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:
t-shirt: MLM Label
shorts: Scanlan and Theodore
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?
boots: Alexander Wang
finally i get to show off my boots!!
i’m sure we could all recognise this trademark heel a mile off. but they’re just too cool. i’m so glad the weather has started to cool off so i can wear them. but, they have already worn down so much! it serves me right though. i don’t know what deluded thought proccess of mine warranted them appropriate snow boots while in new york. i think it was my fear of looking touristy (that and the fact i didn’t bring any other low boots!) that compelled me to wear them nearly every day. i can safely say they will be kept well out of the snow now that we are back home. this fur vest was another find while shopping in the lower east side. it was one of my many purchases that was on sale (unlike my boots!). the fur is so soft. like so soft. i wish every garment was this snuggly! infact, the store actually sported it’s very own pet rabbit (that we thought was just decoration). i’m pretty excited that the weather is getting colder. it’s much easier to wear all of your favourite items at once! and there are so many memories of new york in this outfit! i can’t believe how much i have thought about travelling since i have been home. i think it’s time for the next trip. why not, i mean we only have one world – may as well see what we can in the time that we have!
here’s to hoping i will be enjoying the monte carlo sun soon!
Dress: (as skirt) Boohoo
Belt: Vintage YSL
Glasses: Le Specs
considering the age of everything i am wearing, nothing other than my new Boohoo dress is available to purchase anymore! when i bought this dress, i actually got it a little too small. so i love how tight it is around my waist, but not so much around my neck! to the point that i had to cut away at the neckline…but that’s another story for another time. however, i have been trying to think of ways to dress a little more modest. not that i’ve ever been one for cleavage and sassy, tight clothing. but i think being a young christian girl, it can be hard to find a good compromise when going to the clothing stores. especially when you have legs as short as mine! but apart from trying to match your morals, i think that super revealing clothing is just, well, not as cool as it used to be. people want to see style more than skin? i dono. anyway i think that layering has really helped me. lord knows i love a pair of short-shorts, but i usually pair it with a t-shirt. and i love a low back, or a thin strap, but usually with full length pants. so here is a classic example of layering a t-shirt over a dress, and knotting the skirt. something i often do. the little knot trick keeps the skirt long enough, but gives it a little shape. i don’t know. what do you think? we will continue to explore this. being beautiful and feeling feminine and cool, without literally showing the world your womanhood. ya feel?
i’ve recently had to slow down on my asos addiction. but this shirt is just one of the many (black) items i have purchased one sale!
boots: soles future told
so. asos. i’ve been like a crazy person scrolling through their site almost every night. not necessarily purchasing, but just being annoying. like putting things in my basket and taking out the things that i don’t really need until it becomes empty again and i restart my search. i feel like every time i get asked where i got this new item, my answer is asos. yet it only applies to black. honestly. i have bought SO many black things. it’s kind of sad. it’s also sad that i have even been spending, seeing as i am off to new york in just under two months. it’s like two months seems like so much time, but i know it will disappear. i need to get on the dont-buy-food band wagon and seriously save. but is it a problem that i feel like i can socialise unless it’s over some sort of mutual meal? anyway, how did i manage to get back on the topic of eating? goodness. in my new blog i must post about delicious things that i have been eating. and speaking of the new blog, it is getting there. it’s going to be a whole new world of awesome things, and hopefully in somewhat of an organised, easy to navigate, but super cool looking site. i tell you, the more talk about this new blog the more work i have to do to actually make it half of how i am describing to you! have fun pretend online shopping.