Hills High

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Hi All, hope you’ve had a really amazing weekend! I spent half my weekend out with friends, seeing the sunrise over the harbour bridge, went to the movies and met new friends out and about. I spent the other half home alone, churning through Prison Break. I know I’m a little slow to that one but I love prison tv shows and never watched this one back in the day! It’s stressful. So so stressful. But I spent half the time watching it on the treadmill so maybe that amped me up a little more. Being an introvert I definitely appreciate my time alone – I have alot of energy now even though I’m about to head to sleep. But I’m feeling goooood.

In this look which I am wearing trusty Cameo shorts (also styled here and here) and the cutest ever bikini top with chunky plastic zipper and diamond quilting detail under a zip-off trench I designed (available AW15) with my fave ever LOC hat which I get a lot of love for every time I wear it, I really need to invest in more!

Jessie x

Photography by Vienna Chen

Edits by Jessie Khoo


Clubmaster

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A Brand High Relaxed Shorts | May The Label Bralette (available from October) | Mink Pink Oriental Cloud Kimono | Ray Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses

As the sun’s slowly (very, very slowly) coming out and closer to our shores I got to head out to the beach with Vienna and take a couple snaps in my new Mink Pink kimono which comes from their amazing Japanese inspired capsule collection which is everything kawaii in the world, along with my fave ripped denim shorties from A brand. I also got a rad new pair of Ray Bans from Vision Direct which is a great little spot to grab some sunnies or specs (if you’re blind like me). Not many people know this but I wear glasses everyday or contacts every other day. I kind of hate it but it gives me a reason to wear coloured contacts without feeling like a complete fraud. right? right??

Also contemplating whether or not to get my belly button re-pierced. I lost the bar in NYC and couldn’t find a replacement in time (10 hours) and by then it had closed up. fml.

Jessie x

Photography by Vienna Chen 

Edits by Jessie Khoo 

Malibu

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Missguided Bella Paisley Baroque Mini Skirt | Boohoo Neoprene Bomber Jacket (similar here) | Spurr #chung heels | August Street Tank (black ON SALE here) | Seafolly Havana Sunnies (similar here) | Nixon Small Player Watch | Halo Hair Curler

Feeling the retro Cali gurl vibes having stumbled upon this art deco house with Vienna. Just add some coloured sunnies and you’re in another world. I put this outfit together inspired from Missguided’s Carnaby Girl collection.

Having studied fashion history I have an appreciation for the 60′s mod era. I love the minis and sillhouettes of the decade. I put this Missguided Bella Paisley Baroque Mini Skirt together this with chartreuse August Street cami to join eras of 60s and 90s. Throw in an oversized bomber from the 80s, mules which were made famous by the one and only Marilyn Monroe of the 50s and I’m a walking confused mess.

Photography by Vienna Chen

Edits by Jessie Khoo


Where Art

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This series does that for me. I don’t know if it’s the mixed edits, the clear discomfort of having wet jeans on at the beach, being covered in sand when that’s the very last thing I want when at the beach, the perfectly unperfect wet hair or the cotton instead of typical nylon swimmers. It’s raw and it’s different. So if you’re creating content for your blog or even just your instagram I hope that you’re making something in hopes to inspire someone or to get a positive reaction, or even just to make someone’s day. This is a lesson for me also!

Jessie x

Photography by Lucas Passmore

United We Stand // Samantha Wills x Mount Franklin x McGrath Foundation launch

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Last night I got the honour of spending the evening at Sydney’s MCA in support of the McGrath Foundation. Samantha Wills (of which I’ve been wearing almost too much of, here and here) collaborated with Mount Franklin to raise funds & awareness for Breast Cancer.

As someone who’s had family (my dad) has been affected by cancer I strongly support all charities who look to make a difference in the lives of everyday families around Australia (and the world). So if you see any pink bottles of Mount Franklin at your local then grab a few and know you’ve supported a great cause. In addition there’s a collection of jewellery which can be purchased with a portion going to the charity as well as a stunning slouchy tee – more of that later.

#unitedwestand

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan & myself

Ivory

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Allllright, check it out I’m back with another white on white outfit because I tanned up with J bronze (Jennifer Hawkin’s tanning range) and nothing brings out a tan better than white. I like the formula of this product because you can see it as it goes on and it’s kind of shimmery – you can control it pretty well overall. It’s not very dark because I put it on at my whitest of white in Winter (still tan on most people’s scales) and only one application. I used to be SO against fake tans as they have that negative connotation of ‘orange’ but this range is great as it’s more of a bronzy base. The main reason why I’ve changed my mind is because of the Aussie sun (well, any sun, it’s all the same sun) is very very harsh and sooo bad for your skin not only short term but especially long term. You can see it evidently with some parents who have spent their whole lives on the beach vs the ones who spent their lives under an umbrella. I’m not gonna lie and say I will not lie on the beach sometimes but I will definitely try to protect my skin in every way possible over summer. Pass us the SPF 50! And I urge you to do the same (please). So slip, slop, slap on some fake tan because skin cancer is serious and for the most part avoidable.

