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