Monday, 16 October 2017

Sexy, strappy sandals

These sandals from Nine West are, hands down, the MOST comfortable sandal I have ever worn! It's because the footbed is padded. I love the cross-over straps - they give the sandal a dressy look and feel and I also love the support around the heel. I always look to buy sandals with heel support so my feet feel secure (and I don't trip over when I'm walking - I walk very fast!). I even love their style name - Dollface! They look great on and really flatter your feet! 

I wore them yesterday for the first time to my niece's 6th birthday party, where I was on my feet most of the day, and they felt so soft, like I was wearing slippers. I cannot get over just how soft and comfortable they are! The leather strap along the toes and the straps themselves are also soft so they're well made hence, they didn't cut into me at all - so rare for new shoes not to do that!

I bought them in the black because I needed a new pair of black sandals, but I'm so happy with this sandal I'm going to buy them in nude too. I'm tempted to buy them in rose gold as well, which is right on-trend this season, but I already have a pair of rose gold shoes. I can buy another, right? lol

"You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that is unimportant, but the proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet." ~ Christian Dior

Monday, 9 October 2017

Pink, Off-the-shoulder and cut-outs! - October 2017

Those three little words every girl wants to hear - pink, off-the-shoulder and cut-outs! Lol! Well maybe the other three little words... hehe

I bought this gorgeous top from Cue over the weekend. It has all my favourites - pink, off-the-shoulder, cut-outs and frills. I am loving Cue's Spring/Summer range. The designs are flirty and feminine with bright, pretty colours, floral patterns, frills and lines that accentuate your neck, shoulders and waistline.

This top has a soft, elasticised band along the shoulders so, it's a very comfortable fit. The cut-outs in the sleeves make it slightly edgy whilst the pink hue and tiered frills give the top a feminine feel. Also, for me, the pinstripe adds some dimension to the top; it's not just another pink top.

This top will look great paired with white shorts and nude heels or anything denim - shorts, jeans and skirt.

“Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.” ~ Vivienne Westwood

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

All Pink and Red!

Witchery has had an influx of clothing in my two favourite colours - hot pink and red! I am so excited!! I've been waiting for one of the fashion brands to release clothes in both those colours, at the same time! 

I grabbed a whole heap of items I liked and tried them all on and although some were really pretty pieces, they didn't sit right on my frame. In the end, I bought the two items I really wanted and hoped would fit - this hot pink off-the-shoulder ruffle cami and these red structured shorts.

I'm in love with this ruffle top! It is my favourite at the moment. The combination of the hot pink hue and frills scream femininity and the cut-out shoulders make it cute yet sexy. Also, the material is of high quality, allowing you to glam it up for night-time wear in addition to wearing it throughout the day. This top is so versatile - you may pair it with so many colours: white, blue, black, nude and navy. Turquoise would look amazing with hot pink as will all shades of grey and green. It's also trans-seasonal so, you may wear it into autumn by throwing a jacket over it.

As for the tailored shorts, they are an A-line style which makes your legs appear slimmer. Also, they are slightly longer than other shorts available so, very classy. Red is a primary colour therefore, works well with so many other colours. I intend to pair the top and shorts together with nude strappy heels and bag.

Can't wait for a function so I can wear this outfit!

"When in doubt, wear red." ~ Bill Blass
Sunday, 17 September 2017

Ready for Spring - September 2017

Last Thursday, it was Vogue Fashion Night in Sydney and I managed to find myself some pretty pieces for Spring/Summer.

I've mentioned in previous posts how much I love Cue clothing because of the high quality and unique designs. What's more it's an Australian brand, and on the night of fashion it didn't disappoint!

First up, I bought this sexy and flirty georgette skirt. I've actually had my eye on this skirt since I saw it online about a month ago. However, I hadn't seen it at my local Cue store so, hadn't tried it on. I was fortunate to find one in my size and absolutely fell in love with it once I put it on.

I love the fresh, vibrant colours, the lantern floral design and of course, the asymmetric tiers. Plus, it's fully lined! The fabric is so silky smooth and the skirt sits on your hips and falls softly down the legs... It really is very slimming. I am wearing the size 6. I suspect most are thinking the colour might be a little too bright and in between orange and red hence, wondering what colour top to wear it with but, because there's black in the print, you can easily pair it with black. This way the colours will stand out even more as well as create an edgy look with the contrast otherwise, white or nude also look great. I wore it with a black cold-shoulder top and black pumps and it looked ah-mazing!

Next, this fuchsia top, another Cue item, is stylish and so different. It's a cape style overlay with cut-out shoulders and the colour is a deep, rich pink which I feel matches all skin tones and hair colours. It also comes in black if you want to stick to the basics and, it's currently on sale!

This sleeveless lace dress, also from Cue, is the bom-diggity and my favourite item that I purchased! It's the ultimate in femininity because of the lace and soft peach colour. It fits true to size - I'm wearing the size 6 and the cut is perfect; very slimming, contouring beautifully to your body with a gathered frill hem which tapers ever so slightly so, you get that hourglass shape. It is also fully lined and comes with the black and rose gold metal panel belt. You can pair it with black heels and bag or else keep it fresh in the warmer months by pairing it with nude heels and accessories. 

I also couldn't resist this off-the-shoulder lace top from Seed - the bow at the front made me do it! hehe. It certainly adds a touch of class to the top and dresses it up. The top is actually a really comfortable fit thanks to the elasticised neckline and the lace, much like the Cue dress, gives it a delicate and feminine look and feel, especially with the exposed lace on the sleeves showing some skin. I love that it's a stark, white hue, nice and bright for Summer. This top will look great with jeans and will definitely elevate your look for both day and night. That's the best thing about it - it's versatility. It will look equally as good paired with a short skirt (think denim or leather) or shorts and sandals.

Finally, I bought this scarf, also from Seed. I just adore the lighter shades of these bold colours for Spring. Plus, it's animal print so no more needs to be said!

"Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes." ~ Carl Friedrich Gauss

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Give me all the Gingham!

It's the first day of Spring and I am so happy! Although it’s still quite cold today, I am really looking forward to the warmer temperatures; it's only a matter of time now. Adios Winter! I can't wait to start dressing like Spring haha.
I am OBSESSED with the gingham print this spring/summer. I love it in anything I can find – tops, shorts, skirts and dresses... This cute Cotton gingham off-the-shoulder top from Cue is my favourite new item. I fell in love with it the moment I tried it on! It’s feminine and so sexy and the fit is absolutely perfect. I am wearing the size 6 and it’s not restricting at all around the bust. It’s still somewhat fitted but without being tight, even around the shoulders it’s comfortable. What’s more, the cotton fabric is of high quality and so breathable. It is, without a doubt, the most comfortable off-the-shoulder top I have ever bought.
It is a little pricey so, I have linked up some less expensive options for you. I know I will get my wear out of it and the gingham print never goes out of style. Also, I’ve been wearing Cue clothing for years and I can vouch for the quality – it is high and lasts for years.
On Cue’s website and as part of their Spring/Summer campaign, this top is paired with the floral skinny pant - also part of the campaign. So, I thought I would re-create the look with a pair of similar floral pants I already own (I bought these from Zara a few years ago and blogged about them here). I love mixing up patterns, especially in the warmer months. Not only do you stand out in the crowd but, you can create some original and exciting looks to show off your creativity and flair. Plus, you get value for your money by getting full use of your wardrobe. 

Happy month everyone!

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke 

Top - Cue// Cropped Bodice - Cue //Tafetta Tiered Skirt - Cue//High Waist Skirt (love this!) - Cue//Frill Cuff Skinny Pant - Cue//Frill Midi Skirt - Cue//Parka - Cue//Off the shoulder blouse - Nordstrom//Tie Top - ASOS// Shorts - ASOS//Dress - ASOS//Long-sleeve top - ASOS//Ruffle Mini skirt - Iconic//Embroided shirt - Iconic// Ruffle shirt - ASOS//Mini dress - Iconic//Ruffle sleeve tee - Iconic//Tie back top - Iconic// Blouse - Iconic// Bell sleeve blouse - Nordstrom// Long-sleeve top - Iconic// Strappy Top - Iconic// Tie-front top - Nordstrom// Baby-doll tank - Nordstrom//Off the shoulder frill dress - Iconic

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Animal-print tights

These animal-print tights from Running Bare are my new faves! I've been meaning to stock up on some new, fun workout wear but, have been run off my feet - pardon the pun! 

I wore these tights for my workout today and they are comfortable, breathable and feel so silky on, so much so I kept slipping off the seat whilst on the rower haha! I absolutely love the neutral tones - it means I can pair them with a variety of colours. Plus, they have a high waistline and contour to your body; like second skin! 

Also, my Nike Lunarglide 8's are the ultimate in comfort. I wear mine casually on a daily basis and they feel so smooth on, almost like your're gliding, literally! Although you may wear them for running and training, I don't. (I wear ASICS Kayano when I exercise because I need the additional support around my ankles). 

I was in Rebel over the weekend and noticed these sneakers are reduced to $105 from $200, which is a great price! I highly recommend these, especially if you're on your feet all day. The classic style and simple black and white combination makes them simple yet classy enough to be worn as part of a trendy-sporty look.

"Strong is the new beautiful." ~ Nike
Thursday, 3 August 2017

Jeans for Genes - August 2017

Today is Jeans for Genes Day in Australia. A day where Australians don their favourite denims and donate money to support genetic research and help cure childhood disease. So, if you wear jeans today, you should also donate some money or buy merchandise.

It's quite cold in Sydney so, it's the perfect day to wear jeans. I put together this fun outfit for the office - my live-in denims, which I bought a few seasons back from Forever New, black shirt from Cue, black high boots (which you can't see in the photo) and for added chic, I tied this pretty Kate Spade scarf around my neck. 

I love this scarf and have been wanting to wear it for so long! Mind you, I purchased it a few years ago.... Although mine is now sold out, I have linked up some similar ones below.
I feel the scarf elevates the entire look, taking an otherwise ordinary outfit of jeans and a black shirt to a whole new trendy level. It certainly glams-up the ensemble and makes it more interesting!  

Jeans for Genes Day is such a worthy cause so, please visit the website and donate. The smallest amount helps.

Jeans - Forever New (old) similar here//Shirt - Cue (old) similar here, here, love this one!// Scarf - Kate Spade (old) similar here, here and here.

"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving." ~ Mother Teresa