Adidas Singlet/ Hunt No More silver pants/Lipstick Heels/ Sportsgirl Denim Clutch/ Rayban Aviators
Sport Luxxe....interesting word, can sport be luxury? UM....yes, totally and its a hot new trend to try at the moment, especially if you are a sporty type, as all you need to do is throw on a pair of printed jeans/leggings/harem pants a vintage sport singlet ie. Adidas/Nike which can be found at most sport shops and a pair of heels and you have the look.
This Trend has been seen out in force in the last couple of months at all the major fashion festivals and by some of the biggest names in fashion. For myself I like to stay comfortable but still confident in what I wear and somewhat 'fashionable' so this look is one of my favourites.
I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season and you are organised enough to have made a start on the xmas shopping list ...well at least for yourself anyway :)
Susan Rep Kaftan/Dress, Topshop Sandals/ Mihaela Menichelli 'Savanna' Bag/ Michael Kors Watch/ Spell Designs Necklace
This summer for me is all about staying cool as Melbourne's weather likes to be extreme at the best of times. I am going to live in short dresses, short shorts and anything basically short, bohemian and grungy.
The dress pictured above is from a label called Susan Rep, it fits my crazy lifestlye at the moment as it seamlessly works both day and night and I can make it fit for the beach or add some motorcycle boots and get that grungy street vibe I crave from my outfits. I NEED versatility in my crazy life at the moment!
Christmas is around the corner and its crept up on me so soon that I barely have time to write my list for Santa, but I know what I will be hoping for under the tree and its ANY and when i say any, i mean ANY bag from the Michaela Menichelli Range
Here's hoping Santa reads this blog post and gets on to the webpage link ;) Santa buy me this bag please
Also Find more amazing Kaftans and dresses at Susan Rep, you will be hooked on them like I am
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Photos By Rosanna Faraci Photography
One Teaspoon Muscle Tee/ Hello Parry Ruche Split Jersey Maxi/ Isabel Marant Boots/ Mimco Across Body Bag
HOORAY! the sun is finally shining in Melbourne and I can get out of my heavy winter jumpers and layering and throw myself into my many amazing and quite extensive collection of muscle tee's. I have been amassing this collection for awhile now, looking for old school vintage pieces everywhere, think Ramones, Nirvana, Guns N Roses, Rolling Stones etc, to pair with my shorts, leather leggings and skirts.
I have definitely cemented my look of 'dirty grunge' and am going to keep this look going through summer as I feel it represents my personality and style perfectly and I'm convinced pretty/girly does not have my name in it!!
This Hello Parry skirt was a complete random find when researching for new online boutiques. I almost fell off my chair when I found it and all the other amazing pieces on this website, it is now saved into my 'favourites' list and is definitely worth checking out. (HELLO PARRY)
I have got to tell you all that I am so happy as the dreary, winter, rainy days which have been going on FOREVER in Melbourne are ALMOST over and I can ALMOST peel the many layers off that become the "Melbourne Staple" and soak up the sunny days and warm balmy nights.
Happy Days xx
|Bettie's Boutique Gingham Dress/ Vintage Fascinator/ Michaela Menichelli Clutch/ Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch|
It has been a super, crazy busy week for me and most of the fash pack in Melbourne, three words...Spring Racing Carnival! I decided early this year that I was only going to do one day and that was Emirates Stakes Day. I had all the best intentions to prepare my outfit well in advance but as usual I left it to the last minute. Luckily the beautiful owner of Bettie's Boutique, Rebecca Neate came to my rescue and dressed me in this exquisite creation. As soon as I tried this dress on it fit like a glove and I knew it was 'the one'. The dress is right on trend at the moment with the fitted pencil 7/8th length and body hugging material, giving my body the curves I wish for. I was invited to the Swisse and VRC marquees in the famed birdcage and ended up having an amazing day with my friends, sipping on an assortment of cocktails and canapes throughout the day.
If there is one thing you have to do, its visit Melbourne during Spring Racing time and get yourself down to Flemington.
Find my amazing clutch HERE
TopShop Mens Camo Tee/ Cheap Monday High Waisted Jeans/ Spell Designs Necklace/ Isabel Marant Boots/
Mimco Bag/ Rayban Aviators/ Michael Kors Rosegold Runway Watch
Get your camo on!! I have to say that I am a bit partial to the odd camo piece of clothing, but only worn and styled very specifically, as it is way too easy to get this look totally wrong, ending up looking more GI Jane than fashion forward.
Camo is filtering through certain designers at the moment and I recently walked into Topshop in Melbourne and spotted this baby. The only thing is, it was in the men's section. Men's tees are ridiculously comfy and at the moment fashion is favoring the loose fit rather that skin tight, so I opted to try on the smallest size they had and do a bit of DIY on it when I got home.
