MAKING THE MOST OF SUMMER

It’s Autumn here in Melbourne and I think we’re experiencing our last few days of this beautiful warmth before we put the cute tops, shorts and playsuits away for a little while.

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PLAYSUIT: St Frock // HAT: St Frock // SHOES: Nude Footwear

I found this stunning playsuit online at St Frock and knew I had to have it with this felt hat! It’s a pity that all these warm days are coming to an end in Australia but those of you over in the northern hemisphere have some beautiful months ahead. This playsuit appealed to me as it was just so damn cute! I love the detailing of the piece with the gorgeous lacework and oversized sleeves. It makes for my perfect little outfit that I think I’ll have to wear out this winter. I decided to pair it with nudes as it softens the look – this beautiful hat from St Frock makes me feel so girly and I’m actually not minding it for once! Add some nude heels and I’ve created a great look for the last few warm days left of Autumn.

What was your favourite look over the summer?

With Love,

Peachy Style Signature

MELBOURNE DESIGNER: Mahalia Brown

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PLAYSUIT: Mahalia Brown – down to $151.92 online! // COAT: Boohoo – down to $32 until midnight!! // SHOES: Nude Footwear

This is possibly one of my favourite photo shoots to date. The sun was shining beautifully through the clouds and we produced some great shots of this beautiful playsuit by Mahalia Brown.

This upcoming Melbourne label features classic designs that are made to flatter the female figure and make us feel proud of our bodies. This playsuit is beautifully made and I love how well it fits – it’s so rare to find a long-sleeved playsuit that doesn’t appear baggy around the arms! I paired it with this gorgeous white duster coat from Boohoo because I’m absolutely loving the all white look at the moment so I just to had to share it with all of you. It’s starting to get pretty chilly here in Melbourne so I am on the hunt for long-sleeved playsuits. I’m starting a new little thing on the blog to share my favourite alternatives to get the look under a $100!

Here are my favourite long sleeve playsuits under $100

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From left to right:

Endless Glazes Playsuit in Navy – Pop Cherry Fashion – $50
Black Mesh Cut Out Playsuit – Lucy In The Sky – $50
Ivory Lace Sleeve Playsuit – Lucy In The Sky – $50
Toxic Playsuit Grey – Hello Molly Fashion – $65
Carry Me Home Playsuit – Dolly Girl Fashion – $36

I’m absolutely loving all of these styles for different reasons! Detailed sleeves are absolutely gorgeous and very similar to the playsuit I’m wearing. They add a bit more excitement and I love that in an outfit! I’d rather have details on the clothing than wear accessories any day. The dark florals are absolutely gorgeous and this playsuit is very flattering on the body. Lastly, the v-neck with two of my favourite colours this season – grey & khaki. These colours are going to be taking over my wardrobe and I think they make a big statement wearing them as a singular piece!

Which is your favourite playsuit?

With Love,

Peachy Style Signature

UNI HILL FACTORY OUTLETS: How To Find A Bargain

Tonight, it’s all about Melbourne’s best factory outlet, Uni Hill Factory Outlets. This second instalment is all about how to find a bargain and how to make them worth it!

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TOP: Country Road – $50  // JEANS: Cotton On – $15 // SHOES: Rubi Shoes – $10

Every now and then, I don’t have the energy to wear heels and dress up – it’s certainly rare, but it does happen. This is my outfit to describe exactly how I feel today. Ripped jeans, flats and a cosy knit with some pretty cool detail. It’s getting absolutely freezing here in Melbourne and I’m finding myself buying heaps more items for the cooler months!

As it’s coming up to winter, I want to share my tricks of how to make all the summer clothes left in store work for winter and how to find the hidden treasures! The key to factory outlet shopping is going at the right time of the year. I always find myself popping into Country Road at Uni Hill FO because they have the best knits in town at an affordable price! They actually have quite a few in at the moment so it’s a great idea to make the most of it! If I want to invest in a good quality knit but don’t want to break the bank – Uni Hill FO Country Road is my go-to! I scored this awesome knit for $50. I believe it was originally sold for $150 in stores so saving a $100 isn’t too bad, is it? The knit is 37% wool, 22% cotton, 20% nylon, 15% viscose, 3% angora and 3% cashmere – this is a recipe for a beautiful knit that will last forever! There’s nothing I can’t stand more than buying a crappy quality knit that’s made of acrylics and will get holes in it and not keep me warm. I’m all for spending extra money for a wool, cashmere & angora knit as I don’t need to wear as many layers! It’s completely worth it a few years down the track and I can’t complain when I only had to spend $50. There’s quite a few racks at the Uni Hill FO store so it’s important to go through every single rack because people will hide their favourite pieces somewhere if they want to decide whether or not they want to get it (I did that with this knit actually!).

