Monthly Archives: February 2013

Lazy

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Does anyone else have a default outfit you throw on when your feeling lazy, but want to still look like you’ve made a bit of effort? This is mine. It’s not always these exact pieces, but this is the general lazy outfit formula – jersey dress for comfort, sharp blazer to smarten it up, minimal jewellery & super comfy wedges.

This Todd Lynn for Topshop tux jacket & my fur collared one from the same collaboration are those kind of pieces I think could smarten up even the scruffiest of outfits. They are my go to jackets when it comes to lazy days like these, you can’t fail to feel put together when wearing one. It’s the super stiff, boxy shape, that feels as though it forms around the body like an armor, thanks to some brilliant cutting. I would happily have paid a lot for either of these jackets, I’m still after one from the mainline.

Vero Moda is a brand that went under my radar for the longest time, then one of their stores popped up in our shopping center & now I can’t get enough! They do so many great basic, staple pieces with a bit of a twist & the prices are also kind of amazing when you consider how nice the quality & materials are. This draped dress has become a bit of a favourite, and I get the feeling I’ll be adding many more of their similar black jersey dresses to my wardrobe pretty soon.

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Francis Leon SS13

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Lately I cannot get enough of Aussie designers, everything they produce just seems to ooze this laid back, effortless kind of charm & elegance, clothes that although intricately detailed & in super fine fabrics feel as though you can just throw them on.

Francis Leon is the latest Aussie designer crush to add to that list. The label produces the kind of clothes I image superheroines wear on their days off, a mixture of futuristic, graphic paneling, tight silhouettes & functional sportwear detailing, it’s laid back luxe at it’s best.

The SS13 lookbook has me hooked even further, it has this infectious sci-fi rock’n’roll kind of attitude about it, it makes me want to be that girl & want to own every piece, especially the jackets. My favourite is without a doubt the first jacket, it’s the perfect biker & the little flash of oxblood on the inner arms make it really special. It’s these little details that really make the collection stand out, the small ribbed inserts, the masterful mixing of textures & fabrics, subtle paneling & the beautiful fitted cuts, they’re the type of pieces that you’ll always find something new to love & wear to death because they make you feel so kick-ass.

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Mermaid

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As part of this years resolutions I’ve been forcing myself to step outside of my sartorial comfort zone. So far I’ve discovered I have a bit of a soft spot for sequins, metallics are blacks best friend & I’ve even been tempted by that orange dress. Obviously, I’m not about to abandon black for good, but it’s nice to mix things up a little sometimes & try things you’d usually dismiss.

This mermaid green sequined tee from Lashes of London was one of those things, beautiful but not for me. That was until I saw how effortlessly Annette paired a similar sequined miniskirt with her mostly monochrome wardrobe, it worked so beautifully against all of the black & suddenly I found myself longing for mermaid sequins too. When it arrived I was pretty surprised by how easy it is to wear, the iridescent purpleish-green sequins make it, like other metallics, almost a neutral. I don’t feel like I’m wearing something bright green, it just feels like another dark layer, and that’s perfect for me.

I know this is also possibly the most cliché way to style sequins for day time, but why mess with a good thing? I just love the crinkly texture & dull sheen of my Belstaff against all the glitz too. It was a total impulse buy, but one I can’t imagine being without now, I can throw it on over anything & it instantly adds that perfect tough, laidback kind of edge, perfect for roughing up sequins!

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Jaunary Favourites

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As I haven’t been able to shoot an outfit for today, thanks to the constant rain & gale force winds here, I thought I’d do a mini roundup of my favourite 3 outfits from January. I always like when other bloggers do this, it’s nice to look back & see what worked & what didn’t, sometimes it’s quite surprising.

One of my resolutions for this year was to try things that were a little out of my comfort zone, and maybe even a little colour too. I dove straight in at the deep end with the Mary Jane Fashion golden sequined biker jacket at the start of the month & surprised myself with how much I loved it. I’ve worn it much more than I expected I would & this has lead to quite a few more gold or sequined buys throughout the month. That’s something I never thought I’d be saying!

I tried out hats too, though I stuck to the safe option with a chunky beanie. It has always just been stuck in my mind that they ‘just don’t suit me’, but all of your lovely comments saying how nice it looked have encouraged me to try out some other styles too! Despite thinking this outfit was pretty boring to begin with, looking back at the photos it’s easily one of my favourites, there’s a lot to be said for simplicity.

My favourite & most worn item this month is undoubtedly my Bracher Emden belt, it makes every outfit just ‘pop’ & you’ve already heard me confess how I got kinda stuck on it & wore it for almost a week straight! The River Island asymmetric skirt is a close second though, it’s always basics like this that you buy spur of the moment because they’re cheap & then wonder, after a few wears, how you ever lived without them.

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