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- 07/25/17--00:52: 5 Unusual Ways To Find Style Inspiration
- 08/02/17--04:48: Luxe Love: Alice McCall
- 08/08/17--02:19: The Baker Boy Hat: Why You Need One
- 08/15/17--05:04: 10 Gucci Slogan T-Shirt Dupes For Under $60
- 08/18/17--03:56: The $150 Outfit Challenge With TK Maxx
- Pick a rack and find your size! The categories are split into sizes, making it easier for you to find that perfect piece.
- If you love it, grab it! Everything available is on the floor and there is no backroom stock. Please note: trolleys/baskets/running around like a loon with 10 items hanging from your arm is totally acceptable.
- Try it on! If you never try, you’ll never know…
- If styling a whole outfit, start with one piece and carry around the store with you to put together a cohesive look.
- 08/21/17--22:17: How To Wear Retro Floral Prints
- 08/24/17--18:27: Australian Designer Deals You NEED- catch.com.au
- 08/29/17--02:00: Cheap Date Night Ideas ft. UberEATS
- 09/05/17--02:54: How To Wear A Boho Maxi Dress For A Beach Holiday
- 09/13/17--05:02: The Wrap Blouse Trend: Your Ultimate Guide
- 09/22/17--04:26: 5 Ways To Transform A Boho Dress For Evening
- 09/26/17--05:31: Cat Eyes & Basket Bags ft. Sunglasses Giveaway
- 10/03/17--04:58: Melbourne Travel Diary
- 10/10/17--03:59: The Great Ocean Road In One Day: Bay of Islands- 12 Apostles
- 10/17/17--22:36: How To Wear Velvet (Without Looking Like A Bad 90s Throwback)
- 10/25/17--00:04: 16 Sizzling Hot Red Outfits To Slay In
- 11/01/17--02:13: Frills in The Frankland Islands
- 11/06/17--22:38: A Baker Boy Hat For The Aussie Summer? Yes-sir-ree!
If you feel like you've exhausted all known methods of searching for style inspiration, it's time to turn to these cheeky style inspiration sources!
Here's 5 unusual ways to find style inspiration...
1. In Nature
"Oh god... here she goes with her dippy hippy cuffuffle", I hear you murmur. But before you go ahead and press that 'x' on this page, what is about to follow contains no cliches of 'feeling like the wind' or 'being at one with the ocean'. **Gags**
Everything is based on nature and just stepping outside can give you inspiration in terms of colours, textures, patterns and layers.
Walk through that forest, examine that impressive architecture in your city... you might just find some inspiration that will make you view the contents of your closet in a whole new light!
2. In Old Movies
Remember in the 00's when we found our style inspiration in Lauren Conrad's 'The Hill's' Closet? Or when Reese Witherspoon totally made us want to don a pink suit a la Legally Blonde?
With the rise of social media and a growing online presence of style icons, TV and movies just aren't cutting it when it comes to style inspiration.
Have a retro movie night and enjoy old classics such as 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' or 'Clueless'. These are just two of the thousands of movies that could give you that little bit of style inspiration that you really need.
3. The Elderly
Forget Gigi and Alexa, some of the best style icons are old enough to be our grandparents. Iris Apfel, Karl Lagerfeld.... need I say more?
Although the old lady next door may not exactly be rocking Iris's funky glasses, she may know a thing or too about those tailored 1950s jackets that you never got to experience.
I adored looking at my Nana's old photos from when she was in her 20s. She made a trench coat out of animal feed bags during World War 2 and she rocked it!
Travel is one of the most inspiring things you can do in so many elements of life, style included.
With so many cultures in the world, each with unique traditional ways of dressing, as cheesy as it sounds, the world is practically a runway.
My love of chunky bohemian jewellery stems from my travels through South-East Asia. My love of surf wear and effortless denim was born during my Summer working at Catalina Island, California.
If you can't afford to travel yourself, travel magazines and travel websites are another great source of style inspiration.
5. Classic Literature
Jumpsuit: Old (Similar)
If there's one 'it' item on the street style scene right now, it's the Gucci slogan t-shirt. It has taken over our Instagram feeds, featured in numerous glossy mags and dwells on every it girls wardrobe.
But before you go ahead and add that t-shirt to your wardrobe, I'll warn you that the cute Gucci slogan tee will set you back $450.
**Hairs on back of neck firmly raised**
Don't sweat it! I've searched high and low for the Gucci slogan t-shirt lookalikes that will give you that designer look for less.
