Wearing: top, jeans, blazer and heels c/o Missguided.
There’s something unquestionably magical about lace when it’s done right. I’m not talking about the kind reserved for your grandmother’s curtains, or the kind reserved for the deepest, darkest corners of the lingerie department, but the delicate, feminine, timeless kind. The Sunday morning, light streaming through the open windows, crumpled white bedsheets, boyfriend sweater and that little lace bralette kind. Wow. Maybe I should have written today’s descriptive essay on lace bralettes? The fashion world seems to be pretty on point with their lace game (not at either end of that slightly scarring scale) and this crop top is no exception. After wearing it out on Friday night and being asked if it was Lover (aka the high-end lace experts) I’ve fallen in love…r. But thankfully it’s Missguided and even we peasants can afford it.
Referring to my essay anecdote earlier, today was one of the two days of hell us Queensland students have to sit through. The Queensland Core Skills test, according to teachers, determines a large chunk of your future. It’s safe to say we’ve all been under a lot of stress so my heart goes out to all QCS sitters and Year 12 students right now. One. More. Day. I’m going to prevent a ramble, have a shower and get some serious REM. So much love xo
Wearing: Top c/o Three of Something, shorts c/o Mad Love the Label, shoes c/o Shelly London, jewels c/o FMN jewellery.
I’m fully aware that my Instagram has been full of a lot of empty promises lately… I can explain? I’m 49 days off graduating school FOREVER (aside from uni, but that’s a whole different story) and things have been insane. And not even in a good way! Insane in a 5 hours sleep this week, back-to-back exams and QCS test prep kind of way. Let’s just say I won’t be procrastinating like this again. I basically left everything ever until the night before.
Back to the outfit- I love the minimalist vibes these boots give out, but let’s be real- I’m not the most minimalistic of gals. So naturally I paired it with a bright blue top and what’s left of my wispy purple hair. Colour is my bff.
Off to Brisbane tonight, vlogging today and recovering from our peasant’s night out. We’re pretty crazy. What have you guys been up to, and what are you keen to see on the blog? Let me know! xo
Wearing: Dress c/o Isla by Talulah, hat c/o Missguided, boots c/o Justa Local Store, vintage belt and necklace (worn as belt).
Maybe having purple hair has changed me into some kind of hippie new-age goddess, or maybe I’m just really feeling those post-splendour vibes. Either way, I felt an immense amount of satisfaction after putting this outfit together and have proceeded to wear it quite a number of times. I thought the dress would be way too overdone for day, but, I discovered that a white maxi is simply perfect for most occasions. Just add worn-in boots and some vintage-lookin’ jewels and you’re good to go. Tie in a knot at the side if you’re feeling extra sassy and make sure that hair’s just-got-out-of-bed messy. Hellz yeah.
Ps sorry for being the worst blogger ever and saying this was up when it wasn’t…. procrastination/distraction/I’m-an-air-head. That’s my explanation. Yesterday was one of those HELLZ YEAH IT’S GOING TO BE SUCH A PRODUCTIVE DAY LET’S DO THIS vs taking selfies and watching reality TV and making brownies and re-dying my hair which didn’t need to be re-dyed kind of days. Sad but so, so true. So today, on this beautiful Sunday, I’m going to finish a video I’ve been filming for you guys and answer any questions you have via email/Tumblr/blog-post comments. Y’all have been awesome lately and I just wish we could all go shopping or have a sleepover or somethin’ because internet friends > everything else. Ok I’m going to go and be productive now? Love love love xo
Wearing: Sweatshirt c/o Bonds, overalls c/o Shop Fashion Avenue, Seed sneakers.
Feelin’ like I’m 5 in the best kind of way. Wore this comfort-first kind of outfit for errand-running with Mum on a Sunday afternoon. After a big Friday night (I threw an illegal party-meaning ‘rents were out of town and I felt the rebellious urge- Mum found out and ultimately thought it was hilarious) I spent pretty much the remainder of the weekend either naked and laying in a bubble bath or wearing my pyjamas. Sorry not sorry. And apparently I couldn’t tear myself away from my PJs, considering this sweatshirt went straight from underneath my dressing gown to underneath these overalls. Paired with some questionable sneakers (they’re my little sisters and I’m still on the fence?), it was the ultimate outfit to buy PURPLE HAIR DYE.
Hells yeah. You probably saw it on Instagram/Facebook/Tumblr/Twitter but if you didn’t, there’s a full post plus vlog coming real soon. I woke up on Sunday wanting purple hair and went to bed blissfully purple-headed. Success! What have y’all been up to lately? I feel like I’ve been kind of MIA due to social life complications (drama went down, ppl) but I’m back and want to know what you want to see! Outfit posts, beauty posts, vlogs? Anyways I better actually do some study now… it is my study period after all. Have an amazing morning!
Wearing: Top c/o Ringuet, shorts c/o Mad Love the Label, shoes c/o Lovely Wholesale.
…and the crazy graphic print strikes again. It’s probably no secret by now that my weakness, along with pretty shoes and fruit covered in chocolate is a really, really great print. I’m under the impression that this is some kind of close up flower/butterfly arrangement, but whatever it is, I like it. For the other lovers of the crazy print, my trick is to tone it down with basics. For example- pleather shorts and a perfectly worn denim jacket.
Today was rough. Note the particularly catty resting bitchface in photo 1. There’s been lots of talk about university/degrees/the future and that stresses me out, man. I just want to blog and wear amazing clothing and travel the world. Is that really so much to ask? Is there a degree in that?
