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Not Your Standard Dress

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A huge trend that’s been on the cards is mesh, but this dress from Showpo has really amped up the anti with this almost chainmail style maxi dress with high slits. Okay, maybe it’s technically a top but it’s so dope either way.

I put it over this gorgeous bralette also from Showpo and my fave little black booties of the season from Sol Sana.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan 

My Kind of Roses

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I love roses, I love mom jeans and I love embroidered denim… so these jeans scream ‘me’ right now haha. I put these epic mom jeans together with my 90′s inspired double crop top duo, a crushed velvet cami over a white fitted tee. Layered over that is a velvet necklace with crystal from Samantha Wills. To keep it summer and basic I had chucked on my favourite slides of the season and signature round sunnies. There’s no better way than getting good use out of basics by layering them and putting them with denim.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Acne Jensen

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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.

Hope this was helpful!

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

Blaze It

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I’m in love with this monochrome look, the salt and pepper flecks in the blazer gives depth over the marle grey tee and busted knees of the denim. All of my accessories are black to keep it grunge and ~cool~

Hot Tip* to add depth to your monochrome outfits look for texture like marles, faux furs and knits. This also assists when your monochrome colours don’t perfectly match, it looks ‘intentional’ haha.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Bardot Style

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Some days you’ve just gotta be a bad ass bitch, wake up, put on your black ripped skinny jeans, black choker necklace, black leather boots, a black top and cap it off with fierce red lips. You know why? because it motivates you to get shit done. Well at least it does for me.

At this time in my life I’m needing to get so much done. Well I’m telling myself I need to. Time is of the essence and although I’m young but I’m only getting older. And I feel it – I actually get tired – what is that?! I want/ need to achieve so much and I am trying to find the most effective and efficient ways to do so. So just like everybody else (well not everyone, but most people) I struggle with life, or maybe it’s that Gen Y talking and none of us really know how to adult. But to be honest I don’t even think adults now how to adult. Maybe some of them actually understand how taxes work, but most of us are just waking up in the morning and hoping to God we’re making the right choices before we go back to bed.

I laugh at my friends and I a lot on how dramatic we make our lives. Living a simple life could be easy, but I can’t deny I’m complex and if I didn’t have 101 things in my head at one time then and only then I’d be a proper mess. So embrace the craziness of life and pretending to be an adult because it’s not the destination, it’s the journey. Just make sure you’re having fun along on the way.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Kenzo and Neuw

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I’d say my style is eclectic, it goes from short shorts, skinny jeans to wide leg culottes and off-shoulder crop tops to basic tees. It’s okay to have a variety of styles you’re known for and of course it’s normal to dress differently for your mood, the event or the occasion. No one is really wearing stilettos everywhere they go, let’s be honest. But let’s mix it up a bit, eh!?

Here I’ve put my fave simple stiletto sandals with a basic tee with a twist and basic black skinny jeans, an outfit I love to wear with sneakers mostly but if we’re being honest I feel better (sexier) in a pair of heels ~It’s just who I am~

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

A night out of the town

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Last night I made it out to the house of Marks and Spencer for the launch of their Australian site and as you know I’m a huge advocate for online shopping, so I couldn’t be more thrilled that there is another online retailer offering me free delivery to Australia. (Although this could be dangerous).

I wore a soft rust cowl neck cami with long wide leg pants because pinstripes and column pants give you the illusion of length and tallness… and let’s be honest I need all the help I can get!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan


White Denim

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Zara Blazer (similar here and here) | A Brand Jeans Relaxed ShortsNude Lucy Tee (similar here) | Ray Ban Sunnies | Soludos Classic Stripe Sandal | Samantha Wills Magnetic Rhythm Ear Jackets

White denim in the summer is just one of those things, it’s just right, it makes your tan pop and it isn’t as hot as wearing black. I’ve been living in these white denim shorts all summer and yes I may have to run them through the wash a couple more times than my black and denim ones but they’re hella cute, eh.

Jessie x

Photography by Helen Driscoll

Triangl Bikini Review

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Triangl bikinis, the bikini brand that’s flooded our instagram feeds since 2014. Amirite? But are they worth it? Well, yeah. It’s less than $100 for a bikini top AND bottom AND you get to mix and match your size. You don’t get that option anywhere else! That’s what I love about it. I’m usually forking out at least $80 for a top and at least $50 for a pair of matching bottoms at most other brands.

Their new styles, such as this one featured, as well as some even more recent ones released this week are giving us more cheeky bottoms… which to be very honest is what I’m all about. I hate 100 different tan lines on my butt, so the cheekier the better haha. But if you’d prefer more coverage they definitely have those options too.

This triangle bikini top is by far my fave fit of all the triangl styles, it’s comfy, fits my bust shape, doesn’t slip down as the bandeau sometimes does, and doesn’t give terribly awkward tan lines.

Here I’m wearing a size small in the top and medium in the bottoms because I can’t stand muffin top. So if you’ve ever been interested in a neoprene bikini I’d say Triangl is your go to. My only complaint is that if it’s a particularly hot day the neoprene on your butt isn’t very breathable as much as normal nylon swimmers. Not the end of the world though. Life goes on.

Jessie x

Photography by Scott Lowe