Hello Spring!! I’m mighty glad the Melbourne weather has been warming up. And my legs definitely agree. I’ve always been a jeans gal, but over the last year or so I have somehow been gathering a larger number of skirts than ever before in my wardrobe, and perhaps with that a growing confidence to show my legs. (I have to say this new found skirt-wearing confidence + collection is gonna be hella useful when I move to Alice Springs in a few weeks because it’s gonna be way too hot there for jeans!)
Anything buttoned, embellished, frilled & asymmetrical etc. has been my latest obsession. Who needs boring straight hems and pencil skirts when you can have wrap over sides and raw edges and eyelets and high-low hems and heaps of fun bits & bobs!? Here is specimen A in my new fav skirt ft. cheesy ass posing:
Shiny gold buttons. FRILLS. Where more could you want 😜
Atmost&Here Sienna Button Frill Skirt – Thrifted striped turtleneck top – Karen Walker sunglasses – Country Road Natasha Earring
If you wanna get in on the bare-legged, button-happy, frivololity-ness, here is the link to my new fave skirt and a couple of other picks of mine from The Iconic:
Hope everyone is off to a great start this week!! Get those legs out, and soak up that sunshine!
I’m always looking for interesting ways to spice up my wardrobe without filling it with junk that I’ll wear three times and then discard. I’m also trying to find multiple ways to wear things so that I can change it up. I recently got a new white blouse shirt with ruffled sleeves which I love to death, but needed more ways to wear it other than “plain white shirt”. I also recently did a wardrobe cull, where I tried on almost every item of clothing I own and was ruthless in getting rid of the stuff that didn’t fit or never saw the light of day. Hence this outfit was born – this ASOS slip has been neglected a bit but has made a comeback thanks to my wardrobe cull. This slip-over-shirt combo is a winner I think – sorry not sorry! bit but has made a comeback thanks to my wardrobe cull. This slip-over-shirt combo is a winner I think – sorry not sorry!
boohoo.com Frill Sleeve Ruffle Blouse // ASOS midi slip dress (similar dress here) // Nike runners // Sportsgirl pleather jacket (similar here, and here)
Side note: I am loving the statement sleeve trend – bell sleeves, ruffles, frills, tie details, cut outs – I definitely need to get on board more with sleeves. My tops department is looking a little boring at the moment. I’m pondering whether I could update my shirts with some wrist ties or maybe some tassels even?! My imagination is going wild.
Anyway, I really feel this slip dress layered over a top thing isn’t going away any time soon, so I’m gonna keep wearing it. Happy weekend everyone! Hope you’re staying warm!
// Tobi.com layered bodysuit // Cotton On skirt // sass&bide coat //
Braved the Melbourne cold for this outfit shoot, but I really wasn’t feeling stockings or long boots for some reason. Ah the sacrifices I make for fashun 🤔 This is my new favourite bodysuit from Tobi, an online store that has a huge range of cool clothes. I chose this bodysuit because it reminded me of that Kookai square neckline cami top that every cool chick has been wearing but it also has the white underlayer so I can at least be somewhat covered. After all, Melbourne you have not been kind his winter!
I have paired this bodysuit with khaki green coat and skirt, mostly because I was like “hey these two things match” but also because it’s been a favourite of mine lately. It’s such a versatile colour, I would even consider it to be a “neutral” like grey or black. I can’t see it going away anytime soon. Also this coat is so much fun, and it’s actually been neglected in my wardrobe for a while now. I’m thinking it may be on high rotation for the rest of the season.
I hope everyone is staying warm and layering up like me (especially if you’re in Melbourne, brrr!) and oh yeah, Happy Hump Day 🐪
I absolutely adore formal dresses, and frocking up. I honestly wish I had more occasions to act and dress all fancy-like and do my make up. But then again, why do I have to wait until an event comes up?
