Building up basics in your wardrobe are a must, I don’t need to tell you these things. I have quite a few pairs of black jeans, white tees, chambray shirts and even vans. I wear this kind of outfit on the daily, so it seems appropriate to share with you all because if I were being honest (which I am) not all bloggers wear stilettos and dresses every day of the week. Heck, I even wore my trackpants to work on Monday. A serious CBF day.
So where do I buy all of my basics? Online. About 98% of the time. I hate going to the shops, I hate fake shop assistants, I hate finding a park, I love getting things delivered, I love free shipping and I love online discounts – because they’re always around! I rarely purchase anything online without some kind of discount haha #cheap. One of the best places to get these discounts is here. It’s worth having a browse on the site before you checkout with your cart.
It’s a quarter to midnight and I just finished watching the final episode of season 2′s “Orange is the new black”. I liked it. So now that I’m all caught up on tv shows I can resume back to normal life. Normal life being socialising, replying to emails, world news, blogging and catching up on “Suits”. Ok that last one involves tv too but there’s only a couple episodes I’m late with.
What else is new… My next door neighbours are blasting Prince & Incubus. I usually hate when they play music this late as I CANNOT get to sleep with noise. ever. but I love both those bands. actually it’s still annoying and I need to sleep.
In this super quick post I’m wearing trench coat from Asos (on sale now) with Asos jeans which are surprisingly amazing and comfy considering how affordable they were. It’s reaching the end of Winter so I can start packing away the coats soon… despite the winter being so mild. I don’t really remember feeling cold at all?
Ok sorry for the awkward blog rant but I need to sleep. Inserting earplugs now.
I was asked by Somedays Lovin’ to participate in their #somedaysoffduty style challenge inspired by their new collection starring Natalie Off Duty and her sister Dylana. I’ve been following these amazing Cali bloggers for a while now and Wes and I were inspired to take it off track and get away from the city for a change, since we’re being #offduty.
My friend asked me the other day what my ideal day of ‘fun’ would be and I said it would be a road trip out of town, a bush hike and kayaking. I love the city but I definitely LOVE getting out of it too. I love exploring new places I’ve never been and seen, smelling the fresh air of bush and forests. This is my idea of off duty, and this is my idea of fun.
So here’s to Somedays Lovin’ for getting me to get out of town and into a new place of Sydney I’ve never been before! We saw sheep and horses! haha
Hey friends, so although I’m not going to BE at Splendour in the grass festival I still felt like channelling those festival vibes into an outfit post. Just for funzies.
I love the look of a washed black tee, high rise cut offs and a kimono. It just screams ‘Hey, I’m here and I like to party’ (whether you party or not).Throw on your Hunter Wellies and you’re at a festival, even if it’s only you and your friends at the park…. bring the festival vibes wherever you go, man.
It wouldn’t be winter without suffering from a cold. So here I am in the middle of winter in the middle of a cold, I have a headache and it’s 7.48pm and I plan to be asleep within the hour. Coolness factor upped by 10 >Insert sunglass face emoji here<
This outfit showcases another way I styled this knit I wore in my last post. This time with a cropped shirt with micro collar, high rise jeans and duster. Now I never realised how much I buy from Asos until this outfit (such shame…) but in all honesty it’s such a good place to shop, and I only really shop online.
This clutch, however, is from Milispark, a cute new online shopping destination which lets you trial the pieces for 30 days – use the code ‘FASHIONANDSOUNDS‘ to get $10 off your first month!
Also check out my SHOP MY FAVES page to see what I’m buying or planning to buy!
Last night Wes and I went for a drive towards the country for an ‘off-duty’ shoot we were doing (will share very soon!) and on our way home he was determined to find a spot we could shoot in front of the sun as it was setting – a literal chasing sunset moment. I was feeling a little sniffly by this stage (it’s freaking damn cold) and a bit headachy but had no energy to say no and I’m glad I didn’t because I’ve never shot with a sunset like this… or in an open field setting… So I guess you could say this is the real off-duty look as this outfit & location was completely impromptu.
I bought this knit because I was so inspired by Rumi Neeley thinking it would just go with everything. Turns out it doesn’t and low and behold it’s a little impractical but I still love it, it’s a new take on any jumper you’ve ever had.
Photography by Wes Tan, and props to Wes who’s always encouraging me to be a better blogger and poser! haha
Not often am I lost for words on what to write on these posts. I’m not a natural writer but I am a natural ranter. I guess it goes to show how beat I’ve been the last few days. My mind is blank and I hope to get back to being myself, or on a regular schedule again.
I’ll talk about this look, I’m not often head to toe in pale pink, powder blue and neutral tones walking around like a baby shower but there’s something about mixing leather, soft crepes and heavy wools together to make a seasonally confusing outfit. I really like the layering, and although an unconventional outfit for myself it’s always fun to experiment with different looks, no?
You know those weeks that go so fast and so slow and are just so exhausting you blink your eyes and you’re at the end writing a blog post about how manic it was.. that just happened, and here I am.
Last Wednesday I was told to get on a plane on Sunday to go to Guangzhou, China for 4 days for business to collect some fabric samples. China was gnarly, hot, impatient, rude, amazing, dumpling-filled and a very interesting experience. If I manage to get the Vlog up you can see more of that later.
I got back Thursday morning, headed straight to work from the airport and figured I couldn’t make it through the day so went home and slept all day instead. Nek minit headed straight to Hillsong Conference – a yearly conference my church hosts. A truly incredible experience I’d recommend if you ever get the opportunity. It’s next to impossible to leave the conference unchanged if you’re openminded and openhearted. God is doing incredible things and it all starts with us. I wish I got some snaps of it but I was so overwhelmed by it all I completely forgot. Soz. #badblogger
Jocelyn and I shot this quick look before I went away. Just a casual outfit for lazy weekend days, black high rise boyfriend jeans are seemingly more and more of a necessity. I’d recommend investing. Just personal opinion though
There are times that life gets overwhelming and busy, I find that there are moments when all you want to do is sit and watch a series from end to end or even just go to the movies and watch How To Train Your Dragon 2… but you have exactly the same amount of hours in the day as Beyonce and how you use them is crucial (Ok, so I don’t have a PA, millions of dollars and wasn’t born into the limelight but I still only have 24 hrs).
I’ve learnt that even when you want to quit, you have to remind yourself why you started and don’t give up because things get hard or mildly discomforting. No one respects someone who does things half arsed or just for attention.
I’ve never admitted this before but I started this blog because I was unhappy at work and I wanted to create an online portfolio of my work (my designs). I didn’t have a model who could showcase this for me so I had to do it myself (with help from friends, of course). By the Grace of God I’ve gotten myself a great new job and he’s opened up so many more opportunities than I’d imagined in this blogging world. I still have outrageous dreams and I hope they can come to pass by setting priorities right and determination. So here’s not online accountability.
In this look (for this super deep post which I was not planning) I am wearing Cameo’s Golden One bomber, a jacket of which I’ve worn so much more than I thought I would. It layers over any sweater or shirt so well without having the issues of a fitted sleeve like my leather jacket and adds that instant super rad look to any simple outfit. Oh and leather pants because leather pants. C’mon.
I didn’t think I’d get as much wear out of this coat as I have (see my first look here) so I thought it’d be fitting to add another post to the collection. I swapped out the shirt and crop layering with a long line scallop front tank from Cameo over a pair of tight, distressed boyfriend jeans, add a scarf and then BAM, it’s a winter look.
I’m throughly enjoying winter so far. I’m loving bed socks, vege soups and movie nights. Who else is with me?