#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!

A reminder to stay inspired!

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Congratulations Mr. Engineer!

Two days ago we were lucky enough to be able to celebrate my dearest brother Joseph’s Graduation ceremony. It was only 3 years ago that I was able to graduate myself with the most amazing feeling of accomplishment, and I couldn’t be happier for my brother to be able to experience that same feeling.

During the ceremony there was a very inspiring speaker who reminded us that although knowledge informs us, education transforms us. The process of going to university will always be a period in our lives that will changes us, and shape us into the person that we are. The people we meet, the lessons we learn, the mistakes we make – they are all a part of us. Although sometimes the world can be so bleak and dark with exams and self doubt looming above us, but I look back now at this time with fondness. You will never have that experience again. You will never be that same person again. So if you’re in University now, enjoy it! Love it, live it, savour ever moment of it. Because after University, the world is just a little bit different.

Another point he made that really struck me was, its ok to still not know what you want to be when you grow up. And this came from a speaker who was so well accomplished, so well travelled, and honestly I felt like he had already succeeded in life. People always assume that by going to University our lives are predetermined. In a way, yes – for example getting a degree in Medicine usually means you will practice medicine; but at the same time, not really. So many people find that the jobs they ultimately end up with have nothing to do with the course that they studied. Of course sometimes this can be a huge hurdle to not be able to find a job after Uni, but remember that when a door closes a window opens! Opportunities arise from the most unexpected places! So stay positive, stay optimistic! Be excited about your future! Although I’m a Doctor right now, I’m excited about the possibilities of tomorrow and where my life will take me in 10 years time!

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So to sum up, stay inspired!

Always dream, and dream big. Stay curious. Be adventurous. Do not be afraid of what the future may have in store. And explore the possibilities, the endless possibilities of your tomorrow!

To my brother Joseph,

Congratulations. I’m so proud and eagerly anticipate you excel in life. I’m so excited to see what accomplishments you will undertake. You have such amazing potential and I know you will go far. Remember to stay humble and don’t be jaded by the world. Let your determination be your strength, and have faith that the Lord will guide you. I will always support you in everything you do, and all I ask is you not forget me when you’ve “made it”. haha! Love you!

xoxo Ate

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Outfit Details:

TOP: RANDOM BOUTIQUE | SKIRT: PORTMANS | SHOES: ZARA | COAT: PRIMARK | BAG: CHANEL SQUARE MINI

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Not so typically spring.

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Spring is among us, and what better way to celebrate that by wearing… black! I know what you’re all thinking… that it’s not the most spring-appropriate colour, but I’ve been dying to wear this top and now that it’s warming up I can actually wear it without having to wear anything on top! Of course I bring a blazer “just in case”, but it has been so free-ing to wear some shorter sleeve shirts. And this one in particular I love the bell sleeve detail that I’m still not sick of, and I can actually finally wear it without having to hide the sleeves under a blazer!

Oh and did I mention this was my Balenciaga bag’s first big day out? Oh yes, it was. And she was perfect. Can you believe that inside that bag right now is actually a 13 inch macbook pro! Such an amazingly functional and rocker chic bag, I can help but feel cool everytime I wear her!

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Outfit Details:

COAT: ASOS | BELL SLEEVE TOP: BOOHOO | STRAIGHT LEG JEANS: TOPSHOP | STRAP SANDALS: MANGO | BAG: BALENCIAGA CITY METALLIC EDGE

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So tell me guys, what clothing item are you excited to wear now that it’s warming up?

HI EVERYONE!

Well well, its been a while. I know, here she goes again at trying to blog and then failing miserably in the next 2-3 months, and completely deserting it again for 1 year. I know.
There isn’t much to say, without choking on a whole lot of excuses. To be honest, I’ve just been busy, and when I’m not busy I’m too lazy.

I’ve decided to go back into blogging because I need a space for thoughts, and essentially and outlet for my creativity. I dont think I’ll be going back into making videos any time soon because let’s face it takes too much of my time. Filming hasn’t come quite naturally for me as photography does. I enjoy taking photos, I enjoy editing photos, and I enjoy looking at photos. Sure, videos are wonderful, but I dont enjoy editing them as much as I do filming them. I can tell you right now, I have over 50 videos worth of footage that I have not edited. From ombre hair tutorials, to makeup tutorials, from hauls to tag videos, to vlogs. I literally have enough footage material to make 50 videos. Are they ever going to see the light of day? I have no idea. Just the thought of editing them… well, needless to say it’s certainly not lighting a fire in my belly.

So, I have succumbed to blogging. I’ve recently re-joined the instagram world, and needless to say I am ADDICTED. I love editing those little pictures and posting them. Lets not kid ourselves, it’s a lazy girl’s blog. HA. Anyways, I’ve really enjoyed fashion blogs and I’ve enjoyed posting outfit pics on instagram, so why the hell not try my hand at the blogging game again. So, here goes!

I will be posting some outfits that I’ve already featured on my instagram, so sincere apologies. But I’ll scatter them out, and throw in some pics of my trip to melbourne and sydney, and also some more europe trip pictures that I haven’t quite gotten around to editing… oops.


 

Sweater – Cotton On || Faux Fur Vest – H&M || Leopard Print Pants – Romwe || Shoes – ASOS || Bag – LV Speedy 30 DE





And with that I bid you all a goodnight, and please wish me luck in my blogging endeavors!

Life Update – Euro pics!

Hi everyone, so my last blogpost was about being MIA… and today’s post is yet again about being MIA. -sigh- Wow, just wow. Good job there June!

So, the past few months have been pretty busy. Going to the UK and around touring around Europe was one of the best experiences of my life. The first month involved going on placement in the UK and on the weekends we would spend it sight seeing around England. Despite being there for 4 weeks, I didn’t really feel like I was able to see everything that the beautiful country had to offer. I will definitely HAVE to go back there!
After that I rendezvoused with my childhood friends in Athens and we travelled for 2-3 weeks around Greece, Ireland and Spain. We then made our way to France where we joined the Topdeck crew on a tour around Europe.

It was a CRAZY hectic few months. Mainly because the first half I still had assessments to do, and towards the end we really got very lethargic and homesick. One of my favourites would definately be the placement in the UK and travelling on our own. As great as the topdeck tour was, it was definately very rushed. Having barely 1 day to spend in each country and another 1 day of travel was really not ideal. But I have to say, going on the bus was a lot easier than going on a flight everytime we moved.
My favourite country would definately have to be france – as if it wouldnt. It was absolutely stunning! It’s always been my dream to visit france and it totally did not disappoint. Marseille was just GORGEOUS! And the people of southern france were just amazing. I would love to go back there when lavenders are in bloom! Runners up would definately be Prague and Amsterdam. Just such beautiful scenery, and architecture! And not to mention Switzerland… just wow!

All in all, I’m already looking forward to making plans to go back, hopefully with my boyfriend. It was such an amazing experience and I could not have been happier to spend it with some of my closest friends. I have literally THOUSANDS of photos and I really want to edit them and upload them slowly onto my blog. It’ll just have it sporadically and I think it’ll break up all the beauty/fashion posts.

Before I leave you, please tell me what are some of you favourite travel destinations! Where do you recommend I visit next? Please comment below I would love to hear!