Restyle 2013

I am beyond excited to finally be able to spill the beans on a little (ok, huge) secret I have been keeping.
This year I will be one of the seven bloggers participating in the Perth Fashion Festival’s Restyle campaign!! 
What is Restyle? I hear you say.. Well, I am glad you asked!! 
Restyle is an initiative by the Perth Fashion Festival that aims to highlight the importance of op shopping in our community. It focuses on raising awareness about the need for recycling fashion and shopping at op shops to support local charities, while still looking fashionable, of course!! This August seven bloggers will team up with one charity each to take part in the Restyle Photo-a-day challenge, creating a whole months worth of restyled outfits using only op shopped pieces, and the best bit… This year YOU can join in the fun!! Oooo.. sounds exciting huh? More will be revealed very soon!!

In the meantime be sure to check out the other lovely Perth blogger’s involved:


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A huge thank you to the awesome behind the scenes team who made the photo shoot so much fun and of course made us all look amazing!!

Restyle Project Manager: Renee Glastonbury for Perth Fashion Festival

Photographer: Penny Lane 

Makeup: Lauren Wood 
Stylist: Emily Howlett

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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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Pink Pop

(Pants – H and M , Top – Zara, Clutch – Sportsgirl, Shoes – Kmart) 
 What I wore to last week’s Eclectori runway show.
I’m not sure if I mentioned it before but I am hopelessly in love with pants at the moment. These are just one of the pairs I picked up from H and M, while in Singapore recently. Nothing like a bit of bright pink to brighten your day!!
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India ’13

Ok, that’s it… Holiday mode is officially over! I have finally snapped out of it and as promised here is my photo diary from our recent trip to India.
As you can see, most of our time was spent hanging by the beach! Being the first trip overseas with our little one, we chose not to be too crazy and adventurous. We pretty much stayed at Kovalam Beach the whole trip with a quick stopover at Varkala (also a beach location!!) for a few nights on the way down. It was so great just to chill out, eat indian food, and of course enjoy plenty of cocktails! 
The thought of travelling to a third world country with an eight month old was very nerve wracking in the lead up to the trip, so we made an effort to plan ahead as much as possible. I think having been to India a few times already meant that we knew what to expect so could plan accordingly. Luckily for us everybody stayed safe and well and we had a nice, relaxing holiday. 
For anyone planning to travel to India or somewhere similar with a baby, I thought I would share with you some of my tips for an enjoyable holiday:
– Take a kettle with you (or buy one there).  
– Stay in accommodation with kitchen facilities. (I have never loved a microwave so much in my life!!)
– Anti bacterial baby wipes (these were the best thing ever).
– Snap lock bags for everything from food to bottles to dirty bibs etc.
– Milton tablets for sterilising when there is no microwave or stove.
– Breast feed if possible. 
– Mosquito nets for the cot and pram.
– Baby harness for car travel.
– Lots of sunscreen and sun cover.
 And most important of all.. enjoy yourself!! If you are careful and plan ahead there is no need to be anxious.
What are your top tips for travelling with a baby??
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