Definitely feeling an inspirational quote would be an appropriate way to finish this. “Worry is a misuse of imagination.” Also “Life is short, buy the shoes,” “Don’t worry be Yonce” and “On Wednesdays we wear pink.” That is all. So much love.
Wearing: Kimono c/o Oasap (similar here), Mad Love the Label shorts via Le Super Shop, shoes c/o Lovely Wholesale.
I don’t know when the kimono trend became a “thing” exactly, but I’m not over it. Probably never will be. They take me back to my 7-year-old days when my grandma brought a kimono back from Korea and I wore it for a good 3 weeks straight. Over everything. Plus to sleep. Sometimes with nothing underneath. I was 7, okay?!
One good thing about living in Australia: mild winters. You can barely even call them winters. Pleather shorts and strappy sandals all year round, baby. Someone on Tumblr recently asked about covering up when wearing crop tops. This is where the kimono is a brilliant invention. Food baby? There’s a kimono for that. Let it flow over the top of any crop top/slightly risque ensemble and you’re covered up. Plus it adds copious amounts of sass.
Sorry about the extreme delay in this post, things in my life, socially/mentally/every other possible-lly have been crazy. I need a vacation, man. But I have a week of recovery/chill planned so posts should be flowing like my kimono. Okay this is getting weird. I need sleep. Talk soon loves. xo
Wearing: Mesh Glamour dress c/o Fame & Partners, Windsor Smith Heels, MAC lipstick in “MAC Red.”
Things have been unusually swanky lately in my corner of the internet. And I think I like it. This dress by Fame & Partners makes me feel like Marilyn Monroe/a serious glam queen and I tell you, there’s really no better feeling. The mesh cutout and high neckline make it modern, but the classic white keeps it that little bit reserved. Not my everyday outfit but as you probably know by now, I’m partial to changing things up. If it’s any consolation my next post is not likely to include such a glamorous dress. But you never know. Another formal dress option possibly?
You all heard me whining about my missing camera bag in my last post. Well, I am so, so happy to report that luck is apparently on my side and it has been returned! There are some really nice people out there. Faith in humanity= restored. I wish I had more to report but my life is a little on the bland side ever since my return from Splendour. If you’d like to live vicariously through my photos, or just see what I wore, head over to the Shellys blog to see my outfit diary. There may or may not be a stick-on bindi involved.
finish start my drama essay. Or maybe play the Kim Kardashian app and eat chocolate. Yet to be decided. Goodnight! xx
Wearing: Dress c/o ISLA by Talulah.
Feelin’ pretty fancy (cue Iggy Azalea) in this gorgeous dress from the ISLA by Talulah collection. You probably know by now that I have a thing for prints. Combine this with my lusting for a maxi dress since forever and the Angelina-esque split and this is definitely this week’s wardrobe obsession. Possible formal dress? Yay? Nay? Plz help me, it’s term three and I’ve left it to the last minute, unsurprisingly. Plz.
Not-so-fancy: my camera bag was recently stolen from a shoot location, so it’s been a little hard to get photos this week. It’s kind of the worst. But I don’t feel like talking about it and all camera equipment will be restored by tomorrow, so yay!
In better news, a few of you lovely people have been asking over on Tumblr about how I’m going health-wise. I’m happy to report things are better than ever and I’m officially recovered physically. My family/friends are stoked and so am I- not having the weekly doctor’s appointments means much more time for living/blogging/chilling. So thanks for caring enough to check up! If you’ve got any other Q’s don’t hesitate to hit up my Tumblr inbox. So much Monday love. xo
Wearing: Kimono c/o Missguided, Tee c/o Three of Something, Skirt c/o Oasap (similar here), Finery boots c/o Justa Local Store.
Unintentionally put together this festival-esque outfit; most likely due to my severe case of post-Splendour blues. Best. Weekend. Ever. I don’t want to rave on (well I do), seeing as you’ve probably seen enough posts about the festival that you feel like you were there. But a bit later I have a video and outfit diary. So don’t worry about that.
This kimono is my latest love, particularly when paired with grungy pieces like this faux leather skirt and muscle tee. Feeling the bad-ass/rockabilly/eclectic/bohemian vibes. Lots of vibes. Lots of love for this look.
Words are apparently harder to type than I thought. Probably considering the collective 6 hours sleep I’ve gotten over the past three nights. Really, really felt it at school today- particularly in double math when my pencil-case looked like really, really comfortable pillow. #woops.
Hope y’all are well! What’d you get up to this fine weekend? xx
PS- Post title is a reference to Milky Chance’s super-old but still super-goood song which you should completely go and listen to.
As promised, some of the best beats from this year’s lineup. You can find it on Spotify here. By now I’ll be well and truly into my first day at the festival, so stay updated via Instagram. Be back Monday! Happy festival-ing!
1. Arcadia- The Kite String Tangle
2. Basic Instinct- The Acid
3. Bridges- Broods
4. I Blame Myself- Sky Ferreira
5. Ways to Go- Grouplove
6. Take Me- Rufus
7. Girls- The 1975
8. Stay With Me + Latch (acoustic)- Sam Smith
9. Heart Beats Slow- Angus and Julia Stone
10. Best Friend- Foster the People
11. Hey Ya!- OutKast
12. Sheezus- Lily Allen
13. Sweatpants- Childish Gambino
14. Pizza Guy- Touch Sensitive
15. King and Cross- Asgeir