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- 03/06/17--22:04: _My Boho Beach Style...
- 03/14/17--05:35: _Blush Creations & P...
- 03/21/17--04:44: _DIY Fringe Hem Jean...
- 03/28/17--05:19: _Personal Style: Don...
- 04/04/17--04:25: _Mauve: The Colour T...
- 04/11/17--04:38: _5 Ways To Style The...
- 04/18/17--04:24: _How To Take Perfect...
- 04/25/17--06:33: _Autumn/ Winter 2018...
- 05/02/17--02:16: _Where Is Your Dream...
- 05/05/17--02:37: _5 Ways To Get Desig...
- 05/11/17--22:27: _3 Layered Outfits T...
- 05/20/17--04:37: _MBFWA Resort 18 Sho...
- 05/25/17--21:27: _My Fashion Week Str...
- 05/29/17--18:21: _The Urban Newtown: ...
- 06/07/17--04:16: _My MBFWA Street Sty...
- 06/13/17--05:53: _Beach Beauty Dos & ...
- 06/20/17--04:15: _10 Adorable Gingham...
- 07/06/17--22:32: _The Ankle Boots Tre...
- 07/10/17--23:00: _Beach to Bar Style ...
- 07/19/17--04:49: _How To Wear Culotte...
- 03/06/17--22:04: My Boho Beach Style ft. Boohoo
- 03/14/17--05:35: Blush Creations & Positive Affirmations ft. Oliver Bilou Giveaway
- I am the architect of my life; I build its foundation and choose its contents.
- I choose to radiate love, joy & gratitude today. I know life is too short to dwell on negativity. I walk in the light!
- I release my need to compare myself to others. I judge myself by my own standards of success. I am ENOUGH just as I am.
- The answer is right before me, even if I am not seeing it yet.
- I can tap into a wellspring of inner happiness anytime I wish.
- 03/21/17--04:44: DIY Fringe Hem Jeans & Embroidered Loafers
- Grab your scissors and simply cut off the hems on the bottom of the jeans.
- Cut the front half of the jeans approximately one inch smaller than the back. (See A)
- Grab the front layer of your jeans and place the bottom inch of denim inside down on the cheese grater and grate downwards in one direction. (See B)
- Keep going until you have distressed the bottom inch of the jeans.
- Pull out the horizontal wefts to create fringes.
- Repeat on the back layer of the denim.
- Repeat on the other leg.
- 03/28/17--05:19: Personal Style: Don't Get Caught In The Stereotype Trap
- 04/04/17--04:25: Mauve: The Colour Trend To Watch
- 04/11/17--04:38: 5 Ways To Style The One Shoulder Trend
- 04/18/17--04:24: How To Take Perfect Instagram Travel Shots
- 04/25/17--06:33: Autumn/ Winter 2018 Trends To Invest In NOW
- 05/02/17--02:16: Where Is Your Dream Place? My Far North Queensland Secret Spots
- A large knitted picnic blankets or throw.
- A dream catcher (for Instagram photo opps, obviously)
- Ettitude bamboo lyocell sheets- Mare Duvet Cover set*
- A flask of hot coffee
- Your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/dog/whoever you choose to enjoy it with.
- Boho printed cushions.
- Go creek exploring and follow rain forest streams towards the mountains. Be careful though, only do this when it's shallow!
- After heavy rain, drive along mountain-dotted roads to see if you can spot any waterfalls.
- Ask a local. They aren't always going to tell you though!
- Its environmentally friendly. It requires a tenth of the water it takes to make cotton sheets, plus there's no chemicals involved.
- It's good for your skin and hair. Bamboo lyocell smooths hair and keeps your locks tangle free.
- It's hypoallergenic and is great for sensitive skin, acne-prone skin, eczema and psoriasis.
- It inhibits bacterial growth. Yes: really!
- It's thermoregulating.
- It's oh-so-breathtable. Because who wants to wake up looking like a sweaty mess?
- 05/05/17--02:37: 5 Ways To Get Designer Clothes For Less
- 05/11/17--22:27: 3 Layered Outfits That Are Effortlessly Stylish
- 05/20/17--04:37: MBFWA Resort 18 Shows: Sydney Fashion Week From The Frow
- 05/25/17--21:27: My Fashion Week Street Style: Day 1
- 05/29/17--18:21: The Urban Newtown: My Fashion Week Home
- 06/07/17--04:16: My MBFWA Street Style Diary
- The Urban Newtown: My Fashion Week Home
- My Fashion Week Street Style: Day 1
- MBFWA 18 Resort Shows: Sydney Fashion Week From The Frow
- 06/13/17--05:53: Beach Beauty Dos & Don'ts
- 06/20/17--04:15: 10 Adorable Gingham Outfit Ideas To Copy
- 07/06/17--22:32: The Ankle Boots Trend: 4 Pairs You NEED
- 07/10/17--23:00: Beach to Bar Style ft. Bussola
- 07/19/17--04:49: How To Wear Culottes For Every Occasion
Blush styles and positive affirmations have one thing in common: they make you feel a little bit warm and tingly inside.
It a world full of, let's be honest, freaking scary stuff, it can be all to easy to lose yourself in a sea of worries, rather than living in the moment.
Today, I'm taking advice from my Oliver Bilou* handbag:
Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.
Read on for my transitional blush outfit, which is topped off perfectly with my new statement handbag. Plus, I'm giving away two of these handbags to you! (Yes you!)
When blush first started to make an appearance on the fashion circuit, I wasn't quite convinced. However, I just hadn't considered exactly how I would style it.
This pastel look has honestly made me fall in love with blush. As the floral dress is the epitome of girly girl, I felt like I needed something just that little bit edgy to tone it down.
Enter the Oliver Bilou Vivian bag; a cute and quirky, statement handbag in a stunning lilac-gray tone. With a quirky plaited detail and unusual shape, this bag is literally that perfect finishing quirk to add to any luck.
After getting so many compliments on my rose gold and black Mia bag, I couldn't wait to take this one out for a spin. Best of all, it actually fits my DSLR camera in it. Yep: goodbye stylish, standard black canvas bag and hello Vivian!I choose to radiate love, joy & gratitude today. I know life is too short to dwell on negativity. I walk in the light!
I'm a firm believer that handbags can increase happiness; hey, that's what Chanel bags are for, right? This Oliver Bilou bag takes the sheer joy of handbags to a new level.
When you open up this dreamy, grey bag, you are met by a positive affirmation that instantly uplifts you:
Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.
With each bag containing a different message to help you smile and feel confident, I thought I'd share some of my favorite positive affirmations.
5 Positive Affirmations To Instantly Make Your Day BetterPack away that tiny violin and replace it with a big fat smile! Here's some inspirational positive affirmations to help you kick butt and envision your dreams.
Win A Luxury Handbag For You and Your BestieI absolutely adore my Oliver Bilou Besties, so I've teamed up with the brand to giveaway a handbag to one lucky reader and their bestie!
To enter, simply head over to my Instagram and enter on this post:
Good luck! And may the best chica win!
DIY Fringe Hem Jeans Tutorial
Personal style stereotypes, we've all heard of them. From the perfectly polished babe who only wears body-con and cleavage flashers, to the bearded hipster who laughs in the name of anything that isn't vintage.
Rather than concentrate on fitting into some sort of group, personal style is all about being you.
Being a blogger, I know all how hard it is to not fall into this 'branded' image of yourself. Since we were little girls, we have been trying to force ourselves into a mold; trying to figure out whether we were Baby Spice or Sporty Spice.
Why not be both?
Today, I'm going to discuss what it means to have an eclectic personal style and give you some of my top tips on how to avoid the style stereotype funnel.
This post was inspired by something odd. On several posts where I haven't worn bright colours or prints, such as this minimalist look, I have found myself apologizing.
Sure, I love my prints, as a matter of fact, in a previous on personal style, I literally labelled myself as having 'bohemian style'.
Although strong colours, prints textures and beach vibes continue to dominate my wardrobe, as I get older, I do enjoy a more minimalist look too. I found myself laughing at how ridiculous that was and that I'd somehow transcended this 'branded image' of myself I'd created.
Sure, fashion is great if you have something to identify with, but it's all about being comfortable in your own skin. Long story short: don't let your own self-categorizations define you.
My Personal Style TipsAvoid the style stereotype trap with a few personal style tips...
Wear What You LoveWho cares if you don't 'identify' as a rock chick. If that ACDC tee calls your name, you rock it! Don't be afraid to mix up different styles to give pieces your own twist. Band tees and pencil skirts can be surprisingly sexy together!
Take RisksJust because you always wear monochrome doesn't mean you have to resist that oh-so-pretty coral top. Take yourself out of your comfort zone and have fun with fashion, it is a form of art after all.
Note to self: use this as an excuse when shopping!
JuxtaposeAlthough your top may scream 'Woodstock', matching it with something completely contrasting, such as a blazer is what makes an outfit interesting.
When considering your personal style, don't stick to one 'category', just put together pieces you truly love and that's when the magic happens!
AccessorizeStatement jewellery can make any outfit instantly more unique. Whether you're a fan of statement earrings, or you feel lost without that dainty pendant, find jewellery that reflects you as a person and work it into your personal style.
Mauve seems to be making waves in the fashion spectrum. A sweet, feminine hue, with a dark edge, I can firmly get out my weatherman hat and forecast that mauve will be the new blush.
Today I make a mauve in this boho printed mini dress and ankle boots combo.
As I hold up two red dresses to myself in front of the mirror, I hear a stifled chuckle from my other half.. 'But my lipstick is more of crimson colour, so this scarlet dress would be a little bit clash-y', I ponder.
'Errr... aren't they both red?'. He questions. I shake my head, tut tut and carry on my dilemma.
Anyone whose other half/brother/dad/male friend has made a comment like this, raise your magenta flag.
Luckily for those with a keen eye, fashion can be far more than a primary school palette of primary, secondary and tertiary colours. As a matter of fact, boffins say that 'an uncountable number of colours exist' in the light frequency brackets that the human eye can perceive.
But before I get out my oversized lab coat and bore you all to tears with physics, let's flip it right back over into fashion.
Mauve is a colour that is often overlooked. A duskier, moodier Sister of girlish lilac, mauve is perfect for the feminine fashionista with the grungier edge.
With blush still the hue topping the colour trend charts, I could honestly place my bets on mauve being the next tint to knock it off its hot spot!
Due to it's mix of warm and cool undertones, mauve is surprisingly versatile for all skin and hair tones. Ladies with cooler skin tones should opt for mauve hues that sit on the more blue end of the spectrum. Those with skin with red or pinkish undertones should opt for more blush-toned mauve pieces.
The mauve colour trend is an absolute dream when it comes to styling. Mix it up with other 'neutral' hues, such as nude, beige and khaki. Or, if you're feeling brave, clash with textured navy pieces.
This boho printed Tobi dress* has made me think that mauve might actually be my long lost colour soul mate. I teamed it with neutral-hued pieces to let the print really do the talking.
Left to right: Keepsake Dress, Princess Polly Playsuit, Revolve Heels, Quay Sunglasses, Free People Tank
Are you on the mauve train with me?
Go For Monochrome
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3. Go Beyond & Explore
4. Find Your Niche
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The Autumn/Winter 2018 trends may seem miles away, but the faster you are in fashion, the more wear you get.
They say that three is a charm and in the case of these Autumn/Winter 2018 trends, it couldn't be clearer. The latest runway collections saw these trends appear for the second time, the first being during the Spring/Summer 2017 collections.
Since hitting the runway, these trends have already been picked up by the fash pack. The result? Enough inspo and a big enough wearability factor to rock now.
Here's the Autumn/Winter trends to invest in now. Buy now and wear for seasons to come...
