TOP & SHORTS: St Frock // SHOES: Kmart
The weather is finally warming up and I can’t help but start building my wardrobe for the summer. I’ve had my eyes on these shorts for a little while and knew they would be one of my staple pieces for this coming season. There’s something about chambray that screams beaches, late nights with friends and just being totally chilled out. This outfit will be one of my go-to’s this summer as I can just imagine being completely relaxed and comfortable in the Melbourne heat!
Stripes and chambray have been hanging around for a few summers now and stripes certainly became a massive trend last summer. However, I find black and white stripes quite harsh against the skin especially as an everyday basic – I definitely prefer the softer tones from this striped tee. I am all for a statement piece at night time with black and white stripes but when it comes to the day, I prefer to keep to this simple grey and white stripe. As Melbourne is still a little chilly, I thought I’d add this beautiful lightweight coat from St Frock that is only $69! A beautiful piece that will certainly act like the perfect windbreaker jacket. I also love wearing this coat with just a basic white tee & skinny black jeans!
I can’t wait to wear more chambray, greys and white this summer. Hello new colour palette!
Is grey the new black?
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TOP: St Frock // BLAZER: Sportsgirl // PANTS: Finders Keepers // BOOTS: Senso
Hello, Summer weather! Well, for now anyway!
We have been lucky enough to enjoy some beautiful weather this weekend and there’s nothing more appropriate for my blog than this little number for Spring. Bringing together pieces, that aren’t dark for once, make it almost like summer is just around the corner. I love wearing pieces in the summer like denim and white basics but as we wait for the weather to heat up a bit more, this number will do me just fine. I’m wearing baggy chambray pants to give that “effortlessly cool” look that people talk about. I’m not sure that I find it effortlessly cool as I usually cannot stand wearing baggy pants but same rule goes as the culottes – heels and a bit of stomach and I’m good to go.
I like to chuck on a basic white tee or cross over top like I’m wearing here that makes it a little more suitable for night. I could easily transform this look from day to night by switching this top for a basic white tee and the shoes for some white converses! I might do an outfit post on my day looks for summer if you would be interested to see that…
Spring night outfit – check!
TOP: Billy & Boo // PANTS: Three of Something // JACKET: Madison Square Clothing // BOOTS: Senso
There’s something about the culotte that I am just so so obsessed with at the moment! I’ve seen them popping up for months but I wasn’t so sure if they would suit me or not. There have been many times where I have popped them in my ASOS shopping cart and have not followed through – mainly because they are so different! However, I was ecstatic when I went through my gifts from Three of Something to find these culottes sitting happily in the parcel. I finally had the chance to give them a go and I didn’t have to worry about buying something that I wasn’t so sure about (which I hate doing lately)!
I’ve certainly made my own personal rule about culottes after styling this look – culottes must be worn with heels and a crop top. It’s not a must for all, but it’s what I prefer for myself. I tried them with flats, I tried them with other tops but I found that they looked their absolute best when styled with heels to elongate the legs. Culottes almost take away from the shape of my legs that I’m looking to show off, so I think it’s important to wear a heel that gives me the extra length that the mid-leg culotte takes away from. Another important thing to mention is that the flare of these culottes is flattering for wider hips yet it will actually shorten the body, so wearing heels is an absolute must. I personally prefer to show a little bit of stomach as so much of my legs are hidden behind the flare of the culotte. I’m not a big fan of wearing baggy/oversized tops with pants that aren’t flattering at all so I counteract this by showing another part of the body and that makes me feel a lot more comfortable!
Mind you, there is no chance that I would wear this outfit on a regular day. This is an outfit for night time where it’s okay to show a little bit of stomach. I am not a fan of showing a bit of stomach throughout the day (yuck)!
What do you think of the culotte?
Photography by Nicholas Murphy
TOP: Three Of Something // PANTS: Nasty Gal
It’s a little something from Three of Something. This beautiful Moroccan Tile Top is definitely ideal for Summer! The spaghetti straps and cropped feel make it seem like you’re hardly wearing a thing and can actually let your skin breathe. I can see it being quite comfortable on those scorcher 40 degree days! I absolutely love this Moroccan print as it’s fresh and something we actually haven’t seen before. Morocco is filled with many beautiful tiles and textures that I have seen on Pinterest and it’s great to see that inspiration on some clothing.
I’ve paired it with the Nasty Gal slit pants for a look I’d wear on a night out with the girls or to dinner. I’d like to wear it with some denim shorts and find the perfect festival look for this Summer but I think I’ll wait for the weather to warm up a little bit!
