Monday, 28 July 2014

Shearling

Vest: H&M Australia Exclusive Collection
Boots: Tony Bianco

I never really grasped onto the concept of how influential seeing what others wore had on what you buy. I mean, it doesn't necessarily have to be what a celebrity, blogger or what the models in editorials wear, rather the people you see on the streets and your circle of friends can have a profound influence on your outfit choices. I understood this after I had brunch with a friend of mine and I loved her boots so much I was lucky enough to find a new pair on Ebay in my size since they were old stock (this also made me realise that I didn't own any flat boots, crazy right?!).

Moral of the story is: have brunch with your friends, or maybe not if you're trying to reduce your spending 

xx 

Friday, 25 July 2014

A Grey Coat

Coat: Zara (similar)
Top: Bonds Tee
Pants: Sportsgirl (old, similar here and here)
Boots: Zara (similar)
Bag: Proenza Schouler

So long countless nights reading until 5am, purely for the reason that there was nothing interesting to do alone when I woke up since almost everyone I knew was overseas basking in the European sun. Looking back now, the two month semester break flew by pretty fast, but during it? MAN, eating out no longer was exciting as it had been compared to when you had to schedule it in between classes (I think I ate Japanese food for 5 days straight, what is variation?); even watching TV series and movies became mundane.. OK, with the exception of SATC and Bridget Jones' Diary (I'd rewatch those any day).

 I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm glad to go back to uni; it means I can return to following a routine (not that I was so good at following it last semester). Hopefully, I can get my gym pass to good use too since the plan to get fit during the holidays and return looking toned and energised clearly didn't happen (more like the contrary).  Then again, most of the things I had written on my 'Things to do on the holidays list' were never really completed. I mean, I had started a new painting, but after a few days I decided that sleeping in was better. I wish you could somehow store hours of sleep and use it for those days when you manage to get 4 hours of sleep from staying up too late finishing assignments due the next day, or trying to watch a whole season in a night.

Finishing on a note more relevant to this post, this coat is a result of too many wonders past Zara after the numerous brunches that happened in the last two months. But hey, a grey coat is a better splurge than those heels that you buy because they look amazing both on and on the shelf, but never end up being worn for longer than the walk around the house since you're more likely to roll an ankle than be able to walk comfortably in them, but that's another story.
xx


Sunday, 20 July 2014

Co-ords

Co-ord: Another Store
Coat: Zara
Clutch: Commes des Garcons
Shoes: Windsor Smith 'Gillie'

Co-ords- a top and a coordinating bottom piece; it looks like you're wearing a dress when worn together, but to get more wear out of it, you can pair it separately . I love the cutouts on this set as it makes what would've been a plain black skirt look more exciting, and who can ever say no to polo necks? 

Photography: Sarah C

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Ivory Whites

Skirt: Asos (old) similar here and here
Shirt: Another Store
RingsShashi Dillon ring & Sportsgirl

Excuse the micro length of this skirt; I don't really wear really short things, but this was the only plain white skirt that I own and it's fair to say that I've grown a few cm (fist pump!) since I last wore it. Whenever I'm stuck for outfit ideas, I opt for a one colour outfit because it usually looks
OK and white or ivory is a crisp colour that looks good as a statement or as a base item. Besides, that means more attention goes to the details, such as the zips on this coat
xx

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Dusting the Duster

Top: Uniqlo Merino turtleneck sweater (similar)
Boots: Asos

I'm not sure why, but I feel my outfits that are taken spontaneously as opposed to planned shoots encapsulate my personal style better (and are also taken in a fraction of the time). So here is what I wore today taken on my phone. 

This duster coat arrived a couple days ago and it's something that I''m planning to wear 24/7, well I'll strive to get as much wear out of it as I can. It's a lightweight material which will be perfect for warmer weather, but for now, it' works well as a layering piece. I bought this from the ASOS' tall section (I fall 2cm short of the 175cm guideline, but for me, the length is perfect), they also have it in the normal range and petite.
xx

Monday, 7 July 2014

Innovative textures

Top: Vintage (similar)

OK let's be honest, I'm on semester break, which means 5 weeks of doing nothing and unless you're going overseas or going on a road trip, there's not much to do. Once you've finished watching movies, having brunch, shopping, sleeping and spending hours aimlessly surfing the web it gets pretty boring. Scrolling down my Facebook newsfeed becomes depressing too because whilst I'm freezing in Melbourne's miserable weather, my friends are in the northern hemisphere soaking up the Mediterranean sun. But next year, I'll be proactive and organise a trip somewhere exciting too instead of sulking at home!

When I first wore this vest my friend asked "Are hair extensions attached to your vest?" and I totally don't blame her for thinking that as I thought the same thing. It's great to see such innovation in material department and it's fun to stroke it you know?.. I'm not sure about you, but when the temperature drops I become pretty lazy, and adding a new pair of boyfriend jeans to my wardrobe means I can stop wearing trackies out all the time. I'm yet to find the perfect pair yet, but these will do for now.

xx

photography: Sarah Constable
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