—— 21.08.12 | outfit ——

CURRENTLY LOVING

Welcome! To another edition of what I am currently loving/have in my cart/waiting in the mail for. I wasn’t planning to do a post like this for a while, mainly because the last time I did this, I ended up going through the check-out with most of the items I had written about. However, last week, ASOS asked me to guest edit their latest ‘How I Wear‘ feature; a newsletter and online blog feature that documents the top 5 summer sale picks of different people from the world of fashion. And how could I say no to an excuse to convince myself to add new pieces to my wardrobe? :)
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 Sister Jane velvet collar frill hem dress | Shimmer Twins red cluster heart lashes | ASOS leather scallop edge shopperASOS HOP SCOTCH high leather wedges with buckle detail | Disaya multi bead love cuff | Krystal Swarovski pear drop earrings

Working around this season’s leather trend, I was asked to pick five Summer sale items that could complete the look.

One of the best things about shopping online from stores in the Northern hemisphere is the fact that Summer items go on sale, just when you’re starting to move into Summer. It’s an absolute treat. It’s as if the shopping gods have blessed us and made the hemispheres and seasons like this just so we could get the bargains when we want them! So anyway, there’s this bag that I’ve been thinking of adding to my collection of uni bags and it just so happened to be the perfect leather piece to work my edit around. I’ve also been spying this Sister Jane drop waist dress for a while now and didn’t realise how perfect it would look with the bag. I’m pretty much on my way to the check-out with that one {edit: I have officially now purchased it!}. These retro white wedge sandals (which I am waiting for in the mail) are perfect to add to my growing collection of Summer shoes, a range of pastels and a lot of white. I’ve never been much of a fan of coloured shoes and used to always stick to tan brown. However, ever since the start of this year, all I’ve been adding to my shoe collection is prints, beiges, pastels, brights and whites. And to accessorise the look, this rainbow cuff is so adorable and the crystal drop earrings are a royal must-have.

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ASOS swing summer dress in floral print | Sister Jane leather collar and cuffs lace dress | Nishe flower tapestry lantern dress| ASOS pastel shirt with 3/4 length sleeves | ASOS cropped fitted top with collar | ASOS full skirt in rose jacquard print | Lazy Oaf fruit panel sweatshirt

While the majority of my duties for the ASOS edit pretty much ended here, my personal curiosity, however, quite obviously did not.  This led me to spending the rest of the weekend scrutinizing my huge ASOS saved items cart and trying to figure out which pieces I was completely in love with and which ones I simply just had a crush on. Needless to say, that didn’t go too well. And although it’s still pretty much 13 degrees every day in Melbourne, all I’ve been buying online is Summer clothing. I can’t seem to help it since it’s all on clearance but a few things I am really looking forward to wearing this Summer are floaty florals, creamy lace, vintage inspired tapestry fabrics, sheer blouses and shirts, crop tops, jacquard and quirky loungewear.

asos accessories shopping list CURRENTLY LOVING
ASOS leather single strap backpack | ASOS straw satchel with sunflowers| ASOS plate and spike detail waist belt | London Rebel suede flat shoe with tassels| ASOS lilac bow belt with metal plate waist detail | ASOS MACAROON lace up flat shoes| Catarzi pillbox ribbon hat

My wish list of bags continues on with a nicely structured leather backpack and a summery straw satchel. In addition to this, as always, I’ve got my eye on footwear in all sorts of nude. In terms of belts, I can’t get over anything with metal accents. And for some reason, I have even found myself longingly staring at pillbox hats; they’re just one of those vintage accessories I’ve never been able to find until now, and I’d love to see them make a comeback!

So I’m sure we all now know why my wallet hates me. We’ll speak soon, after I make up with my wallet. You can view my post here & shop my edit here. A little birdy says ‘EXTRA10‘ will get you 10% off sale.. <3 Happy Tuesday everyone!

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—— 17.08.12 | outfit ——

PAINT IT ON

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Wearing: Three Floor jumpsuit, Sass and Bide clutch & Betts painted platform heel {photos by Sutejo Tan, Egor Evdokimov}

When I think of full length jumpsuits, I instantly think of astronauts. I imagine myself in a jumpsuit, floating along in zero gravity outer space…although realistically speaking I’d probably freeze to death! This Three Floor jumpsuit really inspired me to create this two-tone look. The soft jumpsuit is both amazingly comfortable and flattering with its singlet top and slim-line pants. It’s just another example of the simple pieces that make a statement on their own; they make styling an outfit so much easier when you don’t even need to think about what looks good with the top or bottom. Simply head to the accessories department and you’re good to go. Or, if you’re like me, head to your friend Marcus’ wardrobe and borrow his out-of-this-world pyramid clutch!

I’ve also been wearing my floral crowns a lot recently. With the springtime weather coming soon, flowers are adorning the gardens as well as my hair. I can’t wait to showcase so many more of my floral crown designs on my Etsy, perfect for springtime garden parties and the races!

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—— 13.08.12 | outfit ——

lilac dreams

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Wearing: ASOS lilac coat, vintage blouse, Peter Jensen lilac metal plate belt, vintage reconstructed floral skirt & Minimarket buckle boots {Photos thanks to Jeremy Foo}

Lilac has been on my mind and in my heart for a while now so I just couldn’t hold this post any longer. This perfect breathtaking shade of purple has always caught my eye when I see the beautiful Springtime flowers beginning to bloom around my neighbourhood. I’ve been searching for a few staple coats for Winter and although it’s almost Spring, Melbourne’s consistently chilly weather is certainly justifying this purchase. I originally intended to acquire something with short sleeves, but then I stumbled across this particular lilac number – for a bargain, might I add – and decided it would be the perfect trans-seasonal piece. The bright shade reminds me of candy coloured Summers but it has the warmth to get you through the cooler days. The design’s simple yet structured knee-length cut and its retro stand collar mean that the colour really does speak for itself…and I love it! For some reason, lilac works so well with a lot of my wardrobe pieces and in particular, the creamy pastel colour palette I am adoring right now. So strong is my love for lilac that I also bought a gold plate belt in the same shade!

I wore this outfit when attending the media preview for the opening of Zara Chadstone (!!) and to check out the new Miss Shop Cosmetics range at Myer Melbourne last week. For those who follow me on instagram (search ‘kisforkani’ to find me!), you might have seen some of the new season pieces and beauty products I’m really coveting right now.

Anyway, say hello to my new header! I came up with this one myself the other day and really tried to convey the style of my blog in it – hope you like it :)

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