I recently realised there was a gap in my wardrobe where basic black shoes should be. In fact my whole shoe-drobe needed a bit of an overhaul. I had got to a point where getting dressed all came down to the (lack of) shoes, causing the whole getting ready process to be a lot longer* than necessary.
Enter the three new editions to my wardrobe. The basic slide, the block heel mule and the high heeled slingback. All in black, naturally! With these three additions I feel like I have every occasion covered. Basic black shoes are a wardrobe staple and while I love a good statement shoe, I have finally realised that building a wardrobe around basics is essential. (Wow, how mature of me!!)
Hope everyone is enjoying the start of a new week, I am busy working on lots of exciting things for the blog this week with another beauty review and a new style segment!
My personal favourite(s) from the night were the two dreamy creations by Polytechnic West student, Charissa Schlink, which is actually no surprise because I have been a fan of her fun fashion label, Birds On A Wire for a while!
Congratulations to all the winners and I can’t wait to follow your fashion journey!
The winners of each category:
Women’s ready to wear: Sheridan Savage, WAAPA
Men’s ready to wear: Rini Teng, Central Institute
Hi Vis Fashion: Alexandra Xu, Curtin University
Evening wear: Jessica Moro, Curtin University
Costume: Jessica Moro, Curtin University
Eco Design: Cordelia Gibbs, Curtin University
Top Student 2014: Jessica Moro, Curtin University
Top Student 2014: Jessica Moro
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for more from the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival!
On Saturday, Fashion Central was swarming with a rather well dressed bunch of Hello Parry fans who turned out for the show. The hottest day on record for September made the perfect backdrop (and let’s be honest, a ridiculously hot tent) for the Spring/Summer collections. Models adorned in pretty pastels, graphic prints and monochrome looks bopped down the runway to blaring tunes.
The show left me feeling quite excited about the warmer weather and I definitely have my eye on more than a few things in store, that oversized polka dot clutch for example!!
Stay tuned for more from the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival over the next few days, including all the street style snaps from Fashion Central.
Shopping at op shops and donating your unwanted goods is so important and the Restyle initiative certainly succeeds in raising awareness and promoting the need for op shopping, in the community.
The bloggers did a phenomenal job through-out August and on the runway bringing us thirty one looks using opshopped pieces, proving you don’t need to spend a fortune to look fabulous!!
Just because it is a wardrobe necessity, the basic black bag doesn’t need to be boring right? It’s all in the details. Gold hardware, embossed detail and a variety of different straps all add an interesting element to an everyday staple. Personally, I love a padlock detail and in terms of size, the bigger the better. (I just have so much ‘stuff’!!)
I have put together my ten favourite black bags under $100 for your shopping pleasure. My little Friday treat for you!