Winter, I am ready for you. Armed with my cutout boots, high-waisted jeans and incredibly fluffy cardigan, I feel like I really have my winter staples sorted out. Does anyone else find it hard to master the art of winter dressing? I’ve been testing my skills as- wait for it, drumroll please -I will be in Melbourne from the 17th-20th of May for my 16th birthday! Yes, that’s right, I will be sixteen in a matter of days (the 19th, in case you were wondering or wanted to send me a virtual piece of cake) and I’m ridiculously excited. And nervous. Queensland roads brace yourself, I’m going to be driving soon….
This look is part of an awesome collaboration I’m doing with Choies and Fashiolista. For those of you who don’t know, Fashiolista is the birth child of Pinterest and Lookbook – a super-slick site where you can keep a wishlist and post your looks. I’m part of a styling competition (my look is “boho” themed) that will be going live on the Fashiolista website very soon! I will give you all the link and it would be amazeballs if you voted for me. Much love!
Wearing: cutout boots c/o Choies, cardigan c/o Dragonberry boutique, Ziggy Denim jeans, Asos hat, Emerson top.
I have to admit, I’m not really a skulls ‘n’ studs type of gal. I’ve always thought that tough biker-esque look to be associated with these things- studs, spikes and uber-frayed hems- but these shorts have the most beautiful dainty gold studs all over them. And they perfectly complement the abundance of greys, blacks and whites in my wardrobe. They were sent to me by Sugarlips, a gorgeous online boutique. They fit perfectly (I’m an XS and they have plenty of room for tucking cashmere sweaters into them) and are on a much higher quality then I expected. I’d definitely reccomend the site to online-shopping fiends like me. You know who you are.
A sore throat, blocked nose and all-around groggy feeling has plagued me for the past three days or so and I have been watching too much TV online. And not really replying to comments or emails. After I take a nice long bath and get through this one last school day (TGIF tomorrow!) I promise all will be right on my blog. I have some new garments I’m very excited to share, take a sneak peek on my Instagram (@viewsofnow) or Facebook for a sneak peek!
Wearing: Thrifted cashmere sweater, Sugarlips shorts, Miss Shop boots, Oasap necklace.
PS. I’ve decided I think I need this top in my life. Thoughts?
I had such a fabulous day with Maria on Sunday, searching through my closet for new outfit combinations, discussing blogging and beauty and eating until we were too stuffed to eat anything else. She encouraged me to scour my neighbourhood for a new location to take pictures and we stumbled upon a beautiful little garden with flowering blossoms and a white picket fence. Needless to say, she has a bit of a knack for finding amazing locations. And putting together amazing outfits!
I’ve had such an excellent weekend, ignoring my homework for the moment, having fun with friends and doing whatever I feel like doing. I’m definitely out of whatever funk I’ve been feeling over the past week. And I’m kind of in love with this outfit- the black and white with a pop of colour is perfect. Props to Maria again for the excellent photography- check out her outfit and more pictures over here. Hope you are all feeling fabulous!
Wearing: Black and White blouse c/o Sheinside, Forever New shorts, Colette by Colette Hayman necklace, Miss Shop boots (similar here).
I bought this shop in a tiny Chinese boutique located in an alley-way type lane. Everything in the shop was $35, the sunglasses and handbags were faux designer and the lady was pushing clothes at me for the five minutes we had left before we caught the train. Not the most ideal shopping experience (I hate rushing shopping) but I do love the frills and collar on this beauty. And everything seems to go with this Faith & Lola skirt. The print with all the incorporated colours in it makes the perfect canvas for any outfit. And the lighting was so perfect on this back-lit afternoon…
Sorry for the lack of usual enthusiasm and exclamation marks. Yesterday ended with me procrastinating until it was too late after deleting half my assignment accidently. And this morning I honestly feel like I couldn’t be bothered to get ready, drag my body to school and act like my usual cheerful self. But I don’t really have a choice, and I’m sure I feel better after a hot chocolate and Nutri-Grain filled breakfast. Ah.
Wearing: Ruffled top, Faith & Lola skirt, Miss Shop boots.
When I’m buying clothing, I’m always looking for the items that are unlike anything I’ve seen before. It feels like every new idea has been down the runway, hit the shops and trickled down to the point where everyone is wearing it. So when I saw this feathery, fluffy piece of goodness I had to have it. It feels flamboyant, fun and a little bit 1920′s flapper. Perfect with my Asos hat on a sunny day like yesterday. Because it’s been so freezing, the sun has been the only relief. I found myself doing homework, eating, writing and typing in the sun yesterday. Maybe this means I’ll get a tan?
Not much else to report. I shopped this weekend. Not looking forward to school. Wishing you all an exciting week ahead! Hope you all had a lovely weekend!
