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

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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.

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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 – Camel Coat

Hi Everyone!

Finalllllyyyyy!

I am back to blogging and posting about one of my favoruite topics which is FASHION. It has has been too long since my last post. The weather is cooler as it is now Autumn in Australia. It is time to take out the winter warmers to be able to fight this weather.

Outfit Details:

Scarf: Burberry Pattern scarf from Turkey

Jumper: Kmart

Coat: H&M coat from market

Jeans: Kmart

Bag: H&M

Shoes: Rubi Shoes

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Camel coats.

Everyone has one or everyone wants one. I wanted one until I found it at a market for only $10.

I decided to pair this coat with a grey long woolen jumper and dark denim. These two items can work interchangeably with any other coloured coat. I would usually wear this outfit with a pair of boots but I haven’t bought the right pair yet. I am quite picky and I want to buy the right pair so they last throughout the cold weather.

Like mentioned in previous posts, my bag is from H&M for only $5.

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Jeeny Camel Wool Look Coat

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Back To Basics [Stripes]

Hi Everyone!

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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Back To Basics [Khaki]

Hi Everyone!

Firstly, I want to apologize for the inconsistency with my blog posts and for having a 12 day gap between this post and my last one.It is almost time to go back to university and there are so many things happening at once. I am planning on dedicating one day next week just to my blog, taking the photos and writing up captions, ready to post when life gets a little hard to handle.

If there are any particular blog posts you would like to see, please leave it in the comments below.

This is a continuation of my previous post about ‘Back To Basics [Black & Grey]’.

Today’s colour is one that I love just as much as BLACK. Yes that right,

I ❤ Khaki!

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These Khaki chinos were very stylish and fashionable last year. I don’t know if they are still in style but I just love them. They are so comfortable and versatile during summer and winter.

If you are interested in my bag, I bought it from H&M a few days ago from the SALE for only $5! What a bargain!

 These outfits are really minimal but I think that they are so comfortable and stylish at the same time. FotorCreatedn

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Back To Basics [Black & Grey]

Hi Everyone!

I hope that you are all having a lovely week ❤

As I was walking to work on Saturday, I was thinking about upcoming blog posts to create. I was wearing the outfit with the grey top and black pants, and I thought about doing a “Back To Basics” series of posts. I was loving how my outfit was so simple yet classy. Likewise, I am going through a phase where I am not wearing as much pattern or floral as I did before. I call it a phase because as soon as I think of an outfit involving patterns or floral I will just throw it on.

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What do you think of when someone talks about basics or essentials in their wardrobe?

I definitely think of a pair of black slacks/pants. These may be slim fit, high waisted or boyfriend style which are a loose fit.

I also think of a simple black skirt. This can be high waisted or pencil. And that may be knee-length or maxi. It just depends on personal preference.

Everyone MUST have a black, white or grey simple top that can go with everything. They are amazing to have around especially during winter.

Finally, a pair of black shoes that are comfortable whether they are flats, wedges or heels.

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I will match these outfits with a blazer for formal occasions or a cardigan for casual times.

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I would usually wear the outfit with the pants during the day to work, shopping or  lunch. On the other hand, I will wear the skirt to evening events such as a wedding. I will just change the simple top for a shirt and switch the bag for a clutch/purse. 22

I realised that body chains are so in right now! I wish I had a body chain to go with this outfit. They are so affordable but every time I go shopping I forget to get one. DSC_00431

Similarly, can we just talk about how amazing STATEMENT NECKLACES are these days, especially the Ottoman themed necklaces!  They are just to die for! I think that this piece of jewellery will take this outfit to a whole new level.

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Colour Blocking with OVER-SIZED Blazers

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If you are familiar with my blog or my sense of style you will know that I am a sucker for anything got to do with the word BLAZER. 

Over-sized – Tailored – Floral – Bright

I LOVE THEM ALL!

Today’s post is about how I style them.

A simple pair of black pants or jeans are always a perfect match when you are wearing a STATEMENT piece . I am wearing a checkered shirt because I was feeling spontaneous but I would usually wear a simple black/grey/white top. The whole point of colour blocking is to wear bright coloured things at the same time and I have done this with my hot pink necklace.

I would say these outfits are casual or semi-formal. Trade the shoulder bag for a purse/clutch and the checkered shirt for a peplum or, like I said earlier, a black shirt.

You can get an over-sized blazer from most places like ASOS and Boohoo as it currently on trend. Both of the blazers that I am wearing are from an Op Shop.

You may also be interested in my other posts:

Floral Blazer Inspiration
FLORAL. STATEMENT. BLAZERS.

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