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Up your jean game

jeans-beach-outfit jeans-beach-outfit Mesop Wicca Tube Top (similar here) | Missy Empire Danika Denim Cut Out Jeans | Superga Slides (black here) | Oscar Wylee Kato Sunglasses | Colette by Colette Hayman Earrings (similar here)


I love jeans and I need every type of jeans, especially mum jeans. Right now what I love is this extra saucy style from Missy Empire. I love the cut out detail on the pocket, it just gives it that added va va voom. The fit is quite slouchy which I love because it gives you a very ‘cool girl’ vibe.

I’ve put it together with these awesome Superga slides because slides are the most convenient and comfy pair of shoes/ sandals in my closet right now… just slide in and go!

Are you into mum jeans or are you staying true to skinny jeans?

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

The Dress Kendall Jenner Sold Me

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It’s not often I get sold on clothes. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE clothes and they all make me happy… but I don’t actually get sold on clothes the way I was with this photo here. There’s something so simple yet so sexy about this mini polka dot dress! What I like most is that it’s not ‘black and white’ it’s natural with black dots, a little bit of a more elevated colour way than black and white which can sometimes come across as quite young.

Now… if only I had the legs and body of Victoria’s Secret model, Kendall Jenner!! hahaha

Jessie x

What does it really mean to Be Brave and Free?

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Be brave and free: easier said than done. When was the last time you did something brave? In June 2016 I quit my job and started working for myself, no experience running a business, no idea if I’ll actually make a steady income, no real reason to leave an amazing job designing apart from the fact that I needed to be free. Not everyone is wired to work for themselves. It takes a lot of self-motivation every. single. damn. day. doing something that’s not assigned to you, no deadline, no assistant, nothing but hustle.

I was scared but mostly excited at the thought of not answering to anybody but myself, waking up when I want to, pacing my life how I want to, travelling the world whenever I want to, and now that I do I wouldn’t know how to live life any other way. I attribute this to being brave, not just jumping out of the plane and hoping for the best but by planning, budgeting, working smart, being a good person, and being organised and meticulous.

I’m not telling you to quit your job, but I am telling you you need to be brave and free. Maybe it’s leaving a toxic relationship, moving out of your parent’s house, traveling solo to a new country, asking out that guy or girl, jumping off a cliff into open water while screaming all the way down, committing yourself to a marathon for charity – whatever it is, I promise you if it’s scares you, and it won’t kill you, it will make you a stronger, free-er person.

Jessie x

Photography by Helen Driscoll

Pyjama Dressing

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mackage-never-fully-dressed-rochessa-lespecs jessie-khoo-fashion-and-sounds Slip Dress (black here) | Mackage Rubie Cross Body Bag (red here) | Rochessa Penny Lace Bootie | Tie Up Necklace (similar here) | Never Fully Dressed Chester Shirt | Le Specs Frames (pink here)


I (and many others) am obsessed with slip dresses right now. I love the feeling of satin and the only thing better than that is satin on satin. I love layering these pyjama style pieces together to get the ultimate cool girl relaxed style outfit. I’ve put it together with leather to grunge it up and a pair of studded gladiator heels & leather wrap neck choker.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

The Perfect Little Rose Gold Backpack

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Rose gold backpacks have been popping up everywhere… so naturally I’m getting on board! The best one I’ve found is this one from Colette, it’s the perfect size, shape and holds everything you need. I’ve worn it with these awesome patched up jeans & slides for an off-duty look with my rose gold Colette aviators.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Tony & Will

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It’s been too long since my last blog post but it’s only because I’ve been overseas and it’s been a week since I’ve been back so I’m only just getting back into it now that I have set up my new Macbook since mine was stolen overseas! So much drama but everything is good now :)

This week I went out to Bondi (as per usual) for a coffee and to catch up with my team on projects for the next few months. In this look for our meeting I’m wearing Tony & Will watch, my favourite new black and rose gold watch with a big, beautiful face. I love watches with bigger faces, it’s more of a statement and the black and rose gold combo is gorgeous, masculine and feminine at the same time.

I’ve paired it with some soft and hard pieces like these jet black skinny jeans from Jeanswest over Gooseberry lace bodysuit and silk shirt from Grana and this Rebecca Minkoff camera bag fits everything I ever need.

I can’t wait to get back into dropping more blog posts for you over the next few months.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

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The Comfiest All Black Jeans On The Market

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I thought I had abandoned all signs of skinny jeans, this is until I go to try the new Jeanswest Super Skinny Jeans collection. The denim is sourced from Turkey and stretches 4-ways which means they stretch up, down, left and right so there’s no option of discomfort and they don’t lose their shape. It’s a nice mid-rise for those who aren’t really into full high rise and because nobody should be wearing low-waisted jeans anymore! They’re so unflattering! So please give these bad boys a try if you’re looking at getting a pair of BA skinny jeans that will last you forever.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan


How to style the corset belt trend

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One of the latest trends we’ve been seeing off the runway is the corset belt, most notably at Prada where we saw lace up midriff corsets layered over coats and shirts giving fresh life to innerwear as outerwear. I love the lingerie inspired corset belt being utilised in a layered, cool girl capacity rather than looking suggestive.

Here I’ve styled it over an oversized mesh tee and thrown over an oversized open shirt to give the trend an androgynous, sporty, lazy look with the black and white sports inspired stiletto boots. I posted an instagram wearing it over a jumpsuit and under a pink duster to show how else it can be styled. Other ways would be right over the oversized button up shirt with thigh high boots. Get creative and you’ll look like the ultimate cool girl at your next soiree.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

How to do Sports Luxe

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A little bit of metallic highlight can amp up your #athleisure OOTD because we all know that only 30% of the people* in Sydney (specifically Bondi/ Surry Hills/ Paddington) are actually exercising in their gear. Here I’m wearing my fave silk track pants from Grana with my silver metallic capped white leather sneakers with big ‘F**k Off’ sunnies just to add drama with the earrings. Sports luxe/ Atheleisure whatever you want to call it is meant to be comfy and laid back but don’t limit yourself to capri yoga leggings and a tank top so have some fun with it!

*completely made up figure but I can’t be far off

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Summer Cashmere

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Keeping it neutral with a grey silk cashmere tee from Grana, it’s lightweight and oversized so not too hot but would be perfect for winter as well. I’m wearing a size XS but if you prefer to wear things looser through the arms I’d get a size or two up, I don’t see the body size changing too much. It’s perfect for the lazy tuck, full tuck or fully untucked – this is the beauty of drapery fabrics.

I’ve paired it with a pair of high waisted pinstripe loose leg shorts because it’s been so hot lately and this style of short is perfect for the season & not overheating! as well as these gorgeous leather gladiator sandals which are soo comfy.

I hope you’ve achieved lots in the first half of the first month of the new year… I know I have!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan