Category: Travel

Asos in Greece

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As you know I haven’t been in Sydney for any winter festivals but I’ve been loving life over on this side of the world in Europe and making it a little festival of my own! I’m fully decked out in Asos because it’s one of my favourite online destinations for festival and travel looks because it’s affordable and has so much range!

In this look running the streets of Santorini I’ve put together a cute and fruity colourful tee, a baker boy hat, statement buckle sneakers and of course, denim. Most of my readers know I’m a huge sucker for denim and Asos has a great range from their jeans to skirts and shorts. I got the skirt because it’s perfect for the summer and sooo versatile. I especially love the raw hem to make it even more casual.

Jessie x

 


Summer Lake Como Look

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So I’m sitting in a breathtakingly gorgeous villa in Lake Como with my boyfriend and his generous and amazing family… this is just going to be a quick and fun little blog post on one of my favourite outfits so far and I’ll do a separate post on what I’ve discovered and found and things to do in Lake Como so check back and let me know what you want to know!

Jessie x

What to do in Caye Caulker

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How to get there:
It’s just a short 45 minute boat ride from the main city of Belize. Once you pull up to the wharf you’re met with an endless supply of palm trees in a row, a haven of colour and the bluest and warmest waters you can find.

How to get around:
To get to your hotel or villa from the wharf you’ll find a golf cart taxi to take you to where you need to go – won’t be long at all because you drive from one end of the island to the other in about 20 minutes, you just don’t want to drag your luggage through the sand. After this I recommend hiring push bikes for your stay or golf carts if you’re not into the peddling. Getting around is so easy because there’s really only one main road but if you’re not inclined to driving or cycling it’s easy enough to get around on foot.

What to do:
- Get a small boat to take you out snorkelling (or diving) to swim in the second biggest coral reef in the world! Second only to The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. If you can go out to ‘shark alley’ you’ll find yourself in a sea on rays and toothless sharks!! it was the most surreal and amazing moment of my whole life. A bucket list moment!

- Go on foot at night restaurant and bar hopping between all of their delicious places to eat and drink. Everywhere is so friendly and accommodating.

- Jump on a sunset yacht ride

- Buy some souvenirs and support the locals

- Explore the colourful houses and swim at the beach

Thank you to Contiki for this amazing experience! I would have never known such a place exists! Make sure you check out the video at the bottom of the post.

Jessie x

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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


Kim’s Beach Hideaway

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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.

Photography by Wes Tan

Long Jetty

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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.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan


Seaside Dressing

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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??

You can buy this watch anything off The Peach Box and enjoy 15% off with the code “jessie15″

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Echo Beach

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Jessie x

Photography by Crill Rask

Not Doing Sports in Sportswear

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As we were driving around Perth for a very specific desolate and isolated road we found the perfect one right next to a shipping yard, and for some reason there are very cute, pastel coloured shipping containers on the lot. Of course I had to ‘pretend’ to break in being the try-hard law abiding citizen I am. Nonetheless. The reason I have no pants on is because I didn’t have any. We didn’t plan this shoot and I had nothing with me but a bikini, my fave Nike sweater and my Calvin Klein tee but we have to take every photo op available. Perth is weird. It was kind of bikini weather kind of sweater weather. In future I will pack better. Lesson learnt.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Where to hang out like a local in Bondi

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As a born and raised Sydney girl I thought I’d take you to one of Sydney’s most popular destinations in Bondi that isn’t Icebergs. Where else other than North Bondi would be more fitting to shoot a Camilla bikini? Her flagship store is just a stone throw away up the road so I had to pay homage. Okay, yeah… so north Bondi’s pool is a little dingy-er than south Bondi’s cleaned one a week, white floored pool but it has more to do, more to explore, more character, more characters (locals) whereas the tourists will generally be in the middle to the south.

So if ever you’re visiting Bondi, come visit the north end, take a walk/ swim around the corner of the pool onto the rocks, walk up to the edge of the cliffs for the view, there’s more culture and the cafes are better – check out Porch and Parlour, Bondi Wholefoods, Harry’s or Shuk if you want a killer meal or coffee.

Jessie x

Photography by Scott Lowe