Ways to Wear: White Jeans


Today’s Ways to Wear edition is all about white jeans. 

I admit when I first saw these white jeans in Zara I was a bit wary. (What is it about wearing white that turns you into a clumsy slob?? Is there some unwritten rule that states you must spill whatever you are eating/drinking all over white clothing??*) However, I managed to overcome my slob related fears and I took these white jeans home. I am pleased to report we are very happy together! The fresh, crisp colour goes with practically everything. They can be dressed up with metallics and heels or kept casual with an oversized knit and sneakers. Happy days!

* Just for the record I did spill coffee on them the first day I wore them!!
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Ways to Wear: Leather Skirt

Lately I have been trying very hard not to mindlessly shop and buy new things unnecessarily (yes, it has been very difficult!!) However, with a bulging wardrobe and two(!) extra racks in my clothes room I think I actually have more than enough clothing. So, instead of buying new things I have been trying extend the life of current pieces in my wardrobe by creating new looks. 
To challenge myself and to hopefully inspire you, I thought I would start a weekly post on the blog, taking one piece of clothing from my wardrobe and creating three different looks. 
This week I have decided to start a little simple and have used this black Quirky Circus scalloped, (p)leather mini skirt from Myer. I have tried to create three completely different looks and step outside my comfort zone a little to try new styles.

What do you think of my looks? What piece would you like to see me style in the future?

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Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows

   (Shorts – CO by Cotton On, Shirt – Sportsgirl, Jacket – Vintage, Necklace – Collette)
Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows everywhere.. Ok,well maybe just sunshine everywhere.. but that is good enough for me. I am loving these beautiful sunny days and wish they could last forever. There is just something about the sunshine that seems to make everything all right! 
I have entered the above outfit in the ASOS State Of  Fashion competition. Have you entered yet? The prize is a $1000 ASOS voucher and who wouldn’t kill for that! If you think my outfit it is totally awesome you can vote for it here.. (Search under the WA section) and while you are there, check out my other entry and submit your own A/W look too!!
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Home Girl

 (Shirt – Brian Lichtenberg, Jeans – Zara, Jacket – Vintage, Necklace – Vintage, Watch – Michael Kors)
I just couldn’t resist taking my new shirt out for a spin pretty much the second I received it. To be fair though, I had been waiting over four weeks for it to arrive (longest delivery ever!) so I had pretty much already planned about 101 outfits around it in anticipation! 
I also couldn’t choose on the colour combo so of course, had to get two! Possibly a little excessive, but I am currently obsessing over printed casual tees at the moment so I’m sure they will both be a well loved addition to my wardrobe.
 Monday is almost over.. we made it! Enjoy the rest of the week!! 
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The Edit: Leather

Leather Love

7. French connection dress

As the weather cools down the need for a cosy, winter wardrobe heats up! One of my ultimate must haves for this Winter is Leather, and I’m not talking just the traditional leather jacket here either.. Leather everything is on my list this season! Skirts, dresses, tracksuit pants(!) you name it and I can guarantee leather is all over it.
And now for the best bit of all, not only will you look amazing in the latest leather looks, you will also be super warm.. whoa, practical and fashionable. Almost unbelievable!

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Flower Power

 (Pants – Vintage Chic Clothing, Top – Topshop, Wedges – Betts, Belt – Sportsgirl)
It’s me.. in pants again! This time in a one-off pair I designed as part of a new vintage inspired range I am working on. I am so in love with this colour combination and the pattern on the fabric that I have actually decided to keep these for myself!! Oopsy!! 
What do you think of the style of these pants? Is it something you would wear? I would love to hear your feedback on these.. my first design attempt!!
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What to Wear: Night out

 Girl’s night out? Need some outfit inspiration? Well, look no further.. I have come up with the ultimate outfit guide, just for you!
1. Hunt No More Sequin Top – What night out is complete without a bit of sparkle!! I love the colourful sequin detail on this top. Perfect for day or night or when afternoon drinks turns into a big night out!
2. ASOS Lampshade Skirt – Bright colours are what summer is all about.. add in a bit of tulle and you’ve got yourself a party skirt.
3. Novo Wedges – Wedges!! You never know where the night will take you.. if you do end up on a dance floor at 3am at least your feet will thank you for your wise choice of footwear. (You’re head may not be so forgiving!)
4. Brown Vintage Sling Bag – Just big enough for all your essentials + a handy sling strap = bag perfection.
5. Accessories – Take the party with you everywhere you go. An arm party! Layer up the arm candy.. the more the merrier! 
6. YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick – My most favourite lipstick in my most favourite colour. Silky smooth, long lasting and a gorgeous coral colour.
There you have it! My guide to a great night out.. well at least my guide to looking great on a night out. 
Happy Friday everyone 🙂

What to Wear: Perth Cup

Day at the races

The biggest event of the Perth Racing Festival is coming up fast. For those of you stuck on what to wear to this year’s Perth Cup I have put together a what to wear guide.
You’re welcome!!
1. Bardot Peplum Dress – A simple dress that doesn’t show to much skin is a race day must.
2. Mimco Feather Veil – I am not a fan of the fascinator so when I saw Mimco’s feather veil it instantly captured my heart!  It is the perfect head piece for the anti-fascintator fashionista.
3. Turquoise Diva Necklace – A black and white dress calls for a colourful statement necklace. Bright Summer colours are a must and the bigger the better!
4. Kotur Pearce Clutch – A metallic hard case clutch with just enough room for the race day essentials. Lipstick, powder and a pencil (for filling in the betting cards!!)
5. Guiseppe Zanotti Wedges – A comfortable wedge shoe. No explanation necessary here but I will give a small hint: Grass everywhere.

PFF ’12 Photo Diary

My photo diary from this years Perth Fashion Festival.
1. Balloons at Little Gracie show
3. Food in between shows
4. Final walk at Restyle
6. WA Designer collections
8. Look from Kim Barton show
9. Restyle goodies (yes, a toffee apple!!)
10. Opening from Martini + Coz
11. Waiting for the show to start
13. Look from Restyle show

Perth Fashion Festival 2012

 (Photos from today’s program launch for Perth Fashion Festival. Courtesy of Stefan Gosatti)

This year’s Perth Fashion Festival is just around the corner. The excitement is building for the events 14th year with the official program launch earlier today.

This year PFF will be host to 36 fashion forward events. The festival will run from 19th September until the 25th September and this year includes four stand alone designer showcases, three WA designer capsule shows and a new free event Fashionably Loud combining music and fashion with designers such as Ellery, Story by Tang, Kitty Grace and Belle Bijoux showcasing some of their hottest items to the tunes of San Cisco.

Another new initiative this year is the VIP Closing Night event: Giving Back is the New Black. PFF is teaming up with Ready to Work ( a charity that supports disadvantaged women) for a showcase of WA designers take on the little black dress.

For more info and to see the complete program head to the Perth Fashion Festival’s website.