Category Archives: Outfit Posts

FRINGING.

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{Fringed Skirt – Dotti; Knit: Topshop; Boots – Wittner; Necklace & Clutch – Sportsgirl}

I can’t help myself when it comes to trends. As much as I know I need to keep it simple, keep it classic, when something super fun like a faux leather fringed skirt comes along, I simply have to have it – even if it’s just for the one season. Plus, when it’s the middle of a Melbourne winter and you’re constantly scrolling through an endless stream of sunny Northern Hemisphere pictures on Instagram, you have to have something fun to wear. Thank God for purse-friendly high street stores! So here I am in my made-for-twirling skirt, a sale bargain from Topshop and a serious lack of tan.

THE WINTER BOOT.

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{Boots – Wittner; Dress – Homemade; Jacket – Sportsgirl}

Introducing my favourite boots of the season (and also a tiny glimpse into the only currently tidy area of my home). Anyone who knows me would know I have a serious addiction to little black ankle boots. I have at least 12 pairs that all kind of look the same, but I know they’re different. After being the lucky winner of a Wittner Instagram comp, I was allowed to pick out a tall pair of boots, something different for me, and I couldn’t go past these bad boys.

In these pics, I have paired them with a dress I made and my fave winter jacket (fluffy, of course) from Sportsgirl. The great thing I have found about above-the-knee boots is a) they’re super warm! and b) they can look dressed up or you can just wear them over jeans or leather skinnies too.

PS. Hi Beatles!

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STYLE PAWS x BOOHOO #WEAREUS

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{Coat – Boohoo; Pants – Boohoo; Top – Country Road; Boots – Wittner; Necklace – Lovisa; PomPom – Sportsgirl; Bag – Alexander Wang}

-Post sponsored by Boohoo!-

So the one good thing about freezing cold winter in Melbourne is that it brings around the opportunity to wear coats, layers and plenty of black and white. Which makes it a lot easier when I’m clinging to my doona at 7am and desperately hitting the ‘snooze’ button. Generally I will grab the easiest things to throw on, and it’s less likely to go wrong if it’s all monochromatic.

I’m loving this longline, oversized coat and these leather-look moto skinnies from Boohoo. I don’t have enough coats in my wardrobe, relying mainly on my leather biker jacket or shaggy faux furs, so it’s nice to have a new option – plus, it’s a thousand times more practical (aka. warm).

Oh, the little sign by the way is for Boohoo’s campaign #WeAreUs, mine says “I’m wearing Boohoo in Melbourne x”. I love any celebration of global street style.

THE NORTH SIDE.

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{Top – Glassons; Skirt – Zara; Hat – Forever New; Boots & Crystal Necklace – Sportsgirl; Watch – Karl Lagerfeld; Bag – Alexander Wang}

When I look at photos like this, I cringe a little thinking that my outfits really haven’t changed since I was about 17… a good thing and a bad thing! I guess I am destined to be that 50 year old crazy woman still wearing flippy skirts, big boots and even bigger hats. My collection of cats probably won’t help my image either.

Amy and I took these photos in her area of Fitzroy after dinner one night. I love the area for all the gorgeous pastel coloured terrace homes and the floral bushes bursting from behind cast iron fences. It makes the ideal back drop for this super girly outfit. This top is my new favourite by the way – I love the flattering sleeves, loose fit and the surprise back of it. I’m stocking up in every colour.

THE CLASSICS.

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{Shirt – Country Road; Shorts – Dotti; Boots – Wittner; Bag – Alexander Wang; Watch – Karl Lagerfeld; Lipstick – Sportsgirl}

The weather has finally turned it on in Melbourne and Amy and I quickly snapped these hot and sweaty pics just before seeing our boyfriends play a gig (as they play in the same band) at one of our favourite Chinatown establishments, Ding Dong Lounge. On days where I am stressing out about picking the exact right outfit for my mood (we all dress by mood, like little style chameleons right?), sometimes it’s easiest to pare it right back to the basics. I had also come straight from work this day, so it needed to be somewhat “smart”. Hence, a classic cotton boyfriend shirt (Country Road do the best shirts) buttoned all the way up, with black leather shorts and an easy red lip to add colour.

I gravitate towards orange-mandarin type reds, I just think they work best for my skin tone and hair colour and this is one of my all time favourites. Sportsgirl do incredible lipsticks, they have amazing pigment, have a great matte finish without being drying and the colour lasts and lasts. Highly recommend!