Wearing: Angel Biba top, Sass & Bide shorts, Miss Shop boots, Oasap clutch, Asos hat (similar here).
I figured the fact that the sun was out meant I should pull out the trusty ol’ peter pan collar top. It hasn’t been worn in what feels like forever considering that it used to feature in every single one of my outfits. I played up the birdcage detailing of the skirt with a bunny pin on my hair I got last Easter. Animals all over my outfit! What can I say, I’m a kitschy queen…
I’m breaking up the whole school-five-days-a-week thing lately with some online retail therapy. No, it’s not justified, yes, it is necessary. And on my current wishlist are these pants, this peplum top and this scarf print top. Opinions would be appreciated as money is limited. Hope you are all having a frabjous day, wherever you are!
Wearing: Pink Rogue Peter Pan collared top, GAP skirt, Miss Shop boots.
This sweater is the result of a very uneventful Saturday spent at home doing nothing at all. The blue knit used to be completely hideous, oversized and featured a cowl neck, but I chopped and changed it until it was cropped and had a uber-trendy low back. So the stitching may not be perfect but . . . that’s the beauty of the DIY project! And it looks perfect with my new necklace from Oasap. I’ve been seeing these beauties everywhere and decided to give in. It seems like a simple enough piece that even I, the accessory-challenged girl, can handle wearing it. If you’re slightly handicapped in that department like me, check out the necklace here!
So . . . today I started reading the Hunger Games. Aaaand finished it. So basically I went outside to take these photos and then went back into my room. And did not move except for basic needs like eating and sleeping. Has anyone else had this experience? This is the second time for me. The first was Twilight. Now I just have to read the second and third books . . .
Wearing: DIY sweater, Oasap necklace, Indigo Rein jeans, Miss Shop boots.
Sunny weather has been pretty rare as of late, so I decided to take advantage of it and wear the most lacy, sheer pieces in my wardrobe. This Rodarte for Target dress was given to me ages ago and I just rediscovered it in a wardrobe re-organise (don’t you love that?). The tulle overlay is so perfect with the lace details and lingerie-inspired feel of the garment. Yay for finding forgotten things in my wardrobe!
Yesterday I had the pleasure of doing a vintage-inspired photo shoot with the wonderful Matt Rowe from Matt Rowe photography. I was absolutely, 100% freezing the whole time wearing lacy/sheer/strapless things but it was totally worth it. The photos should be up soon but you can catch a sneak peek now on my Instagram. Oh, and I wish all my lovely American readers a happy 4th of July- I love any excuse for fireworks and delicious food!
Wearing: Rodarte for Target dress, Miss Shop boots, Mac lipstick in “Vegas Volt.”
Here I am, jumping on the neon bandwagon again, after stating that I would most likely never wear anything considered “fluro”. Despite the fact that I really didn’t like the neon trend, it seems to have sucked me in and I found this bag in Myer. It was calling to me. I paired it with my new obsession- these boots from Myer (again). Some of you popped over to my Facebook and Instagram to join the debate as to whether or not I should buy these amazing shoes in both black and brown. Needless to say, I caved and have been wearing both colours for the past four days straight. My new winter uniform is a variation of these boots, a pair of skinny jeans cuffed above the ankle, and a sweater. Comfortable and chic. Need I say more?
Today’s dreary weather was spent op-shopping and DIY-ing with Maria. The op-shopping was fairly unsuccessful; I came out empty-handed and smelling of mothballs. I’m thinking the second-hand stores in Australia are slightly inferior compared to the ones I’ve experienced in America. All my favourite American bloggers seem to find the most amazing pieces while thrifting and all I can find is shapeless sweaters and the occasional alterations-are-needed gem. Oh well. It’s not like I need any more clothing!
Wearing: Gap sweater, Indigo Rein jeans, Miss Shop boots, Miss Shop bag, Ring c/o Oasap.
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I bought this top for $9.99- win -on one of the many shopping trips I’ve been on these past few weeks. An anonymous commenter recently asked me on my Tumblr how I afford my outfits. It’s simple- I’m a major cheapskate! I rarely ever buy anything full price. I do go shopping a lot (it’s my favourite sport) but often come out empty handed. My shopping philosophy is pretty simple- splurge on the essentials. There is no way I would spend over $50 of my hard-earned cash (at this point at least- I’m fifteen and unemployed) on a short-lived trend. Speaking of shopping, head over to my Facebook page (or Instagram @viewsofnow) and weigh in your vote on whether I should get my boots in both colours. Serious first world problems right here. Help a girl out!
Wearing: Mika & Gala top, Dazzling dress, Target wedges, MAC “Ruby Woo” lipstick.
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