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L(awn) L(eather) Cool J(acket)

Autumn,  Outfits

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Jacket: LIVING DOLL
Dress: SPORTSGIRL
Shoes: CONVERSE

 

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.

 

Dan xx

the frill of the moment

Outfits,  Summer

the other night jordy and I went on a picnic, and this was my outfit. well. I actually wore converses but I thought if we were going somewhere fancy I would wear these shoes. so, this is my would-have-been outfit if we were being fancy…

 

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top: Seed Herritage
shorts: Staple

shoes: Senso ‘Vale’
lipstick: NARS ‘Funny Face’

 

jordan actually bought these shoes for maddy at christmas. i feel like i just chose them for him to buy her because i wanted to wear them. it’s usually the way it works with us though, our wardrobe is mostly communal. one thing i like about this outfit is how exaggerated it is. like the shorts aren’t super tight, and the frill is doing its thing, then the shoes are like hello i have buckles! but i feel because the shoulders are exposed and the shorts are well, short, that it works. if you’re body is a little too overcome by big bouncy shapes then you can get a little lost and end up looking like a ball, but the shoulders and legs are a dead giveaway that i am not in-fact a ball. do you see what i mean?

anyway, i’m pretty excited to show you our new site. but it’s not ready quite yet. so watch out for that one! i’m sure we will make a big fuss of it when it arrives! hope you all had a great Australia Day (or just a good monday for the few non-Australians.) also still thinking about cutting my hair. i’m in a massive state of confusion and i don’t want to act on impulse. i should probably focus my energy on something more productive than whether or not to cut my hair… until next time.

 

Dan x

peaches and converse

Outfits,  Summer

one of my favourite things is to wear pretty little dresses with converses. there’s just something so comforting about it. the truth is, as much as i’d like to think i wear heels all the time wherever i want, i don’t. so there’s joy in knowing i’m wearing something pretty, but i’m comfortable and no one is going to judge me for wearing heels before 7pm. (it’s a real thing that exists in perth.)

 

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dress:The Fifth (couldn’t find this colour!)
shoes: Converse
bracelet: its like, really old
lipstick: Bobbi Brown ‘Dusty Pink’

 

i picked this dress up at the david jones boxing day sales so it was pretty cheap. if i were a few feet taller i would definitely wear this without a belt, so you get that cute little shifty shape. but unfortunately my little legs just don’t permit that kind of thing. regardless, i like the dress. very easy to wear if you want to look a little bit fancy in a hurry (due to the shape) and nice that it’s not black. probably the only thing i own in that colour too, although, i wouldn’t mind it in stripes. i’m a sucker for stripes.

on a side note, any of you that have read my older posts would know that creating blog post titles is really one of my least favourite activities. so i’ve decided i need something fun to keep me inspired enough to post. so i’m going to make it my aim that every post would be some sort of pun. a common phrase or saying, tweaked with my outfit details. sorry if you don’t care – neither do i, that’s why i’ve invented this game for myself. so, see you next time. probably with the most un-funny title you’ve ever seen.

dan x

summertime casualness

Outfits,  Summer

i often feel with summer, there is this certain unspoken law of casualness that we all seem to apply to in our dressing. it could be an australian thing, or a perth thing. or maybe it’s all in my mind. regardless, i find myself always opting for the casual options. shorts, t-shirts, little cotton dresses and sandals. it’s like we think it’s too hot to be getting dressed up. that being said, i’m not complaining. one of my ultimate favourite outfits is a good oversized tee and a pair of shorts. exhibit a:

 

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t-shirt: MLM Label
shorts: Scanlan and Theodore
belt: Clover
shoes: ASOS
nails: Mecca Cosmetica ‘Phrynia’
glasses: Zero UV

 

when you find a good cut in a tee or a pair of shorts, you just get so much use out of them! i think it’s the cut of things that really makes the difference in being well dressed and not. in an attempt to be slightly less casual, opting for a more structured pair of shorts, or basically anything that’s not denim is the way to go. these scanlan shorts are pretty darn awesome though, and they’re purple…

i just want to talk about hair for a moment. there is a hugely overwhelming sense of, i-want-to-cut-my-hair coming over me! but my lovely boyfy likes my hair long. so do i. but i think i’m using his love for my long hair as an excuse for keeping it growing! so I’m thinking i go for a significant cut, but still keeping it short? then i think about how it’s summertime, and my hair looks so much better when i’ve been swimming if it’s long! the length of it weighs down the poodleness of it slightly. also seeing rosie hungtington-whitely’s new do has altered my perspective once again, although, she is a blonde supermodel, which i am not, so i probably shouldn’t be making too many decisions based off her actions… thoughts?

 

dan xx