Friday, 26 September 2014

Long black

Lets just for a minute ignore the fact that I have been neglecting my blog and get on with it.
So...long, flowing, pretty, maxi skirt is what I get excited about these days. Better yet, make it a plisé and I go totally weak at the knees. I like it styled with oxfords or boots for a not-too-feminine look but last Tuesday I wore mine with pointy d'orsay pumps to work and by golly it looked awesome.
Get the look:
Zara maxi skirt, Alexander Wang scuba jumper, Chloé studded boots, Rebecca Minkof Sammy bag, Fay Andrada Rele bracelet. Also these boots are worth consideration.
Sunday, 15 June 2014

My favourite colours

Nerd boyfriend's cousin is getting married next year so I offered to help with designing the invitations. When we met over coffee (and delicious homemade bread with jam) to discuss some ideas, she mentioned that she had recently researched online to find out which colours would suit her best.

It made me think about my favourite colours and for a little while I felt somewhat bland.  My favourite colour is grey marle followed by black, white and navy. My wardrobe looks very monochrome, but then everything goes with everything.

In the past I've tried to introduce colour into my life. Like the red dress I wore to a wedding and haven't worn since, or the bright striped top that was going to change my life and ended up in the opp shop pile after 1 wear in 3 years.

This year though, I have decided to accept me as I am, monochrome and all. I only buy my favourite colours and sometimes even wear head-to-toe grey marle. I call it my 3 shades of grey outfit.
My colour choice makes me feel stylish and sophisticated and sometimes even a bit like Emmanuelle Alt (but shorter) so what's wrong with that?
Monday, 17 March 2014

Current obsession: Full skirt

full skirt leather
full skirt leather
Organic by John Patrick
Organic by John Patrick
Martin grant F/W2014 long full skirt tibi full skirt
Over the past few months I have developed a full blown obsession with full skirts, especially the navy skirt from Organic by John Patrick (3rd picture from top). 
Timeless and versatile, the full skirt suits most body shapes and looks good at any length. 
For more glamourous inspiration I highly recommend to check out Martin Grant's Fall/Winter 2014 collection.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Things I bought in Japan : Part 1

Nerd boyfriend and I have recently returned from our first ever trip to Japan. It's a beautiful, incredibly clean and super-organised country so I immediately loved it. The Japanese are such welcoming and friendly people and have a quirky and adorable sense of humour. I'm already looking forward to going back.

One of my highlights was shopping in Tokyo (without nerd boyfriend of course) so I thought it would be nice to share my various purchases with you in a series of posts.
Monday, 17 February 2014

Hit the tracksuit

I am a bit obsessed with tracksuit pants so thought I'd share some favourite finds. 
I wear mine mostly with Converse all stars like Barbara from Free People (top pic) or sometimes with ballet flats for a slightly more feminine look. I haven't tried the tracksuit+oxfords combo just yet but maybe one day I will.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Theory Spring/Summer 2014

Theory have launched their new Spring/summer 2014 campaign featuring Stella Tennant, Photography by Lachlan Bailey. Just last week I visited the Theory shop in Shibuya Tokyo and loved the simplicity and clean lines of the range.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Holiday gift guide: For her

1. Embroidered tassel scarf from Seed   2. Totem necklace from Need Supply   3. Dash pom pom hat from Leif   4. Merino fingerless gloves from Toast   5. Bag II from Julia Marco   6. Bar-Co bubble bath from Anthropologie
Monday, 2 December 2013

Holiday gift guide: For him

1. conductive gloves by Steven Alan,   2. Nike Air Max 90 sneakerboot from Need Supply,   3. Fantastic Man magazine from La garçonne,   4. iPad mini case from Country Road,   5. Striped wool throw from Leif,   6. Rubber dipped dot mug from Sight Unseen

Or if he likes photography like my nerd boyfriend does I would maybe get him something like this.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Shades of indigo on a rainy day

It's a cold rainy day in Melbourne. I like this kind of weather. So much so that watching water droplets fall in a flurry when a gust of wind touched the plum tree outside my window almost made me cry this morning. 
Clockwise from top left:
Wool striped pillow from Steven Alan, Photography by Nick Seaton, butter London nail polish from Need Supply,  Anniet ballet flats from Steven alan,  Velocity circular scarf from Need Supply.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Pastel lemon

Country road catalogue limone cushion
Country road limone cushion
I like the new Limone cushion from Country Road. It's soft yet bright at the same time and very very cute. 
Tuesday, 5 November 2013

The perfect chelsea boots

I've been looking for the perfect black chelsea boots for a while now. I bought these boots a few weeks ago but they aren't as comfortable as I was hoping. I wonder if these Coy boots by Rachel Comey might do the trick. I would pair them with this amazing coat by Carven.
Monday, 7 October 2013

Call of the wild

Love this photoshoot of Kasia Struss for Vogue Paris by Lachlan Bailey. Makes me want to pack up a tent, some blankets and a stylish shearling jacket and head for the mountains.
Thursday, 3 October 2013

Boys will be girls

White sweater tomboy style
I'm always a sucker for a tomboy look. via La Garçonne.
Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Going low

Black strapy flats
Similar to the lovely high heels from the previous post but without the heel. Via Smoky Alice.
Monday, 30 September 2013

Going high

Black high heel pump
Lovely combination of patent leather and suede in a classic silhouette. Via Smoky Alice.
Sunday, 29 September 2013

Etsy finds : Paint it black

1. Mini banner from Bird and Co,   2. Pillow cover by Pencil me in Stationery,   3. Sleeveless blouse from Hanna Boutique HB,   4. Pompom hat from Bang Bang Fur,   5. Ceramic planter from RossLab
Sunday, 22 September 2013

Just going to feed the ducks...

1. Rag & Bone easy sweatpants from La Garçonne   |   2. Hilary Grant pompom hat from Farfetch   |     Zebra intarsia knit from Scotch & Soda   |    4. Dot socks from J. Crew   |   5. White Chuck Taylor All stars from Converse

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Margaret Howell AW13

Margaret Howell AW13
Margaret Howell AW13
Margaret Howell military boots

Margaret Howell is a woman after my heart. Every piece in the AW13 collection would slot perfectly  into my predominantly monochrome wardrobe. And of course, those boots... Sigh.
Sunday, 8 September 2013

C'est romantique

Print via Society6 here.
Sunday, 1 September 2013

Ready for spring

Spring has sprung in Melbourne today and I'm putting on my new Country Road sandals (these ones) and heading to the nursery to buy plantings for my new vegie garden.
Above: Laurel dress from Steven Alan, Sandals from Smokey Alice.