BROWN IS THE NEW BLACK

For starters, brown is a very underestimated color in my opinion. And, for me it is a color I rarely use unless it is in boot form. This season I have challenged myself to wear colors that I would not normally wear such as light, pastel and brown. Black is my go to – always has been, always will be. But, I have had this brown skirt since I was in high school (yes, you read that right) and I have never wanted to get rid of it because it has such a classic look to it.

So, finally after a few years (five to be exact) I decided to dust it off and bring it out for a date night with my husband. It was nothing big just a week night out for dinner at one of our favorite places in Fresno and my oldie find. Brown is sometimes a little difficult to match to so, I knew I had to go with an ivory or nude color scheme. As soon as I decided to wear that skirt I knew I could pair it perfectly with a vintage ivory, chiffon top that I have worn before because the softness of the top would balance out the sort of bulgy design of the skirt with the deep pockets that it possessed and long tie knot. Then, staying in the light color scheme there were no better shoes I could think of to finish off the whole outfit with than my nude heeled sandals from Old Navy (which is still one of my favorite finds from there).

Little by little I am challenging myself more to step out of my comfort zone on colors and see what they have to offer. I’m sure we all have a color scheme that we are used to but it is always nice to surprise yourself and see what else you can pull off. Remember you can pull off ANYTHING with confidence and belief that you can.

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Alexis, xx

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

It was a foggy Sunday – the perfect day for a drive.

We headed up to Stirling and run for shelter straight into the woods and spent the day driving aimlessly in no set direction and uncovered some pretty spectacular places.

Even though it has been freezing to the point where I can’t feel my fingers and my gloves are nowhere to be found, there is something about Winter that just draws my attention.  Maybe it’s the way the fog seeps through the tree’s or it could be the fashion.

Winter is by far my favourite season for trends, I know I say it all the time but where else can you wear a cap and a hat and run around the Botanic Gardens freezing your butt off!

These adventures are becoming quite a regular occurance so I have been planning ahead with my outfits. I’ve wanted another opporunity to wear my cape, this time I teamed it with my trusty white jeans, turtle neck knit, black boots and topped it off with a broad brim red hat that matched my lips.

I love playing around with fashion especially in the outdoors because it is so much fun, we almost got blown away taking these shots, but they were well worth it.

I knew when I bought this cape that we would have a grand time together and create wonderful memories, so my advice to you is trust your gut and impulse buy!

x

Georgia

 

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Coat: Forever New
Knit: Mink Pink
Hat: Forever 21
Boots: Windsor Smith
Jeans: Top Shop

BOND, JANE BOND

The suit: Noun. (plural power suits) A suit stereotypically associated with the 1980s, characterized by sharp cuts, wide shoulder pads, and a stiff rigidity. (science fiction) A powered exoskeleton.

Alexis:

The pantsuit to me sends such a strong message fashionably and just all around in general. It can be easily worn for a day at the office and go straight into nightlife after. It is sexy, professional and powerful. And, the thing that I love most is that it can be styled in so many different ways!

I decided for my mom’s 40th birthday party which was Frank Sinatra themed that it was the perfect occasion to belt out a pantsuit look. Although it is summer time here I was really into the tuxedo look due to Frank Sinatra of course and went with a black tie inspired pantsuit. I opted for a jeweled statement choker necklace rather than a bow tie. And, the shoes well, when it comes to a pantsuit you have to go out with a bang. With that in mind there was no other shoe that could that job other than my Swarovski crystal, Valentino rockstud pumps. When you go with a killer outfit such as the pantsuit you always complete it with an even more killer pair of shoes!

Georgia:

I’m an admitted online browser, I browse online stores, add the items I want to the cart and check back every now and then with adornment, yet hardly ever buy.

Well, I paid the ultimate price, the red suit I had been eyeing off for months had gone, my size was out of stock, I automatically contacted the site frantically hoping I could sweet talk my way into having my size miraculously appear. I didn’t succeed.

I was waiting for the perfect occasion to rock this red suit, even thought I had justified the purchase with the numerous occasions it could be worn at, I needed it’s debut to be perfect.

Then it came, girls night out, dinner and drinks on a Saturday night and I needed that suit.

I had one week, I searched high and low until finally it appeared.  River Island had the suit I had dreamt about for months on end and this time I didn’t hesitate, to the cart it went and checked out it was.

Yes, I checked the post every day to see if it had arrived, two days before the debut it came and boy was it beautiful.

