#AW16 Staple Styling: The Duffle Coat (Part 1)

lv_speedy_30_damierebene_layerdress-7

So the duffle coat has been a new discovery this autumn/winter, but honestly I cant believe it took me this long! It is definitely a classic coat silhouette, and if you dont have one yet in your collection for this autumn/winter… GET IT! It’s such an easy carefree piece of outerwear, and it will go such a long way!

This was 1001% inspired by the korean drama shows I was watching several months ago. I saw how it was style it a skirt/dress and I was in love! I have seen it in black/navy/red, but decided that grey would be a great neutral colour. I did get a size larger for an oversized fit, because it just looks better when it’s slightly larger especially when worn with dresses/skirts.This particular piece was from Myers, but they are so readily available anywhere so definitely check it out!

It might not be the most striking jacket/coat, but it was truthfully the one I reached for the most this autumn/winter because not only was it warm, it was so cozy and comfy. And absolute staple in anybody’s autumn/winter wardrobe!

lv_speedy_30_damierebene_layerdress-1 lv_speedy_30_damierebene_layerdress-3 lv_speedy_30_damierebene_layerdress-5 lv_speedy_30_damierebene_layerdress-8 lv_speedy_30_damierebene_layerdress-10 lv_speedy_30_damierebene_layerdress-13 lv_speedy_30_damierebene_layerdress-16 lv_speedy_30_damierebene_layerdress-22 lv_speedy_30_damierebene_layerdress-duo2 lv_speedy_30_damierebene_layerdress-30 lv_speedy_30_damierebene_layerdress-duo1 lv_speedy_30_damierebene_layerdress-23 lv_speedy_30_damierebene_layerdress-29

Outfit Details:

DUFFLE COAT: MYERS | DRESS: VALLEYGIRL | HIGH NECK SWEATER: ASOS | THIGH HIGH BOOTS: WITTNER | BAG: LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY 30 DAMIER EBENE

SHOP SIMILAR: 

#AW16 Staple Styling: The Leather Jacket (Part 1)

chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-5

Whilst all of use here in the southern hemisphere are approaching Spring & Summer, I know that a lot of you guys in North America/UK/Europe are actually going into Autumn/Winter (lucky ducks!). Now I don’t want that when you guys read my blog that you feel completely disconnected from the photos, so I’ve actually accumulated several of my A/W2016 looks to publish in the next few weeks.

Initially I just wanted to incorporate them into my blog on a weekly basis, but to make things interesting I thought I would publish it in bi-weekly Inspo every fortnightly… confused? Me too. Basically this week I’ll be uploading two looks on how to style a Autumn/Winter staple – such as this faux leather Jacket! Then next weekI will post a spring look/handbag review/beauty review/etc. Does that make sense?

Now I know it’s a bit all over the place, but hopefully you guys will get the gist. Also I’m going to try and make my posts more scheduled, with posts every Tues & Fridays (+ Sun if I’m feeling extra productive)

So lets talk more about “the leather jacket”

If you guys have seen my birthday wishlist, I’m lusting after the All Saints Balfern Jacket so bad. And in actual fact, I did actually purchase it for myself but ordered the wrong style. Now that jacket costs a pretty penny, but the fit was amazing. If you guys know how much I ended up buying for my birthday, you can understand why I’ve held of re-ordering it, but it’s definitely still up there on my wishlist. A leather jacket (whether real leather or faux leather) is an absolute must in any wardrobe, and there’s nothing that screams AW like a leather jacket! So if you haven’t bought one yet, what are you doing! Get one!

chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-16chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-duo-1

So let’s talk a little bit about this outfit. This is typically a “grab & go” look for me. That is skinny jeans, flats, sweatshirt & leather jacket. Go with a neutral colour palette, add your favourite bag, and you’re out the door. It’s not meant to be fussy, nor is it mean to be super chic. It’s just a casual, easy outfit that anyone can pull off time and time again! Of course it wouldnt be “me” if I didnt have my coloured poufs to go with it which just adds the perfect amount of fun to the look!

chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-6 chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-7 chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-9 chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-11 chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-13 chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-15 chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-17chanel_mini_flap_brick_leather_jacket-22

Outfit Details:

FAUX LEATHER JACKET: FOREVER NEW | SWEATSHIRT: BONDS | RIPPED JEANS: COTTON ON | FLATS: TARGET | BAG: CHANEL SQUARE MINI FLAP

SHOP SIMILAR So, what do you guys think? Excited? Confused? Looking forward to it? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! xo

NEW IN: Chanel Wallet On Chain

chanel_woc-19

The addiction is real.

As a special blog-exclusive reveal, I wanted to share it with my fellow blog followers first the latest addition to my handbag family. I got myself the chanel classic WOC also known as wallet on chain. Isnt she gorgeous?? Believe it or not, this was another one of my amazing pre-loved/pre-owned scores! I did actually get it a while ago in July for my birthday! (I know, i know, what the heck. This is like the third bag I bought myself “for my birthday”…but I was in a spendy mood ok!! haha)

I have actually been eyeing this bag for a while as can been seen on my birthday wishlist, but I just could not ever pull the trigger considering that brand new this costs roughly $2800 AUD. Ouch! (Especially considering that it’s technically a small leather good!) But everytime I saw it in videos or in pictures, I couldn’t help but want it more and more.