OK, didn’t mean to rant on so much but I really really can’t stand people who are uneducated about the dangers of the sun. It hurts me.

I wore this gorgeous Cameo set, similarly to this look, because the fabric is gorgeous and drapes so perfectly. I’d put it together again with the stunning Samantha Wills jewels for a dressed up look.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan


Vanguard

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So I was suppose to go out and shoot this morning but it’s raining like a mofo so I thought I’d take the time to share with you this weekend edit Wes and I shot last weekend… in the wind… and the rain… (don’t mind the hair flick… there was so much wind) So we literally only captured these few pics but I actually love how the colours turned out.

I had to put a grunge element of the black tee, and leather jacket back with the floral pants because I don’t think that these types of pants are very ‘sexy’ on me. So even when I tried to make them ‘sexy’ in heels I just LOLed at myself in the mirror like ‘who are you kidding’, please put the chucks on and stop pretending to be hot. Moral of the story. Don’t try to wear anything just because you’ve seen other people wear them a certain way. Instead, be comfortable and be you because confidence comes from self-esteem and people can see confidence over a ‘good outfit’ that isn’t ‘you’ any day.

Hope you all have a warm and cosy weekend!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan


Jewels

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Cameo Shoot Out TopCameo Help Me Shorts | Jeffrey Campbell D’Orsay Flats | Samantha Wills Bohemian Bardot Ring | Samantha Wills Dream With Me Ring | Samantha Wills Bangles | Samantha Wills Necklace | Toni & Guy Dry Shampoo | Toni & Guy Rough Texturiser | J Bronze Dark Tanning Cream | GHD curler

I’m not gonna lie, it’s hard work pretending you have a great life on the internet. I juggle a full time job, a part time blog, training at the gym everyday, shooting on the weekends & dealing with the rain when it rains and you’re trying to shoot. #firstworldproblems

As mentioned in my previous post I am going to start reviewing not only outfits but beauty. I got these great Toni & Guy hair products including this texturiser and dry shampoo. Since I only wash my hair once a week I live off dry shampoo. LIVE. And this T&G one is pretty good! then add the texturising spray to your GHD curls and you’ve got volume and sexy bed hair. This is the look after my hair got rained on, it was better before, I promise haha.

What I like about this outfit from Cameo is the silk dupion type fabric, which gives the slubs in the yarn of the weave. As a designer I geek out over beautiful fabrics, the textures in the weft and warp of the weave and whether they drape or hold structure. There’s a weightiness to the garment as well as a floaty fall. Stunning pieces to match back with gorgeous bohemian inspired jewels from Samantha Wills.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan 

Neutral

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Welcome to the first day of Spring!!! I did it again and hit up the town with my girl, Camille (see my other looks with her here and here). I’ve never really mentioned or talked about beauty products in my posts before but I guess there’s no better time to start than now since I literally use them everyday. I tried a new tan lotion from Tan Organic since we’re coming out of winter and we’re all pasty as. I like the formula on this tan, it’s an oil base and the colour is very subtle (and buildable) which is great if you’re pretending not to look like you’ve just fake tanned. The best part of this brand is that it’s 95% organic, 100% vegan with 100% natural ingredients. As someone who tries to buy organic vege and meat produce it makes sense to support the beauty products too. I also like a tanning lotion that’s safe to use on my face (so there’s no awkward pasty face – tan body action going on).

In this look I’m wearing all neutral tones, for no real reason it just kind of happened that way. I love the embroidery detail on these May the Label shorts made of terry, it’s like a comfy jogger pant made fancy. I’ve made it super casual with the jumper and then brought it back up a notch with the heels. So I guess I just cancelled it all out and we’re back at fancy jogger. This hat from Lack of Color is also the shit.

Jessie x

Photography by Ramon Diamzon 

August Street

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August Street Blazer (also available here) | August Street shirt | Grey Crop Top | Asos Jeans | Prada Bag | Senso Shoes

My everyday staples this winter have been jeans, a collared shirt & a crop (eg. here and here) I picked up myself up some basic not basics from August Street to add to my collection. I love this new white collared shirt with tail and front panel detailing. I’ve layered it under a crop as per usual because I’m obsessed with creating unusual proportions. I wore this blazer to add some dimension and even more layers with it’s peplum hem detail. Oh, and yes that’s a Prada of which I borrowed from Camille, what a baller, oh and the shoes too!

Jessie x

Photography by Ramon Diamzon