To make this tee more female friendly I cut the sleeves off and rolled the hem to make a small cuff giving it more of a muscle tee look, sewed the cuff and I was done!
If you want to try this look just make sure you use one piece of camo clothing and wear it with a basic block colour, I tend to favour black as it makes the camo the feature piece. Add your accessories; anything heavy or industruial works well and add some ankle boots and you have the look.
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Michael Kors has just launched this limited edition Paris Runway watch and I am totally in love. This dazzling watch is an adaptation of the best selling Runway style. It is rendered in a rose gold tone with a diamond featured in the chronograph and pays homage to the iconic city of Paris. If you regularly read my blog you will see my Rose Gold Michael Kors Runway watch included in almost every post.
"Arm Swag" is being featured everywhere with so many prolific fashion mavens adopting the "more is more" look. I personally love this style and find that you can almost stack any amount of bracelets and bangles on your arm paired with a chunky manstyle watch ( I always use my Michael Kors watch as it goes with anything) and you have got the look.
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|Fox Forre Floral Blazer/ One Teaspoon 'Bandits' Shorts/ Sabo Skirt Lounge Tunic/ Senso Qimatt iii Boots/ Sabo Skirt Rose Gold Bracelet/ Le Specs 'St Elmo' Sunglasses|
So this week has been one of those weeks...I am up, I am down and I am literally 'wheelin' around. Its Ironic that I am pictured here with a bike, as due to my mood(s) this week, one of my closest friends surprised me with a ride on his Aprilia RSV4 Factory. If you are anything like me I have absolutely no idea what that even means, all I know is that it is super fast and super amazing. The ride definately cleared my head and put the biggest smile back onto my dial!
My little two wheeler 'pushie' pictured here though is going to have to do for now! ;)
Ok back to the fashion...I received these Senso Qimatt boots about a month ago and I have been seriously wearing the soles out of them. Wherever I go, people are stopping me to ask where they are from. They are the perfect balance between classic and unique, that puts the edge into any outfit. They look great paired with a pair of black skinnies, muscle tee and blazer, but I have chosen to wear them with my one teaspoon bandits as it was a sunny day out in Melbourne and I had to take advantage of it!
Hope you like it
Take a look on my Instagram for actual pics of me on the Aprilia RSV 4 @misslisao
|Mink Pink Jagger Jeans/ Witchery Knit/ Senso Qimatt Boots/ Michael Kors Watch/ SaboSkirt Rose Gold Chunky Bracelet/ Asos Bracelets|
My love of cropped pants is becoming an unhealthy obsession, I cant stop myself from buying countless pairs. I am justifying this unhealthy past time by reminding myself that it is coming into summer and Melbourne's weather is as fickle as ever, so if I was to ever be caught out in it, cropped pants would be my complete saviour!
In all seriousness though, copped pants are everywhere and are such a great altenative to jeans, if you are anything like me I seriously live in jeans, all colours, styles and prints. So getting into cropped pants/jeans is a nice change and I get to show off my countless different boots in their entirety, winning in both areas!
In this shoot I am wearing the Mink Pink Jagger Jeans with my Senso Qimatt boots. I love an animal print paired with a basic knit and find that the knits simplicity balances out the more than often 'loud' print making it much easier to wear, think tamed jungle Vs Shaniqua from the Bronx!
|The Amazing team at Amuk : L-R Tessa Caroll (Designer of new Womans wear) , Dylan -Lee Hyne (Owner/Designer), Lee Elliott (Face of the brand) and Tom Langford (Owner/Designer)|
|Tom Langford (Owner/ Designer) and His Girlfriend Miranda Clarke|
|Myself and the Amazing Roc|
Amuk launched their new Spring/Summer 12 range in Melbourne a week ago at the opulent Mon Bijou Penthouse in the heart of Melbourne. I was lucky enough to have a front row seat to see what the team had put together.
Amuk's calling card is that they make their tees from Pima cotton which has a softer and denser texture and is much more durable than regular cotton. Their new range as showcased features this throughout and their mix of basic staples are perfect to easily add to any wardrobe. As a female fashion blogger you would have heard me countless times talk about the importance of basics in a females wardrobe. This is no different for men, the most stylish male fashion icon's out there almost always team their outfits with basics. The range that I saw at the S/S 12 launch was effortless. A great pallette of colours were used making it simple to add to items already hanging in your wardrobe. The mustard chinos were my absolute favourite, teamed with one of their basic pocket tees and its probably the easiest outfit you can wear without worry.
I cannot recommend this label enough and have completely decked out my BF in the new range (much to his approval).
Definitely check this one out boys, before its all gone and your stuck wearing the same old, same old!
