Saturday, September 13, 2014

Blogging has brought me many things, but one of the best things it has ever brought me are blogging friends. Being based in Australia, you think that they would be other Australian bloggers but as it happens they are mostly stateside ladies! 

One fabulous lady, Parker of Everyday Runway has worked her way into my fashion heart, from her leopard print kitty sunglasses to her emerald pointed toe heels, it's hard not to fall smitten to her joyous personality and sophisticated style, which always has a quirky edge. No doubt, a girl after my own heart!

Well one night we got talking and I as usual, was complaining about the fact that Simply Be do NOT ship to Australia! She being the lovely gal she is, offered that if there was anything I ever wanted from them she would happy order on my behalf, to say I jumped at the chance would be an understatement! I had been in love with the dress for ages and ages, but did you know what Parker did? 

She sent the dress to me, with out letting me pay for it. And on top of that, added the most beautiful things for my soon to be bundle of joy, including her first pair of shoes,which happen to be black glitter jelly sandals! Also, girl has got gift wrapping skills - don't believe me check out my Instagram account!


Now on the fashion photo part of the post, which will probably be my last until after I give birth (hello, 9 months pregnant!), with the exception of my wedding photos, which I know every one is dying to see! The post should be live in the coming week, so keep your eyes peeled! 



Sunglasses // Sportsgirl
Dropped Waist Dress // Simply Be *
Straw Bag with Flowers // Vintage - Via
Leopard Print Flats // Peter Morrisey For Big W


Saturday, August 16, 2014

To be honest, in the past I didn't read a lot of fashion magazines. I liked what I liked and that was the end of it. But since being pregnant, I feel like I've lost my way a little. I really have had to cull my closet and start from the beginning and when you do that, there is no better help than a fashion magazine. 

Sure, not everything is available in my size or price range, but inspiration is free for everyone after all. And when I have felt this lost, inspiration is exactly what I've needed. The sections I love most in magazines are street style. I always find everything has the ├╝ber cool & chic edge and that is exactly what I felt like I was missing.

Pleather Biker Jacket // Yours Clothing * 
Black Knit Tube Top // New Look
Sheer Check Midi Skirt // ASOS Curve
Sunglasses // Sportsgirl
Jewelled Clutch // Mimco
Leopard Print Sandals // Peter Morrissey for Big W 


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

So clearly, I've been a pretty awful blogger over the last few months. There is no way around it. I don't even feel bad for it. Sometimes you need to take the time for yourself.

And it's not like I haven't had a lot on. I have, together with my now husband, been doing probably the three most stressful things you can ever do in your entire life, all in the space of a few short months and I'm only now just getting a chance to breath and take in all the amazing thing's that have happened to us and enjoy playing house for a little bit.

I cannot wait to share my wedding photos with all of you, and I know how many of you have been asking! But I myself am waiting for the hard copy from my photographer to arrive. But I have seen them, and I adore them! But this post for me, is to ease myself back into something that I adore doing. That has brought so much joy and light into my life. And it's basically showing you what my purchases have been lately! 

Before moving from Launceston to Hobart, I did a bit of a closet clear out, and I really haven't left myself with very many pieces - but I am slowing rebuilding my closet and my style, so this is what I've been buying lately.... 

City Chic Strappy Long Line Tunic - Available here
Currently on sale.

City Chic Sport Lace Crop Top - Available here

 So I'm not the biggest fan of City Chic, I never have been. I tend to find their things slightly dated and a tad over priced - I also find a lot of the styles they bring tend to be things they repeat, so it can all become a bit same, same.

But this piece, along with the black lace crop top, are really hitting the mark for me. The perfect mix of understated style that has something just a little bit special about it. I really wish City Chic would bring things out like this more often. The "tunic", which doesn't look all that outstanding in the photo - it absolutely stunning in real life. It's a beautiful heavy fabric which makes you question how they are selling it for such a low price point (it was $89.95 but is currently on sale $49.94) - when even some of their most basic dresses start at $129 price point. 

The other feature for me which makes this such a stellar pieces, is that starting from the hips are multiple splits, that go all the way to the end, making me thing of something from the roaring 20's.. but way, way sexier. And the midi length, makes this dress to die for.. and yes it IS a dress, there is no way that this is a tunic! 

ASOS CURVE Exclusive Premium Swing Dress With
 Collar And Embellishment - Available here

 I purchased this dress from ASOS not really knowing what it would look like on, I could tell my the photos how pretty it was, but sometimes that doesn't always translate into the real world. But this did. It went past what the photos online showed it to be, when it arrived I hung it up and said to it, please look as lovely on me as you do on the hanger. It needs to have the hem taken up, because it's a lot longer in person (at least on me anyway) but apart from that minor adjustment, it's utterly perfect.

