Sunday, 8 January 2017

BLACK & GOLD

HELLO 2017! 
With the absence of glitter, sparkles and balloons, my first post of the year is an outfit in fool proof black on black. The latter of December and the first week of January was definitely filled with more food, drinks and lazing around than usual and getting back into the swing of things is much harder than one would like. It being Summer here in Australia, black is often too hot of a colour to wear during those super hot days (and by super hot, I mean super hot. Read: on the brink of 40 degrees celcius), but after eating one too many bowls of roast potatoes over the holiday season (have you TRIED Jamie Oliver's roast potatoes? No? Well you must), and enjoying the half price Magnums on sale much too often, an all black ensemble feels like a safety blanket that I'll happily wear, enduring the sweat that follows by mid- afternoon.

WEARING: MAGALI PASCAL Raja top | NOBODY Prairie denim skirt | SAINT LAURENT blogger bag

With the gold accents from the cami and the recently acquired Saint Laurent 'blogger' bag  (Ironic, no? A round of applause to the marketing department for that name) that I acquired over Christmas/my birthday I've shifted (somewhat) away from my penchant towards silvers over the last few months/ year (though if you've seen my Instagram lately, you'll see that I was finally able to get my hands on the Gucci marmont belt in brushed silver.) Whilst some may argue and with reasonable views too, that gold is dressier than silver and is usually reserved for night/evening occasions, the shift towards gold and the whole 'luxe' look as we've seen all over pinterest, instagram blogs etc. has been accepting gold and black as a daytime look much smoother.  

Saturday, 24 December 2016

SILK BOMBER JACKETS


Bomber jackets + loose trousers are my favourite to wear on those days where comfort is key and while thick bombers were THE best during winter- keeping you warm & toasty, during the Summer time a thick insulated jacket isn't quite at the top of anyone's priority list. As a fabric, silk is definitely one of the most cooling materials and not only keeps you from breaking out a sweat, but feels oh so nice on the skin too, which is why I got SO excited when I came across this silk bomber jacket from Grana. And with matching trousers with a stripe on the side for a sporty, but not-exactly-gym-gear look, it's a full proof combo.

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Have a great Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

THE BEST OF BLACK: PLEATS

With 2017 coming to an end, I decided to do a post on my favourite black on black look + some of my current black pieces on high rotation.

A good pair of black jeans come a long way, and paired with a classic black blouse, you're good to go. As the year comes to an end, I decided to pick up a new pair of jeans from Uniqlo in time for 2017- after all the wear and tear (of the rips) in my jeans this year, it would be good to say that a new year calls for a fresh pair of jeans. While a basic black tee is great, a little bit of pleats never hurt nobody, and this top is exactly what elevates a casual look to an evening look. 

With my birthday last week, I decided to treat myself to the Saint Laurent 'Blogger' bag and while it may look small, it fits my iPhone 6, my key pouch, my card holder + sunnies, which is all you really need in an everyday bag really. Small, but functional is the exactly how you can describe it.

Friday, 9 December 2016

SUMMERTIME RUFFLES

Whilst luxury shopping in stores in an experience that usually doesn't end in a purchase every time, online luxury shopping usually has a higher likelihood of a purchase (at least in my situation). Recently introduced to the Italian internet luxury retailer Yoox, I've been trying hard not to visit the store (virtually) everyday. With the biggest brands and household names in the fashion industry- Alexander Wang, Prada, Helmut Lang, Celine,  Jil Sander & Marni to name a few, Yoox is THE place to find that special item- and with such a large variety of offerings, there's really something for everyone.  
WEARING: VIKTOR & ROLF top from YOOX | Black Trousers (similar) | SAINT LAURENT blogger bag | NINE WEST heels (similar)

This top by Viktor & Rolf  isn't something that I would usually buy, but rather is something that I admire as a piece of art and the whole design as a creative form. However, with beautiful ruffles- bold, but not over the top and delicate mesh fabric that is more comfortable than other pieces of clothing made in the same fabric, the back detailing to balance out the front, I needed this piece in my wardrobe. When I was browsing online, it's fair to say that I've added a few items to the 'love' section (Acne shirt + Marni sandals are on my Summer wishlist)
because YOOX = sartorial heaven

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