Monday, September 1, 2014

wardrobe basics: hello spring

So the sun finally came out which meant I could actually shoot these pieces and show you how I style them.

The best kind of wardrobe basics are the ones that are versatile, easy to style and subtle. And I'm still a firm believer that you don't always have to empty your pockets to have a decent wardrobe.

So minus the tote bag that I actually forgot to photograph - here are my wardrobe basics for spring/summer. (Also, I snipped off my bleached ends! Thankfully it's slightly beyond the awkward length.)


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Target shirt / Zara jeans / H by Hudson brogues

Effortless, comfortable and perfect when paired with denim shorts. I love wearing them with the sleeves rolled up and tucked in. 

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Target dress / Witchery vest / Nike Roshe Run

My ideal LBD is the midi kind (like the one worn by none other than Audrey Hepburn). I wore this to a hen's night out in the city but it works just as well dressed down with sneakers.

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Target cardigan / Heritage1981 top / Chicabooti shorts / SHUBAR boots

For when it's not that cold but not that hot either. Or when you're stuck in a freezing lecture hall for 2 hours. 

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Target top / ASOS jeans (similar here, here and here) / Wittner heels

Just like the basic white tee, the crew is the ultimate casual piece which requires no further thought. Always a winner paired with any bottoms you own - printed pants, denim, midi skirts etc. My favourite wardrobe basic and my most worn. I tend to wear my sleepwear tops out and this isn't too far from that - there's a thin line (for me, at least) between basics and comfortable home clothes.

There are so many other wardrobe basics I haven't mentioned like black ankle boots, an oversized blazer etc. but basics differ for everyone and evidently I'm a little boring and gravitate towards neutral colours. As always, find what works for you and what you feel most comfortable in! Your basics should reflect and be the 'building blocks' for your personal style. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

film roll: trips

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I wish I could remember to shoot in more film - or really just take more photos in general. I started out with photography, which I had an instant connection with, but I started exploring different paths as I got older, ended up distracted and forgetting how much I needed it.

These photos are from earlier in the year - snippets from Thredbo and Corrimal. For me, they mark the beginnings of a newfound independence and curious spark.

I was thinking of possibly starting up a Tumblr for the sake of posting photos in a clean format. A more photography-based platform without the words that'll hopefully encourage me to start shooting again. Would love your help and any thoughts on this - should I just stick to posting everything to a Pinterest board or make a completely new Tumblr?
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

sneak peek / target collaboration

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I've teamed up with Target to bring you a collaboration where I style up some great basics and show you how to incorporate them into your outfits on rotation without needing to empty your wallets or compromise on style. 

All the pieces above came to under $100 in total - which I think is pretty impressive considering how common it is to spend that amount on one item of clothing alone. I always have clothes from a variety of places, I'm not particular to one brand or price range. Thrift shops, Target, markets, ASOS, my Mum's or Grandma's wardrobe, Zara etc. 

There's usually a stigma around bloggers that sees us as obnoxious posers in expensive clothes but I feel that the majority (or strong minority...) focus more on personal style than on brands. But still, having to explain that you're a blogger still generates the classic response: "So, like, you take photos of yourself wearing clothes?". Well, yes. That's kind of how it works.

I'm pretty damn excited to have these pieces in my wardrobe because I really did handpick these with love and I can't wait to show you how I wear them. Stay tuned!