Next on the list is the MASSIVE Cotton On store! There is so much available and this is the perfect place to stock up on basics for winter! They’ve got a massive range of denim on sale and it just so happened I was looking for a pair of black, ripped jeans as well.. How can I pass them up for $15? They go with absolutely everything and will last for the next few seasons. They’ve got a wide variety of blue, white and black denim and I think these are the key pieces in my wardrobe for winter! I would almost buy a couple of pairs of these jeans just because they’re so so cheap! This Cotton On Megastore has a wide selection of incredibly cheap footwear as well. I needed some white to brighten this look and found the perfect pair of espadrilles for $10.

Uni Hill FO is incredible at the moment and only getting better with more stores opening over the next few months!

Uni Hill is open everyday of the week from 10am-6pm and features stores like Mossman, Tony Bianco, Seed Heritage, Witchery, Nike, Adidas, Vans, Industrie and many many more.
Head to http://www.uhfo.com.au to see the full list of stores or follow them on Instagram at @unihillfo

With Love,

Peachy Style Signature

NEW OBSESSION: Adding a pop of colour to an outfit with a statement heel

 

Afraid to wear colour? Me too, but I thought I’d have a little fun with these vivid heels.

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SHIRT: Sportsgirl // PANTS: Witchery // SHOES: Skin Shoes

When I worked with KOLT Fashion last September, I saw the AW15 Collection for Soles, Skin, Nude and Mr & Mare. As usual, I absolutely fell in love with Skin’s collection. The Edge Heel caught my eye because not only is it the sexiest heel in my wardrobe right now – it comes in the most gorgeous assortment of colours and prints. You know that one piece of clothing or footwear that you just want in every colour? Yeah, that’s exactly how I feel about these!

They come in a variety of colours so depending on skin tone there is something for everyone!! I’ve got a pair of the vivid (as seen above) and black/white print but they’re also available in Nude, Bambi and Black!
Skin have produced the perfect business heel, the perfect formal heel, the perfect everyday heel so there really is something for everyone.

I love wearing my leather jogger pants with a heel because the bagginess of the pant tends to take away from my height! Wearing a gorgeous pair of heels like this distracts from that and I can feel free to wear jogger pants as much as I’d like! It’s so rare that I wear colour but I’ve decided that I want to add a bit more to my collection. I still want to keep things simple but want to have a little bit more fun! I loved the idea of wearing a pale blue shirt with these shoes and am so happy with the outcome. I don’t mind if there’s a rule because rules are to be broken and I love these two pieces together!! I would never wear them side by side but would happily wear them broken up by these black pants.

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These shoes are available from Wanted Shoes, The Iconic and Esther Boutique xx

How important is a classic heel for you?

With Love,

Peachy Style Signature

THE SECRET TO BUYING YOUR FAVOURITE PIECES

I’m not one to wear colour, or floral for that matter but this playsuit makes me break the rules I’ve had the last year or so.

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PLAYSUIT: May The Label // SHOES: Nude Footwear

So I’ve decided to share a little about my thought process when I purchase clothing and why I think it’s so important to invest in a few more pricy pieces. Firstly, let’s start with the playsuit! I know it’s a little tough to set aside $180 when you’re at uni or trying to save for overseas or a house! Every now and then, I like to treat myself to a piece that’s of beautiful quality. Quality over price is my motto every single day of the week! If I know something is going to last, I don’t care how much I have to pay for it. My first way to avoid the chunk out of my bank account is to look for layby! There are lots of places that still offer layby and won’t advertise it. For example, Country Road offer layby for 4 weeks with no layby fee! All they require is a 25% deposit. That’s pretty handy if you ask me :) I love to get all my knits from there so I just pop everything on layby so I can get everything I want at once because they disappear like crazy from there!

The other option is if I want to get a great quality piece from an Australian Designer to wear as a once-off but don’t want to spend too much money! My best friend is eBay in this situation. There are so many pieces that I’ve bought and only worn once and managed to get a good chunk of money back for selling it as soon as I wore it. The beauty of Australian designers is that most people are raving over them so they will look for a secondhand deal because why not? It’s hardly been worn and you may as well save a bit of money!

