Ah the leather skirt. It’s such a staple in my wardrobe collection and I’m always on the look out for that one perfect skirt. Being only 152cm it’s always a struggle to fine good fitting bottoms, and the leather midi skirt is no exception. I have love this one particular one from ASOS though and I absolutely love bringing it out every spring/autumn. Its a little bit to long so believe it or not I have actually rolled it at the top, but it has everything else in a skirt I love – leather, split front, and pencil style.
My favourite way to style this is really casually for that Parisian-chic look. This ensemble of sweatshirt + leather skirt is a classic combination for me and one that I reach for time and time again when I want to wear my leather skirt but don’t know how to style it. If you haven’t tried it yet, DO IT. You may never want to take it off!
You can jazz up the outfits by wearing some bling-bling earrings like I have, and even wear some stiletto pumps & structured blazer to make appropriate for a night out/dinner. Alternatively wear white converse/hoodie to make it even more casual for an errand day. It’s a great base to start building on. What do you guys think?
I’ve done it again guys. Say hello to my new-to-me Celine belt bag!
So this bag needs no introduction, but if you havent seen my youtube video yet, this gorgeous Celine Belt Bag is the latest addition to my handbag family!
Now I did already go into significant dept about this bag when I unboxed it on my youtube channel, but I cant tell you how excited I am to have this in my grubby little hands. I’ve honestly been obssessing about it for a few months now, and had initially contemplated between the Balenciaga and a black version of this. Luckily I decided on the Balenciaga because I was able to find this dune colour later down the line!
As I said in my video, I had first seen this last year when I was lusting very heavily for the Celine Trapeze. It had almost got to the point where I was going to purchase a brand new Celine Trapeze at David Jones in a tricolor (cobalt blue, white & black). I decided to pass in the end, but that was the first time I also saw theCeline Belt bag! I thought it looked okay but didnt even give it a second glance. Until I discovered Lizzy Hadfield and her gorgeous blog, and of course her minimalist style.
I kept seeing the Celine belt bag and boy, it grew on me very quickly and I was obsessed! Ever since I’ve been stalking that bag on online consignment stores because I do find that Celine unfortunately do not re-sell as well as other brands I’m usually a frequent buyer of.
I just love the lines, the structure, and shape and silhouette of this bag! I think its a great shoulder bag, and pairs so well with so many outfits! I’m stoked to have a lighter beige bag like this in my collection, because it’s actually not something I have a lot of.
MINI BELT BAG IN DRUMMED CALFSKIN
REMOVABLE SHOULDER STRAP. CAN BE CARRIED ON THE SHOULDER. FLAP CLOSED BY A HIDDEN METALLIC PIECE, EITHER ABOVE THE BELT OR TUCKED UNDER IT. ZIPPER CLOSURE UNDER THE FLAP. REAR ZIPPER OUTER POCKET AND TWO FLAT POCKETS INSIDE. PROTECTIVE STUDS ON BASE.
27 X 23 X 16 CM (11 X 9 X 6 IN)
CALFSKIN AND SPLIT CALFSKIN LINING
So believe it or not, I’ve actually had this bag for a few weeks now, and I have useeeeed this bag! I took it with me to Sydney and it was great! It was the perfect companion for a weekend getaway in the city. I felt so city-chic because this is honestly the vibes the bag gives. The sleek minimalist style makes it look so premium and high fashion. I absolutely love it! I’m also so so so glad I got it in the drummed leather because to me it look so much more premium and expensive than the grained skin. The only drawback with wearing this bag was actually the shoulder strap – I tend to carry a lot of things with me, and when I’ve got a DSRL + 2 lenses + water bottle + makeup bag — the bag ends up weighing a tonne! During these times I did worry sometimes when I wore it with the shoulder strap only that it would snap off and break! Luckily it didn’t… but it did play on my mind a lot!
Now I’m sure you’re curious about the closure? it wasn’t that bad! Honestly, I knew about the closure coming into this purchase so I was prepared, but all I did was lift a leg up to help it close and it was fine! Definitely not as bad as I thought anyways!
So what do you guys think of my new handbag purchase?
| RED TRENCH COAT: PRIMARK | FAUX LEATHER MINI SKIRT: COTTON ON | BLACK MULES: ZARA | DISNEY T-SHIRT: COTTON ON | SUNGLASSES: RAYBANS CLUBMASTERS | BAG: CELINE MINI BELT BAG |
Sometimes it pays to have some fashion-conscious siblings – because I can borrow their stuff!
So my brother’s sweater somehow found itself in my closet, and upon discovering it I realised I really liked the oversize/laid back style when I tried it on! Of course I borrowed it that same day, add a bomber that I also borrowed from my sister, and I’ve got an easy laid-back androgynous look!
It’s definitely not a style I gravitate towards often, but it’s sometimes fun to change things up. What do you guys think?
So I have to apologise, the past two weeks got pretty busy unfortunately. I’m currently in Brisbane and boy, is it warm. Maybe warm would not be the most accurate word, but lets admit it, 20 degrees is not exactly cold either. A lot of people hate the cold, but I’m actually not one to shy away from it (I’ll take it over 40 degree weather any day of the week!). But knowing that it’ll only be a few more weeks of “winter” kinda breaks my heart a little. I love perfect chill to inspire a warm cup of milo and a movie. I like the cool air that makes you question whether you’ve got enough layers on when you go outside. And I like the overcast winter day that make for perfect softbox lighting for photos.
But unfortunately this might be my last real winter, as I’ll be moving to Brisbane next year. Maybe I’ll get the odd 15 degree day, but lets be honest I wont be able to wear those thick coats anymore. Sad times. However, today is not that day. In fact, it is a beautiful sunny weather here in Brisbane so here is my warm winter outfit! The peach floral print and light denim keeps things fresh, with a touch of black leather to remind us it’s still cold out.