I did check out the back."? Here are my top tips to get party ready from work.

Be Prepared
I always keep a makeup purse in my desk draw. It doesn't have to be the whole shebang, just the essentials:

  • Dry shampoo
  • Bobby pins
  • Makeup wipes
  • Deodorant and roll on perfume (not a total must-have but it will make you feel fresh)
  • Mascara
  • Blush
  • Eyeshadow
  • Eyeliner
  • Hightlighter
  • Foundation (the sample pots from makeup counters are perfect here)
If you have the basics to re-do your face and spruce up your hair you'll be laughing all the way to the bar. And then all the way back to your seat with that wine in your hand.

Now the fun part, here are three outfits you can easily make quick changes to so you're out the door quicker than someone can say "Bar tab!"

Work to drinks

Work to drinks

Work to drinks 3

Thursday, September 17, 2015

My Second Piece (Round 2): Steele Adelita Skirt

You all thought I'd forgotten hadn't you! I have been crazy busy lately but that hasn't stopped me going after my 5 Piece French Wardrobe dream...and honestly, I really feel like I'm hitting my stride now. Those basics are starting to work seamlessly with my add ons and getting dressed in the morning is much easier (or maybe I'm just excited about the warmer weather!)

My latest piece is the Adelita Midi Skirt from the Romantica Collection. I first saw this gorgeous skirt on Steele's Instagram. They're an amazing Melbourne label that has Jesinta Campbell, Emma Lucey from Spin Dizzy Fall blog and Jasmin Howell from Friend in Fashion blog as fans, so you can pretty much guarantee they've got some cool items. 

I wanted something a little more boho and red is a colour I've always loved, plus I'd been searching for the perfect split skirt for aaaaaages. I loved this grown up floral print and once I found out the skirt actually had built in shorts I was sold. Yep, those are shorts underneath to protect your modesty in the breeze. How great is that?! This has already been worn with denim and a plain white tee. Can't wait to dress it up on a night out... I've got my eye on a pair of those red Aquazzura tassel heels. Might have to settle for a copy though since they're sold out!

Steele's stuff sells out SUPER quick and this skirt is already gone (I luckily bought it during pre-order). They do have the same style in a gorgeous black and white though that would literally go with everything. Grab it here before it's gone! 

Oh and to make you even more in love with their stuff. Here is Jesinta looking drop dead gorgeous in their off the shoulder dress version. Seriously, what a babe?!

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Monday, September 14, 2015

5 In 5: Instagram Accounts You Need To Follow Today

I am an Insta fiend! It's easily my favourite social platform because of it's beautiful images, the way you can discover something new so easily and it's lac of spammy crap (until recently when ads started getting rolled out on a bigger!). Needless to say, I spend a lot of time on there and it's the first thing I check when I wake up in the morning. If you're after some great accounts to follow then here are my top 5...

Patricia Chang (@patriciachangny)
Hailing from NY City, this mum/fashion designer is as cute as her son Chase. Follow her for sneak peeks into her adorable handbag range, green view in Central Park and the sweetest snaps of her family. Also, because she's a wonderful human being, she will reply to your comments and check out your page occasionally. I'm in lurveeeee!

Eloise Jaksic (@eloisejaksic)
She describes herself as a Social Media, PR, Digital Marketing Chick...and she's from Sydney! (Sydney represent!) She is buddies with the Shakuhachi crew and has the most lust worthy collections of shades you've ever seen.

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Doone Roisin (@dooneroisin)
I first found her account when she did the social media for The Iconic (because I am a total fangirl of theirs) and fell in love with her zest for life. Another Aussie, her outfits are always fun and she loves to travel. Are we soul mates? Probably.

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Style By Jules (@stylebyjules)
She runs her own blog, naturally named: Style By Jules (who would have thunk it?!) I love her natural, not overdone vibe and her pics are always bright and fresh. Her smile just makes you want to give her a big hug and beg her to let you live with her in Europe. Check out her blog for life changing fashion tips like this one here.

Kirsten Anderton (@kirstenanderton)
A recent find for me and an INSTAnt fave (see what I did there?) This girl knows how to work monochrome in the best ways and has textured dressing down to an art. She's based in Melbourne, so don't be jealous if you spot some amazing Shortstop Donuts on her feed (yummmmm).

