OFF DUTY DAYS : NAILING THE ULTIMATE CASUAL KICKS

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 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.

THAILAND ESCAPE….. THE HOLIDAY LOOK!

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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