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…
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!)
blouse: Seed Herritage
jacket: From a Boutique in Brooklyn
jeans: Nobody Denim
so here we have it. what i call fool-proof dressing. a comfortable pair of jeans, and a leather jacket. for me the shoes and top are changeable. the options there are endless. i love the brown jacket here instead of black. i think that black is slightly more predictable (though still amazing and something that i always wear) and gives a slightly less ‘matchy’ feel to the outfit. when the basis of your outfit is black and white, you really can add whatever colour you want. this blouse is actually sleevless. i kind of love the shape because it’s essentially a sack. it allows you to manipulate the shape a little. it still looks flowing when you tuck it in to your jeans. it’s actually 3 sizes too big for me, but because of the style the size is far less important. (it was also on sale for $30, which played in persuading me!) also on sale were these boots! I have been wanting a pair of lace-up boots for a while now, but for some reason i found it hard to spend the money on them. you know there are some things in life that you just buy without reason! you don’t care about price you just want it! (me on so many occasions) but then there are those things that no matter how much you wish it was in your wardrobe every time you’re getting changed, you just don’t quite want to pay for it. this could just be me, or the nature of a woman??? i just want what i want, not always what i need! (like all i really needed was a pair of lace-up boots.)
anyway, enough babble. perhaps one day i will get better at controlling my thoughts. maybe i will even collect them in such a way that they could be understood. i do wonder if i used correct grammar whether it would make my random thought processes slightly easier to follow? and here i go again. jotting down my continual train of thought in a series of short and unrelated sentences. so, in true reflection of what this post is about, i would like to set a challenge to all readers. find a pair of jeans and a leather jacket that you love, and see just how many outfits (casual and smart) you can create with this as your shell. you might be surprised just how quickly you can pull together a great outfit under pressure!
so i have just filmed a couple of makeup videos to show you all. i thought it would be a good way for me to express my makeup experience with you all without having to use too many words. because we all know i can get lost in my words. so the first of the series to come is a foundation routine for dry skin. this is my skin type, so i’ve tried many products and ways to do my makeup and this is just one of many ways i love to do my foundation. check out the video and i will describe everything that i have used below, and how much i love it. there are so many great products in the world, but these are the ones that i have tried and loved. this is also a great routine for winter when we are all feeling a bit tight! enjoy, and let me know if you have any makeup requests!
for a dry skin i think moisturiser before makeup is the most important thing! this is the foundation for your foundation. really clean your skin and use your favourite moisturiser allll over! whatever you do, don’t use oil free. i’ve use keihl’s ultra facial moisturiser. it’s a good texture, not too rich, but stays on the skin. also an eye cream/moisturiser/serum for extra hydration under the eyes is a great option.
a hydrating primer is also key to keeping your skin fresh! i am obsessed with the hourglass primer serum. it will keep you so hydrated throughout the day, and the best thing is when you put a little too much on your fingers, you can run the rest through the ends of your hair and even in to your cuticles! how adorable. the stila one step correct primer is also amazing for all skin types. one of my absolute fav’s. a bit of colour correction – counteracting redness and dull tones, and also keeps you balanced.
basically i try to avoid oil free foundations if i’m feel very dehydrated, however with all that beautiful skin prep and primer serum on, most non-drying foundations are going to look lovely over the top. stila illuminating bb cream is one of my favourite products! i’ve posted about it before, but it’s the easiest way to get a little bit of coverage and stay dewy, and it really stays! smashbox long wear hydrating foundation is a good option for a bit more coverage, and it’s definitely build-able, but it does set, so just make sure you keep working it until your happy – it’s not easy to move it once it’s set. lastly, ellis faas skin veil is an awesome option for full coverage that stays dewy. it’s really hard to get rid of the glow in this foundation, even with dry skin absorbing everything!
for me under eye concealer is the most important part because i’m obsessed with covering my bags! hourglass hidden concealer is awesome and creamy and really good coverage, but sometimes it’s a little bit dark for me even though it’s the lightest colour!! (stupid) then by terry touche veloutee is a bit expeno, but a really lovely product! hydrating and pretty coverage, but not quite enough for me so i love to mix it with things. and lastly bare minerals corrective concealer. totally affordable and one of their best products, with pretty full coverage and a really creamy consistency. only thing is if i’m parched under the eyes i’ll need to probably wear hourglass and put up with the slight depth of colour.
i tend to stay away from powder because i just don’t want to dry out. and if you’re quite dry, then your skin is going to naturally absorb any stickiness or moisture from the makeup products anyway. if you’re more normal-dry then you can get away with a light application of a translucent powder all over, or wherever you need. i used the chantecaille HD perfecting powder. it’s seriously so beautiful and leave no powdery trace on the skin, but again quite a pricey product but i have had mine for months and not even hit pan yet! there are a good few pharmacy brand versions that do nicely also.
HIGHLIGHT / BRONZE
i love to use cream products to highlight and contour, even cream blush. i feel like the more you can stay away from powder the better. i used nars multiple sticks in copacabana and south beach to create the highlight on the cheek bone and bronze along the cheeks. i think avoiding powder on your cheek bones ensures you have a super glowy finish, which i love!
and that’s that. don’t hesitate to ask anything!