A photo posted by K I R S T E N A N D E R T O N (@kirstenanderton) on

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Party Games For Adults

Calm down, not those sorts of party games! But these aren't just drinking games either (psssh, those old things!). These games are ones I've found are great for the laughs or breaking the ice. Don't know half the people your house mate invited to your house-warming? No sweat, just pull out a set of Cards Against Humanity! I guarantee you'll have a few new friends by the end of playing these age appropriate games...

I'm sure most of you are familiar with this game. If you're not, go educate yourself here and come back. This adult version doesn't need the fancy set. Just make sure everyone has a notepad, pen and there's one phone available for time-keeping. Now the fun part... you make your own questions! No more naming boring public parks, because now you can ask you friends what they'd find in a sex shop! Pick 10 hilarious questions, leave the list in the middle so everyone can see and then open the keyboard on your phone. Someone closes their eyes, picks a letter and the timer begins counting down the 3 minutes. Everyone has to write their answers to the questions using that letter. Simple!
Stuck for inspiration? Here's my favourite questions to get you started:
1. What's something you'd talk about on a first date?
2. Something you'd find in the kitchen that could double as a sex toy.
3. Unusual places to have sex.
4. Something you would find on the bottom of your shoe.
5. Famous people who have made terrible decisions.

Cards Against Humanity
This AMAZING card game is dubbed 'a party game for horrible people' ... and for good reason because it is so rude, crude and brilliant! Basically you are given a variety of cards that say nasty things like "kids with ass cancer" and "Oprah sobbing into a Lean Cuisine" and then everyone takes turn asking questions (those are the black cards with spaces...der) and you make the funniest answer possible. I have been in tears of joy from this game but fair warning, DO NOT play this with anyone who is easily offended. Buy yourself a deck here. Although if you have infinite patience and a laminator, you can get the free pdf version.

Naughty Charades
This is basically guess the sex position. Get your Google on and discover the craziest sexy time positions you can, print them off with the picture and put them in a hat. Get into teams of two and act them out... you know... like charades! Odds are no one will really be able to get them (unless they're a Karma Sutra expert) but half the fun is watching them be acted out ;)

Ok this one is a drinking game but it's great because you don't need any equipment. Everyone sits in a circle and then the person to your left whispers a question in your ear so that only you can hear i.e. 'Who is the hottest in the room?' You then say the person in the group you think is the answer to the question VERY loud. If the poor paranoid person wants to know the question, they have to drink. But if they decide they can live without knowing then you drink. This is excellent for people who know each other very well (because you'll know how to make each other squirm) but also pretty cool for strangers because you won't really offend anyone when someone asks 'Who is going to vomit tonight?'... I mean, maybe they just look a bit green!

Caution, this game can result in unexpected injuries! But it's so worth playing anyway. It's basically musical chairs but with spoons (so one spoon less than there is people playing). Why? Because they're small and easy to snatch up. Get everyone to sit in a circle and deal out a deck of cards so everyone has four. The aim is to get four of the same number, so four Queens, four sevens etc. Whoever starts, picks up a new card from the undealt pile and if they don't want it, they pass it on clockwise. YOU CAN ONLY HOLD FOUR CARDS AT A TIME! And you have to pass them quick (it's so stressful being at the end here so swap who starts).Once you get your four cards grab for a spoon from the middle. When other players notice you going for it, it's all out war and they have to grab a spoon as quickly as possible in order to not be the only one left without one. Once someone is out, remove another spoon and continue!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Handbag Essentials

Running a tight ship with your handbag is an art form. It took me many sore shoulders and tired arms before I learnt not to carry my entire bedroom with me whenever I left the house. Part of my life de-cluttering has been downsizing my bag and getting rid of the random extras that seem to sneak in. Try finding a medium sized bag and saying "If it does not fit in here, it isn't coming", then, once every couple weeks go through it and throw out any receipts and cheeky items that aren't on the following list:

PawPaw Ointment: Any basic lip gloss will do but I love PawPaw because you can also use it as cuticle cream, on blisters or cuts and to tame your brows.

A Great Wallet: Not too big, and not too small; find the Goldilocks of wallets ( I LOVE my Kate Spade one) that will carry coins, max. ten cards and cash. That's it.

Compact Mirror: For touch ups on the go and perving on the hottie behind you... subtly.