It needed some slight tailoring but thankfully working in the city and having a 24/7 hem store down the road is a definite perk.

Saturday night arrived, I had my hair done and was ready, I teamed my dream red suit with a lace crop to give it a subtle sexy vibe, my classic 70’s pumps and I was ready, of course it wasn’t complete without a Chanel red lip.

I love a good suit, it makes you feel powerful, equal and fierce all at once.

Now I am looking for my next occasion to don this look again, mixing it up of course – another perk of the suit, it can be chopped and changed to various outfits.

One investment you won’t regret

X

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PARIS FASHION WEEK 2016

It’s that time of the year again, where all your dreamiest fairytales come to life in Paris Fashion Week.

In the city of Love & Fashion, designers showcase their best Haute Couture Wear for our eyes to lust over.

Every year there is always one designer that knocks them all out of the park and this year we are giving that special mention to Adelaide’s own Paul Vasileff of Paolo Sebastian.

Paolo Sebastian is showcasing his Gilded Wings Couture Collection  AW16/17 for the first time in Paris, an inspiration and friend he has done it again.  Somehow his imagination has created everything we never realised we wanted.

Paul’s collection is now showing at La Maison Champs Elysees inspired by a Woodland Faery and as Paul said himself “I want my designs to capture the imagination and allow people to dream” and dreaming we are.

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Source: Adelaide Fashion Festival/Chris Kontos

Photo Cred: Adelfashionfest (Instagram)

Aside from some serious Aussie pride, we can’t skip out on the classics, featuring Christian Dior Haute Couture, Chanel, Elie Saab, Valentino who are giving us major 1920’s vibes and sporting a new spin on suits, which we will be featuring in a new post soon.  These classic designers are taking us far far away to a fantasy land where James Dean picks you up and you’re whisked away to the South of France to an elusive Movie Premier Elizabeth Taylor is starring in, ahhh if only.

It just gets better and better and we can’t get enough!

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Photo source: Vogue

WILDERNESS

Last weekend my friend and I decided to go on a drive through the Adelaide Hills.  It’s easy to forget sometimes how much beauty you are surrounded by so close to home.

I have a serious case of Wanderlust and am always looking for my next destination to travel to.  Recently I have been seeking out some of South Australia’s top destinations and there are so many! I am excited to see what more is at my backdoor.

We decided to just keep trying and were overcome by beautiful lookouts and nature at our every corner, I love this time of the year, everything has just been woken up by rain and dew with a blanket of greenery.

For this adventure day I decided to dress the part, wearing my favourite ripped jeans and bomber jacket topped with boots and a hat and the most perfect top for any adventure, my Jurassic Park shirt.

If you are ever at a loss of what to do on a chilly morning or afternoon, jump in the car and just keep driving, you will not be dissapointed.

I can’t wait to share with you my next South Australian secret.

Georgia x

Jeans: Bardot
Jacket: Bardot
Hat: Forever 21
Boots: Forever New
Shirt: Universal Studios – Singapore

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TASSELS & STRIPES

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One of the things that I love this season is that tassels are coming back in a huge way! They were no longer considered keychain accessories but, were being featured in clothing, purses and the one that I am loving them on most is shoes. Every shoe from the ankle boot, to the gladiator sandal is having a tassel feature and it is coming out nicely. For the past few months I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of tassel heels and I have recently found them! As soon as I did I could not wait to wear them and was looking for any excuse or occasion. And, what better occasion than a date night with my husband that he set up just so, I could wear my newly favorite pair of high heels.

Once I found the occasion the big question left was what to wear these beauties with? Really, they could stand all alone and wear themselves. That is the power of the tassel heel; it can turn any outfit from Va to Va-Va-Voom! Or, like our fellow Canadian rapper, Drake would say “0 to 100 real quick”. I wanted to mix classic and edgy pieces together to balance the sexiness appeal of the tassel heel. So, immediately stripes and leather came to my head! Stipes because they are one of the first types of pieces when you think of a classic look and leather because it is the definition of edgy. I have had this striped, off the shoulder blouse and high-waist leather skirt for quite some time now (they are part of my go-to staple pieces) and never did it occur to me to pair them together until now.

With the French, classic feel of the striped, off the shoulder blouse and the edginess of the high- waist leather skirt it brought together the sexiness of the tassel heel and created a powerful mix of Va-Va-Voom!

Xx Alexis

Blouse: Forever 21

Skirt: Forever 21

Shoes: Forever 21