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?
t.shirt: Willow (from Harper’s Bazarre)
wedges: Scanlan and Theodore
merry boxing day everyone.
i hope you’re reading this as your curled in to a ball from your christmas induced food coma! i have meant to be speedy this morning but i think the turkey and the ham are weighing me down. this is my last post from australia for a while. woohoo. today’s the day. bella and i are leaving on a jet plane to be united with our love, new york! i will be posting plenty from there while we are away. holidays seems to be the best time to blog because you have so much time do it!!
in other topics such as the clothing appearing here, this t-shirt was free. some of you may have recognised it straight away. now, i was really battling with myself whether or not i should wear it. you see, the other day i saw a girl wearing it, and i’m going to be honest, i immediately thought ‘lol, that shirt is form a magazine.’ so when i put it on, i thought the same thing about myself! my second thought was though, ‘this shirt looks totally rad with this outfit. who cares if it was free!’ and so here we are, repping the free mag t-shirt. at least people know i’m in to fashion magazines. that makes me slight cooler, right? so i say, if you like it – wear it!
see you in new york soon!
blouse: Scanlan and Theodore
jeans: Big W
watch: Marc Jacobs
lipstick: Red Square – NARS
the big w jeans make their second [bog] appearance. impressive for $10. they have served me well, unlike some others. remember my boyfriend-ish jeans from a couple of posts ago? well, they totally ripped like crazy to the point of no repair, and i had to return them. i was so disappointed because i so liked them, and i am now left with a light, distressed, nicely tapered, boyfriend jean shaped hole in my heart. so let the search recommence. i will keep you informed on my findings. back to this current post – it was definitely something a little different for me. i think my best intentions were totally there, but somehow the execution just wasn’t great. really to the point that i probably will never wear this ensemble again in this exact state. this could also be partly due to the state of my hair this day. it was pretty dirty. like, pretty dirty. but you do the best with what you can, and that was it.
to conclude, i don’t think it was a complete disaster, but definitely a good trial run. i think i was kind of going for that cool street style at Paris fashion week sort of thing (in my backyard) kind of like this or this. i know, it’s nothing like either. but at least i didn’t look like this. in saying this, i do quite like myself a bit of kim kardashian style, so for redemptions sake, a photo of kim doing all white beautifully. i’ll be back to revise this look at some stage. in the meantime, plenty of colour.
top: Can’t remember where it’s from!
jeans: Miss Brown Vintage
shoes: Scanlan and Theodore
new philosophy on life: when life gives you lemons, take a summery blog post.
so i haven’t worn these jeans in aaages. i think the key is to wear a smaller top with it. in the past i have looked oversized myself rather than my clothing. so i do think it can be a little tricky to pull off. it would seem you just have to be a tall bean and then you can wear anything and it will just hang off you, but in my case (and a lot of other peoples) i don’t have this luxury. sometimes i think i have to work way too hard to get a certain style or garment to work on me! it’s annoying.
one thing that i do like to do in order to give me a little confidence, slim me down and allow me to think that i can actually wear whatever the heck i want, is to fake tan. i must say it’s something that i do fairly well because it’s never really too obvious that i have fake tanned. but i think i am going to go through a bit of trial period and just try out all the best tans on the market until i find my perfectly natural, non-smelly, non-sheet-staining, long-lasting, golden colour. i don’t know, maybe it doesn’t exist. regardless, i will keep you informed of my search results. loving that this weather is warming up and i get to throw dinner parties and fun warm evening activities at my cribbb! i’m a little bit sad that i’m missing 5 weeks of summer, but not really. new york is going to be SO GOOD. anyway, it’s 2am and i’m asleep on my keyboard as i type this. so i’m going to leave before i say some too grammatically incorrect.
to the start of spring/summer!