WHEN YOUR OUTFIT IS TRYING TO SALE SOMETHING!

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

‘OFF THE SHOULDER’ VERDICT!

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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

THE JUMPSUIT : AVOID THE CAMEL TOE!!!!

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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.

BACK IN WREY….! THATS WHITE AND GREY.

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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…. BUSINESS ON TOP, PARTY ON THE BOTTOM!

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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

 

THE GREY STAPLE…. THE WINTER WARMER!!

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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

THEY’RE MADE OUT OF WHAT…..? THE NEW FUR!!

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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

THE BEST ACCESSORY!!!!

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Changing your locks…. is the best accessory yet!

I’m one of those people who get bored with the same look all the time…! I change my clothes everyday (sometimes twice, three times a day) so why not change up the hair!?!

It was either going to be blonde or red…. I haven’t been red for a while… so I went with that…. bit more wintery!

The great thing about changing up your hair colour is it’s like a new accessory that you haven’t worn yet…. and most people notice! And surprisingly it can add something different to an outfit…..!

I love black….. so red hair with any black ensemble adds another dimension…. that flash of colour!

So I guess that makes me a ranga now (default though haha!)

OUTFIT : Jumper – Country Road, Black Jeans – Witchery

AUSTRALIAN FASHION WEEK MBAFW…… A STUNNING EXPERIENCE!

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Australia Fashion Week….. Just Fabulous!

Got to the weekend runway show and the atmosphere was great….! Housed in a big old shed… with rustic interior (Carriageworks) hid a medley of art….. a hot car (Mercedes Benz was the sponsor)….dining and wine… and of course fashion!

While fashion might not be everybody’s thing…. AFW should just be experienced….!! Although short and sweet for me… it was enough to keep the fashion juices flowing…. in an industry that I love and admire.

The runway show (what you come to see) is where it all happens….! I find it rather spellbinding. The lights dim and the music starts pounding, with the thud of the beat felt beneath. THEN…. these beautiful, skinny and rather whimsical creatures appear….. covered with sensationally tailored and interesting attire, some stunning…. some just plain weird…but nonetheless all different in their own right.

Most walk with a stern… emotionless look, strutting to the beat…. the occasional stumble, thanks to a big heel or a loose fitting pump…. but they regain their grace and continue their stride free of emotion.

As this happens the crowds of eager (one of them being me) watch excitedly on…. analyzing every step and every outfit (or sometimes model) like something never seen before…. people holding up their phones to capture the moment of pure elegance and style.

THEN…. 30 minutes passes and the models all come out in a row… a few hand claps and gestures to those who creature their coverings….a wry smile before disappearing into the side of the stage. It’s followed by a cheer from the crowd and a surprised chatter as the music is slowly altered to a background tune…..

It’s all over ….. but for some…. the experience well worth it. Like an artist admiring a painting and a chef with a gourmet creation…. it’s appreciated and loved all in an instant.

OUTFIT : The dress over pants get-up… The new trend alert..!

Dress – Arthur Galan, Pants – Sportsgirl, Shoes – Wittner, Bag – Charles & Keat

 

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