I’ve been literally dreaming of this Cameo rainforest print since laying eyes on the Outasight tee. Apparently I have a thing for graphic nature prints (ahem, the entire Ksubi Last Resort line) and am dangerously close to adding some Cameo to my collection. While we’re on the subject- how beautiful does Margaret look in their latest shoot?
I got through the four-hour maths exam this morning on minimal sleep a strong coffee and some serious under-eye concealing. Thinking I will be on a constant caffeine buzz for the rest of the week….
Managed to sneakily snap these photos this afternoon in between studying and… shopping. Ahem. This chevron-printed dress from Lulu’s is so easy to wear and fits in perfectly with my ever-growing monochrome wardrobe. My MAC lipsticks have been my saviours lately, injecting that little bit of necessary colour into basic outfits. I may or may not have bought these boots when I should have been finishing off my religion oral… anyone else procrasti-shop?
Gotta study forrealz now. Followed by a rerun of Friends and a solid 8-hour sleep (fingers crossed!). Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend- the six-day countdown to the holidays has begun! xo
Wearing: Lulu*s dress, Lipstik boots, MAC”s Impassioned lipstick.
After looking for the perfect pinafore everywhere, I finally found it at Topshop in Melbourne. Sometimes it’s hard to keep warm/dress up during the cooler weather, but with pinafores you have the option to layer and ever (secretly) throw a thermal underneath. This Popbasic blouse is my absolute favourite to wear with it, and has become a major staple in my closet (anything with spots or stripes, I’m totally there- just look at my last outfit post). Speaking of Melbourne shopping, my May Haul has been filmed. uploaded and failed 4 times. Seriously frustrating, but I’m trying again this afternoon with a different approach- will keep you posted!
Exam block next week. Lord help me. Will try to stay afloat with the blog/social media, but in the meantime, what would you like to see more of on the blog? xo
Wearing: Blouse c/o Popbasic, Topshop pinafore, Target shoes, Mac’s Ruby Woo lipstick.
1. I pick out my outfit. Usually based around a new garment or accessory, or something I’ve had envisioned for a while. Makeup and hair are based around the outfit- never anything too fancy, I’m not that skilled…
2. I drive us (!!) around until we find an outfit-post-worthy spot. We never go further than about 15 minutes from the house, and this step can be very frustrating and take hours.
3. After the location is chosen, we try a few different angles and lenses until we find the best. For those of you who are curious, I use a Canon EOS Rebel T3 and usually a 75-300 mm lens.
4. Mum (my usual photographer, sometimes it’s Kurt or anyone who I can shove a camera at) shows me the photos. I check for the usual criteria: a range of different shots (full body, waist-up and detail), a combination of wide-angle and closely cropped photos, correct composition and lighting, etc.
5. When we have extra time, I usually take two or three additional outfits to shoot. Because of school/life getting in the way I don’t always have time to shoot outfits during the week, so it’s my way of saving time. I take a hairbrush and a different lipstick and change in the car. We drive to our next location and awkwardly interact with the horses.
6. Finish it up with the same photo-taking process as before. I go home and edit the photos/write the post. The editing process is going to be a whole other post….
Enjoying a super-lazy long weekend. Tell me if you liked this post! xo
Anything with navy spots or stripes calls for a red lip. It’s a fact. Another fact: I love this dress. It’s ridiculously easy to style- ballet flats and tights in winter, bare legs and wedges in summer – and has renewed my adoration for peter pan collars. If you haven’t already noticed, I switch up my look pretty frequently, but I’ll always go back to something girly- collared blouses, shift dresses and full skirts. Universally flattering and universally adorable. You can’t argue with that.
Hope (those of you who have one) you’re all enjoying the long weekend. I know I am! I kicked it off with a late morning walk and ended with shooting outfit photos in this uber-beautiful location. What are you up to?
Wearing: Kee Boutique dress, Topshop shoes, MAC’s Ruby Woo.
