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Wearing: ASOS pillbox hat, United Colours of Benetton coat, White Pepper shirt dress, vintage sweater guard, Louis Vuitton Alma BB bag, Topshop lipstick tights and Sam Edelman heels. {Photos: Rowena}

It’s a pretty uncommon event to walk past a house that’s dressed head to toe the same as what you’re wearing. On my way to check out some gardens in Melbourne, I drove past a house (actually, it looked more like a castle with its majestic architecture) which was in the exact same colour palette as I was. The exterior walls were painted a sunny yellow, its windows had crisp white borders and its tiles were a surprising checkerboard pattern. With such a chance discovery, it was instantly deemed the perfect location to shoot this look. I picked up this mustard coat in Venice earlier this year to tie me through the warmer (but still cold) days of Italian Winter. It’s since been a very versatile (and comfy!) piece for the warmer (but still freezing) days of Melbourne. I just love the simplicity of it. There’s basically nothing much going on – no lapels or collars, no hidden buttons. Just two simple square cut pockets and a clean cut. Sometimes it’s refreshing to stay away from prints^2 and more prints. It’s a different kind of style compared to what I’m used to and I’ve been more embracing of these simplistic looks every now and then.

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    Dean Corno
    July 8, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Such a cute outfit. I love your winter style. I can’t wait to see the outfits you have coming up!

    http://www.deancorno.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      July 9, 2013 at 3:30 PM

      Winter has well and truly hit Melbourne now. Stay tuned X

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    jennifer schmittlin
    July 8, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    I love your hat and bag. Technical question: how does the hat stay put on your head? I live in London and it can be quite windy, so unless there’s a magical pin in there somewhere I don’t think I’d be able to wear a lovely hat like this :( P.S. I’d like to live in that house please! x

    http://angeliquejennifer.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      July 9, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      Good question. When I bought this hat it came with an elastic band which personally looked like the most uncomfortable way to wear such a hat. I took it off and sewed on two alligator clips to each side so now I just clip it on :-)

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      kisforkani
      July 9, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      I wouldn’t mind living in that house too :-P

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    Nuris Ely Setyo
    July 8, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Stunning look. I just love how you mix them

    http://corner-one.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      July 9, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      thank you nuris, and i just loved how the home owner/designer thought about putting the very same colours together as well!

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    Chloe Davis
    July 8, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    You look like a cute little Parisian chic. Love that coat!

    Wardrobe Quarry

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      kisforkani
      July 9, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      oh how i miss paris! i brought this hat to paris earlier this year but did not realise how cold it was over there so instead of wearing it, i covered my head with the bulkiest beanies i could get my hands on.

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    Andini Ria
    July 8, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    I love this outfit, has such a chic Parisian feel to it! You look absolutely adorable xx

    andini-ria.blogspot.co.uk

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      kisforkani
      July 9, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      thanks! wishing i could just transport myself to france whenever i wanted.

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    Novarinna Tan
    July 8, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    So cute you Connie <3

    Chic Swank

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      kisforkani
      July 9, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      thank you novarinna xx

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    Guest
    July 8, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    This is such a cute blog, I really love your tights xx
    http://passion4fashion01.blogspot.com.au/

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      kisforkani
      July 9, 2013 at 3:33 PM

      wish i bought a pair extra in case they get ruined !

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    passion4fashion01
    July 8, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    This is such a cute blog! I really like your tights xx
    http://passion4fashion01.blogspot.com.au/

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    katy vess
    July 8, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    bag and coat! so gorgeous!

    http://katyswardrobe.tumblr.com/

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      kisforkani
      July 9, 2013 at 3:33 PM

      thank you :-) both getting a lot of wear right now !

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    OLLYVIA
    July 8, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    SUPER LOVE THE OUTFIT

    anyway would you like to follow each other?

    SOMETHING REAL SERIOUS

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      kisforkani
      July 9, 2013 at 3:33 PM

      thank you :-)

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    Dania Whyte
    July 9, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    fantastic! that hat is so adorable, lovin the color combo

    style n love, jamaica
    Dania

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      kisforkani
      July 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM

      thank you! you don’t see pillbox hats all that much these days, i love the retro feel !

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    Ice Pandora
    July 9, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    Cute, sweet and classy look c: Well done! Xx
    http://icepandora.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      July 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM

      thank you :-)

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    MiliR
    July 9, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    This dress is so cute! I love the simplicity of it. And you really do match the beautiful house :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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      kisforkani
      July 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM

      such a coincidence :-)

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    Hanna
    July 9, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Fabulous heels & bag, love the red!
    http://www.speakstyleandrock.com

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      kisforkani
      July 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM

      thank you :)

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    Meg Casson
    July 9, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    This outfit is completely amazing.

    http://www.kindoflovely.com

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      kisforkani
      July 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM

      thank you meg :-)

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    Ester Durães
    July 9, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    I am so much loving this outfit, Kani, it’s perfect!!

    Drawing Dreaming

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    Sherry
    July 10, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    love your shoes!

    toinfinitynbeyond13.blogspot.hk

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    Karen
    July 11, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit, Kani! It’s definitely one of my favorites! So cute! :)

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    Lydia Teo
    July 12, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    The coat is perfect, sometimes simplicity goes a long way. I love the natural colour and ‘unfussiness’ of it :)

    ravenmaidenmaven.blogspot.com

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    Diva In Me
    July 19, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    I totally agree with you. Sometimes the simplest things can make one a whole lot happier.
    This is a nice coat and I like the way you matched it with a pair of white stockings and velvet maroon shoes =)

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    Hannah Gottlieb-Graham
    August 1, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    Your style is so so incredible!! Love the shoes and coat! Can’t wait to follow your blog :)

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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    swaggy
    October 16, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    I really love your blog and your style is amazing…I only found your blog today and I have been clicking “older” to get to all you posts!! I walk past that amazing house so often and I also recognise some of the other places in Melbourne you shoot in, and that’s really awesome. Your outfit compliments the house so well without either of you overwhelming the other…love it! xx

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