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Recycling Week

coffee-recycling-week I wanted to talk about something I’m really passionate about, and that’s recycling. As I grow older I’ve become more conscientious about the environment and my own carbon footprint through unnecessary waste. I feel guilty contributing to so much of it, such as that extra napkin that just goes into the rubbish when it didn’t need to, the take away green juice I get down at Bondi in it’s plastic cup and plastic straw, forgetting to bring a green bag with me to the grocery store, all the take away containers of food I have, and worst of all the take away coffee cups which are not reusable or recyclable. That’s right. Did you know take away coffee cups are not recyclable?? There’s a thin plastic inside the paper to make it waterproof, so you need to chuck your cup into the rubbish or putting it into the recycling bin will contaminate the entire batch and all of it has to go into the bin!

Since working from home and only having to leave my office for events, meetings, and shoots, I’ve changed my habits and I always have a Nespresso coffee at home in the morning instead of going to a cafe for a take away one. Not only does it save me about $120 each month and is soo delicious, but best of all I’m not contributing to any waste because all of the capsules I use are recyclable. The almond milk cartons I use are also recyclable… Oh, and my Nespresso cups are all washable. Zero waste! I’m sooo proud of this shift and it really makes me more conscientious when I go out to cafes now.

coffee-recycling-week There are two ways I recycle my Nespresso Coffee Capsules:

1. I collect the used capsules in a little bin and pop them in a Nespresso prepaid return bag, then drop it into my closest red post box which is only 50 metres down the road from me.

2. I return them to my closest Nespresso store. I’m in between Bondi Junction and City store and I’m always walking past one every couple weeks at least.

If recycling or reducing waste is something you want to start thinking about in your daily life and you’re guilty of getting one or more take away coffee cups a day, I recommend you get a Nespresso machine for your home or work. I have an Essenza Mini and it’s sooo easy to use.

If you’re also guilty with take away foods, try eating at the cafe instead. If you have to get it take away, bring your own cutlery and don’t take their plastic forks and knives. If you order a cup of coffee or tea, sit down and enjoy it there instead of getting it to go; otherwise have a travel mug with you if you know you’re getting coffee or tea in a rush.

If you’re not sure what’s recyclable, please check here and don’t throw your capsules into the recycling bin at home because they’re too small for the industrial machines.

I hope we can all make a small conscientious effort today to minimise waste and recycle.

Jessie x
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The perfect pearl cross body bag

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Colette Hayman Pearl Cross Body Bag | Colette Hayman Snake Charm Choker | Colette Hayman Earrings (similar here) | Colette Hayman Stackable ringsCold Shoulder TopGlassons Denim Mini Skirt | Wittner Boots


I’m a huge fan of the mini bag, the cross body and gold detailing, add a few pearls and you’ve found a gorgeous new addition to your spring wardrobe! This little bag is such a statement piece that I don’t recommend wearing it with prints like stripes, polka dots, or florals but let it be the stand out piece of your outfit with solid colours.

So hello Spring and goodbye jackets (finally!) because I have NO TIME for you.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan


Primus Hotel Sydney Staycation

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I did a little 3 day staycation at the gorgeous boutique Primus Hotel right in the heart of the city… and it was gorgeous! Greeted with valet parking and a luxury suite which feels like the size of a small apartment, it was warm, inviting and definitely living in luxury.

These outfit photos were taken on the sun soaked rooftop which I can’t wait to come back and visit in summer because they’ll have a fully decked out bar and an amazing pool to laze about in.

Waking up to a breakfast buffet was definitely a treat as well as coming back at 5pm for a cheeky cocktail and charcuterie board in their open, spacious ground level bar. This is definitely a gorgeous place to stay if you’re looking at being right in the heart of the city!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Glue Store Kit Out

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I always get DMs and comments asking about the best places to shop in Sydney usually from people who are visiting or who have recently moved here – one of my personal favourite places to kit out a new wardrobe is Glue Store. Their range of awesome sports brands from Adidas Originals and Nike Sportswear next to international brands like Calvin Klein mixed with their Aussie labels like Mink Pink and A Brand are great to browse through and find a super affordable outfit which is great for uni, work or going out.

