Sweats + Denim – OOTD

Hi Everyone,

If I was to describe my favourite way of dressing with one word it would definitely be:

C O M F O R T

Until a couple years ago, wearing trackies/sweats was considered unfashionable. Well to be completely honest, it still isn’t fashionable. I know many people who wouldn’t be caught dead in them and others who basically wear them everywhere.  I have seen people style amazing ootd with trackies and it inspired me to do the same.  I could probably dedicate a whole blog post to trackies ❤

Outfit Details:

Jacket: Coles [Mixed Apparel]

T-shirt: Kmart

Sweats/Trakies/Pants: H&M

Shoes: Converse

Bag: Target

So if you are from Australia, I highly recommend you take a look at the Mix Apparel website for amazing basics. You will be surprised at how affordable and the great quality of the items they sell. I was just doing grocery shopping at Coles and saw this denim jacket on sale for $15.

I am so glad that converse is back in style! I remember wearing them every day in my teen years, and having the most random and unique styles. Black and white Chucks go with every look. I especially love the edge it gives to an outfit with a dress or skirt. 

You may also be interested in my other posts:

Maroon + Strips – OOTD/OOTN
Spring into Spring – Ombré Jumper, White Shirt & Bows
Summer Lovin’ – Floral Blazer, White Shirt & Emerald Skirt
Floral Blazer Inspiration
FLORAL. STATEMENT. BLAZERS.
Colour Blocking with OVER-SIZED Blazers

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Maroon + Strips – OOTD/OOTN

Hi Everyone,

Since my previous post did so well, I thought I would continue with the topic of:

F A S H I O N

I am not a fashionista nor a stylist, just someone who enjoys dressing up for the odd occasion. [Well that’s if I’m not in my pyjamas or work uniform]. Today my lovely beautiful niece/best friend/photographer/stylist was home so I thought I would take advantage of this opportunity before uni starts and I once again neglect my ‘Creative Outlet’.

Outfit Details:

Necklace: Baazar in Turkey

Dress: Kmart

Blazer: Kmart

Shoes: Op Shop

Bag: Orginially from Forever 21 but I bought it from the Op Shop

This bag.

How beautiful is it. You can also use it as a clutch if you place the chain inside. There is nothing I love more than a versatile item.

So I was working around Chapel Street for the last 3 weeks and during my lunch breaks I went around to the numerous Op Shops in the area.  Let me just say it was amazing and I was in heaven. I bought these shoes from a Salvos store and they were:

~BRAND SPANKING NEW

~LEATHER

~COMFORTABLE

~FORMAL

You may also be interested in my other posts:

Spring into Spring – Ombré Jumper, White Shirt & Bows

Summer Lovin’ – Floral Blazer, White Shirt & Emerald Skirt

Floral Blazer Inspiration

FLORAL. STATEMENT. BLAZERS.

Colour Blocking with OVER-SIZED Blazers

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Spring into Spring – Ombré Jumper, White Shirt & Bows

Hi Everyone,

I haven’t done an outfit related post in so long. These photos were taken a while back when  I used to randomly get inspired to dress up and ask my niece to take my photos. (Thank you Aleyley) I absolutely love this outfit and could wear it everywhere.

Is it me or do you just feel so much better about yourself when you are dressed in an awesome outfit?

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Outfit Details:

Necklace: Ottoman Treasure (Thank you to my dearest friend Dee for this beautiful necklace. It is a little heavy but worth the pain because it looks amazing with everything.

Jumper: Kmart

Shirt: Op Shop

Skirt: David Jones

Bag: Typo

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I am actually wearing  a men’s jumper but I got a smaller size and folded it up to make it a “cropped” jumper.  I always check the men’s section for awesome pieces like this one. It is  generally cheaper and the smaller sizes are usually available.

And you have probably seen this shirt in one to many posts. So it is kinda obvious how much I love it.  My favourite all time combo for all occasions would have to be:

Over sized shirt + Cropped Jumper +Pencil Skirt

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Thank you to my darling friend Selda for this amazing gift. It goes perfect with everything and everyone knows I love a well structured bag with double straps. I have linked the bag below so if you are looking for an amazing laptop or uni bag, go ahead and check it out.

