H&M STUDIO SS16

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Has anyone else felt as though they may melt in this Gold Coast heat wave lately? The intense humidity currently has me craving a little bit of that cooler Winter weather.. I cannot wait to get snuggly in knits and layering outfit pieces, plus pulling out some trenches that have been sitting in my cupboard all Summer. I am also feeling that I will be wearing a lot of neutral and softer tones paired back with basics of black, white and grey.. although knowing me I'll change my mind by the time Winter shows face and I'll be running around in bright yellow (haha).

On another note I am very excited to style these two beautiful pieces featured from H&M's Studio SS16 collection which launches tomorrow (25th of February).. I am equally excited that a physical store will be opening in the newly refurbished Pacific Fair in the coming months too (Eeeek) look out bank account!

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SPEKTRE SUNGLASSES. H&M KNIT + H&M SKIRT


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DRESS IN CONFIDENCE

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WHAT TO WEAR TO AN EVENT WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW THE DRESS CODE


Have you ever been invited to an event, birthday or an interview and you feel unsure (cue freak out) as to what the dress code is. You have a feeling it is cocktail but then it could be casual..but if you dress casually and turn up and everyone is dressed up you feel out of place and can't enjoy yourself to the fullest..I have felt that exact way and occasionally do still have a few mini freak outs..because sometimes it is stressful being a girl and knowing what to wear.

I recently attended the launch of the new Audi A4 at The Garden located at Jupiter's Hotel on the Gold Coast with my gal pal Megan. There was no specific dress code detailed on the invitation so we were left to come up with this ourselves.. Sometime's it can be refreshing having freedom to dress how you want to but other times it can leave you a little stressed/hoping you don't turn up looking completely out of place.

Some things I like to think of when styling an outfit for an event with no clue as to how to dress..

  • What type of event is it? When you know the type of event and who it is hosted by you can do some research on the brand, company or host to get an idea of what they encompass as a brand and therefore lead to an insight to the feel of the event.
  • Where is the event located? Location is a big help.. when you know the location you can also research the venue.. check out past images via instagram or Facebook and see what the vibe is.
  • What time of year is it? Dress to the season.. and also if you find out the event may be indoors you could style your outfit back with a blazer, jacket or long sleeves.
  • Will you have to do much walking? Sometimes fashionable shoes aren't practical when you may have to do a lot of walking to and from or during an event so try your best to wear something comfortable if you know this. If it's a standing event you have a little more leeway when wearing your favorite heels.

When you figure these few things out it can be a easier to decide what will be appropriate for the occasion. For me I feel most importantly you want to feel comfortable in what you wear, so don't ever feel pressured to dress a certain way to suit an event.. if you feel you want feel good in what you are wearing that is the key to owning the outfit and feeling confident in it!

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MINK PINK SUNGLASSES, VINTAGE COAT, SUPRE LEOTARD, FINDERS KEEPERS SKIRT & VINTAGE BOOTS


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KEEP IT NEUTRAL

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As the weather has been quite cold here on the Gold Coast the past couple of weeks (plus surrounding areas no doubt) it means I have been grabbing for darker colours when styling my outfits..for some reason my brain instinctively thinks I will be warmer in those.. which really isn't true at all!

When I think of neutrals they include white, grey and different shades of brown and beige. Wearing these tones in lush knits, cosy jackets styled back with white pants or even a blue wash denim can be a fresh take on a dreary winters day..it definitely helps lift my mood when I am wearing something a little lighter & brighter.
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BESPECED FRAMES, RMK SHOES, O.P.I NAIL POLISH, JOLIE & DEEN JEWELLERY & DOLICHE TOP

 


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SEASON OF CHANGE

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Just as the seasons change undoubtedly every year so do our lives; whether these be small unnoticeable changes or large ones that impact our lives in ways we would never imagine. I am a strong believer in everything happens for a reason, although I may not always know the reason for it I believe it! Life happens whether we are ready for it or not ..at times to teach us lessons, to help us grow and to lead us on the path we are destined for. 


"LIKE A RIVER FLOWS SO SURELY TO THE SEA MY DARLING SO IT GOES SOME THINGS ARE MEANT TO BE".


If you read my blog regularly you may have noticed I have not been posting on here for quite a while and I apologise for not being able to keep it up to date as I love sharing with you all.

Recently I found myself in a situation where I had to put myself first and listen to my heart and my head and so in the name of change one of those life changing, stressful, challenging, crazy moments impacted me and my life unexpectedly and I had to take the time for myself to get myself together. I am still not exactly where I want to be personally but I am working on getting my happiness back on track and I aim to try my very best to figure out exactly what it is that I want.

Now I know some of you will want to know details but I won't go into them here as I feel some things are best kept personal and not plastered all over the world wide web. If you have had a life changing moment impact you or even a small change shift your direction I would love to have a chat and get your advice or I'd love to just listen here.

I will be trying my best to get back to regular blogging of outfit posts, tips and all the fun stuff here on the blog as I enjoy sharing these things with you all.
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FINDERS KEEPERS DRESS


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PASTEL MIND

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I have recently been lusting over all the MBFWA (Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia) posts all over my instagram feed this past week. Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend this year because of work so I have been vicariously living through all my favourite bloggers posts on instagram. There has definitely been non stop outfit inspiration on and off the runway being posted. I've seen, stripes, monochrome, denim, all black, all white, pops of colour, pastel.. the list goes on and I love that many bloggers/attendee's have been putting their own twist into this seasons trends.

I remember last year I got my hands on a pink pastel coat (eeeek) and I am so excited to be able to wear it again soon when the weather cools down a little more here on the Gold Coast. This season I have also been obsessed with pastel blue (blue is my favorite as you may have read on my blog as I feature it quite a lot in many shades).

I styled this Finders Keepers pastel blue suit (coming soon) back with a loose fit striped turtle neck & black accessories for a dressy/casual look that could be worn to the office or out to lunch.
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MISSGUIDED SUNGLASSES, FINDERS KEEPERS BLAZER, BARDOT TOP, FINDERS KEEPERS PANTS, TARGET HANDBAG & BILLINI SHOES


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THE WINTER CAPE

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I woke up this morning to a cold snap and I ideally wanted to snuggle in my cozy blankets a little longer but worked beckoned so I made myself get up (slowly). I was struck down with a horrible virus/fever last night..cramping, aches, headache and nausea.. I don't get sick too often which is a plus but I am happy to say I am feeling a little better this morning..fingers crossed it was a 24hr thing and I don't continue to feel that way. 

Today I am featuring the winter cape.. a blanket style cardigan one could say. I actually put this very Forever New ebony cape on this morning when I peeled myself away from my warm bed (it's not even winter yet, I'm just being a sook). Anyways what I am wanting to say is It's the perfect piece for being cozy at home or heading out on a cooler day or night and also being comfortablely fashionable! I styled it here quite casually with fitted denim jeans and then added a heeled boot to make it a little more dressy.. casual chic?
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FOREVER NEW EBONY CAPE, FOREVER NEW ROSIE JEANS & ZU SHOES


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