Style Paws Festival Fashion Boohoo

{Top & Skirt – Boohoo; Boots – Tony Bianco; Hat – Bershka}

Summer to me means a lot of things; beers on rooftops, road trips down the peninsula, sleeping with the fan on, the scent of fake tan… and it also means festivals! And of course, one of my favourite things – festival fashion. So when Boohoo asked if I’d like to put together an ideal festival style outfit for their #WeAreFree campaign, I couldn’t stop at just one.

Here are two rather different festival style looks – one with a cliched boho look that I couldn’t resist because um, HELLO. LOOK AT THAT DRESS. I instantly fell in love with it’s 70s inspired print, deep V neckline and flared sleeves. The other is something a bit more casual, with an (again) vintage inspired A-line shape skirt with cute button up front, plus what must be the top of the moment – the off-shoulder gypsy blouse. And neither of these looks is relegated simply to the stomping grounds of a music festival, I will definitely be taking the dress out for a night on the town, and the denim ensemble is quickly becoming my new uniform.

Style Paws Boohoo Festival Fashion



{This is a sponsored post from FreshFlowers.com.au}

I’m not going to beat around the (flower) bush. This is a sponsored post from FreshFlowers.com.au, which I giddily agreed to because ONLY HEARTLESS EVIL SICKO’S WOULD SAY NO TO FREE FLOWERS!!!

So yes, as a bit of background, FreshFlowers.com.au are an Australian online florist who are primarily Sydney-based but who have started delivering to Melbourne (my town!) too. I ordered the “Florist’s Pick” bouquet ($69.95) because I wanted to see what exactly a florist would pick. In all honesty, I’m a bit of a flower snob. Whenever I have ordered flowers online for friends or colleagues, I’ve always googled “Boutique Designer Florist” because I think it’s worth paying a gazillion dollars for white netting, hessian and brown paper. <- Idiot.

I was pleasantly surprised when this enormous bouquet arrived at my desk – my work mates all wondered who had bought me flowers (um.. me?) and it did come wrapped in some pretty delightful wrapping (see my Instagram for proof). The ordering process was super easy and all went without a hitch. I had one enquiry, which I e-mailed through and received a response almost immediately.

The flowers themselves? Well whilst Gerberas are not my thing – and nor is red and purple (I like my flowers void of colour) – these have definitely brightened up the house immensely and had their fair share of oohing and ahhing from visitors. Would I order again? Yes. Have I reconsidered my stance on paying hundreds for designer bouquets? Yes, yes, yes.




{Zimmermann’s Spring 2016 RTW collection at NYFW, images from Fashion Journal}

I am literally frothing at the mouth over this collection. I’ve always admired homegrown label Zimmermann from afar, but this collection is making me feel dizzy in all the right ways.

When you have a budget like mine, making a thousand-dollar purchase generally requires a lot more thought than “Oh, I love it” – and is more along the lines of “OK, but what’s the cost per wear?”, “Will it last multiple seasons?”, “Will I wear it with everything in my wardrobe?” and “Can I manage to live on tinned tuna and rice for three months?”

However all sense and reason has officially left the building. Goodbye, there it goes. I want everything. I want it all now. This collection, in all its Victoriana on steroids glory, has got me weak at the knees.




{Featuring my new Garmin with Jonathan Adler band}

I like to think of myself as a moderately active person. I hit the gym at least three times a week, and enjoy the occasional yoga or pilates class, mainly to combat the fact that my favourite past time in the universe is eating. Honestly.

So when I was approached to try out the Garmin Vivofit 2, I was pretty excited because a) you can now get cute Jonathan Adler collaboration bands (like the pink one pictured) and b) because I do work a standard 9-5 desk job, and I suspected I’m still not getting enough exercise in my week… much to my disappointment.


Having been wearing the Garmin for a week now, I can confirm with 100% confidence that I am both addicted to it, and also most definitely not stepping enough. With a goal of hitting 10,000 steps a day, it’s pretty horrifying to learn the only days that I do reach this target is when I specifically set out to do a 3km run after work.

So what are my take-outs from this?

1. Garmin’s are good for lazy people, because you only need to charge it once a year (!!!) and you never need to take it off – it’s waterproof and everything.

2. Garmin’s are also good for lazy people because you get addicted to improving your step count and your sleep quality, and I’m now super conscious of taking the stairs, parking my car a bit further, all those things deep down you know you should be doing, but sometimes conveniently ignore.

3. Garmin’s are good for fashionably-conscious folk, as you can change the band to suit your mood, at the moment I’ve switched to plain white.



Because lucky for you, I have a Garmin Vivofit 2, plus a trio set of too-kewt Jonathan Adler bands to giveaway!

To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me why you think sporting a fetching Vivofit 2 will change your life.

Giveaway open to Australian residents only, you got til midnight Monday 1st September. Good luck!



{Overalls – MRP}

I honestly can’t tell you how excited I am that spring is finally seeping it’s way into the air. As much as I adore heavy knits, layering and the simplicity of winter’s neutral colour palettes, it’s also so nice to see sunlight on my way to work and to see flowers beginning to bloom. When I spotted all of these beautiful cherry blossoms in my neighbourhood, I knew I had to snap a few pics.


So here is one of my new favourite wardrobe staples, my overalls, and it was also a super cheap thrill… who doesn’t love a bargain? MRP is one of my new fave bookmarks – on-trend and purse-friendly, I managed to pick up a few cute pieces to spruce up my wardrobe, and if you’re looking for some budget mens’ fashion, I also got Nic a few sweet threads. (I always feel sorry for guys, I feel like their fast fashion options are so much more limited than ours!)

Here’s another outfit I managed to nab!