Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Shorts In Spring

Growing up near the beach in Queensland, Australia, I've practically lived my life in shorts. So now that the warmer weather is back, my staple wardrobe piece will obviously be shorts.

No doubt there'll be some cooler days, like this one here in these photos. I spent a couple of days visiting my sister in Sydney and found this day to be a little bit cooler than other Spring days. So I styled my shorts with a light jumper/sweater. I accessorised my outfit with my platform sandals and my big black tote. I added a pop of colour with my hot pink bracelet - it's the only piece that I wear in my favourite colour!

I'm thinking that the next time I go exploring in a place I'm unfamiliar with, I might put some flats on I'd definitely save some time walking up and down hills!


Sass and Bide Jumper
Witchery Shorts
Michael Kors Hamilton Tote
Marc by Marc Jacobs Bracelets

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Maxi Dress

When I was a little girl, I was fascinated by the clothing that my mother wore, especially the clothes that featured sheer panels and fabrics. Every one of these pieces was lined. The clothes that were lined with nude fabrics gave the illusion that she wore nothing at all underneath. For example, there was a one piece black crochet bathing suit that my mother wore to the beach all the time. It was lined with a nude fabric. It was funny to see people do double-takes, obviously expecting to see more as it appeared to be see-through.
The maxi dress I'm wearing in this post has sheer black crochet that reminded me of my mother's bathing suit. I bought this maxi dress because I can dress it up or down, and wear it in any season.
In the photos below, I was hanging out with my sister in Sydney, a little cooler than Brisbane, so I put a leather jacket on. In the photo above, I wore heels because the dress is so long, but in the photos below I'm wearing boots, so that I can show the versatility of this maxi dress.
My hair was easy. I took my hair tie out and shook my head. This is my natural hair - loose, wavy and messy. Kind of like my mum's beach hair when she wore her black crochet one piece.


Karen Walker Sunglasses
The Giving Keys Necklace

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Dark Stripes

I bought this black stripe top in the middle of our Australian winter. The plan was to wear it with jeans or skinny pants and a blazer or jacket. Well, I did wear it to a meeting with blue skinny jeans and a black blazer with a pair of black flats. I also thought it would make a fabulous investment piece for spring/summer. I planned to wear it with shorts or skirts with something underneath so that you can't see my underwear.

I also bought these black quilted shorts around the same time that I bought this stripe top and figured I'd style them into an outfit. For this post, I wore the top with only a bra underneath so that I could show the striking detail of the sheer stripes, however when wearing this outfit out and about, I prefer to wear a black singlet underneath.

The accessories I'm wearing are my current favorites - the cut out boots, Spektre sunglasses, The Giving Keys necklace, and the Puzzle Jewellery rings. The bag is new, I bought it a few weeks ago and I adore the holographic details peeking out of the white.

The next time I wear this black stripe top, I'm thinking of wearing it over a singlet and tucked into a skirt. Or perhaps I'll wear it with something high-waisted. Decisions, decisions...

The Giving Keys necklace
White Bag from NastyGal