—— 29.05.12 | outfit ——

currently loving

It’s quite obviously the middle of SWOTVAC right now because here I am, sitting in front of my computer screen, pinning everything and everything I like on Pinterest. Fashion week and too much time spent procrastinating and checking out on the online shopping world has really gotten the better of me. Sad for my wallet, but hooray to pretty new things. Amongst all the pin-able things I’ve been pinning, here’s a selection of what I am heads over heels in love with. Welcome to my now-organised previously-scatterbrain shopping list. It’s going to be the first of many ♡

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Animal bags (L-R, T-B):  The Rodnik Band Quilted Snappy Fish Bag // The Rodnik Band Shark Bag // Peter Jensen Rabbit Backpack // ASOS Ladybird Across Body Bag //  The Rodnik Band Snappy Fish Bag // Lulu Guinness Lily Cat Shopper//ASOS Suede Owl Across Body Bag

Animal bags have been popping up quite a bit lately and I am a huge fan of this super quirky trend. As I say, give me anything a little bit strange and I’ll instantly be in love. The Lulu Guinness shopper is on my mind as being my staple uni tote (still sitting on the fence but those pleading cat-eyes are really convincing). I am crazy about the owl and rabbit bags. The ladybird is super cute but I can’t have them all and I really couldn’t tell you how many hours or minutes I’ve been staring at The Rodnik Band’s fish bags. Ever since London, I have been falling more and more in love with UK brands. I have tweeted about these bags, shared them on Facebook and told every friend who listens. They’re such a cute little piece which you could just sling over a simple dress and -bam-you have an exciting outfit because you’re carrying a fish for a bag. How great is that? I’ve had all of these bags in my ‘saved items’ basket for too long now and the only thing that’s stopping me is that, I have no idea which fish bag to get. Black or red or..the shark?
(By the way that’s a serious question, please let me know below or I’ll be forever stuck)

pastel shoes currently loving

Pastel shoes (L-R/T-B): ASOS PERFECT Lilac Patent Heels // ASOS POPPET Suede Yellow Heels //ASOS PAPARAZZI Pastel Green Metal Heels // ASOS SIENNA Leather Cross Heels // See by Chloe Mary Jane Flats // See by Chloe Colour Block Flats // See by Chloe Lace Up Wedge Sneakers//ASOS MACAROON Lace Ups // Miss KG Annalise Bow Platforms

My shoe collection used to always be a mix of black and tan brown, with the occasional pop of white or grey. Recently, I’ve been really into adding colour and print to my shoe collection. Aside from acquiring an overly floral pair of lace up boots which I wore too many times during LMFF, I’ve also taken a liking to pastel coloured heels. The mint green shoe with the metal heel on the top right row – I have these in a lovely peachy colour. And it is that peachy pair of heels that started my little addiction for pastel shoes! I am currently in love with pastel yellow, mint green and lilac. Also, I’m also not supposed to be, but I am, in love with a certain pair of pastel pink See by Chloe lace up wedge sneakers. I really can’t keep my eyes off them and I’m going to have to stop writing about them now because the more I write, the more I convince myself I need them. They are, though, completely beautiful in that maybe once I finish my blog post I’ll muster the courage to make another impulse purchase.

 

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Little gold rings: Jacquie Aiche gold plated rings

There’s something quite delicate about little gold rings that you wear everyday and never take off. They’re perfect for layering with other rings and seem like the accessory for whimsical sort of outfits filled with pastel and floral. Australia my not have officially launched into Winter yet.. but my mind has officially skipped to Spring as all I can think about are flowers and picnics. I’ve been on the hunt for something like this and the turquoise stone and gold bird rings have really caught my eye.

buckle boots currently loving

Buckle boots (L-R/T-B): ASOS APPLE Ankle Boots//Minimarket Iselin Leather Buckle Shoe //Minimarket Balder Leather Wedge Buckle Boot // Topshop ACTON Metal Buckle Boots // Topshop ADONIS Buckle Boots // Park Lane Leather Ankle Boot

You know you’re into buckles on shoes when you buy three pairs of buckle boots in an extremely short space of time. I was just casually browsing Topshop online the night before my trip to UK when I came across a certain pair of Topshop ACTON buckle boots which got me into this craze. The first thing I did when I got to the UK was (unsurprisingly) head to Oxford St to go shopping (and to buy a UK sim card for my phone). This pair of buckle boots was one of my first purchases in London and were, as I discovered later, not the last pair of buckle boots I was going to buy. A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled across the Minimarket Iselin triple buckle boots on sale for much less than half the price. Now this was so highly enticing, complete with three buckles (hehe), that I literally bought them right then and there. Uh oh. And then what happened? Last week I was taking a ‘study break’ when I came across the Park Lane double buckle ankle boots. I had actually come across a similar pair of Park Lane buckle boots a couple of years ago but had no idea where I could buy the brand. Alas, the stars have since aligned. Today, I now have a pair of single buckle, double buckle and triple buckle boots. The only thing that I have got my eyes on now is a pair of vintage quadruple buckle boots I once saw on Etsy but weren’t in my size. I’m not going to stop until I find a similar pair!

statement belts currently loving

Statement belts (T-B/L-R): ASOS Eye Waist Belt// ASOS Chain Gold Metal Buckle Waist Belt // ASOS Heart Shape Chain Belt //ASOS Pastel Waist Belt // Sonia By Sonia Rykiel Bow Belt // ASOS Plate And Spike Detail Waist Belt // ASOS Oui Non Waist Belt

Aside from the problem that hardly any of the belts I buy fit me (I always have to go to the local shopping centre and get extra holes punched in), I love belts. A few of these statement belts are currently in my ‘saved items’ basket/in my wardrobe/on the way to me as we speak. The oui/non belt is one of my favourite belts – the fact that it’s in French makes everything just a little bit sweeter. I’ve been pondering over the pastel belt for ages now and the statement eye belt is really shouting “I am strange, buy me” at me right now. I first saw this heart & chain belt in London & wore it in my sample sale look. I have been dreaming about it ever since. Hehe, maybe it’s about time I make it mine.

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—— 27.05.12 | outfit ——

sports luxe

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 Wearing: vintage spray jacket, vintage blouse, Quirky Circus shorts, ASOS oui/non belt, Topshop buckle boots and vintage bag {Photos by Jess}

I’ve been sort of really into this ‘sports luxe’ trend for a few months now, well, pretty much ever since round 3 of the ASOS Future Stylist competition when we had to style a sports inspired look. So when I picked up this vintage (!!!) spray jacket at the local markets I was more than impressed with myself. But I had no idea what to wear it with. It seems that this is always the case for me these days – buying things I like but have no idea to wear with. Oh and you probably know how the story goes now.. all of my clothes ended up on my floor during a period of immense ‘nothing to wear’ frustration, only to have things suddenly look coherent on my floorboards and then subsequently be translated into an outfit.. a.k.a. this outfit. I guess I needed something to wear on the day of my flight to Sydney and I wanted something to wear that was warm and comfortable. {Fast fact: I wore a cape coat that made out of a bath towel like material on my 27 hr flight to London and was so happy with my choice}. I flipped through my wardrobe, past heavy wool coats that were so restricting in their arm movement, past my delicate lace and sequin pieces (uh oh, might just pull something whilst lugging around my huge suitcase) and then finally landed past this somewhat questionable piece. I was so determined to incorporate it into my outfit, given it’s oversized, roomy fit, but yet I had nothing to wear with it. Anyway I don’t know what happened but I ended up coming up with this and I quite like the muted pastel colour palette, which nicely fit the theme of our FELLT launch party at an industrial looking studio :)

 

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—— 24.05.12 | outfit ——

camalia

K is for Kani by Zanita 5 camalia

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Wearing: Kani handmade headband, Little Gracie ‘Camalia’ dress, ASOS leopard belt & Topshop lace up boots {Photos by Zanita}

One of the designers from the New Generation show, Ebony of Little Gracie, kindly offered me a few pieces to wear during MBFWA. Of course, I gravitated towards one of her prettily green dresses. I couldn’t help but fall in love with the creased pleating, ruffle-tiered one shoulder number with the most voluminous full skirt. This dress had me smiling, shaking and spinning around in a silly manner all day as I just really liked the skirt. I decided to compliment the femininity of the dress by wearing it with one of my woodland inspired headbands – I designed this one especially for my sister’s formal and thought I would borrow it for MBFWA. Lucky I brought it along as it was the perfect hair accessory for this dress, though this outfit does kind of make me feel like a flowering tree – flowers in my hair, green ‘leaves’ and brown ‘tree trunk boots’ – oh, my imagination.

 

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