Here's 10 Gucci slogan t-shirt lookalikes for under $60 AUD
Cos we all can't afford $450 for a bloody t-shirt...
Disclaimer: this post is not meant to de-fame or mock anyone that does have the real shirt. As a matter of fact, I can raise my hands to the sky and say I'm jealous.
If you can afford the coveted Gucci slogan tee, be my guest! If I could afford it, there would be one firmly sat in the front of my wardrobe as we speak.
But this post goes out to all my fashion homies that can't afford the real deal.
Without further waffling, here's the Gucci slogan tee lookalikes that start at just $20!
1. Princess Polly, $59.95 AUD/ $47 USD
2. Topshop, $38 AUD/ $30 USD
3. Topshop, $26 AUD/ $21 USD
4. Verge Girl, $53 AUD/ $42 USD
5. Miss Pap, $21 AUD/ $16 USD
6. Topshop, $30 AUD/ $25 USD
7. Beginning Boutique, $59.95 AUD/ $47 USD
8. Showpo, $49.95 AUD/ $38.95 USD
9. Topshop, $30 AUD/ $23 USD
10. Miss Pap, $25.99/$20 USD
The Treasure Hunt Challenge
If you followed along on TK Maxx Australia’s Instagram, you would have seen me rummaging through an abundance of clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories on their Instagram stories.
- When the indecisive shopping addict tries on the whole store.
The Outfit: Dressing For A Winter Break In The Tropics
Dress, basket bag, hat, sandals and sunglasses: All from TK Maxx* Total cost: $139
1. Add Ankle Boots
3. Short Dresses= Less Dowdy
4. Straddle The Line Between Loose and Fitted
5. Use Accessories To Bring Out A Secondary Colour
Will all the ladies constantly hunting for the best designer deals raise your hand.
As a matter of fact, If I had a dollar for every night I browsed online stores, I'd be rolling in it.
There's nothing better than relaxing and indulging in a little online retail therapy and today I'm gonna let you in on a little one of my secrets: catch.com.au
Offering endless Australian designer deals on everything from clutch purses, to must-have jeans, I suggest that you add Catch to your bookmarks tab pronto.
Read on for the designer deals that you NEED to take advantage of ASAP...
Daniel Wellington Watches
My watch collection is always growing, but there's something so classic and understated about Daniel Wellington.
Since the watch brand first entered the fashion scene, it has taken over our Instagram feeds, been spotted in our fave celebs
My Daniel Wellington Classy St Mawes watch is perfect for everyday wear.
With Summer just around the corner (bet you are counting down the days), a new pair of sunnies is most certainly on the cards.
I honestly believe that it's worth investing in high quality sunglasses and catch offers a number of amazing brands at discounted prices, including Quay, Ray-Ban and Prada.
You owe it to your eyes! Plus, who wants wrinkles from squinting?
Every girl needs a pair ofRay-Ban aviators this Summer!
Forget diamonds, handbags are a girls best friend! Whether you have literal heart eyes for a bucket bag, or are looking for that everyday companion, Catch has a range of designer handbags at ridiculously low prices.
My fave? This classic Michael Kors crossbody. **Adds to cart**
Rebecca Minkoff handbags are stylish, on-trend and affordable. Mine is literally my most-used item in my entire wardrobe.
* This post is sponsored by catch.com.au and is supported by Shopping Links
If date night ideas were a dictionary, I would have gone from A-Z twice in my long term relationship. Luckily, some of the best date night ideas don't have to break the bank!
Today I let you in on some of my favorite cheap date night ideas. From UberEATS al fresco style, to local music, read on for the cheap date night ideas that your other half will love....
1. Eat Out At Home
2. A Home Spa
Cheers to that!
3. A Board Games Night
4. Explore the Local Live Music Scene
6. UberEATS Al Fresco
To have your own home date night, order the UberEATS app and order away!
Heading on a beach holiday? Make sure you have a boho maxi dress (or three) packed in your suitcase.
Versatile, comfy and cuter than a blue-eyed husky puppy (well...almost), a boho maxi dress is pretty much my ultimate wardrobe staple for my Tropical Australian lifestyle.
As Australia moves into Summer and those in the Northern Hemisphere start planning beach escapes to tropical climes, I share my stunning Hale Bob*printed maxi dress.
Ladies prepare your hallelujah choruses, I may have just found my new fave boho maxi dress....
