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

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Cute n' Cozy Pyjamas

These pyjama leggings from Peter Alexander are so cute! I love the adorable bear-face design. They're made from a soft cotton so, they are comfortable and although the fabric is quite thin when you hold it, they are surprisingly very warm. I personally don't like being weighed down by heavy winter pyjamas so, the light-weight material is breathable yet cozy and snug.

I paired these leggings with a light pink top, which is also on sale. I bought the waffle-pattern because I like it and it matches my leggings but, the top is also available in a plain style.

These pyjamas, and other cute prints (I also bought the penguins!), are currently on sale with a further 30% off the sale price so, they're a great buy if you're needing new sleepwear. They also make a sweet birthday present for any of your girlfriends.

There's a special offer on at the moment, both online and in-store - get 20% off all new stock until midnight Sunday.

"I just really love being in my pyjamas." ~ Rachel Bilson

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Baby, it's cold outside! - July 2017

It has been freezing in Sydney this week… it was 7 degrees this morning as I waited at the bus stop. Seven degrees is cold for Sydney! I've gotten into the habit of wearing my gloves before leaving the house.  

That said, the past few weekends have been very pleasant, the winter sun warm throughout the day. Last weekend in particular was nice and toasty in the sun so, I was able to wear my new off-the-shoulder sweater - in my favourite colour which I bought, on sale, from Zara. You can also wear this on the shoulder by leaving the fold-over falling around your neckline and chest.

I teamed the sweater with my blue denims, beanie and my new sneakers from Nine West. I bought them a few weeks ago and finally wore them last weekend. These sleek, low-top sneakers are such a good fit – perfect for those of us with narrow feet and so comfortable too. I love the silver detailing at the heel and the fact that they're all white means I can pair them with everything.

So, if you’re looking for a new pair of sneakers, then I highly recommend these. I ran errands all day on Saturday and felt as though I was walking on a cloud!  If you're not keen on white, they're also available in black and a blush/natural colour.    

Dreaming of Spring…. ;-)

I hope you guys are having a good week!

Knit-Zara//Beanie - Myer similar here//Sneakers - Nine West 

"Don't be into trends. Don't make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live." ~ Gianni Versace
Thursday, 29 June 2017

Knots and No-Sleeves - June 2017

It's been such a busy month and a cold one at that! This week in particular has been icy-cold. I'm wishing I was in Hawaii or on a beach in Europe with a mocktail in my hand right about now!

Those of you who have been following me for a while know I’m always looking for something slightly edgy to wear - to be a bit different from the rest.

This outfit that I've put together is that little bit different. This sexy, tan-coloured skirt from Sheike is a suede-like texture making it soft and comfortable to wear. I love how this skirt sits on my body, fitted but not tight and the asymmetric and overlay style changes up the ordinary skirt, adding some uniqueness and flair. My favourite feature is the knot which is slightly off-centre to the right and highlights your waistline.

I paired the skirt with this black top from Zara which has no sleeves but instead, material falling from the shoulder down to a wrist cuff, like a cape. The material falls softly on your arms and it’s both edgy and slightly sexy as it exposes some skin. I think this top will look great paired with a leather skirt for a date night or dinner with girlfriends. I
completed my look with my black, lattice ankle booties from Nine West.

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." ~ Coco Chanel

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Balloon-sleeve blouse – May 2017

I can’t believe winter is only a week away! That said, we have been very fortunate in Sydney with the many warm days we have had in May.
Vogue Fashion night was on two days ago and I managed to pick up a few new items for winter, like this balloon-sleeve blouse from Forever New. I love the balloon-style sleeves - a little different and stylish from your typical blouse. It’s soft and comfortable to wear and fully lined so, it is not see-through. What's more, this blouse is so versatile. 

It will look great paired with the fur vest I wrote about in my previous post, blue denim jeans and brown boots. You can also dress this blouse up for work with an A-line skirt or tailored wide-legged pants or else, add some sexiness and sass by wearing it with a maroon leather skirt, nude heels and a leopard-print clutch ;-)

"Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered." ~ Giorgio Armani

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 this 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!

"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.

"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.  

"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.

“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.

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