UNTIL YOU’RE BLACK AND BLUE…….!!!!

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Yep, Black and Blue… it can work!

Here I was at the Royal Sydney show….not looking my most glamorous, wet and soggy and my shirt not feeling the love… a little crumpled from the rain!

Black and blue always seemed like a big no no!!! But it can be done for sure, especially with denim… denim goes with anything really! You can’t really notice, but my boots are also navy blue… it all blends in inappropriately and lets be honest when you’re going to the show and walking around a lot, comfort is your first thought.

Black and Blue Blend ….. give it a whirl!

OUTFIT : Pants – Witchery, Shirt – Zara, Jacket – Sportsgirl, Shoes – Target 

 

LEATHER TOGETHER…… YEP IT’S NOT JUST FOR BIKIES!!

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Leather with leather…..risky?

Well…. not if done right! I used to think leather on leather was just reserved for 1. The tough bikie types OR 2. Their tragically dressed bikie girlfriends….. BUT I’m a convert.

I think the key to going all leather is to not go in too hardcore….. make it more feminine with a lighter colour than just black (as done here, light pink!), or go for a more loose fit (because lets be honest the only people that look good in tight tight leather pants is models and people with stick think legs…. not me!). But tight leather pants and a loose leather top can be a winner…. just tight on tight in this case might be a bit…. I’m gearing up to go for a ride….!

And NO I’m not opposed to leather-look…. it might not have the quality as real leather but there is some good stuff out there that looks just like the real thing (NOTE: the skirt is not… the top is)

And there’s no doubt good leather pieces in your wardrobe come in handy and change a dull outfit to something with a bit of edge…. (no one ever called a leather skirt dull right??)

OUTFIT : Skirt – Zara, Top – Portmans, Shoes – Zara.

 

IN**VEST**ING IN GOOD STYLE……!

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I love a good VEST!!

It always gives an outfit that extra something somethin……

I have a black and a white vest in my wardrobe and I am searching for a good grey one…. (the on trend colour this season)! And you don’t always have to pay bucket loads for a good Vest…. you can get a bargain…I DID!! This button up white vest which can also be worn as a dress is from Target…. yes I swear to you! It’s true a lot of the vests I have wanted are probably just a little too expensive, I came across this one and was pleasantly surprised…!

The good thing about a Vest, it transforms a pretty good outfit and takes it to another level… Try a Vest with a tight, figure hugging dress…. gives it that touch of sophistication… and changes it to on-trend.

Or like I have here….. pair a Vest with something flowy…. a different texture with a structured piece! It’s a winner!

Whatever you do though, if you have a Vest that you’d like to wear as just a dress…. please make sure it’s long enough…. otherwise you’re getting into…. well let’s just say…  not so sophisticated territory!!

OUTFIT : Pants – Veronika Maine, Top – Country Road, Vest – Target, Shoes – Spur, Glasses – Collette Dinnigan

TO A TEE……. THE ALL PURPOSE WHITE T!!

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The White Tee!!

It’s the staple that every wardrobe needs!! It can be worn many ways…. it’s comfortable and adds that cool…relaxed look.

I’ve done it three ways to show how versatile it is.

There’s nothing more relaxed and comfortable than pairing a white tee with culottes…. looks great and feels good (that’s my motto)….. Add some chunky jewellery for some edge or a leather hat to style it up a bit.

This is a must have….. a leather skirt and white tee! There is nothing better than this combo….. chuck on some pumps to make it a little more out going, or go for flats for a stylish day ensemble….!!

Monochrome it up with an androgynous look! Leather-look pants, white tee and a black vest!! To add a slight edge of femininity …..go the black pumps (to keep it In the monochrome style).

And there’s many more ways to mix it up…… JUST ONE THING…. yes a t-shirt should be cheap but buy one that is better quality…. believe me if it’s cheap and nasty… it will stretch…. crease and just look like an oversized bed shirt after a few wears (believe me I know….. opt for paying just that little bit more for a great cotton tee).

What’s your favourite white T look?

OUTFIT : T-shirt – Country Road, Culottes – Veronika Maine, Skirt – Zara, Pants – Witchery, Vest – Cue, Flats- Spur, Black Heels – Spur, Hat – Miss Shop

THE LONG (CARDI) EDITION……..AUTUMN LOOKS!

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It’s Autumn time!!!

Yep….. time to start bringing out those new autumn pieces you’ve been waiting to wear because it’s just been a little too sweaty!

One of my favourite clothing items is the LONG Cardi…. you can’t go wrong!! My tip is get something that hugs your figure and shows off your curves…. it can turn a nanna like look (yes… cardi and nanna’s go together like peas and carrots) into a sexy, eye catching outfit.

Love love love….the grey cardi from Country Road and…. lets be honest it even gives me a bit of a booty (channel my inner Kim K)….!!! It draws in at the waist when buttoned up and dangles over you hips (perfect combination to get a great shape!)

Over some pants or a hot pencil skirt….. you’ve got yourself a winner….!!!

OUTFIT : Cardigan – Country Road, Pants – Witchery, Shoes – Lipstick

MUST DO MONOCHROME……! THE SLEEK SILHOUETTE!

