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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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 [Black & Grey]

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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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Moss Green & Floral – OOTN

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I hope everyone is having a lovely week! As I am on holidays now I have a lot of spare time. This calls for one thing and one thing only. To make my own clothes! My mum buys a variety of different fabrics types, lengths and styles. Instead of letting the fabrics just sit there and having the sowing machine collect a layer of dust, I thought I would make the most of the resources I have. The skirt in the following pictures is one of my creations. It is so difficult to find skirts that are the right size, shape, style, colour or ones that do not have slits. This was my second attempt and it is certainly the best out of the two I have made. Hopefully when I gain a little more experience, I will do a tutorial on how to do it.

Outfit Details

Scarf: Cherry Blossom

Cardigan: ZARA

Skirt: I made it myself 🙂

Purse/ Clutch: Op Shop

Shoes: Big W

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Jess Super soft Slinky Snake Print Tube Maxi Skirt

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Photos From A Wedding with my Family – OOTN

Hi everyone!
I hope you are all having a terrific week! Last Sunday I reached 100 follows on my blog. This is definitely a milestone for me and I would like to thank you all for your kind words.

Last weekend, my family and I were invited to a wedding. It was a lovely night and I truly enjoyed myself amongst family and friends . Here are some of the photos I took from the night. Looking back at the photos makes me realise that I have a very stylish family. I will try my best to mention some details about their outfits as well as mine.

Outfit Details:

Blazer: H&M

Shirt: Kmart

Skirt: I made it myself 🙂

Necklace: eBay

Purse/Clutch: Present from my sister-in-law

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(My niece)

Top: H&M

Skirt: Bardot Kids

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(My sister-in-law)

Purse/Clutch: Colette (Click here for similar one)

Shoes: Fiorelli

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(My niece)

Dress: Fred Bracks

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(My brother)

Suit: Bossini

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(My sister)

Dress: City Chic (Click here for similar item)

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(My sister-in-law)

Dress: Shieke (The flower details were added to the top of the dress)

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(My brother)

Suit: Hugo Boss

Shoes: Aldo

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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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Pieces Lula Barrel Bag with Studs

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Styling Boyfriend Jeans & Celebrity Outfit Recreation

Boyfriend Jeans! They have been around for a while now but until recently, I didn’t really understand what all the hype was about. I have a new found love for them.  They are so comfortable, suitable for all occasions, loose fitting and amazing for all seasons; summer and winter.  In this post, I will display how to take a simple pair of jeans into an extraordinary component of an outfit. There are many places that sell them, for a variety of prices and I will provide details of some below. I usually like to wear jeans on a day to day basis for causal occasions with a nice jacket, over the shoulder bag and with some sneakers like New Balance or Converse. Likewise, I have started to wear these jeans for semi-formal occasions with a glamorous clutch/purse and some statement heels like wedges. As I was browsing the internet for celebrity outfits to recreate, I came across one of my favorite actresses Rachel Bilson wearing a pair of these jeans. She looks amazing and I love the way she has styled them. I have used these photos as inspiration, based my outfit around them and tried to recreate it to the best of my ability with what I had at home as well as adding my own little twist.

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Outfit Details:

Blazer: Big W

Stripped top: Deborah K

Boyfriend Jeans: Kmart

Bag: Op Shop

Shoes: New Balance Trainers from America

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Outfit Details:

Jacket: Kmart

Stripped top: Deborah K

Boyfriend Jeans: Kmart

Clutch/purse: Olga Berg

Shoes: Op Shop

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Janis Boyfriend Jeans

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