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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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.

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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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Family Weekend Getaway to Inverloch – Photo Diary

Hi Everyone!

This blog post includes photos from my weekend getaway to Inverloch. During the Labour Day long weekend I was fortunate enough to go away for a few days to a holiday house with my amazing family.  Inverloch is a seaside town located in Victoria. As it is on the edge, you can see spectacular views from everywhere you go. Those few days away were a much needed relaxation period away from many things such as university and social media. You realise how attached you are to technology and social media once you go to a place that does not have cellular reception.

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This holiday was an amazing chance to spend time with my family. We spent a lot of timefishing and, surprisingly enough, I was much better at it than I expected. I caught three whiting fish! My brother, dad and I enjoyed fishing so much the day before that we woke up at 6am to go fishing again. Much to our advantage, we caught over 10 fish over the two days.

aaaaaaThese small towns have quirky and unique shops that have an amazing display of carefully thought out items. I have taken photos from one shop that was truly my favourite. They used science lab equipment to create beautiful home decor. There were beakers used as candles, flasks for pot plants and test tubes for flowers. It such a clever idea that would add a different feel to one’s house.  DSC_4005DSC_4009DSC_4006DSC_4008

While I was taking photos for my blog, a man stopped me to ask why I was taking the photos. I informed him that it was for my blog, he handed me a soap as a present. This man’s kind gesture touched my heart!

Botanica Rustica Soaps

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While we were away there were events in the town center that were quite entertaining. There were markets and parades which was an opportunity for the town center to be blocked off. The market was a great chance for exquisite sellers to showcase their amazing creations such as soaps, jewellery, candles and much, much more.

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 My parents really wanted to go somewhere that had fresh organic produce. I had my doubts because we were located right next to the beach. But with the help of Google, I found a farm that sells organic produce and has a cafe as well. Unfortunately, we went in the late afternoon which meant that most of the produce had run out.

Jjaras Farm Gate

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Autumn Neutrals – Black Coat & Blue Pants

Hi everyone!

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

Hi Everyone!

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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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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