Feeling Oriental


Today there was the slightest ray of sunshine during the winter months so I thought I would go for a more summery look today – somewhat wishful thinking since it was still freezing outside.

I haven’t pulled out this Kimono from my wardrobe until today. I was always so afraid of wearing it because it looked so much like a oriental bed robe. But I remembered that’s what I loved about the piece originally. It’s the prefect accessory to dress up any plain t-shirt and jeans outfit. And with the wind blowing, as the cape flew up my back, it sure created a statement. With only basics to accompany it, I wanted to let the kimono be the shining element.

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Pink Stitch Kimono

Bardot Jeans

Portmans Basic Top

Portmans Waist Belt

Tony Bianco Platforms (similar here)

Hermes Inspired Cuff (eBay)




Today was another lazy day for me. I have to say I’m enjoying my time off, but I do miss being busy. To reflect my current mood I went for a super compfy outfit for today: boyfriend jeans and an oversized boys tee. Of course I needed to bling it up with a statement necklace and some cool shoes. I actually made the necklace myself – inspired by the Kids necklace in my “New Kids On The Block” post. They don’t stock the colour I requested so I decided to make my own. I loved the whole process, however simple it was. But it got me thinking about future DIY jewelry designs. I am feeling a little inspired. I was even looking up jewerly design and construction courses. Now that I have time off for the next month or so it would be the perfect opportunity. I guess we shall see….

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Thifted Boyfriend Jeans

Cotton On Mens T-Shirt

Deena & Ozzy Heels

Colette Hayman Bag

DIY Necklace

Winter Warmer


There’s nothing more essential in a winter wardrobe than an oversized knit. I’ve taken a bit of inspiration from Aimee Song of Song of Style’s layering look: teaming a tartan shirt with a ribbed sweater. It’s also a great way to keep extra warm this winter.

Also, my Deena & Ozzy beauties finally arrived last week, and I am excited to parade them around. I was so hesitant to purchase them – sitting in my shopping bad for two weeks – but I’m glad I made the plunge.

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Boutique Oversized Knit

Cotton On Shirt

Wrangler Jeans

Deena & Ozzy Heels

Armani Exchange Watch

Claw Bangle from eBay

Assorted Rings

Russian Spy


I brought the most amazing coat this week as a little present to myself for making it through this semester of classes. Any excuse to buy new clothes really. Coming into winter I am consciously trying to introduce bold colours into my outfits: and this is bold! So teaming it with all black seemed only natural.

I got really excited shooting this look. I guess I felt super chic in this coat, especially because of the high collar. It’s so perfect for Melbourne’s cold weather at the moment. Also, I finally didn’t need to wear a scarf. What made this photoshoot fun was also the location. I wanted to move my photos to this garage because I wanted a contrast with this sleek ensemble. I found a pretty good dump I think. I really enjoyed working with the gradient of the floor to get some really interesting angled shots. I think that fitted really well with the ‘Russian Spy’ look (my mum’s words).


Mango Coat

Wittner Boots

Colette Clutch (similar here)

Pop Up Boutique Bracelet

Prada Sunglasses

The Not-So-Basic Basic


I was one of those lucky people who won those instagram competitions fashion labels host. I won an Elliot Label voucher worth $150, which I am so thankful for! And with my voucher I purchased this amazing cross over silk shirt. I have always wanted a sheer type blouse but I could never settle for an ordinary chiffon shirt. I believe that your basics don’t have to be basic. So the cross over draping of the shirt along with the cutout below the collar makes this the perfect not-so-basic basic. It’s all about the small details in an outfit: from a studded cuff to cutouts, they can dramatically change a look.

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Elliot Label Shirt

Cheap Monday Jeans

Zara Booties (old)

Dotti Necklace (it used to be gold, I think I’m due for a new one)

Studs In All The Right Places


Today I was going through my bloglovin feed, as I do every five minutes, and I was inspired my people in summery blouses with necklaces under the collar. I have always loved this look, but being winter in Australia wearing a chiffon blouse will leave you with pneumonia. So I adapted this look to fit the weather by wearing my thick denim shirt (with two other layers underneath) with a statement necklace underneath.

I love how studs can look on an outfit. However, they can be quite overwhelming so I tend to only wear studded accessories. I felt a bit grungy with all the studded elements to my outfit, so I decided to wear my black trench coat to add a little more ‘class’ to my outfit. Having a classic winter coat is a must. I have had this coat for 6 years now and is still an active piece in my wardrobe. I am definitely one for statement or quirky pieces, but it is important to have the essentials.

This bag has been worn out in my blog posts I am well aware – but I love it! I’m thinking I need the other colours…



Topshop Denim Shirt

Jay Jays Jeans

Cotton On Necklace

Camberwell Market Cuff

Basque Tote

Misshop Coat (similar here)

Ego and Greed Platforms

White On White On Kanye

IMG_0770I brought out my favourite winter look again today: white on white on white. Of course I broke it up with a printed tee and nude shoes. I have never felt so bright until today: I was in the city waiting to cross the road with a large crowd of workers this morning, all dressed in black, brown and grey. I felt luminescent. I do understand the hesitation to wear white: it’s not the most flattering colour and it gets dirty really quickly. But even wearing a white scarf with a grey suit will instantly brighten the outfit.

I felt quite gangsta in my outfit today – especially with my shoes, they seem so ghetto. Teaming them with a Kanye West top and a bomber jacket, I felt black; especially with No Church In The Wild (Kanye and Jay z – Watch the Throne) blasting from my iPod as I walked to uni.

What made my day a lot more interesting was that I got to meet Geneva Vanderzeil, the blogger behind A Pair And A Spare. She is fantastic! I got to met her after she did an interview at Melbourne Central. We talked about her blog, her stay in Australia, but more importantly she said I was lovely and asked for my name. I’m on her radar! Is it kinda like we’re friends now? If you haven’t heard of her, or checked out her blog I highly recommend it (see here). I have tried a couple of her DIYs before, I think I might show them off a bit more. I made her tassel necklace so I will definitely feature that soon, and probably do some more colour variations.

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Nasty Gal Jeans

Sportsgirl Bomber Jacket

Ray Girl Ray Guy Kanye West T-Shirt

Jeffrey Campbell HOMG Platforms

Florence Market Scarf

Armani Exchange Watch (similar here)