Fast-forward a few months and I stumble upon this little number from a well-known Japanese consignment seller called Gallery Rare. It was in amazing condition and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect as ebay had 10% off circulating at the time – I mean, its a no brainer!

So here she is! My NEW TO ME, Chanel Wallet on Chain in Black Caviar Leather and Gold hardware.

chanel_woc-16 chanel_woc-29 chanel_woc-36 chanel_woc-41

First impression?

I fricking love this thing. Having never tried it on before or even seen it in person, it was a bit of a risk purchasing online. Thankfully Japanese consignment stores have a pretty good return policy, so I felt pretty secure knowing if I changed my mind I could send it back. On first inspection, I was so suprised by how big it actually is! Everyone says it’s so small, but I was actually able to stuff it with a tonne of items! I think that because my bag was made in 2014, the leather feels like it’s softened a bit making it more malleable for extra things? Maybe? But I do admit, I like to overstuff my bag because I like that look more. Also because it’s pre-owned, I’m not as fussed about wearing it out! The length was probably the biggest deterant for me (apart from price), but I figured that if I tie the strap with some leather cord I was actually able to shorten it! And honestly, it’s a game changer and I love it so much! It definately feels different from the chanel square mini because the chain is more dainty, the shape is different, and I’m glad I got the gold because it adds the perfect amount of dainty glamour to any boring outfit!

I’m such a sucker for an amazing deal, because it feels like buying Chanel on sale. And who can say no to that? But yes, what can you do! All I know is, I’ll have to sort myself out and get my blog sale started soon!

chanel_woc_graffiti-5 chanel_woc_graffiti-duo1chanel_woc_graffiti-4chanel_woc_graffiti-12 chanel_woc_graffiti-13 chanel_woc_graffiti-16 chanel_woc_graffiti-17 chanel_woc_graffiti-19 chanel_woc_graffiti-21 chanel_woc_graffiti-20 chanel_woc_graffiti-22 chanel_woc_graffiti-25

Outfit Details

TOP: ZARA | DUFFLE COAT: MISS SHOP VIA MYERS | JEANS: DIY | LOAFERS: WITTNER | BAG: CHANEL

SHOP SIMILAR

So what do you guys think? Do you own the Chanel WOC? How does it work for your lifestyle?

How I Style: Straight leg jeans

chanel_square_mini_straightleg-40So I never thought I would be a fan of straight leg jeans… But the obsession is real guys! This actually isn’t my favourite pair, but it’s still amazing nonetheless. Probably the closest I could get to the vintage Levis 501, and so hard to believe they were from ASOS! I’ve folded the hem to make them more suitable for my petite frame, but I actually also really like the effect. I’m thinking about fraying the hem, but then decided against it because the fold-up hem has also been trending lately! They’re an authentic vintage style in that they have a light acid wash to them, and made of that thick stiff denim. If I hadn’t bought it myself, I woulds struggle to believe that they’re truly not vintage! But in saying that, they aren’t as comfortable as the topshop straight-leg jeans I hauled in my previous youtube video, but if you’re looking for a pair  thats easily accessible, check them out on ASOS!

chanel_square_mini_straightleg-1-2chanel_square_mini_straightleg-45 chanel_square_mini_straightleg-42 chanel_square_mini_straightleg-1duo2chanel_square_mini_straightleg-34 chanel_square_mini_straightleg-30 chanel_square_mini_straightleg-23 chanel_square_mini_straightleg-22 chanel_square_mini_straightleg-21 chanel_square_mini_straightleg-10chanel_square_mini_straightleg-13 chanel_square_mini_straightleg-12 chanel_square_mini_straightleg-8 chanel_square_mini_straightleg-7 chanel_square_mini_straightleg-5 chanel_square_mini_straightleg-17

Outfit Details:
JACKET: ASOS | TOP: H&M | JEANS: ASOS | SHOES: NEWLOOK vi ASOS | BAG: CHANEL MINI CLASSIC FLAP

SHOP SIMILAR:

Oversized Knit

yslbag_winter_zaraknit-1

This zara knit is just amazing. I featured it on my haul video previously, but it is just the most comfiest softest knit… ever! Not to mention how warm it keeps you! Now it does fall at a strange length, and being so oversized, to keep it from overwhelming me I needed to slim it down with some black leggings. And of course what happens when you team an oversized knit with leggings? Blissful comfort dressing. Now to keep it from looking like it only took you 5 minutes to dress, I’ve paired it with some cool accessories such as leather gloves, and my trusty trendy YSL bag. Add some coloured poufs for colour anddddd we are done!

Anyways I don’t know if it’s because its a simple silhouette, or the cute poufs, or if it’s the leather gloves… but I really love this outfit. What do you guys think?

yslbag_winter_zaraknit-14yslbag_winter_zaraknit-25yslbag_winter_zaraknit-1_duoyslbag_winter_zaraknit-22 yslbag_winter_zaraknit-21 yslbag_winter_zaraknit-20 yslbag_winter_zaraknit-15 yslbag_winter_zaraknit-12 yslbag_winter_zaraknit-11 yslbag_winter_zaraknit-10 yslbag_winter_zaraknit-6yslbag_winter_zaraknit-13yslbag_winter_zaraknit-3yslbag_winter_zaraknit-4

Outfit Details:
COAT: H&M | KNIT TOP: ZARA | LEGGINGS: COTTON ON | SHOES : SHEIN | BAG: SAINT LAURENT | GLOVES: H&M

SHOP SIMILAR