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The Tunic (like a long top with a slit down the side) is my new favourite thing!

From Country road (and a shout out to CR for a fabulous autumn collection, just GORG!) I have paired the very comfy top with a black skirt with a white stripe ….. I tried it all black but I think breaking it up popped it a little better.

This outfit is great for a slimming effect (and I can’t go past a good monochrome style), Black of course always does the job and the white lines down the side lengthens the body and creates a attractive silhouette.

This is an outfit you want to wear on a fat day!!!!

ALSO if you want to go a little more sophisticated, tie the hair back…… and if you wear glasses (which I only do sometimes…..they are prescription but it more depends what I’m wearing haha don’t think the optometrist would like to hear that!) it’s edging towards sexy librarian (who doesn’t want that!)

OUTFIT : Top – Country Road, Skirt – Cue, Shoes – Wittner, Glasses – Collette Dinnigan

ROCKIN THE LOOK? HOW TO EDGY IT UP!

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This was my attempt at a little rock chick! Well as rock chick as I’ll go anyways!

I went to a gig (and let’s be honest the sweaty, jumping around of adult men that swing their long locks around, screaming atmosphere, is not really for me!!) but I thought this was a chance to mix it up…..go a little edgy! Right? (or more….so I didn’t stand out like a sore thumb).

I think the key is…. if you’re not a rock chick (and I’m clearly not!) or not dressing in your usual comfortable get up (and what you know), don’t over do it with the look…. maintain your style and style principles but change it up a little.

I love a good short leather skirt…. (every girl needs one) and I paired it with a sheer top. I think some sheer can be trashy if gone too far….but done the right way, edgy and funky…..!!! Although my style clearly comes out with the shoe…. this is me all over!!! Keep what you stand for but don’t be afraid to try something a little different. And rolling (or shushing…. the arms) is a must…. it transforms from polished to a bit more relaxed.

OUTFIT : Skirt – Zara, Top – Sheike, Jacket – Sportsgirl, Shoes – Wittner

JUST GOTTA HAVE IT! THE DRESS TO IMPRESS

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This dress was a WIN as soon as I put it on!

Fit perfectly, comfortable, on trend and just GORG!!!

As soon as I saw it, I fell in love with it!….. I usually know, if I love it instantly, I’ll eventually buy it because if I don’t, I’ll just be thinking and dreaming about it until I do! (yes I dream about clothing…..)

My advice though, if you love it from the get go, BUY IT or hey there’s always layby! I have purchased a number of outfits thinking “yeah it looks alright”….. but that shouldn’t be a selling point. Most times I’ll get home and then it sits in the cupboard for a while or I’ll wear it once and try to convince myself I love it. “OMG I’m in love” now that’s a reason to buy it then and there. MY ADVICE is….. beware the trap!!!! If you love it, but cannot afford it, resist trying it on…. believe me, it is more painful to walk away from the perfect outfit when it looked so GOOD on you….!!! Maybe try waiting for it to come down in the sales(which I try my luck at, a lot of times) but then you run the risk of it being sold out completely. (it can be devastating!)

But sometimes my bank account just has to suffer….. or I have to resort to going without meat for a week (noodles are cheaper haha) to buy that knockout outfit. Fashion is sacrifice…..!

“OH CRAP IT’S TOO HOT TODAY…..!” DON’T SWEAT YOUR STYLE

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Sometimes looking good while you sweat is hard!

It was just a run of hot weather (sweatfest to be exact, with major humidity) and I had to go out to the city for the day. Deciding what to wear to look nice and comfortable can be a challenge when you step outside for five minutes and you’re already sweating up a storm…. urrrgghhh!!!

Thank god it’s acceptable to wear loose clothes this season. Couldn’t go past my new culottes (yes I obviously love them) and a grey Saba crop (a little oversized, so perfect to feel not too restricted and not too long for those breeze bursts).

I don’t get the whole, wearing tight pants when it hot hot hot, how does one do I? I overheat so much I feel like I’m going to faint. Maybe I’ll try it for the weight loss factor!

So my advice on days, when your armpits are soggier than a old man in a sauna…..

*Keep it light

*Keep it flowy

*Don’t wear in-closed shoes (give those feet some air ladies) and invest in some comfy flats, your feet will thank you.

*Go oversized …. it’s OK!

*Don’t forget the deodorant (it could be disastrous otherwise)

“DOES THAT COME IN BLACK?” THE BLAXI…..

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The new arrival!!!

This summer, I needed a flowy maxi (don’t we all). The good thing about this one it is structured with lining in the back to shape it better. YES of course I have maxi’s but not in black. (‘Got it in black?’ I said to the saleswoman) I used to think long black dresses were a bit drab and more for a funeral (I really did)…. but there’s something effortlessly chic about a long black maxi….. paired with gorgeous silver or gold accessories to make it pop (I go for the silver).

Do yourself a favour…. every woman needs a BLAXI (black maxi)……

OUTFIT : Dress – Saba, Shoes – Portmans, Necklace – gift