Bold & Beautiful

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There’s no rule that you only have to wear one statement item. Sometimes more is more. So I was feeling bold in this mono print coat along with my heavy wrist wear. I chose the structured brick background because it reflected the brick-like print on my coat. The monochromatic print and the rigid structure of my coat contrasted well with the brown and red tones of the brick behind me – but I’m not hear to talk about photography.

I need to make a separate mention for my Elixir The Label Epiphany Cuff that weighs down my wrist. I cannot explain how lucky I am to have one this amazing piece along with the High Stride Necklace from an Instagram competition from Melbourne bloggers Jess and Steph Daddon of How Two Live. I have been lusting over anything Elixir for months and months now. The price tag however doesn’t fall under the regular student budget. Someone out there has definitely answered my prayers! So a massive thank you is needed for How Two Live and Save The Last Pinker (stockists).

Also a birthday shout out to my amazing boyfriend. I love you, and I hope you had a wonderful birthday. Round one down, and two rounds this weekend to go!

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ASOS Coat

Bardot    Singlet

Nasty Gal Jeans

Elixir Cuff

Zu Boots

Forever New Tote

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Winter Warmer

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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

Three Bags Full

Faux Fur Jacket Full Length

Today was another miserably cold day in Melbourne, but I couldn’t be totally disappointed because it meant that I could pull out my second jacket purchased at the HTL sale. Meet my Minty Meets Munt faux fur jacket. isn’t it absolutely fabulous! I had been after a good faux fur jacket for ages, and I’m so glad I found one; so thank you Jess and Steph Daddon! It was perfect for the early start I had at uni today (8.00am!), as I could rest my head on my jacket, acting as a fluffy pillow. It will probably end up my Thursday regular jacket. Unfortunately, it wasn’t very successful in protecting me from the cold or rain – this is the sacrifices we make for fashion.

I love the different textures in this outfit: between the layered ruffles of the fur jacket, the paisley printed smooth denim, woolen scarf as well as my frizzy hair. The jacket makes anything look chic this winter. My next investment might be a white faux fur jacket.

After uni, I met my friends for lunch at this amazing cafe in Abbortsford called “Three Bags Full”. With an all day breakfast menu, it was the perfect restaurant for us. I had the Three Bags Omelette and it was absolutely incredible. But it didn’t compare to my friend’s ricotta hotcakes with stewed berries and rhubarb. Definitely ordering that next time!

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Minty Meets Munt Fur Jacket

Zara Jeans

Romwe Top

Florence Market Scarf

Glassons Booties

Lygon Lunch

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I went job hunting along Lygon Street today because I heard a couple of retailers were hiring and I jumped at the opportunity! I even have an interview on Monday so fingers crossed. My boyfriend conveniently had his lunch break from uni as I was there, so we decided to meet up for lunch at one of our favourite cafes. Both being Italian, we have a big appreciation for the antipasto meats, cheese and breads. So we decided to get an antipasti from D.O.C. and it was incredible! It tasted so authentic. It was like having lunch at my Nonna’s house. Note my boyfriend’s face when the plate arrived; he was in food heaven.We are definitely coming back regularly, and if I get the job on Lygon Street I know where I’ll be spending my lunch break.

I can’t believe I haven’t done an outfit post wearing this parka. It is probably my favourite winter piece in my wardrobe. It’s so versatile and I wear it all the time. If you’re interested in purchasing it head over to Market HQ. Believe me you won’t regret it. I have been wearing in consistently since I bought it about a year ago and it is forever borrowed by my envious sister.

My Wittner Boots also made their debut today. They’re very comfortable thanks to the platform and thicker heel. I’m so glad I finally found a staple winter boot. And the studded toes suit my style perfectly.

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Market HQ Parka

Wittner Boots

American Apparel Crop Top

Equip Necklace

Nasty Gal Jeans

Sportsgirl Handbag

The Perfect Jeans

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As you can judge from my previous posts, I have quite a few pairs of jeans ranging from high waisted white to green paisely print and everything inbetween. Despite my mild obsession with denim, the most important pair I have in my wardrobe is plain blue jeans. Blue jeans are definitely a wardrobe staple for all men and women.

The right pair of blue jeans is like a canvas for your outfit. For everyday wear, a t-shirt and comfortable flats or sneakers is all you need. And with ease you can transform this look by changing the flats or sneakers to a nice heel and team is with a cute top and a tailored blazer for a night out on the town.

I always found it hard to get a good pair of blue skinny jeans; either they’re too loose around my legs, or the crutch is too low, or the back part of the hip would protrude; a multitude of dilemmas! Truly a first world problem. But in my usual visit to general pants I picked up a wrangler pair. I put them on and they fit like a glove. They were the first pair of jeans that didn’t flatten my already small bum, so I was head over heels. The pair I have is called the mid Twiggy Blue. I am a big fan of high waists – the higher the better. But I thought a traditional pair of blue jeans would be more versatile, so I went with a mid rise. I can’t handle low rise jeans for some reason.

For those looking for a pair of these AMAZING jeans, you can buy them here at General Pants. Co and they come in low, mid and high rise in different colours also!

Comment and say what your favourite jeans are, I’m always on the hunt for a new pair, and I would love to hear what you think 🙂

 

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Fashion Foliage

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Melbourne has changed season dramatically from extreme heat to cold winds (well, it’s cold for me because I’m like a cold blooded lizard). so, I could finally bring out a pair of jeans and a scarf. I have a more mild obsession with scarves, now owning about 18 different colours and patterns.

I have been obsessing over green and orange lately so I decided to show off some of my recent purchases today. I especially love this statement necklace because it can double as a cool embellished collar on a high neck top.

These pants were also a little impulsive of me. I usually stick to block colours, but after a good tutorial at university I guess I was feeling a little confident and went for a bit of a shop in the city to celebrate – it’s dangerous going to uni in the city, so much temptation to spend money or either food or clothes…I need to get another job I think. I saw these pants sitting on the display table and just went for it and instantly fell in love. Three minutes and a card swipe later I was out the door with my twelfth pair of jeans.

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Zara Paisely Printed Trousers in Green

Portmans Basic Long Sleeve Top in White

Zara Pearl and Rope Statement Necklace

Joanne Mercer Leather Lace Up Boots

Country Road Lightweight Scarf in Orange

Luella Woolen Trench Coat in Charcoal Grey

University Orientation

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Today I went to the second orientation day at my university. I woke up this morning to the sound of thundering rain which broke the sunny streak Melbourne had these past 2 weeks. I couldn’t help but think it would foreshadow my year in this new course. And of course it was the day I chose to get my student photo done. Oh well. School photos are never flattering so why should I break that tradition.

Today for the first time in a while I got to wear a scarf. I have quite a scarf fettish, having one in every colour imaginable. The one thing I love about cold weather is layering all my looks with scarves. I felt this white scarf would soften the brightness of my blue jacket. Although, it didn’t take long for the scarf and the jacket to come off because after midday, the rain stopped and it returned to a sunny summers day. Melbourne weather is so unpredictable that you have to be prepared for all four seasons in one day.

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Faux Suede Moto Jacket in Royal Blue from eBay

Dotti Striped 3/4 Sleeve Top in Navy/White

Jay Jays Leopard Print Ankle Biter Jeans in Black/Grey

White Scarf from Firenze Markets

Joanne Mercer Lace Up Leather Boots in Grey

Heart Shaped Murano Necklace Charm in Turquoise