Oh hiiiii. So, my previous post was all about colour blocking and I wrote about how you can mix pastels with bold brights, so this weekend I did just that to show you! I absolutely love this pink ruffle skirt (another vintage treasure) so decided to pull it out of my wardrobe after months! Since it was girls’ night, I decided to go all out and flirt with femininity.
My look is:
Zara Basics Blazer
H&M vintage ruffle skirt
Country Road silk singlet
Enzo Angiolini Wedges
Lovisa Chain Necklace and earrings
My own solid gold rings and mens watch
Best part of this look? It didn’t cost me a bomb!
What do you think of this look? x
I’ve always loved mixing solid block colour separates with a print to make a look more interesting. This formula can work for any occasion, but in this case I’ve gone with a more preppy weekend look with a bold power punch. When it comes to casual dressing, there is so much more colour, patterns and accessories to play around with that you can experiment all you want – which is my favourite part!
For this look, it’s all about the stripe and a vivid red blazer. I find these wardrobe staples so versatile, but look super chic when paired together. Keep accessories and bottoms to a neutral colour – gold works wonders for accessorising, just remember to stick with one or two statement pieces such as a gold chain and a men’s watch. Because the focus is on the top half of the outfit, throw on plain dark trousers or a fitted skirt to balance this look.
Best worn at: Weekend BBQ, Sunday Markets or …on a boat with champagne and sunshine (it screams sailor prep, no?)
Keep an eye out for more personal style inspiration coming up. Until then, what do you think of this look? Thoughts?
Happy Saturday, kids! x
2. my OUTFIT
3. CREATE this look
One of my favourite things ever is spotting a total bargain piece at a vintage or thrift shop and then styling it to a refined, chic look. Tonight’s outfit features one of my favourite colour combinations: cream and gold. This colour duo oozes utter sophistication with a minimalistic approach that always manages to look expensive.
The blouse cost me $7 from a really run down vintage store that I almost missed walking by! I gotta say, it did take me some time to dig around and once I found it, all it needed was a good wash, iron and TLC to get it looking chic again. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to spend a fortune to buy killer branded/designer heels. Just keep an eye out for clearance or warehouse sales, I picked up these Zoe Wittner heels at once of these for only $50 (down from $130). And get this, this 70’s retro necklace cost me $3!!
What do you guys think of this look, thoughts?
Happy Saturday x
Okay I have a small obsession with small gold rings, I love ’em stacked, with precious stones, different textures, mixing colours and different sizes. The plain band gold rings (top) are from Lovisa (accessories from a shoot yesterday) and are such a simple way to decorate your hands and pile them on. I particularly love how they sit above the knuckle, so chic!
The semi precious emerald and gold plated ring and pure gold heart ring are very sentimental to me, one is custom made for me from my parents and the other used to be my mother’s. I never leave home without them and my grandpa’s vintage watch and find that these accessories compliment just about every outfit!
Thoughts on delicate rings – Rate or hate? x
Happy Thursday everyone! Today I will show you how to have the perfect styling sorted for those fun and important meetings you come across during a busy week! Juggling a balance between work and play is tough for a gal on the go and it’s hard to find the perfect outfit when you’re staring at the gazillion items hanging in your wardrobe for 10min straight!
Here is today’s cheat sheet on how to go from hanging with the girls to a business power lunch to a date where you want to impress!
If you’re looking for a relaxed day out with your besties after a hectic week, the best option is to opt for comfort and easy pieces! Stay away from clean tailoring and throw on a bright jacket, big sunnies and ankle boots instead. You never know if breakfast will turn into a mega shopping spree, so best to stay comfortable and practical. A fun stripe top or bottom will add that hint of preppiness and the pattern goes with just about anything. Too easy!
Right, let’s power on to that important business meeting where you will have to dress to impress. After all, first impressions last so why not make one with minimalism and clean lines. My ideal outfit would comprise of three key staples – white skirt, tailored blazer in a chic cut and a black cigarette trouser. Accessories should only be in solid metals – gold or silver, don’t over clutter. To finish off, add a slick of matte red on the mouth (a symbol of a power woman in the 80’s!). With the correct outfit in place, you’ll be closing deals in no time ..like a BOSS (lady)!
Last but not the very least, and this is the fun part – dressing for a first date! I think it’s ideal to keep this look fuss free, feminine and sexy. You can’t go wrong with a LBD and some high pumps! Keep the hair and make up soft too, no garish colours – just leave that for the disco! A spray of your favourite flirty fragrance, a killer smile and you’re good to go!
(Oh, and this post is dedicated to my best friend Tanya, who always supports my blog and is my fashion partner in crime!)