Walking through Myer the other day I noticed a label I hadn’t seen before, Saints + Secrets. I did a double take when I saw this top even though my internal finance department screamed at me to keep walking (I had just been to the new Zara store opening!). My love of lace got the better of me and a purchase was made. I love how the sex appeal of the top is balanced out with the longer sleeves and the lace detailing is just perfection!
I’m quite certain that I made the right decision with this purchase. You can’t go wrong with black and lace, right? I even think my nerdy inner bean counter would agree!
Wearing: Zalora Black Skirt, H and M Denim Shirt (Old – similar here and here) Kmart Heels (similar here ), Sporstgirl Clutch (Old – similar here).
Monday again! Welcome to a brand new week. Hope everybody had a fabulous weekend!
As I type this I am desperately trying to watch the VMA’s live online which is proving to be very difficult and quite annoying. I just wanna see Bey!!*
Anyway, moving on! Today’s outfit features my new go to black skirt. I only recently realised that there was a gap in my wardrobe where a black skirt was supposed to be. How did I not have a plain black skirt in my wardrobe?! The problem has now been resolved with this asymmetrical skirt by Zalora. I love how the longer length is balanced out with a front split (and did I mention it is under $20!). You will definitely be seeing a lot more of this one!
Welcome to this week’s fab five under $50! In case you missed it last week, the fab five is a new weekly segment on the blog where I scour the web bringing you the best fashion finds of the week, all under $50!
This week I’ve selected some of the best black and gold pieces from a few of my favourite online stores!
Just a quick update today as I have pretty much had the busiest weekend ever and my eyes are struggling to stay open as I type! Not only did I have to fit in my social engagements (priorities!), but I also spent all day Saturday and Sunday at the Polka Dot Vintage Markets selling my vintage collection.
This was an outfit from last weekend. I had a bit of a light bulb moment when getting ready after discarding yet another crop top and jean combo due to inappropriate belly exposure. Why not add a hint of lace to cover the gap? Genius, right?! So that’s exactly what I did!
Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! Off to bed for me.. see you soon Monday!
Welcome to a new series on the blog: The Fab Five Under $50.
As I have previously mentioned, I am slightly addicted to online shopping* (aren’t we all?!). I thought I would put my addiction to good use by bringing you a weekly look at some of the fabulous fashion finds I have come across during my online browse-a-thons. The best part being that they are all under $50!!
You can just think of me as your helpful, shopping, fairy godmother. (Too far?!)
So, let me know what you think and more importantly, what you would like me to keep an eye out for in future posts!
*I have also realised I may have a slight leopard print addiction!
Denim on denim has almost become a fashion lover’s style staple these days. Gone are the days where wearing double anything was considered a fashion faux pas, and I couldn’t be happier.
I love a good matching outfit (see the evidence here and here!) and matching denim with denim is no exception!
These denim jeansfrom ASOSare a recent purchase and I have to say one of the most comfortable pairs of jeans I own. I could practically wear them every day. (Ok, so I kind of do!) I wore them with this H and M shirt that I picked up at a recent blogger garage sale for $2! The best two dollars I’ve ever spent, I reckon!
What do you think? Do you dare to double up your denim?
I picked up this jacket recently from Valley Girl, of all places. The stunning blue colour caught my eye and although I did hesitate slightly before purchasing (I wondered how much wear I would get from a baby blue leather jacket!) I now know I definitely made the right choice. It has slotted into my wardrobe perfectly, teaming nicely with the abundance of pastels I have and of course everything black and white!!
Another gloriously sunny Spring Winter day here in Perth today and it looks like it is going to stay that way for the weekend. Thank you weather gods!
Hope everyone is having a fabulous Friday! What are your plans for the weekend??
STYLEAID is Perth’s premier fashion fundraiser event, raising much needed funds for the WA Aids Council. The event was held last Friday at the Crown Grand Ballroom and this year saw guests come together for a ‘mythical’ evening. Talented local and international designers took to the runway to showcase their latest collections and along with performances by the West Australian Ballet, the night certainly didn’t disappoint.
I went behind the scenes to capture all the backstage action and while I attempted to shoot the runway too, unfortunately for me (and you, I suppose!) my modest camera lens couldn’t capture the show as well as I hoped.
However, you can view all the images from the catwalk here.
My very first pair of One Teaspoon shorts.. I felt a little bit like a kid at Christmas when I finally received these the other week!! The casual, effortless and comfy (don’t forget comfy!) ‘Bandits‘ have been around for a while and are THE ultimate Summer* short (and if I had my way Winter short too!)
In an attempt to make denim shorts a little more Winter friendly, I teamed them with an over the knee boot, leaving minimal leg exposed for the cold air to attack, add to that a few extra layers and guess what? It worked! I was warm!**
Shorts: the new Winter staple!?!
*Summer side note: 119 days to go!
**It may have also had something to do with the fact that 20 degree sunny days are fairly common in the middle of Winter for Perth so I probably could have worn less than this and still been quite warm!!
Tomorrow marks the start of August, which also means it’s the start of this year’s Restyle Photo-A-Day Opshop Challenge! (Can you believe it has been a year!)
Just in case you are staring at your screen with a confused expression, let me explain.
Restyle is an initiative by the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival that highlights the importance of op shopping and aims to raise awareness about how it benefits our community. The Photo-A-Day Opshop Challenge invites you to get involved by shopping at your local opshops throughout the month and creating outfits each day using the prompts above.
Do you accept the challenge?!
I was lucky enough to be one of the official Restylers for last year’s challenge. I had so much fun shopping and creating outfits! You can check out some of my favourite looks here, here and here!
A fresh batch of Restyle bloggers have accepted the challenge this year to inspire and encourage you in your Restyling efforts. Be sure to check them out below and follow all the Restyle action on social media using #restyle2014.
Good luck to this year’s Restylers.. I am so excited to see what you come up with!
So over to you…Get creative, get (re) styling and get down to your local op shop!