merry belated christmas to all. (from my parent’s bathroom.)
maddy and i did a quick little shoot the other day, just to show off a couple of my christmas presents. must say, i’m pretty darn pleased with the little array of gifts i received this year. jordan did well with this amazing chocker that i’m obsessed with. maddy read my mind and got me a flouncy little off the shoulder number, and mum literally gave all four of her daughters this byredo sent. (which is delicious)
necklace: Assad Mounser
top: Seed Heritage
perfume: BYREDO Bal D’Afrique
lipstick: NARS Damned
there are very few times you will see me with my natural untamed mane, but it’s just felt right these last couple of weeks. i feel like i’ve had a lot of people comment on it, things like, ‘oh WOW dan look at your hair’ or ‘it looks so different’, and there comes a point where you hear so many comments you’re not sure if it’s genuine. you know when you’re natural response is to compliment something that you hate just to make it clear to that person that you have no ill feeling towards that particular thing. well, that’s how i’m feeling about my hair. then at the same time, i actually like it. don’t know. (curly hair girls will understand.)
i also wanted to comment on this necklace. it’s literally the coolest thing i own right now. they make such cool designs and really nice statement jewellery. they have actually invented the best idea for a necklace-doer-uper ever (don’t know the technical term.) but instead of a clip or a link, it’s a super strong magnet! it’s genius! easiest way to wear a necklace ever, and you don’t have to worry about it unclipping at some horrible point throughout the night! did i already say i am obsessed??
so, my last little banter before i let your brain rest from my word-vom. is that maddy and i are working on a new site right now, to create a much more beautiful blog and display our portfolio for our work. also easier for ya’ll to navigate and read the content. pretty excited. we have plans to work much more on our photography and makeup services next year. so i’m excited for 2015! watch this space for millions of photo shoots and fun fashiony things. woohoo. hope you all have an amazing new years and start the year with your friends and family around you with joy and love!!
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!