Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Newyork dreaming

It’s one of those mornings where everything felt like a drag. It was cold, and I was on struggle street, starting with getting out of my cosy bed, then getting ready for work, to getting out of my house in time to catch my train.

The train to and from work takes me, approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, in that time i get to catch up on my dose of stalking on instagram, and listen to my genre of music which mainly consists of old school rock. A pretty good blast to my ears early morning, if you ask me.

This time last year i was looking forward to my trip to USA, on my way to work every morning i would chat to my cousins over whatsapp, to plan on the places we would go to visit around NYC, and the many bars we would party at, and shopping...oh the shopping. It was always a good way to start the day. This year however, no holidays planned, nothing to get excited about, just going about my usual robotic ways...work-sleep-work repeat... n the #inspiration pictures below just aren’t helping the situation....i think i need to start preparing an impromptu trip to NYC this year somehow..

 
 
 


Monday, 14 July 2014

One of many black pairs...

 
There is always something about a black pair of heels that sets me back. It’s a closet basic and versatile, and is worth investing in. Here are few of my favourite in my shoerobe...
 

 

Monday, 7 July 2014

Guests




There is something i have left out, something i still haven’t mentioned in this blog which i feel that i must share with you all now. That is, since the end of June my in-laws arrived from overseas on a vacation and staying with us for the next 2 months, I have also moved into my new home to accommodate their stay (more about that soon).


Their arrival means that my daily routines changed slightly, time for blogging/shoots has reduced, more family outing has increased, always being mindful about my choice of outfit is a must (ripped jeans MY CLOSET STAPLE =( body hugging clothing, or exposing too much skin is a big no- no in this family!!!) my diet is screwed, however on the flip side there is more food in my fridge J


In the beginning i was in doubt whether they would adjust to the way of life here, Australian climate, people, given that they come from a very traditional background, a country where all women depend on their men. Their prime minister is a woman; however feminism is always a topic of contradiction. Sigh* my mother n law has never stepped outside of the house without being accompanied by my father n law or my brothers n law. She has always been a housewife, and cooked and cleaned and looked after her three sons. She doesnt hold a degree, or has never worked in a professional work environment before. However what amazes me is her record of knowledge, on just about everything, ask her any topic she will give you a run down.


A small, quiet women with a demeanour like no other, she has class and appears to be very sophisticated. They have settled in, and are starting to understand our discipline, work-home-eat-sleep-work-repeat, & for that i am grateful. Maybe my ripped denims can wait a little for now...

Sunday, 6 July 2014

nomcore part 1


Ever since the trend ‘Nomcore’ a fashion faux pas rocked the runways, fashion weeks and other fashion related events (the trend has been on everyone’s lips or more like in everyone’s wardrobes) neutral tones, blacks, whites, greys, loose fitting trousers, man style track pants, and sneakers etc It speaks comfortable styling. Immensely i favour comfort over pain when it comes to fashion. My wardrobe consists of more mostly blacks, my selection of heels doesn’t go past 4 inches, and boyfriend jeans are my best friend. I love the masculine look with a little feminine stroke. Therefore the evolution of the trend nomcore was a big sigh of relief to styling my outfits.
To create the look below I’m wearing my mix apparel shirt, it is the most incredible fit, and for the price i believe the quality of the fabric is 10/10. You could team this up with a white blazer and loafers for work or distressed denim for the weekends.  
 
Outfit details
Coat- Portmans
Shirt- Mix apparel
Pants- Forever new
Shoes- Converse
Bag- Glassons
Beanie- Coton on
Sungalsses- Rayban aviators
 

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Mix Apparel for Coles


Coles is the first ever supermarket to bring apparel into their aisles! And with the prices this good! I believe it needs to be featured on this blog.

Free shipping if you purchase over $50 and nothing over $39.95, what more could you want? Decided upon the two items below, chambray jumpsuit for $29.95, and this button down shirt for $25, this has definitely brightened up my depressing monday morning blues. Will be wearing them, on those casual friday night drinks, or a weekend away. Another plus point, they will definitely be taking me from winter all through to summer =) 
 
 

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Spots on Spots

Fashion mags, celebrity stylists, and fashion blogs are always advertising variety ways to wear prints; after examining magazine articles and other fashion blogs of how to mix and clash prints.

I was inspired to try spots on spots. Mainly because it was a safer mix of print than any others but with a twist i decided to play with the size of the spots to create this look Then decided upon wearing the larger spots on top and smaller spots on the bottom, this was to breakdown the print, and take the focus away from excessively looking like a Dalmatian. what do you think?  or do i look like a dalmation?

Outfit details
Top- Emerico Clothing boutique

Jacket- Sheinside
Pants- True Decadence ASOS
Heels- boohoo
Watch- Triwa
Bag- Becsa

 
 
 

 
 
 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

ASOS


The first time i was introduced to Asos.com or (any other online store for that matter), i was a little sceptical. I wasn’t convinced on taking the risk to buy something and assume the size, hemline or the quality of the fabric? Also if i didn’t like the clothes i would have had to send them back and I’m ridiculously lazy when it comes to all that commotion.

This little hesitation went on for quite some time. With enough courage, one day i decided to give it a go. I went onto the Asos website, staring at pieces that i wanted, saving them to my cart, then purposely staring at them again. Asos has the “runway” feature  with a model, modelling the item which helps to judge the piece whether it would be a good fit for your closet.
I then, added few of my saved items to my cart, and audaciously punched Order submit. Then anxiously waited for my parcel, surprisingly enough it arrived faster than expected, within 4 days as opposed to 7 days (later found out it’s because my shipping address falls between Sydney’s metro areas) I opened the package and went straight into checking if the products fit me, (i think i prayed to few gods that day, i know it’s a little dramatic)................. (cue for whistle) somehow it magically fit me! From that day forward i am hooked on ASOS! the products, and trends are so up to date, and there are millions of items you can buy (this includes ASOS marketplace) best for vintage finds. Thanks to ASOS, my perception towards online shopping changed. I think i buy at least one Asos product every week.  Here are few items i have purchased in the past week/months/ etc.