Sunglasses: Tory Burch
Clutch: Colette Hayman
Photos taken at Palm Cove, Tropical North Queensland
Anyone who has been reading The Daily Luxe for a while will know that I have enough bohemian clothes to cater for half of the audience at Coachella. However, the stunning bohemian print on this Hale Bob Aria Maxi Dress * made my heart leap from my chest Looney Toons style.
This beautiful boho maxi dress is made of ranyon, which makes it cool and comfy in the tropical heat. Jake asked me how I walk in maxi dresses without falling flat on my face (gotta love men) and I explained to him that the cute slit detail on the front of this maxi dress makes it a total breeze.
What makes this bohemian maxi really stand out is that stunning mixed print. Panels of white floral-dotted fabric pop from the main blue and beige print in a way that really enhances and flatters the female figure. With prints like this, it's no surprise that Hale Bob's pieces are popular with the likes of Heidi Klum and Halle Berry.
To rock a boho maxi dress for a beach holiday, I recommend pairing with cute pom pom sandals that bring out some of the lesser occurring hues in the print.
Although a plain clutch bag may be a safer option, I went a little bonkers and added a printed clutch. For a fail-safe, on-trend look, I recommend adding this seasons must-have bag into the equation: the basket bag.
I wore this dress for a casual lunch date with the other half at Palm Cove. Me being the piggy I am, suggested getting Mexican food, only to become an eye-watering mess at how darn spicy my nachos were.
Note to self: tell waitress that I cannot handle spice.
Luckily, I cooled down with a yummy gelato and spent the rest of the afternoon prancing around feeling like a total boho queen in this dreamy creation.
Dear Aria dress, you are sincerely invited on many beach dates and tropical getaways with me and the other half. Plus, you have the same name as characters off two of my fave shows, "Game of Thrones" and "Pretty Little Liars", so I think it's fate ;)
I'm all tied up in this seasons wrap blouse trend!
Although the tie around top was previously associated with grannies, dated 70s trends and those with a DVF fetish, the new take on the wrap blouse is chic, feminine and flattering for all body types.
Read on for the wrap blouses that have me wrapped around this trends metaphorical manicured finger, and how you can rock them!
The Ruffled Wrap BlouseWhen Little Miss Moffat met Debbie Harry and went to New York Fashion Week....
Ladies, I have a confession to make: this Zaful wrap blouse, is actually supposed to be a dress. Mind blown.
Although I may be 5ft 7, this 'dress' would fail to live up to its genre on anyone over 5ft. Although I was disappointed that this piece wasn't a dead ringer for the stunning Realisation Par star print dress, I'm still loving it as a wrap blouse.
In some sort of New-York fashion week-inspired daze (oh to have a Portkey to NYC)..., I teamed it with my trusty ripped boyfriend jeans, heeled loafers and baker boy hat. As for the sunglasses, Jake refers to them as my 'mad scientist' glasses but I think that they are giving all the right retro vibes.
If you are looking to fake a slimmer waist, the wrap blouse trend was made for you! This baby pulls you in in all the right places and even gives your...ahem..tatas a cheeky lift.
Those pear shaped ladies who wish to enhance their bust and balance out their figure should opt for a piece with ruffled edges.
As for me, this star print wrap blouse has the cutest modern nautical and Americana vibes. I adore the way the ruffles enhance my bust and balance out my bottom heavy figure.
Cheers to a long term love affair between the wrap top and my wardrobe!
From left: H & M ($50), The Iconic ($59.95), Topshop ($59.50)
The Statement Sleeve Wrap Blouse
From big fat voluminous sleeves, to off-the shoulder and dotted with bows, this seasons wrap blouse trend lives by the mantra: "the bigger, the better".
Above: The gingham off-shoulder wrap top I wore to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia that every fashion blogger seems to have acquired!
The Crop Wrap Blouse
The Sheer Wrap Blouse
Rock two trends in one by opting for a sheer wrap blouse. Extra points for embroidery or embellished details; the more trends the merrier!
The One Shoulder Wrap Top
(Photo source: the-atlantic-pacific.com)
From left: J.O.A ($85.85), Nordstrom ($146), J USA ($77),
Well... that's a wrap (sorry, had to) for this post, go grab yourself a wrap top!
Ahhh.. the printed boho dress.. although it may scream 'resort', 'beach' and 'festival', there's more versatility to this garment than meets the eye.
With a few key styling tweaks your boho dress can be totally appropriate for evening wear! And, let's be real, boho pieces, like this Hale Bob* printed boho maxi, are waaay too pretty to not be seen when the sun goes down.
Read on for 5 ways to transform a boho dress for evening...
