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.
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.
Looking at the Fenty x Puma range it can come across as little impractical and high fashion, what with the extended sleeves and general oversized vibe. I was always thinking “Is it really worth my money?” and “If Rhianna’s name wasn’t all over it would it be as hyped?”.
After having it in my wardrobe for about a month now I can confidently say the pieces I have work so well with your staple wardrobe, denim jeans and shorts and other black and white pieces and despite the long sleeves it’s really not impractical, but rather super comfortable and so good for layering. The only downside is that we’re going into summer and the quality is so nice that the fabrics are so thick it’s getting too hot to wear. Hence styling it back with my bikini haha.
If you’re after something that’s different, something you can wear on the street and wear to the gym paired back with your leggings then this is a great range. I get that the price point isn’t perfect for everybody but if you’re a fan of Puma or Rhianna then I think having at least one piece from the range is going to make you pretty happy!
One thing that I really love is small, leather cross body handbags that can magically fit so much! This bag is definitely one of them. I’m a huge fan of smaller, tiny hand bags because I find larger ones or totes get too heavy and cumbersome and you don’t need 90% of the things in there! (unless it’s a gym bag, or you’re a mum). For me all I need is my card holder, phone, keys and lipstick. I’m fairly low maintenance like that.
I love the red piping and laser cut out detail on the front as well as the super cute tassel which hangs off the side. The bag also comes with an interchangeable canvas strap which is red (to match the trim) if you wish to change it over!
Just one hour north of the city of Sydney we arrived at this gorgeous beach villa hideaway known as Kim’s. I got a two storey villa right on Toowoon Bay Beach, literally metres from the crashing waves.
The entire experience is beautiful from the delightful staff, the amazing buffet meals, dual showers, spas, the comfiness of the king sized bed to the ease we had getting to and from the beach.
We were truly blessed by the gorgeous weather we had as well! So thank you to the team at Kim’s I can’t wait to go back.
Now the east coast (where we are) doesn’t ever get a sunset so any chance to witness a good one over the water is rare. Especially for Wes and I who are not by any means morning people who will never get up to see the sun rise.
So after a full day of shooting (about 10 hours) I was exhausted and ready to call it quits but luckily for me I have the best friend and photographer in the world who was motivated and excited enough to drive down the road and check out the ‘Long Jetty’ we’ve heard so much about at sunset.
So this is why I’m dressed like I’ve just had a full day at the beach, a little bit CBF and I am definitely in my ‘comfy clothes’…mom jeans, an oversized shirt and thongs (flip flops). Luckily this look was elevated by these gorgeous earrings, choker necklace and this cute mini bucket bag from Colette. But sometimes the realest moments are the ones you don’t plan, the ones you don’t have to dress up for, the ones you just look at the sky, look at the water, see the colours of the sun and clouds dancing on the gentles ripples of the lagoon, appreciate the beautiful things in life and selah.
A bucket bag that doubles as a backpack… freaking genius. I’ve been wearing this bag ever since I got it. It has a removable handle and the cutest tassel for added detail. The size is quite good too so I can fit my headphones in there, a pair of thongs (flip flops), my bikini (because you know I’m going to the beach) and other essentials like sunscreen and a book.
This is my ideal look for a long weekend, which is coming up this weekend! Yay! A distressed, oversized denim jacket over my fave pair of black denim shorts and a tee. So basic and so perfect. And let’s not forget the circle choker, the ultimate accessory to elevate any basic look! The back pack gives it that extra relaxed look we all need for a weekend getaway. Let me know what your long weekend plans are!
If you follow me on instagram and snapchat you would have seen that I stayed in a beachside villa on Toowoon Bay on the Central Coast called Kim’s Beachside Retreat. It was such a great long weekend away and I can’t wait to show you more pics of the venue. This is one cute little outfit we shot while walking through the entrance of the resort on our way into the buffet dinner. Yummmm!
As you know I’m a huge fan of layering delicate pieces like this silver choker and necklace from Mejuri. On their site they have it layered and wrapped around a few times I’ve just styled it not layered but draped down my neck. I’ve worn it with this gorgeous low neck lace romper which is always a good idea when you’re in the tropics! Only because it’s breathable and I comfy (especially for a buffet dinner haha).
If you’re headed to the beach there are so many options on what you can wear, a dress, shorts, tee, singlet… but my fave at the moment has gotta be a linen/ cotton shirt and denim. I’m wearing the shirt because once you’re done for the day you can just throw it over, you don’t necessarily have to button it up, you can just wear it as a cover up and walk back to your car/ house/ villa wherever you are going without having to mess up too much of your clothes with your wet swimsuit. Another winner for the shirt is that I often lie on the beach with a something over my face, and it always end up being my clothing… and a shirt is great for that because it’s light, is breathable and has a lot of fabric.
This has also got to be my new favourite go to watch. It has a silver mesh band is doesn’t work on holes but just a clippy mechanism which I find alot easier (since I’m so uncoordinated!) And as much as I love golds and rose golds… all of my favourite ‘everyday’ rings are silver so this watch just makes so much sense! Why didn’t I get this before??
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So happy I got to shoot with the gorgeous Tori and Karina on Echo Beach in Bali, Indonesia. Was such a fun shoot and great way to document our time in Bali and capture how we don’t ever really take anything too seriously and we’re just out to have a lot of fun, see beautiful places and meet wonderful people. We’re already planning our trip back!