EmbroideryThis seasons embroidery trend see's girly girls and edgy ladies alike donning embroidered details. From ditsy flowers, to retro pop art 'badges', a cheeky bit of embroidery is smack bag on my style radar.
It started off with Gucci, but judging by the Autumn/Winter 2018 trends, this arty farty detailing is here to stay! **Momentary hallelujah chorus**. So keep on grabbing that embroidery ladies, this trend is far too pretty to say no to!
Elie Saab, Shiatzy Chen, Alexander McQueen
The Spring/Summer 2017 fashion week runways were jam-packed with floral embroidery, from dainty and demure at Elie Saab, to loud street wear at Alexander McQueen.
Note to self: buy embroidered jeans & do squats to pull them off like this.
Guess who? **insert creepy winky face**. See another way I styled this embroidered shirt here.
These shoes look like they belong on the chic-est of pixies. This is hard evidence that velvet and embroidery make the most stunning of matches.
Marchesa, Alexander McQueen and Gucci
It seems like fashion's love affair with embroidered florals is set to continue all the way into 2018. Go for oriental prints like new season Gucci, or live the phrase 'everything is coming up roses' Marchesa style.
1. Missguided embroidered trainers, 2. Boohoo embroidered leather jacket, 3. ASOS embroidered bag, 4. Boohoo embroidered denim boots, 5. Missguided embroidered leather skirt, 6. ASOS embroidered jeans
Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Stella McCartney, YDE
Checkerboards had made their way out of Wonderland and appeared on cute pumps and undone evening dresses.
(Photo Source: vogue.es)
Ruffles, plaid and brogues? Someone has been doing their trend research! Triple threat alert.
Shop Check Prints
Carla Zampatti, Isabel Marant, Balmain
Silver hues were matched with slinky shapes at Carla Zampatti and Balmain for extra sex appeal. Isabel Marant cleverly turned metallics into Summer's must-have pool shoe.
Grey and silver are so unbelievably stunning together. Mix in extra textures to really play on this multi-tonal effect.
Sneakers and silver are like a sporty, little fashion alien that has made an impressive entrance.
Where is your dream place? If you could wake up anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
Today, I show you my favorite Far North Queensland secret spots that are an absolute dream to wake up in with my Ettitude Bamboo Lyocell sheets*.
Far North Queensland Dreamy Beach
Picture this: pastel sunrises on your own private, tropical beach.
Nope: these photos aren't extracted from some sort of dream I had (although dream screen shots would be cool), they are a blissful reality.
Although this Far North Queensland secret spot isn't exactly a secret, it's one that many people don't even consider visiting.
In between the stunning tourist beaches of Palm Cove and Port Douglas, lies several dreamy beaches just off the side of the Captain Cook Highway. These beaches are always almost empty, making them perfect for private picnics, sunset snuggles or living out your 'Survivor' fantasies. (Just don't forget to bring your torch).
'Secret' beaches are the best for sleepy sunrises or sleeping under the stars. After all, nothing is less relaxing than screaming children, buses full of tourists or fishermen.
It's just you, the waves and views of endless ocean...
My ingredients for the perfect Far North Queensland beach sunrise:
Far North Queensland Secret Waterfall
Sorry fellow wanderlusters, but I'm not going to provide you with a map to this secret Cairns waterfall and point you in the direction (permission to virtually slap me granted).
After I geotagged a location in the past, it went viral and turned into a tourist trap with litter, screaming children and concrete steps (eugh!) Goes to show that you never know who is going to stumble across your post...
This Far North Queensland secret waterfall is a stunning multiple tiered dream of nature in the middle of the rainforest.
Secret waterfalls are the perfect place to get lost and overindulge in nature. Jake and I spent hours at this secret spot daydreaming and watching the water.
My tips for finding hidden Far North Queensland waterfalls:
Sleep With Ettitude: Organic Bamboo sheetsThere's no point going to a dreamy location with crappy sheets! That's why I sleep with Ettitude. Don't worry, it's no where near as filthy as it sounds. **Insert winky face emoji**
Ettitude provides luxury bedding made from organic bamboo lyocell. My blue and white sheets are seriously softer than the lovechild of silk and clouds.