Sabo Skirt Lounge Tunic Top/ One Teaspoon Bandits/ Sportsgirl Boots/ Lovisa Skull Ring/ Magali Pascall Thin Rose Gold Rings/ Le Specs 'Elmo' Sunglasses/ Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch
Its safe to say that One Teaspoon are one of my favourite aussie labels. and since they launched their 'Love Cats' collection, Ive pretty much wanted their whole new range. I am on their website at least once weekly, and last week saw these Bandits in the Navy Stripe and instantaneously had to have them, my life depended on it :) to my despair though they had sold out online, almost crying at this stage I made it my mission to find these in store before summer.
I happened to be in Byron Bay last week and walked into this little boutique called 11:11 and lo and behold they had them in my size staring right at me, I literally almost kissed the shop assistant and purchased them straight away.
The reason I love the 'Bandits', is that they are so easy to wear with anything, the hem has a perfect line to it and its cuffed in all the right places, flattering any body shape.They come in such a multitude of colours and washes making it hard to choose but also suiting everyone's tastes. Needeless to say i am one happy lady :)
Asos Floral Pencil Skirt (Similar Here) / Eleven Rain Drops Jumper/ Asos Heels (Similar Here)/ Sabo Skirt Rose Gold Bracelet/ Lovissa Skull Ring/ Joy Jewelery Peace Bracelet/ Michael Kors Watch
New Seasons designs are starting to show up all over the place now that we have officially skipped into spring, pencil skirts which were once kept purely for 'office wear' have been updated with bold colours and digital prints to inject that flair and vibrance that spring demands from us here is Australia. I found this particular pencil skirt when I was doing 'research' (As I like to call it) for floral prints and have noticed that since purchasing it from ASOS, floral or printed pencil skirts are everywhere!
I have gone for a retro feel for this shoot with a cropped lace jumper from Eleven Rain Drops to show the skirt off, keep it simple and make sure the actual print remains the talking point. Its quite the change from what I am normally wearing, but it's one of my favourite looks so far this year. I think this is definitely a look that every woman should work into their wardrobe.
Sabo Skirt Jumper/ Sabo Skirt Shorts/ Sportsgirl Boots/ Le Specs 'StElmos' Sunglasses/ ASOS Bracelet/ Joy Bracelet/ Lovissa Bracelet/ Lovissa Jewel Skull Ring/ Michael Kors Watch
Whats not to love with oversize jumpers, possibly the best invention for when you want to look fashionable but cant be bothered thinking too much about the "outfit". I find these little gems so easy to team with just about anything in my cupboard and still feel 'put together'. There are so many endless options when looking for o/s jumpers as just about every shop online and in store have a great variety for all shapes and sizes. This means that everyone....and yes I mean everyone can wear them and look effortless. In this shoot I have chosen a Sabo Skirt jumper which almost reminds me of fairyfloss, don't ask my why, I guess it was the first thing that popped into my head with all the colours?!
I teamed it with lace shorts and some biker boots that I picked up from Sportsgirl to toughen up the look and make it more grungier (is that even a word??) Anyway spring is just around the corner and oversize jumpers are around to stay, so I say get amongst it and wear it with skinnes, shorts or anything else you feel fabulous in.
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Sabo Skirt Jumper/ Sabo Skirt Floral Pants/ Coach Bag/ Tony Bianco Alexa Boots/ Michael Kors Watch/ Dannijo Bracelet/Le specs Elmo's Ice Sunglasses
I really am embracing floral pants at the moment and especially 3/4 styles. Such a great look when teamed with a pair of ankle boots or heels. You get to completely show off your footwear and still have an edgy tough look to the outfit as I have chosen with the boots. I am not too sure the pretty, girly look is my thing (I tried)!!
I also have to make note that I am very into the 'arm party' look that's being seen everywhere, luxxe bejewelled bracelets teamed with plaited friendship bracelets and neon jeweled numbers, all piled together to make a party on your arm. Its worth checking out Dannijo on Shopbop, as there are so many great bracelets that are worth the spend. Start stacking, I say, the more jeweled the better!
Sportsgirl Blouse/ Warehouse Oversize Coat/ Sabo Skirt, Skirt/ ASOS Stilettos /Sportsgirl Necklace/ Ray Ban Aviators
Lucky the sun was out again this week in Melbourne, so I took the opportunity to get the pins out and absorb as much Vitamin D as I could, I think my body is in deficiency as of late, so I road tested my new skirt from sabo skirt. Floral is still very much in at the moment and if you haven't got on board as yet there is still time to do so, as only the other day I opened up the current issue of British Vogue and saw another editorial featuring florals.
This post is a little unlike me, if you do read my blog posts regularly you know that I favour the darker, edgier look that I have affectionately called 'dirty grunge' but i thought I might do the 'pretty' look and see if it suited....LOL. What do you think?