Category: Spring

The Perfect Beach Bag

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There’s no secret I am at the beach every single week at least a few times and of course I have the whole packing your stuff down pat. So alongside my beach towel I’ll pack sunnies, a pair of thongs (flip flops), a book, my phone, a water bottle and most importantly sunscreen. This striped faux leather beach bag from Colette by Colette Hayman fits everything perfectly as well as makes any outfit 10x cuter.

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


November Life Update

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Hi Guys, just thought I’d update you on what’s going on in my life: this week is particualry stressful. On the weekend I was too excited to gram and walked into the ocean without looking where I was going and walked onto a rock covered in oysters so I really did a number on my foot and am now hobbling my life away like a 87 y/o grandma. I’m dumb, lesson learnt.

This was a great week for that to happen as I’m moving out of my apartment that I’ve been in for over four years right before I’m going to Bali for two weeks. So needless to say I’m going to be on my feet for the next 3 weeks! Yay for me. Yay for not healing.

The next few days will be full of packing, packing, shooting, packing and moving and unpacking and packing and then flying. I’m usually quite into going to the gym right before I have a tropical getaway however I don’t think I’ll be able to be on my feet for much more of the day so I don’t know how that’s going to pan out…

Despite all of this I’ve realised I have so many amazing friends in my life who have volunteered to help a little ‘ol me pack up, move, drive and just be there for moral as well as physical support. Makes me so happy :)

So here’s to you guys! *raises non-alcholic glass of something because I’m not drinking right now since I can’t go to the gym and work out*

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Tomboy Floral

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With over half a decade of being a Fashion Designer we were always told that floral print is basically a staple, like stripes and solids, but it’s been well over a year since I’ve injected any ‘floral print’ into my wardrobe. Until now. And even now I don’t think this really counts as a print, because it’s not… it’s embroidery! The floral embroidery trend is really taking off, we’re seeing it in high end designer bags like Gucci and then being filtered down into embroidered denim and tops like this. I like it as a happy medium between having a girly print and a nice way to elevate a look with embroidery.

I’ve also elevated the look with this amazing necklace from Ixiah. A statement necklace is what the front of this outfit needed. The back says alot on it’s own but without the design detail on the front I wanted to add a touch of interest. So add an amazing necklace or set of earrings and bang you’re on your way to dressy without having to wear a dress!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Last Rays

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Just checking in! hope you’re all well and loving life. Thought I’d share these unpublished photos Wes and I took while we were on the Central coast. I love this little series because the beach was almost completely empty and I was actually struggling with catching any light (it was about 6pm) and the wind was gale force. But despite this we still managed to do what we love and do best which is capture photos and enjoy the beach.

Hope you’re all having the best weekend and are ready to wrap up the year!!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Old Skool

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Black tank top, black jeans, black vans and statement sunglasses: a staple look you need in your wardrobe. I’m in love with these Covry sunglasses, the lens colour changes in so many different angles when it catches the light and it’s magical. I love this otufit combo because the knitted rib top was probably intended to be worn back with a dressy midi skirt however me being me I’ve put it with mom jeans and sneakers because I love the neckline and fit but I just don’t really dress up too much anymore.

Putting an all black outfit with statement sunglasses really highlights the frames and doesn’t make your outfit look too busy or over the top.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Street Style

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Sonder Slip Dress | Sonder Mesh Dress | Acne Jensen Boots | Yves Saint Laurent Bag | Sunday Somewhere Valentine Sunglasses


I’ve worn camis layered over tees to death and I’m far from done. I love this look because the tee underneath is a long sleeve, mesh high neck tee. I love the idea of a mesh tees as they are so versatile, you can layer cute shaped bralettes underneath or layer more mesh shirts or tops over it, as well as opaque camis and tanks.

The next time I wear this top I think I’ll wear a black bodysuit under it and tuck it into a pair of high waisted, baggy shorts and belt it.

I literally only have four hair styles: down, half up top knot, pony tail (strictly reserved for the gym) and this two top knot situation. It’s a bit out there sometimes but it really makes a statement which I like.

Jessie x

Photography by Kate Boissett 


Mid Week Bliss

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One of the best things about working for yourself is that you get to choose your weekends. I often look at the weather for the week and pick the days I want to spend at the beach and work my week around that haha.

In saying that, it’s not always fun and easy. I often work weekends and late nights/ early mornings. But you can only do it it you’re motivated enough and love what you do.

In this look I’m wearing this gorgeous Camilla bikini. It’s such a good shape and they’re so comfortable! The waistband has an elastic and the straps are adjustable to suit your bust size. I’d say the bust coverage is small and the bottoms coverage is medium.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

 

Acne Jensen

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I love this look for a balmy night out or lunch out with friends. It’s so casual and chic and I love the injections of leather especially my new Love Moschino bag and my shiny new Acne boots I’ve been eyeing off for years… I finally bit the bullet and invested in them! You guys on instagram went mental over my flat lay so I thought I’d share my thoughts on it.

So is it worth the $750 price tag? My favourite type of black ankle boots are chelsea boots – these are boots with elastic on the sides (no zipper) so you can just slip on and off. Well, I’ve gone through about 10 pairs (no joke) of leather and non-leather black chelsea boots, a couple which are blatant rip-offs of these ones which I can easily say equate if not more to the price of the Acnes. All of the boots were same-same but different, the main difference being a variation in heel height. My perfect pair of chelsea boots have a higher heel of around 3 inches ideally however these only come in 1.5 inches.

I love pointed toes but these points are very very pointy… to the point where if you have a larger sized foot I can see them looking a little too big (I’m a size 7 so average on all accounts). So because they’re already almost flat (not a high heel) the boot looks longer than your foot, which may or may not be ideal.

The leather is gorgeous but as all leather does it has a tendency to crease and I’ve seen this on other instagrammer’s posts of these boots. You can tell when they’re doing a flat lay with boots which have been worn and boots that are fresh out of the box. The crease across the top where your foot bends can look annoying but it’s all a part of smooth leather and wearing leather in so unavoidable but it doesn’t always happen with my other leather boots which have a pebbled design on the leather. So if this bothers you I would recommend the textured leather option.

One good point in the design of the shoe is the heel tab, I have had heaps of chelsea boots where the heel tab is aesthetic only and you can’t actually get your finger in the loop to pull the boot on. In other instances I’ve had the tab completely rip off due to poor manufacturing. I’m sure this isn’t going to be the case in this circumstance.

So all in all I recommend this style if you prefer lower heels & don’t mind (really) pointed toes and I would get the textured leather if I could again as scuffs and creases won’t show up as easily.

Hope this was helpful!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan