Sunday, 30 April 2017

Faux Fur Vest


Around this time last year, I purchased this gorgeous faux-fur vest from Zara. I'd always wanted a fur vest with streaks of cream, caramel and brown as I love those colours teamed together, especially for wear during the autumn/winter months. They also blend in with my hair lol! The minute I saw the vest in store, I darted straight for it and finding it in my size I didn't hesitate in buying it.

It’s been such a great buy as I have gotten so much wear out of it. It’s so versatile – you can easily layer it over any ensemble to instantly elevate your look and style; over a fitted black dress and high boots, or black (leather) leggings and a black shirt, or thrown over a white top or sweater and jeans.

The long-haired, faux-fur style as well as the longer-line length makes this vest dressy and the neutral tones make it timeless. I always receive compliments when I wear it and people are constantly approaching me to ask where I bought it.

I am happy to say I found an almost exact vest online at Forever New. My vest (which is on the left) is longer otherwise it's the same. It’s also a great price. From memory mine was around $120 whereas this one is $30 cheaper!

It's such a pretty layering piece to instantly jazz up and transform an otherwise ordinary outfit. I just bought it as a gift for my sister-in-law for Mother's day. The vest is available exclusively online so, buy it now while you can get it - you will not regret it!

gxx


"I don't do fashion. I am fashion." ~ Coco Chanel



Sunday, 9 April 2017

Cold-Shoulder & Ruffles - April 2017

My apologies for yet another cold-shoulder-and-ruffles post but, I can't seem to get enough of this sexy trend! The weather is getting cooler by the day so, I have been on the look-out for a few long-sleeved tops, preferably ones I can wear during the day and also dress up for the evening - I'm in need of more dressy tops!

This pretty cold-shoulder and ruffles top from Forever New is perfect for taking your look from day to night. It's classy enough to wear to work and sexy enough, thanks to the cold-shoulder style and V-neckline, to wear out.

I like a V-neckline because it is very flattering. The neck is exposed as is some cleavage, elongating the body thus, creating a leaner and longer silhouette - always a bonus if I can look taller than I am!

However, because of my petite (and short) size I often have trouble finding V-necklines which fit well across the shoulders and don't plunge too far down. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I put this top on and it was a good fit and didn't over-expose. It's also very comfortable and runs true to size. For your reference, I am wearing a size 6. Plus, it's just the right length to tuck in or else leave out loosely over denims.

For a dinner date last night, I paired this top with my tan, high-waisted, faux leather skirt from Sheike and my black and white striped pumps. I can't wait to wear it with my black leather mini skirt and ankle boots!  


Forever New is currently offering $20 off this top. It also comes in white.
   
gxx



"Attitude is everything." ~ Diane von Furstenberg

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Floral Flip Skirt - March 2017

Over the past few months, Witchery has had some fashionable pieces ideal for both the office and play. I love items that are versatile and classy enough to wear to work as well as socially on the weekends. Not only does it expand your wardrobe and outfit choices, you also get value for your money.


Last night, Witchery had 25% off everything and this floral skirt was one of the items I purchased. I love this cute little number! The fabric is lightweight but of good quality and the skirt is fully lined (not see-through at all!).


The design is a relaxed A-line flare cut, making the skirt fall softly on your hips and thighs and slightly flowy at the bottom – which is what I love most; gives it a flirty, feminine feel! For your reference I am wearing a size 6 - it felt just a little more comfortable than the 4 plus, I can tuck sweaters in.


For me, the best feature is the skirt’s versatility. You can dress this skirt up for work with a structured, crisp white shirt or black silk blouse, pearls and a pair of leather pumps. NB: patent pumps will instantly glam up your outfit. Due to the various earthy tones in the floral print, caramel and beige also pair equally as good. For a casual yet stylish look, throw a leather jacket over the top and swap your pumps for ankle boots.


The sale continues today so, buy it while you can at this great saving! This skirt is also available in the polka-dot or the animal print (which also looks hot on!). To be honest, I couldn't decide between the two prints but, I opted for the floral print over the animal as the colours are more vibrant.  


gxx


"Fashion is what you're offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose." ~ Laura Hutton

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Crushing on Blush

Autumn is here! I am an early riser, and for the past few weeks I have noticed the sun is rising later as it's now dark when I wake up. It's also setting earlier. As the daylight hours get shorter, I like wearing light colours to brighten my days. So, for the first day of the season I wore this blush cold- shoulder top to work.

I like this pastel pink hue as it’s a light, delicate and easy shade to transition from summer into autumn. For those of you who like sticking to the staples, this top is also available in black. It’s such a sweet and feminine top with the cold-shoulder style and fluted sleeves. 

The fabric is lightweight and it's a comfortable, loose fit ideal for the office or wearing out with a black leather mini skirt or jeans. Plus, the zipper doesn't run all the way down so, the top sits flat along your body and tucks in neatly. 