I received this amazing grey pleated maxi dress from the fashion clothing shop Tobi.com with a beautiful laced up back and decided to wear it immediately just to go out for lunch in Williamstown with the Mr. and take some snaps too. When he saw what I was wearing he raised an eyebrow and was thoroughly amused at my “out for lunch” outfit choice, but he rolled with it, bless his soul 😂😂
Tobi.com Jamee Maxi Dress // Lioness Portofino Faux Fur // Sportsgirl earrings
I absolutely got stared at by some tradies who were working on the tower behind me, but I don’t blame them. It’s pretty weird for someone to be swirling around a random patch of grass near an industrial area wearing a long flowing dress and a faux fur that’s resemblance is that of a giant gorilla 🔥 I was self conscious for all of about 5 seconds and then I felt empowered actually. Dressing up is the bomb.com!!
Tobi.com is offering free shipping atm for all orders to Australia and they have amazing prices. Go go go if you’re looking for a new swanky outfit to wear to lunch and scare tradies with….or even if you just want a new shirt for work 🙌🏼
It’s Friday and I’m off to all-you-can-eat Japanese. I can’t wait to stuff myself with vegetarian gyoza, edamame, spring rolls, soba noodles and matcha ice cream asap. Hope everyone has a good weekend!
This is my take on the classic white t-shirt, and blue denim look. I wore it on the weekend to go for ice cream and a walk along the beach and Williamstown Botanical Gardens.
L’America t-shirt // atmos&here wrap skirt // Nike sneakers // Lovisa earrings
I absolutely adore this blue chambray wrap skirt I bought last year. It’s been a staple that goes with anything from a casual tee, to a dressy black top, to a collared shirt half-tucked in. The wrap trend is one that I’ve embraced thoroughly and I hope it stays for a long time to come coz I’m planning to continue wrapping myself in things. Why wouldn’t you want to? You become like a present to yourself that you get to unwrap at the end of each day 🙊🙊🙊
Anyway, it feels great to be inspired enough to get back on the blogging bandwagon. Leave me a nice comment, I’m looking forward to checking out some new blogs and also posting more from now on!
A well-fitting, good quality biker jacket is a trans-seasonal must have in my fashion books. It’s classy and timeless, yet edgy and fashion-forward. It can be worn in so many different ways, whether you have a more feminine style or you like to look grungy, or you’re into street wear. It suits almost every style I’d say.
For those who are ethically conscious, there are plenty of pleather and leather alternatives out there. I for one don’t buy real leather jackets – a) I prefer to know an animal wasn’t harmed for my outfit and b) there’s no way I would ever be able to afford it anyway 😛
Here is a little style board I put together to show you just how cool biker jackets are.
I bought one from Sportsgirl recently and it has been on high rotation ever since.
What do you guys think of the whole biker jacket trend?
Happy weekend lovelies!
Changing your hairstyle is a huge decision to make. Everyone knows that a disastrous haircut can have an impact on a) your self-esteem, b) your face shape and c) your general attractiveness. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit. But you get the picture.
While I was in Vietnam in January I got my mid-length hair chopped into a shoulder length bob with the back shaved off. It’s kinda radical but I love it to bits. I do really miss the look of long hair sometimes though, and that’s where hair extensions come in handy.
I’d honestly never considered them until I came across Irresistible Me – they kindly sent me some 20 inch extensions to try out and I’m kinda hooked. I did the shoot for this post at uni, so I obviously wasn’t able to style the hair properly. But I can’t wait to use them for special nights out and also cosplay!!
T-bar for Cotton On tshirt | Gorman jigsaw skirt | Alohas leather sandals
I think I look a lot girlier in the second pic!! I’m looking forward to seeing what else I can do with these clip in extensions as they are real hair, so I can curl them/straighten them etc. Also they are actually rather simple to put in, just little clips that attach to your hair. I mean, the back of my head is shaved and my housemate still managed to get them in…
What do you guys think of hair extensions? Have you tried them? If not, would you?
Have a great weekend my lovely followers and readers!
Photographer & part-time hair stylist: Melanie Hansen aka best housemate in the world ❤