Monthly Archives: December 2013

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Simple Sundays

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Strong winds spoilt our plans to road trip down south for a cheeky surf. So instead of being up at the crack of dawn, we vegetated until midday, lolling around in laziness.  When we decided to venture out in the real world seeking caffeine, a casual outfit was a must.  What could epitomise casual more than blue jeans and white tee shirt?  The classic perennial has had an upgrade thanks to ripped jeans and accessories du jour – a plaid shirt tied around the hips and cross body bag. Albeit ubiquitous, I’m still loving this look. 

 

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The only Wang acceptable to be seen in public

Whilst perusing the Alexander Wang collection in the menswear section of David Jones, Andrew came up behind me and matter of factly advised “I’m not wearing anything with the word “Wang” in it”. That’s ok, because I have no qualms with doing so. Ergo christmas present to myself in Alexander Wang Pelican cross body bag form purchased during the infamous black Friday sales from Saks Fifth Avenue.  I love the “winged” design, gold hardware and best of all functional lock and key!  (A key is hidden in the attachment- what criminal mind could penetrate this fortress of security?!?). A timeless piece that can be worn casually but also with a cocktail dress.

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This bag will team beautifully with almost anything, but today I stacked on the leather, with a Rag & Bone leather cropped top and my trusty Willow laced corset shoes. A graphic print skirt breaks up the black  -it is summer after all (Shhhhh I know the skirt has black in it).

 

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 Alexander Wang Pelican cross body bag, Willow Skirt, Willow shoes, Rag & Bone leather top 

 

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Feeling Blue

Distressed denim, plaid, leopard, chambray, corset lace up shoes.  Every possible trend mashed up into one outfit.

Tragic pigeon holding wads of cash you might say, but wearing it feels very right.

Distressed denim is tricky and can quickly descend into trashy.  Hunting the right pair down may take a bit of patience if you are not nimble with a pair of scissors (alas I am not).

These AG jeans which I snapped up online from Saks Fifth Avenue during the black Friday sales (maybe a size too small, oops!- here’s hoping they streeeetttcchh!) have rips in the right places (rips on knees being important) and just the right amount of distress.

 

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When my jeans arrived, I was so pleased with the shade of blue as I realised that this item would breathe new life into my chambray Acne blazer. (I had recently been wearing this blazer to work, so it was dangerously teetering into the work wardrobe category).  Denim on denim can work!

This Equipment plaid shirt is in high rotation in my wardobe, with leopard being the perfect clashing counterpart.

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Adriano Goldschmeid 16 year swap meet jean, Acne blazer, Equipment shirt, Willow walk shoes, Michael Kors bag

I completed this outfit with a pair of Willow corset lace ups. Whilst my feet look like they’re in a prison, looks can be deceiving because these shoes with “triple padded sole technology” are ridiculously comfortable.