Ahhhhh the new year begins and so do all the sales!!!
This is a great time of the year…. sales galore and a time to stock up the wardrobe! While some may of just had the equivalent of a shopping lobotomy from all the Christmas buying, I say spend a little more. Believe me , sometimes things are going half price, even 70% off this time of the year…. wait too long and it will be back to the usual shopping cycle of occasional 20% off.
One of the things I like to do when shopping is hardly ever buy retail prices….. by that I mean, most stores will always have a sale at some point, you just have to wait it out. Try it on in the shop and get it when the price drops or online which could be even cheaper. Yeah yeah I know….it won’t work in every case, sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and pay full price…. sometimes you just can’t wait a second longer to have that cool shirt and short combo in your wardrobe. Also the really awesome stuff… well it doesn’t always go on sale 🙁
I love this striped boob tube…. it’s floaty, fun and well if you have a fat day… hoorah!!!! I got it for 25% off and what I love about it is the built in bra/corset. For someone like me that’s needed, but for the bigger busted lasses… braless it is. And I also got the Sleeveless cardi half price.. (pat myself on the back for that one!). The Saba pants are oldies but also a half price snatch. Here’s to the festive season, may all your sale item come true.
OUTFIT : Top – Witchery, Sleeveless Cardi – Decjuba, pants – Saba, Shoes – Nine West
I love the look of off the shoulder but it is too annoying for me???
Well…. a little bit. Depends where I am going for the day really. If it’s just drinks with the ladies sitting down lifting my drinking hand, I’ll be alright BUT going shopping, moving about too much, anything requiring you doing, well stuff… then the off the should not such a great idea!
Mine is a tighter fit, so maybe the loose fit is the go. It’s just a bit constricting and you’re continuously tugging on it to pull it down (that doesn’t sound so good!!). haha!
I won’t say I’m put right off the ‘off the shoulder’… let’s be honest if I see one that is too fabulous, I’m probably going to end up buying it anyway and only wearing it on non lifting up my arms kinda days…..! But then again beauty is pain, beauty is sometimes uncomfortable… it’d be so easier being a guy wouldn’t it…!
But do love the feel of this one… and while it’s a little tight around the shoulders, it has a flowy waist, that any girl would enjoy, especially when you go out for dinner (like your fat pants!). AND it looks great with my bigger shoulders… cos sometimes a girl wants to put away those guns!
OUTFIT : Top – Witchery, Skirt – Witchery, (bit of a Witchery fest) Shoes – Zara basic collection
I love jumpsuits but not all jumpsuits love me!!!
I get a little thing known as ‘camel toe’ with a lot of jumpsuits so can’t wear most of them (that’s what a long torso will do). But on this occasion I found a loose fitting jumper that fit perfectly (minus the camel toe) and is really comfortable to wear. The solid colour is also best for a flattering fit.
My advice to wearing one of these is never get anything too clingy (because lets be honest, even if you have a great figure, we don’t want to see the outline of your *&%#$). A structured fit will flatter but make sure you get the right length. If you’re short stay away from the 3/4 length, stick to short or long to give that great silhouette, paired with some killed heels to elongate the body.
But have fun with a jumpsuit! It’s one of those pieces that most people don’t attempt… but it can look very glamorous paired with a great jacket, heels and accessories!
OUTFIT : Jumpsuit – Veronika Maine, Jacket – TT, Heels – Spur.
AUSTRALIAN FASHION WEEK 2016
Yet again the weekend edition was all that was expected! Glamorous and stunning in the rustic building that is Carriageworks.
Loved the runway show…. and I’m one of those people who loves models. The tall, slender beings with arms and legs that go for miles and pointy, sharp, defined features. Some with graceful, gliding walks…. others not so graceful… more like a preying mantus!! And there couldn’t be a show without the all to common nip slip… yep had one of those… and feeling that moment of dread for the model, although I’m pretty sure she didn’t care, it was all in a days work really! And she had a nice pair!
I decided to go monochrome…. with a touch of dark grey down below. I was pretty happy with the new top I purchased from White Suede…. fit me like a glove and had the structure to shape me nicely and split arms for that Ellery type look (sometimes you just can’t afford the top notch stuff). I went with a boot because I wanted to add some edge… the glamorous pump would have been great too… but I think the boots strengthen a more stylish look. And let’s be honest a bucketload more comfortable for a night out. And that clutch…. a little bit of hair and gold trimming…..what more can I say! Winning!
Fashion Week…. it’s been a pleasure!!!
OUTFIT : Top – White Suede, Skirt – Witchery, Boots – Nine West, clutch – Zimmerman.
My theory is it’s a lot easier to go out on a glamorous night and look stunning and polished BUT nailing casual… well, that can be a much more difficult task!!!!
I mean there’s always the jeans and top, go to…. the tank top combo and the casual stripes… hey some even look to don the wife beater…. BUT adding an edge, gives it a little something, something, and it’s not always easy to pull off.
I’ve recently discovered a love for hats! Let’s put it this way, you’re either a hat person or you’re not…I’m lucky because I have a pin head, it normally works well with a hat and plus it can cover a bad hair day. This hat I saw it and LOVED! It’s black and white and has that cool, I’m not quite a hipster, kind of vibe (which suits me!!).