1. Add An Embellished ClutchMinimalists may be screaming as I say this, but an embellished clutch and a punchy boho print dress are a match made in heaven.
A metallic, jewel or beaded clutch immediately transforms your boho dress for the evening. Opt for a gold or silver piece and match with jewellery to keep it streamlined.
2. Opt For Chunky Boho JewellerySpeak of the devil, go for big, bold and boho. A boho dress is loud and proud, so you need jewellery that will compliment the vibe, without getting lost in a sea of paisley and florals.
My number one tip is to choose a necklace that sits above the neckline of your boho dress. Too much overlap can lookmessier than naughties hair extensions.
3. Dress It Up With Nude HeelsThe best things come nude, heels included (hahaha). A nude heel with lengthen your legs, without taking the attention away from all that boho goodness up above.
4. Add A Dark LipNot heading home between beach and bar? Enter the dark lip! This vampy hue is all it takes to transform your boho dress from sunshine-drenched days to Summer nights.
Message for your overflowing holiday luggage: you're welcome.
5. Remember, More is More!Unlike a little white dress, or a statement lace piece, when it comes to a boho dress, more is more! Bohemian by nature is crazy, out-there and accessory-laden, so don't be shy to pile on that extra bangle, rock a giant tassel earring or add a septum ring.
In the words of Michael Jackson: "Don't stop til you get enough".
Shop Basket Bags
I've teamed up with LMNT Eyewear to giveaway a pair of majorly gorgeous designer sunglasses!
Whether you're a Southern Hemisphere-er heading into Fall or a Northern-hemisphere honey wanting to carry on these Summer vibes, there's a pair for everyone!
This giveaway is open internationally and will close on the 3rd of October 11PM AEST.
Enter on my Instagram post below:
GIVEAWAY!! I'm giving one of my followers a stunning pair of designer sunglasses 😎 To enter: 1. Follow me @thedailyluxe & @lmnteyewear 2. Like this photo 3. Tag 2 friends who would love to win as well in the comments Ends on 03/10/17 at 11PM AEST. Competition is open worldwide! Good luck 💙💙 #MYLMNT #visiondirectau
Melbourne has been on my bucket list since before I emigrated to Australia, so Jake and I decided to pay this iconic Aussie city a visit.
A foodie and art lovers haven, Melbourne has left me craving another visit full of Australia's best pasta, endless shopping and close-by natural wonders.
From our luxurious high rise apartment, to the Dior Exhibition, to wild penguins, here's the best bits that Melbourne has to offer...
Where To Stay: Platinum City Serviced Apartments
High up in the sweeping city views lies Platinum City Serviced Apartments. Located in the hub of Melbourne's CBD, this cute and stylish apartment complex was our home during our four day stay in the City.
We were lucky enough to stay on the 32nd floor, which came equipped with sweeping city views that spanned to the ocean on the horizon.
After I'd grown a pair and got over my slight vertigo, the apartments large window became the perfect place to enjoy breakfast.
At night time, the window transformed into a twinkling array of fairy-light dotted skyscrapers and was the perfect backdrop for a glass of red wine and a cheese platter.
The best thing about Platinum City apartments in the central location. The apartments are situated in La Trobe Tower, which is smack bang in the middle of the CBD, making it the perfect basis from which to explore this bustling city.
Fashionistas: this hotel is a quick 5 minute walk from Melbourne Central, one of the cities largest shopping centres. I could even see H & M from the balcony (temptation much?)
The apartment had all the amenities needed for a luxurious city stay. A comfortable bed, rainwater shower and fully equipped kitchen.
Confession: we did not actually cook in the kitchen. Melbourne restaurants are just too darn tempting!
It even had an espresso machine! Platinum City Apartments: you know the way to a girl's heart!
Melbourne CityWith a jam-packed three day schedule, Jake and I only had one day to explore the city itself. Believe me when I say that one day is no where near enough. Also believe me, when I say that I almost caught hypothermia it was so cold. Sorry Mum and Dad... I'm the worst British person ever!
The House of Dior ExhibitionLadies, get ready to drool! I went to see The House of Dior Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria and it was like an embellished heart eye emoji on steroids.
There's stunning vintage pieces from 1947, the latest 2017 pieces and everything on that beautiful timeline in between.
The exhibition explores the story of the iconic design house through time and features the iconic pieces by the seven designers who have made Dior the influential design house it is today.
Filled to the brim with breathtaking couture gowns, I was so blown away by the pieces that I literally almost cried.
