A little gold bling bling and detailing on the beach is a very welcome turn to a lot plainer styles I’ve been sporting lately. This is a gorgeous olive set, I got it true to size (small) when I usually get a size medium in bikinis because I don’t like anything too loose. The fabric is not very thick so it’s not too tight, so no need to go up a size if you’re like me and get up a size in bikinis!
How do you wear sneakers without looking like you’re exercising or on your way to the gym? Easy. Ditch the gym tights and switch over to denim. It can be shorts, skinny leg, boyfriend jeans, a mini skirt or mom jeans. The trick is to have some sort of leg or ankle showing because as soon as the denim touches the sneakers you’re channelling Jerry Seinfeld fashion – and that’s OK if you’re into it… but… yeah nah.
This look is super casual & perfect for a very not too fast Bondi to Bronte coastal walk which is probably 1.5km long, or a walk from home to Messina gelato which is up the hill or it’s also good for walking the dog I wish I had.
Do I always coordinate my workout outfits? Yes and no. The initial factors depend on what exercise I’m doing; weights or cardio. Or whether I’m working out at the gym or outdoors. It also depends on whether the weather is going to contribute to me getting exhausted early from the heat because going into summer it’s pretty self-explanatory why I’m not wearing full length length tights, so running shorts or short shorts are usually my go-to when it’s 30 degrees. I’ve heard alot of girls say they can’t ‘pull off’ tight shorts, so if you don’t feel comfortable in them that’s no problem at all – just wear a more relaxed fit like these.
In any situation, I find colour co-ordination something that’s on the back of my subconscious, but I guess that’s inevitable when you live and work in fashion 24/7! But at the end of the day it doesn’t matter if your sneakers match your jacket or if your tank top clashes with your hair tie – you have to be comfortable and confident when you work out, that’s when you get the best results
I was fortunate enough to spend the long weekend in Baja Mar in Mexico which is just under a couple hours drive down from San Diego. A few friends of mine went down for a very fantastic Mexican/ Norwegian wedding fiesta and one of my good friends who I was travelling with happened to be their wedding photographer so I volunteered as tribute to be his location scout buddy (lol). Here are some of the results.
I’ve never done a post like this before but as a self-proclaimed foodie I feel as though it’s something I can add to my every growing list of things I do on this blog – Share my favourite recipes & foods with you. Truth be told I don’t cook. I can cook. But I don’t cook. I’d prefer to go out and experience other people’s dishes and cuisines.
So when Jurlique sent me this incredible orange, carrot and almond cake made by Jacqueline Alwill of Brown Paper Nutrition as part of their Wellness Initiative I had to share it with you all. I went through a hardcore baking phase in my early 20s spending every weekend and night experimenting with new cake, brownie and muffin recipes so I understand the difficulty it is getting that perfect ratio of ingredients to keep the flavour of the cake interesting and moist at the same time (yes I said moist). So if you’re keen to bake a healthy(ish) cake that’s moist and delicious then give it a go!
If you’ve followed me you’d know my hair is usually flaming red. The little mermaid style. I’ve had the red in my hair for about four years now so after months (literally months) of thinking about a change I finally did it. With the help of the Barney Martin team in Surry Hills, of course.
Before you decide to make any major changes to your hair colour I highly recommend going into the salon for a consultation to give your colourist/ stylist an idea of what you’re after so they can assess whether it’s achievable and if so how long it’s going to take and the process & quote. Red is a stubborn colour so I knew it would take more than one session to get it out and turn into a more natural honey/ blonde/ caramel colour. So this is the colour after stripping the red out (twice) and applying a gentle bleach to my already bleached ends. You can see the red still coming through in the mid sections and my roots are still dark so we will go back and brighten them up later this week – exciting!
Proportions are a huge factor with your OOTDs. Having a top tucked out vs. having it tucked in can make all the difference with what mood and style you’re going for and whether is makes you look taller or shorter.
In the first couple pics I have my top tucked out – I feel like it gives off a more Margaret Zhang/ cool girl vibe, it’s a bit of a manrepeller (read about it here) look & is a little more casual. In my look tucked in it brings in your waist and shows your body shape better, elongating your legs and vibing something a little more corporate.
There’s no wrong or right way to wear a look like this, it’s all personal preference and mood. Generally I’d opt to tuck in because I’m short and I like to accentuate shape but some days I’m a little more relaxed & cbf.
Hi All, just a quick one checking in and saying I’ve been busy and a little MIA. Just giving myself some time to breathe and re-coup and trying to figure out a way to make the second half of the year at least 2x better than the first! Here’s to wishful thinking, wish me luck lol.
Feeling neural and relaxed in this look. Although I’m wearing heels I am quite myself in heels and I think I much prefer them over flats (sneakers aside) only because I have a high distastes towards ballet flats and any other flats don’t seem to be so comfy, they pinch and hurt my feet trying to keep them on, I can’t explain. Maybe it’s my 5″3 self compensating. Do you prefer heel or flats?