Category: Winter

High Riser


outfit outfit outfit outfit outfit outfit outfit Tobi Sunny Afternoon Cropped Tank | Set Free Palazzo Pants | Tobi Juno Clutch | Tobi Heels | Missguided Sunnies


I’m officially throwing out all of my low-waisted pants. Why was the year 2000 riddled with them?! I get it, Christina looked hot but they’re not actually flattering in any way, shape or form. They cut your body at your widest point (your hips) which just makes your body and legs look short.

The sad truth is that that trend will probably come back around in a couple years but until then I’m going to actually dress for my body type and that’s wearing high rise pants like these ones. Nothing looks better than accentuating the smallest part of your waist and showing off your curves in the right way. I’ve collaborated with Tobi to put this look together. It’s a funky crop top, palazzo pant number which is casual and head turning at the same time.

The ribbed crop with hook and eyelets are an homage to the sporty scene I love to tap into as well as adding a sexy lingerie feel to it with the eyelets. You can wear this crop with denim, a bomber and sneakers for a more casual vibe or these pants with a strapless bodice to dress it up or jersey t-shirt to dress it down.

Also, the tiny wallet clutch is making a lot of appearances. I love that is perfectly fits my iPhone 6S+, keys and cards! I love mini bags, the smaller the better! They’re so cute and so light. I rarely have big bags as I find I always put stuff I don’t actually need in it… spare sneakers in case you want to go running? sure. Candle in case you want to set the mood? Why not. Typewriter? in you go. #classicme

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Boda Skins Review

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I’ve been seeing these Boda Skins leather jackets all over instagram and had to see if they’re really as good as everyone is talking about. And I’d say they are! The leather is soo soft, unlike my other fave leather jacket which took months to wear in, it’s still stiff but it holds a lot more structure I guess but this one which is made from Nappa sheep skin is so soft and I’ve been getting a lot of compliments on it.

As far as fit goes I wasn’t sure if I should get my true to size (8) or go up as size (10) because I tend to like things oversized sometimes and was told they fit snug but my other leather jacket is on the bigger side with tonnes of room to layer over hoodies and knits so I got true to size. So far I’ve worn it with a tank top under a thin knit and it fits well. It probably wouldn’t work so well under a hoodie, but I figured going into spring I won’t be doing so much layering anyway.

Is the price worth it? One of my first leather jackets was from Zara. It was made from lambskin and was about $250, I still love the design and wore it to death for years but looking back it’s not very warm to be honest. The last one I bought was from Neuw which is about $650 or so, it’s warm with layering, however it’s stiff as a mentioned so not super cosy in that sense. Nonetheless I did wear it about 100x this winter. This one is around $830, so although a bit more expensive than the others I love the details on the shoulder and the cuffs, the leather quality and attention to detail is amazing and it’s made in Turkey so depending on your budget I would definitely recommend this style or brand. My only fault is that the right lapel doesn’t sit down it has a tendency to stick up. Not the end of the world, though.

What’s awesome is that you can choose your hardware colour. My other jackets are gunmetal so I chose rose gold but if you’re looking to buy your first leather jacket I’d recommend a gunmetal hardware, you’ll get more wear out of it and it’s less blingy than silver or gold.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Ripped

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Okay I dunno if I’m overkilling it here with this bomber but I have literally worn it everyday since I’ve got it. It’s sooo warm and kind of goes with everything in my wardrobe right now because it’s reversible so I can wear it as a black bomber or wear it with the print showing. The colour palette of the floral is working so well with my current wardrobe.

Also, if you haven’t yet got yourself a pair of clean, simple white or off-white sneakers for Spring then I think it’s about time you invest. It’s every ‘fashion’ girl’s staple piece, they’re wearing it with jeans, shorts, dresses and skirts. Super versatile! Nine times out of ten I’m more casual than anything so I’m just rocking my Pumas with my fave mom jeans.

Jessie x

Photography by Helen Driscoll

Puma x Careaux

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Mixing your sporty pieces with your non-sporty pieces (like denim) is what I’m all about right now. Think Hailey Baldwin and Kendall. This bomber is so dope, it’s a neat collab between illustrator Careuax and Puma, it’s fully reversible and I’ve been wearing it way more than I thought I would. It’s super warm too, I’m talking warm like a snow jacket and it’s perfect to layer over your sporty crop top for when you’re heading to the gym or just being a boss.

These mom jeans are great for balancing out the tiny-ness of the crop top, if you were to wear skinny jeans it might look slightly hoochie or maybe it’s just me that probably wouldn’t be able to pull it off. I also find that mom jeans or boyfriend jeans aren’t so tight at the waistline so you generally don’t have to deal with ‘muffin top’ yes all girls have this! even the ‘skinny’ ones. LOL. But make sure you keep the casual, sporty vibes with sneakers, anything else will look confusing.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan


Puma

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Totally milking the ‘Casual Friday’ vibe. Wearing mom jeans and what I’m pretty sure is a men’s tee of which I have no qualms – a tee is a tee and chicks can pull of guy’s tees!

