STYLE PAWS X GHD

Vintage hair inspiration and tutorials by Style Paws for GHD

{Photos by the amazing Amy Whitfield; pastel styler by ghd}

As a person with dead straight hair, I’ve never really considered a ghd styler/straightener in my regime before. However after being invited to check out ghd’s new Hairstyle Inspiration section on their website, I realised I have definitely been missing out!

So with the help of my amazing friend Amy, we decided we would share with you a couple of our favourite vintage-inspired hair dos, both which utilise our new BFF the ghd. I was lucky enough to receive this bad boy in my favourite pastel mint shade, which really does make it the most fashionable of accessories! As you’re about to see, Amy and I are by no means hair experts – but believe me, these are fun and super easy ‘dos that will have you feeling a little bit Priscilla Presley in no time.

INSTAGRAM GIRL CRUSH: WHINNIE WILLIAMS

Whinnie Williams Instagram Crush

{Pics via @WhinnieWilliams on Instagram & Facebook}

Fashion blogs used to be my main source of style inspiration but lately it’s been overtaken by Instagram. I guess it’s the ease and convenience of just checking my phone during a busy day and getting – let’s face it – a lot of content that gets posted on blogs anyway. Ironically enough, I thought it’d be a good idea to share some of my favourite Instagram fashion girls to follow with you here. On my blog. Hmmm…

So my “Following” list is predominantly made up of girls with excellent wardrobes. The latest addition is British singer Whinnie Williams, who I’m besotted with for obvious reasons; she has an incredible 60s mod girl look, plenty of super cute animal friends and did I mention her amazing 60s mod girl look? She’s Edie Sedgwick meets Brigitte Bardot meets Pattie Boyd – all my fave style icons with a modern twist. Love love love. I suddenly have the urge to go vintage shopping and listen to The Beatles. Hey Whinnie, I think we should be BFFs 4eva.

EMELIE.

Style Paws H&M shirt and skirt Alexander Wang bag

{Shirt, Skirt & Jacket -  H&M Australia; Bag - Alexander Wang; Boots - Wittner; Watch - Michael Kors}

I recently started a new job and with it came the sudden realisation that absolutely nothing I owned was suitable for the work environment. Slight exaggeration. However having previously worked in the world’s most casual studio, it was a pleasant surprise to realise that some casual pieces can really translate well into Office Mode. Did this stop me from rushing out to Zara and Witchery et al for “emergency supplies”? Of course not! I’m never going to turn down an excuse to shop…

Anyway, that little anecdote has little to do with this outfit post, but it does explain my lengthy blog absence (I’ve been shopping this whole time, duh). I did manage to make it to the opening of H&M’s new Melbourne store this week at GPO, where I simultaneously managed to lose both my shit and a sickening amount of cash on cheap thrills.

AW14 WISHLIST.

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{Coat - Topshop; Jeans - Sportsgirl; Top - Proenza Schouler; Bag - Fendi; Hat - Saint Laurent; Sneakers - Converse}

Melbourne is currently showing no signs of turning the heaters down anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean I’m not dreaming about what I’d be wearing in the cool dusk of an Autumn day. In New York City. If I was a millionaire. And maybe blonde. Scandinavian even? Actually, this outfit itself is extremely affordable and I’m a firm believer in splurging on the important things – accessories! I am very excited to be embarking on a new journey in my career soon and I maaay be rewarding myself with something that I’ve been coveting for years – watch this space!

THE GREAT ESCAPE.

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{Images via Pinterest, WeHeartIt & Tumblr}

I know I only recently managed to jet off to Thailand for a week, but I’m already dreaming of my next great escape. So many places to see, feel and experience and so little time! Does anyone else look at pictures like these and feel their heart race? Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever be 100% fulfilled, but I guess that’s what pushes people to always strive for more. A good quality, I think.