 Asos Curve Check Bandeau Midi Dress - Available Here

This dress, is most definitely an impulse purchase, at $49 you can understand why! But I've not really fallen for the whole monochrome trend, but I can see this with some amazing Shoes of Prey Wedges that about I'm to have custom made!

So what have you lovelies been adding to your closet lately?


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Denim and leather, if you think about it, are really a classic combination of textures. But still beautifully on trend. And I have been on the hunt for the biker jacket. So many of them feel so hard and boxy to me. Technically this is pleather, but It's such a good pleather, that everyone, including the soon to be husband thought it was the real deal. 

This lovely piece was sent to me from Yours Clothing who really do put out some fabulous pieces, just like this jacket. As soon as it was unpacked I oo'd and aah'd over it, not quite believing how soft and "lived in" it already felt. All I had to do was roll up the sleeves and go! I've lived in it pretty much since it arrived and it goes with so many things. Versatility, you gotta love it. 

Life is amazing, but so busy right now!  Getting married? We're doing that. 
Having a baby? Doing that as well. 
And just for fun, The Man has landed himself a new job so we are throwing moving house into the mix. All in the course of about three months! Keep your eyes peeled for posts dedicated to decorating, #BabyP and all things wedding! 

"Leather" Biker Jacket - Yours Clothing *Gifted
Denim Smock Dress - Asos Curve
Shoes - Evans
Sunglasses - Sportsgirl


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Some pieces last forever. Through every season they prove themselves timeless, this skirt, once a dress is one of those pieces. It just never seems to date, even after being a few seasons old, it works in summer and winter. It's traveled the streets of LA and New York with me, working with a million other pieces, dressed up or down, never letting a girl down. 

I have a renewed love for this clutch which my grandmother actually found on a trip to sportsgirl for a dashing $10. I'm enjoying just using a clutch as my bag, I feel it just adds an extra chic element to any outfit, and the studs on this one seem to go with everything, another seasonal piece! Love when that happens, don't you?

I seem to be riding my own mini trend, you know those ones that have you grabbing for similar pieces because they just work? for me right now with my changing body and ever approaching winter, it's been fluid skirts with sweats and my hair up. And adding in statement jewelry for a fun twist. 

Basic Sweat // Kmart
Floral Skirt // Asos Curve (a few seasons old)
Necklace // Lovisa
Clutch // Sportsgirl
Sandals // Evans

Yes I was hiding in this photo, but it showed of  the side of my braid! So I thought I'd share!

What's the one piece in your closet that you rely on season after season? Let me know in the comments xo 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

 I know it's been such a long time since my last post and I promise I have not been living under a rock. I've just been wrapped up in my own little world and it has been the most lovely thing ever. Between planning our wedding and getting everything ready for the baby, I've been pretty much ready to slip into a coma. And on top of all that I've been dealing with the worst cold ever. 

But I'm not complaining, because I don't think I could be happier even if I tried. The Man, my future mother in law and myself went pram shopping! Which I think made everything feel so real. We picked out the most lovely pram! We went for the iCandy Strawberry - and we also got the bassinet attachment for the first few months. We picked out the bassinet in the most chic grey colour, and then black and red for the chair part. The thing we loved best about it is that even though its a very compact pram (yay for our small car!) it has so much space in it and we also adored how high it is as we are both so tall! I'm a bit pram crazy at the moment, I think because I'm holding off buying any clothes for the baby until the end of this month, which is when we hopefully learn if it's a boy or a girl! 

But back to fashion. This skirt is was a cheap and cheerful purchase from Asos Curve. It's a lot thinner than I expected, and I sized up which I'm glad I did, because to me, if fits about a size small compared to other pieces I own from Curve. 

Textured Sweat // Piper Woman
Gingham Skirt // Asos Curve
Studded Clutch // Sportsgirl
Sunglasses // Sportsgirl
Sandals // Evans


Saturday, March 22, 2014

In all honestly I felt like I was the cloud, but in the cutest and most lovely way possible. The Man and I went out to the most amazing Creole restaurant in the city for dinner and we grabbed a few photos on the way. It felt like it was such a dreamy outfit and I'm so happy the photos captured that.

I think perhaps an unspoken plus size rule is never wear all white and until recently a lack of fabulous white pieces had me leaving the all white trend all alone, even though I craved it's crisp freshness and luxurious feel. Thin or curvy, I think it takes a strong sense of self to wear an all white outfit. But I'm so glad I finally took the plunge because I felt so amazingly fabulous, chic and classic!

Textured Sweat - Piper Woman
White Pleated Skirt - Panda and Shamrock (custom made)
Necklace - Lovisa
Glitter Ballet Flats - Anniel