I have been meaning to post this look in the past 2 months and have worn this outfit countless of times already and finally got to shot this outfit in the weekend.
I have had the most amazing sponsors for this look, the floral blouse is from Persunmall, flared skirt from Choies, jewellery from Bowerhaus, shoes from Ministry of Retail and fedora from Lack of Color.
Please excuse the title of this blog post, I had just recently watched on of my favourite movies of all time, Now and Then and couldn’t resist.
It’s summer time and I’m so stoked to be wearing this gorgeous fedora by Lack of Colour. It’s lightweight, malleable and made of great quality material. They come in a variety of colours, shapes, colours and sizes.
I can’t wait to wear this on the beach! It’s so gorgeous. We have land to visit a beach this Sunday, I really need to go up the coast for some relaxation time. My back has been knotted up like crazy!
I’m not very well educated when it comes to fashion and I have been wanting a petal skirt for a while now. Searching the terms “petal skirt” and “skirt with frills” only got me so far. I’m so glad that Choies has such a large range they offer and I was able to find it!
Luckily when we ventured out north west of Sydney, the rain stopped and the run started to shine through the clouds. We got lucky and hope for good weather this weekend! I can’t wait to visit the beach for the first time this summer! All those girls who have been posting about their adventures on the beach during the week are making me jealous. I’m cooped up in an office Monday to Friday from 9am till 5pm. - It really makes me wonder how they do it while living away from home at the same time.
I love how the skirt makes my legs look longer than they really are. My legs only go so high standing at 160cm.
I was too scared to bend the fedora at first but I love how flexible it is and how you can flop it around.
Recently, I had the honour of joining the founder of Bowerhaus to view their newest collection and experience an DIY bracelet session. My good friend Maria surprised me with a Bowerhaus friendship bracelet that I’ll blog in more detail in a later post.
I’m just in the process of editing the photos as I’m drafting this post so it should be done this weekend.
I haven’t been much of an accessories person but after receiving some much needed advice, I’ve managed to find jewellery that I would wear on a daily basis. The key is to figure out a colour that would go with what you wear on a daily basis. For me, this colour was silver and white.
This stunning floral blouse is from Persunmall. It comes with a cute lace cut-out and is lightweight. I love how it goes so well with the green skirt. It reminds me of the blouses my grandma used to wear, thanks for being such an inspiration for me for this look :)
I have so many posts that I have to line up for you guys! I’m super excited to show you guys everything that has been happening lately without spamming your dashboards and news feeds. Will post them up over the next few weeks!
Part 2 of this look to come soon :) thanks again for all your support! I have been overwhelmed with the support I have received through my blog. I have more collaborations in the works that I can’t wait to show you guys. Till next time <3
Location: Parramatta CBD
The search for a dress to wear for a wedding is over, I’ve decided to wear this gorgeous Elliatt lace dress.
Dress courtesy of Elliatt.
The dress is made of quality, they though if everything from the design, cut, colour, material, feel and look.
I had the pleasure to meet the designer and her vision in making great quality, affordable clothing has come true!
I love how classy it looks and it feels amazing on. It’s such a great colour and I love how the nude pops throughout the dress.
There are 3 cut-outs at the front and one at the back. They are very classy and sophisticated and don’t reveal too much.
I have only had the pleasure of wearing this dress once and the second will be in a month’s time in NZ. I’m looking forward to it!
Unfortunately, we’ve run into some bad luck with the weather in the weekends. As you all know, I work full time from 8:30am to 5pm so by the time I get home, I don’t have much time to take an outfit shot after work. Therefore, we’re hoping the weekend weather would always be on our side.
The cut-out at the back is very subtle and is almost like a slit. It gives
The pattern used for the dress is gorgeous and looks delicate. Australian designers are truly talented and can’t wait till I’ll have an opportunity to design a piece of my own, even if it was just one dress! Hopefully in the near future if projects run according to plan :)
I’ve been in the process of looking for a new pair of nude flats. I have found that after only 3 months of wearing my Tony Bianco’s to the office and for outfit shoots, they are literally falling apart. The sole of the shoes are becoming unstuck and the top of the shoes are scratched due to the poor material. They are gorgeous to look at but I will definitely be adding more money to get good quality, hand made shoes from now on.
The details of the dress is exquisite! It’s so beautiful and the first time I saw this at the showroom, I couldn’t put it down, I was staring at it for a very long time, feeling the material, in awe with the quality and admiring the design.
Part 2 of this look on my blog soon! I have had this sitting on my drafts for a month wanting to post it but have been so busy with a backlog so will do what I can when I have free time which is more often now YAY!
I’ve been seeing 90s fashion coming back into style recently and after watching FRIENDS on reruns from season 1-10, Rachel’s fashion is still my go-to inspiration!