BAG

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You may also be interested in my other posts:

Summer Lovin’ – Floral Blazer, White Shirt & Emerald Skirt

Floral Blazer Inspiration
FLORAL. STATEMENT. BLAZERS.
Colour Blocking with OVER-SIZED Blazers

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Avocado and Banana Smoothie – Recipe

Hi Everyone,

I’ve decided to treat you all today with one of my favourite smoothie recipes to commemorate the return of my blog. I tried something similar to this at a café and thought I could experiment with the ingredients and added my own twist. When I first saw this smoothie on the menu, I was a little taken back and wasn’t sure what to expect, however I couldn’t resist the temptation to not try it. I shared this recipe on my Snapchat and was pretty ecstatic to see I inspired my friends to try it as well.

If you love avocado, there is a high chance that you will enjoy this recipe, and most likely share it with your own circle of friends.

INGREDIENTS

Avocado

Coconut milk

Banana (A handy tip that I like to use, incorporate bananas that are completely ripe as they will add a nice sweet taste)

Chia seeds

Honey (optional- I don’t like my smoothies too sweet so I generally leave it out)

Coco powder (optional)

Ice (This is a must for my smoothies, nothing I hate more than a warm beverage. Thinking about it actually makes me si

METHOD:

Combine everything in a blender and wiz it all together. This smoothie is quite fulling and a perfect alternative for breakfast for those who are on the go. Also, if you aren’t a big fan of really thick smoothies just dilute it with some water or move coconut milk. I have not included measurements so make it according to your liking.

You may also like these posts:

3 Ingredient Semi-Healthy Snack

 Basic Zucchini Spaghetti & Tomato Topping – Recipe

 Rocket, Pear & Cheese Salad – DAY 1

Lentils, Peppers & Bulgarian Fetta Salad – DAY 2

Warm Spaghetti, Prawn and Basil Salad – DAY 3

Carrot, Zucchini, Green Beans with a Pistachio Dressing – DAY 4

Nicoise Salad (Tuna, Eggs & Green Beans) – DAY 5

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The Great Return – UPDATE

Hi Everyone,

Sorry that I’ve been so M.I.A lately. I don’t think that I really need to explain myself as this isn’t my full time job/income [wish it was though]. To put it quite simply, I haven’t had the motivation to do much if not anything for so long but I have finally built up the courage and motivation to write my thoughts down.  Honestly, I did have motivation to write and create blog posts but it was always at the wrong times, like in the middle of exam period, while at work or at 3 AM in the morning.  I want to write about so much and have so many ideas but I just haven’t gotten around to creating them yet. Also I kind of became a pro at procrastinating which is never a good thing. Thanks to my lovely family and friends who have given me the motivation to start blogging again. Maybe this time I will be more consistent and orderly.  I only started blogging as a hobby but have come to enjoy it dearly and turn to it like a ‘Creative Outlet.’

Okay so you may be asking what on earth I have been doing for the past 100+ days, well to be quite honest; university, work, rest and repeat. And if I need to get into specifics, I have been running out of time and energy to do anything besides the above listed. Tired is a word that I used to use so loosely. Now I understand that when I used to say it for petty things like going shopping it was so pointless. I have also understood the difference between physical and mental exhaustion. I wish I only felt physically fatigued. [This reminds me that I should get back into the gym-opps!] Anyways I have basically written a whole paragraph about being tired/exhausted/fatigued.

Now to get to the positive topics. I want to start a new page in my life and document my journey with weight loss. I haven’t been taking as many OOTD/OOTN’s because I haven’t been feeling the best about myself. I think this is a great opportunity to document my change and keep motivated. This is just a thought and I’m not sure if it’s actually going to work but for once I’m being optimistic. I’m planning on write reviews, sharing more outfit ideas, recipes and D.I.Y’s.