I’m also rocking the Rhianna Fentys which are these faux fur slides. Totally a ‘trend’ piece but if it’s a trend piece as comfy as this then I’m on board. I ordered my size but they probably run on the bigger size so I wish I had sized down.

And this is legit: I had run out of contacts so I was just wearing my glasses with all intentions of taking them off for the shoot but instead kept them on just because it was easier (and because I could see). My brother later asked if I were wearing contacts and if the glasses were fake prescription.. Like no. Why and who would do that? Apparently there are people who do?!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan


How To Layer Fine Accessories

triwa triwa triwa triwa triwa triwa triwa Grana Cami (similar here) | Cotton On Jeans (similar here) | Colette by Colette Hayman Bag (similar here) | Triwa Sunnies | Triwa Mint Skala WatchBlack Boots | Double Chain Necklace | Erin Dana Choker | Samantha Wills Rings | Samantha Wills Bangle


Cami and jeans are I’d say a pretty basic look and it’s easy to achieve this look with the basics already in your wardrobe. The only way I’ve made this look different to almost all of my other cami/ jeans looks is by layering accessories. You’ll notice they’re not even chunky accessories but rather a lot of delicate pieces that make up a look that seems put together but messy at the same time (in a good way). Try experimenting with layering fine necklaces, midi rings and mixing metals & even adding some corded leather.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

OTK Slay

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If you’ve been following my blog or insta for a while you’ll be well aware that my style is made up of sneakers, boots and over the knee (OTK) boots. As a self-appointed ambassador I’d like to extend to you an invitation to join the very sexy OTK boots club if you aren’t already in it. I often get told I have too much confidence for my own good and I even need to dial it down a little. But I’m not ‘too confident’ in a cocky way… I just think that when girls wear OTK boots it gives them an instant ‘look’ about them as though they don’t care about what anyone thinks because they’re slaying the sidewalks! That and they can be fashionable and warm at the same time (lol). In addition, OTK boots are leaps and bounds more comfortable than any other heels. Case and point.

Jessie x

Photography by Kate Boissett

How To Dress Down Bodycon

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I love a good bodycon midi skirt, I’m talking LOVE. But sometimes you run the risk of looking too corporate or sexy when all you want to do is walk around the city and view the sites. In an effort to get out of jeans for once I paired this nude jersey midi skirt with a clean, fresh pair of leather Nikes to dress down the look and still look super FARSHUN. It works even if the top you’re wearing is figure hugging, but in this case I have a sweater on because it’s still winter here and cold af. Draping a long ass coat over the whole thing also really brings the ‘too sexy’ look down a notch but also raises the FARSHUN bar.

This hairstyle is also my ‘dirty hair’ hairstyle. So if you ever see me with a half up top knot you’ll know what’s up.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Is Active Swim In?

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One of the big trends I’m seeing this upcoming summer season is the Active Swim Trend. Basically this means you can actually go swimming in the bikini and not just dive under a wave and emerge from said wave clutching your boobs because your straps have untied (true story). It means you can do a class of hot yoga or yoga on the beach then cool off with a swim. It means you can pair one of those cute tops in the slider below with your favourite leggings or shorts and hit the gym. Do you now see how these are both practical and cute?

Luckily for me I spent the weekend at The Sydney Harbour Marriott and they have a gorgeous indoor swimming pool – perfect for a winter swim, the water was sooo warm and it was completely empty! I also felt it neccesary to add a layer of my new Bondi Sands Liquid Gold tanner. The formula doesn’t feel as ‘heavy’ or ‘sticky’ as their foam or lotion but it’s not as moisturising and needs to be applied more liberally, but the results are gorgeous and even once you’ve got the application down pat. Hot Tip: Use a tanning mitt!!!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

How to Pull of Slouchy Casual

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Forever New Amelia Lace Trim Cami Top | Forever New Poppy Mid Rise Jeans | Women’s Tennis Classic Ultra Leather Sneakers | Plain White Tee Sunday Somewhere Ned Sunglasses | Samantha Wills Bracelet | Seafolly Mesh Cardigan


I wouldn’t say this is an outfit repeat but I’ve definitely worn jeans, a tee, cami and sneakers before. It’s such a go-to outfit when you want to keep it low key and just want to wear jeans and a slouchy tee but also want to layer to be like ‘Hey, at least I tried a little’. I’ve made it extra casual with my hair in a messy bun, cuffed jeans & slouchy cardi. Nothing too structured here today! Happy Friday!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan