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

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

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

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