7 Jul 2015

My favourite: chambry and denim

I'm a big fan of denim. Maybe not as much as Suger, but I would definitely say I'm a fan. Finding the perfect pair of jeans can revolutionize your wardrobe- they pretty much go with everything and can be dressed up or down with ease. Hunting down that elusive pair that sits right, fades right and is still comfy was always my yearly goal. But to be honest, I'm not really a pants fan. Of course I love my jeans, but there are so many other denim pieces that can give your outfit that same killer-chic vibe.

My favourite: denim and chambry

So first off lets start with the basics: denim shorts, a skater skirt and a classic denim shirt. These three simple pieces are a game changer. I love this sleeveless, spotted shirt, you can tie it into a crop to wear with midi-skirts or even style it up with some darker denim. Playsuits and jumpsuits are everywhere lately and this 17 Sundays boiler suit is the top of my lust list! The fit, the cut! It's divine!

The faded romper from Yours Clothing is another one of my must have pieces. I saw Tess Holliday modeling this a few months before it was released and I fell for it straight away! I can see this piece at the beach, out for lunch or dressed up with some tights and a jacket for drinks on the town! 

If you're new to denim or don't want to go for a full chambray look, there are funky little accessories around too. A bag, a hat, denim belt or shoes; any of these will blend seamlessly into an outfit. Or better yet, break up the denim with another detail like NYATA's sequin Shifty Thing- denim and sequins, yes please!

denim and chambry (shorts)
L -R: elbow patch jumper, romper, shift dress, t-shirt dress, denim joggers

The most import at thing about denim is comfort. Easy wear t-shirt dresses, elbow patches and slouchy joggers, these are comfort to me! Somewhere in your wardrobe, you must have a denim dress. An easily thrown on shift dress, your favourite shoes add a necklace and bang- instant denim chic!

chambry, denim and shoes

I love darker denim most of all. Deep navy and rich blues give any outfit that dressed up feel. Even denim shorts can look dressy in a darker wash. I own one of the Hope and Harvest denim zip off jackets and I wear it all the time. When I'm not wearing it, it's because someone has borrowed it! 

Long sleeveless vests are having a massive comeback and this ASOS version is just perfect! Throw it over a dress, mini skirt or leggings for an easy layered look.  

How do you wear denim? 

1 Jul 2015

OOTD: Playsuit

I have a love-hate relationship with play suits. Admittedly much more love than hate. I actually I adore them, but finding the right type to suit my body shape is where the feelings get less than friendly. I have a long torso, round mid-section and wide thighs, as such, I often find that play-suits sit awkwardly on me. I saw this Yours Clothing floral playsuit in a Summer teaser and it looked like it would suit my shape perfectly. It stuck in my memory so long, that when the team asked me if anything took my fancy, I jumped at the chance of giving this cute piece a go!

Playsuit, stockings and jacket: c/o Yours Clothing
Clutch and necklace: Colette

Firstly, let my start by addressing this photo of my shoes. See those toes? Oh yes. My stockings are inside out. As comfy as these tights are, toe stitching drives me up the wall!  I find that the higher the denier, the tougher the toe stitching is, but I figure its worth it for the deep black colouring and the confidence of knowing you can't see my undies through them! Inside out stockings can be our little secret! ;)

As you can see by the photos, the suit did not disappoint! It really is perfect! I'm wearing a UK size 24-26 here (AUS size 22-24) and the elastic middle-band sits right on my natural waist. I love the deep neckline and eye-catching print. I always feel most comfortable in outfits that draw a lot of attention, crazy but true. The shorts have a very subtle flare which gives them an awesome flow and movement when walking.

I often wear play-suits as a casual item, so I thought I'd change things up a bit and make this an evening outfit. We went out for drinks with some of my girlfriends last weekend and I added the jacket and stockings for a more dressy feel. This waterfall leather jacket (size 22) really toughens up the look without being too structured and it kept the night chill away. How cool are the gold zips and zip pulls, little details like this make it so much more than just an ordinary throw on jacket. I kept the gold accents going by accessorizing (bagarizing?) with this large, metallic clutch' its my go to piece for upping the glam!

What do you think of play-suits??

24 Jun 2015

OOTD: Black, floral and sheer

You know those days when you want to feel like a babein' lady? And I don't just mean like 'I want to feel pretty today' but a legitimate 'I want to put this on, know I look amazing and not have to worry about what I'm wearing all day long'. Yeah. That good. Scarlet & Jo dresses always tick those boxes for me. Simple yet detailed. Classic yet modern. Flirty and demure. The perfect babein' lady dress!

Dress: C/O Scarlet & Jo
Shoes: Betts
Bag: Ebay
Sunnies: New Look

The team from Scarlet & Jo sent me this dress from part of their prom dress collection. I knew as soon as I saw it that it would fit like a dream. The fit and flare cut sits perfectly on my wide hips and the skirt has an attached net lining which gives just the right amount of gentle 'boof' for everyday and dressed up wear.

Mostly I like that its a twist on an everyday little black dress. With the colour splash, the cheeky sheer panel and the flare shape, there is so much already going on that you don't need to add many accessories for it to feel like a complete outfit.

Although this particular dress is nearly sold out, Scarlet & Jo release thier collection in sizes 14 to 32, I love thier size inclusion! From a fit point of view, this dress is a UK size 24 and I'd say it would be on par with our AUS 22-24. The hips are cut more as a free size with the flare and its super comfortable to wear- as with every S&J piece I've ever owned. And this brings me back to what I was saying about loving the brand. Having so much faith in a brand that you can buy something online and know it'll be perfect. That might just be the holy-grail of fashion!
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