1. A snippet of the architecture around the city/ 2. Daily Starbucks stops/ 3. My favourite part of the markets/ 4. Admiring store windows/ 5. Walks in Albert Park with the adorable Lila leading the pack/ 6. Checking out The Book Grocer- all books were $10/
7. Mouth-watering macaroons at the Lindt Cafe/ 8. Daily Starbucks stops part 2/ 9. Roaming the streets at dusk /
I know you’ve all probably have enough of my Melbourne posts, but I desperately wanted to get this photo diary up. I experimented with some new editing for them and thought you may like to see how I edit my photos. Let me know! Hope you all have a wonderful evening- I went to bed at 1 0′clock followed by school which was followed by pilates, so I’m literally falling asleep at the keyboard. Goodnight xo
After months of anticipation the last episode of Gossip Girl finally came, and it was just as beautiful and sad as I imagined it (yes, I may have shed a tear, okay?!). The six seasons leading up to it, though, was where the real magic happened- and I’ve always had a soft spot for Serena’s hairstyle. I tried to emulate it a little here, or as best I could sans the perfect golden mane and designer closet. The necklace and bag are my attempt at accessorising, and the pleather skirt and cutout sweater are for a slinkier feel. This article on dressing like your favourite TV stars (Jess from New Girl- I don’t think it gets any more adorable) is what inspired me. It’s always fun to pretend to be somebody else!
The end of term is so close yet so far away. Trying to stay afloat, and I’m sorry about the sporadic posting! I do have a Melbourne haul on its way if that helps at all… will be back as soon as possible with something fun!
Wearing: Asos sweater (similar here, b’day present from Maria) Oasap skirt, Aldo bag, Miss Shop boots.
Hello! I know you’ve all seen this dress before ( if you haven’t, seriously, where have you been?) but the weather has been 100% disgusting as of late so I thought I’d share these snaps. The boho vibes this dress gives off are so great, and I feel like the arm cutouts give a little shape to the shift style of the dress. For those girls who aren’t so comfortable baring all, arms are a subtle way to show some skin and be sexy. That’s right, probably the least sexy person ever is talking about feeling sexy. Mind blown.
Time for the big news- I finally got my licence! I was, and still am, ridiculously excited. I was late for my test and brought the wrong ID (again) but passed! Mum let my practice in the Baptist church parking lot near our house but forebode the accelerator. We rolled around until I finally put my foot down and almost gave her a heart attack. Think I’m going to like driving.
Wearing: Dragonberry Boutiques dress, Choies shoes, Asos hat, Mulberry for Target bag.
Since the cooler weather kicked in, Breton stripes (in particular, this top- don’t judge me for wearing it with every outfit) have been my go-to. They always look classic, go with everything (even florals, the perfect pattern clash) and are flattering on pretty much everyone. And this faux-leather skirt (also here) and these ankle boots and this white jacket. If I was to describe my perfect winter outfit, this would have to be it. What’s your go-to winter outfit?
Okay, so I know my blog is supposed to be the sunniest and happiest parts of my life, but sometimes you just have a terrible day and need to type about it. WARNING, THIS MAY BE A RANT! I was awoken on this freezing morning by my alarm at 5:30 to do my English homework, followed by a blood test and doctors appointment before school. I was late to class and may or may not have snapped at some people I didn’t mean to snap at, and then found out I have a draft due tomorrow which I haven’t started. To top it off, I went for my learner’s driving test but didn’t have enough ID or the right forms. I hate you Monday. RANT OVER. Whew, I feel better now. Thanks for putting up with me & my rants. Hope your day is infinitely better than mine! xo
Wearing: Portmans top, Oasap skirt, Mossimo jacket, Miss Shop boots.
This dress makes me feel like a hippie in the best kind of way. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I was completely obsessed when I got it- it’s so flattering and has that boho vibe I’ve been so into lately. Of course my white Topshop platforms were worn with it as I am 100% obsessed with them. In Melbourne they had a Topshop and I flipped when I went into it, there is a very limited amount of them in Australia so I think I went a little crazy…
I’m off to art camp this afternoon (I’ll tell you a secret: I still haven’t unpacked from Melbourne…) followed by what I hope to be a lazy weekend. Life has been a little insane and stressful since I got back and I’m not too happy with the lack of posting. I’m catching up though, expect to see some new things soon! Hope you are all having a fabulous Friday xo
Wearing: Dragonberry Boutiques dress, Topshop shoes.