#AW16 Staple Styling: The oversized knit

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Ah the oversized knit. One piece of clothing that I bring out year after year. And this gorgeous cream knit from ASOS has been an autumn/winter favourite for years. Three years to be exact.

It is honestly the most perfect knit, and althought it’s sold out now, I still need to stress to everyone who doesnt already own a cream oversized knit – you need one in your life! It is just the perfect styling piece, and although I feel like I have not quite portrayed its versatility in the next upcoming post, if you follow my instagram over the years, you would know how often I wear it.

Now just to update you guys, (if you havent followed me on my youtube channel yet, please go ahead and do so), but I may be a little off schedule this month just because I will be studying for an exam in december. I am a little bit behind on lectures, so  I just want to focus a bit more on that for the time being. This isnt to say I’m not still going to try – but just to forgive me if I miss a week or two. <3

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Outfit details:

| OVERSIZED FAUX LEATHER JACKET: TOPSHOP | OVERSIZED KNIT: ASOS | DENIM CULOTTES: ASOS | MULES: NEWLOOK  | BAG: BALENCIAGA CITY METALLIC EDGE |

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Soft Spring Tones

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Luckily for us, Spring in Adelaide has been a lovely, with some cool mornings and sunny afternoons. Which means, I can still wear some of my lighter spring jackets! This short trench you guys have seen me feature on my blog before, but it’s become one of my favourite layering pieces this spring. It’s easy, its light, and the shorter length means it’s a great for my petite frame. This is truly my favourite length for a coat.

In this outfit I chose to complement two soft blush tones together, and having the different textures and lengths make the two pieces perfect pairs for layering. I love how the wooly sweater juxtapositions the sheerness of the T-shirt beneath, but the similar tones make them blend effortlessly. I think that everything in this look complements each other, even down to the shoes and the pompom colours on my bag. I really like this look, and during days when I’m not 100% sure on what to wear, I pull this little number out and just change the accessories I pair with it!

If you’re ever stuck for layering pieces because you’re worried about clashing prints, or colours, or textures – you can always start with soft colours or pieces from a similar colour family. It makes the whole look more put together, and in my opinion tasteful!

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Outfit Details:

| SHORT SLEEVED JUMPER: DOTTI | BUTTON UP BLOUSE: DOTTI | STRAIGHT LEG JEANS: TOPSHOP | SHOES: ZARA | SHORT TRENCH COAT: MYER | BAG: SAINT LAURENT TASSEL CHAIN BAG | POM POMS: SPORTSGIRL |

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#AW16 Staple Styling: The Duffle Coat Part 2

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Hello, hello! It’s been a while hasnt it? (Atleast for my blog!) I know this is more than 1 week too late, but I still wanted to complete my styling series so here is the part 2.

This look is quite a simple and casual one, just for those girls who aren’t interested in anything too fussy, and you just want a casual look thats comfy and warm. Here I’ve teamed up an everyday pair of ankle skinny jeans with my favourite comfy sweater. To make it a bit more interesting I’ve snuck a button up shirt underneath and wore some slingback loafers. I topped the look off with my oversized but very warm duffle coat, and believe me even though this was a wet windy day, I was snug as a bug in a rug!

Personal Update!

Now while I had you guys, just thought I would update you with some plans I have for this blog and youtube channel, and personal updates regarding my life

  1. I’m crazy frantic with my upcoming exam! I am currently undertaking a diploma and I have exams at the end of the year (1 month) Typical June fashion, I’ve left it a little bit late, and I now have a few 100 lectures I’ve got to go through in the next 1 month – needless to say I’m going be busy!
  2. I’m doing Vlogtober! If you follow me on my youtube channel you may have seen that I’m doing vlogtober. Unfortunately due to my busy schedule this month the uploads have been a little bit late, but believe me I’m frantically trying to edit the videos and upload any spare minute I have!
  3. I got a haircut! You would know this if you follow my snapchat or instagram, but I’ve recently got myself a hair cut including bangs! Now this does mean that it dates all my videos and photos, but I have decided to still continue uploading them to my blog because 1) they’re awesome pictures and 2) does it really matter? So this is just a forewarning that my photos on the blog will not feature my new hair, but I hope it doesn’t bother you guys too much, and you still enjoy them none the less!

So thats it for now — I’ll be back with my regularly scheduled blog posts commencing tuesday so stay tuned! xoxo

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Outfit Details:

| DUFFLE COAT: MISSHOP | MICKEY SWEATSHIRT: COTTON ON | BUTTON UP SHIRT: H&M | BLACK SKINNY JEANS: COTTON ON | SLINGBACK LOAFERS: NEXT | RED SCARF: TARGET | BAG: BALENCIAGA CITY METALLIC EDGE |

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If you guys haven’t seen it yet, check out the first week of VLOGTOBER!

Casually Cool in Culottes and Chanel

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It’s been a busy few weeks.

And I have to apologise to my youtube subscribers out there for not being able to upload any videos lately. Not only am I rostered for a lot of shifts this month, I also have a friend’s wedding, job applications and as expected, an upcoming exam which I haven’t quite prepared for. Now I don’t want to fall off the the face of the online world again like I normally do when real life gets too real, so at the very least I’m trying to stay on schedule with my blog. And honestly, even this is proving to be quite testing.

I suppose my point is, I’m trying my best, so please bear with me.

Now despite my depressing intro, this is actually one of my favourite looks that we have shot. Partly because I’m wearing my HG bag, but because of the most amazing warehouse that we found completely by random. How good is the lighting! Honestly it’s the perfect place for a photoshoot. Its so open, its bright and the rustic walls give it such a cool look!

Now the outfit itself is simple, and I love the casual effortless vibe. It was still quite chilly the time we shot this so I’ve paired the look with a wool coatigan, but i think a black light blazer will make it more than appropriate for the hotter seasons. I’ve also worn with the looks my Vintage Chanel classic flap. I’ve been itching to style this bag more lately, because I love the way such an elegant piece can be paired down with casual style. Also I want to get into the habit of using it more, and not being afraid of wearing it. Because it’s vintage and made of lambskin, I do feel like it’s a little bit more delicate and I do find myself babying this bag slightly, which is the last thing I want to do. While I want to keep it looking as pretty as long as I can, I just want to use the bag, and let it age with me. Thats what will make this bag special.

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Outfit Details:

COAT: ZARA | T SHIRT: H&M | DENIM CULLOTES: MANGO | HEELS: NEWLOOK VIA ASOS | BAG: VINTAGE CHANEL CLASSIC FLAM MEDIUM/LARGE

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#AW16 Staple Styling: The Straight Leg Jean (Part II)

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As I write this, we are finally come to the tail end of the treacherous storm that has troubled South Australia over the past few days. Just 3 days ago SA underwent a state black out causing choas and panic throughout the state. I was actually working in the hospital when the power outage occurred. Just an hour before the outage, it was decided by the Women’s and Children’s division that all outpatient clinics and all elective lists be cancelled that day and the day after. We were also advised to discharge anyone who was well enough to go home in event that the storm would become any more severe. Hearing this the whole ward turned into a frenzy. Whilst everyone became busy with transfers, discharges and afternoon reviews, everything shut down. The whole of the hospital went black for 3 minutes, but it felt so long that we all started to worry that the emergency generators were not going to kick in. Of course they did, but after there was an apocalyptic vibe in the air.

It wasnt long before I was able to go, and I was so frightened after being told that none of the traffic lights were working! This seemed ludicrous, and I couldnt imagine how the roads would cope. Even as I drove home with strong winds and heavy rain, it was scary not knowing what kind of crazy loon would come speeding down each intersection. It was the single most daunting drive I had ever driven. I was paranoid in every corner, and easily drove 10km below the limit. Even with my cautiousness, there was almost a near crash incident where as I was slowly crossing with 2 other cars in an intersection, an idiot decided he had enough time to cross and rushed passed us. I honestly almost had a heart attack. Not to mention because speeding lights were not working, so many were speeding 80km on a 60km road!

I luckily returned home safely, abeit to a poweless house. Fortunately for us, it was only for a few hours that we were without power, but I pray for everyone out there who are still without power 3 days later. There are also dangerous flooding in areas and I just want to wish everyone their safety. Thankfully the storm as eased, and I hope over the next few days the floods will start to recede.

Needless to say, due to the past few days I’ve been too busy to edit a video so unfortunately I will not be able to have a video for you guys this week. I hope you guys will understand, and I hope to be able to edit one for next week! I did promise however to stick to a blog schedule, so let me tell you a little bit about this look.  It’s another styling idea for my favourite straight leg jeans but with a few more layers and looking much more winterish. I love the look of nicely fitted boots and these ones in particular are from missguided. I did purchase them in the grey, thought they would equally look amazing in black! On top I’m wearing a polkadot bow dress that I’ve worn as a top, and added some interest to the look by pairing it with a fluffy cardigan/jacket from H&M.

All I can say is I feel very British-blogger in this look! And I love it! What do you guys think?

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Outfit Details:

FLUFFY JACKET: H&M | POLKA DOT TOP (OLD): TARGET | JEANS: TOPSHOP | PERSPEX SOCK BOOTS: MISSGUIDED | BAG: BALENCIAGA CITY METALLIC EDGE 

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