I won’t be letting go of these two pieces anytime soon as I’m so in love with them but I thought I’d share a few of my secrets to how I rotate my wardrobe and how I continue to update it for the upcoming season :) This playsuit will certainly be worn to an upcoming 21st with this exact pair of heels. The Nude Footwear Flamenco Heels are one of the best investments I could make. I honestly want them in every colour! Not only do they look hot, they’re so comfortable that you can dance all night and it won’t even phase you! Could it get any better? I could easily invest in all of May’s current collection because not only is it beautiful to look at, it’s brilliant quality and I am
O B S E S S E D. The next drop of the range is just as wonderful so definitely keep an eye out at http://www.maythelabel.com.au or follow them on instagram at @maythelabel for updates!

With Love,

Peachy Style Signature

MELBOURNE DESIGNER: Ena Pelly

Today, I’m welcoming Melbourne designer, Ena Pelly, onto the blog!

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TOP: Ena Pelly // JACKET: Ena Pelly // PANTS: Ena Pelly // SHOES: RMK Shoes – on sale now!!

 Bold lines, clean silhouettes and bespoke prints are what Ena Pelly is all about. The first thing I noticed when I opened my parcel was how every item was so luxurious and I found myself wanting to put it on straight away.

I’m not one to go for a print on a regular day but when I was looking through the look book, this one certainly caught my eye. The reptile-like diamond print makes such a bold statement and I absolutely LOVE it! When I put this look on, my photographer instantly commented on how well this look came together. To be honest, the soft silk just allows everything to sit beautifully on the skin and you really don’t want to take it off because it’s so soft!!! I could easily sleep in it but I wouldn’t want to ruin the clothing.

Ena Pelly’s AW15 collection is to die for and if you don’t want to break the bank, there are some amazing basics that I cannot take my eyes off! I feel as though all these pieces could last a lifetime and that’s certainly a hard quality to find in clothing nowadays. It always makes me want to pay the extra $$ for clothing if it is brilliant quality!

Interested to see what Ena Pelly is all about? Follow them on Instagram at @enapelly or visit their online store at http://www.enapelly.com.au

On a side note, I’d absolutely love to get some feedback from all my followers! What would you like to see on my blog or read about? Please let me know in the comments below or send through an email :)

With Love,

Peachy Style Signature

UNI HILL FACTORY OUTLETS: Shopping on a Budget

Today, I’m starting my three-part series with Uni Hill Factory Outlets in Bundoora…

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TOP: Cotton On // JEANS: Cotton On // Bag: Bardot

It’s been a little while since I’ve been to any factory outlets and I realised last week that I’ve been missing out on a hidden secret in Melbourne! I’ve been to DFO tonnes when I was younger; my mum and I would love looking for pieces that were absolute bargains and would always make a day of it!

Now, my mission was to find an outfit for a $100 and I am so happy with the outcome here! I don’t like to waste my money on items that will feature on my blog once and then seeya… For me, it’s about finding items that are timeless yet so on trend at the same time. Let’s forget the pricey shoes and watch, because let’s be honest, shoes are where the money should go (or is that just my personal addiction to Senso shoes? Who knows!)

I managed to get this beautiful shirt, ripped jeans and bucket bag for under a $100! The key with outlet shopping is to walk around the whole centre before buying something – especially if you’re on a budget. I can’t tell you how many times I walked around Uni Hill when I was there as I wanted to make sure that I had bought pieces that truly represented my style. The shirt cost me $29.95 from Cotton On and it’s a lightweight material perfect for a hot summer’s day. I decided to pair it with some white ripped jeans and a bucket bag because hello, ripped jeans and bucket bags are soo in right now and I love them! If you’re lucky enough, you can usually score some incredibly cheap denim from the Cotton On here. There were none in my size at the time I was there, but managed to score a pair of black ripped jeans for just $15 when I popped in the other week to see what the place was like!

Want to know where to find these great pieces? Check out http://uhfo.com.au to see which shops are there and where you can find yourself a great bargain!

Are you a fan of factory outlets?

With Love,

Peachy Style Signature

stripes & stripes

I thought I’d change things up a bit and try something I’ve never done before…

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TOP: Cameo The Label // SHORTS: Pinnacle Runway // JACKET: Sportsgirl // BAG: My Bag Shop // SHOES: Senso // WATCH: Daniel Wellington

As I mentioned, I’ve decided to change things up a little. A few months ago, you wouldn’t have caught me wearing stripes. However, I’ve recently become OBSESSED. So obsessed that I have paired some stripes with stripes. These two pieces are some of my favourites so it only felt right to wear the two together!

I thought it was important to let the pieces stand out and make the rest of the outfit as basic as possible. There’s already so much going on that I don’t want to over do it! I decided to add a white blazer that complements the striped outfit. A black blazer would be too heavy with this look, the white allows me to hide the stripes a little and make the look a little less overpowering.

I couldn’t help but add my favourite Senso shoes to this outfit! The Senso Rhiannon’s are my favourite heel by the brand so far. The lace up allows me to wear it all day long as my foot is held in place. The heel isn’t too high and it’s so easy to dress them up or down. In terms of style, this shoe is my must-have. It comes in so many varieties that I’m sure there’s something for everyone!

Lastly, add the perfect clutch from My Bag Shop and I have an outfit perfect for a balmy Summer’s night. Oh and just to mention, this clutch is genuine leather and is now down to $62! Bargain if you ask me :)

What do you think of mixing stripes with stripes? Would you do it?

Much Love,

Peachy Style Signature

DENIM IN THE DAY

So it’s Happy New Year and all that jazz just a few weeks late but I’m breaking my rules a little bit and branching out into blue denim…

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TOP: Cameo The Label from Glue Store // SKIRT: Seed Heritage // WATCH: Daniel Wellington // BOOTS: Wittner Shoes // BAG: My Bag Shop

Okay, so I’ve been a little MIA lately… Well, pretty much completely MIA unless you follow me on Instagram and would see a couple of my posts every now and then. I’ve had a much needed and unplanned break from the blog and I’m ready to go back into it full ball! There’s a part of me that wanted to be blogging all that time but I was lacking motivation and inspiration. It happens to all of us, some days it’s just a little hard to get out of bed or extremely hard and you’re left wondering, what went wrong? Well, for me, it was a lack of Vitamin D and Iron thanks to my job and dislike of red meat. A few lifestyle changes, a different mindset and waking up every morning thinking “today is amazing” led me to this post.

I saw this denim skirt on my Instagram a few weeks back and it was one of those “I need this skirt” moments. When I had a look online to see it was only $79.95, I was in store the next day and this beauty was mine. I thought I’d make this a two part series by styling this skirt for both night and day. Today’s look is my casual OOTD perfect for these mild, summer days.

Cameo’s Static Pinstripe Tank has been worn at least three times a week and I’m not afraid to hide it. Stripes are so on-trend at the moment and there’s something about the mixture of fine and bold stripes that makes it stand out from your regular striped top! There’s no need to stress about the stripe trend fading away because it’s certainly sticking around for our SS15. I chose to tuck the tank into the skirt a little so I created more of a shape as the whole oversized, baggy look does not work with my body shape! Secondly, I’m one to pair heeled boots with this skirt due to it’s length. I find that my legs just look 100x better with heels if I’m wearing a midi length skirt. Boots also help create the perfect, Autumn look and voila… I’ve got the most adaptable daytime outfit ready for the next few months. I can see myself wearing this outfit with an bomber jacket for the cooler days in Autumn or a maxi coat for Winter. Who’s excited for AW15? ME!

Much Love,

Peachy Style Signature

all white for summer

Okay, I have to say that an all white look this summer is one of my favourites!

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TOP: Sportsgirl // SHORTS: Dahli The Label // HEELS: RMK Shoes

Here, I am mixing a few of my favourite things. It seems like I always talk about my favourite things but, to be honest, if they weren’t my favourites things, I wouldn’t put them on my blog! I want to be able to share the things I love with all of you and not just because I’ve been sent something or because I scored it really cheap. It takes me back to when I started my blog and I’d just search for something put on it and buy items that were just temporary trends. Sure, I will still include some temporary trends on the blog but I want to include items that I wear every single day so you can love them as much as I do.

If there’s a trend I love lately – it is wearing lighter shades for summer. The past few posts have all been based around white and I decided to go all out on this one. There’s nothing better than a pair of white denim shorts for summer with an off the shoulder top. These shorts are certainly versatile and affordable thanks to Dahli The Label – sister label of Lioness. They come in at just $45 and I’ll be wearing them all summer long.

This outfit is festival ready… Chuck on some chucks and you’re set to go!
However, I’m one to dress up a little and you’ll never see me at a music festival so mules it is. I had my eye on mules for months on end and I was lucky enough to score these from RMK Shoes. I usually struggle to spend more than an hour in heels but I can wear these for hours on end with no problem at all. I also thought the mule would be terribly hard to walk in because there’s no support of the ankle, but somehow, they’re so easy.

Mules may look a little out of place in this outfit if I wasn’t wearing the watch, but the addition of black accessories helps to balance the outfit and bring it all together! I would pair this outfit with a black clutch or handbag if I didn’t have a black watch and I would be set to go.

Are you a fan of the all white look with the Mule?

With Love,

Peachy Style Signature