We spend over a third of our life in bed, so why not spend it on something that feels soft, luxurious and comfortable.
I use my Mare Duvet Cover Set* with a basic K-Mart fitted sheet underneath, and the difference is ridiculous. The K-Mart sheet feels hard, scratchy and sweaty. As a matter of fact, Jake and I want to purchase the bottom sheet from Ettitude, as they are the softest and comfiest sheets we have ever had.
You're probably thinking: bamboo, isn't that what panda's eat? But bamboo makes the most amazing bedding. Here's some of the benefits of Ettitude's 100% organic bamboo lyocell sheets:
Over to you: Where is your dream place to #SleepWithEttitude?
*This post is sponsored by Ettitude, however, all opinions and insights are my own. I like to keep it honest!
3. Sample Sales
Designer websites often have flash sales too and these can be a great way to bag designer deals at great prices.
4. Designer Outlet Stores
5. Rent Out Your Clothes & Use The Money To Buy New Ones
Closet Raid also allows everyday fashionistas to make money through designer pieces they already own. Find those designer garments, rent our your clothes and turn them into cash!
The site allows you to list anything that retails for $150 or more. So raid that closet, find those gems, upload your photos & rent out your clothes.
Once you have a cash flow going, use the money earned to buy brand new season pieces. Whilst you are not wearing these new pieces, rent them out. Best of all, you decide the rental costs, so if you want to charge extra for that new season clobber, go for it!
This is more than getting designer clothes for less, this is turning your wardrobe into a small treasure chest full of investments! Plus, you don't have to part with those beautiful designer pieces forever....
Some days, you just want to throw something on that looks like you didn't spend hours putting it together.
Shirt Dress Over Shorts
Ok, I have to admit, this one sort of came about by accident. I plucked this striped shirt dress from the dusty depths of my wardrobe, only to find that my butt had somehow outgrown it!
Instead of wailing at my ahem whale-ness, I left it open and threw on some shorts.
The result? Something effortlessly stylish that is perfect for cooler beach days or casual Summer looks. Layered outfits are great for between seasons.
Slip Dress Over T-Shirt
This is when layered outfits can make your wardrobe more versatile. Simply throw on the slip dress with a tee and Adidas sneakers and it looks effortless and casual.
Best of all, you can change how dressed up you want it to look by simply changing your top
Velvet Dress Over White Shirt
To make this velvet dress completely appropriate for both lunch and business meetings, I layered it over my off-shoulder white shirt.
MBFWA Resort 18: You have officially made me want to toss half on my wardrobe into kingdom come and go shopping for an abundance of new season pretties.
What do I have my eye on in particular? Ruptures of ruffles a la Alice McCall, a naughty-meets-nice Macgraw Victoriana blouse and that Steven Khalil wedding dress (Should he ever wish to put a ring on it).
As I sit tormented with post-Sydney Fashion Week flu (yes, that is a thing), I find myself realizing that the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Resort 18 shows are waaay more wearable than those in MBFWA 17. Hailing from Cairns, wearing some of the more... ahem..out there pieces approximately equate to walking down the street in a Ronald McDonald costume with a flashing idiot arrow constantly floating above my head.
However, the MBFWA Resort 18 Shows were made for endless Summers. Soft structuring, endless florals and downplayed shirt dressing meant that the Sydney Fashion Week collections could easily be seen at Coogee Cafe's, St Kilda offices, Cairns' Northern Beaches, and everywhere in between.
Without further meaningless waffle, here's the MBFWA Resort 18 shows direct to you from the frow.
Disclaimer: When I mean frow, I mean second row, third row, fourth row and the occasional front row. **Insert winky face** Hey, I'm not exactly Margaret Zhang yet!
MBFWA Resort 18 Day One
When I received the invite for Alice McCall's aptly named 'bon bon' collection, my mind was filled with voluminous, tulle-like textures, soft pastels and prints so delectable that you found your mouth watering. And that is exactly what it was.