What do you think of this Moroccan print?
Photography by @georgiathornton
PLAYSUIT: Three of Something – coming soon // BLAZER: Sportsgirl // HEELS: Witchery
It really is one of those playful playsuits that you want to wear every day of the Summer! I got sent this piece from Three of Something upcoming collection and I knew straight away that it would be getting lots of use this Summer.
This playsuit has changed a lot of the thoughts I had in my mind prior to putting it on but once I put it on, I fell in love.
First of all, I’m not usually one to wear playsuits or dresses for that matter. If I’m heading out, you will find me in a crop top and skirt nine times out of ten! Secondly, I’m not a massive fan of the peplum. Somehow, this playsuit has made me want to get my hands on a few more playsuits for the summer and I may even consider peplums. I think what I like most about this playsuit is the deep V neck line mixed with the peplum. The two details compliment each other perfectly and I can see myself wearing this out quite a few times over the next few months! I’m definitely not afraid of being an outfit repeater.
What do you think about the peplum playsuit?
Photography by the beautiful Georgia Thornton.
It’s definitely approaching the season where an all white number is completely acceptable, plus it’s easier to wear as we get our summer tans! I can’t wait for the warmer days to roll in and find myself dressing up for dinner in numbers where I can show a little skin and not look absolutely freezing!
I enjoy dressing in monochrome as I find that many colours honestly don’t suit my skin tone – that, or I just don’t like them in general. I’m naturally quite fair skinned so I always have to tan before I can even think about wearing white! This look seems so fresh to me and speaks words of brightness and happiness. I have become quite infatuated with this white blazer yesterday and I have been wearing it almost every day! It was the perfect opportunity to pair it with this beautiful lace shirt and leather skirt. When keeping to one shade I like to mix up textures, that way I get an outfit that doesn’t blend all into one piece. Each piece stands out for itself!
What are your thoughts on mixing textures to make a statement with an outfit?
Last week, we were delighted with Melbourne Spring Fashion Week and my pick of the week was Designer Runway Two! I picked this show because it features many labels that I recognised and loved already such as Manning Cartell, Willow and Life with Bird.
Lots of planning went into my outfit for this night, I knew it had to be simple with a bit of edge. I had to be minimal but also make a statement at the same time. I came across these split front pants a couple of weeks ago and HAD to have them. I didn’t know if they would suit me or if they would be too long or too short but somehow I scored the jackpot!
It was love at first sight and I knew I had to wear these to fashion week one way or another.
This was the perfect opportunity to pair it with my favourite Billy & Boo criss-cross top and Sportsgirl blazer – two pieces that I am so in love with! I had to keep it black & white because wearing colour is simply not me. It may be fashion week, and you may want to wear the designer, but there is no point avoiding your own style and being uncomfortable. I felt right at home in this outfit and I really enjoyed wearing it. When I stood still (without any wind), it looked like a simple outfit with a wide leg trouser and blazer. However, when it got a little windy, it would reveal the legs in a completely chic way that I adored.
I am OBSESSED with these pants and can’t wait to find more ways to wear them.
What are your thoughts on these slit pants from Nasty Gal?
JUMPER: General Pants Co. // SKIRT: Cameo from The Iconic // SHOES: Witchery
Cameo the Label has done it again with this legendary leopard print! Who would have thought you’d find me in an all colour outfit? I couldn’t resist saying goodbye to black and white and hello to blue and a hint of orange! Yes, orange – can you believe it? Cameo have somehow managed to make these two a match made in heaven. Leopard print is always a trend that goes in and out and I haven’t always been a fan, I find it quite tacky in most cases. However, Cameo has made leopard très chic this season!
I saw this print and had to get it straight away. I spent the night staring at all the pieces in the print deciding which one I could easily put looks together with – the skirt won! I chose to go all out with the skirt in this outfit and pair it with a royal blue knit perfect for the upcoming runways at fashion week, dinner or even suitable for the races if it remains a little chilly! I love this colour overload as it makes such a statement with the pop of colour. The skirt has a hint of royal blue that compliments the knit so perfectly; I couldn’t help but wear them together.
I purchased mine from the Iconic with a cheeky coupon code. I love buying off The Iconic because they always have coupon codes available and their shipping is incredibly fast! They’re definitely my favourite online store to shop at with such a wide range of clothing to choose from! Unfortunately, The Iconic has sold out of this Cameo range however you can still find the full range at Fashion Bunker!
Massive thanks to my photographer, Nicholas Murphy! What do you think of this new look?