Lipstick: NARS – Cruella
Jeans: Rag & Bone
Boots: Cristian G
Glasses: Zero UV
The last of the cold weather has nearly gone, but jeans and jumpers and boots are just the best kind of things! I’m loving this kind of cropped jumper with the strong rib to the knit and in the tan colour. It’s so nice to move away from black and grey sometimes! These rain-coat type jackets are totally the bomb for when you need a little protection from the wind, but don’t want to wear anything heavy. They’re also great for when you are wearing an awesome outfit, but you know you’re going to need some shelter from the rain or an extra layer for that small outside walk to the venue, but you don’t want to necessarily make it part of your thing. Because let’s face it, it sucks when you put together a sick outfit, but then you never really get to show it because you have to keep your big heavy jacket on!
We got a whole bunch of these pieces from Boohoo, which is so awesome for when you want to try a new style or something a little trendier than you would usually wear, but you don’t want to spend a million dollars on it. My whole outfit was under $125! Unreal! Thanks Boohoo! Can’t wait to get the new site up and running! 2016 is already so close and looking to be an amazing year. Expect to see Maddy in posts more often. (yay.) Post from Melbourne on it’s way…
Top: Wayne Cooper
Glasses: Zero UV
So, remember last post when I told you how I loved tight pants and a big loose top that left room for dessert if you know what I mean? Well, in total contrast, here is a high waisted, high necked tight duo for you to consider. I love to draw inspiration from seventies silhouettes and colour palletes. I think the seventies was one of the coolest eras when it came to style. There’s too much goodness in it – high waisted pants, turtle necks, suede, fur, billowing blouses, big hair! I also love high waisted jeans. I think a good fitting pair of high waisted jeans is so flattering. They help to hold your tummy in and keep love handles in check, while also making your legs appear a little longer! Yay! This top I also haven’t worn since I was 17. Like, I’m not even sure Wayne Cooper still exists? But I knew that I liked it, I just hadn’t had the opportunity to wear it right, and the other day I discovered it amongst my million singlets that I never wear and thought ‘hey, maybe the last 5 years have prepared me for this day – I’m gonna wear it’ and not only did I wear it, I blogged it!
So next time you need some inspiration in the morning, staring at your wardrobe in disappointment, just think, WWFFD (what-would-farrah-fawcett-do.) It might just help you to pull out something that you haven’t thought about in five years and feel instantly new!
jeans: Kmart (DIY rips)
boots: Beau Coops
If any of you follow us on instagram (which you should – @caboodlestreet) you will have seen this outfit posted such a long time ago. Ta-da! Here it is. I must admit, it took me so long to post this as every time I edited the photos I just wasn’t feeling the colours. The images just didn’t have the vibe that I wanted, until I had a serious chat to myself and said ‘Dan, get over it mate – get this tight white post out there!’ So here we are.
Monochrome is always a fall back for me. When in doubt, wear black and white, but I often don’t do it in this capacity. You would have seen my Kmart jeans before, but I recently gave them a new lease on life with a trendy slash across the knee. I’m feeling good about the ripped jean trend – I never really think it goes out of fashion, but the single slash is definitely having a moment. Maddy bought this knit form Zara and we both were like ‘omg so cozy and cute’ – love chunky knits. They are an absolute classic and something you will wear for a long time. But be warned, chunky knits do add a little extra padding if ya know what I mean. Generally we would get a larger size with the jumper to give a slightly lazier silhouette. To me, the ultimate cool-gal outfit is an oversized tee or knit, and a pair of super tight jeans. That way you can show the world that you have a body, but also eat as much as you want and stick your tummy and no-one even notices!
So, I think I like this all white thing. I’m going to give a go at some other colours. I’ll keep you posted. But be free and try all white! (Highly recommend not wearing this while eating spaghetti. Or anything tomato based!)
Jacket: LIVING DOLL
My apologies for the title. But, leather jackets are cool. They just are. I feel as though a leather jacket can be worn with any outfit, ever. Even when you’re posing in front of a senior’s lawn bowls club at sunset…
So, this dress is like a big sack and I really thought I wasn’t going to wear it because, don’t get me wrong, I love loose clothing and anything that allows me to stick my stomach out without it being noticed (ample food-baby space), but this was a little too far. I’m thinking of taking the hem up so I can wear it with a belt or just as a short loose sack. But I was playing around with it and seeing how I could wear it, and the knot thing seemed to work quite well. I actually bunched it all together and tied it with a hair band on the inside of the dress. The knot on the outside was a lil too bulbous! All you need is a rubber band and voila! A brand new dress that fits around yo little curves perfectly.
I’m not sure if anyone has noticed, but previously I enjoyed writing my blog posts all in lower case. There is some little side of my OCD that made myself believe that the sentences looked better when they were all on one level. That somehow starting with a capitol letter and not ending with a capitol letter was not symmetrical, and therefore not okay. On the other side of my OCD is the need for things to be at least somewhat grammatically correct and, well it’s time that I grow up and write with capitol letters where appropriate like the rest of the adult world. (Plus I was starting to write everything in lower case at work and that wasn’t really flying with the clients.) So, here I am, with all my start and stop sentences, made up words, and gangster abreviations, yet writing like a real adult.