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!
Dusk is my favourite time of day – it’s the cusp between afternoon and evening, when shadows start to lengthen and everything starts to slow down and unwind. There’s a reason they call it the “golden hour” and it’s not just because of the soft lighting that we get when the sun starts to set. Though that indeed is a perk and why I choose to take most of my photos at dusk.
This outfit from the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) is one of my favourites, black with a hint of metallic. It’s simple, yet intricate. It’s elegant, yet edgy. When I saw this skirt on ASOS I knew it had to be mine, and what better place to wear it than to fashion week 🙂
ASOS midi skirt // Kookai everyday crop // Dune London bag // Senso Taffy heels
I attended the VAMFF designer runway show on Saturday night with Celeste and we saw some amazing new collection pieces from Thurley, Misha Collection, White Suede and other gorgeous labels. Definitely true to say that we both added a few new pieces to our fashion wishlist for the Autumn/Winter coming. I always love an opportunity to frock up too!
Anyway, gotta go, it’s dusk. Time to make some magic happen ✨✨✨
What’s your favourite time of day, and why?
L’America t-shirt // ASOS jeans // Atmos&here boots via The Iconic
Didn’t feel like showing my face too much in this post – I’d had a fairly average night before and had a bit of a tough morning so it’s probably better that way! Snapped these pics down a cute street in Alexandria, Sydney with Mel from athletic/aesthetic on a grey day. We managed to get some decent shots, and I had a chance to practise my active wear photoshoot skills too!
I’m really feeling the monochrome black+white theme lately – I’m a bit over the crazy colourful Gormanesque type stuff for now, especially after the whole debacle about Gorman’s ethical standards etc etc.
Guess that makes me a pretty damn good Melbournian right?!
Have a great weekend everyone 🙂
Somehow, I managed to throw together a rushed cosplay in 48 hours for this year’s Supanova in Melbourne! #melbnova was a super fun affair, and I really enjoyed it. I’ve decided to start blogging about the things I do in my every day life, rather than focus on fashion. Especially because I don’t really spend that much money on buying trendy new clothes anymore, and I still want to share content with you guys!!
I decided to cosplay as San from the Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke; it’s always been one of my favourites and I absolutely enjoy San’s strong character. The mask was a little dodgy but I think eventually I will do it again, properly.
Here are some snaps from the day, hope you enjoy 🙂
I made the dress out of cheap purple polyester and a $5 Big W men’s white t-shirt, the shoes are hessian wrapped around sandals and the mask is dodgy 3 layer papier mache and paint. My spear is made of a $3 dowel from an arts and craft shop, a bottle neck and lid, and foam/red tape. All in all, not my best effort but still heaps of fun to make and wear!
Next up is comic-con in June and I can’t wait.
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 ❤