Staying true to her playful, feminine aesthetic, Alice McCall delivered easy-to-wear playsuits with cut our details, faux fur coats, and enough ruffles to make Little Miss Moffat's tuffet look like a bikey's hangout.
Add florals and applique into the melting pot, and you are left with something that truly lights up your inner girly girl.
However, cheeky sheer fabrics and plunging necklines, gave this girly girl an inevitably dark side. This really is good girl gone bad.
I legitimately want glass cases around my house filled with Steven Khalil's ravishing gowns. And I'll have them displayed exactly the same way as they were in the show; surrounded by a plethora of fresh pastel blooms and displayed to a lullaby of calming piano chords.
Exquisite, hand embellished detailed, sequins and tulle made this collection one of the dreamiest at MBFWA Resort 18. It's no surprise that major celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Kylie Jenner call upon Khalil for red carpet events.
3d floral detailing, tulle, pastel blue, ruffles and Arabian-inspired star embellishments meant that Khalil's collection had something for every Disney Princess dreamer to lust after.
Forget Carrie Bradshaw and her Vera Wang gown, I have my heart eyes set on a Steven Khalil gown. Fashion insiders have reported that the stunning dress is worth a whopping $100,000 dollars, making it the most expensive garment at Sydney Fashion Week. Erm... I could just eat baked beans for the rest of my life?
There is something about Zhivago's aesthetic that makes me want to time travel to an early 80s disco and hit the dance floor in shoulder pads, and this years collection was no exception.
It was all slinky metallics, suped up sequins and the kind of bling bling you can totally rock without tattooing a metaphorical dollar sign on your forehead.
The collection, named 'Miami Nights' also featured fitted lace mini dresses, low cut suits and pops of velvet.
It brought about images of the young career power woman swapping her suits for something a bit cheekier, grabbing her girlfriends, and jetting off into the neon-lit nightclub streets.
'Zhivago', which translates to 'darling' in Russian, presented the antithesis of the 'darling' lady. Thick chained sunglasses danced on the line of tacky, whilst structured fits left little to the imagination. This was all about being sexy, being powerful and getting exactly what you want.
Sass & Bide
Sass and Bide was my most anticipated show of the MBFWA Resort 18 collections. Having taken a whopping 14 years break from the Sydney fashion week catwalks, Sass and Bide's 'Custa Barcelona' collection saw them coming back with a fresh vengeance.
The runway was emblazoned with pops of red and orange that bring about images of salsa and sangria. Whereas classic cream and black pieces, adorned with ruffles and fringes, combined the lively nature of Spain with the more refined nature of Sydney's professional scene.
Ruffles, fringes and pleats are perfect for dancing away those warm, Summer nights, whilst sequins and embellishments add that oh-so-Sass-and-Bide glam.
MBFWA Resort 18 Day 2
Smiling (shock horror) models bounced down the runway in pussy bow Victoriana shirts, boat print dresses and ruffles upon ruffles of...well..ruffles.
But this isn't girly stuff for twelve year olds. Tailored shorts, cinched in waist and silk up fabrics make it perfect for girly, grown up femme bosses.
Drawing on ancient cultures and textile embellishment techniques, Roopa Pemmaraju was a rainbow of warm hues.
As delectable incense was pumped into the air, show go-ers were treated to a collection that was the definition of East-meets-West.
The design duo proved themselves to have an intricate eye for detailing, with 3d florals, embroidery sequins and fabric painting all making an appearance. What makes the pieces even more impressive is that they are all hand-embellished.
Undoubetly one of the most 'resort' collections of Sydney fashion week, this colourful collection is made to be packed into a suitcase and flown to exotic climes.
When you see Gary Bigeni, all green hair and rainbow suit, you would never expect his pieces to be so classic, minimal and demure.
Perhaps embodying his less-is-more alter ego, his collection was less about colour and more about form.
Slinky slip dresses, structured midis and polka dot off-shoulder numbers made this collection as versatile as it was beautiful. There really is a Gary Bigeni piece for every wardrobe,
Tied waists modernized classic cuts and soft draping stopped plainer dresses from looking too structured.
