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

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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.

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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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Autumn Neutrals – Black Coat & Blue Pants

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Following on from my previous post, you will know that the weather is very chilly here in  Melbourne, Australia.  Here is another quick outfit I put together that I will definitely be rocking throughout winter.

I bought this long coat from a market. At the time of purchase , it was not my favourite style and it had additional features such as excess material on the sleeves which I absolutely hated. Once I brought it home, I gave it a good wash and hung it while it dried to prevent creasing. After this point, I sat in front of the sowing machine and customised this beautiful coat into a style I would adore. I removed the belt as well as the excess material and shortened the sleeves.This just goes to show, if there is an item of clothing you like but aren’t 100% sure about it, try to look at how you could add or remove some things to transform it into a timeless piece.

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Long woolen dress: A shop on Sydney Road

Coat:  Market 

Pants: Big W

Shoes: Kmart 

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Op Shop Chic – Vintage Sweater & Red Coat

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A couple weeks ago I was able to work with my beautiful friend Summy who is currently in the process of finishing her photography course. This was a great opportunity for her to get some experience with lighting, camera angles and finding locations to run future photo shoots. Likewise, I was given the chance to put a few outfits together and receive the photos for my blog.

Summy’s Photography Page

Fortunately, I was given a couple days notice before this photo shoot. This gave me the opportunity to put together some outfits that would not only photograph wonderfully but also go along with my theme. You have probably seen from the title that this outfit is predominantly from the Op Shop. For those of you who have never heard of the terms Op Shop, it is basically referring to a charity shop or thrift store.

Op Shops are not only cheap but also allow you to wear one-off pieces and the chances of you running into someone with the same outfit/clothing is quite slim. My style is occasionally quirky, sometimes extravagant and most of the time simple. And lets just say that all my styles are catered for when I shop at Op Shops. I am not in any way ashamed about the second hand shenanigans. As long as you give the items a thorough clean and avoid buying specific items such as jeans.

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Outfit Details:

Coat: Op Shop

Shirt: Op Shop

Sweater/Jumper: Op Shop

Pants: Target

Shoes: Windsor Smith

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Over-sized white shirts and crop sweaters are the best. They are so versatile, if you change either the the jumper or shirt it basically transforms the outfit. The current jumper that I am wearing is not a crop, I just folded it up. *QUICK TIP*

Ahhhh!  Can we just admire these pants and how slim they are? I absolutely love them and would wear them everyday if I could because they are so flattering.

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These should be the words used to describe at least one pair of shoes in ones wardrobe. These shoes are timeless. They are suede and just tie everything together in this outfit.

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Special thank you to my lovely friend Summy for these amazing snaps!

You should all follow her page (linked above) for spectacular and original photographs.

I loved putting this outfit together and would love to continue this series of Op Shop Chic.

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Back To Basics [Stripes]

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This will be the last post from my ‘Back To Basics’ series.

Here are my previous posts:

Back To Basics [Khaki]

Back To Basics [Black & Grey]

Back To Basics [Polka Dot]

STRIPES

Some people hate them and others love them. I definitely love them! I do not know if the whole rumor about horizontal stripes making you look wider is true but that does not bother me.I generally choose an outfit in the order of whether it is 1) comfortable, 2) stylish and 3) flattering.

image1Both of the skirts in this post are pleated which are so flattering and I love the flowy effect. The navy skirt was my mothers and as soon as I saw it I fell in love. There is nothing wrong with looking through your mum’s wardrobe, you will be surprised at what you would find especially if they have kept their old outfits and vintage pieces.

image2I paired the second outfit with a bright ombre scarf. This breaks up the monochrome effect in the outfit. Tan coloured shoes and bags go with EVERYTHING! Like stated in the previous post, this bag is from H&M for ONLY $5. Also, these shoes are from Rubi Shoes for about $10.
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If you have any suggestions for upcoming posts, please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments.

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Back To Basics [Polka Dot]

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If you have been up to date with my posts, you will know that I am currently doing a ‘Back To Basics’ series with the clothing from my wardrobe.

Here are my previous posts:

Back To Basics [Khaki]

Back To Basics [Black & Grey]

I tried to pick outfits that include polka dots and may be casual as well as formal by simply switching certain things such as the bag or shoes. I think that both of these outfits can be dressed up or dressed down which is always a plus!

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This pleated polka dot skirt is one of my favorite things in my wardrobe.

If it were up to me I would wear it everyday.

If I have difficultly picking an outfit, this skirt is a definite pick-me-up.  The first outfit looks and feels a bit monochrome, a little too matchy-matchy but you an just change the hijab or shoes to a solid colour such as blue or purple.   I would say that out of the two outfits this would be considered the  ‘casual’ outfit.

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Can we all just acknowledge the amazing colour of this polka dot top?

I am a sucker for anything with the colour mustard.

The skirt and top are both from the Op Shop. I love how you can find exquisite pieces that are a possible a one-off and you wont run into anyone wearing the same thing. A good wash and these items are good as new. You can switch the cardigan for a blazer and bag for a clutch and it will become a perfect formal outfit. I would definitely wear the second outfit to a wedding or birthday dinner.

I know that some people have difficulty styling clothes with patterns. I usually go with one patterned item per outfit but on the odd occasion I may mix two of the same pattern or completely different ones. When you have a system in mind, this makes it easier to style the item.

This is how I do it but you can do what best suits you and your style.

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I have a few more ‘Back To Basics’ posts coming up.

If you have any suggestions for upcoming posts, please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments.

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Polka Dot & Maroon – OOTN

Outfit Details:

Scarf: Mum’s scarf

Shirt: Target

Blazer: Kmart

Skirt: Op Shop

Bag: A shop on Sydney Road ‘SIMPLE’

Shoes: Op Shop

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Polka Dot Western Shirt

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New Look Soft Crepe Blazer

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Maxi Skirt

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Pieces Lula Barrel Bag with Studs

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~Cost: $43.00 (not including postage)

~100% Polyurethane

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Wedge Court Shoes

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Floral Blazer Inspiration

Like promised in my previous post about my Floral Blazers, these are some ideas for you. My favorite place to look when it comes to blazers are online websites such as eBay,  ASOS, Boohoo and second-hand stores. Below are some beautiful floral blazers which are affordable from online websites. This blog post is dedicated to providing you with websites that have amazing designs for a very reasonable price, not only do they have a variety of sizes but also styles. There are many more styles, shapes and designs for you to see. Please let me know if you would like to see a post about how to incorporate a floral blazer into an outfit for casual and formal occasions.

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ASOS Soft Blazer In Floral Print

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~Cost: $ 25.00 (not including postage)

~Available in sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16

~100% Polyester

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 Felicity Floral Print Tailored Blazer

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~Cost: $24.00 (not including postage)

~Available in size 8, 10 and 12

~75% Cotton, 20% Polyester, 5% Elasane. Flat Measurement of Garment Not Worn. ( Machine wash ). Model Wears UK Size 10.

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Jocelyn Floral Print Blazer

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~Cost: $20.00 (not including postage)

~Available in size 8

~95% Polyester, 5% Elastane. Flat Measurement of Garment Not Worn. ( Machine Wash ). Model Wears UK Size 10.

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Floral Blazer

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~Cost: $77.99 (not including postage)

~Available in size SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE and EXTRA LARGE

~Fiber Content: 96%polyester,4%spandex

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Floral Blazer Contrast Collar

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~Cost: $32.88 (not including postage)

~Available in SMALL, MEDIUM and LARGE

~Polyester. Gentle machine wash cold.

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Melisha Floral Print Tailored Blazer Black

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~Cost: $69.98 (not including postage)

~Available in size 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14

~100% Polyester. Model Wears UK Size 8.

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