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The belt on everyone’s minds

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Gucci belt, Mother jeans, MCQ blazer, Zara camisole, the White Label Project shirt, Acne boots, Alexander Wang Bag

Gucci is dominating the spotlight at the moment with so many covetable items to drool over- THAT Dionysus bag, THOSE horse bit loafers (just to name a few).  However if you want a slice of luxury that won’t break the budget (sort of),  Gucci’s new season statement belt is the perfect solution. It’s such a versatile piece that instantly lifts any outfit.  For extra versatility I bought a size that fits both around my waist and hips- so it can be worn with low slung jeans or high waist skirts.

I couldn’t resist using the 90s as styling inspiration for this belt’s first outing.  I adore layering slinky camisoles over long sleeves as it’s effortless styling that looks great but is also practical.

A belt can be the accessory you need to polish off an outfit and when it’s as good as this one, it can take your look to the next level.

 

 

 

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Elegantly Unique

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 EOD Sheba Pumps, Ellery skirt, Michael Lo Sordo blouse, Alexander Wang bag 

Fast fashion and buying pieces which only last a season no longer appeals to me. I’ve become more selective with my wardrobe and these days I curate pieces which are of the moment but do not date, and have a point of difference which sets that piece apart from the mainstream.

EOD shoes fits my fashion philosophy perfectly. Designed by former architect, Ashley Lim, EOD’s shoes are aesthetically unique and beautiful. They are of exceptional quality (hand crafted in a small family owned work shop in Seoul) and because of Ashley’s architecture background, they are superior in design and extremely comfortable.

I am wearing EOD’s “Sheba pumps”, an eye catching design  that adds elegance to any outfit. Whilst I have matched the elegance of the shoe design with a long line Ellery skirt and jewel toned Michael Lo Sordo blouse, these shoes can certainly be worn in a more casual context and dressed down with a pair of jeans.

EOD recently collaborated with Third Form for Mercedes Benz Australian Fashion Week 2016, sending super cool mules with interesting perforation and zipper details down the runway, perfectly matching Third Form’s designs. I anticipate big things for this brand and cannot wait to see more beautiful and exciting designs to come from this label!

 

 

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ellery

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Skirt and Blazer by Ellery, Bandeau by Maticevski, Heels by Kobe Husk, Bag by Alexander Wang 

Ellery is my new obsession.

Her designs exude an editorial, avant garde aesthetic however manage to still be wearable and practical.

This slim boyfriend blazer with gold buttons teamed with a maxi skirt makes a very elegant outfit suitable for a night out or the races. The cut of this skirt is inspired and moves so beautifully when worn.

I initially wanted a black bandeau to go with this skirt however I serendipitously stumbled upon this maticevski grey mesh number. The grey mesh adds another colour dimension to this look and is infinitely more interesting than black.

 

 

 

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Double Denim

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Zara shirt, Levis jeans, Viktoria and Woods coat, MCQ Alexander McQueen boots, Alexander Wang bag, Isabel Marant belt

Double denim used to a shudder inducing fashion crime.

However this unlikely pairing is now back in fashion  and the stigma associated with double denim has definitely been shaken off.

Personally I prefer shades of denim which are similar to each other as they seem to create a more harmonious look. Strong accessories with silver hardware offset the “matchy matchy” appearance. Wearing distressed denim also helps to keep the look modern.

Will you be giving this look a go this time round?

 

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Jumping on that 70s bandwagon

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Zara denim mini and camel coat, Asilio lace top, Acne Jensen boots, Alexander Wang Bag 

70s fashion is currently in full swing with flares, tan suede, fringe, and bohemian peasants blouses invading stores.  If your clothes err more on the minimal side, 70s fashion may seem too much and too busy. However  there are ways to incorporate this trend subtly in you wardrobe.

Take for example my nod to this trend with a denim mini from Zara.  The a line, button down shape screams 70s, however it is actually a versatile piece that will happily sit along side my other wardrobe usuals. I’m thinking of teaming this skirt with simple tees and sneakers for no fuss summer wear, or slouchy sweaters for cooler days.

I’ve amped up the 70s vibe in this outfit by pairing it with a lace top (throwback to crochet) and a camel coat.

My other tips for injecting this trend into your wardrobe subtly is to focus on the accessories. Perhaps purchase a fringe bag that will dress up a simple outfit, or a pair of of killer platform mules.  Think of items that will able to mix and match with your current items  so you won’t be regretting these purchases later.

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Like a lady- Races tips

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Christopher Esber Skirt, Bassike tank, Kobe Husk Heels, Alexander Wang Bag 

With racing season in full swing and the Melbourne Cup looming, I have been inspired to dress like a lady.
I’ve even pulled out a pair of heels for this look- a rare occurrence for me.
Whilst I  have never been an avid race goer, I do adore the elegance and class associated with the event.
Some of my race wear tips:
  • Leave something to the imagination. Skirts should be knee length or below. Body con butt skimming dresses with stripper platforms is not a good look.
  • Balance. here I’ve got a high split skirt, so I have balanced this out with a loose boxy tank. Choose either legs or boobs- not both.
  • Choose heels that you can walk in or always carry a pair of  foldaway ballerines in your bag. There’s nothing worse than the trashy party girl look at the end of the day i.e. those girls that are carrying their heels and walking bare foot.
  • Hats/fascinators- I won’t touch this subject because I’m not well versed in this area. I have however noticed that boater hats and panamas seem to be trending this year. This is a great option as these hats can be worked into your everyday wardrobe.
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White shirt with a twist

 

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Dion Lee Quarter Shirt, Bassike pants, Alexander Wang bag, Birkenstocks 

Dion lee is an absolute master at tailoring and this season he has designed the perfect white shirt with a twist.  This shirt features buttons running along  the back, sides, and front, which allows it to be worn in a number of ways. I love this idea as it lends a modern aesthetic to a wardrobe classic and also allows it to transform from work to play seamlessly.  Obviously unbottoned shirts are not appropriate for work, however for lazy, hot summer days, they feel very apt.

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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.