Penguins at St Kilda PierTalking to locals can result in fantastic travel experiences! The man working at the car rental service told us that St Kilda Pier is home to a colony of fairy penguins. Being the nature-lovers we are, we flocked to this seaside spot to watch the wild birds emerge from the ocean and waddle across the rocky shore to their nests.
Phillip IslandAs we had rented a car, we decided to explore some of Victoria's most beautiful nature destinations. First stop: Phillip Island, a beach-fringed wonder just 90 minutes from Melbourne.
We jumped aboard a seal watching cruise, which took us to seal rock, 2kms off the coastline. The rock is home to a huge colony of over 5,000 seals. Mind blown.
It stank of rotting fish, but seeing the adorable seals leaping in and out of the water was totally worth it.
Our trip to Phillip Island was short and sweet, as we raced back to Melbourne to see a Broadway production of Aladdin. It was totally worth it and ended up being one of the highlights of our trip. Side note: the magic carpet actually flew!
Our next adventure was to the famous Great Ocean Road and believe me when I say that it's one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen Down Under!
As a matter of fact, it's so gorgeous that it deserves it's own post, so stay tuned!
Having spent a stunning few days traveling Melbourne and Victoria, Jake and I decided to spend our last day road-tripping it down to the iconic Great Ocean Road.
As we only had one day, we focused solely on The Shipwreck Coast area around Port Campbell. Get ready for rugged rock carvings and crashing oceans, here's The Great Ocean Road in one day...
How To Visit The Great Ocean Road In One DayAlthough it's pretty much impossible to drive the entire 243km of The Great Ocean Road in one day, it's possible to see all of the stunning rock formations of 'The Shipwreck Coast' around Peterborough and Port Campbell.
As Jake and I drove to The Great Ocean Road from Melbourne, we started the day from the Bay of Islands near Peterborough and worked backwards towards the Twelve Apostles. As self-confessed nature junkies, we were blown away by the sheer beauty of The Twelve Apostles & London Bridge, as well as smaller wonders such as The Grotto and The Arch.
A full day is plenty of time to stop at all the stunning coastal formations of The Shipwreck Coast, so if you're looking to see the Great Ocean Road in one day, here's the route I recommend:
1. Bay of Islands
2. Bay of Martyrs
3. The Grotto
4. London Bridge
5. The Arch
6. Loch Ard Gorge
7. The Twelve Apostles- Lookout
8. The Twelve Apostles- Gibson Steps
Bay of Islands
Located just west of Peterborough, The Bay of Island sees rugged limestone stacks towering above the Southern Ocean.
The layers of the rocks and the variety of colour and texture along the coastline makes this natural wonder a must-see!
Bay of Martyrs
Two minutes down the road from The Bay of Islands lies the stunning Bay of Martyrs, a beautiful beach from which to admire the rock formations.
Jake and I had this entire beach to ourselves, making it a fantastic contrast to the bustling and busy tourist hubs of The Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.
A serene blue pool fills this formation and looks almost photo-shopped against the crashing ocean waves in the backdrop. And you guys know that I have a thing for blue water!
Fun fact: The Grotto was formed by sinkholes in the limestone cliff.
As a British girl, I couldn't help but giggle when I saw 'London Bridge' pop up on a sign post.
This giant arch has colours and textures so detailed, that you can't help but imagine Mother Nature sitting there with a palette of watercolours and a paint brush.
London Bridge isn't particularly a bridge formation anymore, as the strip of rock that attached the arch to the main land fell in 1990. Apparently there were two people stranded on top of the arch as it fell. Scary.
The Arch is literally five minutes away from both London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge, making it another natural wonder well worth seeing!
This formation is best seen during rough seas, as the waves crash in and around the arch.
Loch Ard GorgeIt's incredible when a single place is so detailed and stunning that you could spend hours upon hours there. That was certainly the case with Loch Ard Gorge.
This dreamy gorge has many short walks around it allowing you to gaze out to the ocean at the Gorge's natural formations.
Having stalked Instagram and good old Google before our trip, Loch Ard Gorge was the spot that we were most excited about seeing. It's safe to say that we left with literal heart eyes.
The gorge itself is a beach nestled in a narrow passageway between cantaloupe-hued sweeping cliffs. From the clear, sparkling ocean, to the details of the rock layers, Loch Ard Gorge is packed with natural beauty.
You can access the beach down a short walkway from the Loch Ard Gorge lookout point.
The Thunder Cave
The Thunder Cave gets its name literally! When the waves crash into the depths of this cave, it sounds like thunder.