I’ve seen so many singlets with structured lining in different material, patterns and colours but I was so determined to find a black and white one in my size and was lucky to find one at Blue Jade.
I had worn this outfit day in, day out last month. It was just so easy to put together and with the bipolar weather we’re having lately, during hot days, it helped me keep cool.
I have since cut my hair. As you can see in this photo, my hair is already reaching past my waist. It got to the point that I could tuck it into my bottoms so I cut it… I think a little shorter than I had hoped but my hair usually grows quickly.
I am finally free from my commitment to uni this year. I decided to defer a study period just to gather myself together and finish off some projects in the works before I start the new stressful year to come.
As mentioned in a previous post, I got this denim jacket from Jay Jays as a bargain $25 during their end of financial year “nothing over $25” sale! Ever since seeing one on Miranda Kerr, I wanted one! They go so well with most day looks. I was torn as they had 2 different colours for sale and went with the lighter, acid wash look as it would suit more of what was in my wardrobe.
I swear, these rock stud heels look amazing in any outfit! They are a standout piece and commend Valentino for introducing them into this world. I would eventually love to get the flats.
On this day when we did this shoot, we managed to get through 5 outfits I still have to post on my blog. Ramon and I have been so busy with so many projects but now that I no longer have uni, I will hopefully have the time to continue to post my usual 5 times a week.
Now that I’m getting older, I have been choosing colours and styles that I won’t regret later in life and ones that are more refined and conservative.
This top came in a variety of colours but it was so hard to find one in my size. When I we finally found a size, it was in white and unfortunately, with thin white tops, it’s see-through. Luckily, Supre stocks exactly the same singlet in white! So I made my own liner :)
This was our last look before we finally headed over to visit my parents. The car makes for a good dressing room!
The skort is courtesy of Persunmall and the rock stud heels are courtesy of Ministry of Retail. The support from my bloggers have been phenomenal and I only wish I could be blogging as often as I used to! I will stove to do so. I have a back log of posts I was to post but will definitely make time this weekend once we’ve shot a few more outfits and edited a whole bunch of photos.
Recently, now that summer is upon us, I have been thinking of getting highlights. The last time I got highlights, there was miscommunication between the hairdresser and myself and when the foils came off, I was literally barbie doll blonde! I took the day off work the following day to do some damage control and haven’t been back since. I’ve missed lighter hair but it’s just so hard to maintain!
Finally, here’s a hair flick to end this outfit post.
I’ll be drafting up posts all weekend and doing loads of catch ups! In the meantime, can you please “like” this Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/forthechildrenhaiyan
A couple of friends and I are holding a charity fundraiser for the children affected by Typhoon Haiyan and we need all the support we can get! We’ve partnered up with UNICEF and SM South Mall to provide the children water, food, medical supplies and teddy bears as christmas presents!
I have also started a STYLIGHT profile, check it out today :)
Win a PANDORA ESSENCE bracelet and 3 charms with Elle Australia!
Jewellery is already imbued with immense symbolic meaning, but the Essence Collection heightens this idea. The bracelet serves as a reflection on your life, and a stunning, tangible commitment to the values you hold dear. And rather than being a replacement for the classic PANDORA charm bracelets, ESSENCE Collection is a celebration of the original instalment. “You can wear both; one expresses the moments in life, the other expresses the meanings,” notes PANDORA’s designer Lee Antony Gray, adding: “Moments are something that happens to you, and meanings are something you have deep inside.”
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Entries open 4th November, 2013. Good luck!
There are only 29 days till Christmas and we are doing personalised Christmas Cards this year of our pets. Oh, that’s right, I forgot to mention, our family now includes the cutest kitten in the world! Her name is Bella.
We had an unfortunate experience with the introduction of Bella to our dog, Delius. It’s always a hard time introducing a kitten to an adult dog, especially one that is territorial, gets jealous easily and doesn’t have any other social interaction with other dogs. She’s just so tiny and Delius would be able to squish her just by sitting on her! He’s just wanting to play with her but he’s just too rough.
We spent over 30 minutes to capture some shots. Bella was terrified, defensive and was very aware of her surroundings so we were trying best to keep her comfortable while trying to get her Christmas photos.
She was sneaking around and so scared of Delius. I desperately want for them to get along. Delius is getting older and would love for him to have a friend.
This was the best photo we took of Bella that day. I literally had to push her through the Christmas tree multiple times. Every time I placed her at the front, she would quickly run away. Shoving her through the Christmas tree worked like a charm :)
We got her at 9 weeks, she as a healthy girl and since I’ve been a dog person most of my life, I was so hesitant to announce that we had a little kitty for the fear that we had the sex wrong and had mistaken her for a girl. Luckily, the vet confirmed that she was!
And then it was Delius’ turn! He’s such a photogenic dog and I do wish he and Bella got along so that we could have photographed them together.
