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Feeling the Street

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Last weekend I got the pleasure of jumping on board the Corroboree, a super yacht on Sydney’s Harbour to celebrate Toyota’s Feeling The Street Campaign. This campaign involves thousands of entrants all over the world who are performing on street corners and alleyways with a huge passion for music. I got the pleasure of meeting the winners of the competition and their joy for performing and making music was infectious.

What I love most is that the musicians were so global, they have come from India, Brazil, Italy, Chile and Colombia to create this band which worked so well together. Check out the youtube video and keep an eye out for the music video that was also filmed on the yacht! (Maybe you’ll be able to spot me!)

My blog is ‘Fashion and Sounds’ for a reason, I’ve always loved discovering new, young musical talent and with so many cultures included in this band I’m so honoured to be a part of the first steps of their journey and good luck to the team and thank you to Toyota for allowing me to be a part of this.

Jessie x

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 


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

Echo Beach

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Jessie x

Photography by Crill Rask

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

Covry

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Perched on my face is the best fitting pair of sunnies ever. They’re especially designed with a elevated fit that sit on the bridge of your nose perfectly. This little knitted top and skirt number paired back with these slightly higher ankle boots are perfect for that transition out of winter season which I’m welcoming with open arms. I am loving the retro design on the sweater and fringing on the denim skirt. It’s a nice contrast and juxtaposition which we sometimes need in an outfit.

Here’s to warmer days in Sydney! :)

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

How To Layer Fine Accessories

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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

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

Saucin’ on you

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I’m in love with the drapey blush-ness of this dress. The side splits and balloon sleeves give the simple tunic style that added detail. I have layered it over a light pink leather look mini skirt so the wind doesn’t blow it between your legs since the fabric is so soft (you know what I mean, right?) as well as giving it that contrast, and hey, I’ll take any warmth I can get… it’s winter after all.

I’m loving all the accessories from the long line necklace to the laser cut out clutch, strappy heels and gemstone chain bracelet. And my hair has had a nice little re-vamp from Barney Martin hair team! It’s creamier and blonder and softer and stronger. I’d definitely recommend their services if you’re on the hunt for a new hairdresser :)

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan


Grey, black and more black

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I’ve gotten so much wear out of this salt and pepper coat and undeniably my favourite colour to match back to it is of course black and more black. I’m also obsessing over these OTK lace up boots as well and I’ve found so many ways to style them.

1. Like so with a hitched up bodycon ribbed knit dress & mid-length pea coat

2. A thigh high split midi skirt, tee & short coat or jacket

3. With shorts, knit top and a long coat

And they’re surprisingly warm! Like all OTK boots I guess.

Jessie x

Photography by Ashley Shuberg