Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Blowin' in the Wind

Not going to lie - I've probably spent far too much time listening to Bob Dylan as of late. But it's a great song. And for some reason, it's rekindled my love for floaty dresses, which is what I've been been living in lately. What's not to love - you can practically throw them on, the way they move around in the most flattering way when you move, the liquidy silk material, and really, how they blow in the wind (yep, I went there). It's probably going to be an everlasting love affair. 
If you hadn't noticed yet, I'm not a colour person. I think the sheer thought of colour scares me a bit! So summer, meet my monochromatic floaty dress. 
My Pet Square dress | Witchery sandals | ASOS bracelet | ASOS necklace | Tom Ford sunglasses (similar here) | Woodford & Co rings

Friday, 18 January 2013


Posting on your lunch break is an extremely new thing for me, and I'm not sure I'm a fan. Especially when posting photos of mini breaks while sat at your desk. And especially if said work desk is piled high with work which has begun to topple over and is threatening to cave in on you. 
Please, Hunter Valley, TAKE ME BACK! 

Off topic (to avoid any form of travel bug-related depression), I've learnt a few things while in the Hunter. 
1) Wearing lace, even with nothing underneath, does not save you from 40 degree heat. 
2) Wearing plastic-type skirts (see below) in aforementioned weather is highly uncomfortable for obvious reasons. The same generally applies to leather (or PVC, if that's your thing...) 
2a) Said plastic skirt can stand up on its own, similar to a witch's hat. 
3) Visiting gardens in such heat is also not the brightest idea. Sadly, the flowers are a bit droopy-looking. 
If you listen to Sydney weather forecasts, we're "in for a scorcher", and so, with this in mind, you're pretty much set (read: doomed)! 
Forever New lace top | Ixiah Horizon skirt | Tom Ford sunglasses (similar here) | KARL shoulder bag | Peeptoe Shoes skull chain | ASOS bracelet | Woodford & Co stackable rings | Matt Bernson sandals


Wednesday, 16 January 2013


When I think of designer collaborations with fast fashion brands, the words that instantly come to mind are not 'want, need, buy'. Call it avoiding buying into the hype, or not buying into the commoditisation of luxury (using big words - you know it's serious!). I'm really trying my best not to turn this into a rant, I promise... In fact, I don't need to - you can read Eugene Rabkin's brilliant rant here, or as he might call it, a discussion on the 'democratisation of fashion'. Either way, what a genius! 

The newest designer collaboration in question is Prabal Gurung for Target, and surprisingly, it's good. Really good. That is, provided you're not naive enough to say that you're buying into the range purely because you like the designer. Then that just makes it awkward for everyone involved. 

But don't take my word for it. Check it out here. Or see a few of my favourites below. 

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Wildfox goes Clueless

The single best thing about being an 80s kid is not Gumby, nor is it TMNT, My Little Pony, or wearing bike pants back when they were really cool... Actually, let's just rethink the last part of that sentence, because really, bike pants have never done anyone any favours! 

What being an 80s kid REALLY comes down to is being old enough to appreciate Clueless, yet young enough to be awe-inspired and completely and utterly obsessed. And now, you can do it all over again. Kindof. With Wildfox's new Spring/Summer '13 campaign, 'We're the Kids in America'. 
These are just a few of my favourites, but it's definitely worth checking out the link below for the full campaign. 

Tell me you're not in love. Do it.... I bet you won't! 

Source: Wildfox blog

Sunday, 6 January 2013


Having spent the past couple of days attempting to wine and dine in the Hunter Valley, aka Wine Country, I've dreamt of the infinite possibilities of dealing with Australia's harsh summer in the bush such as importing an iceberg and building an igloo, or filling the hotel pool up with ice cubes - some of these may be slightly unrealistic... 

Unfortunately the most plausible way to handle the heat (because when it's this bad, you can't even beat it!) is to wear all white and minimal jewellery. And to scrape your hair up as fast as possible with anything within reach (especially if you're stupid enough to lose ALL your elastics). Anything more, and you'd probably melt into a white and gold sweltering, sweaty, sticky mess, and no one wants that. 
On a different note, I've never been a trainers kind of girl. Or into anything remotely sporty. I'm still highly unsure what I think of them, or even what I think of the ones I've bought. I figured the only way to really know, was to keep wearing them until I either loved them or hated them. We'll soon find out... 

Joveeba dress | ASOS trainers | ASOS link necklace | Chanel sunglasses