Despite the rain and grey skies, I kept my ensemble neutral for the first day of Autumn by pairing this pretty soft-pink top with my stone-coloured skirt and taupe pumps. If you’re after a bold contrast and more striking look, you may pair the top with a black, navy or dark grey skirt or pants.

For your reference, I am wearing a size 6.


gxx


“Being jealous of a beautiful woman is not going to make you more beautiful.” ~ Zsa Zsa Gabor

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

All Dressed Up!

Whilst it’s still warm out, there’s now a chill in the morning air which wasn’t there a few days ago. For us in Australia, summer is coming to an end and it’s time to start transitioning into warmer items for the forthcoming autumn months. 

On that note, Cue just released new styles from their Autumn/Winter 17 campaign. It’s nice to see bright colours and designs injected into their clothing this season – it’s fresh and eye-catching and certainly differs from the standard monochrome and dark colour palettes we typically have available during the colder months. Also, for me, the vibrant hues make getting through those chilly and dreary months all the more easier!

I especially love all the floral prints; they’re so pretty and feminine. This dress in particular is my absolute favourite from the campaign. I saw it on the mannequin, loved the lotus print and had to try it on. 

To be honest, aside from the colours and cute, frilly sleeves I wasn’t sure the shift-style would fit right. I thought it would look somewhat shapeless on me… but once I put it on - WOW! I loved it! I loved everything about it – the material (so soft), length (short enough to reveal some thigh but long enough to cover up, looking both sexy and classy), pattern (because flowers make me happy and the lotus floral print is unique and has been evenly positioned over the dress so, not overwhelming), colours (lively and pretty) and the sleeves (cute, fluted design). Plus, the dress is fully lined and has an invisible zipper at the back.

Like all Cue Clothing, it is of high quality and well-made with the zipper sitting neatly along your back. More importantly, it is Australian-made.

Like I said, my main concern was the shift-style looking too boxy and just falling shapelessly on me but, this design and satin crepe fabric tapers nicely to your shape, cinching slightly at the waist then softly dropping around your hips and down the length of your body, creating an hourglass figure. I am so happy with this dress!

Personally, I think it is the perfect dress to wear on a date with strappy heels and a clutch. It will also look stylish and professional in the workplace paired with pumps. The sleeves and length are ideal for autumn weather whereas, in the winter months it will look ultra-chic with opaque tights and ankle boots. I intend to wear it to an upcoming christening I am invited to - it’s very appropriate.

gxx


"You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it." ~ Edith Head

Monday, 13 February 2017

Tiered Ruffle top - February 2017


The heatwave in Sydney continues into February! Although today, the temperatures are much cooler and it’s actually raining as I write this, making this post about transitioning into Autumn very appropriate.

I wasn’t joking when I said I was obsessed with the off-the-shoulder (OTS) style and my obsession continues with this tiered ruffle top from Forever New.

The crepe material is super soft hence, the top feels smooth against your skin and drapes nicely over your body. It is also partially elasticized around the shoulders making it a very comfortable fit. Some OTS tops I have tried on have felt tight and quite restricting especially around the shoulders and across the chest but, with this top I can move about freely and easily.

Mostly, I like the tiered ruffles on the sleeves; gives the top a feminine feel. Plus (and this is the best part), thanks to the lightweight material and long sleeves you can easily transition the OTS style into the cooler Autumn months!

The top is perfect for a date night or girls' night out paired with a leather mini skirt and heels. Or else, you may wear it more casually throughout the day with jeans and wedges. 

gxx


"People will stare. Make it worth their while." ~ Harry Winston

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Beating the heat - January 2017

2017 has gotten off to a hot start, literally, with a heatwave sweeping through Sydney sending temperatures soaring to over 40 degrees Celsius in the western parts of the city on more than a few days this month. Needless to say, it has been ridiculously hot here, even at night.


On Friday 13th, the lowest temperature in the city was 26.4 degrees Celsius at about 11pm and just when you were expecting a cool change to come through, it instead got hotter reaching 31 degrees at 1am, making it the warmest night Sydney has ever recorded! On Wednesday 18th, it was 28 degrees at 5.30am and by 9am the temperature had reached 36.5 in the city. Phew, yes we are melting here! Thankfully, there has been some reprieve these past few days with cooler temperatures and some rain settling in.


I have been staying cool by remaining indoors, drinking plenty of water and wearing light, loose clothing that's comfortable. I love everything about this sexy top from Zara - the lace, crop-style, the bare shoulders.


For this look, I paired the top with my tan leather-look shorts from Sheike (which I wrote about here) as I like the navy-and-tan colour combo. It was the perfect outfit for afternoon drinks by the beach on Australia Day (Thursday 26th). I completed the look with my rose-gold accessories - this bangle (I am wearing the thicker version which has sold-out online) and these gorgeous drop earrings, both gifts from Swarovski and my new Nine West tan wedges and leopard-print clutch.




Happy Australia Day!


gxx


"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak." ~ Rachel Zoe