I’m usually a very casual dresser so I’m all about the denims and tees so this is my go-to shop for when I want a cool printed logo, stripe tee or jumper to go back with my denims. Also I love their sneakers and watch collection!!

Their biggest store is the one in Central and I recommend that one if you want the best range.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Denim mini

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What you need to look for in a denim mini this season is a high waisted a-line with a raw edge like this one I picked up from Glassons. The raw edge gives the mini a less structured, more relaxed feel and the a-line shape (not bodycon) will also add to the casual look, not dig into your thighs and I personally find it more flattering on the body, just make sure you find the right length for you. I like short mini skirts because my legs are actually really short (for my body) but someone with long legs needs a longer length mini which doesn’t flare out as much otherwise it can start to look really chunky.

I’ve paired it back with this white off-the-shoulder blouse and strappy heels for a casual going out look as showing off your shoulders is still a sexy lil thing we should all do once in a while hehe.

Jessie x

Photography by Helen Driscoll


Glassons Road Trip

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I got to spend the day with three of my favourite girls, Helen, Ash and Kiara for Glassons… we went on a fun road trip up to Palm Beach and got to cruise with this amazing vintage 1950s Chevvy! I had such an amazing time and I never take for granted that I get to do the things I love with the best girls around me!

In this look I’m wearing my fave Glassons denim shorts, a lace racer back bralette and layered over it I’ve got this awesome oversized mesh top. Mesh tees are the biggest things right now, they’re perfect for summer because you can layer over bikinis, bralettes as well as singlet tops and it looks different every time. I have it tied up but it also looks great tucked in or undone just hanging over a pair of mom or skinny jeans and sneakers for a more tom boy look.

So get yourself into Glassons because they have literally every style of clothing you need and you can get a whole outfit for under $100!

Jessie x

Photography by Helen Driscoll


Bali Diary

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Last week I got the opportunity to go to Bali with 4 other amazing bloggers and the A Brand team. The experience was incredible, the weather was perfect and the girls made the whole trip the best weekend getaway ever.

From in-house massages, warm oceans, endless tacos and margaritas I think Bali is a stunning location to travel to if you’re not looking to fork out heaps of cash and experience the beautiful Indonesian culture. I undoubtedly will be heading back to this destination to see more of the landscapes and to try more of the delicious food!

Jessie x

 

This Brand

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Sliding my way into Spring/ Summer in my fave salty blue shorts from A brand. Styling tip: knot everything/ roll everything for OOTD bonus points (lol).

Jessie x

Photography by Scott Lowe

High Summer

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Dannii Minogue Petites Relaxed Roll Up Sleeve Shirt | Target Straw Fedora (similar here) | Target Stripe Beach Bag | One Teaspoon Denim Cut Offs | Silent D Silver Crack Vinetto Sneakers (On Sale Now!)

Summer’s really not that easy to dress for, let alone high summer (the peak of summer as they call it in the fashion world) because more often than not I’d rather be wearing less if anything at all. How I go about this is going for 100% cotton and natural fabrics such as this white shirt from Target, I love the split detail in the back, making it a little different from all of my other white shirts. (Just a tip I got this shirt from the Dannii Minogue petites collection and bought a size 12 because I’m not petite and I like shirts oversized) I’ve put it back with my fave pair of denim shorts from One Teaspoon because I find the Hawks are the most flattering for my body type.

Hope you’re all well and having a good start to the holiday season!!

Jessie  x

Photography by Charlotte Bridgeman

Shop Indie

jessie-khoo-fashion-and-sounds-pitchi I came across this cute site called Pitchi. It’s a new platform for entrepreneurs to sell their unique items with a short film. This helps connect buyers to their sellers via a medium which isn’t explored enough yet in the way of e-commerce. What a new and exciting way to shop! Check out some of my faves below which I’ll be buying for my friends and family over Christmas.

Jessie x


Non-stick sand beach towel


Leather bound, refillable, hand made journal


Recycled, hand loomed Moroccan rugs


Hand made, unique designed bench