Hansen & Gretel
If there was one collection that I could easily see myself wearing on a day to day basis, it was Hansen & Gretel. Tropical pieces were clashed with country-style gingham and topped with lashings of ruffles.
This was the country girl gone tropical. Retro-fit skirts were juxtaposed with cheeky crop tops; it's safe to say that this brand really understood the definition of 'resort'. Now all you need is a tropical vacay...
Michael Lo Sordo
No one knows fluid tailoring quite like Michael Lo Sordo. Inspired by French films of the 1930s, the romantic collection was an array of cinched silks, intimate lace bodysuits and classic pinstripes. It's easy to see how Lo Sordo is such a hit with the Parisian market.
Cut out pieces, flashes of lace bralets and shimmering fabrics gave this minimalist collection an undeniable naughty edge.
MBFWA Resort 18 Day 3
Regular readers will know that I spend half my life in a bikini, so seeing new and on-trend swimwear is a must! Luckily, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Swim show offered a whole lot of goodness...
Kopper & Zinc
Kopper and Zinc is the perfect balance of cute and sexy. Adorable bow detailing and saucy cut-outs make this brand a must for any on-trend beach bum.
When swimwear goes a little bit high fashion, it's always an exciting moment! Aqua Blu delivered the dramatic goods with printed trains and sequin one pieces.
Crochet is having a major moment in the beach wear scene and Tacoola presented pieces in this fabric that are unique, modern and on-trend. Best of all, it's all handmade!
Duskii always means one thing: a great cut! These wetsuit inspired pieces with a nautical edge are on-trend and flattering. My personal highlight? Supermodel Samantha Harris taking to the runway with two cute girlies!
With a wardrobe dotted with gorgeous C/Meo Collective pieces, the brands Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week collection is always like a glimpse into the wardrobe of my future.
What's in store? Frilled up retro floral pieces, sunshine yellow and off-shoulder silhouettes in every way known to man.
Pieces in light air-force blue were folded to perfection. Hip-level ties and folds resembled a shirt tied nonchalantly around the waist, but in the most polished way possible.
This year's C/Meo Collective girl is retro without being dated, out-there whilst still being grown up. Take note: these are the pieces you will see on your fave Instagrammers come next season! As a matter of fact, they were literally sitting in the centre of the runway.
MBFWA Resort 18 Day 4
Having never heard of V Major before, I went into this show with absolutely no expectations. I emerged feeling inspired, positive and with a shopping list as long as Karlie Kloss's legs.
Everyone's fave embellishments were on display, such as pom poms, fringing and frays. Mix this together with an earthy palette of nudes, beige and khaki and you have something straddling that beautiful line between minimal and bohemian.
There are some hotels that have a certain je ne sais quoi so memorable that just a certain smell, texture or shade of light will immediately bring them back to the forefront of your mind. The Urban Newtown is one of these places.
Having been run off my (incredibly blistered) feet with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia shows, The Urban Newtown offered a hipster haven to kick off my heels, relax and unwind.
The Urban Newtown: Newtown's most instagrammable hotel? Yes-siree!
What did I do after a long day of MBFWA shows? I chilled out with a glass of wine from The Urban Newtown's free minibar!
Gone are the days of that $5 bag of chips or that $20 bottle of wine. As a matter of fact, if you book directly through The Urban Newtown Website, you get a whole mini fridge full of goodies for free! Woo-hoo!
Just call me Amy Wine-hands!
MBFWA Street Style Day 2: The gingham wrap blouse
MBFWA Street Style Day 3: The shift dress with a difference
Can you spot the circle details? Hint, there are absolutely everywhere.
I took inspiration from the unique circle details on this C/Meo Collective dress and echoed them in my earrings and handbag handle.
Although Sydney was surprisingly mild to the locals, my tropical blood couldn't hack it. I layered this cute Victoriana style blouse under my dress to stop any impending pneumonia. Just kidding, it was like 20 degrees (aka. an English Summer).