I think the trick is to add one of your old, casual go to’s (like my boyfriend jeans in this one, I got them from target for $20…. yep that’s right $20) and add some polished pieces like this Veronika Maine vest and of course the hat… hats always make things more polished (well… as long as they’re not a cap with ‘Honk if you’re horny’ on it or something :)).
So instead of just going your usual, experiment a little with a trendy casual look that will stand out from the rest…. it’s easy to do and you’ll feel like ones of those COOL effortless types…… or at least MR COOLS slightly awkward sibling…. I like the sound of that!!!
OUTFIT : Boyfriend Jeans – Target, Black top – Sportsgirl, White striped vest – Veronika Maine, Hat – Gregory Ladner, Shoes – Decjuba.
Life’s a beach….!
I decided to go on a trip with a girlfriend for a weeks getaway to Phuket in Thailand, you know the relaxing, heaps of massages and good food kinda holiday… well it didn’t disappoint…!
NOW let’s be honest, most of the time when on holiday, and especially a sweaty, hotbox like Phuket at this time of the year, your major concern is getting a tan, cooling off in the water, exploring and of course relaxing by the pool with a pina colada… BUT you can still look good doing it!
I don’t wear much colour in general but there is something about holidays that brings out the wearing colour in me, it’s as if I can delve back into that other part of my wardrobe which is getting a bit neglected… the colour I once used to wear and give it a comeback. Also when I dorned a bright red dress, got a few comments from the ladyboys about how good I looked, so can’t go wrong there haha.
When you’re absolutely sweating your ringer off… (believe me I did), you don’t want to be wearing luxurious, glamorous materials, that are heavy and bulky…the lighter the better and comfier the better.
Of course I didn’t throw away my staple black for a trip to the islands and Leo Dicaprio’s THE BEACH (which is pictured here). Just a simple cotton black mini with a black Zimmerman top, slightly see through but beautiful and light and flowy and to bring it all together a colourful kaftan. I like it because it’s simple but it’s still eye catching and to top it off a black hat, everyone needs a hat. Think sunsmart/stylish in one.
Just because you’re on holiday doesn’t mean you need to start wearing bum bags and ugly nanna tanks…! My motto: If you wouldn’t wear it down the street at home, don’t wear it on holidays…!
OUTFIT : Top – Zimmerman, Skirt – Cotton on, Kaftan – Shieke, Hat – Target
I’m back…! Yep.. had a little bit of a break but the words of wisdom start to flow again!
Do you love the start of the warmer months…. but don’t love putting away those luxurious coats that looked so good in winter? WELL… the best way to have both is a long line vest jacket, like this one. No arms… now that’s the way to cover the not being too hot situation!
I love a monochrome look but discovering the grey and white ensemble… a pure winner. The light colour also adds a bit of freshness for spring… a bit like a crisp apple cider (the dry ones that is).
With the shoe, go for one like this to make it a bit more edgy (and believe me it’s edgy… bit of a skyscraper) …. want a feminine and more classic look…. go the pump and keep the white theme happening.
OUTFIT : Vest Jacket – The Fifth, Skirt – Witchery, Top – Sheike, Shoes – The Collective
The Cape coat seems to be pretty ‘hot right now!’
This one is like a white tuxedo jacket! I think they give you an extra bit of class, something eye catching…. and who can go wrong with white on black.
I’ve gone for a bit of a contrast look, business on top, party down the bottom…. leather boots above the knee and leather skirt. It’s a bit of a daring look but exude confidence and anyone can pull it off.
On above the knee boots…. do they? Don’t they? look at bit well…. street walker haha… ! NAH do it right and it’s a big thumbs up. I’d say avoid the patent shiny leather and super super high heels (pretty woman style) and you should be right. BUT there’s a never say never with anything… it’s all about what you pair it with.
OUTFIT : Jacket – TT, Skirt – Zara, Top – Shieke, Boots – Urban Soul, Hat – Sportsgirl
Ahhhh the serenity!!!
Grey is like the new black this season! Lovin the long line coats with slits up the side…. comfy and luxurious.
The black, white and grey colour palate is my idea of winter style at its best. Pair it with an androgynous shoe with a gold bit of bling and it’s a winner… Yes it’s an acquired taste but I love feminine with a manly edge. I saw them and fell in love…!!!
Every girl (and guy) should have a couple of big, beautiful coats this winter, not only for the obvious…. the warmth, but choose the right style and it’ll be a staple piece for years to come.
And a special mention to the Botanic Gardens in Sydney… style meets beautiful green surroundings…. mother nature at its best!
OUTFIT : Coat – Witchery, Skirt – Seed, Top – Veronika Maine, Shoes – Country Road
NO PONIES were harmed in the making…!
My new love…. one word (or is it two) ponyhair…. yep black slip on leather heels with black ponyhair! Strange I know but luxury in shoes at its best!
And the best thing about leather in a shoe… it’s soft and wearing them out is so much better on your feet.
Oh course comes new shoes…. well… you better buy a new dress to go with that! Gone are the days that navy blue and black are a big no-no…. I say go with it….embrace the dark side together.
And the good thing about this dress is…. it’s fitted but with 75% Viscose and 25% Nylon it shapes amazingly…. (no spanks needed) it’s thick, comfy and highlights the best bits (in at the waist)! And let’s be honest anything that does that is on my list of things to buy!!!! And it comes with a crop top extra bit over the top for an extra reason to love and some added texture!!
OUTFIT : Shoes – Faddoui, Dress – Country Road