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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Feeling Oriental

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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)

Russian Spy

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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).

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Mango Coat

Wittner Boots

Colette Clutch (similar here)

Pop Up Boutique Bracelet

Prada Sunglasses