‘Tis Winter! ‘Tis the season to snuggle up under the doona at night, drink hot tea, wear woollen accessories and not want to get out of bed in the morning ever, no never. Anyone in Melbourne knows though, that the art of layering is essential to regulating your body temperature because what can start out as a frosty morning can turn into a sunny day and wearing a gigantic jumper and thermals underneath can soon feel like you’re a marshmallow being roasted alive.

Sass & Bide coat / Sportsgirl cropped knit / Supre hat / CO. by Cotton On leather pants / Isabel Marant sneakers

Anyway, this is my version of layering – white shirt + fluffy knit + long military coat + leather pants + a hat. Wore this outfit last week in an attempt to look effortlessly warm, but also classy. Hashtag-fashion-blogger.

Speaking of which, it seems the term ‘fashion blogger’ has really changed over the last few years. I’m more and more reluctant to even class myself as a ‘blogger’ despite the fact I’ve had this humble blog since the beginning of 2010. People are now calling themselves fashion bloggers/stylists & seem to believe that wearing the newest collections of the most high-end popular brands, being sent free clothes from obscure online boutiques in order to advertise for them, owning a DSLR, overhead artsy shots of a cafe breakfast, sharing “trends” that have been around for months and posing in fancy dresses and heels in front of a picturesque wall or park makes them a ‘stylist’.

Now don’t get me wrong, I have so much respect for so many bloggers out there that have made a name for themselves. It just seems that some ‘bloggers’ have a different purpose to the one I had when I started out – all I wanted to do was create an online space so I could share my outfits, fashion inspiration and pretty pictures I liked. And if people liked it, so be it. I never attempted to be a stylist or style icon for anybody else and did it all to please me.

Nowadays for some it’s all about trying to catch the attention of designers and PR companies, while trying to get as many followers as possible and wear the most expensive brands and be super pro at make up and having the most aesthetically pleasing pictures and even their Instagrams are carefully constructed highlights on their movie reel. It just doesn’t seem real. And that’s what I used to love about reading blogs. *le sigh*

Also, this article made me giggle. I’m guilty (sometimes) of these fashion blogger instagram cliches. HAHA.

Anyway. Rant over. I have officially finished my Bachelor of Music, with the completion of my piano recital yesterday. It was an amazing feeling to perform in front of my fam & friends on a beautiful Steinway grand. There’s a photo on insta if you want to see ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Hump Day lovelies.

x x Stace


2 thoughts on “LAYERS

  1. Love that coat, what a gorgeous statement piece! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I know what you mean about blogs too – there are still lots of real everyday style blogs out there, just harder to find. I prefer those kind of down to earth blogs too, rather than the elaborate “photoshoot” ones as I'm more likely to be inspired by what other people actually wear than by what they put on just to take pretty photos.

    Away From The Blue


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