Bobby Pins and Hair Ties: Two hair ties and four bobby pins is enough. Seriously, don't let them accumulate! Keep them in a cute little container so you always know where to find them and they're not running amok in your bag.

USB Charger: You just don't know when you'll need to charge your phone. I have used my one of these countless times and it's great for work and sleepovers.

Concealer: I don't like carrying a lot of makeup but a little tube of concealer is great for touch ups in the afternoon (bags anyone?!) and covering redness.

A Cute Key Chain: I've spoken about my love for fluffy key chains before but I won't restrict you to fur! Just find something that you'll recognise the shape and feel of when you're digging around for your keys in the dark.

Tissues: Sniffing is for children and rude people Added bonus... not all bathrooms are well stocked with toilet paper. Now that's not even an issue for you!

Pen: All adults must carry a pen. Fact.

Two Lipsticks: I favour the Clinique Chubby Sticks because they've got great colours and are moisturising but limit yourself to two only. A bag full of lipsticks helps no one, so carry a brown and a red so you always have something to suit your outfit/mood.

Gum: Or mints! Totally your call, but fresh breath is an instant reset after eating, before a meeting or if you're on the train home and dinner seems too far.

Sunglasses: Because the world can be a bright place and the sun is cruel to your eyes. Avoid early crows-feet by donning your shades. Also, you can now add an air of mystery whenever you choose.

Basic First Aid: I carry bandaids and panadol. That's first aid right? But it's important to have some simple medicine in your bad for any scrapes or stress headaches.

Earphones: You don't have to listen to people talk on public transport now: YAY! The day you forget your earphones will be a sad day... so keep them in a little case where they won't get tangled.

Handbag Essentials

Thursday, September 3, 2015

How To: Wear Socks and Heels

Wearing socks and heels is a great trick for trans-seasonal dressing. Is it hot? Is it cold? It doesn't matter, because you've got yourself (sorta) covered! It's also not the easiest trend to pull off because getting the sock to heel ratio can be tricky. My three rules are:
1. Always use thin socks unless the bridge of your foot is enclosed (i.e. boots).
2. Have clean, new socks. Don't wear your bally, stained pairs; save them for the gym.
3. Follow the catwalks. Go for colours that are in fashion or textures that are super luxe. It'll help avoid that 'I'm a tourist wearing socks and sandals' look.

Here are five quick ideas for you to try out:

Boots with Chunky Socks

Heels and Socks 3

Fun Socks with Matching Heels


Schoolgirl Style

Heels and Socks 2

Open Toe with Sparkles

Heels and Socks 4

Clashing Prints

Heels and Socks 5

Monday, August 31, 2015

Fashion Prints For Less

A lot of people associate art with luxury, because it often is very expensive. But being a girl with an eye for a bargain, I've discovered you can have gorgeous artwork for less by sourcing it from Etsy and they all have that Kerrie Hess feel. Most of the time these artists pursue it as a hobby or a side-business and therefore charge less (because they have a second income...). I have found some AMAZING prints on there over the years and currently have a lovely Chanel perfume bottle one hanging in my lounge room. 
To make your life extra smooth, I've gone and picked out some of my personal faves that won't break the bank.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Things It's Okay (And Not Okay) To Waste Your Time On

Source: Zara

CAUTION: Not just fashion content ahead!
I'm not a huge over-sharer but since I'm here I may as well say I've been having a rough year. Sadly, I know I'm not the only one having a not so good time, which is what has inspired me to write a post a little different from my usual style. I'm no expert, but I'm old enough and ugly enough to have learnt a few things about life (and fashion) so I've put them together here for you to reflect on. And maybe also as a reminder for myself if I forget ;)

Okay To Waste Time On: Trashy TV
I think it's healthy to waste time binge watching television shows. If it genuinely makes you happy to spend 7 hours of your Sunday in front of the tele, you should do it. Plus, no one wants to be behind in Game of Thrones, because the internet is dark and full of spoilers.

Not Okay: Trashy People
We can't always control who comes into our lives, but we can control the time and energy we spend on them. If your gut tells you something is off with someone; don't engage! Even if everyone else is (and I know this is especially hard in a work circumstances) but if you get bad vibes, don't be anything more (or less!) than polite.

