Autumn, I’m definitely ready for you. I love Summer and Winter, but there’s something about Autumn and Spring that’s so much more live-able. I can’t wait to actually get out and go on adventures again, to go out and see new things, hike and explore new places of this city, of this state, on the weekends because Summer and Winter just does not allow for such fun without the pain of (relatively) high or low temperatures. Autumn is just perfect.
In this romantic summer night’s look I am wearing May the Label maxi dress with a shorter front for that hello boys effect. I love the effortless, gorgeous layering of this dress and I’ve gone barefoot for the beach with a scarf necklace to add to the layering and a ka-pow colour.
I’ve never worn a pair of pants that got so many questions.
“Is that a skirt?”
“Are they long shorts?”
“Why am I so confused..?”
People! They’re just palazzos with a split in the front.. duh… I wore my new fave stripe maxi shorts with this Backstage crop bustier to detract it from looking pajama-ry in any way. Oh and heels help. Heels ALWAY help. Especially when I get teased for being tiny. Yes, I’m 5″3. And yes, I always walk on boardwalks in stilettos because there’s no chance of your heel getting caught between the cracks.
Just checking in on this happy hump day. This year has started off slow with some major bummers but there’s always light at the end of the tunnel and I’m glad to say I’m on my way up and out. I feel like Sylvester Stallone in Daylight (damn good film).
In light of this I thought I’d post something in golden light, end of the day, end of the summer kind of light. I’m wearing an embroidered tank by Amuse and my go-to mid-rise shorties from Wrangler with a pair of my old fave cowboy booties.
Free people is a gorgeous brand I’ve been following for a while. Their bohemian/ street branding is gorgeous and I find it inspiring how they can transition between winter and summer so effortlessly without compromising their style. Something I’m still working on as I flutter somewhere between 80′s hair metal black on black, sweet summer beach dresses and then tight crop and midi skirt glamourama. Even I get confused.
I’ve been a huge Spell fan for a long time and the Spell blog is one of my biggest inspirations so it makes sense that I’m finally wearing their clothes. Although I’m not in Bali like their latest editorial and I’m stuck at Tamarama I’m still grateful for the Aussie summer we’ve had and how amazing some of our beaches are.
I put this romper look together with a bunch of my old accessories and my fave brown leather booties. Pair brown and tan tones over cream and whites for a bohemian vibe.
I don’t plan to post a step by step or how to work out routine because there are hundreds of more qualified, fitter internet sensations than me who could do it better and have actually education expertise. What I’m going to share with you is why I work out, my work out style, and how I stay motivated (and what I wear while I do it).
1 . In 2008 I went to the doctor to figure out what was wrong with me, I was chronically tired, I had low iron and had no energy. Quite simply, I started taking iron tablets but easier than that she said I needed to exercise. So I joined the gym. I had no idea what to do at first so I got myself a personal trainer, best investment of my life. She showed me how to use everything, which builds up your confidence of being at the gym without being intimidated by the guys (or other girls) at the gym. It stops you from being a cardio bunny and actually gets your muscles moving weights! And my energy levels shot right up.
2. I’ve had 4 excellent PTs since and I’ve told them all my goals (to be lean and toned) prior to starting any program with them and believe it or not they’ve all literally given me the same work outs to do. None of them have told me that I need to run for hours (thank God) but they all get me doing a buttload of squats, lunges and deadlifts.
3. Luckily for me this is how I like to train. Alone and in my own time. I don’t like training outdoors, I don’t like classes (except pilates), I don’t do group sports well, not because I’m not a team player but because I don’t care enough to compete. I don’t like cardio (I occasionally do it to ‘freak out’ my body and switch things up). So gym it is.
4. I often wear crop tops, tight tops and shorts or leggings to the gym. I wear tight tops or crop tops because I’ve done alot of pilates which trains you to constantly be engaging your core, having form fitting clothes really reminds me that I need to focus on my abs and keep them in and tight. I always find that when I’m wearing a loose oversized tee, I am not thinking about engaging the core which can often end in some sort of lower back injury, it may not always be immediate but it can come on over time. A big NO-NO.
So this is just an intro into my fitness lifestyle – I’ll keep you posted on how I’ve stayed motivated for 7 years, how often I train and what I’ve learnt along the way.
New(ish) Kanye!! But I’m grateful he’s put track on spotify and a music video on youtube. I love this track because it takes me back to 808s & Heartbreak (a killer album you need to listen to if you haven’t). This track is written from the perspective of his late mother to him and dedicated to his daughter, Nori (of which has THE biggest swag of any toddler, ever). The video is directed by Her’s Spike Jones and is raw and real. I love the layers between his auto-tune and his actual vocals at about 2.00 with the fade back into the chorus. My god. I’m swooning.
If you listen to the lyrics of this song – you’ll immediate relate. If you’re a girl. Or a guy. Or a human whose fallen for someone who hasn’t quite reciprocated then yes the heart strings will be tugged like a Taylor Swift album right after a break up. But whatever, if you’re lucky enough to never be rejected then the bass, the falsetto and catchy clicks should have you shimmying your shoulders. Otherwise you are indeed, a robot.
World’s colliding!! My fave girl Taylor Swift with my other fave situation – sexy black guys with English accents and gorgeous deep raspy vocals. What a vibe. Not only is the situation a good thing but the arrangement is perfect from the brass to the electric drums and Labrinth kills it in every way.
Not an official video but this guy, Jarryd James, is fairly new on the Aussie scene and I have the feels he’s going somewhere.
Blazer, denim shorts and stiletto sandals. Something about it is very confusing to whoever is seeing you walk down the road in it and I like that. It’s business on the top, party at the bottom with a little bit of summer casual somewhere in between. The mullet of fashion statements you could say.
Ok so it’s so secret that I never stray far from just wearing denim shorts and tees in summer – my summer wardrobe has been uninspired due to the sweaty climate but hey let’s jazz it up with a collar & some booties, eh.
I hope your Monday morning spirits are high and that you have a killer week!