The 12 Apostles
The Twelve Apostles are truly magnificent and the view points accessed from the visitor information centre offers sweeping views across these grand rock stacks.
Eight Apostles are left standing, with the most ninth stack meeting its briny fall in 2005.
Although The 12 Apostles is undeniably beautiful, I wasn't a fan of how crowded and touristy it was. Bitumen paths and buses upon buses of tourists made it seem too much like a run of the mill photo spot.
My advice is to make sure you have time to visit some of the lesser-known spots, such as The Grotto or Bay of Islands to be fully swept away in the areas natural beauty.
The 12 Apostles- Gibson Steps
1. If In Doubt, Go For Velvet Embellishments
2. Opt For Modern Cuts
3. Add An 'It Piece'
4. Velvet Shoes Are Always A Great Idea
5. Keep Colours Simple
6. Tone It Down With Natural Fibres
7. Go For Boho
8. Know Your Body Type
As a bottom heavy pear shape, I love the way that this velvet maxi dress hugs my slim waist and is looser around my hips and thighs.
9. Find Pieces That Are 'You'
As a matter of fact, psychologists have proven that this saucy hue can increase sexiness, confidence and power. Boom!
Red Outfits For Summer
Transseasonal Red Outfits
Now someone get me some sort of marching band drum!
Autumn/Winter Red OutfitsJust looking at these cosy red outfits is enough to make me sweat the River Nile in my tropical climate! However, these Autumn and Winter-appropriate red outfits will keep my Northern Hemisphere hotties looking....erm... hot!
Have I convinced you that hot pink and scarlet are the best combo ever yet?
This red sweatshirt and pants is given a saucy 60s edge with velvet pink boots.
Florals for Spring may not be groundbreaking, but Winter florals are something else!
Team an oversized floral red jumper with slim fit jeans and red heels and get longer legs without freezing your butt off.
Ohh-la-la: a red beret and classic British trench make this red outfit an eclectic mix of European trends.
Flared ruffle pants and a tie pinstripe top mean that this look is ticking at least four trend boxes!
These slouchy stripes will inject an air of the French Riviera into your gloomy Autumn days.
Swap the tee with a tight-fitting jumper for an extra warmth boost.
Red knits may make you think of Santa and egg nog, but this outfit above proves they can look amazing all Autumn and Winter long.
Add a wide-brim hat for something a little bit different. Bobble hats are far too predicatable.
Paradise-dreamers: get ready! Today I'm bringing you a frilly Summer look from the Tropical North Queensland utopia of The Frankland Islands.
Get ready for some Summer frills and island thrills...
Frills (n): "a trimming, as a strip of cloth or lace, gathered at one edge and left loose at the other; ruffle"
Thrills (v): "to affect one with a wave of emotion or excitement."
Although I've lived in Cairns for almost five years, I'm still finding new paradise treasures to feast my eyes on and feed my adventurous side.
The Frankland Islands area group of pristine tropical islands in the middle of the Great Barrier reef just south of Cairns. With white sand beaches, crystal turquoise oceans and a surrounding reef buzzing with an abundance of wildlife, this place was like walking into a tropical postcard.
Donning my fave nautical-style pieces and armed with some of my fave girlfriends, I snorkeled the reef, enjoyed the serene beaches and completely indulged myself in this tropical paradise.
TOP: Bardot SKIRT: Sportsgirl SUNGLASSES: LMNT Eyewear* (here) HAT: TK Maxx* SANDALS: TK MAXX*
SCALLOP EDGE BIKINI: Boohoo (here)
Drone shot by my gorgeous friend Krystal of Le Gypsy.
Let's be frank, I've worn this baker boy hat so many times on both my blog and Instagram that it practically deserves its own theme tune.
As a matter of fact, this $30 shaped piece of felt has been worn more times than all the expensive dresses in my wardrobe combined.
The baker boy hat is a fail-safe way to add thatje ne sais quoito any outfit and nail off-duty French girl chic.
Today I'm sharing with you another way I've styled up my baker boy hat for the Australian Summer.
I teamed this must-have accessory with this Riders by Lee* denim skirt. With a subtle green stripe down the side and an effortless raw hem, this baby is gonna be on repeat this Summer!
As for this top, I bought it from ASOS about 7 years ago and just found it when I was foraging in the dusty depths of my closet. The subtle ruffle details make it a wonderful trend piece for the Aussie Summer and the print is so adorable.
If I haven't persuaded you that I am
Also, shout out to my dog Nala for making these shot 500% more adorable.