When I glanced in the mirror on day 3, I remember thinking that I looked like Disney Prince-Pirate, but in the best possible way. Yep: I'm aware that isn't even a thing.
MBFWA Street Style Day 4: The off-shoulder, embroidered, big-sleeved extravaganza
Don't: Kimmy K Kontouring
Do: Your Preparation
Don't: Shave Just Before The Beach
Do: Invest In A Specific Sunscreen For Your Face
Don't: Rely on Makeup
Do: Embrace Your Inner Boho Queen In A Hair Band
Don't: Scrimp On Sunscreen
Even worse, the dreaded C. Pass the Factor 50 gurrrl!!
Do: Go For High Quality, High Factor
Do: A Hot Red Lip
Make sure you go for a waterproof lippie, such as a lacquer or stain, to avoid looking like Ronald McDonald when you decide to go for a dip!
Dorothy called: she wants her gingham back.
There's something so magically nostalgic about a gingham outfit. From primary school 'Summer uniforms', to Dorothy's pinafore in 'The Wizard of Oz', a gingham outfit is enough to make me dream back to my childhood.
But before you declare the gingham outfit a silly, childish farce and hit that 'x' on your tip right hand corner of your screen, I'll stop you in your tracks!
This seasons gingham trend is sexy and cute in equal part. Think Dorothy grown up and shopping in the Hollywood Hills, retro shapes and cheeky flashes of skin that would make the original 1950's-gingham-donning-housewife blush and cover her mouth.
By the end of this post, you will be craving a gingham look smack bang in the centre of your wardrobe!
Don't believe me?
Here's 10 adorable gingham outfit ideas to copy...
Shop The Gingham TrendHave I convinced you that you need a gingham outfit in your wardrobe?
Today I'm the gingham fairy godmother and have searched the internet far and wide for the best gingham goodies!
**Swishes magic wand**
Every fashionista and her dog has a pair of classic ankle boots so make a statement and opt for something a little bit different.
Patterned or cut out ankle boots will look perfect teamed with a minimalist or simple outfit. So go on girls: let your shoes do the talking!
These Midas* star cut out ankle boots are perfect for slaying the star print trend and the ankle boots trend in one fall swoop.
In other words... ♫ ♬You get the beee-eest of both worlds♫ ♬
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The Sock Boot
Jake laughed at me when I brought home these perspex heeled sock boots. He said they were 'Kandi with a K shoes'.
Bad stripper jokes and male opinions aside, the sock boot was made to throw on effortlessly with a cute, feminine dress or distressed hem jeans.
Dear fashion gods... please event the slipper high heel.
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Well hello there cowboy! A studded, Western style ankle boot has all the boho goodness of Vanessa Hudgens at Coachella, without looking like a tumbleweed is about to blow past your heels.
Studded boots are the best ankle boots trend to rock at night time. After all, towering heels are far too uncomfortable for Saturday-night bar hopping.
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Styling Wedge Sandals For The Beach
Styling Wedge Sandals For The Evening
If you've been reading The Daily Luxe for a while, you will know that I wear culottes like most girls wear jeans. Trans: all the freaking time.
Although culottes may have initially been viewed as a big fat fashion fad back in 2015, they have become a modern classic.
Want to wear culottes but aren't exactly sure how? That's where I come in!
So put on your style head and get ready to learn how to wear culottes for every occasion...
**Warning: repeat outfit post offenses are about to come your way**
How To Wear Culottes For The Office
Dear culottes: I have missed you! As soon as I received this cute brown pair from Forcast* my undying love for you has returned. **Culottes where for art thou?**
As I had a business meeting to attend, I dressed up my culottes with a pin stripe blouse and this cape. I arrived at the meeting feeling like some sort of fashion superhero.
The red lips, tassel earrings and boots kept it from looking too overly cooperate. However, if your #girlboss status greatly exceeds mine and heads towards the ranks of Michelle Obama, swap the boots for a slick pair of black, pointed toe heels.