I have changed my link which is going to take some time to get used to. ‘Hold my Poodle’ started off as a joke between my friends and I about one of our favourite movies. For some reason I am just looking for any reason to not post this. It feels as though this is my first blog post ever and I am just anxious.

I hope you enjoy.

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Summer Lovin’ – Floral Blazer, White Shirt & Emerald Skirt

Hi Everyone,

WOW!

I can’t believe it has been five months since my last post. What can I say, life just got in the way and blogging was thrown on the back burner. At the end of the day, blogging is my hobby and unfortunately I have not prioritized it well.

I am happy to share that I am currently employed and doing the job I love. Over the past five months, it has been difficult to balance work, school, family and friends since I have been working almost everyday. As it is approaching holiday season, I have countless special occasions coming up and I only thought it was right to share my outfits/ideas on my blog.

I had taken these photo months ago but did not want to post them without writing anything to accompany it.

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Outfit Details:

Blazer: Cotton On

Shirt: Op Shop

Skirt: Op Shop

Bag: H&M

Shoes: Rubi Shoes

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I absolutely LOVE this skirt!

I can’t remember if I posted about it previously on my blog but it is a favorite.

High wasited skirts are so flattering and I believe they make me look slim. And who doesn’t want to look and feel skinny?

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A white shirt like mentioned on numerous occasions is a MUST HAVE! It would be an understatement if I say it goes with everything. When wearing a collared shirt, a statement and extravagant necklace turn your outfit from day wear to evening wear in seconds.

    Blazers

If it was up to me I would wear them every day. If you have been following my blog from the start, you will know that once the word ‘Blazer’ is mentioned, my heart skips a beat. I have provided the links to my previous posts about this amazing clothing type.

You may also be interested in my other posts:

Floral Blazer Inspiration
FLORAL. STATEMENT. BLAZERS.
Colour Blocking with OVER-SIZED Blazers

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Bags with double straps are the new thing. FINALLY!

Use the small straps for an elegant look and if in a rush, throw over the long straps  and run. Well that’s what happens to me.

Each-to-their-own
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P.S. As you can tell, most of my wardrobe is from the second hand store. I am looking into doing a post about tips and tricks to shopping at an Op shop. If you have any questions, leave them in comments!

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Clothing HAUL – Vintage, Op Shop and Brand New Items

Hi Everyone,

It has been a long time indeed. I tried to prepare blog posts for times that I knew I would be busy but it has been extremely hard. As blogging is only just a hobby, I realised that there is no point adding extra pressure on myself.

I hadn’t bought anything new in a long time. I figured it was time to add some new pieces to my wardrobe. I love watching clothing and makeup hauls on Youtube so I added my own little spin on it and decide it is only appropriate to include it on my blog.  These are the items that I have bought over the past few weeks from all sorts of stores. As you can probably tell from the title, some of these items are brand new while others are second-hand.

All the items in this post were extremely affordable.

 BRAND NEW:

KMART

These items are from a department store in Australia known as Kmart. This store has affordable items that you actually get great wear from. Both of the jumpers below were less than $10.  They are perfect for the winter weather at the moment. I was also looking for crop jumpers that I can wear over long shirts (A trend I am currently loving, over jeans and slim fit pants). These sweaters/jumpers are just perfect for that purpose.

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OP SHOP:

One of my favorite second-hand stores was having a 50% off sale and I seized that opportunity to pick up some staple pieces. I have been looking for a denim skirt for some time now. I really wanted one that had buttons going down the front of it. Although this skirt is a little too big for me, it only needs a few stitches to alter it. This is one of the many things I love about buying clothes from second-hand stores. It is cheap, you find unique items and even if it does not fit you can fix it.

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VINTAGE:

As I was browsing my social media, I came across a ‘Vintage Sale Warehouse’ invitation that was held really close to my house.This sale was only on certain days and I finally found an opportunity to see what all the fuss was about. It was a huge warehouse full of vintage/second-hand clothes for only $5 each. Although these are dresses, I am planning on pairing them with slim fit pants or a pencil skirt. I will definitely be including all of these pieces in future blog posts.
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