Okay To Waste Time On: Daydreaming About The Future
Hands up who bought into all that 'The Secret' vibe? I kinda/sorta/maybe believe that we can shape our future through positive thinking. But this is something you want to waste your time on mainly because planning can get you excited for your damn life! You should be counting down the days before a fantastic trip and falling asleep at night imagining your dream house. Good for the soul I say!

Not Okay: Reliving The Past
I get stuck on this one a lot! But it's done, it's over and there is no amount of dissecting that will change what's been and gone (or still limping along). It's simply not productive. Paulo Coehlo (one of my favourite authors) said it the best: "It is important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn't matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over". 
Okay To Waste Time On: Finding The Right Thing
This can apply to adding pieces to your wardrobe, getting the perfect gift for a loved one or searching for 'the one'. Take your time! I know from experience that you won't love the pair of jeans you rushed into buying (not a metaphor). Don't get caught up in 'needing something now'. This is especially true when looking for a partner because feelings are not the same as heels and it's harder to say 'oops sorry' to a 'bad purchase' (that part is a metaphor).

Not Okay: Pretending It's The Right Thing
We've all done this. And while it is easier to say "Yes, thanks, I love how this skirt twists around while I walk. I'm thrilled to have spent $200 on it" or stay in the wrong relationship because it's less hassle; that just isn't okay. It's better to have nothing or wait for the right thing (see above) than waste your precious time acting. It's draining, false and does nothing for your integrity. Another quote for you, from Mahatma Gandhi this time:  "A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble."

Okay To Waste Time On: Creating Special Moments 
The older I've gotten the more I've realised how important this is. Wear your pretty underwear even if you have no one to show. Plan a picnic instead of going to a cafe. Put time aside to have dinner with your mum and don't have anywhere to be afterwards; your friends and family deserve your full attention. Explore a hidden path you always noticed but never went down. Eventually you'll start seeing everything as special and unique and trust me, you will smile a lot more.

Not Okay: Rushing Through Life
Life is not about ticking boxes. We're all busy (soz, you're not the only one) and I think we all feel a need to pack as much into a day as possible. But I have friends (no names!) who are constantly running from one thing to another and end up totally burnt out and frazzled. I am guilty of this too! And I've noticed while I'm doing it, I'm not really present (a meditation term for only giving a shit about what's happening now).

Monday, August 24, 2015

Shoe Review: Spurr Melissa Point Heels

These cuties are by Spurr (via The Iconic) and we all know I am a Spurr fan! They're always fairly priced and bang on trend, which let's face it... isn't that common! 
These shoes have a nice semi-cushioned insole and the outer sole is made of soft rubber that is non-slip. I've only worn these indoors at work but I'm a little worried the sole wouldn't stand a long term road test. Like all stilettos the heel cap is a bit slippery because of the plastic (can someone please invent a nice rubber one?!).
I love the elastic on the straps so they fit close but not tight without adjusting them every time. 
Overall I would give them a 6.5/10. They pinch a little on the top cap and they are office only shoes for sure BUT they look seriously hot so I'm okay with that. 
You can grab yourself a pair here; be quick because Spurr sells out fast!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

7 Kimonos That Are Perfect For Swanning Around

A favourite past time of mine is 'swanning'. 'What is that', you ask? 
Why, it's the ability to act like a gorgeous creature in minimal but floaty clothing.
The perfect piece for this simply has to be the kimono. 
The good thing about kimonos is that they're wearable at night in your boudoir (aka bedroom) and during the day around town. Also, absolutely perfect for trans-seasonal dressing. As the weather warms up in Australia (or cools down in the Northern Hemisphere) you'll need something lightweight you can throw on to take off the chill. 
Here are my top picks for adding a little something extra to your wardrobe:

Blue Mountains Bliss

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Turtleneck Craze

Jumper: Vogue Clothing, Miranda Westfield (similar here), Skirt: Vintage (similar here), Heels: Spurr via The Iconic (similar here)

Since coming back from NZ I just want to be comfy all the time! I've been favouring looser clothing, maybe because I drank a lot and dined on chocolate often, but maybe because I'm experimenting with different shapes. I love that turtlenecks are in fashion this winter and spring. I think it's a nice change and they're so cute! I'm loving the thick knit variety but I have bought a thin, tighter kind us Aussies call a 'skivvy' which I will be donning before the warmer weather comes.
I'm also starting to trial browns a bit more! Look how experiential I am with my turtlenecks and khakis ;)

How To: Style Suspenders