Saturday, 16 February 2019

Pattern Mix









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Dress: Jayson Brunsdon Black Label twill
Slingbacks: Wittner leather, fabric
Bag: Pigeonhole leather
Sunglasses: Sportsgirl resin

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Avid readers of this blog will probably already know of my love for pattern mixing & I have to say, this particular combination is one of my all-time favourites... floral + tweed + stripes. Individually, these prints are both diverse & divine but together, they are an ABSOLUTE KNOCKOUT. Truth be told, I put this outfit together in about five minutes as I rushed out the door to an appointment & each of the hero pieces - the stunning, floral twill fit-to-flare dress from Jayson Brunsdon Black Label (exclusive to Myer) & black leather slingbacks with grey tweed toe caps & striped bow details from Wittner - are actually sale items that I picked up at bargain prices, but the compliments were flying thick & fast from strangers passing by as well as discerning Instagram scrollers, which just goes to show that sometimes things just seem to work together as if it was always meant to be that way. A bit histrionic when discussing fashion? Well, maybe, but this is a fashion blog after all. The final two pieces of this look are deliberately low-key in colour & style to allow the aforementioned items to shine but still deserve a mention for their "best supporting" roles - my trusty black leather handbag from Pigeonhole & a pair of funky, black resin round-frame sunglasses from Aussie fashion stalwart Sportsgirl... very John Lennon circa 1969 or even Johnny Depp plays Willy Wonka if you are so inclined...


Friday, 15 February 2019

Fancy Florals











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Dress: Anthea Crawford satin
Sandals: Jo Mercer leather
Bag: Vera May patent leather with silver hardware
Bangle: Dinosaur Designs resin
Ring: Dinosaur Designs resin

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It's no secret that I love a good floral dress all year round, but there's something that just seems extra special in the warmer, spring/summer months about bright blooms with a light-coloured backdrop. This gorgeous satin cold-shoulder dress from Anthea Crawford, with its plethora of painterly flowers & white background is an ideal case in point: suitable for many different occasions, able to be dressed up or down, weather appropriate & for some strange reason, able to bring a smile to many faces. Seriously, I lost count of how many people stopped me in the street to say how much they loved the dress! On this particular occasion - a styling job at the Brisbane Airport DFO - I opted for edgier accessories in the form of comfortable, chunky black leather heeled sandals from Jo Mercer, a shiny red patent handbag with silver hardware from Vera May that I found at the delightful Simona Ricci store at Mt Ommaney for that extra "pop" of colour & finally, a matching black resin "wave" bangle & oversized "rosette" cocktail ring from celebrated Aussie avant garde label Dinosaur Designs.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Aussie Aussie Aussie






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Dress: Sacha Drake embroidered cotton
Cuff: Wallace Bishop silver
Bracelets: Emmala by Emma wood beads, silver charms, tassel

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Finally sharing a few pictures from the Australia Day public holiday, spent relaxing with some dear friends. I'm keeping it simple & a little bit boho-inspired, wearing a gorgeous embroidered cotton midi dress with ruffled collar & obi-style belt in shades of relaxing white & blue from Aussie label Sacha Drake (ideal for the hot temperatures we've been experiencing lately), a silver brushed cuff from Wallace Bishop & a pair of wood beaded bracelets with silver charms & tassels from Emmala by Emma.




Nothing better than a nice Peppered Steak, Potatoes in Jackets, Juicy Tomatoes & Asparagus...

Saturday, 9 February 2019

The Heat Is On








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Dress: Anthea Crawford neoprene
Heels: Jo Mercer leather
Bangles: Dinosaur Designs resin
Rings: Dinosaur Designs resin

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The heat is DEFINITELY on in Queensland at the moment, which I suppose is to be expected in February but I'm definitely not enamored of this stinking hot weather & high humidity... particularly considering that I don't have a swimming pool of my own & live a little over an hour away from the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast. Regardless, I'm still dressing with coastal sensibilities in mind - a gorgeous, tropical floral neoprene dress with cold shoulder cut-out details from Anthea Crawford (polyblend floral ruffles added by me after an unfortunate tea spillage incident), black leather heeled sandals from Jo Mercer (chunky enough to be comfortable but with enough skin on show for air flow) & layered-up seashore-inspired resin bangles with matching rings from famed design duo Dinosaur Designs to complete the look.








Thursday, 7 February 2019

Jumpsuit for Joy











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Jumpsuit: Jayson Brunsdon Black Label at Myer polyblend
Sandals: Wittner leather with silver buckles
Bag: Pigeonhole leather
Hinged Bangles: Precious Stones silver

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Soaking up the (very) last of that post-Christmas retail atmosphere with a morning spent poking in the myriad of stores that line Brisbane's Queen Street Mall followed by a delicious lunch at Mick O'Malley's Pub... where they have a sublime Guinness Pie that I couldn't resist ordering despite the heat. Some people (like Mum) went for the more weather-appropriate option in the form of delicious Atlantic Salmon with Kipfler Potatoes, Pierced Tomatoes & Asparagus, which was apparently equally delicious. I'll provide photographs at the end so that you can decide for yourselves...

Regardless, I'm happily posing in one of the arcades (still subtlety decorated for the Festive Season) wearing a gorgeous monochrome polka-dotted jumpsuit with asymmetrical ruffle detailing from Jayson Brunsdon Black Label (exclusive to Myer) that I took up to finish just underneath the knee in deference to the Queensland summer, black leather sandals with silver buckles (the epitome of comfort meeting style in my opinion) from Wittner with matching black leather handbag from Pigeonhole to carry all the essentials & finally, a stunning silver "wave" hinged bangle from Precious Stones that my parents gave me for Christmas that I utterly adore.