While taking this photo, Delius almost took out the Christmas tree in excitement seeing Bella. He’s such a cutie!
Delius has got to be one of the most happiest dogs in the world. He wasn’t phased by Bella being in his territory but he was far too excited and spooked Bella.
Growing up, I used to think Delius was a tiny dog. We got him at 8 months in NZ. When we got Bella, she was tiny and it made me realise that Delius was huge in comparison!
I have an exam in just a little over 24hrs and I’ll finally be free from uni till next year and finally focus on finishing our Christmas Cards! Hopefully, next year, Delius and Bella will be more comfortable with each other to have a photo together :)
Till next time <3
A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow fashion blogger, Ashley Dy. It was so amazing, we had a lovely dinner and it was memorable. I do wish we had taken a photo together and was able to hang out more. Time constraints and other commitments got into the way unfortunately.
She is starting an online store and here is a glimpse of what you’ll be able to see! I was lucky enough to wear a piece of her collection :)
It’s a gorgeous electric dress, it’s perfect for summer, free-flowing, thin material and has gorgeous mesh to show some skin :)
I paired it with a mirrors waist belt to give me more shape (as I wasn’t lucky enough to be gifted with curved)
We managed to get through a lot this day and Ramon’s editing list has been increasing lately. We keep taking photos week after week and I’ve started new projects including gathering a whole bunch of old clothes and shoes for the Red Cross to give to those affected by the NSW bush fires.
I’m also holding a fundraiser for those children who have fallen victim of the tragic Typhoon Haiyan. Please support the cause by liking our page to get updates on the benefit concert we are throwing together on December, 14 at 6pm at Rooty Hill RSL https://www.facebook.com/forthechildrenhaiyan We’ve found that during this tragic time, although food, water and medical supplies are 3 things we will be raising funds for, we will also be throwing the children a Christmas party and give out presents so that they have something to look forward to. Christmas is always a special time of the year and no child should be deprived from enjoying Christmas.
So, in between a full time job, charity work, organising a fundraiser, uni, events, girlfriend duties, family duties and blogging duties, I’m finally free of uni come my exam next week! YAY! I have organised a monthly game night at our apartment for some fun (yes, I’m quite reserved) and have locked in christmas parties, farewell parties, a hens night, trip to Melbourne, Brisbane and New Zealand all in a span of one month. Busy life = a full life :)
Here is Part 2 of my Street Chic outfit post.
Street style is very hard for me to relate to. I used to be a jeans and t-shirt girl who has evolved to have a more sophisticated style.
When Ramon gave me the opportunity to collaborate with a street brand; Crooklan, my mind went in a spin with how to style this in my own way and this is what I’ve come up with.
We shot this at Paddington and that place is so beautiful. We usually avoid busy places but at 7:30am, the place was dead!
I find that as a fashion blogger, the hardest part would be finding a location to shoot.
I plan on posting about the unboxing of my Prada Saffiano Lux Tote but I keep forgetting to transfer the photos from my camera to my PC. It came in the biggest box and it’s been handy As I put all my other boxes inside = cleaner closet! (yes, I’m one of those girls who hoards boxes)
Since chopping at my hair, I’ve missed it. I used to always complain as it was so long but I grew accustom to the length. It was my blanket.
I know that Crooklan’s demographic is more street style and I understand that not everyone is comfortable it heels on a daily basis (I get this, my corns on my toes is the result of wearing heels in a corporate world) and flats don’t always appeal to every girl.
Ramon has asked me to try step out of my comfort zone and actually feel comfortable in what I’m wearing so I’ll be back with some proper street wear :)
Boyfriend Patchwork Jeans: Glassons
Del Gatto Heels: Voi
Prada Saffiano Lux Tote Medium: Prada
This season Lack Of Color presents, ‘Rebirth of Color’. A range of classic fedora’s that ring true to the brands effortless aesthetic, that further the use of colour within the labels vocabulary, with the addition of sky blue, lilac, silver grey and tan.
The new summer range is fresh, clean and bright in shades that are the perfect addition to classic cotton basics or billowy floral dresses.
Launched in 2011, Lack Of Color specializes in short and wide brim fedora’s made exclusively from premium Australian wool.
Available in a range of seasonal colours, Lack Of Color aims to produce fedora’s of an understated elegance, partnering European design proportions with wearable and durable fabrications.
Since its inception, Lack Of Color has been worn by celebrities including Lara Bingle, Isabelle Cornish and Jesinta Campbell.
Designer Tess Corvaia says of the collection, “We really want to provide both fashionable men and women with a beautiful, high quality hat in perfect summer hues that they can wear comfortably with numerous outfits and most importantly – purchase at an affordable price. Sun protection all summer long from the harsh Australian sun”.
All styles for our summer season are in both our traditional fedora style and also our highly coveted wide brim Montana fedora.